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i have windows 7 product id how to convert this to product key ?

Q: i have windows 7 product id how to convert this to product key ?

Hi
i have windows 7 product id how to convert this to product key ? I am already format this laptop, but i keep only the Product ID. any way to convert Product
ID to Product Key?

My Product Id like this : 00000-OEM-0000000-00000
my lap top details : Dell Inspiron, 3rd Gen

Adv thanks for help...

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A: i have windows 7 product id how to convert this to product key ?

Tijosfx
As far as I know there is no way to "convert" it. That would make it way too easy for the illegal use of them.Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

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problem is when I was buy a dell laptop that have come with preloaded os (windows 8 )I have available product id but product key not available. now my head drive damaged. Now how to load window 8 OS use previous product key.


How to now my product key using product id :00326-10000-00000-AA870

One time I was replace motherboard on that  laptop on warrienty periode. that time they give me a window product key with seal pack. now when I will go to load window 8 useing that product key my laptop has not accepet that product key

pls solve inform me how to load os on my laptop

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Has Microsoft changed something in the latest April Windows Updates?
I create a default Windows 8 Enterprise VL image on my laptop in audit mode as I have always done previously.  Nothing has changed from my side.
When I install the image via WDS, everything installs fine.
When I use my WIM file to install via USB, it now comes up with:
The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key.
right after selecting the install language.
I have checked EI.cfg and it is normal:
[EditionID]
Enterprise
[Channel]
Volume
[VL]
1
I then tried adding PID.TXT with my Enterprise KMS key and, rather than error it then prompts me for a product key.
Surely using the VL install media it should never ask for a product key.  It never has before. (And I've never had to before)
I prepped the image as normal using:
C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:C:\Windows\win8unattend.xml
Any ideas?  I can't but help thinking something has changed in the latest batch of Windows Updates.  It's quite frustrating as not all my machines are capable of PXE, so I have to use USB.
The reason I think it is a recent change, is if I do a default install and DO NOT do any Windows Updates, it all works fine.  Only when I install the latest WU does it start doing this.

A:[NEW] The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key.

OK, So I've fixed it now, but I will still like to know WHY this has changed.

If i do this to my WIM, it then installs from USB:

imagex /flags "Enterprise" /info c:\temp\WIM\ME\install.wim "Win8Office2013Enterprise-x86" "Win8Office2013Enterprise-x86"

I wonder because I use the WDS capture image if this has somehow changed recently.
Very annoying, but now at least I can install my custom image :)

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I have recently bought Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) version and when trying to activate the product key post installation of the same. am getting a error that product key is blocked by Microsoft. Can any one help please ?
Below is the log from the MGAD tool 
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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-Q2689-2C82G-GMRW8
Windows Product Key Hash: Lj5nwNsdaALlAQIdzGCMT8Pzv/w=
Windows Product ID: 00426-070-1693196-86529
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {55142440-ABD1-4BB0-A4A3-DA87EAD87620}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.... Read more

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So short story, I work at a college tech site that fixes student and faculty computers. A foreign exchange student from Japan with a Sony Vaio (most likely from Japan as well) managed to get a virus on his computer and he was blocked off our network. Our policy is that we wipe and reinstall the OS to ensure that the virus is gone. However, we didn't have any Windows 7 Home Prem media CDs so I downloaded a Win7 Home Prem 32bit iso off of MSDN and burnt it to disk. However, when entering the product key given on the bottom of the laptop(and I've checked 3 times now to make sure it's correct), I get a:

"Product key does not match the current Windows SKU" error.

Why is this happening? Do I need a certain burnt iso (from Sony in Japan?) because of the laptop's foreign origins or is something else causing the problem here?

A:Product Key Does Not Match Current Windows SKU (Foreign product key?)

Yes, you need a Japanese iso, they have regional editions.

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I am making a recovery disk for my dell latitude E6440 laptop and began the process to make a Windows 7 professional DVD.  However, the Product Key I found on the computer only has 20 characters and on the Windows download site I received an error,
saying I needed 25 characters.
Not sure where I go from here.  Dell said the Windows 7 professional Product ID was correct.

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I will not question whether this is legal or illegal. This comes from Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q328874

For non-corporate users there is this from my own experience: I have on occasion run into three or four customers who attempted what is known as casual piracy by installing his XP onto a second machine. I have had to get only one customer out of this mess (about two years ago or longer) but the workaround was easy. (By the time his grace period was up, he had installed many programs and didn't want to be forced to do it again.) We called Microsoft, gave them a credit card number and they worked us through some steps that fixed the problem.

