How to View Product Keys on Windows 10

New laptops sold with Windows 10 pre- installed no longer include a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) sticker containing theproduct key. The reason is, theproduct keyaliasserial numberfrom Windows 10 has been embedded intheUEFIfirmware.

How to View Product Keys on Windows 10
How to View Product Keys on Windows 10

How to View Product Keys on Windows 10

Unlike laptopsbundledwithWindows 7, which are still affixed with a sticker that saysproduct key. Planting technologyproduct keyit makes you not be confused when trying meng-installthe laptop.

Because, when the laptop is connected to the internet, Windows will automatically be activated after theproduct keyin the UEFI confirms the database recorded by Microsoft.

However, you still need to know the Windowsproduct key if another case occurs. For example, when you change a laptop hard disk to an SSD. Or, you want to move theproduct keyto another laptop.

You will not be able to see theproduct keyby accessing UEFI before the laptopboots.You don’t need to be confused because there are several easy ways.

However, you must first check whether the type of Windows 10 license that isinstalledcan be transferred to another laptop or not.

Windows 10 License Type

Like previous generations of Windows, Windows 10 is sold in three different ways: retail, OEM, and volume licensing. All three have different characteristics such as the following.


You get this type of license when you buy Windows 10 at computer stores, be they online or physical stores. This license with another name Full Packaged Product (FPP) can be used again on the same laptop with different hard disks. Can also be transferred to another laptop.


OEM stands forOriginal Equipment Manufacture.This type of license is the cool name ofbundlingaka pre-install Windows. Simply put, laptop manufacturing companies buy special licenses for their products. OEM license can only bereinstalledon the same laptop, cannot be transferred to another laptop.


Microsoft also sells Windows licenses in bulk to an agency. Usually, Windows has an Enterprise, Education, or Pro Education edition. This type of license can be transferred to another laptop. The thing to note is, this type of license can expire. If so, need to be reactivated.

How to Check Windows 10 License Type

You must now understand the different types of licenses in Windows 10. Now it’s time to check which category Windows 10 you have. Here are the brief steps through the Command Prompt.

1. Press theWindows key.

2. Type “CMD” in the search field.

3. When theCommand Promptlogo appears, right-click and selectRun as Administrator.

4. In the blackCommand Promptwindow , type the commandslmgr -dlvand then pressenter.

5. Instantly the Windows Scrip Host window will appear.

6. You can see the Windows license type in theDescriptionsection.

How to View Windows 10 Product Key

There are various ways that you can do to see the Windows 10 product key. Either without additional applications or with additional applications. Here are a variety of methods you can try.

No Additional Application

This method can be used without the need for additional applications, so you don’t have to bother installing applications on a laptop. There are several ways, you can follow the steps below.

Check through the Activation Menu

If you bought a Windows 10 DVD at a store, of course, in the purchase box there is a sticker with the product key. However, the purchase box is missing, you can still see the product keyfrom theactivation menu. Here’s how to access it.

1. Press theWindowskey

2. Type “Activation” in the search field.

3. When theActivation settingsmenu appears , click the menu.

4. Immediately you will appear aproduct key thatis 25 digits in number.

Check via Command Prompt

How to see theproduct keyvia the Activation Menu obviously won’t work if you activate Windows 10 with a digital license. The digital license is the one found onpre-installed Windows laptops.

You can access theproduct keyembedded in the laptop’s UEFI via Command Prompt, like this.

1. Press theWindows key.

2. Type “CMD”.

3. If theCommand Promptmenu appears,right-click the menu and select ”Run as administrator“.

4. Instantly aCommand Promptwindow will appear in front of you. Then, type orcopythis code:wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey

5. Press enter.The product keywill appear below the command code you wrote down.

Check via PowerShell

Apart from using the Command Prompt, you can also see theproduct keyfrom thePowerShell menu.You can try this method if the method via Command Prompt doesn’t work. Here are the steps.

1. Press theWindows key.

2. Type “powershell”.

3. When thePowerShellmenu appears,click ”Run as administrator” on the right.

4. Type orcopy this command code: (Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’). OA3xOriginalProductKey

5. Pressenter.The product key will appear for a few moments.

Check Through Special Script

If the Command Prompt and PowerShell methods fail to bring up theproduct key, there is still one other way without an application that you can practice. That way is to useavisual basicscript. Here are the stages.

1. Open the specialscriptby downloading ithere.

2.Copy theentire contents of thescriptby pressing Ctrl + A then Ctrl + C.

3. Create a new notepad on the desktop. You do this by right-clicking on the desktop, clicking ”New“, clicking ”Text document“. Then, name it as you like.

4. Open the document, then paste thescriptin it.

5. Change the extension by clickingfile, save as, and write the.vbsbehind the file name. Clicksave.

6. Double-click the document file that you changed the extension from the desktop.

7. Now the product key will appear in a flash.

8. You can write it down manually or save it by clicking “Yes”.

9. If you choose to save, it will automatically create a “WindowsKeyInfo” file in the form of a notepad on the desktop.

Using Additional Applications

The specialscriptmethod above has a high success rate. Even so, you may not find results. Especially if you are using Windows 10 which is activated viadigital entitlement.

This type of Windows 10 comes from the freeupgradefacility provided by Microsoft for owners of the original serial number Windows 7, 8, and 8.1

You don’t have to worry if a situation like this happens. Because, there is a freekeyfinderapplication that can help you to reveal theproduct keyon the laptop. Here are some applications that you can try.

Magical Jelly Bean

Magical Jelly Bean is a magical piece of software that can find all kinds of codes stored on a laptop. Such as WiFi passwords, Microsoft Office serial numbers, to Windowsproduct keys. You can use it by following the steps below.

1. Download the free version of the application on the official Magical Jelly Bean website, or it could be fromhere.

2.Installand wait for about five minutes.

3. Open the application.

4. Instantly information aboutinstalledWindows will appear.The product key isshown with the description of theCD Key.

NirSoft ProductKey

Just like Magical Jelly Bean, NirSoft is also a powerful application that can findproduct keysfrom softwareinstalledon a computer. How to use it as follows:

1. Download the application zip fileherefor Windows 10 32 bit users, andhere forthose of you who use Windows 10 64 bit.

2. Extract the files that you have downloaded with an extractor such as Winrar.

3. Double-click the file namedProduKey of theApplicationtype to run the program.

4. In an instant a window will appear revealing theproduct keysof several software, including Windows 10.

This is a brief explanation of the Windows 10 product key and several ways to find it. From some of the methods described above.

We succeeded in doing it with the vbs script method, the Magical Jelly Bean application, and NirSoft ProductKey. Each laptop will probably have success in a variety of ways.

We recommend that you immediately back upwhen theproduct keyhas been found. Can be stored on a flash disk or stored in cloud storage such as Google Drive or One Drive. That way, you will be able to access it any time you need it. Good luck!

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