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Q: Windows XP license

Hi, have an IBM Thinkpad A31 laptop. It came with Windows XP Pro. I have had to format it and reload windows several times because of certain issues(failed hard drive, virus, etc) This last time i did it, it told me that I had run out of install licenses with that license. I think I heard of this somewhere, but I also heard that it is suppose to renew itself after 6 months. Is this true? Thanks in advance

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A: Windows XP license

When this happens you will have to get in touch with Microsoft and explain your case. If everything checks out ok you wont have a problem.

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Windows 7 pro is OEM with License key built-in on board by Supplier. And this license probably oem shared one , and can not be dug  out from the computer. Recover CD installed with package is windows 8 pro without license nor.


Can I use a purchased windows 10 pro license install in this computer ?  Won't be duplicated license ?  If valid , how to removed the windows 7 pro on board license please ?

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Hi folks,
I am working with a company (that I have actually worked with for over 10 years on a consulting basis) and we are auditing our Microsoft Windows Server and server product licenses and preparing to upgrade Windows Server products.  We have ran into a snag, where the former System Administrator left the company a few years ago, however it was understood that the information regarding the VLSC was transferred to another partner in the company.  A new Systems Administrator has taken over, and we have determined that we do not have this information, including a Microsoft account username and password to access the VLSC and our Windows Server 2008R2 product keys, license agreements, SKUs, and downloads.  Unfortunately, the situation became took a turn for the worse about three months ago when the partner that had this information passed away.  No one at the company has access to this login information.  I currently administer most of their licensing, and have access to their much of their licensing information, download, product keys, etc., but I am clearly missing some very important ones.  I called Microsoft and they were of no assistance.  Since I am an administrator on the network, I can create a mailbox that the VLSC was probably originally registered under, however the VLSC says that Microsoft account is not even valid, not even prompting for the password.
I have a mailbox on their Exchange Server for their domain to prove I am ass... Read more

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Hello,

This machine is a very common model in my environment and I have done many fresh windows installations using the OEM license key without issue. however, on this particular machine, it reports it cannot activate because it cannot contact the KMS for activation.
Again, to clarify, this is the OEM product key that has been automatically pulled over from UEFI and NOT a MAK/KMS key.


I've run diagnostics as typically requested for this type of issue and can provide any additional information you might need. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!


The failure event:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP
Date:          11/2/2015 10:21:03 AM
Event ID:      8198
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Temp-PC
Description:
License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
hr=0xC004F074
Command-line arguments:
RuleId=eeba1977-569e-4571-b639-7623d8bfecc0;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
Event Xml:
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I'm getting now this error now after 1 year
We been using VDI-Windows 7 for more  than a year , suddenly we got this message

Can please advise what wrong in VDI image ?
Observation :
> office and Windows OS is NOT immediately activate through KMS

> delay of 1 to 2 minutes before successfully activated the windows / MS office  

Error :
License Status: Additional grace period (KMS license expired or hardware out of tolerance)
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Windows Script Host
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Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, Enterprise edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, VOLUME_KMSCLIENT channel
Activation ID: ae2ee509-1b34-41c0-acb7-6d4650168915
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00392-00170-918-500000-03-1033-7601.0000-0602015
Installation ID: 008975677433059582065751136626964085574702997444417101
Partial Product Key: HVTHH
License Status: Additional grace period (KMS license expired or hardware out of tolerance)
Time remaining: 43200 minute(s) (30 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 18/1/2016 3:45:43 PM
Please use slmgr.vbs /ato to activate and update KMS client information in order to update values.


Robert

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Hi,
Our company buy almost 6 months ago the Microsoft Action Pack that includes Visual Studio 2013 with online login to Access the program.  A few days ago I started having this error message and I cannot access the application anymore. 
Any advice on how to fix this?  I already contacted the MSDN support and they ask me to create a topic in this forum for help.  Or they will have to ask me for small fee($$$) to resolve their problem.

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Hi
I am running Win8.1 Home on my laptop.  I have access to a Win8.1 Pro (volume license) through my university. 

