How to find correct Windows License Key?

NndnG 1,101 Reputation points
2022-11-14T19:06:38.887+00:00

Hi,

To find correct Windows 11 License Key, I did

Using Command Prompt;
wmic path softwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey

License key not found.

Using Registry;
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform

License key found as FHXXX-JXXXW-XXXRD-HPXXX-MXXXB

Using PowerShell;
*powershell "(Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey"*

License key not found.

Using Settings > About > Product key and activation
Product ID and Product key found.

Product ID found here is readable and Product key is not readable.
Product key is like XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-ACFBC.

Using BIOS.
I found Preinstalled OS license and OA3 Key ID in BIOS but it's not same as license key found from registry and showing at Settings > About > Product key and activation.

Similar confusion I found in Windows 10 laptop.
In Windows 10, Settings > About > Product key and activation is not available.

That’s why please let me know, how to find correct Windows license key?

With Regards
NndnG

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.3K Reputation points MVP
    2022-11-14T19:08:41.507+00:00

    Sounds like a digital license in use.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/activate-windows-c39005d4-95ee-b91e-b399-2820fda32227

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