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Windows 7: Is this my Product Code?

07 Oct 2015   #1
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Is this my Product Code?

Pic taken of the cardboard envelope holding my Windows 7 install DVD. My PC was built by my local shop and he gave me the DVD.

Is the arrow pointing to my Product code? If not, where can I find it please?




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07 Oct 2015   #2
derekimo

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No, that's the bar code.

Is there five sets of five alpha-numeric characters under that blue area on the bottom left?

XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

They may be in this configuration,

XXXXX-XXXXX-

XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

That pic does say not a COA but the similar ones on Google show a product key where I mention it.
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07 Oct 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

For Windows 7 you should have a Microsoft sticker that looks something like one of these with you 25 five alpha-numeric characters.

Is this my Product Code?-coa-certificate-authenticity.gif


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07 Oct 2015   #4
derekimo

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The one in the OP looks like this Win 8 sticker,


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07 Oct 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I see now, I think.
A Windows 8 sticker with Windows 7 installed.
I'm getting confused again.

Maybe this will help.

Stevekir
1. Do you have a Windows 7 or Windows 8 sticker on your computer?

2. Do you have Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed on your computer.

3. Are you having any problems with your computer?
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08 Oct 2015   #6
Stevekir

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I see now, I think.
A Windows 8 sticker with Windows 7 installed.
I'm getting confused again.

Maybe this will help.

Stevekir
1. Do you have a Windows 7 or Windows 8 sticker on your computer?

2. Do you have Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed on your computer.

3. Are you having any problems with your computer?
1. No. Nothing on the case nor anywhere else.

2. Windows 7 Home Premium.

3. Glitches (although the machine was allowing me to do work), which my computer shop (who built the PC 6 months ago) has mainly cured although a couple of relatively minor ones remain.

I have now found a piece of blue card (cut from a bigger piece, possobly a card envelope that still has the install disc in it) that came with the machine and which got tucked under something else.

Attached is a scan of that card. The numbers etc. don't look like the ones people have posted here. The structure of the Produce Code is shown in the attachment, where L stands for a letter and X for a number. Also attached is a scan of the disc.

The reason why I am asking is that if I had to re-install Windows I would need the P. Code (obviously). I think I had better visit my computer shop, but any explanation that people here have about my numbers would be helpful.

I don't know if this is relevant, but when collecting my new machine I asked for the install disc and was given one from somewhere off a shelf which I was told was functionally the same. (I think he said something like "The disc is not tied to the computer", which seems odd.)


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08 Oct 2015   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your product code and a COA key are two different things.
When the shop installed Windows 7 on your system their should be a Microsoft sticker.

What operating system did your computer originally come with?
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08 Oct 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Complete this tutorial by Brink and post the log here.
It could be helpful.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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08 Oct 2015   #9
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

If that is your sticker in the first post, I pointed out where the product key would be in post #2.

Those other pictures have nothing to do with it. The disc is just an installer, the product key is whats tied to the machine.

So the shop was correct telling you that the disc is not tied to the computer.
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08 Oct 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you want to find out what your windows activation key is, then you could simply use Speccy.

Install and run speccy, click Operating System and your key will be shown where it says Serial Number.

https://www.piriform.com/speccy

No clue why you care about a product code, although I`m sure you`re using the wrong term.

And as Jack has stated, the shop should have put a COA sticker on the PC or it should be on the packaging with the install disc.

Right there all over your picture it says, "This is not a COA"

But your activation key may very well be in your shot in post #6, it`s a 25 digit code in groups of 5 separated by a -

As stated, a Product Code is a barcode and not really important at all.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Product_Code

And a PRODUCE code is definitley not important

PLU-codes


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