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  1.    21 Feb 2017 #121
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    That also worked.
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  2.    21 Feb 2017 #122
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    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Here's the final script for anyone who needs to extract and save current product key: Key.zip

    Download the ZIP archive, unblock, extract and run it. The script writes your product key to file C:\ProductKey.txt.

    To unblock a ZIP archive, right click it and select Properties > Unblock > OK:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Kari
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  3.    21 Feb 2017 #123
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidY View Post
    I would use ShowKeyPlus to retrieve the key. With any luck it will also show your Windows 8.x key which, if you need a key at all, should be the one. Don't post it on here though, and don't enter any key during the install process when it asks for a key - you shouldn't need to.

    My experience on testing it last night was the same as Berton - it activated 1607 after clean install without my needing to do anything.

    I'm not 100% sure this would work but another thing to do would be to follow the steps here to copy the gatherosstate program off the ISO installer, run it on desktop, and then save the GenuineTicket.XML file which it produces on a separate drive.
    Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First
    I used ShowKeyPlus, and it showed a different key code than Keyfinder.
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  4.    21 Feb 2017 #124
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Here's the final script for anyone who needs to extract and save current product key: Key.zip

    Download the ZIP archive, unblock, extract and run it. The script writes your product key to file C:\ProductKey.txt.

    To unblock a ZIP archive, right click it and select Properties > Unblock > OK:
    Click image for larger version. 

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    Kari
    When I did this, it was already unblocked. Nice.
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  5.    21 Feb 2017 #125
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    Quote Originally Posted by David49 View Post
    I used ShowKeyPlus, and it showed a different key code than Keyfinder.
    On upgraded systems ShowKeyPlus usually shows the generic Windows 10 key in addition to original 7 or 8 key, in case of PRO edition the one ending with 3V66T. You cannot activate Windows 10 PRO with the generic key key.
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  6.    21 Feb 2017 #126
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    Key.jpg is your program.

    ShowKeyPlus is what that program shows.

    I guess Original Key would work?
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  7.    21 Feb 2017 #127
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    Quote Originally Posted by David49 View Post
    Key.jpg is your program.

    ShowKeyPlus is what that program shows.

    I guess Original Key would work?
    @David49

    warning   Warning
    Please edit your post ASAP and remove your screenshots! Do not ever show your valid original product keys in your posts! Anyone seeing them can use them, the keys might not work anymore when you try them next time because another user has already used them.

    Always when posting screenshots with sensitive information like product keys, blur / mask / hide any parts that can be misused by not too honest viewers.

    To assist you we have no need to know your product keys, not the original Windows 7 key, not the current Windows 10 key.
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  8.    21 Feb 2017 #128
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    @David49



    warning   Warning
    Please edit your post ASAP and remove your screenshots! Do not ever show your valid original product keys in your posts! Anyone seeing them can use them, the keys might not work anymore when you try them next time because another user has already used them.

    Always when posting screenshots with sensitive information like product keys, blur / mask / hide any parts that can be misused by not too honest viewers.

    To assist you we have no need to know your product keys, not the original Windows 7 key, not the current Windows 10 key.
    Better @Kari?
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  9.    21 Feb 2017 #129
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Better @Kari?
    Thanks Steve. I was just going to report the post in question for mods to take the screenshots down or edit them. I should have known you guys work faster than a thought
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  10.    21 Feb 2017 #130
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    Sometimes?
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