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T430s: How to get my windows 8 license key

Q: T430s: How to get my windows 8 license key

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I Have a T430s bought directly from Lenovo, used recovered discs to restore, found Win Activation key from BIOS, upon trying to activate Win 8, it says the key is invalid. I've read the other (many!) threads on this issue. How can I activate my restored computer's version of Win 8??

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A: T430s: How to get my windows 8 license key

Hello,

I think it has been about six years since Lenovo sold the T430s, which I think came with options to have either Windows 7 or Windows 8 pre-loaded onto it. Are you certain the recovery discs are the correct ones for this ThinkPad's OEM Windows Product ID license key?

You can try downloading Microsoft Windows 7 and 8.1 directly from Microsoft's support web site and seeing if either of those will work with the PID key:

Windows 7: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows7
Windows 8.1: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO

If neither of those work, I would suggest calling Lenovo Support directly at +1 (800) 426-7378 (toll-free within the United States) and they may be able to determine which version of Windows is licensed for the computer by looking up its model and serial numbers.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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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:
< Event xmlns="http://schemas.micr... Read more

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I hope this isn't a dupe thread.  I tried searching and couldn't find the info. I just purchased a used T430s that came with Windows 8, but at some point along the way someone installed Windows 10.  The first thing I want to do is make sure that this is a legit/verified Windows 10, and secondly how do I download drivers from Lenovo for Windows 10.   When I go to the product page, it doesn't give me the option for Windows 10.  It shows Vista through 8, but not 10. Any help is greatly appreciated. GBA





GBA

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Lenovo T430SOS: Windows 7 Pro The yellow USB works perfectly The two blue USB's, both with "SS" do not work.*When plugging in a mouse nothing happens.  The mouse does not have power and the OS does not recognize. *When plugging in a thumb-drive the red light on the thumb drive illumintes then goes out.  Nothing shows as recognized with the OS.  Device manager has all hardware with drivers.  In Device Manager, under Under USB Controlers, one is listed as, "Unknown Device."  When I try to update the drive it says its "Intel USB 3.0 Root Hub"IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004&SID_21FB17AAIUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31&REV_0004IUSB3\ROOT_HUB30&VID_8086&PID_1E31I downloaded USB drivers for Lenovo T430s from lenovo.com*Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host ControllerI also tried uninstalling all USB drivers and rebooted and also nothing has changed. BIOS has USB settings all turned on (some were auto originally). 

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I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business.  You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.
 
I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...
 
Data Requirements:  Used space on current HDD = 300GB.  New SSD is 500GB.  
I do not wish to use the old HDD after cloning.
 
Hardware purchased for cloning project:
Samsung Evo 850 500GB Internal SSD
Startech USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP-SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD
 
Would somebody please be kind enough to walk me through this and post current instructions?
I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.
 
I feel like I have just enough information to be dangerous and really screw this up.
 
Anybody want to help me through a topic that has been covered repeatedly but is still terrifying to me?
 
Thanks
 
Anthony
 
P.S.  I am willing to pay $25 via paypal if you are experienced in doing this and will walk me through the process....
 
Moderator note: serial number removed for member's protection.
 
 

A:Clone T430S HDD to Samsung Evo 850 SSD on Windows ...

First, welcome to the forum.
 
> I am terrified of screwing this up given that the software on the laptop runs my wife's business.  You can imagine the ramifications mess it up.
 
1. You're going to copy the contents of your current HDD to your new SSD. If for any reason there's a problem you can always go back to the HDD. Its contents won't have changed.
 
2. In any case, if this system is critical to your wife's business then presumbly you already back up the HDD. Back it up again just before you begin the clone process just in case.
 
> I have googled/searched on this site multiple threads and they each have a different twist.
Some say put the new SSD in the laptop while others say that I should connect it using the USB cable.
Also, there was some confusing info about AHCI, Aligning sectors, Indexing, TRIM, etc...
 
1. Put the HDD in the external USB enclosure and put the SSD in the T430s main drive bay. Temporarily boot from the HDD in the USB enclosure. Clone from HDD to SSD. Reboot normally (i.e. from the SSD).
 
