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

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

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

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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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my product key sticker on the bottom of my laptop has faded and i cant make out the last few parts of the code, is there anyway i can find it maybe stored in my computer so i can write it down? cause i wanna reinstall my laptop to factory defaults.

A:product key sticker on bottom of laptop...

You can use Belarc Advisor to retrieve your key.... Get it -=> here... Hope this helps....

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I'm posting this on TenForums so others will learn from my experience upgrading to Windows 10. But I would really like to know if anyone else has seen a computer with the square Windows 8 sticker, but no product key either on a label or in firmware/bios? <- that's just bolded because that is the main question I have :-)

I purchased a manufacturer refurbished ASUS X750JA laptop on ebay. It has the official Windows 8 little square sticker on the back, which to me indicates it should have a Windows 8 product key stored in UEFI firmware. It came with 2x 1TB hard drives. I didn't want to mess with Windows 8 or 8.1 at all, so I booted the laptop and it came up with the OOBE Windows 8.1 screen as expected. I entered audit mode and exported the drivers to a USB flash drive, then shut it down.

I pulled out the primary HDD and installed a completely blank SSD and clean installed Windows 10 Home. Created a local user account, and Windows 10 was not activated! *raise one eyebrow here* Ran showkey plus and no product key in UEFI/bios. So I connected the HDD to a USB adapter (which is why I did not bother making a back up image first - because I have lots of other means of making a backup image from the removed HDD). Looked at the software registry hive with showkey plus and it showed an OEM Windows 8 Home product key. Changed the Windows 10 product key and entered the Windows 8 product key and it activated just like it should.

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A:Windows 8 sticker but no product key in UEFI on refurbished laptop

I purchased a manufacturer refurbished ASUS X750JA laptop on ebay.



It was a remanu - most likely board changed...

and service techs do not flash the bios

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Hi there, How can I find out my product key? The sticker on the bottom has faded/rubbed off.

A:product key sticker rubbed off

Hi, Please use the following tools to find it:      https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ or     http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html Regards.

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Hi again!

I have a question regarding the product key 'sticker' located underneath laptops and/or the side of your desktop. Before i begin, let me just say that the question(s) below are basically just out of curiosity (for now). It sure will come in handy in future if i need to perform such action(s).

Back on topic. I'll be using a laptop as an example in this post.
Scenario: So let's say my HDD died and there's no possible way to send it (to the manufacture) for repairs or perform a data recovery on the drive as it's too heavily damaged. I then purchase a brand new HDD to replace it. The 'original' HDD of course contains the 'recovery manager' (on a separate partition) for us to perform a clean install/repair (plus the drivers, etc). By replacing the HDD, it's obvious that i no longer have the 'recovery manager/partition' as it's brand new (and oh, i didn't have a recovery CD/DVD too in this example).

Question: Is it possible for me to use a friends' Windows DVD (of the same OS and 'type' such as Home, Professional, ultimate, etc) and perform a clean install but instead of using the key which came with the DVD, I'll be using the product key located underneath the laptop? Will it work?

Every DVD are the same right? Or perhaps each DVD require it's own specific keys?
If i can't, you could stop reading here.
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A:Question Regarding Product Key (sticker)

Yes, you can use a friend's dvd and install the SAME edition that came preinstalled on your computer, then activate online with the sticker key. If that doesnt go through (normally it does), just call MS and they'll activate for you. You'll still be genuine after all this.

The best way to preserve the recovery partition is to make recovery disks using the recovery manager software on the OEM computer. Running these disks on a new hdd can be tricky at times- you may need to create a minimum no. of partitions or go through some other loops for it to work. It depends on the OEM brand. You can also copy and save the recovery partition on an external drive, the specifics again depend on the oem brand.

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I need some more experienced advice about product key stickers. I have purchased a used dell Inspiron n5010. It originally came with 7 Pro. I contacted Microsoft to check the product key on the sticker and they say it is no good. I was told some time ago that the possessor of the sticker is the owner of the sticker. Is this true? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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The product key on the sticker on the bottom of my laptop has become unreadable, I also don't have the key used on any current installation of windows, and to my knowledge the key is not stored in bios or anything like this. I'd given up on it as the key was for a foreign language version of windows that I didn't want anyway but now I want to use it to install windows 10.
 
I've taken a macro photo of it and enhanced it as much as I could and have a good idea for most of the code, although the last 10 digits are pretty worn out so I am not sure. The bar code above it also seems in usable condition, although I don't know if it is possible to get the code back from this.
 
Does any anyone have any suggestions? Does microsoft have any page where I could "try" possibilities of the key to see if I could guess it right from what is left of the sticker?
 
