LKBEN11474: Read windows license key from the bios.


You have a system where the windows activation key is put into the UEFI BIOS.


You need to activate your computer and need the microsoft activation key.


You can use the following command to read the key:

wmic path softwarelicensingservice get oa3xoriginalproductkey

You can also use the following powershell key:

(Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey




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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.

Latest update: 01/01/2021 | Comment: