How to Perform Initial Checks on a New Computer
To Check the Computer System's Information
Start a command prompt (cmd) and put "systeminfo" in the command line, then hit the Enter key on your computer. This will show you your computer's general system information.
To see if your hard drive is an SSD or an HDD, do the following:
Start the task manager by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL. Select the top "Performance" tab in the running task manager. Then check the disk labels on the performance tab to find out if they're SSD or HDD.
Verify the authenticity of the installed operating system
To verify the authenticity of the installed operating system, perform the following steps:
- Turn on your antivirus software and do a virus and malware scan on your computer. Enabling antivirus software may reveal a virus or a hacking tool that was used to activate the operating system and other Microsoft office applications.
- Visit this website.
- To obtain the most recent version of this software for displaying the Windows OS installation key, go to the bottom of this website and click on the “Get it from Microsoft” banner.
- Install the software and run it. It will show you the installed key of your operating system.
- Enter the product key again. Take notice of anything that states something like "an organization key management service is required." This could be a clue that the operating system you're using is a pirated version.
3. Start the command prompt with administrative rights and execute the following commands:
slmgr.vbs/dlv (this will display the current activation details including the volume licensing expiration)
slmgr.vbs /upk (To remove the existing KMS key)
Slmgr.vbs /ipk <NewKMSProductKey> (Example: slmgr.vbs /ipk W269N-WKFGX-YVC9B-4K6C9-T84GX) This command is used to create a new KMS key.
Slmgr.vbs /ato This command is used to activate the key that was installed in the previous step.
If the online activation fails, contact the reseller and ask him to provide proof of the software license's origin.