Also does anyone have any idea what on earth the 10th to last character is on the sticker? This is the one I really don't have a clue what it is.
 
 

A:Damaged windows 7 product key sticker. What can I do?

Download Produkey. The key on the sticker would not work anyway. Microsoft quit using the COA sticker for activation a long time ago. The key on an OEM computer is not the same as what is shown on the sticker. The key that Produkey finds works with the SLIC table in BIOS to automatically activate the computer when using the OEM recovery disks.
 
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html
 
I would also backup your activation files with Advance Token Manager which will also give you the key. 

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I just purchased a new HP Pavillion Desktop computer.  Usually, the Windows product key # is a sticker on the side of the computer.  I cannot find any information on it. Where can I find this info since they no longer give you disks, and now, no sticker with info on it? Thx! 

A:Where is the Windows 10 Product key sticker (number)

Shermanssss Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! OEMs stopped printing product keys on stickers with the advent of Windows 8. Since then, the product key has been embedded into the UEFI firmware of the motherboard.  You can retrieve it using this tool:  http://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/2577-showkey.htmlGood Luck

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So I got a laptop around a year ago or so, maybe a bit longer, and replaced Windows 7 with Ubuntu fairly quickly. Well now the lack of video game support for Ubuntu has made me regret it, so I plan on reinstalling Windows 7 and simply giving it a tiny partition of the HDD. My question is how to use the product key I found on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop. I don't have any sort of recovery CD or anything for Windows 7 that I could use, and obviously every trace of it has been wiped from the drive. I considered grabbing one of the cracked versions off of a torrent site and using my recovery key, as it would still be fully legal then seeing as I merely need the install, but I figured it would be better to ask around here and see if there were a way to get a clean install of it simply less the product key. I really haven't found any way to get an install disc unless I buy a new copy outright.

A:Reinstalling Windows 7 with product key sticker

hi Neoncamouflage, and welcome to sevenforums,

you can download a legitimate iso from here.

as a side point, you say you're interested in playing games, and are going to give win 7 a 'tiny portion of the HDD'.

be aware that many modern video games contain a lot of multimedia data, and install sizes of 10 gigs or more per game are not uncommon.

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Hello all,

I recently purchased a computer from CowBoom and it states that it comes with a BIOS sticker located near the battery. When I boot up the computer, I get the following message "press any key to boot from floppy mbr error". I have the product key from underneath but anything I try to press doesn't seem to work.

I tried pressing F2 as soon as the Toshiba symbol pops up but this gives me a blue screen with a large gray box that just gives me info about the computer's SSD, date, time, etc. F12 brought up a small gray box that gave some information about the hard drive and somewhere it states "enter setup" but when I press enter nothing happens. I am in desperate need of some help as this is a birthday gift to give someone in the next few days. Thanks.
 

A:BIOS sticker with product key but no way to enter it?

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hello to all, i wonder if someone can help.

I have recently got a used Dell Latitude 13 laptop. The previous owner had downgraded the OS from Windows 7 pro to Windows XP pro, When i got the laptop i formatted it and installed Windows 7 Pro again,

The problem i have is i only have 3 days before i need to activate and the sticker on the bottom is so badly faded i cant make out what the product key is!

is there any way i can recover this product key to legally activate this OEM laptop?

A:Dell Product Key sticker Worn!

hi steve1978, you have a few options either ring Microsoft and explain to them ,order a set of recovery discs from Dell that will have the inbuilt product key or download belarc advisor and see if that shows the key Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more.

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Hi all -
I just recently discovered my laptop hard drive was bad (thanks to this site) and purchased a replacement. The fun new problem I just discovered tonight while beginning to install Windows 7 to the new HD is that my product key is worn off and majority of the numbers are unreadable. I bought the laptop from an old friend and with it came only a burned Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit install disc. I no longer talk with this person so can't ask if they happen to have anything still with the product key for this laptop on it (probably not anyway). What options do I have at this point to obtain this product key...or another if I must. I tried researching my possibilities through Google, forums, etc but my head is spinning from the numerous different answers I came across, many of which seemed to be contradicted and said to "not work", for example, many said to call Microsoft and explain the situation in order to get a new product key, while others said this becomes a long waste of time and you end up with nothing. Obviously, aside from the laptop itself and anything I can gather that's on its bottom case, I don't have other documentation or what not that Microsoft supposedly asks for. Ideally it'd be great to avoid calling Microsoft altogether, which is why I'm posting...to see if I have any options.

Thanks in advance

A:[SOLVED] Product Key sticker worn off

Sorry - forgot to add more info if needed - I have a Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5983/AMD Athlon II Dual Core M300/running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit.

