After the Windows 7 operating system’s release, all PC manufacturers have started embedding product license keys into the BIOS/UEFI as a trend. All new Windows computers are preloaded with Windows 8, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. These branded PCs don’t display product key information or Certificate of Authenticity (COA) sticker on the computer or battery bay. As said before, PC manufactures have started embedding product keys into the BIOS or UEFI, which can be seen by entering the BIOS/UEFI of your computer.
While most Windows users never try to retrieve the product keys as the Windows image provided with the computer will automatically retrieve the product key from the BIOS or EFI during the installation. But the problem comes when you want to reinstall Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 on your computer, and you don’t have a genuine product key. If you don’t have a product key, you can’t activate your Windows. In such a case, you need to purchase a new product key from Microsoft. But why should you pay for the product key once you have purchased a pre-installed Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10? You can retrieve the product key from BIOS or UEFI with the help of third-party tools.
Windows 10 Product Key Tool
Windows 10 Product Key Tool is a freeware app developed by a famous team of BCD software. With the Windows 10 Product Key Tool’s help, one can easily recover Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 product license keys from the BIOS or EFI. Once you have retrieved your product key, you can easily reinstall your Windows and activate it.
To retrieve the product key from the BIOS or UEFI from Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10, run OEM Product Key Tool on your PC. This software will automatically scan your BIOS or EFI and display your Windows product key. You can copy the retrieved key and can use it for the reinstallation of Windows.
Windows 10 Product Key Tool is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
If you get a message in place of the product key, “Unable to open MSDM table!” means the product key isn’t present in your PC’s BIOS/EFI. The product key sticker must be located somewhere on your PC. Find out and note down.
Download Windows 10 Product Key Tool
You can download a free copy of the Windows 10 Product Key Tool from here.
You might also be interested in finding out the MS Office Product key and Windows 10 Product key. Belarc Advisor is another freeware tool that retrieves the product key from your installed Windows 10 operating system.