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Windows 7: Factory Default??? Need major help please??

25 Mar 2012   #11
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Does it read like xxxxx-OEM-xxxxxxx-xxxxx. Then it is not. Does it say Windows is activated above that in Control Panel>All Control Panel Items> System. Then you still have the OEM activation intact.

Since you cannot read the COA key on the sticker, your only option if you want to do a clean install is to backup your OEM activation from your current OEM install and restore it after a clean install or use the OEM Reinstall disk which self-activates.

Please explore ways and means of backing up and saving your OEM activation before you or your friends muck up your system any further.


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25 Mar 2012   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I think that is a bit complex for the op.

Sorry, but a product ID is not the same as a product KEY.
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25 Mar 2012   #13
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
I think that is a bit complex for the op........
Not really.
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27 Mar 2012   #14
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Just a suggestion but how about getting hold of a Ubuntu boot disk - boot from it pull up the net > download SIW > check licences and that should bring up any of the drive records of the previous / original install?
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