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Depending on how you got your copy of Windows 10, you'll need either a 25-character product key or a digital license to activate it. A digital license (called a digital entitlement in Windows 10, Version 1511) is a method of activation in Windows 10 that doesn't require you to enter a product key.
Find your product key on a label inside the Windows 10 box. A digital license will be given to your device for Windows 10 based on the valid product key you entered. If you bought your PC from a manufacturer, the manufacturer, not Microsoft, must provide a product key. Buying a digital copy of Windows 10 from an authorized retailer: Product key
Make sure that the edition, Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro, is the same before and after your hardware change. Your digital license and product key will reactivate only if the edition remains the same. You can see your edition on the same Activation page where you checked your activation status.
Virtual-Key Codes. 05/31/2018; 5 minutes to read; In this article. The following table shows the symbolic constant names, hexadecimal values, and mouse or keyboard equivalents for the virtual-key codes used by the system.
To find your Windows product key, see Find your Windows product key. If you have a digital gift card that's good for a game or app, see Redeem a gift card or code to your Microsoft account. To buy an app or game, visit Microsoft Store online, on Windows 10, and on Xbox One.