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:


One small request: If you liked this post, please share this?

One "tiny" share from you would seriously help a lot with the growth of this blog. Some great suggestions:
  • Pin it!
  • Share it to your favorite blog + Facebook, Reddit
  • Tweet it!
So thank you so much for your support. It won't take more than 10 seconds of your time. The share buttons are right below. :)

Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded in 2005.

11 thoughts on “Windows 10 Generic Products Keys for Various Editions”

  1. Pro is working for me Pro N is not. I wish it did, I will have to manually remove those stupid applications from terminal command

  2. Make sure your PC is compatible for this. One of the keys actually works. Just make sure you have the license.

  3. I need an activation key for win 10 pro. I recently changed my computer and added a new motherbord and now it tells me I need an activation key. Need help I’m new to all this

  4. It worked without issue for me. It was a laptop with the 8.1 key imbedded in the BIOS which I confirmed with a freeware utility before using this Windows 10 Pro generic key.


Leave a Reply