Windows 10: Is there a way to find out which key was used for activation? Solved


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       12 Nov 2015 #1

    Is there a way to find out which key was used for activation?


    Is there a way to find out which key was used for activation?

    I have done testing with insider programs. I also tested this with my windows 7 oem install, I rolled the oem back to windows 7. I also used a windows 7 retail version to also upgrade to windows 10. This way I can keep my multiple boot setup. I just want to be legit that is all.
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  2.    12 Nov 2015 #2

    Is there a way to find out which key was used for activation?


    This is one option but there are several other programs available such as key finder, Belarc advisor etc.

    Download Windows OEM Product Key Tool - NeoSmart Technologies
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
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       12 Nov 2015 #3

    dmccoyks said: View Post
    This is one option but there are several other programs available such as key finder, Belarc advisor etc.

    Thank you. I was already aware of that. That was not my issue. It has been resolved. It looks like Microsoft may have reset all 7 & 8.x keys (except windows 7 oemslp keys) I was able to use my windows 7 retail key on windows 10. This key was blocked because I had activated to much (I over tested). I was ready to call Microsoft. I was trying windows 7 retail on virtual machine, it didn't work to well and because of my goofs it caused the windows 7 retail key to be blocked. I was just waiting on the new windows 10 update.

    What I did, is right click properties of "Thispc" clicked change key and I followed the prompts. It took the windows 7 retail key without issue & also activated without issue. Now when I do a clean, I won't have to worry about the key. Now, I can keep my multiple boot setup legally.

    Just for reference windows 10 32 bit is installed on the hard drive.
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