How to find a windows 7 product key

A Windows product key is a 25-character code used to activate Windows. It looks like this:


Locate your sản phẩm key for Windows 10

Depending on how you got your copy of Windows 10, you"ll need either a 25-character hàng hóa key or a digital license khổng lồ activate it. A digital license (called a digital entitlement in Windows 10, Version 1511) is a method of activation in Windows 10 that doesn"t require you to enter a sản phẩm key. Without one of these, you won"t be able khổng lồ activate your device.

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Where to lớn find your hàng hóa key depends on how you got your copy of Windows.

Select any of the following lớn see more information:

A new PC running Windows

The product key is preinstalled on your PC, included with the packaging the PC came in, or included on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached to lớn the PC. For more info, contact your hardware manufacturer, và for pictures of authentic product keys và COA labels, see How to lớn tell your hardware is genuine.

A copy of Windows 10 from an authorized retailer

The hàng hóa key is on a label or card inside the box that Windows came in. For more info, contact the retailer that sold you Windows 10. How khổng lồ tell your software is genuine.

A digital copy of Windows 10 from an authorized retailer

Find your hàng hóa key in the confirmation email you received after buying Windows 10 or in a digital locker accessible through the retailer’s website.

A digital copy from a website

The product key is in the confirmation gmail you received after buying your digital copy of Windows. only keeps a record of sản phẩm keys if you purchased from the online store. You can find out if you purchased from in your trương mục Order history.

Free nâng cấp to Windows 10

If you upgraded lớn Windows 10 for miễn phí from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you should have a digital license instead of a sản phẩm key.

Windows 10 Store App

If you bought Windows 10 trang chủ, Professional, or Upgrade to lớn Pro in the Windows 10 Store ứng dụng, you"ll receive sầu a digital license instead of a product key. You can use the digital license for activation.

If your product key is scratched, blurred, or otherwise unusable, liên hệ the retailer who sold you the sản phẩm. If you aren"t able lớn get help from your retailer or have already tried and couldn"t get a working key, gọi

For more information about digital licenses và hàng hóa keys in Windows 10, see the “Methods of Activation” section in Activate Windows 10.

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Locate your sản phẩm key for Windows 7 or Windows 8.1

A product key is usually required when uninstalling or reinstalling Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. Generally, if you bought a physical copy of Windows, the sản phẩm key should be on a label or card inside the box that Windows came in. If Windows came preinstalled on your PC, the sản phẩm key should appear on a sticker on your device. If you’ve sầu lost or can’t find the product key, liên hệ the manufacturer. To ensure your product key is genuine, see How to lớn tell your software is genuine and How lớn tell your hardware is genuine.

Related links

Windows authenticity

For info about how lớn tell if your copy of Windows is genuine software, see the How lớn tell page.

Windows tải về và installation

For more Windows 10 tải về info, see Download Windows 10.

If you need installation truyền thông media to install or reinstall Windows, see Create installation truyền thông media for Windows to lớn learn how to lớn create your own installation truyền thông using either a USB flash drive sầu or a DVD.

Windows activation

If you need more help with activation, see Activate Windows 10.

If you"re getting an activation error, see Get help with Windows activation errors.

If you’re reinstalling Windows 10, you might not need a Windows hàng hóa key. See Activation in Windows 10 for more info.

If you"re reinstalling Windows 10 due khổng lồ a motherboard problem or some other hardware issue, see Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change. 

Other product keys

If you"re looking for product keys for Office, apps, games, & more, see Find your downloads and product keys



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