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Windows 7: Lost my product key

09 Jan 2016   #1
Chromarict15

windows 7 64
 
 
Lost my product key

Trying to reinstall windows 7, but to make the iso disk I need to enter the product key, unfortunately the product key stocker has faded and is no longer ligible. Does anyone e know if the key is stored in a file on the hard drive somewhere or of any other ways to recover the key fom the pc itself?


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09 Jan 2016   #2
SIW2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If that is a retail key (your spec says custom build, so I assume it is ), there are many programs which can retrieve it for you.

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09 Jan 2016   #3
Chromarict15

windows 7 64
 
 

worked thank you so much, magical jellybean worked like a charm.
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09 Jan 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I assume you`re using the Microsoft site, let us know what key you used (Retail , oem etc) and if it worked to download the iso file.
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09 Jan 2016   #5
Chromarict15

windows 7 64
 
 

It recognized the key but shows an error screen saying that it is software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. And it won't let me make the iso but it's cool, my dad found my original disc. Thanks for the help
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10 Jan 2016   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ya you can`t use an oem key, it needs a retail or system builder oem key.

If you get stuck we can always give you a link to download an iso

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