We then rebooted and was asked for a valid key.

I do not remember the steps as it was quite some time back and I saw no reason to keep notes on it.

Microsoft asked no questions about why he attempted piracy. I think they are just happy to get the money.
 

A:How to change Windows XP Product key and Product ID.

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I had to do a complete restore to  "factory" state on my T60 with CD's provided by Lenovo. Burn date on the CD's is August 2006. Everything goes just fine until the final restart when I get this error message - "Product recovery could not find the X:\Preboot\utils\Convert.cmd."  I did see a whole bunch of "X:\files" go by from the supplemental product CD that came with the R&R set of discs - I did not see the missing file above - Is this a new file added after the burn date of my R&R discs? Any way to download this file from Lenovo support site ? This is a critical laptop for me and a big inconvience to have to wait for a new set of discs!TIARIch

A:Product recovery - could not find X:\Preboot\Utils\convert.cmd

did you ever solve this problem?

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Please could one of you give me a valid PosReady 2009 product key as the one Microsoft provided me with was invalid according to the installer.

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I wanna dual boot Windows 8 Consumer Preview with my existing OS, Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created the necessary partitions and also created the bootable pendrive from the ISO downloaded.

When I begin the installation, everything goes fine until the Product Key screen comes up. I have tried 'NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8' and 'DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J' but I get an error message saying 'We couldn't verify the product key. Check the installation media'
When I enter a random product key like '00000-00000-00000-00000-00000' it gives a message saying that the product key is wrong, but when I enter the correct product key I get the error message which I have put in bold statements above.

What shall I do? Please help.

Regards,
Abhishek Sharma

A:Windows 8 Product Key Error: "We couldn't verify the product key"

Hello Abhishek, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The latest version of Windows 8 is currently the Release Preview. You might consider installing it instead.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/3997-windows-8-release-preview-download.html

Hope this may help,
Shawn

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If you're like me you've never even noticed the Sticky thread called "X1 Convertible Ideation". Behind that kind of odd name lies an entire forum section for discussing future products and product improvements, and presumably Lenovo reads it. If you have product improvement ideas or feedback about exisiting products, please post there. And while you're at it, vote for some of the posted ideas.  Link to the Feedback forum: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X1-Convertible-Ideation/idb-p/id_tp01_en 

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I picked up this lenovo laptop and shortly after I got it the HDD went out. I replaced the HDD and Installed a full version of Windows XP SP2 then used the Win 7 upgrade disc I bought. I did a clean install of the Win 7 then I activated it at that time without any issues. Some time after that I started getting the message it wasn't a genuine copy. I rearmed the time period but I'm not able to activate the copy again with the PID. I get the message this product is for upgrade and not a clean install. I need to find out if I will be able to register this copy or if I will need to start over from scratch. I did try putting in another PID but it didn't activate with it. I haven't been able to change the PID back due to the message I am getting about the upgrade not clean install.

I appreciate any help I can get with this issue.

Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {B7CDA3F9-04BA-4675-9B81-E8C61611D67C}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
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A:Product key giving product is upgrade not clean install on activation

Code:
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Thats an Acer OEM. You cannot install it on a Lenova.

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I recently purchased a Precision M6800 (probably one of the last ) and now want to add an external slice-type battery. I did some searches on DELL web sites (my local Belgium one and some international ones) and on the www. This resulted in several product codes for what seem to be the same, or at least similar products: 451-11831 / 451-BBGJ / 312-1351. Can anyone tell me if those are all the same, or at least compatible products ? And more importantly: is any of those (or all 3) really the slice-type battery I am looking for to attach to the docking connector of my M6800 ?
Erik "De LoRRe" Laurent
Belgium

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ok so my product key on my laptop base is XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-KVWXP
but the one that windows reports(useing slmgr.vbs -dli in run command) end in KKMRQ also tweakVI also reports this(with a totaly different key but ending in KKMRQ) why has this happened im confused as to why its like this. thanks
 

A:product key: sticker on laptop key is different from actual product key???

The product key is encrypted in the Registry, so maybe one of those commands/utilities has the wrong encryption algorithm.

If you bought new the key on the sticker on the laptop is your personal unique key and the one in the system is the OEM's "volume license" key.
 

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I have been reading posts on seven-/eight-/tenforums for years with pleasure and gratitude for all the solutions they provided. But my current issue is one of the strangest things I've encountered in all these years. Have been searching through a lot of posts but haven't found any similar issue (or solution for it) yet. So here it goes.

Symptom: the OEM product key in the registry of a Windows 7 Pro installation (laptop) does not correspond with the OEM product key in the laptop's BIOS.

Here's the situation in short. It concerns a laptop from a student friend of mine who asked me to upgrade her current Windows 7 Pro x64 OS to Windows 10. She couldn't tell me if the installation was the original OEM factory partition or if it (perhaps) could be a pirated version. Since I wasn't about to just upgrade to Windows 10 without checking the authenticity of the Windows 7 OS, I performed the regular checks: see if it was activated already by running the "Activate Windows" program (check), check under Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> System tab if the OS was already activated (check) and run Microsoft's online Validation Tool (check). Everything seems fine, the OS is activated and genuine.

Still, the COA sticker was missing. My friend didn't have any physical recovery media or other stuff with a license sticker on it. So I thought I'd check the product key stored in the BIOS and compare it with the product key in the registry. If they'd correspond, all would... Read more

A:Product key in registry does not correspond with product key in BIOS

A windows 7 key is not stored or shown in the bios.

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I have had to put a new hard drive in my laptop after the original one failed.
I then reinstalled Vista using the product recovery CD that came with the laptop (not the recovery cds i made as these did not work!)

Vista is now asking me to supply a product key as the one given is incorrect.
I tried the key from the bottom of the laptop, but this does not work.

What to i do?

A:Re: vista product key needed (new HDD - used product recovery cd)

> . I tried the key from the bottom of the laptop, but this does not work

The Windows product key on the bottom side of your notebook is an OEM license key. That means this can?t be used with other Windows versions.

> What to i do?

To buy Windows key or order a recovery disk if available:

https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hi! Ich bought a HP ProBook 6550b a few days back. On the first start of the notebook I got the following message:Product Information not validThe following product information programmed into the system board is missing or invalidProduct Configuration ID I already updated to the latest Bios version, but this did not solve the problem. I searched Google and Youtube and found a tool (NbDmiFit ) that HP provides. Unfortunately I think, that the tool does not support my motherboard. I tried the batchfile "NbDmiFit.bat", which should find the correct exe-File for setting the missing value, but that didn't work. After that I tried every single exe-file, but I was not able to set the Product Configuration ID successful. Does anyone know, which exe-file or which tool one needs for setting the Product Configuration ID on a HP ProBook 6550b? I also discovered a further possible solution with WinFlash. Unfortunately I don't know, which command is necessary for setting the Product Configuration ID. Maybe someone can help with that: Usage: WinFlash64.exe [COMMAND]dat      string   Specify the asset tag DMI string.dmc    string   Specify the chassis manufacturer DMI string.dmm  string   Specify the motherboard manufacturer DMI string.dks     string    Specify the SKU number DMI string.dms    string    Specify the system manufacturer DMI string.dos [string;... Read more

A:Product Information not valid - Product Configuration ID mis...

I can ask to have your issue escalated. You should be contacted by an HP representative someone over the next few days.

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my product id is 00426-292-0000007-85998. what is my product key?

A:my product id is 00426-292-0000007-85998. what is my product key?

Hi,


It is impossible to find your product key us this way.


You can refer to How to identify, locate, and replace a product key


Hope this helps




Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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Hello,I decided to update my BIOS and I follow HP instruction on this page. I understand everything but when I get to the point where I am supposed to identify my product I get stuck. Because: When I fill my product number (which is A1GOOES) I am told by the webpage that my notebook is HP Pavilion g6-1a01 however I am really sure that my notebook is ProBook 4530s (it is written ON it and also it written in "System information").Hence, the problem is I cannot decide which update of BIOS I should download. I understand that updating BIOS is a serious issue so I write to you before I do some action. curr. ver of bios: HP 68SRR ver. F.27 (23.5.2012).Thanks everyone who can provide some help!

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Hi, I'm new.

Right now, I'm really worried. I just bought Windows 7 Ultimate from Ebay, installed it and everything works fine. I tried the Product Key that came with it, but it said on the computer that it was blocked. That's ok, since it said on the page that it wouldn't work.

