PC manufacturers such as HP, Dell, Asus, etc., offer the Windows operating system with a built-in product key that can be activated immediately. This is called the original equipment manufacturer or OEM key. It comes programmed in your PCs. This embedded product key is stored in the BIOS / EFI NVRAM on the motherboard. It allows a user to reinstall Windows on this PC as many times as necessary. However, as the key is locked on the motherboard of a PC, the user can not use it on another PC. That said, there is virtually no difference between OEM versions and commercial versions. Both are full versions of the operating system and therefore include all the features, updates and features you want.
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How to know the OEM Product Key Windows 10
We will show you two ways to use your OEM Windows 10 product key:
- Using Command Prompt or PowerShell
- Free use of the Windows 10 OEM product key tool.
Let's see them in detail.
1) Using the Command Prompt or PowerShell
Follow the steps in this article to search for the Windows product key using the Command Prompt or PowerShell. This tutorial works for both Retail and OEM licenses.
2) Using the Windows 10 OEM Product Key Tool
There is this simple Key Finder software called OEM Windows 10 Product Key Tool this camera allows you to quickly and safely recover the Windows 10 OEM product key.
All you have to do is launch the download and the program immediately displays the detected product key.
This, in turn, can be used to reinstall Windows 10 with a clean Windows installation CD in order to remove the manufacturer-installed bloatware, or to reinstall Windows in the event of a system crash or failure.
You can download the free software from its home page.