My question is - how do I do the upgrade, keeping all my data and system settings intact?
(I have looked at the info online, and the closest I have come to an answer is 'you need media, this cannot be done through the online Store'.  I have an <Win8.1-Pro-x64 .ISO> disc, is this sufficient?)


Thanks for any pointers.

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I have AVG 9 (not free), upgraded from 8.5 a few weeks ago. On Dec. 6 it stopped working - even though my license doesn't expire until Dec. 6, 2010, the license is now shown as expired. Reactivating it doesn't help, copying and pasting from the email I received does nothing.

I uninstalled and reinstalled the program, the license is still showing as expired.

I've gotten no response from AVG at all. Can anyone suggest the next step?
 

A:AVG 9 license problem - invalid license

Click on this site it may be of some help http://www.avgvirusfree.co.uk/avg_support.htm

Also this one http://www.avg-antivirus.com.au/avg_technical_support.htm
 

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My product ID listed for Microsoft Office Pro 2016 is not the same as my license number.

Microsoft automatically enabled/activated Office 2016 and I was not asked to enter my license number. I think the wrong license number was added by mistake. How can I fix this? 

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT coming with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed (and which includes a Windows 10 Pro license)?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 reading "use to reinstall the operating system on a system with OS installed"

A:(Redirected) Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (include Windows 10 Pro license) - How to install Windows 10?

Best to post this in the Windows 10 forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997Bev.

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Hi all I have been wanting to upgrade my laptop from win7 home to pro for a while and now final going to get it done,
The product key which I am planning to use is from MSDN Academic Alliance Software Centre see link: AUT SCMS Microsoft Product Key Distribution Centre
Can I use Windows anytime upgrade with this key...I don't want it falling,
It's most likely a volume license and I know enterprise won't work with WAU and they are also volume licenses


Many Thanks


James

A:[SOLVED] windows anytime upgrade on volume license windows home to pro???

Do you have serial number for WIN 7 Pro also did you download and burn to your cd as an ISO file. I mean is it ready for installation.?

I had XP and i download same website win7 pro and i am using 3 computer very fine.

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I created a Windows To Go flash drive using 64-bit Windows 8.1. It boots and works perfectly except that I cannot activate it with the license key I got when I paid for Windows 8 last summer (I bought the digital download, ordered the
optional disc, and carefully recorded the license key Microsoft e-mailed me). 
I noticed that the "build" of the Windows To Go flash drive states "Windows 8 PRO," not Windows 8 or 8.1. Did I screw up and not install the right version of Windows to the drive? Is Windows To Go only for the PRO version of Windows 8
and not the regular version? I only worked on this as an experiment to see if I could boot Windows 8 on our work PC's (which are sadly still running XP), and I am so close! Where did I go wrong?

A:Created a working Windows To Go flashdrive but it won't accept my paid-for Windows 8 license key

Windows to Go is only available with Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise editions.Carey Frisch

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Just purchased Windows 7. It came with both 32 and 64 bit disks. Can I use both copies in 2 different computers with the same license key?

A:Windows 7 License

Nope . .

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I tried download a iso file of Windows 7 at Microsoft site to creat a bootable USB and I got the message that the Windows was pre-installed at my laptop and because of that I should contact HP. Anyone can help me?

A:Windows 7 License

Hi: Microsoft does not allow PC manufacturers such as HP to offer OEM operating systems for download. They have to put the operating systems on physical media. HP sells recovery media for your PC. http://support.hp.com/us-en/mediaorder/HP-Pavilion-dv7-6100-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/5082216... This site claims to have genuine Microsoft ISO files to download.  You can read their statement regarding how they access the files... If your PC has the W7 product key on the case, and you can read all 25 characters of the W7 product key, you can make your own plain W7 installation media on DVD and try that... https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/67-microsoft-windows-iso-download-tool Click on the link labeled Windows ISO Downloader.exe You can use either the:  Win 7 Home/Pro SP1 (as applicable) or the (Retail version, but the OEM key on your PC's case should work with it)  Win 7 Home/Pro SP1 (as applicable) COEM (This version would be for what HP would have used--System Builder) N is for European Union countries. K is for South Korean markets. Then you can use this tool to transfer the file to a 4 GB USB flash drive or a DVD. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

