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tonydt31
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product key

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HP-omen 870-247
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

HOW TO FIND PRODUCT KEY

 

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itsmyname
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You don't need to know the product key.

 

In some computers, the product key is electronically embedded in the motherboard. When installing Windows 10, the installer program can read that key, and "activate" your copy of Windows 10.

 

If your copy of Windows 10 has ever been "activated" with your current hardware, then the product-key has been sent to Microsoft, during that process. When reinstalling Windows onto the same hardware, if you have an Internet connection, the product-key is downloaded from Microsoft, and your copy of Windows 10 activates automatically.

 

Note that Microsoft treats your current hardware, even with a replacement disk-drive, as being the "same" hardware. Windows 10 will still activate.

 

 

 

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stevecomputer
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There is software to read codes if you google it.  Some embedded codes are generic and are not useful to reactivate window again on dissimilar hardware. 

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