Why read the Windows 10 license?
Someone wanting to read a Window 10 license usually wishes to do so for one of the following reasons:
- You would like to sell your Windows 10 license.
- You have lost the key that came with the program.
- There never was a license key to begin with.
This last one is often the case when users wish to read a Windows 10 license. This is because many received the program as a free update to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. In this situation, you are playing it safe to read the Win 10 license instead of relying on a new installation working with the key of a previous version.
In general, however, the most frequent reason for wanting to read an Office license or a Win 7 license is that you have lost the key.
This is how to find your Windows key
The Windows license is stored in the registry, albeit in an encoded format. You therefore need special tools in order to read a Windows license. These are available for free download. A good way to read the Windows 10 license is to use the Windows 10 Product Key Viewer.
If you also want to read an Office license, you need a program that can display multiple keys. In this case, License Crawler is recommended. This powerful tool reads all programs stored in the registry. Therefore, it is not only suitable for finding the Win 10 license, but also for finding the access data of non-Windows programs.
Reading the Windows and Office licenses
First download License Crawler if you wish to read a Win license. The same applies if you wish to read an Office license. Then click on “Search”. The Crawler then combs the registry for the corresponding entries and displays these. Whether you want to read a Win license or an Office license, this is how to get it done.
You can easily export and save the results to your own computer. It is possible to run the License Crawler from a USB stick.
The Windows 10 Product Key Viewer works similarly. This can also be used to read the Win7 license. The program does not access non-Windows programs, however.
Do you have questions or do you need help reading the Windows license?
Do you want to read a Windows license but are unable to do so? Do you not know how to read an Office license for 2013? Contact VENDOSOFT for license consulting. We will explain to you how to read Win 10 or Win 7 licenses if you would like to sell them to us or if you are interested in other used software licenses.
You can reach us at +49.8143-99694-0 or by personal consultancy.