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Windows 7: Windows 7 Key

28 Aug 2011   #1
bigmaz

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Key

Hi guys

I have a
n Acer Aspire laptop, and I need to reinstall windows 7 on it. I looked under the laptop to see the product key, but some of the key has faded away. So I downloaded The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder and got the product key from that..... but..... I compared it to the letters and numbers that is on the base, and it seems to be different. Is this normal? will the key that i got from The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder report still work?

Cheers


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28 Aug 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello bigmaz, welcome to Seven Forums!


I would trust SIW better than that other app at this link below, it doesn't even need installed to Windows and it will run from a USB stick.

SIW - System Information for Windows


There's also a lot of useful information in this tutorial linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

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28 Aug 2011   #3
bigmaz

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello bigmaz, welcome to Seven Forums!


I would trust SIW better than that other app at this link below, it doesn't even need installed to Windows and it will run from a USB stick.
SIW - System Information for Windows


There's also a lot of useful information in this tutorial linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key

Hi Bare Foot

Thanks a lot for your quick reply. I actually done the SIW - System Information for Windows first before Magical Jelly, following the advice on here, and they both gave me the same code.

Cheers
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28 Aug 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Be sure to have a look at the tutorial I posted and post back here to keep us updated.
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28 Aug 2011   #5
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmaz View Post
Hi guys

I have a
n Acer Aspire laptop, and I need to reinstall windows 7 on it. I looked under the laptop to see the product key, but some of the key has faded away. .......
Cheers
If all else fails, then I suggest that you contact aspire and see if they will help
you get the proper product key for your laptop.

rich

PS: Welcome to the windows 7 forums..
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28 Aug 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can not use the factory OEM-SLP activation method Product Key that Belarc, may/may not find to reinstall Windows.
System Locked Preinstallation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.



Acer Empowering Technology > Acer eRecovery Management.
http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8028

Manual how to use Acer eRecovery Management here:
ftp://ftp.support.acer-euro.com/notebook/empowering_technology/NB%20ET2%20user's%20guide/Acer%20eRecovery%20Management%20English.pdf

Have you tried pressing <Alt+F10> at boot up, to goto the Acer eRecovery Management.
http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/de...360faq40.shtml

You can Order Acer recovery disks from here:
https://secure.tx.acer.com/RCDB/Main.aspx?brand=acer
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28 Aug 2011   #7
bigmaz

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
You can not use the factory OEM-SLP activation method Product Key that Belarc, may/may not find to reinstall Windows.
System Locked Preinstallation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That is what I was afraid of that means the key I got from those programs will not work when I reinstall windows Although, if I use the backup DVD's i created when I bought the laptop that puts the laptop back to factory settings, will it ask me for a key? Or will it recognise that it is linked to this laptop?
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28 Aug 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

NO, THe Acer Recovery Disks will use the factory OEM-SLP activation method.
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29 Aug 2011   #9
gregrocker

 

Acer tech support might help you recover the key, which should be protected like any other $100+ valuable.

In the past I've been able to get the key audited from HD using Belarc to activate with help from MS Phone Activation: How To Activate Windows 7 by Phone Step-by-Step Guide

Be sure to make the Recovery Disks and preserve the Recovery partition to run if this fails.
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29 Aug 2011   #10
bigmaz

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
NO, THe Acer Recovery Disks will use the factory OEM-SLP activation method.
Just to say, theog was correct, the install used the OEM-SLP, so I did not need my activation code from the base of the laptop phew!! All sorted. Thanks a lot for your help on this guys, really appreciate ppl spending their time helping us noobs
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