What is a Setup Key?
A Setup Key is used for each product / version combination to bypass activation (that is, unlock the product). You can obtain a Setup Key in one of the following ways:
- Physical fulfillment – For products acquired through physical fulfillment, the Setup Key is printed on the media sleeve.
- Download fulfillment – For products acquired by download from the VLSC, the Setup Key is displayed on the download screen and may be accompanied by the following text: Some products available for download require setup keys. Please take note of this Setup Key as it will be needed during product installation.
- Contact Microsoft – You can also call the Activation Call Center to obtain the Setup Keys you need. When you call, be prepared to provide your Volume Licensing agreement information and proof of purcha