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Windows 7: Can't Find Key

09 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Can't Find Key

So I am using Windows 7 64 bit and can't install SP1 since there are some files that are missing or corrupt. I have tried a bunch of key finders and non of them can find me my Windows 7 product key. I don't have my key since I used a program through college to get WIndows 7 and they didn't give me a product key. Does anyone know of a program or a different way to pull my product key?

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09 Jul 2011   #2

Operating System

Try KeyFinder.cfg from MagicalJellyBean Software or Nuclear Coffee RecoverKeys.

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09 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 64b Ultimate

Hello Dbianco, welcome to SF!

Did you have a look at this tutorial yet? Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See

There is a softeare option in there that can tell you what your installed W7 key is...
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09 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Download and install Belarc, which displays a full inventory of your system including your product keys.
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09 Jul 2011   #5

Operating System

The senior members presented much better ideas. MagicalJellyBean Software keyfinder is better for XP systems, but is free. I believe, to this day, it still presents a false positive.

Belarc's product does a full audit. Good idea.
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10 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I tried KeyFinder.cfg, Belarc, and SIW. Non of them can find me my key. The only program that pulled up a key was Belarc and it says the key is BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB which is wrong since it also says that is the key for internet explorer.

Is there any other free programs that would be able to pull my key?
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10 Jul 2011   #7

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Have word with the college IT administrator.
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10 Jul 2011   #8

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

How did you install win7 & activate when you got it in college ?
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10 Jul 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

You could try this: Product Key Explorer 2.0.9 Free Download. Retrieves product keys from network computers

But as theog said, your first port of call should be the college IT administrator.
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10 Jul 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

It would appear, at least, the Win7 install isn't a legal one, maybe. Each of those programs will find your key, if present, along with keys you didn't know you have.
Major Geeks has a long list of key finding programs, some are pay for though. Many are free.
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