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Q: preinstalled os product key

So I'm trying to find out my preinstalled OS's product key. Since there are things that xp sp3 needs this code so it doesnt go into limited access/useage. If that is still true of xp sp3 then how do I find it, I honestly cant remember if there was a way.

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A: preinstalled os product key

and welcome to the Forum

SP3 will not need the Product Key . . but, if the pc is from one of the major manufacturers, it will be on a sticker on the side of the tower, bottom of a laptop

Looks like this:

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Have MS Office preinstalled when I got my hp convertible but how can I get product key for the activation?

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Ive used pirated bootables with preinstalled product keys in the past but am now on the straight and narrow, wanting to add my product key to my legitimate copy of windows 8. This way I wont have to worry about having it written down, losing it or entering it incorrectly, since it will be automagically entered for me.

Does anyone know how I can add the product key to my bootable image?

A:Bootable with preinstalled product key?

Originally Posted by phrosyn


Ive used pirated bootables with preinstalled product keys in the past but am now on the straight and narrow, wanting to add my product key to my legitimate copy of windows 8. This way I wont have to worry about having it written down, losing it or entering it incorrectly, since it will be automagically entered for me.

Does anyone know how I can add the product key to my bootable image?



No need to add product key to a Windows 8 image, as the installer will see the key in the BIOS.






Where is the Windows 8 Product Key?


Factory-installed Windows 8 computers differ from previous versions of Windows. Previously, the Product Key for Windows was attached as a label on the computer so that, in the event that the computer required reinstallation, the key could be referenced for activation.

For Windows 8, the Product Key is "injected" onto the computer motherboard at the factory, and the installation and activation processes refer to the BIOS of the computer to verify authenticity and activate Windows. No Windows Product Key is otherwise provided or needed by the customer.

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When I buy my product the Windows 10 Original was preinstalled on my Notebook PC and backup files were given in a locked drive. Recently my hard disk has been crashed and backup files are gone. Can I get my windows product key back?

A:Preinstalled Windows product key

Mahbubur_Rifat Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Your product key is still on the PC.  On Win8 machines and newer, the product key is embedded into the UEFI firmware of the motherboard.  You can retrieve is using this tool:  http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/2577-showkey.html Howver, what you SHOULD use to restore your PC is HP Recover Media and that will automatically find and reuse the product key. HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, cont... Read more

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Have MS Office preinstalled when I got my hp convertible but how can I get product key for the activation?

A:Have preinstalled ms office but need product key

@Mohammadali1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!First of all, you need to know that HP keeps no records of individual MS Office product keys associated with individual PCs. That means there is no way to obtain this information from HP.Second, ever since Office 2013, MS Office has been distributed in two different forms: (1) installed locally, (2) installed using Click-to-Run (CTR).  The local versions used a product key received with the purchase (or via email, from a download), the CTR versions used a product key received via email from MS, but it was NOT stored on the PC. If you have the Local version, you should be able to retrieve that key using these utilities:  https://www.lifewire.com/free-product-key-finder-programs-2625119 If you have the CTR version, the key is not stored locally, and you can only get it by contacting Microsoft.Good Luck

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Recently I purchased Ideapad 520 that has Pre Installed MS Office and not sure about the version. Initially it asked to activate in 6days. But after 6 days I am unable to create new files. Can any one say how to active MS office. Where can I get the product key and how much it costs.

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Hi, I bought my computer in April 2012 and never activated my preinstalled MS Office ; I guess I didn't need to at the time.  I now need to activate it, and can't find my product code; I'm not even sure it came with the computer, because I don't have it anywhere, and I saved EVERYTHING from when I bought it except the packaging.

A:product code for preinstalled office

Hi, Your machine does not have MS Office pre-installed     http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c03499435 You can buy MS Office from Microsoft OR try the following free product     https://www.openoffice.org/download/ Regards.

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So I have this Lenovo laptop with a preinstalled Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit, and somehow I managed to mess with it to the point that I can't boot to normal or safe mode, and refresh or reset the system. I have tried different methods to fix this (renaming software to software.001, trying to boot to safe mode, etc) yet no success. One of my friends told me that the OS is corrupted, so I want to do a clean reinstallation of Windows 8.1 but given a preinstalled machine, I don't have the CD with me. I haven't downloaded an installation media from microsoft website yet because I realized I don't know the product key. I have searched through my laptop's box and case with no result. With that done said, can I know my windows product key while I cannot even boot? (I'm stuck in windows recovery environment)

P.S. I dont really know much about computer so please forgive me if I sometimes sound dumb
 

A:Finding Product Key on a Preinstalled Win 8.1 Laptop

I have backed up all the important documents so I don't mind losing all my files.

Also, do I really need a product key if I want to reinstall by using an USB installation media?
 

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I replaced thinkpad T440p motherboard with a used motherboard..then I used HMD to install System type model & serial keys to the new board..now issue is preinstalled windows 8 license missing from bios.. i already updated bios..what's the isssue..how can i solve this?

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So i got a laptop from the school with windows 10 education, but it has a windows 10 pro sticker on the bottom. I want to upgrade to windows 10 pro, but kinda difficult without the key. The laptop i got is a Lenovo L460 if you wonder.

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I was curious if the bios of a computer that is licensed with Windows 10 pro but comes preinstalled with Windows 7 Pro through downgrade rights, already has the Windows 10 product key in the bios, or if it's inserted when using the Lenovo USB recovery disk to install Windows 10?





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A:Does bios have Windows 10 Product Key if Preinstalled with Windows 7?

Hi there,
 
Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
 
As I understand that you have query regarding product key whether product key is preinstalled in BIOS or not for downgrade system.
The answer would be yes, it will get activated automatically when you'll install Windows 10.
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi there,  can someone please kindly let me know if a new machine comes with Win 7 Pro 64bit preinstalled ( includes Win 10 pro bit License ), once I determine to upgrade online to Win 10 Pro  ; can I still back to Win 7 Pro later on  ?  Thanks

A:Win 7 Pro preinstalled

Yes, you're free to do so. What's more - Windows 10 Pro license allows you to install Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8/8.1 Pro if you want. Just one thing though. Windows 7 normally requires license key to activate, so make sure to create a recovery media set from current Windows installation. If you perform an upgrade without fresh installation, you'll have at least a week to perform rollback and retain all your data before upgrade.

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I want to use the Tweakguide but it requires an original Windows XP installation CD. I have an HP desktop and a Lenovo laptop and both came with XP preinstalled.

Is there a way to create the installation CD?

Thanks

A:I need an XP Installation cd but the OS came preinstalled

Some think so, http://www.howtohaven.com/system/createwin...setupdisk.shtmlSome don't, http://www.askdavetaylor.com/can_i_create_...llation_cd.htmlLouis

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I recently began buying used/broken computers and refurbishing them for a profit.  I am working with my first set of computers (5 of them), and I am in the process of installing Windows and getting them completely ready for sale.
 
I am looking for ideas for programs that I should preinstall.  I am NOT looking for the ridiculous bloatware that comes with most computers; just common programs that most people will install anyway.  Examples of such would be an office suite (a free one unless they want to pay me to buy MS Office), Flash player, and Acrobat reader.
 
Can anyone think of other programs that I should preinstall on these computers?  Once again, I'm not looking for suggestions of software that not everyone would want; just ones that most people will be installing anyway.
 
Thanks for any suggestions.

A:Preinstalled Software

Off the top of my head:Alternative browser(s) (Chrome, Firefox etc)Decompression software: 7-zip or WinrarAntivirus: Avast or MSE

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Ok I have a question from a friend who I couldnt answer so I will ask it for him here.

He recently bought a Dell XPS 410 that has WindowsXP on it. He bought it right before the change over to Vista. Anyhoo, He doesnt have Windows Recovery disk, but he does have a priated version of WindowsXP. My question is, say his OS had to be reinstalled could he use a program like Jelly Bean and get the key from his current system, write it down and use it when he reloads windows with this priated copy? Would Microsoft recognize it as being genuine? I told him he shouldnt be using the pirated copy, and just go out and buy the Vista, but he was curious, in fact so am I. Thanks!
 

A:Preinstalled Windows

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Get yourself an XP system while you still can.
"For the best of both worlds, consider buying a system that has Vista preinstalled but comes with a downgrade disc, often called an XP recovery disc."
http://WindowsSecrets.com/comp/080306
 

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November 28F-Secure: News from the LabPreinstalled trojansHere's an interesting one. Peripherals manufacturer I-O Data has shipped a series of nice-looking portable hard drives in the 40GB to 120GB range - carrying the Backdoor.Win32.Tompai trojan on them.Preinstalled trojans

A:Preinstalled Trojans

Darn I was looking to order one with MyDoom

I guess someone in quality control has got a vacation....

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If I choose to "Refresh" the OS, will I revert to factory system installed Win 8 or the current upgraded Win 8.1? I wish to avoid W 8 again !

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Hello,

I recently bought a new notebook computer that came with windows 8. I would like to make a copy/backup of the windows 8 that was preinstalled, wipe the hard drive, and install a separate windows 7 license that I bought.

Simply put:
-Create a copy/backup of the preinstalled win 8
-Wipe the hard drive and install win 7
-At a later date restore the win 8 as if it came when I first bought the notebook

Will using the ?Create Recovery Drive?(with copying the recovery partition to the recovery drive) option under Advanced Recovery tools allow me to make such a copy/backup that will restore win 8 just as it arrived when I bought the notebook or do I need to follow another process?

