New key after activation problems

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  1. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
       #1

    New key after activation problems


    I just found out Microsoft changed my key after the Windows 10 professional activation problems.
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  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #2

    How was it changed?
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  3. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    No idea, but it's a different product key now that's for sure.
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  4. Matthew Wai's Avatar
    Posts : 5,117
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
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    How did you find that it is a different product key?
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  5. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    "Belarc"
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  6. Superfly's Avatar
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    Robbie said:
    "Belarc"
    Do you have the product ID of each key? or perhaps the last 5 characters?

    It's very unusual for MS to change keys without your knowledge.
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  7. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
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    Yes, very strange, the last 5 digits before the problems 6MT6Y

    Now it's 3V66T

    Robbie
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  8. cereberus's Avatar
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    Robbie said:
    Yes, very strange, the last 5 digits before the problems 6MT6Y

    Now it's 3V66T

    Robbie
    That is just the generic Pro 10 key - everybody gets that. It just means you are activated with a digital licence. Your original key is not affected.
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  9. Posts : 101
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    I got it, but why does it not show my original key anymore?
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  10. telepro21's Avatar
    Posts : 59
    Windows 10 Professional 1909
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    Robbie,

    I do not know how this relates to what you have found but here is something that I noticed last week when the Windows 10 Pro Activation servers went kerflooey for awhile:
    1.) I had upgraded to Windows 10 Pro from Windows 7 Pro back in 2015
    2.) Belarc reported that my Product Key was activated through a Digital License and the last 5 digits were 3V66T
    3.) After last week's MSFT activation problems, for a brief time, Belarc reported a different key: Lots of X's with the last four digits of: V66T
    4.) Once the Activation servers were restored, and my Windows 10 Pro running 1809 was re-activated, the key shown was the same as it had been back in 2015

    I do not know what the significance of the last 5 digits matching on our respective keys is, but does it possibly indicate a Digitally Activated License??

    Telepro21
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