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  1. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #31

    jk22 said: View Post
    I got this:

    jk22 said: View Post
    I am still curious after clean installation of Windows 10 Pro will it be activated 100% or not!

    Yes, in fact a clean install won't even ask you which edition to install or ask for a key. That OEM key shown by ShowKeyPlus is embedded in the firmware of the PC. Setup will detect this key, use it to determine that W10 Pro should be installed, then Windows will use it to get activated by the Microsoft activation servers with a digital license.

    All above board and legitimate because this PC is licensed for the OEM W8.1 Pro and that license is entitled to an upgrade to W10.
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  2.    #32

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    Yes, it will be activated.
    Okay I will be making all my data backup this week and do clean install and will post the results.
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  3.    #33

    Bree said: View Post
    Yes, in fact a clean install won't even ask you which edition to install or ask for a key. That OEM key shown by ShowKeyPlus is embedded in the firmware of the PC. Setup will detect this key, use it to determine that W10 Pro should be installed, then Windows will use it to get activated by the Microsoft activation servers with a digital license.

    All above board and legitimate because this PC is licensed for the OEM W8.1 Pro and that license is entitled to an upgrade to W10.
    Okay so it will be Windows 10 Pro ?
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #34

    jk22 said: View Post
    Okay so it will be Windows 10 Pro ?

    Yes, it will. In fact it would be difficult to install anything else (such as Home).

    When you boot from the install usb to do a clean install Setup will skip asking for a key because it has already found one in the PC's firmware. It will install the edition appropriate for that key, Pro in your case. You only get the option to choose which edition to install if you click 'I don't have one' when asked for a key, but you won't be asked for a key for this PC as Setup already has one.
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    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Sorry, I'm still a bit confused here. If that pic you just posted is your current OS, Media Creation Tool will offer to download what you are currently set up as. What indicates to you that you are not using a genuine license?

    What does this show on your machine? Settings>Update and Security>Activation:

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    Bree said: View Post
    Yes, it will. In fact it would be difficult to install anything else (such as Home).

    When you boot from the install usb to do a clean install Setup will skip asking for a key because it has already found one in the PC's firmware. It will install the edition appropriate for that key, Pro in your case. You only get the option to choose which edition to install if you click 'I don't have one' when asked for a key, but you won't be asked for a key for this PC as Setup already has one.
    Worked. I am now having genuine license of Windows 10 Pro.

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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
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    jk22 said: View Post
    Worked. I am now having genuine license of Windows 10 Pro.

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    Off and running! Good job!
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  7. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (1809) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #37

    jk22 said: View Post
    Worked. I am now having genuine license of Windows 10 Pro.


    So glad to see you are now completely legitimate. Doesn't that feel good?
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  8. retexan599's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home Version 1803
       #38

    Just for grins -- I have used a little program/app called "Magical Jelly Bean" Product Key Finder for some years now.
    Magical Jelly Bean
    It has proved handy.
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  9.    #39

    A fair number of those key finders will not find the OEM embedded key. Or the original install key. All they give you is the generic key that is used with the Digital license. Just a heads up FYI post.
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  10.    #40

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Off and running! Good job!
    Bree said: View Post


    So glad to see you are now completely legitimate. Doesn't that feel good?
    I always purchase new Laptop with pre-installed genuine Windows License. But this time Lenovo X1 Carbon is not available in my country so I had to purchase USED one and which came with non-genuine key. Than I planned myself to check which Windows pre-installed does it came with!

    Than I wrote here to fix that issue and yes issue fixed and happy to have Genuine Windows 10 Pro License!
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