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How To Quickly Backup The Windows Product Key

In order to activate your operating system, you need what's called a Product Key, also known as an Activation or License Key. Whilst this Is an automated process when performed via the OEM recovery partition, the same cannot be said If you have an OS Installed that's obtained from a third-party source. As such, In this tutorial I will show you how to quickly backup your Product Key, thereby you can use It when performing a clean Installation of Windows.

No matter how careful you are with your computing tasks, there will be the need to reinstall Windows from scratch at some point- due to corruption, Infected by a nasty virus or otherwise. If you're hitting a clean Installation by deleting all existing partitions and Installing the OS on the Unallocated Space, then you'd need the Product Key to activate It. This Is on the grounds that you don't have a pre-activated operating system.

If you've misplaced or simply don't know your Product key, I will demonstrate how to back It up In a flash, by using a neat little tool named ABR (Activation Backup and Restore), that can be downloaded from the official website. I've also provided direct download links at the end of this article.

Although ABR Is primarily designed for Windows Vista, It also works with Windows 10. Simply put, the tool will backup your existing Windows 10 Product Key to a text file, which you can use at any time when reinstalling the OS. The process Is extremely simple, so without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Once you've downloaded ABR, you need to extract It's contents to a folder of your choice by double-clicking It, navigating to your directory and hitting Extract. My folder Is named Windows 10 Tips In my F Drive.

Step Two:

Next, locate the file named activation_backup.exe, right-click It and select Run as administrator.

Step Three:

The Command Prompt will open for a split-second, so If you blink, you'll miss It. I managed to get a screenshot as per the Image below.

Step Four:

The tool has backed up my Product Key to a file accordingly named backup-key.txt, that's In the same folder where the tool was executed. Let's open It In the next step.

Last Step:

Upon opening the text file, as you can see, my Product Key has been successfully saved. I can use It when performing a clean Installation of Windows.

Final Thoughts:

The last thing you need, Is to have no choice but to reinstall Windows due to an unexpected corruption of the OS without having the Product Key on hand. Regardless whether you believe you'll never have the need for It, be sure to backup your Product Key Immediately after reading this tutorial. It's better to be safe than sorry!

If you like, you can use any of the links below to download the ABR (Activation Backup and Restore) tool.

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