If you have been following our posts here, then you would have known about Windows 10 release, its pros and cons and that it’s available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 owners. You should also be able to upgrade to it by, either using Microsoft Media Creation Tool or, using the standard upgrade icon on the status bar.
As we’ve also discussed in the previous post, it’s better to upgrade to Windows 10, then make a clean installation by, either formatting or, resetting Windows without keeping any of your files. That solution is optimum for those new machines in which the product key is embedded within the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface). However, there could be instances where a product key may be required. If anything goes wrong during installation, then you might require your Windows 8 product key before upgrading to Windows 10. Similarly, if there is an error while formatting and installing your newly upgraded Windows 10, and you require a reinstallation, you would like to know the product key for your newly upgraded Windows 10. Well, there are many ways by which you could achieve this. In this tutorial, we will give you the easiest and geekiest solution:
Step 1: Create a new Text Document (using Notepad not MS Word) file anywhere on your computer by right clicking anywhere on the screen and selecting New >> Text Document.
Step 2: Copy and paste the following code in it;
Step 3: Save your file with the .vbs extension.
Step 4: Now, open the newly created file and a new window will pop up with your product ID and key as seen below.
Step 5: Now, to save this information in a file just hit the “Yes” tab on the above window and it will be saved as a text file on your computer.
There you have it, you have saved your product ID and key in the easiest and geekiest way and with it, your peace of mind.