How to Remove Your Product Key from Windows 10 Securely

If you want to sell your computer but do not want the other party to have your product key but do want to have Windows on it for them then you can choose to remove your product key from Windows 10. By removing your product key you can safely sell your computer, of course, be sure to remove any personal files first!

WARNING: This does not remove the product key embedded in your UEFI firmware chip if you have an OEM version of Windows 10 or Windows 8. If you are unsure then contact a computer specialist for more help.

Let’s get started on How to Remove Your Product Key from Windows 10 Securely shall we?

How to Remove Your Product Key from Windows 10 Securely

1. Open an elevated Command Prompt.

2. Type the following command in Command Prompt:

3. Once that is done, copy or type the following command in Command Prompt:

4. Once you’ve successfully entered both commands you can close Command Prompt and your product keys will have been removed from your computer.

 

We want to take this opportunity to once again warn you of the fact that you should never sell your computer with personal data on it, be sure to securely erase all data on your computer and to reinstall Windows and then remove your product keys following above steps. If you sell your computer without properly preparing your personal data might end up in the other party it’s hands. We hope this tutorial helped you on How to Remove Your Product Key from Windows 10 Securely and want to thank you for reading and trusting WindowsInstructed.com

 

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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