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I HAVE FULLY FORMAT MY HP LAPTOP WHICH WAS INCLUDING WINDOWS8.1 LICENSE COPY BUT NOW I HAVE INSTALLED ONCE AGAIN WINDOWS 8 ITS EVALUATION PERIOD COPY. HOW CAN I GET MY EXISTING ACTIVATION KEY

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Hello,  My name is Ibrahim, I bought a lenovo w540 laptop befoer 1 month, but it's come with windows 7 preloaded, i need to install windows 8, so my question is how i can get the licence key of the windows 8 and is there a customize windows 8 for lenovo? if yes please from where i can install a copy. Thank you very much 













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A:How to get my windows 8 license key

To upgrade your Lenovo W540 from Windows 7 to Windows 8, you first need to check whether your laptop is compatible with Windows 8. You can check this by referring to the "Check your PC" section on the following Microsoft Support page:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows-8/upgrade-from-windows-7-tutorial Once you are sure that your laptop is compatible with Windows 8, you need to buy a licensed copy of Windows 8. To know how to buy one, refer to "Buy Windows 8.1" section on the Microsoft Support page mentioned above. Once you have bought a licensed copy, refer to "Start the upgrade" and other relevant sections on the Microsoft Support page mentioned above. Hope this will resolve your issue.

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What is a Windows XP license? Does one really exist?
All the latest oem versions are now supplied in boxes, and in the box is a leaflet which states that the sticker for the pc is not the licence, but is to help the end user to determine whether or not the installation is genuine & not pirated.
 

A:Windows XP license

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My 2014 HP Split 13 x2 PC, 13-f010dx, Serial 2CE4191GN3 purchased from Best Buy came with Win 8.1 preinstalled. In 2016 I did a free upgrade to Win 10, but didn?t like 10 and returned to Win 8.1 via «HP Recovery Partition» feature. The system successfully reverted to Win 8.1, but has since been giving the message that my Windows 8.1 hasn?t been activated, and requests a license key. Key isn?t written on the machine or the box, I have no idea where to find it. Needless to say, I feel no obligation to pay again for the Windows license. Best Buy suggested that I contact to HP. How I get product key for Windows 8.1???

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Hello:

I have a Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bits installed on a laptop but I want to format it and reinstall everything again.

The back of the laptop has a product key number but when I run Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder it gives me a different key.

Anyone knows why this 2 different keys?

Which one should I use when reinstalling Windows?

Thanks

A:What Windows 7 license should I use?

If yours is from one of the mojor OEMs ( Dell HP . . . ) the key the finders reveal is the OEM Master image key . . you want to use the one on the sticker.

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Hi,
I got the " Your windows license will expire soon" notification. What can I do?
I bought my PC with the windows system pre-installed. I don't have a product key.
I am attaching a screenshot with my PC's technical features.
Hope you can help me, please.

Thank you,
Diego V.
 

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Where can I buy a lot of license of Windows 7 or Windows 8?
If I buy a lot of license I suppouse that price will be much cheaper.

A:Buy a lot of license for Windows

Define 'a lot' - for some people, 10 would be a lot, while for others 1000 would be small beer.

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Once I replace the hard drive in my Laptop, I have a Windows 10 ISO DVD to install Windows. Microsoft requires that I provide the license  key for Windows 8 that came with the laptop to provide free upgrade to Windows 10. Where do I find the License key for the Windows 8 that came with the HP Laptop. It is currently upgraded to Windows 10, and current hard drive is working fine. I want to replace it with a SSD and clean install of Windows 10











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A:License key for Windows 8

Hi: If you have already upgraded to W10, and it has been successfully activated, all you need to do is to clean install W10 using the installation media you created. When you get to the install screen, you will be prompted to enter a product key or given a choice to click on "I don't have a product key." You select the "I don't have a product key" option and W10 will install and automatically reactivate since it was previously legally installed on your notebook. I've had to do it on a couple of PC's where I reinstalled W10--both when I changed the mechanical hard drives to SSD's.

