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Windows 7: how to change recovery windows key?

20 Dec 2014   #1
wakkles92

Windows 7 64bit OEM
 
 
how to change recovery windows key?

Hello this is my first post here and I'm currently wondering - is it possible to change the recovery partitions key ? The problem is that I by accident mistyped the key when I received the laptop from repair a few weeks ago and now its stuck in the recovery memory

The model is a g74sx bbk7 from asus

also just to put this out of the way it is a OEM key which is under my laptop


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20 Dec 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote:
and now its stuck in the recovery memory
Don't know what this means. Exactly what state is the OS in?

Can you right click on Computer and select Properties? If yes, click on Change product key at the bottom System window and re-enter the key.

Product Key Number - Change
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20 Dec 2014   #3
wakkles92

Windows 7 64bit OEM
 
 

The os is in a fine state currently and also currently updating although ill change it once it finishes updating but what i mean about it being in the recovery's memory is the key that's saved in there like what i had to do when i got my laptop back is re-enter the key at first boot so i'm stuck with the wrong key every time i Restore it from the recovery partition and have to re-enter unlike my old windows 7 system which auto activated before i sent it in for repairs

in case my spelling is a little rough see \/

quick question - does the OEM key have a limit of amount of activations? i ask this question because my windows 8 key did (it was an upgrade key)
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20 Dec 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Are you refering to a Windows 7 COA key?
Read this.

What is the Windows Certificate of Authenticity?

I have no idea what a recovery's memory is.

Is you system requesting a password?
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20 Dec 2014   #5
gregrocker

 

The only place a WIn7 COA sticker Product Key is used is to activate a Clean Reinstall Windows 7. If that's what you were intending to do then I would start over and do it correctly because it's easy to imagine what all else was scrambled.

Factory Recovery to set it back to Factory Condition is something completely different and does not require any key.
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20 Dec 2014   #6
wakkles92

Windows 7 64bit OEM
 
 

Whoops looks like i said something without knowing much about the certain thing like recovery's memory(doesn't exist i suppose) - i don't think that exists due to the way you guys are posting.. anyway :v i finally activated my windows took awhile due to updates but it's good to go and ill go ahead and mark it has solved since my spelling isn't working right due to stuff and what not anyways happy holidays.
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21 Dec 2014   #7
gregrocker

 

Don't worry about that. This is how you learn. Feel free to ask back any questions about whatever it was you did - a Clean Reinstall or Factory Recovery?

Either way there are many important tips and tools suggested in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 that will help maintain a perfect install so be sure to look it over and ask back any questions you might have.

You might like the instant spelling correction in IE11 although your spelling isn't that bad anyway.
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21 Dec 2014   #8
wakkles92

Windows 7 64bit OEM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Don't worry about that. This is how you learn. Feel free to ask back any questions about whatever it was you did - a Clean Reinstall or Factory Recovery?

Either way there are many important tips and tools suggested in Clean Reinstall Windows 7 that will help maintain a perfect install so be sure to look it over and ask back any questions you might have.

You might like the instant spelling correction in IE11 although you're spelling isn't that bad anyway.
I did a Factory Recovery and thank you for helping me with this problem I'll take a look into that factory oem clean install since that seems like a problem solver
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