I've bought a number of refurbished units and intend to install Linux on them. However I also want to have the ability to install and go back to an activated copy of Windows. Normally I would just trust that I need to grab the OEM OS install disk and it will work upon install (via BIOS keys). Or I just enter the windows license key from the sticker on the PC.
In this case it seems that the refurbisher AST did not publish the license key on a sticker on the system's case, nor anywhere on papers in the box. Without the key in question I'm wondering how/if it will be possible to re-install windows 10 at a later time and get it activated?
Greetings, in most cases it should automatically reactivate if the motherboard isn't changed, otherwise, you can look up the keys using ShowKeyPlus and note them down for your computers. Here is how to use that software: https://community.microcenter.com/kb/articles/114-how-to-look-up-your-windows-10-license-key-using-showkeyplus
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