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Q: Windows 7 or 8 Product Key

Hi. Does anyone have a Windows 7 or 8 Product Key I could use on my laptop? I have Vista and I don't want to upgrade to Windows 10 right now. Thank you in advance to whoever can help!

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 or 8 Product Key

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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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 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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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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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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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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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-->
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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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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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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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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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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! 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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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 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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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 recently performed a system recovery because I was unable to back up to earlier time before we started having computer issues. Anyway I performed a recovery. Stumbled accross this by accident that windows has 3 days before it wall automatically activate. So I clicked activate. It gave me this message header. "The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation". There are 3 options. 1 is to Buy a new product key online. 2 is to type a different product key. 3 is to contact Hewlett-Packard Company to resolve this issue. I contacted Hewlett-Packard Company and they had me call Microsoft. Microsoft wants to charge me $100 for something I already own. Very confused. Anyway does anyone have a fix for this. Thank you

A:Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation

Hi
You have two choices:
You may either reinstall using the recovery partition, if you have one.
or
You could look for the key on the computer. It can be anywhere, including the battery compartment, if you have a lappy.
As a last restort you can try to use magic jelly bean, but I have doubts since you reinstalled.
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

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Found an ISO for Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, burnt it to a DVD and reinstalling windows 7 onto laptop.
I enter my product key but get the error in the headline above. I have my product ID and product key, what can I do to install windows 7 on my laptop

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I own a Dell XPS 8900 desktop computer purchased in late 2015. It came pre-installed with Windows 10 Home. Just this past week, using a legitimate  product key, I upgraded the OS to Windows 10 Pro.
However, I later realized (by way of some quick internet research) that whatever product key was used to activate the Windows 10 Home system that came with the host was actually injected into the motherboard. I did not obtain this information before upgrading to Windows 10 Pro.
My question is this...If for some reason I wanted to go back to Windows 10 Home (by re-installing it from scratch or using some kind of downgrading process), would I need to know what that original product key was or would my instance of Windows 10 be automatically activated due to the built in key in the motherboard?
Note: I tried to use a special utility to extract this key but I wasn't successful. 

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Hi!Windows tells me that it wants to be activated on the machine mentioned above. I don't see any sticker with a license code on the case. So i tried to read the license key from the BIOS. This gives me HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487. Windows says that this key is a standard key and that i have to enter my individual key. But where can i find this key?Thanks in advance for any help!

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Hi Everyone,  I just swapped out the hard drive in my ThinkPad T510 and replaced it with a zippy SSD.I installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 thinking I have my Windows 7 COA (clearly visible under my battery).But I was unable to activate Windows 10. I called Microsoft and they said yes, I have a geniune copy of Windows 7 BUT that the OEM (Lenovo) was blocking the activation. I called Lenovo and they said it's a Microsoft issue. I called Lenovo again and they said I needed to pay $45 for recovery discs because my "real" Windows 7 code was secreted in a system board, and once I retrieved that, I would have to install Windows 7 on my new SSD, then upgrade to Windows 10 and the activation would take. Um, really? Isn't there an easier (and cheaper) way to accomplish this? Again, my Windows 7 COA is clearly visible under my battery but it didn't work. What am I doing wrong? And can anyone out there make it right? Thank you so much!

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I purchased dell inspiron 15r turbo with already installed windows 8,so i want know my windows 8 product key,so i can improve it.Another question is that dell inspiron 15r turbo has a keyboard backlit option,every keys light up except spacebar.Why is it?

A:HOW CAN I KNOW WINDOWS 8 PRODUCT KEY IN MY ALREADY INSTALLED WINDOWS 8 IN MY DELL INSPIRON 15R TURBO

A program called RWEverything ... under ACPI, MSDM.

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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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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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When installing Win 10 as a guest in Hyper-V on a laptop with an OEM licensed Windows 8.1, what key do I use? Does it matter?
Do I bypass the key and activate later? Or do I use the key that my 8.1 host system uses?
I'm concerned that if I use the 8.1 key, that OS will no longer validate and I might be forced to 10 on the host. I just want to preview and test Win 10 before making a permanent upgrade.
 

Guy McDowell - IT Generalist http://www.guymcdowell.com

A:What product key to use when installing Windows 10 as guest on Hyper-V on Windows 8.1?

You have posted to a technical Windows Server/Hyper-V forum.  There is a separate forum for virtualization on Windows 10 - https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/home?forum=win10itprovirt.  If you were asking about Windows
Server activation, you would contact your OEM and ask them for an activation key for the guests.  Client licensing differs from server licensing, but you should still most likely contact your OEM and ask them.  One of the conditions of an OEM
license contract is that the OEM takes on primary support responsibility for the product they are selling.
You can also contact Microsoft - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/950929
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Hi there,

I have a Gateway DX-4822 that I bought in 2010. I am planning to build a custom pc and will probably be switching from Intel to AMD.

I have read that OEM License keys are linked to motherboards and can't be used on a new rig, but some people have mentioned that it's possible to call Microsoft during installation and lie about the situation to get Windows activated on new computer.

These threads are 1-2 years old, so I was just wondering if this is still a possibility? Will save me over $100.

Further, I know this is not the thread for this but I am planning to get AMD FX-6300 along with ASRock 970M PRO3 motherboard. Do you think I can use my old computer case?

A:Can I use OEM Windows 7 Product Key to activate Windows on BRAND NewPC

No- it's definitely not legal to do what you propose in terms of licensing. (which is not to say that it won't work sometimes)

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This disk I bought from ebay. It worked fine for 6 or 7 months, and now it calls for me to buy another product code from windows, because this one is already in use. Now I just get a black screen, and going back to reboot. Help. Dell XPS 210. Intel duo-core.
 

