can I use OEM key on retail copy

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  1. tgrgddb

    tgrgddb MDL Junior Member

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    Can I use OEM key on a MSDN copy if not how can I backup OEM license or where can I download OEM copy.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    All MSDN Win 10 Multiple Editions iso's are OEMRET, they can use the oem:Dm bioskey (when onboard, 10586 and up), retail keys and oem systembuilder keys.
     
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    and is that possible use OEM home key on MSDN retail professional copy too?, and can I use home OEM key on office 2016?.
     
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  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    On win 10 the key decides which version it will be, so no home keys can be used on pro.

    You still can install 7SP1 Ultimate (daz) or 8.1 Pro (kms) and activate them and upgrade to 10 Pro to establish a legit HWID for 10 pro.
     
  6. tgrgddb

    tgrgddb MDL Junior Member

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    My real issue here is, I have a laptop which have genuine OEM.

    now I have to reinstall the OS but I don't have OEM cd but I have a w10 copy downloaded from MCT so what are the possibilities to keep OEM license and do a clean install, how may I take the key from it.

    when I use the Speccy software which shows a different key than the Nirsoft's ProduKey software, which software shows the right key?

    any-other way to recover OEM license?
     
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    Your OEM key won't matter anymore after you do free upgrade, use key in link's I gave you above in Win 7, then skip entering keys when installing Win 10, you then will have HWID (Hardware ID) you can use to install home or Pro Win 10.:D

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/68467-Win-10-activation?p=1210376&viewfull=1#post1210376
     
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  8. Enthousiast

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    The oem query tool will show the installed key and the oem:Dm key.

    But you really don't need to put in any keys, your oem:Dm key gets used automatically when installing win 10 using the Multiple Editions iso's or the MCT. If the key is for home, setup will select home, is it for pro then it will be pro that gets selected.

    You also could do a direct reset using the recovery app in settings > updates and security.
     
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    The OEM Querytool will give a result like this:

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    OEM Query Tool v14 Build 7 Advanced     16:02  di 10-01-2017 
     
    OEM Information For This Computer 
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     OS Name:                  Windows 10 Home  [x86] 
     OS Edition/SKU:           Core 
     OS Language:              1043 [413h] 
     Processor:                Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU  Z3740  @ 1.33GHz 
     Processor Cores:          [4] 
     Logical Processors:       [4] 
     Processor Architecture:   [32 bits] 
     HDD Partition Type:       [GPT-Secure Boot Enabled] 
     Bios Version:             [T100TA.314, 08/13/2015] 
     Total Physical Memory:    [1933 Mb] 
     Available Memory     :    [1071 Mb] 
     
    SCANNED 
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     #1 CSProduct Name       - T100TA 
     #2 ComputerSystem Model - T100TA 
     #3 Baseboard Product    - T100TA 
     #4 CSProduct Vendor     - ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. 
     #5 ComputerSystem MFR   - ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. 
     #6 Baseboard MFR        - ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. 
     #7 Serial/Service Tag   - Not Shown On Saved Report. 
     #8 BIOS ID              - _ASUS_ 
     #9 SLIC OA              - Un-Listed   
    #10 Installed PID Key    - Key Not Shown On Saved Report. (will show in tool window)
    #11 MSDM Table [OEM-DM]  - Not Shown On Saved Report. (will show in tool window)
    #12 BIOS Mode            - UEFI 
    #13 Certificate          - Un-Listed 
    #14 License Status       - Licensed 
     
    SUMMARY 
    ------- 
     OEM Theme/Branding      - ASUS [id:-`#4'] 
     Activation [Vista/7]    - ASUS [id:-`#8'] 
     Valid OEM [OS]          - Win8.x/Win10 Only 
     
    Note: [#9] SLIC OA may not show correctly with UEFI/Secure Boot enabled. 
     
    SLIC Table 
    ---------- 
    Un-Listed 
     
    MS-DM Table Not Shown On Saved Report. 
     
     
    Certificate 
    ----------- 
    Un-Listed 
    
     
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  12. Enthousiast

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    Why inserting those keys after install? The Multiple Editions ISO's already use the win8.x/10 oem:Dm bioskey by themselves (from 10586 and up).
     
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    Cool. Then the answer should have been: "Just install from your MSDN ISO & the correct edition & key will automatically be used"...
    I never run setup so was unaware...
     
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  17. Enthousiast

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    When you have Home installed, changing the productkey to the generic one ending on 3V66T would have upgraded his home to pro, but no activation.

    He could use a genuine applicable 7 SP1 or 8.x key to activate the pro install but every time windows upgrades he would have needed to workaround the problem that the upgrade will result in a home edition.
     
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    But let's say he had a old Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 Retail key laying around, could he then go from Win 10 Home straight to Win 10 Pro :D
     
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    I can't test, have no legit applicable key, but i think the 3V66T key has to be used to upgrade first and then activate with the legit applicable 7SP1/8.x key.
     
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