Find Windows 10 license for activation of Windows 11

Discussion in 'Licensing and Activation' started by YuryT2, Oct 18, 2023.

  1. YuryT2

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    I currently switched to a new Mac (Apple silicon, M2), and just installed Parallels 19 with Windows 11. My old data from old laptop has been migrated with Windows 10, which is not supported by a new machine. Therefore, I installed Windows 11 and obviously, now I have an activation issue. Microsoft support saying that hey need to get License Key from my Windows 10. I am still have Windows 10 VM file, and files are accessible. The question is - is there any way to find Windows 10 License Key by accessing VM's .pvm file?
     
  2. JamesM63

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    I have this question also?
     
  3. Avinash Bundhoo

    Avinash Bundhoo Staff Member

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    Hello,

    Parallels Desktop does not store license information for Windows.

    Please contact Microsoft support regarding the activation issue of Microsoft Windows 11. They should be able to provide you with the license key for your purchase.

    Thanks
     
  4. YuryT2

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    Well, I called Microsoft support two times already. They keep asking me to provide a Windows 10 License, which I cannot access as the VM has been migrated to the new laptop with Windows 11. Now I have two VMs on my new laptop - 1st with Windows 10 (not functional on M2), 2nd with Windows 11 freshly installed and asking for activation keys.
     
  5. Inquisit10n

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    I have this issue as well. I have access to my PVM file and don't know where in the Windows PVM I can find the license key. Microsoft will not provide assistance unless I can provide the Windows 10 Product Key. Catch-22
     

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