So I went to a website called Windows 7 Key Sale,Cheap Windows 7 Serial Key,Windows 7 Product Key Store!. as it was the first thing in google. I bought the Windows 7 product key, and I should get it soon.#

Bad Move.

I didn't realise I had service pack 1... it came with the Discs... FML.

Is there any way I can delete service pack 1 before the disk gets here so it will actually work? Thanks so much if you can help.

Microsoft has said that these keys won't work with SP1 windows.

A:Windows 7 Product Key, and SP1 Product Key.

A product key number will activate the Windows 7 with or without SP1 installed.

However, that 2nd site is a pretty questionable website, and would have my suspicions if that product key number was legit or not as well.

Getting your Windows 7 from places like these is quite risky. They have a high risk of being fake, illegal, and loaded with a virus to top it off. It's always best to get your copy of Windows 7 from a more legit retailer, or directly from Microsoft.

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On a recently purchased, from a supplier believed to be reputable, refurbished 64 bit, Win 7-Pro, computer, the product key shown on the affixed COA and the product key retrieved with Magical Jelly Bean are different. In various places I have searched, I think I have learned that this often happens when big refurbishers use special OEM product keys when they refurbish PCs and install newer operating system software. Is this information still correct?

What happens if I choose to replace the existing HD in the PC after a HD failure or if I want a larger HD in the PC? Will the product key on the affixed COA work?

Should I, for the moment, 1) attempt to reactivate the OS with the product key on the affixed COA; 2) do nothing; 3) or something else?

Thank you, in advance, for comments, suggestions, or pointers to an appropriate tutorial.

A:COA product key and installed product key discrepancy

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Quote: Originally Posted by HenriK37


On a recently purchased, from a supplier believed to be reputable, refurbished 64 bit, Win 7-Pro, computer, the product key shown on the affixed COA and the product key retrieved with Magical Jelly Bean are different. In various places I have searched, I think I have learned that this often happens when big refurbishers use special OEM product keys when they refurbish PCs and install newer operating system software. Is this information still correct?

Not positive, but I think so.

What happens if I choose to replace the existing HD in the PC after a HD failure or if I want a larger HD in the PC? Will the product key on the affixed COA work?

The Product Key on the COA should work regardless of what hard drive you use.

Should I, for the moment, 1) attempt to reactivate the OS with the product key on the affixed COA; 2) do nothing; 3) or something else?

Do nothing if Windows is currently activated and all is working well. If you ever have to re-install Windows, re-activate it using the Product Key on the COA sticker.

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Just discovered that the Win 7 Professional Retail Version I purchased, downloaded & installed has a bogus product key. I've since ordered a genuine Win 7 copy. When it arrives, can I just enter the new product key into the existing system without reinstalling Win 7 again, following the "change product key" instructions? If not, is there a way to do this without a reinstall?
THANKS.....Lee

A:New product key to replace invalid product key

Hello Lee,

As long as you purchased a retail Windows 7 Pro, then yes you should be able to just change the key to the new one to activate with it.

Product Key Number - Change

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here is the MGAdiag
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB
Windows Product Key Hash: 7n86V3QGhtY7XyNXmsOyS2HO8Yo=
Windows Product ID: 00179-40307-79999-AAOEM
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: 6.2.9200.2.00010300.0.0.100
ID: {A0F7742D-55A0-46DF-B430-40BB79171F69}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 8 Single Language
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 9200.win8_gdr.130410-1505
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 

Browser Data-->
Proxy setti... Read more

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my pendrive is detected but other pendrives are not detected my lapy.
i have windows 7 pro os registered but i dont have product key. i forgott my key.
now my windows 7 is format so i need product key.
could you please give a my win 7 pro product key?

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I have a toshbiba Satellite L750-1XK and managed to get a Windows 7 Installation Install Disc as the owner of the laptop did not make a recovery disk. The owner reported that the laptop would not startup and when i looked at it the hard disk had stopped
spinning.
I brought and fitted the new disk drive and booted up from the CD and installed windows 7 64bit software. All went well untill i entered the product code from the sticker on the bottom of the laptop and was informed that the product key was invalid. The
operating system has installed and is running ok BUT the network controller has not installed and as such I cant get the laptop on to the internet to get any further.
I did try to get a disk from toshiba but there web site says that windows 7 is not supported so i cant get one from there.
Why does the product key come up as invalid?

