There are a series of generic keys to install Windows 10 so that you can follow the installation process correctly, although later you will have to put a valid key from the moment you buy it on the official Microsoft website.
One of the steps in the installation of Windows 10 tells the user to enter a valid system key, something that the vast majority of users do not have, but Microsoft has thought of all of them and offers a list of generic keys so that you can place the one you need. corresponds to your version.
Whether you need one or if you already had it, but right now you do not have it on hand to fill in the box, you can use any of these keys temporarily until you modify it for a new and definitive one, which is the one you should use from now on onwards.
There is a different key for each version of Windows 10 and they correspond to Windows 10 Home, 10 Pro, Home Single Language and Windows 10 Enterprise , therefore, the first thing you should do is check which version of Windows you are going to install because you will have to use the key that corresponds to that version.
These are the keys, remember to write them correctly because if not, an error will appear warning you that it is not valid:
- Windows 10 Home: TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99.
- Windows 10 Home Single Language: 7HNRX-D7KGG-3K4RQ-4WPJ4-YTDFH.
- Windows 10 Pro: VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T.
- Windows 10 Enterprise: NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43.
These keys will be available for a few days and with them you will be able to use Windows 10 without limitations, when the trial period passes you will have no choice but to change the Windows key if you have already purchased a license.
You will know that the license has expired because a warning will begin to appear in the system that you have to change the key , so for this part you should not worry because you will know when the time has come to place the new Windows 10 key.
If you have had one for a long time, you could recover the Windows 10 key from the BIOS . You can also write one that you have bought new, we recommend you in physical stores or through the official website.
Should I put the key?
Although you can use a key from the ones we show you, in the installation of Windows 10 it is not necessary to place any since the wizard allows you the option to skip the step and then directly put a generic one once you have installed the entire system.
Therefore, it is not an essential requirement, you can skip this step and finish the installation of Windows 10. The generic key will be useful later in case you do not have one yet and want to have access to all the features of Windows 10.
How to change the Windows 10 password
Once you place the generic key in the Windows 10 installation , then you can easily change it to your own key and this is a fairly simple procedure as you will see below, these are the steps to follow:
- First, you will have to access System in Windows 10 .
- Then, click on the option “change the product key” .
- Accept the permissions, write the new key without making a mistake and click on “next”, Microsoft will analyze it and you should see that the key has been activated successfully.
What you are really doing is changing the generic key for the one you have and activating Windows 10 , so that you will have an original and safe system that will receive all the updates, although it is possible to install and use Windows 10 for free , but with some limit.
Keep in mind something, these generic Windows 10 keys are original, but they are only available for this task, then you will have to buy an original key that can cost you just over € 100 or you can even get it in a somewhat cheaper offer.