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#1 Plumber

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 09:49 AM

This has probably been discussed before but I can't find it.I used a key finder suggested by you folks

and found my 8.1 key.I recently upgraded to 10 and used the same program to check the key.Found it

ok but the 8.1 and 10 key is different.Is this normal,thank-you.



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:04 AM

That is normal. Every OEM computer with Windows 8.1 has a unique key embedded in firmware. Windows 10 uses your Hardware ID. If you have more than one WIndows 10 computer that has been upgraded you would probably find that the product keys are identical. It may even be one of these.

 

TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99

7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:05 AM

Seems to be normal, mine did the same from 8.1 to 10, diff. key



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:07 AM

Thank-you,I guess my next question would be if I had to reinstall 10 at a future date would I use the 10 key.

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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:14 AM

If it is already activated then you would simply skip the Window where it asks for the product key. See this post by usmsma on determining if your Windows 10 computer is permanently activated.



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Posted 26 December 2015 - 10:45 AM

Thank-you for the help.






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