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I bought my Acer Aspire notebook with Win8 & a touchscreen new in Jan.2013. I have never been able to activate the product key, (it is being blocked). I have since found out that the number I located in the BIOS is a 'default' product key & is plastered all over the internet & certainly doesn't appear to be my unique personal number. Why would it be a default number, & why is it on my laptop? When I first rec'd it, it wouldn't complete installation of Windows 8. It was picked up & sent to Acer, Plymouth for checking. This is what they did:
Passed Hitachi hard drive test, memtest & all other hardware tests. Re-imaged hard-drive & performed software recovery. Updated BIOS.
When I got it back everything was working ok, except for the product key activation. I've been using it ever since Jan.
with only other problem. Could something they did in Plymouth be the cause of this problem?
Acer has sent me Windows Recovery disks to do a factory reset, but I've already done a factory reset for another problem & that didn't activate the machine, so why should another reset fix it?

A:My product key is a 'default' product key. Why?

I would return to Acer for repair or replacement.

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I purchased a copy of Windows 7 from eBay and it came with a Product Key label. The disk doesn't say that it is the Service Pack 1 level, so I assume that it is the original version. I decided to bypass all of the updating that would be required to bring the original version up to the SP1 level by just downloading an ISO of Windows 7 SP1 from the Microsoft web site. Part of the process for doing this is to enter the Product Key so that Microsoft can verify that the key is valid. I entered the key and clicked VERIFY. I got a message that this key was not valid for this product. The FAQ stated that the key would not be valid for an OEM, Enterprise, etc. version of the program. This leads me to ask two questions:
 
1) If I have a valid Product Key for Windows 7 64-bit, why would it not be valid for the SP1 version; it's just the latest version of the original OS?
 
2) If I go ahead and install the original version of the OS from the disk that I have, will I be able to receive the SP1 update when I have installed all updates up to that point? (Or is SP1 just a compilation of the original OS and all of the updates that were issued before MS released SP1?)
 
Thanks in advance.

A:Product Key Not Valid for This Product

These are questions/situations for a Microsoft rep, IMO.  Nothing anyone can tell you here at BC...is likely to be as valid as a simple phone conversation with an authorized rep of MS, charged with doing license activation..
 
A simple phone call would result in answers within a 15-minute block of time, IMO.
 
Louis

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What is the difference between a Windows 7 Default Product Key and a Product Key? Just curious

A:Default Product Key and Product Key

one is for windows 7 and the other isn't?

what do you mean exactly?

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Is the product key directly related to the install disk? That is, can I install Windows 7 on a computer and use a different product key than the disk I'm using to install, assuming this different product key is unregistered?

Or in another light: If I install using a registered copy but enter my legal copy's product key, is this a valid installation? Can this even be done?

A:Product Keys: install from different disk then product key disk

There is no product key information on the installation disks.

If the version of Windows you install is the same as the product key you intend to use, it will be fine.

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I bought mi laptop in a best buy store in 2013, it had windows 8 pre installed.  This month i had to formatte the laptop for issue with the hard drive.  I want to activate the windows 8 again, but don't find the product key.  The microsoft support detect the product key isn't into the BIOS.  Please help me to get my windows 8 product key back   Thank.

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I have a question I was wondering if some one could answer . I know there are a lot very knowledgeable people on this forum and someone would probably have an answer. I have a HP compac 17" laptop . On the Id sticker on the bottom Of the laptop there is a product key number. I used Magic Jelly bean finder and it came up with a totally different product key #. Why is this. Thank you.

A:Windows Product Key

Originally Posted by pawpaw


I have a question I was wondering if some one could answer . I know there are a lot very knowledgeable people on this forum and someone would probably have an answer. I have a HP compac 17" laptop . On the Id sticker on the bottom Of the laptop there is a product key number. I used Magic Jelly bean finder and it came up with a totally different product key #. Why is this. Thank you.



pre built systems dont require a product key, as they are oem and are pre installed on the system, wouldnt be very productive if the compaq had to enter a product key for each computer they manufacture, and they fire out at least 5000 computers a day in the US alone. So they effectively use a keygen, they are authorised to do so as they are an official microsoft dealer/partner. The product key affixed to the side of your computer is the product key that comes with the OEM version of Vista, OEM software looks like below. You have no chance of stealing my key as ive purposely blurred the product key image.
also admins if im breaching some sort of law, please edit this post as you deem fit.

