A couple of years back windows provides its license key through sticker that is generally located behind the laptop or mention it on your computer invoice. But after a few years when you see this key i.e, Windows authenticity sticker
Always keep in mind that the retail product key is connected to the person and the OEM product key is attached to the machine. If you want to reinstall your windows and your system has an OEM product key. You can not easily find product key this key store in the Windows Registry which is in binary format, which can only be read by software not human. At this point of time you might be worried about finding your windows product key.
Find windows 10 product key
There are lots of software’s available in the market that helps you to find a Windows product key such as windows 10 key finder, which I will not recommend to you in this article I will show you how to find windows 10 product key without any software.
We will see how to find the Windows key with the help of Windows PowerShell and Command Prompt, it works for both Retail & OEM licenses.
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Recover windows 10 product key using Command Prompt
Open the windows command prompt and type the command given below and press Enter.
wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey
As you can see, your Windows product key
Get Windows License Key using PowerShell
Just like the command prompt, you can get the Windows key from the Windows Power Cell, for which open Power Shell with Administrator privileges, and type the command given below:
powershell “(Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey”
Your Windows license key will appear! This will work on Windows 10/ 8.1/7/Vista.
I hope this article will help you to find windows 10 product key. Please share this post on social media and do comment if you have any problem.