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Windows 7: Factory setings and windows OEM problem

01 Nov 2013   #1

Win 7 64
 
 
Factory setings and windows OEM problem

Hi all,

3 years ago I bought Gateway laptop with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit OEM installed.
A week ago my hard disk started to work with no stop, I guess I caught a virus or something. I decided to reinstall the system. I started with 'Restore your computer to factory settings'.
Everything started well, language selection, partition choosing etc. However, the process stucked on 82% for next 2 hours and then reported an error - something like can't load a language file.
I tried it 2 times more but the same happened.
I decided to install a windows from cd and i did it, but i don't have an serial number and i don't know how to activate it. Is there any way for me to do it? Find a serial in recovery partition or any other way?
Thanks

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01 Nov 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

You must use the product key on the COA sticker attached beneath the laptop.
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01 Nov 2013   #3

Win 7 64
 
 

Oh, thanks, I found one. How can I activate my windows with it again?
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01 Nov 2013   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

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01 Nov 2013   #5

Win 7 64
 
 

Thanks
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01 Nov 2013   #6

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Activated OK?
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02 Nov 2013   #7

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I would also Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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