[Solved] New Laptop-Formatted Before Booting Into Pre-Installed OS-How To Activate?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by spike4real, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. spike4real

    spike4real MDL Novice

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    Hi all,

    I have a new laptop that came with Windows 10 Pro that has been formatted before even booting into the pre-installed Windows 10 Pro and I didn't want all the bundled apps etc. How do I activate the Windows 10 Pro that is built into the system as they no longer come with product key stickers?

    Thanks,
    Spike
     
  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Just reinstall and go on from there if the OS activates solved if not let us know :tea:
     
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  3. spike4real

    spike4real MDL Novice

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    Sorted!

    Found the actual key by starting CMD as Admin
    wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
    and using the key displayed to activate Windows 10 Pro. Phew!
     
  4. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Nice that it sorted out ! Enjoy your new laptop :D
     
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  5. huanan

    huanan MDL Novice

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    nice. finally learn a way to get original notebook key.
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Windows 10 Multiple Editions iso's are OEMRETAIL, so just skipping the key would have let the setup sort out what edition the oem:Dm key is for and automatically have installed and activated pro if the key was for pro.
     
  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    That's what everybody been told by me since ages. But no one listens :weep: :D