Find your Windows 10 product key

Windows 10 Product KeyWhen you upgrade from a genuine Windows 7 or Windows 8 installation to Windows 10, you don’t need to enter a key for Windows 10. Because you upgrade your OS with a valid key, Microsoft will automatically make your new Windows 10 copy genuine. In case you want to later on reinstall Windows 10, you can no longer use your old Windows 7/8 product key, you need a Windows 10 serial.

But where can you find that Windows 10 key? It can’t be found in the control panel (Control Panel\System and Security\System).

You will need a third party tool to show your Win 10 key. I use Speccy and it’s free to use and it even has a portable version, so you don’t need to install (and then later uninstall) a program. The latest version can be downloaded here: full version, portable version. Install or open Speccy and go to Operating System. Here, you will find the details about your current operating system. In my case:

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Computer type: Notebook
Installation Date: 30/07/2015 17:00:51

That’s it, your Windows 10 serial number / product key is right there. If you have logged in into a Microsoft account.


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4 thoughts on “Find your Windows 10 product key

  1. This gives the generic key for me, you are better of doing this command in CMD (run as admin): slmgr /xpr
    This will show you if your license is permanently activated or not.

  2. Hi all,

    I’ve tried to remove Windows 10 Apps as above direction and they’d gone away from my Start screen and menu. But they still exist in “c:\Program Files\WindowsApps\” folder and I can’t delete them. How can I completely remove them?

    Thank you!

  3. Well Good info. Anyway Mostly I recommend to Buy hardware from Microsoft and software license got from its distributor, which are offering discount rate.

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