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Windows 7: New Hard drive, same prod. key, no system image, no install disk?!


21 Aug 2010   #21

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LEVAMDG View Post
DOC - That's what I thought. Initially, when the Windows people said the word "enterprise" I assumed they meant the whole msdn-aa thing, not that the product key I was giving them was actually for Windows Enterprise.

I have also run Jelly Bean KeyFinder. This is what it says for Windows:

Windows 7 Professional
Product Part No.: X15-39081
Installed from 'Volume' media.
Product ID: (it gives the real product ID, but then says "match to CD Key data")
CD Key: BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB

So....

My concern now is that the school tech guy I spoke with today gave me a new product id that I can't use since it may be for Windows Enterprise (except my school doesn't give that out, so I don't know why he would have a product id for it)

WISHMASTER - I shouldn't have either since my initial install was a full version, and it isn't OEM since my pc came with Vista originally. If I can't get an install disk, perhaps I can use my product id/key/whatever to at least get the upgrade version, though I don't think that's the best option.

Here is mine from MS Technet install;

Windows 7 Professional
Product Part No.: X15-39009
Installed from 'Full Packaged Product' media.
Product ID:XXXXXXXX match to CD Key data
CD Key: XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Computer Name: PHENOM2-550
Registered Owner: Phenom2
Registered Organization:


So your school must use a Volume media install DVD

That may be why Microsoft considers it a Volume "Enterprise" key

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21 Aug 2010   #22

Windows 7 Professional N
 
 

Just FYI - Jelly Bean didn't give me a produc key. It actually said BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB

what does that mean?
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21 Aug 2010   #23
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you tried running chkdsk on your current HD, and the maker's full diag/repair scan to see if you can get your HD in good enough shape to produce a viable image? Some failng HD's can even be returned to full service life after these repairs:
Disk Check
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.URL

As you need to rely on the image, if you can get your HD in good enough shape then try Windows 7 backup imaging as well as Macrium. If neither of those reimage correctly I would even try Paragon Backup and restore free version: Paragon Backup & Recovery Free Edition - Free Download
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21 Aug 2010   #24

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Jelly Bean & SIW give me my actual Key that I used to install & activate with.

I just typed in XXXXX so as not to display it here.
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21 Aug 2010   #25

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) According to this link you are eligible for free software and it is activated permanently, even after graduation.

Student Resources

Quote:
Free Software for Students

Whether your school department has chosen an Online (downloads-only) subscription or an Online+Media subscription, you are able to obtain free Microsoft software with a license that never expires—even after you graduate! All you have to do is:
2) Borrow a Windows 7 retail dvd from a friend or get it from wherever you can, install Windows 7 pro and use the AA key you have. I think it would work. If the borrowed disk is for a different edition, just delete the ei.cfg file in the "Sources" folder at the root of the dvd, rebuild the iso and burn to dvd. That'll land you a universal disk that'll let you choose the edition to install, including pro.
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21 Aug 2010   #26

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
1) According to this link you are eligible for free software and it is activated permanently, even after graduation.

Student Resources

Quote:
Free Software for Students




Whether your school department has chosen an Online (downloads-only) subscription or an Online+Media subscription, you are able to obtain free Microsoft software with a license that never expires—even after you graduate! All you have to do is:
2) Borrow a Windows 7 retail dvd from a friend or get it from wherever you can, install Windows 7 pro and use the AA key you have. I think it would work. If the borrowed disk is for a different edition, just delete the ei.cfg file in the "Sources" folder at the root of the dvd, rebuild the iso and burn to dvd. That'll land you a universal disk that'll let you choose the edition to install, including pro.

Nice find Bill

That answers the legal question.

Ditto on Greg's recomendations


And yes an " All in One DVD" is very good backup to have. Like this one


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21 Aug 2010   #27

Windows 7 Professional N
 
 

GREG - I haven't done that stuff yet because I wanted to try and get as much of my data off as possible first. I'll try that stuff this weekend since I have until monday before I get my new hard drive. I'll also try the macrium and paragon.

BILL/DOC I saw that earlier - I should have posted the link originally when people were saying I would be stealing. That's partially why I'm so frustrated - as long as the product key I got from the guy today is legit, since I can't seem to find the product key from Jelly Bean (I'm running SIW now...) all i need is a damn install disc! I have a product ID (proving the OS was registered) and I have a product key - I don't understand for the life of me why both my school AND windows have refused to send me a simple install disk or access to an online download link so I can make my own install disk!!!!!

Maybe if I call windows and use my product id instead of my product key, they'll send me a disk.

SIW is still churning out the product keys, but it did also say that my OS was both "Windows 7 (business)" and "Windows 7 Professional"
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21 Aug 2010   #28

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you click on Licenses ?


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21 Aug 2010   #29

Windows 7 Professional N
 
 

Yeah it's just taking forever...."Processing 183 of 227"

When I opened it at first, it said it wasn't compatible with Windows 7 Business version, which appears to NOT be free. I'm hoping the free version you gave me will at least get me the product key...

P.S. - BTW, your name being Doc Brown has made wasting 3 days of my big move on a bad hard drive totally worth it. Thanks for your help!

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR HELPING ME WITH THIS!!
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21 Aug 2010   #30

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I think there is a newer version of SIW here. I uploaded an older verion I had on this HD.




SIW | System Information for Windows by Gabriel Topala





Keep in touch in the next few days


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