Find Windows Product Key on Windows 10/7/8.1 Quickly & Easily

Want to check your Windows product key? You’ve come to the right place! This post will show you how to find your Windows activation key quickly and easily! No need to download any programs or contact your retailer.

  1. From PowerShell
  2. From Registry Editor

Option 1 – From PowerShell

Step 1: Right-click the Windows icon on the button left of your desktop, then select Windows PowerShell(Admin).

Step 2: Enter (Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey in PowerShell and press Enter.

You should see the product key below the command you entered.

Option 2 – From Registry Editor

For Windows 7 Users

Step 1: On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time.

Step 2: Type regedit, then click OK.

Step 3: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft.

Step 4: On your keyboard, press the Ctrl and F keys at the same time to open the Search function.

Step 5: Type ProductKey into the search box and press Enter on your keyboard.

Step 6: Your Windows 7 license key can be found next to the name ProductId.

For Windows 10 Users

Step 1: On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time.

Step 2: Type regedit, then click OK.

You’ll be prompted about permission requests. Click Yes to continue.

Step 3: Copy HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform and paste it on the address bar, then hit the Enter key on your keyboard.

Step 4: Double-click BackupProductKeyDefault.

Step 5: Under Value data, check your product key.

So, there you have it! Please let me know if this worked for you or if you have a better idea on how to find Windows product key on Windows 7, 8 and 10. I would love your thoughts!

By Ellie Zhuang

Content crafter at Super Easy. Ellie is a foodie at heart who also happens to be an extreme couponer. She enjoys discovering new and helpful coupon tips and tricks. In addition to writing for Super Easy, she also posts technical guides, tips, and how-tos at Driver Easy.

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