Most Accurate Method For Recovering Post-activitation Win Ten Key


  1. Posts : 12
    Win 10-Pro 1909 x64
       #1

    Most Accurate Method For Recovering Post-activitation Win Ten Key


    What is the most accurate way to recovering a Win 10 1909 post-activation key? With Dell PCs I understand that this information is buried in the bios or registry and it may differ from what is shown on a system's COA.

    Enlightenment and/or a pointer to an appropriate tutorial, guidance, and/or suggestions will be welcomed. Thanks in advance.
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Hi please try Superfly's ShowkeyPlus (free- just search for it).
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  3. RK1997's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 20H2 x64
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    dalchina said:
    Hi please try Superfly's ShowkeyPlus (free- just search for it).
    Also available in Microsoft Store.
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  4. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home 20H2
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    Henrik37 said:
    an appropriate tutorial
    Find Product Key in Windows 10
    ShowKeyPlus seems to be the only one used on TenForums.
    Its author is eager to answer your questions at ShowKeyPlus
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  5. dalchina's Avatar
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    As good as Wuchang bream I hope. He might even have a sweet tooth and prefer a jelly bean: here's another some use
    Magical Jelly Bean
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  6. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
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    Why would you need to know the product key stored in UEFI firmware? Other than to satisfy insatiable curiosity?
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  7. Posts : 12
    Win 10-Pro 1909 x64
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Thanx to all for good suggestions. My interest stemmed from the worry that the PC at issue might need major repairs (HD, motherboard) at some point and, as I activated Win 10 with a Win 7 key, I felt it would be useful to have the stored information in hand in such a case.
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  8. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Easier to transfer (retail) licenses if they are linked to a MS account. And I've seen it said that even when the orginal license was OEM it has been transferable after a hardware change, though that shouldn't really be so - and I can't vouch for that.

    Always a good idea to keep records anyway.
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