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Hello, I am restoring an older laptop of mine, an Acer Aspire, it originally came with Windows Vista (which I liked).
I have a Windows License for this machine, unfortunately Vista is no longer available.
Any suggestions? I am not opposed to buying a Windows 7 license if I have too.

A:Windows License?

You can find Vista here, if you want.

Operating Systems

Other options would be any version of Linux.

Zorin is real nice.

Zorin OS - Home

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I have a Windows 8 Acer laptop which the hard drive had completely failed.
It's out of warranty and no recovery media was made or given.
I have an OEM Windows 8 Cd bit it keeps asking for the license key. I believe this is stored in the
Bios and should automatically be detected? ?.

A:Windows 8 License key

Check the laptop for a microsoft sticker, usually located on the bottom, try the product key on that.

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heya, is anybody can help me to see is my windows license are legal to be brought to the airport or not ?

here is the report.txt

<DiagReport>
<LicensingData>
<ToolVersion>10.0.15063.0</ToolVersion>
<LicensingStatus>SL_LICENSING_STATUS_LICENSED</LicensingStatus>
<LicensingStatusReason>0x00000000</LicensingStatusReason>
<LocalGenuineState>SL_GEN_STATE_IS_GENUINE</LocalGenuineState>
<LocalGenuineResultP>1</LocalGenuineResultP>
<LastOnlineGenuineResult>0x00000000</LastOnlineGenuineResult>
<GraceTimeMinutes>0</GraceTimeMinutes>
<TotalGraceDays>0</TotalGraceDays>
<ValidityExpiration></ValidityExpiration>
<ActivePartialProductKey>63BQB</ActivePartialProductKey>
<ActiveProductKeyPid2>00331-20304-07116-AA426</ActiveProductKeyPid2>
<OSVersion>10.0.15063.2.00010100.0.0.048</OSVersion>
<ProductName>Windows 10 Pro</ProductName>
<ProcessorArchitecture>x64</ProcessorArchitecture>
<EditionId>Professional</EditionId>
<BuildLab>15063.rs2_release.170317-1834</BuildLab>
<TimeZone>SE Asia Standard Time(GMT+07:00)</TimeZone>
<ActiveSkuId>49cd895b-53b2-4dc4-a5f7-b18aa019ad37</ActiveSkuId>
<ActiveSkuDescription>Windows(R) Operating System, VOLUME_MAK channel</ActiveSkuDescription>
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A:windows license

We cannot comment on the validity of a license for legal purposes. The reports are not easy to interpret and there are activation hacks that can go undetected so there's always room for error.

All I can say is that it appears to be using a VOLUME_MAK license which is generally only available to companies and not to end users for personal use.
 

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Hello, I am restoring an older laptop of mine, an Acer Aspire, it originally came with Windows Vista (which I liked).
I have a Windows License for this machine, unfortunately Vista is no longer available.
Any suggestions? I am not opposed to buying a Windows 7 license if I have too.

A:Windows License?

You can find Vista here, if you want.

Operating Systems

Other options would be any version of Linux.

Zorin is real nice.

Zorin OS - Home

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Hi,recently i decide to sell my windows 7 license and go back to xp is it legit to sell my [Windows 7 DVD + license] ?

A:Windows 7 License

how would they know otherwise?

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I have an inspiron 6400 - it's a pretty old machine, remember - with "Windows 7 Home" license on it's backside.

I have installed both W7 home premium and basic, but it does not take the key.

DO I need some kind of older W7 Home "plain"? Perhaps it's so old that it won't take this license either way?
 

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I have a license of Windows 10 Pro (FPP license). Can I implement the Windows To Go into my certified USB? After implementing, my Windows To Go is genuine or it has a license?
I am a newbie for this topic. Thank you for your response.

