How to change the product key on Windows 10

How to change the product key on Windows 10?

How to change the product key on Windows 10: If we talk about the product key, then this is the key having 25 characters in it and is used for windows activation. Windows 10 requires this activation to ensure that you are using a genuine copy of this or not. A unique product key is a way to know that the single licensed copy of the windows is using one or more than one. 

Sometimes you may need to change this product key. If you’re a new user of windows 10 and the product key wasn’t provided to you while the purchase or a generic product key was used then you’ll need a new and valid key to upgrade or activate your operating system. 

Why do we need to change the product key in windows 10?

To activate Windows 10 we need to enter a product key, which checks that you are using a genuine copy of the key or not. This also ensures that a single licensed copy of the activation key is not being used more than it is allowed. 

Sometimes, if you determine that you are using a pirated version of the product key, in this situation you need to change your product key.  So, if you have a genuine copy of the activation key or product key and you want to change it with your current key, then read this guide. In this, we have not mentioned only a single but mentioned 6 methods to do this.

Methods to change the product key

Windows 10 provides many ways to change this and in this tips guide, we will discuss 5 of them. In this guide, we’ll tell you the five ways, which will help you to change your product key. These five ways are as follows:

  • Using Settings.
  • By using the Control Panel.
  • Using the Command Prompt.
  • By using SLUI 3.
  • By using CHANGEPK.

How to change the product key by using Settings?

You can change your product key using settings and here are the steps to do this, just follow them and they will help you to change it:

  1. Just click on the settings.
  1. Now, click on the Update & Security button.
  1. Make a click on the Activation option 
  1. Click on the Change product key link
change the product key by using Settings

      5.  Now, type the 25-Digit product key of your selected version of Windows 10.

      6. Now, click on the Next to complete the process.

Windows 10 Product key

Once the activation process will complete successfully, you’ll get the message of “Windows is Activated”.

Using the Control Panel?

  1. Open power menu with the help of keys “Windows+X”
  1. Now, under the Windows activation section Click on the Change Product Key link.
Change product key Using the Control Panel
  1. Type the 25-Digit product key of your selected version of Windows 10.
  1. Now, click on the Next to complete the process.
Windows 10 product key

Similar to the setting app, once the activation process will complete successfully, you’ll get the message of “Windows is Activated”.

Change Windows 10’s product key by using the Command Prompt?

  • Click on the Start Menu.
  • Now, search Command Prompt.
  • Just make a right-click on the showing result and then select Run as administrator.
Command prompt
  • Now, type the following command and then press the Enter button.

slmgr.vbs /ipk <enter your 25-character product key here>

If the product key is correct which you entered then you’ll see a popup like this -“Installed product key YOURP-RODUC-TKEYX-XXXXX-XXXXX successfully.”

Using SLUI 3?

  1. Open Run Dialog box using the short key “Windows +R”.
  1. Now, type slui.exe 3 and then press the Ok button.
  1. A windows activation client will open.
  1. Now, type the 25-Digit product key of your selected version of Windows 10.
Product key format
  1. Now click on the Next to complete the process.

Once the activation process will complete successfully, you’ll get the message of “Windows is Activated”.

Using CHANGEPK?

  1. Open Run Dialog box using the short key “Windows+R”.
  1. Now, type changepk.exe and then press the Ok button.
  1. A windows activation client will open.
  1. Now, type the 25-Digit product key of your selected version of Windows 10.
Product key format
  1. Now, click on the Next to complete the process.

Once the activation process will complete successfully, you’ll get the message of “Windows is Activated”.

Alternative method:

Using changepk.exe you can choose the command prompt method to change your product key.

  1. Click on the Start Menu.
  1. Search for the Command Prompt.
  1. Now make a right-click on the showing result and then select Run as administrator.
Command prompt windows
  1. Next, type the following command and then press the Enter button.

changepk.exe /ProductKey <enter your 25-character product key here>

If the product key is correct which you entered then you’ll see a popup like this -“Installed product key YOURP-RODUC-TKEYX-XXXXX-XXXXX successfully.”

Notable Things:

Remember that you must be signed as an administrator account to change your product key. And an internet connection will also be required to do so.

These methods will also help to change the product key in Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7 as well. So you can also choose these all methods for these all types of operating systems.

If you are willing to purchase a new license from the Windows Store then all things related to the product key will be handled automatically. 

Hope! this guide will help you to resolve your problems. Thanks…

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