Most people have a desktop computer or Laptop. And have installed Windows as operating system. So, it’s obvious that the windows activation key, will be located on your CD copy of the Windows, that you have bought, or was sent to your email before you download the copy directly to your local machine.
In case whether you have bought old laptop, with windows system already installed. From eBay or Another source, without windows activation key. It will be more complicated to find your activation key. It will not be visible on the computer, but it will be encrypted inside your system, because you will not need activation key in the regular case.
Supposing that you want to re-download the operating system from the beginning. I think Recovery section of the System will handle this task, because it hold the original operating system settings. And will restore your operation system to factory condition. And will automatically activate your system. In this situation you don’t have any need to know your windows product key.
But, in case that your Recovery system had failed to launch for many reasons. You may not be able to recover your operating system. You will have only one solution. By downloading the same copy of your old operation system from Microsoft. But you must have the current activation key, for your old windows. You don’t want to buy another windows product key, which is not logical of course.
And before you install the new version. You must prepare for two things:
- Download all driver of your computer. And save it in usb drive, to find more facility to update your computer, after installing the new version of operating system.
- You must know the activation key of the current version of Windows, before downloading the new version, because you can not return to the current version again.
Download free product key finder
After downloading all windows driver. We need know to find the hidden product key. It seems complicated, but it’s very simple you need two things:
1) Download ProduKey tools
Produkey is the best free product key finder. You can use it to find windows product key, or Microsoft office key also. It’s very simple to use, after you download it, you just need to launch it. And it will find installed product on your computer. And give you the activation key next with the product name.
2) Save your product key in a paper
After you launch Produkey tools. And finding your Operation System activation key. You need to write your activation key on external paper. And save it in safe place. You don’t want to lose your windows product key, after this hard work. Now you have successfully saved your old operating system key, and saved your money, if this work with you tell us about it.