Windows 10 Generic Products Keys for Various Editions

Sometimes you may need to install Windows 10 in a virtual environment like Hyper-V or VirtualBox for evaluation purposes, and don’t want to activate Windows. In most cases, you should be able to skip the product key page during setup and complete the installation successfully. However, in some cases although the reason is not clearly known, Windows 10 Setup won’t allow you to skip the Product keys page.

windows 10 setup product keys cannot bypass
Windows 10 Setup – Can’t bypass Product Key input

In that situation, you can use the generic product keys for Windows 10 officially released by Microsoft. These generic keys work with any ISO or DVD/USB Windows setup media.

Generic Product Keys for Windows 10

If you have upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or 8 using the digital entitlement free upgrade scheme, your system is automatically assigned a generic key during upgrade. When you use tools like ProduKey, MagicalJellyBean Keyfinder or a custom script to view the product key, only the generic key is shown and not the key from your previous (Windows 7/8) installation.

Here is the list of generic keys for various Windows 10 Editions.

Windows 10 Edition Generic Keys
Windows 10 Home YTMG3-N6DKC-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Windows 10 Home N 4CPRK-NM3K3-X6XXQ-RXX86-WXCHW
 Windows 10 Pro VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T
 Windows 10 Pro N 2B87N-8KFHP-DKV6R-Y2C8J-PKCKT
 Windows 10 Pro for Workstations DXG7C-N36C4-C4HTG-X4T3X-2YV77
 Windows 10 Pro N for Workstations WYPNQ-8C467-V2W6J-TX4WX-WT2RQ
 Windows 10 Pro Education 8PTT6-RNW4C-6V7J2-C2D3X-MHBPB
 Windows 10 Pro Education N GJTYN-HDMQY-FRR76-HVGC7-QPF8P
 Windows 10 Education YNMGQ-8RYV3-4PGQ3-C8XTP-7CFBY
 Windows 10 Education N 84NGF-MHBT6-FXBX8-QWJK7-DRR8H
 Windows 10 Enterprise XGVPP-NMH47-7TTHJ-W3FW7-8HV2C
 Windows 10 Enterprise N WGGHN-J84D6-QYCPR-T7PJ7-X766F
 Windows 10 Enterprise S NK96Y-D9CD8-W44CQ-R8YTK-DYJWX
 Windows 10 S 3NF4D-GF9GY-63VKH-QRC3V-7QW8P

Note that the above keys are for evaluation purposes and you can’t activate Windows using those keys. Doing so would cause the error 0x803f7001.

We can’t activate Windows on this device because you don’t have a valid digital licence or product key. If you think you do have a valid licence or key, see Troubleshoot below. (0x803f7001)

windows 10 activation error 0x803f7001



If you want to replace the generic key with a retail key which you’ve purchased, use these steps to update the Product key.

How to Change the Product Key in Windows 10

Open Settings (Win + i) and go to Update & Security > Activation

Click Change product key

change product key in windows 10

Alternately, you can use the built-in Slmgr.vbs script. Open an elevated command prompt window and use the following command-line to apply the new product key. Replace XXXXX-.. with the actual product key, and hit Enter:

slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

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Ramesh Srinivasan founded Winhelponline.com back in 2005. He is passionate about Microsoft technologies and has a vast experience in Windows — delivering support for Microsoft's consumer products. He has been a Microsoft MVP (2003-2012) who contributes to various Windows support forums.

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