While I am asking, the process to restore that win 8 partition in the future, which tutorial is appropriate to follow?

Thanks in advance.

A:Backup a preinstalled Win 8 for later

Welcome to EightForums.

What is the Make & Model?


For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.

Filling out System Specs - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi,
I bought an emachines computer with windows xp preinstalled. The machine is only about 5 years old. The hard drive is occasionaly making a whiring noise. I guess that it is going to go bad. I am going to buy a second hard drive and install that to back up my personal files. I would like to buy another HD to just run XP on. My machine did not come with a restore CD. Is there anything that I can do?
Thanks,
Mike

A:Emachines Preinstalled Xp Os

You could try contacting emachines for a set of disks. Normally they should only charge you the postage.

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I bought a notebook laptop 4 months ago, still under warranty, with Windows10 preinstalled.  I really can't get on with it and would like to uninstall and install Windows 8.  Can anyone please advise the best way to go about this ?Thank you.

A:Preinstalled windows 10

Wow if you do not like Windows 10 I cannot see how Windows 8 is going to be any better. You would have to purchase Windows 8 and install from scratch. My advice is against it but happy to help just will not support it unless you confirm you have a licensed copy of Windows 8 (actually you would want 8.1) to install then we can walk through the steps. 

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I have a hp pro 3330 micro tower which came with preinstalled Windows 8.1. Yesterday due to some reason i formatted my hdd and while doing so Reserved storage were also erased. Now when i installed 8.1 it asks for product key..So where to find it..I don't have any recovery DVD or anything similar..

A:how to know preinstalled os activation key

Hi: The W8.1 product key should be in the BIOS. I have zipped up and attached a free utility that should give you the OEM product key in the BIOS. Not sure why you need it though, as the key should have automatically been inserted when you installed W8.1.


























ShowKeyPlus.zip ?1618 KB

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Hi
I bought a PC with Seven Family 64 bit preinstalled, so I have a first legit number.
I installed (clean install) on that PC Window Ultimate, retail bought, so with another (second) legit number.

My question is:
Do-I have the right to install (upgrade install) Seven (Family) - but I'd prefer 32 bit - on my portable with the first number, so the number from the preinstalled Seven (which I no more use).

Would It Work?
Would it be accepted by Microsoft
Would I be able to use a 64bit number with a 32 bit Seven?

And if it ever it is a validation problem, or it fails, would I be able to downgrade to my old Vista (without reinstalling all my application or so)

I am a little confused with the difference between preinstalled licenses right and retail one.

Thank you for your light.

A:Is it legit to use a preinstalled seven Key on another PC ?

If your original PC was classed as having an OEM licence then the answer is no.

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How do I get the computer back to out of factory state? I want to restore the whole thing brand new with the preinstalled files. How is that possible? The only disk I have in hand is gateway operating system disc. When I tried to reinstall the disk and the preinstall works 8.5 was gone. I have gateway laptop mt 3707. Please help. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Preinstalled programs?

You need to contact the OEM and get the "Programs" CD or DVD.
Some OEM's have all of this on a "Hidden Partition" on your hard drive.

Who is the OEM?
 

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hi,this is the second topic about this issue iam sorryi have some questionshow do i know if there is still a recovery for the image coming with ideapad 700how can i go to recovery of the image coming not the current windows if there is no hlelp shall i install media creation to setup windows or lenovo could send me an image if windows with preinstalled apps of lenovoand last quesion where do i get the apps and utilites coming with the original imagesother than drivers found on the main website

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I have an HP pavilion dv6500 that has been preinstalled with Vista Home Premium 32-bit. The laptop is capable of running 64-bit, so is there a way for me to get it?

A:Preinstalled laptop

Hi, unless you use your pc for business applications wich need more processing power, it's useless to "upgrade" to a 64 bit version, it has many compatibility problems as i heard from people. Oh, and i don't know if there's a way to get a 64 bit vista ( other than buying it). Just wait for some experts asking

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As it turns out, in Windows 8 the Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus program is merged into Windows Defender
Seems to be two trains of thought:
1. Microsoft is including a preinstalled antivirus program into Windows 8 so that end users are guarenteed to have AV installed and running on their computer.
2. Microsoft wanted everyone to have a look without worrying about the need for an av, but in the final version there will be no preinstalled AV software.

Which do you believe is true?

EDIT: craaaaaaap I messed up the poll title.

A:Do you think Win8 gold will have AV preinstalled?

Originally Posted by IceFire


As it turns out, in Windows 8 the Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus program is merged into Windows Defender
Seems to be two trains of thought:
1. Microsoft is including a preinstalled antivirus program into Windows 8 so that end users are guarenteed to have AV installed and running on their computer.
2. Microsoft wanted everyone to have a look without worrying about the need for an av, but in the final version there will be no preinstalled AV software.

