In this post, we will discuss How to Recover Original Windows 10 Product Key from BIOS/UEFI using CMD or PowerShell.
Whenever we purchase a new laptop, we get Windows Pre-installed in it. They don’t provide us Windows License key because now License Key is stored in BIOS/UEFI, so that every time you format your system, it fetches the license key from BIOS/UEFI Automatically.
Why You may need to recover the License Key?
When we want to format our system, or switch our license to a new system in those cases we may need the license key which is attached to our BIOS or UEFI.
While formatting Windows in most cases it will auto detect the license and automatically activate your windows, however in-case it doesn’t auto detect the license than recovering your License Key from BIOS/UEFI is the option you have to go for.
How to Recover Original Windows 10 Product Key from BIOS/UEFI:-
Method 1:- Using Command Prompt
Using the Command Prompt, we can easily retrieve our license key from BIOS. Follow the below instruction to see your license key.
Open Command Prompt:-
Press (Win Key) + R to Open Command Prompt and write CMD, press enter to Open CMD
In CMD, paste the below command and hit enter. It will fetch the License Key from your BIOS/UEFI.
WMIC Path SoftwareLicensingService Get OA3xOriginalProductKey
Method 2:- Using Windows PowerShell
The second method through which we can retrieve our license key is PowerShell. Follow the below instructions to see your license key using PowerShell.
In Search Bar type PowerShell and open the PowerShell Console
Now to retrieve license key using PowerShell, paste the below command in PowerShell and press enter.
powershell "(Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey"
Once you recover your Windows 10 Product Key, you can use it to Format your windows or use it to activate that license on your new device. As mentioned earlier License Key is stored in BIOS/UEFI, however it’s a good idea to note down your license key for a future reference, in-case BIOS/UEFI is unable to auto-activate the windows.