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Windows 7: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

06 Apr 2014   #290
superman55555

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

derekimo, negative, there is not a sticker anywhere, I took pictures of the bottom of the laptop and sent to support.


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06 Apr 2014   #291
gregrocker

 

Belarc or any other keyfinder will not retrieve the key if it is still running Factory Pre-installed Win7, which is a batch key used to mass activate.

If there is no COA sticker then I'd want to know why, since it's not legal to resell Win7 without providing one as proof that it is Genuine. Did you buy this from a store or directly from maker, or a third party who might have originally bought it with no OS or Linux?

If it's defnitely factory preinstalled with no COA sticker then you'll need to order the Factory Recovery disks.
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06 Apr 2014   #292
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by superman55555 View Post
derekimo, negative, there is not a sticker anywhere, I took pictures of the bottom of the laptop and sent to support.
They should sort it for you then, there is supposed to be one on the computer.
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06 Apr 2014   #293
superman55555

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

ASUS Support confirmed my serial number is entitled to Windows 7, but has no provided a key.
Just emailed ASUS Support again, as this ultrabook UX32A was purchased retail with Windows 7 OS.
I just do not see why I should have to purchase restore CDs. Digital River offers a free download of windows 7.
Had Asus provided a key for Windows 7, I would be set now.


Hopefully
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06 Apr 2014   #294
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by superman55555 View Post
ASUS Support confirmed my serial number is entitled to Windows 7, but has no provided a key.
Just emailed ASUS Support again, as this ultrabook UX32A was purchased retail with Windows 7 OS.
I just do not see why I should have to purchase restore CDs. Digital River offers a free download of windows 7.
Had Asus provided a key for Windows 7, I would be set now.


Hopefully
Is there a sticker on your power adapter?
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06 Apr 2014   #295
superman55555

windows 7 64-bit
 
 

negative.
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06 Apr 2014   #296
gregrocker

 

Did Asus explain how they think they can get away without providing a COA? it would be the first time we've seen it here. Only if the EULA was changed allowing OEM's to require only Factory SLP Activation with Recovery Disks would that be the case. Until then they are required to provide a COA sticker with Product Key so MS customers can Clean Reinstall the OS they bought.
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06 Apr 2014   #297
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by superman55555 View Post
negative.
I thought that might be the place after reading this,

Quote:
The power adapter is a small black square with a swappable plug—the Windows Certificate of Authenticity sticker is also stuck to the adapter so, you know, don't lose it or anything.
A good Ultrabook, a great screen: the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A review | Ars Technica

Did you buy it brand new?
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26 Apr 2014   #298
ICIT2LOL

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

Greg when I looked at the key purchase it showed up as $10 cheaper than out here but the shipping was and I stand to be corrected US$65!!

I thought the retailer would just let me have an activation key code and the I just download the ISO or have I got it completely out of context.
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26 Apr 2014   #299
gregrocker

 

Can we see a link John? It should always be from a major retailer to be sure its Genuine. Then you can just buy the key since the download is available in Step 1.
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