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Windows 7: Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See

29 Mar 2016   #120
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'd say it looks more like an "R".
I know, that's what I guesstimated as well... but when I enter it (as R) on the MS site, I get this -- "the product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer. Please contact them for recovery options.

So, I don't understanding how anyone could ever install a win7 .iso on a system w/the OS pre-installed. It seems the only option for a pre-installed OS is to use the oem restore/recovery disks.

This is becoming frustrating!


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29 Mar 2016   #121
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Now it could even be a P (if it is allowed) the extra marks could be just scratches through the label to the plastic ? blob of Biro pen could be anything.

What is so annoying is the lack of support from Fujitsu and MS - typical to be honest part with money and thats it!!

I can't remember if I said earlier but can't Microsoft do something with this issue if B quotes the number as in my pic??


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29 Mar 2016   #122
derekimo

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That site isn't for the big OEM manufacturers, they want you to get support from the manufacturer.

That site is for retail and the occasional system builder OEM to get an ISO.
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29 Mar 2016   #123
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
That site isn't for the big OEM manufacturers, they want you to get support from the manufacturer.

That site is for retail and the occasional system builder OEM to get an ISO.
Thanks mate it was just a thought as this members situation must be really so frustrating from what I can see he has tried.
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30 Mar 2016   #124
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
What is so annoying is the lack of support from Fujitsu and MS - typical to be honest part with money and thats it!!
Yes, especially regarding Fujitsu. I mean it IS one of their machines! Their only recourse was to try & SELL me a set of restore disks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
That site isn't for the big OEM manufacturers, they want you to get support from the manufacturer.

That site is for retail and the occasional system builder OEM to get an ISO.
Is there a link where, (or a way) the OEM product key can be verified? It's either that or install the OS using the .iso and HOPE I can guess that one character!
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30 Mar 2016   #125
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

For OEM products, Disks, licences, and their support are, and always have been the responsibility of the OEM, and not Microsoft. That explains why the Microsoft site responds with the suggestion that you contact Fujitsu, to further persue this matter.

There should have been a recovery partition option with the new system, which would need no key, and an option to create a set of discs for future re-installs that will use the Key on the base. The warranty that is given with these OEM products is completely different from that provided by Microsoft. It is often limited to a much shorter life that Microsoft's support time-line, it often something like 12-36 months, and anything after this is strictly at the discretion of the OEM.

It is normal for an OEM to charge for replacement Disks for restore, but this is normally limited to a nominal charge for cost of postage

BTW, if the restore partition is still on the system, but cannot be accessed via the start-up boot option, you can use something like partition wizard Boot disk to set the recovery partition active and when booted the sytem will restore to factory and reset the active flag
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30 Mar 2016   #126
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benteke View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
What is so annoying is the lack of support from Fujitsu and MS - typical to be honest part with money and thats it!!
Yes, especially regarding Fujitsu. I mean it IS one of their machines! Their only recourse was to try & SELL me a set of restore disks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
That site isn't for the big OEM manufacturers, they want you to get support from the manufacturer.

That site is for retail and the occasional system builder OEM to get an ISO.
Is there a link where, (or a way) the OEM product key can be verified? It's either that or install the OS using the .iso and HOPE I can guess that one character!
Best way to confirm an oem is through that manufacture = call them and plead your case you can not read the key :/
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30 Mar 2016   #127
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
It is normal for an OEM to charge for replacement Disks for restore, but this is normally limited to a nominal charge for cost of postage

BTW, if the restore partition is still on the system, but cannot be accessed via the start-up boot option, you can use something like partition wizard Boot disk to set the recovery partition active and when booted the sytem will restore to factory and reset the active flag
When I purchased the laptop, the first thing I did was to create restore disks (as per the OEM recommendations). I was able to use those restore disks but had a slew of problems when reinstalling to a new HHD when the old drive failed. Meanwhile, SGT Oddball kindly offered me a W7 x64 .iso and several members suggested I reinstall using said .iso and then simply call in the OEM product key. I would prefer reinstalling this way to avoid those problems mentioned above AND to avoid all the useless bloatware on the restore disks.

BTW, Fujitsu wanted $60 for new restore disks.
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30 Mar 2016   #128
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

I've not dealt with fujitzu myself much and then only with printers, but that price looks excessive

If you go the reinstall route from the fresh disk, then the maximum variation is less 36 tries, certain numbers Re not used to prevent confusion, like between 8 & B, O & 0, Z & 2 etc, and IIRC letters were not used, but not sure if that's true for all operating systems and there versions
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30 Mar 2016   #129
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
I've not dealt with fujitzu myself much and then only with printers, but that price looks excessive

If you go the reinstall route from the fresh disk, then the maximum variation is less 36 tries, certain numbers Re not used to prevent confusion, like between 8 & B, O & 0, Z & 2 etc, and IIRC letters were not used, but not sure if that's true for all operating systems and there versions

I actually remember seeing an OEM sticker which had a *B8** in the num sequence. Don't believe I've ever seen any of the others but then again I've only seen a dozen or so.
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