Article ID: 000059497 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 03/20/2023

How to Find the Windows® 10 Product Key for the Intel® NUC


Windows® 10 family


Steps to retrieve the Windows* product key from an Intel® NUC

  • Cannot find the product key used to activate Windows*.
  • Cannot reactivate Windows 10 Pro.
NoteIf you installed Windows* yourself, the following steps won't display the product key. See Find your Windows Product Key for help.
  1. Click the Windows Start button, or press the Windows key on your keyboard.
  2. Type powershell, and click Windows PowerShell Desktop app.

    Windows PowerShell

  3. Type (Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey
  4. Press Enter.

The Windows product key is displayed.

Windows product key is displayed

Additional information

These steps will only work for Intel NUC Mini PCs that come with Windows* already installed. Intel NUCs Mini PCs have the Windows product key embedded, but not displayed, in the BIOS. This allows the key to be automatically referenced for activation, if you need to reinstall the operating system.

You may also refer to Windows 10 Activation Error: 0xC004F034 - Microsoft Community and Fix Windows 10 activation error 0x803F7001 ( for the activation of Windows 10 Pro.

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