Windows 7 and 8 users have been enjoying downloading and installing Windows 10 on their devices for a little less than 2 weeks now, and most of them have gone without a hitch. But what about those that do now want to over right their old files and would rather a clean Windows 10 install?
Having already looked at a few issues people are having with the Windows 10 clean install being too slow, we thought we would look at another issue people have come across to do with this very subject, and that is how to find the Windows 10 product key.
People may not know this, but when you install Windows 10 for free you are issued with a new product key, and so the old one for the previous version is no longer used. You cannot find this just by looking around on your computer, and so you will need to download a piece of software.
Having already looked at a few tools of this kind, ITProPortal believes that one of the more reliable ones is ProduKey, which is free. There are two versions, one for 32-bit and the other for the 64-bit version of Windows 10.
The file is compressed and so will not take long to download, and once you run the installer your product key is provided to you in mere seconds. Once you have this you are then advised to copy it or even send it to your email, as a backup for if and when things go wrong.
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