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Windows 7: can't find product key on OP no disk and need to do clean install

04 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
can't find product key on OP no disk and need to do clean install

Hello Everyone,

I hope someone can be of some help here.I will try tp explain from the

start....*(1) My motherbord died (may it RIP! This happened

ablut 5 months ago. I just bought a new MB, and connect all my drives to the motherbord. My SATA Drive has windows 7 Ultimate Installed on it. but here is my problem I did I have forgotten the Password for win. 7 and did not receive my keycode from the local computer store where in was

installed! So I connected my hrd drive that has windows xp Home and

currently i am running XP. I have tried may progans to find my key

from the Hard drive with windows 7 Ultimate, but i haven't hade any

luck. all programs give me key code for my xp. so if anyone might know

something I can try It wii be greatly Appreciated. I am currenly booting

from xp and my other drive is connected also.
Thank for any

suggestion you have,

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04 Oct 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Take a look at Option One of this tutorial:
Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See
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04 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Just go through this article 7 Free Windows Password Recovery Tools and check whether one of the tools here can help you out.

I now quote from the article : "Password recovery tools are often called "password cracker" tools because they are sometimes used to "crack" passwords by hackers. Legally cracking or unlocking your own Windows password is certainly a legitimate practice! "

So go ahead only if your copy of Windows 7 is legal or else buy one legal.
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04 Oct 2011   #4


you can download an app called produkey from cnet when you open it click the file tab at the top /select source, change the tick box at the top to search a different location it's the 3rd one. browse your hdd with win 7 installed and highlight the windows folder, click ok at the bottom and give it a second or 2 to pull the key.
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04 Oct 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP


When a shop installs Windows they are required by law to provide a COA sticker showing that it is genuine and providing a Product Key in case of need to reinstall. If not they are suspect of selling pirated software which is a prosecutable offense. The shop needs to provide the key. Hopefully you have your receipt.
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