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Windows 7: computer complete restore help !!!!!!!!

04 Jul 2014   #1
barmirohan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
computer complete restore help !!!!!!!!

so i restored my laptop to factory setting and when it was "preparing computer for first use." I accidently turned it off and now it is saying that i have to reinstall windows but a disk never came with is because it is a refubished laptop from currys so i googled a bit abd found this : Reinstalling Windows 7

but you need a product key and miine is worn out and i cant see the numbers what do i do ????


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04 Jul 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Try this tutorial, scroll down the page there is a legit way to find your product key within windows.

So you can carry on with your install.

Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See
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04 Jul 2014   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What is the make and full model number of the computer. You should be able to run the recovery again by pressing a Fn key during boot. Which one varies with each manufacturer. The Users Guide/Service Guide at the Manufacturers web site should tell you how.
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04 Jul 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarriePateman View Post
Try this tutorial, scroll down the page there is a legit way to find your product key within windows.

So you can carry on with your install.

Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See
I don't think any of these will work as he can't boot windows.
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04 Jul 2014   #5
barmirohan

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This should be everything


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04 Jul 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I don't see anywhere in the Users manual it shows how to do this. It does talk about recovering from a backup on a USB drive.

Did you create the backup USB flash drive?

Recovery options are discussed starting on Page 14 of the manual which you can get here:

http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...C=ACER&SC=PA_6

Web page is here: Acer | Download

Use Or select my product from a list

and choose Ultra-thin, Aspire, Aspire V5-571.

An alternative is to download a legal copy of Windows 7 that matches what you have and do a Clean Install. Clean Install Windows 7

See this note:
computer complete restore help !!!!!!!!-win7ddlink.jpg


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04 Jul 2014   #7
uexperience

dual boot XPx86, W7x86 laptop and XPx86, W7x64 dual boot desktop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by barmirohan View Post
This should be everything
No, the CD key is not on that sticker. It's a 25 digit number (in groups of 5) on a separate "Microsoft" sticker, which should be on the base of the laptop.
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04 Jul 2014   #8
plee0410

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

try phoning acer and give them the serial number of your laptop and they should give you all the information
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04 Jul 2014   #9
gregrocker

 

You cannot use the Product Key from the factory install to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
as it is a batch key used at factory and not the same key on the COA sticker.

Your options are limited now to trying as suggested to use Acer eRecovery Management - Restore Using ALT - F10 - YouTube, or order Acer Recovery disks. Acer Support: Frequently Asked Questions list for Recovery media and Restoring a system to factory load

If these don't work out you can go ahead and do the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 then try using a magnifying glass to piece together the Product Key via trial and error. If it fails use MS Phone Activation and explain the problem and they might activate it with a new key based on information you give them. Activate Windows 7 by Phone - Windows 7 Help Forums .

You can also try contacting Acer Support via chat or phone to ask them what they can do, but don't expect much.
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