Windows 10 is the latest Operating System from Microsoft, and it comes with different types of license keys. Microsoft offers Windows 10 licenses in many channels governed by different rules. In general, there are three major types of key OEM, Retail, and Volume.
Here we are going to discuss how to find out which license key you are using on your Windows 10 computer. Also, we are going to discuss in brief the difference between these keys.
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Difference Between OEM, Retail, and Volume
All these keys give the same user experience, no difference in the operating system performance neither on features. But there is one main difference in how they operate.
OEM Key: Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Key, these keys are traditionally used by the company that builds windows computers.
OEM keys are stuck with your computer motherboard. These keys can not be move from one system to another, and if you change any components of your computer, then also these keys will not work.
Retail Key: Retail keys or full version key, these keys are officially sold by Microsoft. Retail Keys are expensive than OEM Key, Windows 10 Pro Retail Keys cost $199.
But these key can be move from one system to another system, these keys will even work if you change any components of the system.
Volume Key: Volume keys are used by a large business, education, and government scenario. Usually, a Volume license allows organizations to use one master product key to activate any installation of Windows 10.
How to Check Product Key Type Installed on Windows 10
To find out whether your Windows 10 license is OEM, Retail, or Volume, use these steps:
Step 1: Open Start.
Step 2: Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
Step 3: Type the following command to determine the license type and press Enter:
Step 4: Confirm the license type with the information available in the Windows Script Host dialog.
Once you complete these steps, you’ll know the type of product key that you’re using on Windows 10, which will also determine if you can transfer the license to another computer.
I hope, this helped you to find out which Windows license key you are using on your system.