Of course I was trying to solve this myself also while waiting for them to provide a solution and found threads about this ProduKey and tried it. Try Asus, otherwise you are out of luck. . Then you will be prompted by a message box that contains your product key. Based on the long history of activation horror stories, some of you out there may be a little suspicious of this new process.
I did a key search and the string is that same as I used to activate the laptop. Because the message instructed that I contact the mfg, I checked with Asus. However, when I attempt to activate Windows 10, a message says that the product key is incorrect. In part it was because some people would buy a machine, grab the windows key off the device, and then reutnr the machine and use the key for an install on something else. What do I do next? Clean installs all the way down Once your Windows 10 upgrade activates, you can grab a Windows 10 install image, do a clean install, skip the screen asking for product keys, and you should just re-activate again after the install is complete. This might be the crux of the problem about the wrong product key.
I spent weeks trying every conceivable way to install and make Windows 10 operate. Long story short I lost the sticker which contained the serial key to my bought product. I am sure it works 99,99% of the time. If you didn't use the recovery partition, its going to be non-activated. I just reproduced it on 4 machines all that have different keys and prodkey returned the same result on all of them. If you don't have a legit key. Is that no longer the case? If not what could I do? If they asked for a windows 10 key then you should report them so they are terminated.
Although the notion of never having to use a product key ever again sounds great. Ive heard of crazier things but one way to find out, try it. You will probably have to supply them with the serial number of the device. Instead, your computer uses what Microsoft calls a digital entitlement. Good luck, keep us posted.
Should you run into issues it will not stop the installation process. The advantage of this tool , it can also list your Microsoft office product key and other software that is being installed in your computer system. Should Asus be obliged to send me a serial key if I prove my purchase somehow? With this computer, there doesn't seem to be an option to create restore disks, but if I don't need to worry about the Windows key, I'm ok with doing a clean install if something unforeseen happens. The adventure I am having installing Windows 10 onto different computers has been interesting. Write it down and store it in a safe place.
That will open the telephone activation window and you can try activating via telephone. I got my key too. However, when I get my new motherboard I would need a new copy of windows so to save some money I wanted to use the one on this MoBo and switch it to my next one. Although I returned to civilian life sixty-one years ago, my memory continues to be full of pride for the days I wore the uniform. I'm currently at the P-3 wing soon to be P-8s at Whidbey Island. The last computer in which I have tried to install Windows 10 and make it operate is an Asus K6O1J Laptop. Oh, that was something I forgot to explicitly mention.
When I was done with the installation Windows activated right away. Otherwise you can purge the installation using the Sysprep command before cloning and copying to a clean drive. On Laptop Computers How about in your Laptop and Netbook? Once the machine is connected for the first time and registered what they are referring to as a digital entitlement is created. What if you cannot boot your Windows anymore? I encountered no difficulty whatsoever installing Windows 10 in a Lenovo T430 Laptop. That's what makes forums work.
It goes to show that old seadogs have to stick together. What ever you are doing is an exception and not the rule. Couldn't activate after that install and had to restore to factory default Windows 7 from my restore disks. So, you better white-list or exclude them from your antivirus real-time protection, to avoid false positives. The only area that I find Windows product key hard to locate on Laptop is inside its battery compartment.