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I lost the license of windows 10 ...and i have installed on my pc ssd disk ... how can get the original licenseThanks

A:Windows 10 license

Hi Paul,Could you be more specific?Did your notebook come with retail version of Windows 10 media along with it's activation key?Or did your laptop come pre installed with Windows 10 from factory? And now you're clean installing windows 10 again on SSD?Or did you upgrade install Windows 10 previously, and did a clean install again?In the last two scenarios, Windows 10 activation will be automatically done via Microsoft servers while connected to internet; provided you install the exact same version of Windows 10 as it was before.What are you trying to do with SSD? Did it come in your laptop from factory?RegardsVisruth

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Hi my laptop is lenovo G50-70 for this harddisk is failed now i am going to replace with new harddisk for installtion windows 8 do i need to buy new windows 8 license? orhow can i reclime my old windows 8 license.thanks in advance

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Hi, I purchased a Windows 8 Pro edition on Jan 30th 2013. I have got a valid product key. When i checked the control panel it first showed that "Your license to use windows expires on 2/8/2013". I thought of re-entering my product key and i clicked "Activate windows using another key" and i re entered my product key but now it is showing that my license to use windows expires on 3/2/2013 i.e. tomorrow. Will my OS expire tomorrow. How can i solve it. Kindly help. I have attached an image from control panel showing the license info.

A:License to use windows

Where did you purchase it from and was it an upgrade.

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Hi 
my laptop is lenovo G50-70 for this harddisk is failed now i am going to replace with new harddisk for installtion windows 8 do i need to buy new windows 8 license? or
how can i reclime my old windows 8 license.
thanks in advance
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hi
I am having windows 10 Enterprise license in VLSC portal, am going to downgrade windows 8.1 pro and use this for windows supported tablet.is it possible??

Regards
Poongundran.R

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

A:Is a new license key required when changing from a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit installation to a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit? What about Win 8.1 Pro downgrade?

I was replied in the English forums: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/6307f163-ad9d-415d-9a6f-60b3ad0ffe30/is-a-new-license-key-required-when-changing-from-a-windows-7-pro-64-bit-installation-to-a-windows-7?forum=w7itproinstall

Thank you anyway.

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I recently purchased a Dell and the only way the hardware options I wanted would come is if the OS was Windows 7 Pro with an included Windows 10 Pro License.  So I received the computer and I would like to upgrade it from the start.  However, I can't seem to find instructions on how to do this.
I have looked at the How to Set Up your new Dell Computer on the Knowledgebase, but it does not mention my situation.
I have looked at the Windows 10 Upgrade Walkthrough on the Knowledgebase. But it does not mention my situation.
I have tried the WIndows 10 Downgrade System on the Knowledgebase, but again it does not mention my situation.

The computer came with a purple CD that sys to ensure that the BIOS setting is set to UEFI mode prior to installing Windows 10.  But if I adjust this setting and run the CD there is no mention about upgrading to Windows 10 in the options available.
The Windows 10 Upgrade walkthrough talks about updating the Windows 7 install with Service Pack 1, but none of the info that came with the PC shows an upgrade code which I would probably need since the Microsoft free upgrade time period has expired.
So how to I upgrade this new computer to windows 10?  Just wondering what info I am missing.  I assumed this would be simple.  I shouldn't have to reinstall all my preinstalled software and drivers on a brand new computer on day one.
Thanks,

A:Windows 7 Professional English 64bit (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)

You have a MSDM tab embedded in your UEFI BIOS which contains your Windows 10 Pro OEM Product Key. Windows 10 RS1 Installation Media will automatically input this Product Key during Installation and Windows will automatically activate when you are online. See here for more details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1RkaknDn7v-Ucth4gt0U3BHVSY7oNkWr 
Note Disable Legacy ROMs and Enable Secure Boot in your UEFI setup for optimal performance and Security:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/uefi/ 

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hi guys,

sure somebody can answer quick

been googling and can only find info on how to get your product key if the system is running
what if the hard drive dies? and i replace the drive?
do i have to get recovery disks from the manufacturer like samsung etc?

any info appreciated
 

A:Solved: windows 8 crashed...no license key only purple windows logo

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

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Hi

A question about license and activation. I bought several months ago a Windows 8.1 Home Full-Retail license that I had used until I've upgraded to Windows 10 on the day-one (29-7).
Since a couple of month I've a Msdn subscription from my business company so I've five Windows 10 Pro license keys at least to upgrade the Home edition installed.