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I had a legit copy of 8.1, I've mistakenly thought this would be the key for Win 10.
I've no win 10 key.
What can I do?  I can't activate Win 10 now.
 
Any help guys?

A:Windows 10 product key?

Hi Red Kelt Did you upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10? If so, the product key for Windows 8.1 will be used for the activation of Windows 10, yes.

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I cant activate windows.how to find my windows product key?is the computer still functional without the product key?

A:windows Product Key

Since 2012, the product key has been coded into the BIOS. Is Windows 10 the original operating system? What did you do before this happened? Was the operating system not activated after you firast turned it on after purchase and went online? Did this happen after July 29,2016? That was a cutoff date for registragtion of then operating system for a free Windows 10 upgrade.  "is the computer still functional without the product key?" Yes, but you will still need an activated operating system to use it. You can use your recovery media to reoinstall the original operating system. Once you go online it should be recognoized by the MIcrosoft activation servers. 

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 I have the below all in one desktop. There was a system problem wherein the hard disk got corrupted. I have to install windows 8 back. How can i get the product key for the installed original windows 8 - which i had bought with the desktop   Product Model:   H5Y57AA  Product Name:    HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f201in All-in-One Desktop PC    Product Serial Number:    3CR3190CZW        

A:Windows 8 Product key

The Windows license activation key is coded in the BIOS.  Install the OS. When you go online, it should automatically activate.

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Hello.I want to wipe out my HDD completly and install a clean windows 10 installation. But I can't find the product key anywhere. I read somewhere on the internet that the key is hidden in UEFI. When I completly format the hdd and install Windows, the key will be entered by itself or how does this work?Thank you.

A:Windows 10 product key

Yep, since 8.1 the key is embedded in the BIOS, so you will not need to type it in during the install, so when you get to the part of the installation where is asks for the key, just click on the "I do not have a key" link and it will continue to install, and activate automatically.If you want to extract the Windows 10 product key and save it in your records, you can use free tools like ShowKeyPlus to extract it it from the BIOS and save it to a text file. This document might help you with the clean installhttps://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_10-windows_install/clean-install-windows-10... Cheers,

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Hello everyone,
I downloaded the iso-Windows10_InsiderPreview_x32_IT IT_10074 but when I try to enter the product key is written to me: I could not test the product key, and checks the destination media.

thanks
 

A:windows 10 product key

Windows 10 Insider Preview 10074 should automatically activate during the install and setup process. There's no need to enter a product key. I've done this in 2 computers with the 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

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Bought an HP laptop from a friend but she wiped it clean before she gave it to me.  It is trying to reinstall Windows 10 and needs the product key, she doesn't have any information left that would have that (box, emails, etc.)  How can i get that key so i can install Windows?  thanks.

A:Windows 10 product key

Hi Aw, It is because the key is actually connected to the motherboard, you should have some sort of sticker saying what version of windows with the product key on the computer somewhere (Possibly underneath the battery on certain models of laptops) However if you are still not able to find it there is a freeware application that you are able to download and it will rip the key off your motherboard its called ProduKey. You will run and it will come up with the windows OEM key that you copy and paste into your system to activate it I hope this helps and please reply if you need anymore help! - Sarasona

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I have a Pavilion g6 Notebook.  The hard drive had a bad sector.  I reset the laptop to factory settings.  Now I can't update Windows because it's asking for a product id.  How do I fix this?  (windows 8)

A:windows 8 product key

banana27 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Your product key is embedded into the UEFI firmware of the motherboard of your PC. You can retrieve it using this utility:  http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/2577-showkey.html HOWEVER, I need to know HOW you did the reset --because doing it using the HP Recovery Manager should automatically reactivate using that key, and you should NOT have to manually enter it. If you reset it using Windows media you got from Microsoft, that will NOT work because the product key embedded in your PC will only work with HP OEM media.Good Luck

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Hello,I'm Xarvaine Martina,I bought a acer aspire e1-571 laptop for school,with windows 8 already on it.3 Months later i bought the Operating System Crashed.I'm sitting here with a pc here asking me for the product key.I need help i kinda figured tht maybe if i send the pc details i might get the product key? Cause its no where on the box or the laptopThank you. 

