Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Having Trouble Getting Activation Key For Windows 10?


IF IT IS A NEW UNIT BE SURE TO DO AN UPDATE AS PER INSTRUCTIONS
AND THAT WILL AUTOMATICALLY ADD THE DIGITAL KEY

IF IT IS LESS THAN NEW AND YOU GET A MESSAGE THAT IT WILL EXPIRE AND NEEDS TO BE ACTIVATED THEN FOLLOW THE NEXT INSTRUCTIONS

Ron Ernie

I ran into the issue after buying a brand new $1300 laptop from Best Buy. About 3 months after the purchase I would get a prompt saying windows was about to expire and I either needed to enter my product key or purchase a product key. 
Since Microsoft no longer prints the product key on the machine it is physically on the motherboard or in the software itself.  I found that if you open up your command prompt (type "cmd" on your search bar) Paste this ---> powershell "(Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey") <--- It will show you internally what your Windows 10 product key is and then you can just go to the search bar and type activation settings Then enter a product key and then just type in the key you got from the command prompt and VoilĂ ! it'll activate and you will no longer get the prompt!!!

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