Find Windows 10 Product Key
Do you know that how your Windows 10 get activated? It depends that how you got the copy of your Windows 10. Either a digital license or a 25-character product key is required for activation. A Windows product key is a 25-character (alphanumeric) code used to activate the Windows operating system. This is how a product key looks like: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX. Now, surely, you must want to look at or find Windows 10 product key of your machine.
Microsoft introduced “Digital License” in 2016 with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (1607)
Your Windows 10 may have been activated by an OEM key, wherein OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer or with a Retail activation key.
Windows OEM key is sent to a specific machine and cannot be transferred to another machine or computer.
The Retail key is a key which is purchased directly from Microsoft or Amazon, etc. and these can be transferred to other machines.
Locate Windows 10 Product Key
Though, there are several third-party tools available online to find out Windows 10 product key, but relying those tools is quite hard sometime. So, the best way is to check Windows 10 product key is to do it within Windows itself.
Yes, here we are going to explain 3 different methods by which you can easily see Windows 10 product key:
Method 1. Windows Command Prompt (Admin)
First of all, launch Windows 10 command prompt with administrator right.
wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey
Method 2. Windows PowerShell
Another option to find Windows 10 product key is to do it on Windows PowerShell utility. Here is how:
Open Windows PowerShell (Admin or without Admin, really doesn’t matter). To do so, Right-click on Windows Start Menu or press Win + X to get the option list and select PowerShell from it.
powershell “(Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey”
Method 3. Using VBS Script
Finally, the last and easiest way to get Windows 10 product key is by using small VBS script. For your convenience, you can download it from below link:
How to use this VBS script?
- Extract the downloaded file and locate the script file named “Windows10ProductkeyFinder”.
- Just double click on it and in result, you will see the Windows 10 product key along with the product name and ID
- Hence, if you want to save the file. Click Yes and it will create a text file to your desktop with the name WindowsKeyInfo for your future reference