How to Change Product Key

How to Change Product Key


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How to Change Product Key - Tutorial on how to change the product key in Windows 10

Changing the product key in Windows 10 can be done in just a few simple steps. You may need to do this when changing editions or if you have changed license type.

To begin, open up the Settings app from the start menu:


Then, click Update & Security:


Now, choose Activation from the menu and click Change Product Key:


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Why would I want to change the key?

It's unlikely that you'd need to do this, but there are some unusual situations where this may apply. For example, someone may be using a Volume Licensing key that would no longer be valid under some circumstances, so rather than formatting and applying a different key, it's possible to retain the existing OS and save time :).
 
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You can also upgrade/downgrade Windows version using this method.
 

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