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  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1111

    Windows Key


    swarfega said: View Post
    Mine is the same, it just means that it has been merged with your Microsoft account or your PC's hardware into a digital license.
    Hey
    So how can u find da Product key in my hp dv6. If the original key is stored in da firmware. That matches the key on the sticker so I can use it and activate windows.

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  2.    #1112

    That I'm not sure about, perhaps someone with the knowledge can help.
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 11,960
    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #1113

    hish2max said: View Post
    ...the sticker at the back of the laptop is not clear. Even others have got the same key its on the web.
    Windows10 Pro VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
    if the original Key is saved in the firmware how can i get it.
    That key is the generic Windows 10 Pro key, everyone who upgraded from Windows 7/8/8.1 Pro to Windows 10 will have that key.

    Generic Product Keys to Install Windows 10 Editions

    A machine built for Windows 7 does not have a key in its bios, that started with Windows 8. From the first post that you quoted:
    "If you purchased a new PC running Windows, the product key will be included in the firmware in the case of Windows 8 or 10 - or as an OEM marker, in the case of Windows Vista or Windows 7 "
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  4. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 11,960
    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #1114

    hish2max said: View Post
    So how can u find da Product key in my hp dv6. If the original key is stored in da firmware. That matches the key on the sticker so I can use it and activate windows.-

    On a Windows 7 machine there is no key in the firmware, just a marker to say which OEM edition of W7 this machine is entitled to run (Home, Pro, etc). Your only W7 key is the one on the OEM CoA sticker.

    When you use the key from the sticker to install Windows 7 it looks for the OEM marker in the bios and will only activate if they are both for the same W7 edition.
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  5. DooGie's Avatar
    Posts : 6,392
    Wndows 10 x64 Pro version19H2 18362.10013
       #1115

    Bree said: View Post
    The first is entirely at my end. The machine I used in the tests started with 1803 Home which I later upgraded to Pro, then upgraded to 1809 using the ISO. By the end of that it had both an installed key (Pro) and an original key (Home). Maybe it's because I let windows update do the upgrade to 1903, but I no longer seem to have an original key for ShowKeyPlus (any version) to find.
    I have almost the same scenario as that. I upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10 Home.
    ShowKey Plus showed the generic Windows 10 Home key and the original retail Windows 7 key. However early this year I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and the original Windows 7 key no longer showed up in SKP. I don't feel that this has anything to do with SKP and put it down to windows 10 doing the rare job of cleaning up after its self.
    @Superfly I think you've done a great job on this version of SKP, I can't break it Seriously though, it looks and feels right now
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  6. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 11,960
    10 Home x64 (1903) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #1116

    DooGie said: View Post
    I have almost the same scenario as that. ... put it down to windows 10 doing the rare job of cleaning up after its self.
    Yes, I think you're right. I had clean installed 1803 Home on this machine and spent a lot of time and effort configuring it to my needs before I decided to upgrade it to Pro (to get Hyper-V). So I clean-installed Pro to get it a digital licence, restored my 1803 Home's Macrium image, then upgraded that with the generic Pro key. In due course I upgraded to 1809 when that was released, but it still showed both an original generic Home and an installed generic Pro key.

    You can see in my post #1104 that in investigating my weird 'one-off' bug I have been restoring a number of different images, some of which were 1809 which I then upgraded to 1903. However I did the 1903 upgrade, windows update or in-place using an ISO, 1903 cleaned out the original key entry (unlike the 1809 upgrade which didn't bother to).
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  7. DooGie's Avatar
    Posts : 6,392
    Wndows 10 x64 Pro version19H2 18362.10013
       #1117

    Bree said: View Post
    Yes, I think you're right. I had clean installed 1803 Home on this machine and spent a lot of time and effort configuring it to my needs before I decided to upgrade it to Pro (to get Hyper-V). So I clean-installed Pro to get it a digital licence, restored my 1803 Home's Macrium image, then upgraded that with the generic Pro key. In due course I upgraded to 1809 when that was released, but it still showed both an original generic Home and an installed generic Pro key.

    You can see in my post #1104 that in investigating my weird 'one-off' bug I have restoring a number of different images, some of which were 1809 which I then upgraded to 1903. However I did the 1903 upgrade, windows update or in-place using an ISO, 1903 cleaned out the original key entry (unlike the 1809 upgrade which didn't bother to).

    I didn't bother clean installing Pro, I used the Pro key I had then went to activate it and received a digital licence.
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  8.    #1118

    DooGie said: View Post
    I have almost the same scenario as that. I upgraded from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10 Home.
    ShowKey Plus showed the generic Windows 10 Home key and the original retail Windows 7 key. However early this year I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro and the original Windows 7 key no longer showed up in SKP. I don't feel that this has anything to do with SKP and put it down to windows 10 doing the rare job of cleaning up after its self.
    @Superfly I think you've done a great job on this version of SKP, I can't break it Seriously though, it looks and feels right now
    Thanx Doogs.. :) . I did receive some crash reports at Dev Centre though - still no idea what's causing it.
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  9.    #1119

    Nice animation!
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  10. Cliff S's Avatar
    Posts : 22,418
    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #1120

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