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

24 Jan 2013   #50
Pinina

Win 7 Pro 64
 
 

Thank you KONST ! Your link helped me tremendously! It worked in seconds !!!


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09 May 2013   #51
RobCr

XP Pro
 
 

A friend has dropped off his PC. He was fooled by the phone scam, where they connect to your PC (remote Ammyy). It has Win 7 Pro, and I believe it had a volume License, and that is why I cannot retrieve the Key. I intended to Format, and re-install W7 Pro. I had hoped to use the (NOT) retrieved key. During all my Googling in the last 10 hours, I came across programs that can Save/Restore the Activation details. (Mind you I noticed that his OS says not activated. Presumably that relates to it being a volume License). I will be re-installing into the exact same hardware, so perchance is there a program that can Save/Restore Key and 'activation' details ?
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09 May 2013   #52
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

Hello Rob,

If his OS says it's not activated, then it's not activated with a product key whether it's a volume, retail, or OEM license. If it's not activated, then there's nothing available to retrieve or back up.
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11 May 2013   #53
RobCr

XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Rob,

If his OS says it's not activated, then it's not activated with a product key whether it's a volume, retail, or OEM license. If it's not activated, then there's nothing available to retrieve or back up.
Brink, Thanks for responding. AH! such is life, Rob
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11 May 2013   #54
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

You're welcome. Sorry about that.
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29 Dec 2013   #55
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

We used Magical Jelly Bean. Worked great. Thanks!
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01 Mar 2014   #56
YogSothothSeven

Win 7 64-bit
 
 

Hi, I'm a bit screwed -

I am running win7 64-bit and I recently noticed that the sticker on the bottom of my computer is faded so I can read the first 3 lines of my product Key, but not the last 2.

So I decided to use these product key finders, but none of them iv tried have worked, they all give me the same key, but it is different to the one on the sticker, which im guessing is one of these generic Volume ones that has been mentioned. It sounds like there isnt any method I can use to get the one on the sticker

It's my own fault, I should of noted it down at the beginning, and I guess I've learned the lesson the hard way - so I'm guessing I will have to buy a new product key if I ever need to reinstall, but figured I would ask here anyway on the off chance someones discovered something!

Thanks anyway,

Yog
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01 Mar 2014   #57
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

Hello Yog, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should still be able to do a factory recovery from your recovery media or partition, and be activated with the same OEM SLP key afterwards. If this is for your Acer computer in your specs, then the two links below from Acer will help show you how to do a factory recovery.In addition, you could create a system image to be able to do a system image recovery, and restore your system as it was when the image was created.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Mar 2014   #58
theneves

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Good day again Brink.

I want to repair install my Windows 7 home premium sp1. I'm just confused. Should I use to activate my windows 7 (in step 15 of your tutorial at Repair Install) with the product key found by the programs listed here or the sticker (though I can't locate the sticker here in my unit)? I wanted to make this unit better because its performance is getting bad. Honestly, this unit is a property of my office but I am the only one using this, therefore, I do not have the installation cd or the box where this unit is packaged.

Thank you again.
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17 Mar 2014   #59
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10158
 
 

Hello Ryan,

You would want to use the product key number on the COA sticker on the PC to activate Windows with. If it's a desktop computer, the COA sticker is usually on the back of the tower case.

If the computer came with Windows preinstalled, then it would have been activated with a SLP key at the factory. You would not be able to activate with a SLP key.
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