All genuine Windows OS comes with a unique windows product key from the manufacturer. The windows product key is a 25-character code that looks like PRODUCT KEY:- xxxx-xxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx. If your system shows the key that means the OS is a genuine and original otherwise it’s pirated version.
Why Windows Product Key Is Necessary?
- To activate windows, offer any upgrade or clean install.
- To verify that the OS installed on your computer is a unique one, and has not been installed in any other computer.
How to find out Windows Product Key?
Below are two methods that can be used to find out your windows product key of your current uninstalled windows version.
- By using product key fetching software.
- By notebook and code method.
1. By using Product Key Fetching Software
There are a couple of such software like Product Key Finder or the unlimited Pid Checker, I like the former one, product key which is a great software, very simple and easy to use:-
Step to followed :-c
1. Download product key fetching software (Product Key Finder, PID Checker )
2. Run the program.
3. Get your product key information.
2. Using Notepad And Code Method
This is another cool method to know your hidden product key, below are a file that will act as a software to know the product key for your windows.
1. Open Notepad.
2. Copy and paste the following code in your notepad.
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId"))
Const KeyOffset = 52
i = 28
Chars = "BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789"
Cur = 0
x = 14
Cur = Cur * 256
Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur
Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255
Cur = Cur Mod 24
x = x -1
Loop While x >= 0
i = i -1
KeyOutput = Mid(Chars, Cur + 1, 1) & KeyOutput
If (((29 - i) Mod 6) = 0) And (i <> -1) Then
i = i -1
KeyOutput = "-" & KeyOutput
Loop While i >= 0
ConvertToKey = KeyOutput
3. Save it as a .vbs file.
Note:– the extension should be same.
4. Close and reopen the saved file it will give you the current product key it your installed windows version this is a very effective way that requires no internet connection.
5. While saving, select file type as all files.
Note:– remember to save the file on your desktop screen.
Windows Product Key is an important number so make a note of it for future reference.Hope you liked this article, Don’t forget to share this is your network. Let me know if any other methods exist.