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Windows 7: Using official backup windows 7 dvd

12 Jul 2011   #1
shawfield

win 7 home P
 
 
Using official backup windows 7 dvd

Hi

I had to re-install my windows 7 installation today. I have the original Microsoft Backup DVD & it worked fine. Then I got to the Product key part of the installation.
I still cant find my key, so I just pressed escape when I got to the part where you should type in your product key ( its around somewhere & I 'll find it or if necessary buy a new key ).

The installation then continued without any problem & has installed a couple of updates since, with the attendant re-boots. Its all running normally.

Should I expect to be asked to input the product key at any stage or am I not being asked because its an 'official' Microsoft backup DVD ?

Cheers


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12 Jul 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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You will be asked to input the product key at some stage.
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12 Jul 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Shawfield,
Does your computer have a COA sticker on it. coa=certificate of authority. On laptops, this is located on the bottom. That COA has an alphanumeric set of characters on it.
Now I suspect since you did a reinstall, that this step is too late, but give the link in my sig Ur Office& OS Keys a try.

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12 Jul 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shawfield View Post


... its an 'official' Microsoft backup DVD ?

Hello shawfield, welcome to Seven Forums!


I'm dying to know exactly what this is as I've never heard of such a thing, where did you get it?
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12 Jul 2011   #5
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I agree with BFK what is the Microsoft Backup DVD

Also you will need to have to enter that Product Key and No one can really Help you (Here and MS) if you do not have that Product Key

Josh
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12 Jul 2011   #6
theog

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Now you can see one.

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12 Jul 2011   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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It is a Student DVD. Not a OEM.
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12 Jul 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks Ray, now I know.


@shawfield have a look through this information in the tutorial at the link below for some ideas.

Clean Install using Factory COA Activation Key

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12 Jul 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

Was this the Student Deal where the backup DVD was mailed to you after purchase?

The Product Key was sent in your confirmation email. It can be retrieved via Customer Service if you have the receipt or bank tracking information.

A Win7 retail installer comes with Product Key on an insert in packaging.

Preinstalled Win7 will always have a COA sticker with Product Key attached to machine.
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12 Jul 2011   #10
theog

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NO, more lending.


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