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Windows 7: reinstalled windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. LOST PRODUCT KEY

14 Feb 2012   #1
yamaha605

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
reinstalled windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. LOST PRODUCT KEY

I lost my copy of windows 7 ultimate. I reinstalled windows 7. before doing this i copied down what control panel said my product key was. after reinstalling come to find out that wasnt the product key. How do i find out what my product key was.


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14 Feb 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Yamaha, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have a store bought OEM computer, then the product key number should be on the COA sticker usuallu on the bottom of a laptop, under the battery of a laptop, or on the back of desktop.

If you purchased a retail copy of Windows 7, then the paperwork included will have the key on one of them.

If none of the above, then you may be out of luck.
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14 Feb 2012   #3
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Hi yamaha605, welcome to 7F!

You could use Belarc or Speccy, I know Belarc lists it after it runs.
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14 Feb 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Steve,

Unfortunately, the OP reinstalled the OS without having the actual real key, so those programs will not be able to find it.
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14 Feb 2012   #5
yamaha605

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

so i just made a really bad boo boo right???
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14 Feb 2012   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sorry to say that you are right.
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14 Feb 2012   #7
Saint Andrew

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Did you use an Upgrade version from Premium?
  1. OEM disk product key will be on the sticker under the laptop.
  2. OEM Disk product key might also be on the back of the disk packaging.
  3. Retail disk will have a peace of paper with the product key.

If none of these work, Microsoft can help you, I'm guessing Windows isn't genuine at the moment.

Type ''slui.exe'' and use the automatic Phone System. Hold the line and explain what has happened. They should have records from when you upgraded Windows.

Come back if these don't work.
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15 Feb 2012   #8
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

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

Unfortunately, the OP reinstalled the OS without having the actual real key, so those programs will not be able to find it.
Hello Brink,

Thank you, now I understand the difference.
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