Do I Need a Windows 10, 8.1 Product Key? Here’s the answer
You’re probably wondering where you could find the product key for Windows 10, Windows 8.1. Well, if you bought the software, you’d now, if not … then read on.
Windows users all over the world are wondering if they need a product key for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and what exactly that is. We have first seen Windows 8.1 in a video preview some while ago, but only has it been released for free to those that already run Windows 8. Together with us, you have watched live the 2013 Build event from the Moscone Center. But during the entire talk we didn’t hear nothing regarding the product key.
Many folks were afraid that they would have to pay for the Windows 8.1, Windows 10 update. Luckily, this was not the case and it’s available for free. We’re just wondering if there will be frequent updates in the future or if Windows 10, Windows 8.1 was a needed quick update because of the furious users. Nonetheless, it brings important updates that are getting the love of users all over the world and this is great news for us here, as well, because we review Windows 8 apps.
But, let’s not get away from the question that made you be here – what is the product key for Windows 10, Windows 8.1?
Windows 8.1, Windows 10 product key: you might need it
You will need the Windows 8.1, Windows 10 product key only if you will download the Windows 8.1, Windows 10 ISO and you will install it like that. Microsoft already released the ISO files for both OS version. Follow the links listed below to download them:
However, when asked the product key, you will display the one from below, as it also says on Microsoft’s Windows 8.1, Windows 10 webpage.
We have attached above an image with the Windows 8.1 product key, as well.
Windows 8.1 product key – NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F
If you will install Windows 8.1, Windows 10 through the Windows Store, then you won’t need this product key at all. Remember, it is unique at the moment, so don’t look for torrents or suspicious software files. If there will be an official update on this, we will definitely let you know about it.
Windows 10 product key
If you received Windows 10 as a free upgrade and everything was done automatically for you, then you don’t need a specific product key. However, you do want to write down your Windows 10 product key just in case, check out this step-by-step guide to learn how to identify it.
In case you encounter any issues related to your Windows product key, here’s a series of troubleshooting guides to help you fix them:
- Old product keys still work for Windows 10 Creators Update
- Fix: ‘This Product Key Cannot be Used to Install a Retail Copy of Windows’
- Fix: Unable to Change Windows 10 Product Key
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2013 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.
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