How To Get Windows 10 Product Key From Bios
Last Updated : Nov 22, 2021
IN - Windows 10
In this article we will show you how to get windows 10 product key from bios, Microsoft windows 10 is the latest operating system which comes with very impressive features like Task manager, Edge browser and virtualisation.
Windows 10 also support facial and fingerprint recognition. An operating system is a software which manages all the hardware in your computer. It communicates with hardware to ensure proper functioning.
You can access all these features by updating your current OS to windows 10, to do that you will need a product key. Windows 10 product key is a combination of 25 character code number or letter which acts as a unique code to access the software ownership and install the windows 10 in your computer.
You can only use the software once you have unlocked it with the product key. There is a unique key for each device and cannot be used in any other device.
To install the windows 10 in your computer you will need to have the product key, In this article we will show you how to access the product key from BIOS.
BIOS (basic input/output system) is the program used by a computer’s microprocessor to start the computer system after it is turned on.
It also manages data flow between the computer's operating system and attached devices like the mouse, keyboard, hard disk, video adapter etc.
Earlier products keys used to come as a sticker which was placed in the user manual of the computer but Microsoft has digitalised this process and the product key is now stored in the BIOS of your computer.
The product key usually gets automatically applied when you try to reinstall the operating system. Microsoft also implemented some new elements which can help you retrieve the product key like the Digital license which means that your product key is now also linked to your Microsoft account.
You can access your key by entering the credentials of your Microsoft account.
Your product key could be saved in the BIOS of your system and you can easily access it by using the powershell program or command prompt. Let’s see how to do that.
Step by step guide on how to get windows 10 product key from BIOS :-
Open your device and search for Powershell program in the search bar. Select it and open it. The windows configuration framework will be opened.
Now enter the following command in the powershell command and press enter. wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey or (Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey
- After entering the command your product key will be visible to you.
Note- If you are not able get your product key through bios, you can use many third party solutions available on the internet. You will have to download and install the third party application in your computer. Once successfully installed the application will provide you the product key.
We have explained it in very basic steps which are easy to follow. We are glad you chose us to get answers for your query. I hope this article on how to get windows 10 product key from bios helps you.