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A:Windows 7 build 7600 not a genuine windows product

Hello Mr Miyagi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please see the link below and post back with your MGADetails report.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Hi! I have Dell Inspiron 3521 which was given to me by my sister. It has Windows 8 installed originally, then I upgraded it into 8.1. I used it for over a year since she gave me but then, it's original hard disk died. It was stuck for a year when I finally decided to buy a new hard disk but sadly, the hard disk didn't have an operating system. Now, I want to download Windows 8 from Microsoft and I'm aware that they'll ask for a product key. My question is, can I use the product key that acme with this and where can I find it? Thanks!

A:Windows 8 Product Key

The product key is embedded in a chip on the system board.
https://itsolutionsblog.net/3-ways-to-extract-the-windows-8-product-key/

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Recently I purchased a new PC to upgrade from my oh so very depressing PC and I've have it for about a month. The computer is great, it runs pretty much everything I need it to without failure, but there is one issue that may seem tiny, but is very annoying to me. About every hour or so a message with pop up asking me to activate Windows. I looked everywhere for a product key to no avail. Is there any way I can set it to where the notification doesn't pop up or any other solutions? All ideas and fixes are welcomed.

A:Need help with Windows 8.1 product key.

Welcome to Windows Eight Forums, Matttj67.

Is this an OEM machine? If so, the keys are in the UEFI BIOS. I believe this machine should have been activated already.

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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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Hi, I recently had to completely format my notebook for work purposes.This lead me to needing to reinstall multiple OS's, including the one that was previously installed on it.In my haste to get the machine set up at the client's facility, I chose to rather use a generic product key in order to get Window's setup promptly, with the intention of recovering to my initial OS's credentials. However, I cannot seem to find the key anywhere, and am unable to open it up, due to warranty conflicts.Is there any way around this? As I would like to activate the Windows 10 Pro license key I already had. Thank you for any responses

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hi,,,, by mistak I chang my windows product key, so please send for me my oreginal windows product key or tell me how to find it my HP product number is 5cg421g4vm thank youNasser Buhamad

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Hiiii , I need product key for windows 8.1 pro with media center to activate

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I have a question. Currently, I'm using Windows 7 SP1 (64-bit) on my Dell Inspiron M5040 8GB RAM, but I am thinking about upgrading my hard drive. Currently, it's 500GB, but I want a 1TB hard drive. I spoke to a Microsoft tech about this matter, and he told me that because my machine came with pre-installed Windows 7 Home Premium in it, that if I were to upgrade my hard drive, that I would need an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium disc, so that I would be able to use my current product key. Because if it was not an OEM disc, that my product key would not work. So my question is that really true that I in fact need an OEM Windows 7 disc because my computer came with Windows 7 pre-installed, or would a recovery disc (I've seen them on eBay) do the job and install with my Product Key? I would really appreciate anyone's help with my matter.

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A:Windows 8 Product Key

Hi cxnderela,Thanks for posting again.It appears your question was answered here: http://dell.to/2xWwS36

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I want a Windows 8.1 Pro Product key how can i get

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Kept getting up grade to 8.1, so I finally gave in and started the download, stopped at 98 % done  & gave error message needs missing files? Insert media stick but it still won't load. SO I GAVE UP & DECIDED TO PUT SYSTEM BACK TO FACTORY, got 66% complete & froze! 2 hrs alter nothing so I shut it down. Now it won't boot up saying preparing auto repair, then it says diagnosing your PC, analyzing your repair, then auto repair couldn't repair your PC. PRESS ADVANCED options, but display is now non responsive to the touch? Also tried using media stick that came with tablet but won't recognize the USB port? Finally got it to boot from usb port after downloading files from media stick it now wants product key number? Which I understand is embedded in bios? So why is it asking me for this info? Is it because it's booting from usb & not the system?
Any HELP would be appreciated.
Thanks
Dan

A:Product Key for windows 8??????

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly follow the steps:
Solution 1
This solution is to disable the automatic repair from starting if your computer fails to boot into windows.
What you will need - A Windows 8 or 8.1 CD
Step 1: Place the CD in your drive and proceed to boot from it
Step 2: When the install screen pops up, look to the bottom left and select "Repair Your Computer".
Step 3: You will now see a screen that says "Choose an option". Select "Troubleshoot", then "Advanced Options", and finally "Command Prompt".
Step 4: You should now see the command prompt. Type "bcdedit" (without quotes) and hit enter.
Step 5: A list should have appeared. Towards the top, you should see "resumeobject" (It is under "default"). Highlight the long number, including the brackets, and copy.
Step 6: Now type "bcdedit /set (the long number you copied) recoveryenabled No" (Without quotes). Hit enter.
Step 7: You should now see the message "The operation completed successfully"
Step 8: Type "Exit" (Without quotes)
Step 9: Reboot
Solution 2
Booting into safe mode first, then rebooting the computer.
What you will need - nothing
So you are at the screen that says something on the lines of "Windows did not load properly".
Step 1: Select "Advanced repair options"
Step 2: Select "Troubleshoot"
Step 3: Select "Advanced Options"
Step 4: Select "Sta... Read more

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I need to reload my Windows 7 operating system and I cannot read the last 5 numbers on the Windows 7 product key on the back of my HP laptop. I tried some free utilities that read product keys from the registery but they don't match the characters I can read. Anyone know how to find the key? Thanks

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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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