Which do you believe is true?

EDIT: craaaaaaap I messed up the poll title.



Building Windows 8 - Protecting you from malware

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I have a Acer Aspire M5810 it came with windows 7 preinstalled. Now my computer is a mess and I want to format and make a fresh install, but i didn't get a windows 7 setup disk when I bought the computer, I just got 3 blank DVDs and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do with them. Can anyone please instruct me? I'm gonna need some idiot proof step by step instructions. Thanks

A:reinstalling preinstalled win7

The computer probably has a recovery partition, down load and burn this recovery CD and wait for instructions, from somebody/guru who knows what to do. I have to take my cat to the vet and fix a friends computer so I will be off line for a while. Download Windows 7 System Recovery Discs — The NeoSmart Files

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Hi - A brief outline of my reason for this post -Some problems have appeared in the last week that may require an expert to review my system - These have included, Internet connection dropouts (ISP connection is OK, as my XP has had no problems) and failure to enable Microsoft updates to Win7 SP1 -An antivirus scan by Avira AntiVir takes about 35 mins although I have 453GB total space and I have 419GB of free space - This "may or may not" contain Malware, but I think I need expert help with removal of Bulk amounts of pre-installed software -I have posted here as I thought an expert may help to review the installed items that may not be required, as well as checking for infections -Chkdsk /r was run last week along with ESET online scans, but the problems with Internet occured after those were run -Thank You -Logs as requested DDS and GMER -.DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by John at 10:22:34.31 on 12/03/11Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.61.1033.18.3062.1618 [GMT 11:00].AV: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {090F9C29-64CE-6C6F-379C-5901B49A85B7}SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}SP: AntiVir Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {B26E7DCD-42F4-63E1-0D2C-6273CF1DCF0A}.============== Running Processes ===============.C:\windows\system32\wininit.exeC:\windows\system32\lsm.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunchC:\windows\s... Read more

A:Help required with PreInstalled items

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Hello,
I've bought a new laptop (https://www.toshiba.de/innovation/jsp/supportMyProduct.do?service=DE#tab0;)
2-3 weeks ago. First everything went well. But then few days ago Windows 8.1 startet to freak out. Lots of functions didn't work anymore:
couldn't activate Firewall nor Defender
couldn't Change Settings sometimes
coudn't refresh nor reinstall Windows
.... and so on

So I decided to "repair/reinstall" Windows with CD from my friend because there were no CD from toshiba when i bought the laptop. After that, all Problems were solved, except the activation-problem. This time I finally got an errorcode :0xC004C003. Which means that my key was presumably was blocked all the time. How can this be?

I found out that the CD from my friend is Windows Pro and I think I only had normal Windows. But why didn't work it BEFORE I "repaired " my PC with the "wrong" Windows Pro CD? Why did Windows want me to aktivate Windows suddenly out of nothing ? I tried to get a proper recovery CD from Toshiba but it is quite expensive (about 40 euros!!!!!!!!) and I don't think this can solve my Problem.

A:Aktivating preinstalled Windows 8.1

Every new notebook offered with preinstalled Windows is actually preinstalled with ?recovery image? designed for certain notebook model. Recovery image is software package that includes Windows operating system, all necessary drivers, Toshiba specific tools/utilities and some additional software.
This preinstalled recovery image is also saved on HDD as back-up that allows you so called ?HDD recovery image installation? in case that there is some problem with preinstalled OS that you got with your machine. Every notebook owner can also create recovery media (USB or DVD) using preinstalled Toshiba recovery media creator. This recovery media can be also used for recovery image installation if HDD recovery installation doesn't start anymore or in case when HDD is damaged and must be replaced. All this is described in user?s manuals document. I presume you were not informed about it and you didn?t create this recovery media. Since about 5 years Toshiba doesn't offer installation discs with new notebooks. Recovery media must be created by notebook owner.

Please note: original recovery image must not be activated. You can install it 1000 times and every time after first connection to the internet OS will be activated automatically.

After clean OS installation (non recovery media installation) you will not be able to install recovery image using HDD recovery option. It works with ?factory settings? only.

You have two options now:
1/ To order original recovery installatio... Read more

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The husband and I are contemplating a new pc at Christmas or this Spring. Does anyone know yet if OEM's are going to be offering pc's for sale with Win7 pre-installed by Christmas? I am aware of selected models being eligible for a Win7 upgrade, but wondered when OEM's will be able to offer pc's with it already installed.

A:When will Win7 be preinstalled at the OEM level?

I read last week that Win7 had reached the RTM (Release To Manufacturers) stage so by the official release date of October, there should be plenty of machines available with Win7 installed.

I have XP MCE (Pro), Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, and the RC of Win7, and I have to say that Win7 is definitely my favourite.

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