A:My Windows 8 Product key

Microsoft do not provide Windows 8 keys for preinstalled OEM versions (it is not necessary as the key is embedded). Consequently, a COA label is not issued. You simply need to execute 'Acer Recovery Management' at boot up with Alt + F10. (Note, any data will be lost as your machine will revert to its original shipped state.) A key will not be required. 

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 I have the below all in one desktop. There was a system problem wherein the hard disk got corrupted. I have to install windows 8 back. How can i get the product key for the installed original windows 8 - which i had bought with the desktop   Product Model:   H5Y57AA  Product Name:    HP Pavilion TouchSmart 23-f201in All-in-One Desktop PC    Product Serial Number:    3CR3190CZW        

A:Windows 8 Product key

The Windows license activation key is coded in the BIOS.  Install the OS. When you go online, it should automatically activate.

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I tried to reinstall windows 7 on my Dell vostro 230s . I own all the original dvds came with the pc. But I've lost the sticker on the case. And I can't log into any user account to recover the key from a third party software. So I'm lost right now . I got the dell service code sticker still on.how can I reinstall windows ? Please help.

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I purchased a manufacture refurbished alienware x51 a few years ago, had a few troubles with updating the bios right away however I reset it back to 4(?) and had no issues.
I recently updated the bios without thinking of what happened when I did it last. When I started the computer again I got a "reboot and select proper device message" I put in my windows 8 recovery disk and went searching for my product key, I cant seem to find it however, any clues? If not is there any easier solutions?
Cheers

A:Windows 8 Product Key

It seems like updating the BIOS has changed your boot sequence... so you should power down your system and press [F2] at startup and amend the boot order so the SSD/HDD is on top. You may also need to revert the SATA operation if its changed and toggle between UEFI and Legacy BIOS...
At this stage you should consider clean installing Windows 10 TH2 especially as the offer for the free upgrade expires in 2 days and there is no point in sticking to Windows 8.1:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/

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Hi All,

I bought a new laptop that came with win7 basics, but I thought since I have the win7 pro cd I might as well install the pro. I remember that the for XP I could use several the same product key for 2 laptops, can I still do this? I don't want to try and activate because I'm afraid that microsoft might block my other laptop?

Thanks for the help!

A:Windows 7 Pro Product Key

  
Quote: Originally Posted by merelda


Hi All,

I bought a new laptop that came with win7 basics, but I thought since I have the win7 pro cd I might as well install the pro. I remember that the for XP I could use several the same product key for 2 laptops, can I still do this? I don't want to try and activate because I'm afraid that microsoft might block my other laptop?

Thanks for the help!


One product key is for one system only
You will need an upgrade DVD if you want to go from Home Basic to Professional

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I have Windows 10 Pro Build 14905 on one of my laptops.I bought a new computer. Since I'm in the insider program can I install it on the new one for free? What about a product key? Will I have to pay for one? Should I remove it from my laptop because I don't think Microsoft allows more than one installation per user.Thank you

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The new computer doesn't have an OS on it?
Was the install on the laptop a free upgrade? Or was it a factory OEM install?
Insider or not, it's still not free. The Insider preview requires activation just like the Consumer release does.
A new install on new hardware requires a new license. Unless you have a Retail version you can transfer from PC to PC, yes you will have to buy a new key/license.
If the current install is activated with a Digital License, its using a Generic key. That key is useless for transferring the OS.

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Hi there,

I have recently installed Windows 8 Pro onto a newly installed hard drive as my previous HDD broke but its asking me for the product key before it will update to Windows 10. I have a Toshiba Laptop which came with Windows 7, and is a Windows 7 product key installed in the OEM, i upgraded to windows 8 when it first came out.

I do not have the confirmation email i received when i upgraded and nor do i remember my email address i used at the time.

Can anyone help with what i can do to resolve this issue or will i need to revert back and install Windows 7 using the key printed on the underneath of the laptop/OEM, and upgrade to Windows 10 that way?, will that allow me to upgrade to Windows 10?

Also where can i get a download of Windows 7 Home Prem OA, im not sure what the prem OA means but that is what it states on the sticker on the underneath of the laptop.

Please help asap.

Kind Regards

Mark

A:Getting my Windows 8 product key?

This script might help-

ShowKey v1.3.vbs

What it shows-

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