Transfer MAK key

ithoma 0 Reputation points

I found an old pc that has a Volume Mak key.
I tried to transfer the key to my new pc but I can't find the key.

How do I transfer and find that key?

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.1K Reputation points MVP

    May need to logon to the volume console to retrieve your product keys or try using one of the key finder utilities.

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  2. Limitless Technology 44,011 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    It is not possible transfer MAK Activation License to another computer since is linked to the previous one. This is due to MAK License once is activated on the computer, MS server record the hardware ID related wit the product key.

    To find your key follow the below steps

    First, press the Windows key, search for "cmd", and click on "Run as administrator":

    Screenshot of opening the command prompt as an administrator

    Then, run the following command:

    wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey

    Alternatively, you can run this command in the Command Prompt terminal:

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

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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  3. Darrell Gorter 886 Reputation points


    MAK keys have a specific number of activations allocated per key, assigned as per you license agreement.

    Each time you activate a MAK key, the count of remaining activations is decremented. This does not matter if the activation happens on the same machine or on different hardware. If you need more activations on a MAK key, you will need to contact Microsoft.

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