So is there a way of knowing what my Windows 8 or Windows 10 product key is? After trying the methods there, the problem should fix. I'm currently getting another image for Windows 10 home which I will clean install and attempt to use my key for. We need to find out what the key is that Dell originally assigned to the laptop. Also sometimes to access this area it takes a key combination. I can't even get to the windows login page. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. Hope methods here will help you fix the Windows key not working issue.
Expand category Keyboards, Right-click on the keyboard device and click Uninstall device from the pop-up menu. They 3 only have keys embedded in firmware. There is also a portable version available that lets you run and forget it. I recently upgraded windows 7 to windows 10. The penalties for not activating windows 10 are not very harsh as is. Big Green Man wrote: Joe815 wrote: Let me back up and explain our situation a little better. If you buy a Windows 8.
In case if you upgraded to Windows 10 say by a clean install without having first activated the original version of Windows with the key then you will have to go back i. The cause can be the problem key or problem Start menu. But secretly i guess they 'd love to get their hands on a 630 running windows 10 as i've heard some techs being interested in it. It is only once an upgrade has been done that you have a Windows 10 license at all. All new laptops include the image and the windows activation key is an open volume license key.
I can't even get to the windows login page. All new laptops include the image and the windows activation key is an open volume license key. Then I didn't need to set up my Windows from the scratch again. Catch hold of the seller, if you've paid for this license and demand a refund. Hit that one instead of going to the microsoft site and doing it from there. Method 2: Update Related Drivers The problem is not just caused by keyboard drivers. Thanks, prathaprabhu If my reply is useful please mark it as answered as it help other users with the same query.
After i was in, I tried the 8. All recommended products have been tested and approved by our professionals. Not that I suggest installing a non legitmate copy. It is completely free and reliable. If we sell the laptop, we cannot include our activation key. Having a Windows 10 activation issue which I think is specific to Dell laptops. I know this is early, just wasn't sure about what protocol we need to use to upgrade hardware or just do a fresh installation with Windows 10.
It would not take the windows 8. The installer isn't matched to the machine that made it, the installer can be used 100's of times on multiple different machines. Method 4: Update Keyboard Drivers The problem can also be caused by outdated keyboard drivers. The key you get from Speccy or Belarc from an upgraded Windows 10 is a generic key. However saying all that my Dell laptop is being a pain and when I run the installer it keeps asking for a product key when neither of the others did.
Disable the filter keys To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage. They should ask for keys or receipts as your proof of license. Also sometimes to access this area it takes a key combination. I've now fixed it thanks to a post by flhthemi in another thread: However, this isn't as simple as it sounds without a Start button! The product key fails with error code 0x004f050. If you have any questions, please leave your comments below. However, this isn't as simple as it sounds without a Start button! Uninstall hotkey drivers To repair damaged system, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage Reimage.
Let me quickly show you how: First of all, download the proper version from its Download page. Update — Fill the links after seeing the version you are installing. Note that currently some people are having trouble activating Windows 10 despite having legitimate versions - these problems seem to resolve themselves in time Edit: Removed unnecessary information about retrieving product keys Nearly. Use methods here to fix the problem. Thats the embedded key that makes windows work in the grace period i. If you have a dell system with win8. Aquacelot, You can follow the steps below to resolve the error.