Often times, we need to reinstall windows, and we require product key for activation. But starting from Windows 8, manufacturers don’t provide the product key sticker on the back of laptop instead they are embedding on your motherboard. Today I will show you guys how to extract the product key from your genuine windows laptop. The software that we are going to use is called RWEverything
WARNING: This software allows you to modify hardware settings, this may damage your system if something goes wrong. Author will not take any responsibility about that, you are on your own risk.
The laptop for demonstration, we are using is a Dell Laptop. I have only tested on dell laptops, haven’t checked the other. Though it should work fine.
Download the Software from here.
The file is nearly 4 mb in size, once you downloaded it, open the folder. Since this a portable version, there is no need of installing. Open the Rw.exe
Now under ACPI table Window, go to MSDM tab
So there you have your product key in front of the DATA.
This tool comes in handy when ever you are formatting your whole laptop and you need your product key. Though you can also use other softwares like product key etc., but they will extract the product key from your installed OS and not from motherboard. If your laptop is not reinstalled with any other OS then you can go with the other apps. But if you have, for some reasons, installed other OS say ubuntu and had wiped the entire windows OS, then this tool comes in handy when you are installing windows. Do note that, other than finding the product key, this software is very powerful in extracting the motherboard details. It will also allow to edit too. So be careful while messing with other details.
A Engineering grad, who is in love with windows, and loves to write about it!