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Windows 7: I need help getting my windows 7 product key.

19 Jul 2011   #1
Naro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I need help getting my windows 7 product key.

So today, being not to smart i re-installed my windows ultimate x64 and i didn't write my product key down. Is there anyway i can get it from the windows.old file?

Ive alreay tried magic jelly been finder and it gives me a key but i get a error when i try to activate it saying that it is a defualt key and it cant be used for verification

Any input would be awesome


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19 Jul 2011   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Type in product key from the COA on side of you PC.
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19 Jul 2011   #3
Naro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, i got this key from my school, which dosent have a copy of it anymore. Its not on the side of my pc.
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19 Jul 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Where did you buy your Windows DVD?

If you bought it from Microsoft contact them and they will help you.

If you got it from a non-legitimate source then we can't help as forum rules preclude us from discussing that scenario.

What does amaze me is that it's always the product key that's gone missing, never the Windows DVD.
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19 Jul 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Then contact IT admin at your school. If they can't help you'll need to buy another product key.
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19 Jul 2011   #6
Naro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To clarify.
When i was in school i took a class, a+ computer repair. We got windows 7 CD keys, i used mine and had it installed. Today i re-installed my win7 but forgot to write it down and the school dosent have the keys anymore (they wipe it for summer). The key IS legit.
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19 Jul 2011   #7
Naro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Then contact IT admin at your school. If they can't help you'll need to buy another product key.
So theres no way to recover it from windows.old?
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19 Jul 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

As you are using School software have a word with the School IT Administrator.
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19 Jul 2011   #9
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

'Fraid not.
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19 Jul 2011   #10
Naro

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
As you are using School software have a word with the School IT Administrator.
Already shot him a email. Agien no way to recover it from windows.old? A yes/no answer would be sufficient.

And its not school software, it was given to me by the school.
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