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If your Windows Product Key label is worn off or unreadable you can forget about getting any help from Dell or Microsoft. You are basically on your own. Microsoft will send you to Dell. Dell will send you to Microsoft. Microsoft will try to charge you money. Dell will try to charge you money. You will spend an hour chasing your tail and you will get nowhere.
It's a very simple and very common problem. It is bewildering to me that there is not some sort of procedure in place to deal with a worn off or unreadable COA label.
 

A:FOR THOSE WITH UNREADABLE WINDOWS PRODUCT KEY STICKER

vjay912If your Windows Product Key label is worn off or unreadable you can forget about getting any help from Dell or Microsoft. You are basically on your own. Microsoft will send you to Dell. Dell will send you to Microsoft. Microsoft will try to charge you money. Dell will try to charge you money. You will spend an hour chasing your tail and you will get nowhere.
It's a very simple and very common problem. It is bewildering to me that there is not some sort of procedure in place to deal with a worn off or unreadable COA label.

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Hello all,

I recently purchased a computer from CowBoom and it states that it comes with a BIOS sticker located near the battery. When I boot up the computer, I get the following message "press any key to boot from floppy mbr error". I have the product key from underneath but anything I try to press doesn't seem to work.

I tried pressing F2 as soon as the Toshiba symbol pops up but this gives me a blue screen with a large gray box that just gives me info about the computer's SSD, date, time, etc. F12 brought up a small gray box that gave some information about the hard drive and somewhere it states "enter setup" but when I press enter nothing happens. I am in desperate need of some help. Many thanks.
 

A:BIOS sticker has Product Key but where to enter?

I'd be sending it back as defective. If you're having a problem already who knows what other problems are lurking in the shadows.
 

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I installed a new motherboard recently, and now I need to reactivate Windows Vista. However, it's an OEM version and the product key is torn and missing four characters.

I tried asking Microsoft for help but didn't manage to get any. How would I go about finding out what my product key ought to be?

The model is a Packard Bell IMEDIA D3318 UK. Is the product ID relevant?

A:Windows Vista Product Key sticker torn

if your version of windows is OEM then it is tied to the old hardware i.e motherboard legally you are not allowed to reinstall that version of windows on a new motherboard. You must buy another copy.

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Hi guys,

my computer is a HP Pavilion G6 1180EW.
I've tried to do system recovery for two days but failed for various reasons - the old system was gone, the new didn't work and reported errors with no options other than "try again" etc. After 2 days of trying, I've finally downloaded a different copy of WIN7 Home Prem 64 bit (on a different machine), created a bootable USB and installed it. Unfortunately the product key from the sticker on the bottom of my machine doesn't work - no idea why. No I've 29 days left

Here's the report I get:
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: *****-*****-6P76F-2JM3X-PY3FP
Windows Product Key Hash: 5dlfXVGQvAvMocnhz3eRFjybVic=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9820835-23823
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {900FE94A-2DA5-4F88-AE55-2F13C1E22523}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
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
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A:Sticker product key doesn't work after system re-install

If you have the right version of Windows 7 then it should activate with the key from the COA sticker.

Use the phone activation method, see if that works. If not let Microsoft handle it for you.

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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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Hello again! While trying to reinstall over a system failure on Windows XP Pro, I've tried to use the sticker on the bottom of my laptop to reinstall Windows XP, but it keeps rejecting my key! After several attempts, it keeps rejecting that sticker key. This pre-installed laptop came with no CD and case. Do you think it would be safe, seeing how I plan to do so, buy Vista Ultimate and install it over the same partition? I noticed, while reinstalling XP Pro, my hard drive contents were in tact. I was hoping Vista Ultimate would let me install over my XP Pro, though I'm currently unable to use my product key. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: XPPro Product-sticker Key (Reinstall) rejected. Vista ontop XPPro?

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I found a  used desktop (Dell Inspiron) on a facebook sale group - only$20.
 
First thing I notice: "This copy of Windows is not genuine".
 
But it has a proof-of-license sticker on the casement. Turns out the installed Windows 7 is Ultimate and the sticker is for Home Premium. Tried anyway, but it was rejected. 
 
Installed = Win 7 Ultimate
 
Product Key = Win 7 Home Premium
 
I got a popup window: "You must either run Win 7 Setup or enter a Win 7 Ultimate product key".
 
 
Not knowing much about computers, I have no clue how I need to proceed. I'd really like to wind up with a genuine copy of windows, because apparently auto update will not work without it. The computer works with non-genuine copy of windows, but is extremely slow and has to be hard booted to turn off and besides, I don't want to fool with an illegal copy of Windows.  Certainly I'd rather have Ultimate but Home Premium is good enough.
 
But don't I have to have the disk to run windows 7 Home Pr. Setup?
 
Any possible options greatly appreciated.