My worry is:

1) May I upgrade to Pro from Home without a clean install?

2) May I come back to Home full-retail license from Pro license (Oem?) using the Windows 8.1 product key I've printed on the original package?

Thanks a lot.

A:Windows 10 Home Full-Retail license to Windows 10 PRO using MSDN Key

Originally Posted by red5goahead


1) May I upgrade to Pro from Home without a clean install?



Yes. Go to settings - update & security - activation tab. Change product key. If the Windows 10 Pro product key from MSDN is not accepted then enter the Windows 10 Pro generic product key to trigger the upgrade, then go back a second time and enter the MSDN product key to activate it. The Windows 10 Pro generic product key is:
VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T







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2) May I come back to Home full-retail license from Pro license (Oem?) using the Windows 8.1 product key I've printed on the original package?

Thanks a lot.



You will have to do a clean install to go back to home version, though, but you will still have your previous activation stored, so it will activate.

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Dear All,
I have wonder related Laptop and Windows locense.
If i buy a laptop no Hard Drive and after that, I want to install windows for that laptop.
At first i need to buy a hard drive from market but i still wonder that, Can we buy a windows license from Microsoft to run on that laptop?

Anyways, i always see a laptop from HP or Dell etc.. come with Restore drive, Can we do that restore drive on our computer as HP or Dell did?

Best regards,

A:Laptop and WIndows license

Hi veasnagmail.

Laptops are always sold with HDDs already attached.

But, it may has windows preinstalled (OEM license, tagged with the motherboard); or may not be (freeDOS).

If it is windows preinstalled, the license key will be printed on a sticker, COA, on the bottom the laptop. For any later installation, you need to use that key.

If it is freeDOS, you need to purchase windows 7 license from microsoft (or from any trustworthy vendor). This license may be of two types. OEM system builder license (cheaper, but restricted to use on only one motherboard on which it is installed for the first time) or retail (a bit more costly, but can be used on any computer/motherboard provided it is applied on a single computer at a time).

The restore drive .... most of the laptop buyers get rid of that partition at the first chance by full formatting the HDD and performing a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

But if you want to make one at your own, there are ways, too.
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Hi,
Anyone know where i can get Windows 7 Pro Medialess License Key from a reputiable source at a good price, cheapest im finding is roughly ?100.
Thanks

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Dear Experts,

We are in process of changing the data center location from A to B.
Location :
A = OLD Physical Location of Data Center
B = New Location of Data Center
Server = KMS Server for Licensing
We are using KMS for the following
1. Microsoft Office 2010
2. Windows 7 Enterprise Edition
3. Windows 10
Earlier, We had tried to perform the Migration from the Data Center Location A to B. After the Migration, We have observed that all the Product key is saying out of tolerance.
To Verify that, We once again moved the Server KMS from Data Center Location B to A.
We have noticed, that KMS Server is working as expected
The Activation is happening by periodic sync with KMS Server from Windows Client Operating System.
Here the SAME IP, SAME DNS, SAME Host Name in use to make the KMS Server to work on the Location B.

Please do suggest if we have any step by step process to
1. Install the VAMT Version : 2.0.67.0
2. We are having the Product Key to be Inject.
3. Other & POST Configuration of VAMT Tool.

Please do the needful, Thank You




Veera

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I am planning to retire my laptop but I how do I cancel the Windows 7 registered license which I bought and installed it separately?

A:How do I cancel Windows 7 license

Before answering your question, may I ask why you have that "sarcastic" smilie at the beginning? Feeling grumpy?

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I am strongly considering purchasing this computer. It comes with Windows 7 Professional installed, but it also ships with Windows 8.1 Pro License and recovery media, which I do not plan on using. But I want to do a clean install of Windows 7 when I get the computer. Will it have the license key to both Windows 7 AND Windows 8, or is the Windows 7 install just something they did at the factory? I'm not even sure if this question makes sense.

A:Will this computer have the license key to Windows 7?

How are we to know ? You should ask the seller these questions.

But if 7 is installed, by law they have to affix a COA with the key. (license)

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