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2. Could be a scam. Call MS direct and they'll get it figured out.
Sun May 19, 2024, 09:00 AM
May 19

Microsoft scammers have been around for years and years. They want all your personal info under the quise of making your OS legit.

This is off of the MS Community page:

Hi, I am Van. I'm an Independent Advisor and a Microsoft user like you. I'll be glad to help you today.

Please try one of the methods below and see if this can help retrieve your license key

Method 1.
1. Open the command prompt and run it with administrator rights.
2. Type or copy-paste the below command in the command prompt
wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey
3. The license key that has 25 characters should appear.
4. If the license key did not appear kindly proceed to method 2.

Method 2.
1. Go to the Microsoft store. Search for ShowKeyPlus in the MS store search bar
2. Download and Install the app.
3. Once done, run the app. The app will show the current license installed on your machine.

I hope this helps you solve your problem.

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