So I recently upgraded my motherboard and processor after the last motherboard stopped working. After doing this I noticed that a clean reinstall of windows is needed to finish the installation. As the PC was originally bought from a retailer pre built the key is supposed to be on the side of the PC, however I can see that someone has removed the sticker (a little bit is left) Is it still possible to do a clean reinstall? I still have the disc. Is there somewhere I can find my key? I unfortunately have no idea where or when the key was stolen as I just noticed it today.Thanks in advance!
If it was a pre-installed OEM version there\’s a good chance you would have had to buy a new key anyways as the old one was tied to the original motherboard. Now you are pretty much going to have to buy a new license.