Which key is win 10 activated with?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by cruxq, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. cruxq

    cruxq MDL Junior Member

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    How does someone know which key windows 10 is activated under?
    I ask this, since there is a original win 8 key which was updated with the win 8 media pack key, so, which key did win 10 activate under, or did it use the BIOS key?
     
  2. cruxq

    cruxq MDL Junior Member

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    Nobody knows? :weep:
     
  3. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Home Pro Enterprise ?
     
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  4. cruxq

    cruxq MDL Junior Member

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    BIOS has win 7 ultimate key, win 8 key is pro, the media pack key is also pro I assume.
     
  5. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Then you have a pro windows 10 key I guess should end with T83GX you can check with elevated command prompt with slmgr -dlv
     
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  6. cruxq

    cruxq MDL Junior Member

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    Right, I know that I have a windows 10 pro key now, but, I am looking to find out which key was used to activate windows 10 PRO.
    In other words, did the activation first check the BIOS for the win 7 ultimate key, and use that, or did it check the win 8 or the media key and use that?
    I assume I have 1 or possibly 2 licenses here.
     
  7. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    It isn't capable of using win 7 slic2.1 "bioskeys" so it is the key which the win 8 MCE (aka Pro-WMC) installation was activated with.
     
  8. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    If you upgraded or used a key from a previous version, you will have a digital entitlement.
     
  9. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    two method to find the full key
    1. OEM-DM
    2. BelArc
    save the file then you know the full 25 digit key
     
  10. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Windows 7 oem slp keys are not stored in bios. There may be an oem provided slic table, but slic tables do not contain keys.
     
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  12. cruxq

    cruxq MDL Junior Member

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    Well, for what it is worth, I did get a digital entitlement, and used the win 8 media key, and that worked fine.
    Another person told me that I could use the original win 8 key for another machine if I wanted as well.
     
  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    I thought it was your coding for the oem tool? Thread maintained by the_guardian :)
     
  14. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Nope, i only helped a little tiny bit :)
     
  15. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Then I have to apologize to The_Guardian :)
     
  16. Bezalel

    Bezalel MDL Member

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    The Windows 8 key isn't used for activation, just for digital entitlements. If someone has a key they're willing to burn, they can check (in VMs) if there is a limit to how many entitlements they can achieve with 1 key.