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Windows 7: Is windows 7 tied to this computer?

28 Dec 2012   #1
conemitchell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 
Is windows 7 tied to this computer?

Hi SevenForums,
I am going to use a windows disk to restore my computer. I cannot find the sticker with my windows 7 serial on it. I have been told that my windows 7 serial is tied to this computer. Is there a way to find the serial and put it back into the windows activation?


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28 Dec 2012   #2
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conemitchell View Post
Hi SevenForums,
I am going to use a windows disk to restore my computer. I cannot find the sticker with my windows 7 serial on it. I have been told that my windows 7 serial is tied to this computer. Is there a way to find the serial and put it back into the windows activation?
The sticker you mention is it the one on the computer or the disk that you cannot find?
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28 Dec 2012   #3
conemitchell

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conemitchell View Post
Hi SevenForums,
I am going to use a windows disk to restore my computer. I cannot find the sticker with my windows 7 serial on it. I have been told that my windows 7 serial is tied to this computer. Is there a way to find the serial and put it back into the windows activation?
The sticker you mention is it the one on the computer or the disk that you cannot find?
I don't think that there was a sticker. Windows 7 came pre-installed. So what I am wanting is to find the serial.
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28 Dec 2012   #4
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

On my Packard Bell the sticker came on the case AND the box that it was in so check there
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28 Dec 2012   #5
DocBrown

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

If it's a laptop, open the battery door & look under the battery.
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28 Dec 2012   #6
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conemitchell View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Erick Aguilar View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by conemitchell View Post
Hi SevenForums,
I am going to use a windows disk to restore my computer. I cannot find the sticker with my windows 7 serial on it. I have been told that my windows 7 serial is tied to this computer. Is there a way to find the serial and put it back into the windows activation?
The sticker you mention is it the one on the computer or the disk that you cannot find?
I don't think that there was a sticker. Windows 7 came pre-installed. So what I am wanting is to find the serial.
Below your laptop you should see the OEM sticker.
On your computer, it could be on the top of the case, or below.
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28 Dec 2012   #7
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Or on the box it was in
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28 Dec 2012   #8
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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28 Dec 2012   #9
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

OP if you follow the link im sure your question will be answered
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28 Dec 2012   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Doc is right. Many Dell laptops have the sticker under the battery.

If not there, call Dell. By law they cannot sell a laptop with Win7 if it does not have the COA proving it's genuine Windows. They also may provide a clean copy Reinstallation DVD which has the activation baked in.

A keyfinder will not work as the key loaded at factory is a batch key not the same as COA Product Key used to activate a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If necessary you can run Dell Windows 7 PC Restore
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