Windows 10: Windows 10 hardware upgrade has major problem Solved

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  1.    17 Oct 2015 #11

    TRW said: View Post
    It's not an easy process and I'm amazed (well not really) that Microsoft support don't make it any easier -- they apparently don't know about [/COLOR]Showkey plus and weren't able to tell me how to find the Windows 7 key.[COLOR=#333333]
    Microsoft is working to fix the situation. With insider build 10565, they are allowing activation by manually entering a Windows 7/8/8.1 Product Key. Hopefully this gets incorporated in the major Windows 10 update release they are saying will happen in November.

    Glad I could help solve your problem. Showkey Plus has several unique features that other product key sniffers do not have - the ability to read the product key that was previously used for an upgrade, the ability to read a product key from a back-up image, and the ability to manually enter a product key and it will tell you what version of Windows 7/8/8.1/10 it is for.

    Superfly gets all the credit for Showkey Plus. He's pretty amazing when it comes to Product Key stuff.
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       17 Oct 2015 #12

    Microsoft knew about Showkey, but since such utilities can be used to discover a legit key and attempt to use it in another Windows installation, they certainly don't want you to know. An other way would be to use Aida64. It is a utility that shows a lot of info about your hardware and software. The key (along with much more information) is displayed at the Operating System section. I frequently use it to identify unknown hardware, so I can download drivers for it. It is very helpful as it can identify all devices without having to install drivers first.
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