Windows 10: Automatically add Product key? Solved

  1.    26 Dec 2016 #1

    Automatically add Product key?


    I have a valid product key for Win10 Pro and is there a way to slipstream my key so I don't have to enter it manually during setup?

    I made my install using the MCT tool and a bootable USB flash drive

    Using UEFI as well if that matters.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       26 Dec 2016 #2

    If you have already installed win10 on the device using a key, you never have to enter the key again - keys are held on Microsoft's servers which prevents a key being used more than once and makes things easier for legitimate re-installs. Logiin in wit a Microsoft account also ties the Key to that ID and allows the re-install onto hardware with changes, (motherboard), which would previously have required a call to Microsoft
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  3.    26 Dec 2016 #3

    Use notepad to make a file called PID.txt and put the following in the file:

    [PID]
    Value=XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

    Place your Windows 10 product key in where the X's are and save the file to the /sources directory of your Windows 10 installation USB flash drive.
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  4.    26 Dec 2016 #4

    Will try the pid method-thanks!
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  5.    28 Dec 2016 #5

    It worked. Thanks as always.
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