Generic key after activation Windows 10 Pro with the product key

ionel paun 21 Reputation points
2022-01-07T11:47:48.617+00:00

I recently bought Windows 10 Pro FPP (Retail), with hologram on the box and on the USB stick, and I installed the operaton system 21H1 from the USB stick on a new computer. After successfully activating the product key in the box, the licence manager command "slmgr / dli" indeed reports Windows 10 Pro Retail, but also reports a "Partial Product Key: 3V66T", which is the last part of the generic code for Windows 10 Pro published by Microsoft: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T. There is NOTHING of the product key that I have introduced. It's alright?
@ionel paun

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.4K Reputation points MVP
    2022-01-07T14:12:19.06+00:00

    From an elevated cmd.exe try
    wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey

    --please don't forget to upvote and Accept as answer if the reply is helpful--


  2. Ronen Ariely 15,091 Reputation points
    2022-01-07T15:42:19.117+00:00

    There is NOTHING of the product key that I have introduced. It's alright?

    As much as I understand the key VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T is a generic general key which Microsoft mentions online as well. It's not a license activation key, it can only uses for example when you upgrade the version and can’t activate Windows 10 after install.

    check @Teemo Tang answer here:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/434129/is-there-another-way-to-upgrade-to-windows-10-pro.html

    and this discussion: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/are-we-all-getting-the-same-product-key/664e59c0-2139-43a1-b40b-e08a217f083a

    You can configure your original paid license key at this point to replace this generic one


  3. Ang Katie 1 Reputation point
    2022-10-20T09:59:18.367+00:00

    Is it a digital license rather than a Product Key? Because for me I have a Digital License tied to my Microsoft account instead of an actual physical Product Key. So when I upgrade or switch to a new computer I use my LINKED Microsoft account (MUST be linked already before you switch) to prove that my License is mine. HOWEVER, there are important steps which must be taken before switching as you first have to deactivate it on the account BEFORE switching or it will fail when you try to validate your new PC.

    I got my info here: https://www.tomshardware.com/how-to/transfer-windows-license-to-new-pc

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