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  1. Posts : 61,549
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #20

    Glad we could help. :)
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    10 pro 64
       #21

    Do you know how to remove embedded product key in the bios ?
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  3. Posts : 61,549
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #22

    I'm not aware of a way to do that, but you are able to change the product key in Windows 10 if needed.
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    10 pro 64
       #23

    Brink said:
    I'm not aware of a way to do that, but you are able to change the product key in Windows 10 if needed.
    Thanks any ways. I'm hoping to find how so in the bios ...
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  5. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 pro
       #24

    Need help
    I clean install my windows 10 build 16299.125 and cannot active after using key and restore the spp/store folder
    before I always succeed restore activation
    I previously backed up my token store
    there are three activations namely windows.office.visio.project
    and it always works when I restore when doing a clean install
    but somehow after i did clean install to 16299.125 my windows can not active.
    only office.visio.project
    I do not change hardware. and I am confused why only windows that just can not be active. while office.visio.project can be active
    I have also done a backup on microsoft toolkit.opa backup and other software restore activation
    but windows can't be active. and it seems my serial windows no longer valid. how to overcome this?

    now i'm trying to install old version windows 10 build 16299.64 and 16299.15
    whether windows updates can affect my windows activation
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       #25

    Adityar said:
    Need help
    I clean install my windows 10 build 16299.125 and cannot active after using key and restore the spp/store folder
    before I always succeed restore activation
    I previously backed up my token store
    there are three activations namely windows.office.visio.project
    and it always works when I restore when doing a clean install
    but somehow after i did clean install to 16299.125 my windows can not active.
    only office.visio.project
    I do not change hardware. and I am confused why only windows that just can not be active. while office.visio.project can be active
    I have also done a backup on microsoft toolkit.opa backup and other software restore activation
    but windows can't be active. and it seems my serial windows no longer valid. how to overcome this?

    now i'm trying to install old version windows 10 build 16299.64 and 16299.15
    whether windows updates can affect my windows activation
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    Digital licences do not use the tokens.dat in SPP, it uses the one in ClipSVC.

    Post the error in the activation thread.
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       #26

    sn00ker said:
    Thanks any ways. I'm hoping to find how so in the bios ...
    That area of the Bios is read-only and cannot be changed.
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  8. Posts : 56
    Win 10 PRO x64
       #27

    Hi Brink


    Thanks for this and all the other tutorials - great job!.

    I have just purchased a fairly new oem Win 10 laptop from an organisation and I think they have Reset the device (clean installed it) but the activation says 'Windows is activated by using your organisations Activation Service'.

    I want to de-activate the laptop and re-activate it using the original onboard oem activation key and to clean install it for good measure.

    Is this tutorial what I need to follow to de-activate the system and then when I do the Reset/Clean Install, it will pick up the correct oem activation key and activate the system.

    I want to do this so I can personalise it and register the change of ownership with the manufacturer - especially as it has a transferable warranty.

    Thank you.
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  9. Posts : 61,549
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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       #28

    Hello Ashley, :)

    I would recommend to first use "ShowKeyPlus" to verify your OEM product key, and if it's for the same edition that you currently have installed.

    Find Product Key in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    If it checks out, you could just change your product key instead. No need to deactivate the other one.

    Change Product Key in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  10. Posts : 56
    Win 10 PRO x64
       #29

    Brink said:
    Hello Ashley, :)

    I would recommend to first use "ShowKeyPlus" to verify your OEM product key, and if it's for the same edition that you currently have installed.

    Find Product Key in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    If it checks out, you could just change your product key instead. No need to deactivate the other one.

    Change Product Key in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
    Thanks Brink.
    ShowKeyPlus shows a difference in the 'Installed Key' and the 'OEM Key'
    The 'OEM Edition' is 'Win 10 RTM Professional OEM: DM' which is what I expect and is the OS version installed.

    So, I can just go ahead and change the Product Key the system is currently activated with, to the 'OEM Key' by using that second link you gave me?

    Once that's done, will it use that corrected product key to reactivate itself when I do any future clean installs?
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