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Windows 7: Cannot Find Windows 7 Product Key

13 Sep 2012   #21
VMPAS

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Nope


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13 Sep 2012   #22
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I don't know if recovery partition itself has been infected. Since you don't have a COA sticker you have to use RECOVERY procedure anyway... so hope it's not infected. And don't do the clean command otherwise you lose it.

Does that partition have a drive letter in windows? If so, can you browse files and folders on that partition? Is win7 infected still installed?
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13 Sep 2012   #23
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Did you check under battery for the COA sticker? If that is Dell which came with Win7 then it WILL have a sticker, so check there. If not please answer my questions about what OS came preinstalled, how Win7 as activated if not.
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13 Sep 2012   #24
VMPAS

Windows 7 x64
 
 

It does have the sticker....under the battery.....feel a little silly.
So now I know I can reinstall Windows 7 using the ISO image I have.

According to Command Prompt in Recovery there is a Recovery partition with a Recovery Folder but when I hit the dir command there is nothing listed in that folder.
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13 Sep 2012   #25
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Since you missed that step in post #9, go back over it now to make sure you have read and fully understand the steps for Clean Reinstall - including what I also already typed out for you about the existing partitions.
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13 Sep 2012   #26
VMPAS

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Since you missed that step in post #9, go back over it now to make sure you have read and fully understand the steps for Clean Reinstall - including what I also already typed out for you about the existing partitions.
Will do, just looked at it. I apologize I honestly did not see it the first time around, and was not just ignoring you. I'll get right on this and let you know how it goes. Thanks.
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