Obtaining a Windows 10 License Key/ Activating Windows 10 on Mac (Students Only)


How do I obtain my free license of Windows 10?

Who can use this?

This option is only open to current BGSU students.


Follow instructions below to obtain your one-time Windows 10 key:

  1. Navigate to e5 On the Hub.
  2. Select Windows 10.
  3. Select Add to Cart.
  4. Follow the directions on your screen to finish the checkout process.
  5. Save a copy of your License Key in a secure location such as OneDrive
    • After 30 days, you will not be able to obtain your key from e5 On the Hub, so be sure to save it somewhere

To use your key for Virtual Box on a Mac to run Windows 10

  1. Bring your computer to the Technology Support Center so that we can install the software.
    • The install process will take 2-4 business days.
  2. Once installed, Open the VirtualBox Application.
  3. Select Windows VM to start Windows.
  4. Select the Windows Button in the lower left corner.
  5. Select the settings gear on the start menu.
  6. Scroll down and Select Update and Security
  7. Select Activation on the left side column.
  8. Select Change Product Key and enter your product key.

For additional assistance, please contact Information Technology Services at 419-372-0999 or through chat.


Article ID: 61566
Thu 8/30/18 2:34 PM
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