Windows Product Key Update Tool Instructions
The steps below will help you use the Windows Product Key Update Tool to change your product key. Before running the Windows Product Key update tool, read all instructions to ensure that you understand how the tool works and what information is sent to Microsoft as a result of the update process. You may also wish to print this page before starting the update process.
Microsoft recommends creating a system restore point before any operating system changes.
The Windows Product Key Update Tool:
- What it doesThe Windows Product Key Update Tool will make changes to your Windows installation to update your product key. In addition, the product key update tool will scan a number of key Windows files to determine if they have been tampered with. If tampered files are discovered the product key update tool will alert you before continuing.
- Information collectedUsing the product key update tool results in information being sent to Microsoft. The information collected will not be used to identify or contact you. The information sent is standard Windows validation information as well as information related to the file tampering scan.
To update your product key, follow these steps:
Select Run when prompted.
Enter the product key found on your COA where requested, and then click Next to begin the update.