A:bought used computer, Win7 "not genuine", Win7 product sticker on case

You're needing to find a Windows 7 Home Premium ISO from a well-known well-respected source.  If you ever want Ultimate, you're going to have to purchase a license, either for an OEM or for a Microsoft 32/64 pack.  After you have legalized the Home Premium, you probably can purchase an upgrade [from Home Premium to Ultimate] for a pretty good price, make sure of your source!  You want a legal version of Ultimate.

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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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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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! 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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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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Hi,I have a M5-481PT-6414. Ever since I installed the new Windows 8 update, it keeps on prompting me to activate Windows by entering the product key. I cannot remember whether the product key came with this laptop when I bought it or not. It's time to format my laptop but I cannot go forward without a product key. What do I do? Thank you. 

A:Laptop asking me for Windows 8 product key

Have you had any repairs or hardware replaced on your system? Have you ever loaded a different version of any operating system on your computer? Microsoft has an article on this topic. Make sure you don't meet any of these criteria. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/why-activate-windows  Windows 8.1 should not be asking for a product key. Have you made sure all windows updates are installed? If you have an the product is still asking for a product key, I recommend you contact technical support in your region.

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I would like to know if a Windows 7 product key on a laptop can be used to install Windows Vista on it? Just curious.

A:Windows 7 product key on laptop

Not that I ever heard of. The Win 7 key is good for whatever version of Win 7 is stated on the COA sticker, and nothing else.

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Hi, I am struggling to find the product key for the Windows Installation on my latopTHe HDD on it crashed and i swapped in a HDD from another laptop.  The windows product key on the current Laptop is not legible anymore and i need it to download a copy of Windows 7  I have the serial number etc ,  I tried installing windows 10 but that wouldn't activate either .  how do i go about restoring the windows 7 home premium  i had on the laptop before the crash   Thx 

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HiI need to query this please as I need to know if I am sending it back to supplier.I purchased a "HP 250 G5 i7 Laptop" {at least that what was advertised)On connecting up and trying to register it, it shows up as "HP G72-a2050 Notebook PC"and having 8 months warranty left.  Thanks for any adviceFred

A:querry over laptop product

Since this is brand new, yes I would contact the seller directly and inform them of this wrong details & get a replacement.This usually happens if motherboard has been swapped or wrong hardware IDs are tattooed on to the BIOS chip on board.

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I am wondering do i have an embedded windows product key? I have an HP 15-g082no laptop, and i can't seem to find the sticker. I bought this laptop as a used one, and it had at that time windows 7 pro, and i swithed it to windows 10 pro. My HDD died a few days ago, and i definetly can't afford a  windows product key.

A:does my laptop have an embedded product key?

Yes it was originally delivered with a Windows 8.1 Key Code embedded in the BIOS chip. If Windows 10 Pro was ever activated on the laptop it can be activated again. The Microsoft Activation Server keeps a profile of the computer and will recognize it if you put a new hard drive in and install Windows 10 from an installation disk or thumb drive made from the Windows Media Creation Tool. If you use Windows 8.1 OEM media that would also work. You can then get drivers and some original programs from this website. HP also likely still has recovery disks for your model for order but that costs a few buck, not near as much as a Windows license. So the good news is there is a free path or a couple free or very low cost paths for you to reload Windows on the computer.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Hi,I have a M5-481PT-6414. Ever since I installed the new Windows 8 update, it keeps on prompting me to activate Windows by entering the product key. I cannot remember whether the product key came with this laptop when I bought it or not. It's time to format my laptop but I cannot go forward without a product key. What do I do? Thank you. 

A:Laptop asking me for Windows 8 product key

Have you had any repairs or hardware replaced on your system? Have you ever loaded a different version of any operating system on your computer? Microsoft has an article on this topic. Make sure you don't meet any of these criteria. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/why-activate-windows  Windows 8.1 should not be asking for a product key. Have you made sure all windows updates are installed? If you have an the product is still asking for a product key, I recommend you contact technical support in your region.

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Hi,  Is the P70 Thinkpad under Lenovo ThinkVision product range? I want to know because all ThinkVision products are under the International Warranty Service and I need to replace a motherboard. 

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My old laptop crashed (completely gone) and i need to get files off (same ole story i know).... my question is this....will Sabrent USB stat/IDE hard drive converter do the job -- the plug doesnt look like it would fit my laptop hard drive. i have 2 drives in there that i need all my files off of.

if this wont work, could you please direct me in the general direction of something that would work.... i unfortunately i do not have a 2nd bay to install the HD and my old laptop the vid card is fried.

A:Need help with product for transfering from old laptop HD

model of laptop? and was it in raid or just two separate drives inside?

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