View Full Version : Verify Product code can be used without activation.

27-08-2016, 02:45 PM
Is it possible to verify that a Product Code is viable and alive without installing the operating system and activating?

That is, can the Product Code be checked by a program to see if it is available to be used?

27-08-2016, 02:56 PM
If you are referring to check if its pirated - Enter the code in Google, if you get results its either pirated or its a non activation key like a default install key. The results will be obvious as to which it is. If you get no results generally its fine and legit.

If its being used to install W10, MS say the key is swallowed by W10 when its activated and then deactivates the Previous key, this actually doesn't appear to happen, as there have been times when a PC has been changed to windows 10, then for one reason or another a few weeks later a fresh install of the previous OS is installed and activates perfectly.

I know of one person who has used the same W7 key to install fresh and activate 3 PC's all now running W10.

27-08-2016, 03:16 PM
Thanks for the insight WT. I was just wondering, that's all.