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Windows 7: Trying to reinstall Windows 7 without a Product Key--Please help

28 Jan 2012   #21
jackcrab

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

yes i have an iso of windows 7

wtf-- i dont get why NONE of these programs retrieve the product key-- they all just say BBBBB-BBBB-BBBB-BBBBB

how is it that none of these programs can detect the key on my computer!? am i doing something wrong?


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28 Jan 2012   #22
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I'm not sure this is of immediate help, but perhaps it might prompt someone else to come forward with a solution.

I have read that the BBB product key display is indicative of volume licences where the key is not stored in the registry : this is why tools like Belarc and others can't find it.

Where else could the key be stored?

JBs Powershell: Retrieveing the Windows Product Key
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IMPORTANT!!!
When the product key is not stored in the Registry (like in volume licenses of Windows 7), ANY!!! Product Key Viewer will display BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB
See if these steps will at leats allow you to view part of the key:

Click Start, then type cmd
Right click CMD and then click Run as administrator
At the command prompt type slmgr -dli and hit enter

Regards,
Golden
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28 Jan 2012   #23
jackcrab

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

bump
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28 Jan 2012   #24
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try confirming part of it with these steps:

Click Start, then type cmd
Right click CMD and then click Run as administrator
At the command prompt type slmgr -dli and hit enter

Regards,
Golden
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28 Jan 2012   #25
jackcrab

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

ok great-- ill try it!
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28 Jan 2012   #26
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Yes, in the search box.

Regards,
Golden
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28 Jan 2012   #27
jackcrab

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Try confirming part of it with these steps:

Click Start, then type cmd
Right click CMD and then click Run as administrator
At the command prompt type slmgr -dli and hit enter

Regards,
Golden

hmm interesting-- yeah it showed me 5 letters/numbers of the key...

any idea on how to get the rest of it? its a volume license key that i got through school last year, but they will no longer help me out since i graduated
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28 Jan 2012   #28
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Please read this thread about how to have a look at Windows 7 Product Key at windows 7 restore. You can install Tuneup Utilities as trialware and get your key. If you like Tuneup Utilities then you may purchase it after reinstalling Windows
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28 Jan 2012   #29
jackcrab

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wanchoo View Post
Please read this thread about how to have a look at Windows 7 Product Key at windows 7 restore. You can install Tuneup Utilities as trialware and get your key. If you like Tuneup Utilities then you may purchase it after reinstalling Windows
Thanks-- I tried this but still no luck. It returns a product id, but again, the product key line is blank
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28 Jan 2012   #30
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Do those numbers correspond to the key you thought you got from Belarc? Although I see you have edited that post....

Regards,
Golden
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