There are many reasons to change your Windows product key, it could be for upgrading your copy of your Windows to the latest version, or you want to make a change with the default setup of your product key. So, the question is, how can you do it? This HowTo article provides you with four ways to change your Windows product key. We assure you that we will provide you with thorough instructions in order for you to follow them step by step to have a better result. Read now.
Command Prompt is a built-in tool in your Windows computer. In addition, it can imitate the input field in a text-based user panel screen to the Windows Graphical User Interface or also known as GUI. Moreover, it can execute advanced administrative functions, and most significantly, it can change your Windows product key.
So, in the first part of this article, we will also explain how to change the product key in Windows 10 with thorough instructions. Please see them below:
Click the Windows Start button and type the Command Prompt or CMD using the typing box below the left corner of your PC.
Next, right-tap the Command Prompt and select the Run as administrator.
After that, a dialog box will pop up on your computer, asking you to make changes on your device. Then, click the Yes button. After clicking the Yes button, you will proceed to the new panel.
You can see, on the top, you will see the Administrator Command Prompt. Below, you will also see the Windowssystem. So, to change the product key, you can run and enter this command slmgr.vbs /upk.
Then, supposing you want to enter the new product key, you can use this command: slmgr.vbs /ipk. After that, enter your actual product key.
There are many ways to change a product key on Windows, and of them is using the Control Panel of your computer. In this area, we will show you how to change the product key on Windows using the Control Panel. Allow us to instruct you, and just in case you want to do it, please follow these detailed steps.
Go to the Windows Start button on the left corner of your computer and type Control Panel and tap the Open button.
After that, you will see all the available options. However, you need to find the System, right-click it, and select the Open button.
Next, you will proceed to another panel. You can see the View basic information about your computer: the Windows edition, System, Computer name, domain, workgroup settings, and Windows activation. And on the right corner of the panel, you will see the Change product key and click it.
Then, a rectangular box will appear and ask you if you want to allow this application to make changes to your device. Tap the Yes button, and you will proceed again to another rectangular panel. Then, enter the 25-digit product key on the text box and click the Next button.
That is about it, very simple and easy to guide. If you want to change your product key, you can follow these steps now!
Around this corner, we will show you another way to change your product key Windows, but this time we will revise the product key windows via settings. Do not worry. We will furnish you with a complete step, so let us start now. Please see the steps below:
Click the Start button, type the Settings, and tap the Open button.
Then, you will go to the next panel. On the upper part of the panel, you will see the search box, type Activation Setting, and click it.
Again, you will proceed to another panel. You will see the Activation on the upper part, followed by Windows, Update product key, Where’s my product key, and Help from the web. Then, hit the Change product key below the Update product key.
After clicking the Change product key, another rectangular panel will pop up. After that, enter the 25-digit product key and click the Next button.
Simple, isn’t it? You are free to follow these steps to change your product key on Windows. Please note that to do it successfully, follow all the steps provided above.
This time, we will use software that can help you find your lost Windows product key and recover it. We will use PassFab Product Key Recovery, and the good news is that it offers a free trial and it is easy to use.
Below, let us find out how to recover your Windows product key. Please see them now:
After that, you will see three columns; Product Name, License Key, and Product ID. Then on the lower part, you will see the Get Key button, then click it.
Following that, you will see the results. We get the License Key and Product ID of the Windows 10 Pro and Internet Explorer.
Lastly, you can save the results of your product key by clicking the Generate Text on the right side of the panel.
How do I change my Windows Product Key?
Again, you can change your Windows product key using PassFab Product Key Recovery. Also, you can change it by using the Control Panel of your PC and via Settings. You can see the detailed instructions that we provide above to know more.
How to change or remove Windows License Key?
Unfortunately, there is no actual changing or removing process. Since it is a retail license, you have an option to transfer your license key to another computer.
I cannot change my product key in Windows 10, what is the problem?
Maybe there is a bug with the User Account Control Setting on your Windows that prevents you from changing your Windows 10 product key. To fix that, you can open the Settings, search the Change User Account Control, and change it to Always Notify.
To end, we hope that this HowTo article helps you a lot in changing your Windows Product Key using Command Prompt, Control Panel, Setting, and PassFab Product Key Recovery. Do not forget to leave us a good comment. See you again at our next one!
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