Retrieving OEM product key from UEFI BIOS

If you have a PC with a UEFI bios running Windows 8 or later and you need to retrieve the unique OEM product key that was used to install Windows on the machine, you can do this by opening an admin-level command prompt and typing the following command:

wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey

The above tip was previously published in an issue of WServerNews, a weekly newsletter from TechGenix that focuses on the administration, management and security of the Windows Server platform in particular and cloud solutions in general. Subscribe to WServerNews today by going to http://www.wservernews.com/subscribe.htm and join almost 100,000 other IT professionals around the world who read our newsletter!

Mitch Tulloch is a twelve-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows Server and cloud computing technologies.  Mitch is also Senior Editor of WServerNews. For more information about him see http://www.mtit.com.

 

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