Windows 10: How to find Hardware installation - Win10 Key/Token ?

  1.    07 Aug 2015 #1

    How to find Hardware installation - Win10 Key/Token ?

    I know windows 10 has hardware based tokens, but I would like to copy this token and keep it sumwhere safe so tht in future if it cannot activate due to any reason, I can manually install the token and validate my copy of windows.

    Please inform how can I find key/tokens and take backup of the same.
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  2.    07 Aug 2015 #2
    Last edited by tony910; 07 Aug 2015 at 03:41.
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  3.    07 Aug 2015 #3

    tony910 said: View Post
    Fantastic info. mate.... you are a genius

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  4.    07 Aug 2015 #4

    Craige said: View Post
    Fantastic info. mate.... you are a genius

    If it does show a key it will only be a generic one, of no use at all.

    Once again, this should be a "sticky" :) No keys are involved

    "The basic process is that when you perform an upgrade to Windows 10 (over a genuine Windows 7 or 8.1 system), an anonymous and unique hardware hash is generated that is based on your systems hardware configuration. Since it is anonymous, you do not have to use a Microsoft Account. This hardware hash is generated even if you choose to install Windows 10 with a Local Account.
    That same hardware hash is sent to Microsoft servers and a corresponding certificate is created to validate your systems activation status. From this point forward any future installs, including one where you delete all partitions and install Windows 10 from scratch, will be activated because of that unique hardware hash and the corresponding certificate. Since it is all stored on Microsoft’s servers there is no reason for us to keep a backup either."
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  6.    07 Aug 2015 #6

    I feel like bloody screaming sometimes
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