2. If you're on Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 then there's no need to mess with those confusing parameters. Let the OS sort this stuff out.
 
> I have read about Acronis True Image, Samsung Magician, Macrium Reflect, etc... and there doesn't appear to be a consensus.
 
I would use Samsung's own Data Migration Software. ("The Samsung Data Migration software is designed to help users quickly, easily... Read more

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hello all :-) does anybody know how to solve issues with lenovo settings an windows10?i have successfully reinstalled a t430s with windows 10 64bit.after installation i run windows update and update for all windows appsafter that i run lenovo system update i found out that lenovo settings with fn+f6 does not work - it asks for lenovo setting to install via app store.installing apps via appstore is not possible because we want to give our old devices to our employees.for windows shop you need to login with microsoft id - we dont want to to that. so i decided to install lenovo settings via powershell appx (there is a lenovo document for that).the installation for settings app via powershell it worked fine - BUT the fn+f6 key does not work - it still asks for lenovo settings.if i open this app from startmenu it works! how can i solve this issue? lenove settings depency and hotkey feature is up to date. thanks for help!  

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I have  bought Lenovo T430s laptop recently. The main problem is that it came win Ubuntu OS. I formated all the partition data and tried to install Windows 7. There was a "A required CD/DVD drive driver is missing" issue, where a windows prompts asking me to point the directory where to load that driver. It's on that step, where I should select where to install the drive, so I tought it was the HDD drivers. I tried with UEFI/Legacy tricks such as forcing my BIOS to use UEFI only or LEGACY only. I also tried to change the HDD options from AHCI to Compatability and many variations. Well at first time, i tried with putting the chipset drivers to usb disk and point the driver then uncheck the "Hide drivers that are not compatible with my computer" and tried to force it use my drivers. Tried with different drivers and every time I got stuck to the same problem. Then I tried with Windows 8 and Windows 10, It just installed without problem. Later I had issue with my Cooling Fan. It stoped working, So i returned my laptop to the shop, where I bought the laptop. They said that they sent it to a service and the service changed the HDD and the motherboard. The HDD was Seagate 320GB, now it is HITACHI 320GB. The motherboard is changed, because previous motherboard had Compatibility options, that was suited for windows 8, now it's gone (may be old BIOS chip/software or newer, I dont' know, my BIOS version is 2.7). So after I got my laptop back (repaired) I got it with new H... Read more

A:T430s Windows 7 Installation Issue

Hi,
 
You need to add the USB 3.0 drivers to the WIndows 7 installation media.  There are several threads on this topic here on the forums.  It can be done manually (a real pain...) or with one of several OEM tools.
 
Here's the Intel one:  https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25476/Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility
 
You may also need to make the flash drive UEFI-bootable if that's you preferred installation mode.  That involves some file manipulation, but not a complete rebuild of the media.
 
Z.

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Windows 10  /  hARD dRIVE - Toshiba MQ01acf032
2100: Detection Error  on HDD0 (Main HDD)....it is like the Hard Drive is Locked
The only way i can boot up is to go to the Diagnostics and run Storage Tests / After i run the Random Sync Test and Escape out, the Laptop will boot up normally.
 
Moderator note: image containing serial number removed for member's protection.  MT-M from image:  2356GPU

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Hi everyone,I've a T430s for more than a year now (second hand). Everything was fine until my suddently HDD died last week because of bad sector, after putting the laptop on hibernation for the night.I've bought a SSHD to replace my HDD and asked a friend who is quite good at computing to reinstall windows 7 on it. Everything works exept the wifi, the laptop is not able to catch wifi signal ... (but internet works with an ethernet cable).Installing Lenovo drivers from the support website did not fixed the issue.Any idea about how to fix it or about the source of the problem? Thanks !!

A:T430s Wifi issue after reinstalling Windows

Welcome to the forum!
 
The site has three different drivers, is your friend sure she/he installed the correct one? I guess you're using a 64bits Win7, right?
 
