Windows 10: Windows Asking for Product Key I Don't Have

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  1.    31 Aug 2015 #21

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Oh? That easy, eh sailor? Then tell me how do you get rid of a MSI lappy bios_rvy partition with any Windows or MS software? Perhaps you can teach us all something.
    So what you are trying to say is that because you can't do it on your particular computer that nobody can do it?

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    You couldn't have deleted an OEM (Manufacturers) partition using any Windows tools if there was one. It's impossible.
    Again, 100% false assumption, not everyone has computers exactly like yours. There are a bunch of different ways to delete recovery partitions on most computers. Installing windows, click custom install, advanced, click on the partition on the hard drive and the delete option. Or from Diskpart - the command clean will do it. Or from disk management inside windows, right click the partition and delete.

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    That's a good suggestion, except how would the OP perform that if there's no OS installed? Hmm?
    If you took time to read the OP you would notice the first words:

    Kamel said: View Post
    I completely cleared a old PC and installed Windows 10. I had downloaded the ISO and burned it on a disk. I installed it on the PC, and during the installation it asked for a key. I clicked the "Skip" button. Now after I shut it off and back on, in the bottom right corner is says to activate windows in the settings.
    If you set your arrogance aside for a few moments, maybe you could learn something from these forums.
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       31 Aug 2015 #22

    I would think a Partition Wizard Boot CD could do whatever you want.

    Bootable Partition Manger | MiniTool Partition Wizard Bootable Edition
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       31 Aug 2015 #23

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    That's a good suggestion, except how would the OP perform that if there's no OS installed? Hmm?
    The OP has Windows 10 installed just not activated.

    Jim
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       31 Aug 2015 #24

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Absolutely 100% false. It's very easy to delete OEM recovery partitions. Most people who do it do it by accident attempting to install or upgrade Windows. I've done it intentionally on every computer I have purchased.

    To the OP: use showkey found on these forums to retrieve any previous Windows product keys that might be stored in BIOS.
    A Windows 7 key is not stored in the Bios.
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       31 Aug 2015 #25

    Phone Man said: View Post
    The OP has Windows 10 installed just not activated.

    Jim
    Right and he has no key, he has to reinstall 7, and use his 7 key to activate, it will still work, as he did a clean install of 10, he never upgraded. After he reinstalls 7 SP1 he can then upgrade to 10, confirm activation, then do as many clean installs of 10 as he wants.

    But with a fresh install of 7 then an immediate upgrade to 10, there`s no real need to worry about a clean install, everything should be perfect.

    But if you really feel the need, go for it, and 10 will auto activate.
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       01 Sep 2015 #26

    @NavyLCDR

    I thought I recognized you from somewhere:

    asking info about a Clean Install and activation of Win 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    We all make mistakes, but in reading your posting history I see one of your tactics is to go around correcting members and not with a very nice demeanour IMO with this cocky-type smiley > :-)

    BTW, you were wrong there. From that same thread: asking info about a Clean Install and activation of Win 10 - Windows 10 Forums


    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    So what you are trying to say is that because you can't do it on your particular computer that nobody can do it?
    Again, 100% false assumption, not everyone has computers exactly like yours. There are a bunch of different ways to delete recovery partitions on most computers. Installing windows, click custom install, advanced, click on the
    partition on the hard drive and the delete option. Or from Diskpart - the command clean will do it. Or from disk management inside windows, right click the partition and delete.
    Who said anything about my computer? If you took the time to read the OP's system specs you'd see he has an MSI laptop in which have a bios_rvy partition. The question was how he got rid of it. Yes, I was wrong in stating that it was impossible, but I continue to think the OP still has that partition. I may be wrong, but it probably won't be deleted with advanced option during Windows install. I hardly think Diskpart will do it either. Actually AddRAM probably had the best solution with MiniTool Partition Wizard.

    If you set your arrogance aside for a few moments, maybe you could learn something from these forums.
    Arrogance? > We only see in others what we see in ourselves. Your member name says it all for me. I found through life that some of you military personal think your above everyone, especially with showing rank. Also by that comment you must think you know it all then, eh?

    And what about this?

    AddRAM said: View Post
    A Windows 7 key is not stored in the Bios.
    If you haven't noticed, this forum is a "we thing", not just a one-man/woman show. Not any member is perfect and has an absolute solution to any given problem. I have my solution here:

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