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How do you change the product key??

  1. #1

    Posts : 2,612
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    How do you change the product key??

    I am testing wimboot images and applying them.. One of the steps required is to apply the install.wim image..

    But here is the issue the install.wim that is used to create the wimboot image is the default windows setup image

    by mounting the install.wim is there a way to change the product key in the mounted image??

    I would have to remove the default product key in the image and then apply my product key to that image before unmounting the image..

    So now I need to know how to add a new product key to the clean windows image, before it is applied..

    Thank You!!

    PS. I can apply the image and add my embedded key to activate windows just fine.. But the applied install.wim is also the recovery image, so that means after a reset the key would need to be added again.. PID.txt File??

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,612
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    found it..

    Dism /Image:C:\test\offline /Set-ProductKey:12345-67890-12345-67890-12345
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  3. #3

    Posts : 145
    Windows 8 Pro

    Open "System" in Control Panel
    Under "Windows Activation" click on "Change Product Key".
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How do you change the product key??

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