Eventually ask her/him to check the device-id of the wifi card from the Device Manager.
 
Kind Regards
 
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Just did a clean install of Windows 10 on my T430s (Core i5 with 8 GB RAM and 128GB SSD).When I attempt to boot the laptop it hangs on the Windows logo with the small circles rotating and freezes. This happens randomly and it will boot properly 3 out of 10 times. The other times I have to power it off and on until I get the repair console and then tell it to boot normally. Sometimes this will boot but others I have to power it off and on repeatedly until it starts up. I had the same issue with Windows 7 so I'm stumped if it's a driver issue or something else going on with my laptop? Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

A:Lenovo T430s - Windows 10 boot freeze

Just wanted to add a Me Too to the list, so its not a one-of experience.Recently bought a referb T430 and am loving it.I upgraded hardware to 16GB RAM and a 500GB Samsung SSD to amp up the experience and so far so good, except for this failure to boot experience that has now appeared.I had also upgraded from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro. Maybe a mistake?When the boot hang started i did various things like force power down and CTRL-ALT-DEL and on reboot everything would be fine. Thankfully.I have run the Lenovo Hardware scan thats part of Lenovo Solution Center with no errors.I have almost come to the point of doing a Windows 10 Reset but wanted to do some research first and found this reference to the same phenomenon.I am wondering whether it may be SSD related? I could try cloning back to a standard disk drive.I also still have the original Win 7 128GB SSD. I can also try that to see if the problem goes away.Will update if any further discoveries are made

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The trackpad drivers will not install with the latest 10 build version. you can only move the cursor with the trackpad, gestures and buttons do not work. I am going to give up on windows 10 if I can not find a solution fast. Phone support has been all but worthless from lenovo. This machine is only out of warranty for 3 months, I find it kind of silly that you can get no phone help when you tell them its a driver issue and all your asking is will there be an update for the driver or should I just give up. Why not have a way for techs to get this information to the department that could fix this instead of dismissing me as a customer who is out of warranty. I find it ridicoulous that windows updates cause drivers to fail and how microsoft forces windows 10 and its customers to use windows 10. If lenovo is not going to support windows 10 on older machines they should have a bulletin about it so that users dont get frustrated about the expierence. I have attached a pic of the failed driver install

























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Hello!Do anyone have any expirance how the T430s work with the Windows 10 Novemver upgrade Version 1511 (build 10586)?Is there problems?

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The trackpad drivers will not install with the latest 10 build version. you can only move the cursor with the trackpad, gestures and buttons do not work. I am going to give up on windows 10 if I can not find a solution fast. Phone support has been all but worthless from lenovo. This machine is only out of warranty for 3 months, I find it kind of silly that you can get no phone help when you tell them its a driver issue and all your asking is will there be an update for the driver or should I just give up. Why not have a way for techs to get this information to the department that could fix this instead of dismissing me as a customer who is out of warranty. I find it ridicoulous that windows updates cause drivers to fail and how microsoft forces windows 10 and its customers to use windows 10. If lenovo is not going to support windows 10 on older machines they should have a bulletin about it so that users dont get frustrated about the expierence. I have attached a pic of the failed driver install?

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I have a T430s  and a Docking station. I attached 2 monitors to the docks DP and DVI ports. Windows only allows me to use 2 of the three total monitors (2 external + Thinkpad LCD) at the same time. I have already read that the HD 4000 Card only supports two monitors. However, using Ubuntu allows me to have all three monitors active at the same time. How is this possible?

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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
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Robert

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Hi,
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Hi
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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.

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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)?
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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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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
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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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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,
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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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Hello, I am restoring an older laptop of mine, an Acer Aspire, it originally came with Windows Vista (which I liked).
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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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Have a M92P with Windows 7 Professional If I do a new install of Windows 10 or a Windows 7 to 10 upgrade, is there a Windows 10 license built into the system ? Thanks, Steve

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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
 

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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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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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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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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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 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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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>
<ProductUniquenessGroups>55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f</ProductUn... Read more

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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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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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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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.
 

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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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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 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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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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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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