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  1. RK1997's Avatar
    Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #1281

    Superfly said:
    Retail can be activated on >1 device at a time (even OEM in instances where the DeviceID is similar) - albeit illegally.

    Best not to post those - only the default/generic keys are definitely not activatable.
    Didn't know that. Thanks for the info. I thought 1 Key works only on 1 device at a time.
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  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 5,025
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #1282

    Under no circumstances should a valid product key be disclosed on a public forum.
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Pro Versions 2004 and 2009/20H2, Win10 Pro IP_Dev, Win10 Home 1909
       #1283

    RK1997 said:
    I thought 1 Key works only on 1 device at a time.
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    It's more of a licensing issue and specified in the EULA/End User License Agreement.
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  4. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
       #1284

    Superfly said:
    Please post a screenshot (Remember to click the keys to mask them beforehand)
    Ok here is the screenshot from the Windows 10 Home machine. I didn't know you could mask the keys like that... Cool!


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  5. Superfly's Avatar
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    Thread Starter
       #1285

    bigdog said:
    Ok here is the screenshot from the Windows 10 Home machine. I didn't know you could mask the keys like that... Cool!
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    Looks pretty normal - what's interesting is that you got the generic Home OEM key on that build - in my tests only later versions got it.

    The Original key is also interesting as it seems it was initially activated with the OEM key rather than a generic.
    As the Original key is now sought from two places so I'm not 100% convinced it will always be correct - thus the latest SKP Preview version has the Upgrades button to check upgrades (it's a snapshot of the previous install)
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  6. Posts : 22
    Windows 10
       #1286

    Superfly said:
    Looks pretty normal - what's interesting is that you got the generic Home OEM key on that build - in my tests only later versions got it.

    The Original key is also interesting as it seems it was initially activated with the OEM key rather than a generic.
    As the Original key is now sought from two places so I'm not 100% convinced it will always be correct - thus the latest SKP Preview version has the Upgrades button to check upgrades (it's a snapshot of the previous install)
    So the HMHX3 is the generic one? This is an HP that I assume was imaged with Windows 10 at the factory. I'm not real sure why there would be 2 different keys on there. I could see an upgrade having that but not this.
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  7. Superfly's Avatar
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       #1287

    bigdog said:
    So the HMHX3 is the generic one? This is an HP that I assume was imaged with Windows 10 at the factory. I'm not real sure why there would be 2 different keys on there. I could see an upgrade having that but not this.
    Nope.. the one with the asterix next to it is the generic

    SKP Preview you have has been superceded - get the latest to see if there was an upgrade registered - if not MS has changed some more stuff regarding the original key (which like a said, I'm not really confident about) - and I will need to check that out.
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  8. RK1997's Avatar
    Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #1288

    After installing new update from Microsoft Store, in "Upgrades", I can see 1 instance where it shows the Windows 10 build number to be 15063.483. My PC came with Windows 10, 1703 from the OEM itself. How could that be? Also, I saw an instance of Windows 10 Education (Volume one, i.e., GVLK). I never got Education on this PC because I don't want it as I have Pro. Moved from Home to Pro using my retail key.
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  9. Superfly's Avatar
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       #1289

    RK1997 said:
    After installing new update from Microsoft Store, in "Upgrades", I can see 1 instance where it shows the Windows 10 build number to be 15063.483. My PC came with Windows 10, 1703 from the OEM itself. How could that be? Also, I saw an instance of Windows 10 Education (Volume one, i.e., GVLK). I never got Education on this PC because I don't want it as I have Pro. Moved from Home to Pro using my retail key.
    Good to see MS finally published version 1.1.14.0 - it was there for a few days - also note the Trial thingy has been removed from the Store page.

    Build 15063.483 is Windows 10, 1703 so that's correct.

    I can't explain the Education bit - ShowKeyPlus just reports what it finds.

    It's easier to figure out what's happening with screenshots - so I assume you have Upgrades (2) with 1 of 2 being Windows 10, 1703 and the other Windows 10 Education? What Update dates do they have?
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  10. RK1997's Avatar
    Posts : 469
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
       #1290

    Superfly said:
    Good to see MS finally published version 1.1.14.0 - it was there for a few days - also note the Trial thingy has been removed from the Store page.

    Build 15063.483 is Windows 10, 1703 so that's correct.

    I can't explain the Education bit - ShowKeyPlus just reports what it finds.

    It's easier to figure out what's happening with screenshots - so I assume you have Upgrades (2) with 1 of 2 being Windows 10, 1703 and the other Windows 10 Education? What Update dates do they have?
    I associated 1511 with 15063. My mistake. Regarding Upgrade, I have 9 actually. 1st one is that Education one, 2nd to 6th are of Home and 7-9 are of Pro.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Education one is GVLK, Home shows my OEM key, and Pro shows my OEM key (got it from Amazon but came to know that Microsoft doesn't support OEM licenses directly so changed that with a retail key).
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