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Was this reply helpful? Yes No. Sorry this didn’t help. First a little info about me. I have been working on computers since the early 80’s and I have been reinstalling OS’s as clean installs that long. Now a lot has changed over the years as to how installs are done and today with the ability to boot from usb and activation via the internet it has become increasingly easier to re-set or re-install windows operating system.

Aside from my personal computers which I do 2 or 3 times a year I have 3 laptops and 2 desktops. I work at a college where I am part of the team that manages over computers and we use clean installs as a tool to help maintain them.

So I seriously doubt anyone here has done more installs than I have. Time Lady – Thank you for the correct answer you were the only one who got it right. I found a similar thread at. Did I test this? Of course I did. I deleted all partitions from within the installation program and proceeded to do my clean install without the ei. Sure enough no menu allowing me to select which windows version and no where to enter a PID either. After allowing install to finish and checking the version I have a brand new copy of WIndows Home installed on my computer.

Just as I expected. Next step without removing flash drive just so the conditions remained constant and nothing changed except adding of the ei.

I rebooted my computer, selected installation media, deleted all partitions and before it started copying files I got a menu asking which version of windows would I like to install. I selected Windows Pro and proceeded with the clean install.

Once the install finished I verified which version was installed and found out that the correct OS Win 10 Pro was now on my computer.

Only thing was that I still never got an option to enter PID. I checked and install used a generic PID. I found a config file called product. I am sure install pulled from here. So Thank You Time Lady!!! Digital entitlement is only under a select number of instances and upgrading using a PID is not one of them.

See this link. Choose where you want to search below Search Search the Community. Search the community and support articles Windows Windows 10 Search Community member. The problem is this I have scoured the net for an answer and I never get the actual answer to the exact question I am asking so I will try here and see what I get.

I have done several clean installs on this computer which isn’t really an issue. What I need to do is force the installation media to ask for my product key. So the question I have not been able to find out if the latter is possible either. This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread.

I have the same question Report abuse. Details required :. Cancel Submit. Time Lady Independent Advisor. Windows 10 decides which version Home or Pro to install in the following order: 1. Finding a product key in the PID. The user manually enters a product key when asked for one 4. I hope this helps. Thanks for your feedback. How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. DaveM Independent Advisor. Hi Tazmaniac, at the start of the Installation routine, you should choose Windows 10 Pro from the Edition drop down. You will then normally be asked to enter a product key during the installation. Unlike Windows 8, Windows 10 products keys are not stored in the BIOS, your system will have a Digital Entitlement stored on the Microsoft Server I have installed Windows 10 on hundreds of PC’s and Laptops and have always been given the opportunity to insert a product key.

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How to recover Windows 10 Product Key from BIOS/UEFI using Windows 10 Product Key Tool?

 

This prevents problems with the COA being rendered illegible, making situations like this a thing of the past:. However, the real reason computers and laptops no longer ship with COAs is because the manufacturers complained to Microsoft that having to affix a customized sticker to each and every PC or laptop they manufacture was a real and expensive pain in the royal you-know-what, and begged and pleaded for another option.

Microsoft capitulated, and the rest, as they say, is history. Your email address will not be published. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I have the same question Report abuse. Details required :. Cancel Submit. Bill Smithers Volunteer Moderator. Thanks for your feedback. How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

Major Geeks Special Offer:. You may have noticed that newer machines with Windows no longer have that handy certification sticker on the bottom or back like in the past. This is a security feature that prevents the loss of or forgetting where that code is. We have all done it, stuck the sticker on the back of a CD case, and then can’t find it when it’s really needed.

Absolutely no user interaction is required, you just run the download and it immediately displays the detected product key.

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