Windows stores the product key which is used to activate Windows inside its registry. This product key is not visible from any Windows settings but can be retrieved using third party product key finder programs. This article will tell you how to remove Windows 10 product key from registry to make it invisible from key finder software.
While finding the lost product key of Windows 10 can be useful but sometimes it poses a threat for your key to be stolen and used somewhere else. This can be the case especially when you are using an enterprise license where only one key can be activated multiple times. This includes licenses from Microsoft Action Pack and MSDN subscriptions.
Let’s go through the process of removing the Windows 10 product key from the registry so that it can’t be retrieved using any product key finder software.
Remove Windows 10 product key from Registry
Open command prompt with administrative privileges ( Windows Key + X + A)
Issue the following command:
That’s it. Now the product key cannot be seen using any software. Only the last 4 characters of the product key can be retrieved.