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27 Jun 2012   #91
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

I'll see. I'm looking for a new laptop right now..so i'm not so sure anymore..


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28 Jun 2012   #92
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Uhmm quick question. The COA sticker is pretty much faded...so is there another way to find it?
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28 Jun 2012   #93
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Unfortunately no - no-one keeps a record of which Key is assigned to which computer except within the MS activations database, which is a one-way trip.
Using a magnifier and a bright light (I often have to use a torch) does help some.
If the Key is not legible, then you're likely to be stuffed (but then you are pretty much, at the moment anyhow), and will have to try a lean install from the Recovery media to clear the problem.
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28 Jun 2012   #94
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Well it looks like i'll have to get a new laptop right?
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28 Jun 2012   #95
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

(interesting edit there - I got the original <eg>)
Not at all - reinstalling from the Recovery media is a simple procedure, but will delete all your data, so back up first!
The recovery media includes the OEM_SLP Key from the manufacturer's install that you've been using up until now, and hopefully it will not require online activation at all, and will validate properly, allowing the Anytime Upgrade to take hold.
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28 Jun 2012   #96
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Well..i'll think about it if thats okay. in the meantime I will need to look for a new laptop, and backup my files. Do I need to backup my OS (C drive or just the stuff in my libraries?
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28 Jun 2012   #97
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Probably just the stuff in the libraries - but if you have Windows Live stuff installed, you may need to look elsewhere as well, nad some older programs may not respect the conventions.
It's worth also checking your AppData folder just in case there's anything important in there.
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28 Jun 2012   #98
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

okay. i'll just back up the whole thing XD
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28 Jun 2012   #99
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Uhmm anyone else got any suggestions?
Perform a factory reset to your computer and without 3rd party software like norton or alcohol 1205 start the upgrade again.
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28 Jun 2012   #100
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Hey Noel,

Just a few questions running here:

1. Are there separate Upgrade Keys for 32bit and 64bit computers? Because maybe my mom bought the 64bit and not the 32bit one?

2. I know i'm supposed to be trying the recovery, but I used the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor program, and it said for the 64-Bit section that I had a lot of incompatible things on it, and for the 32bit programs mainly everything was okay, but 2 of my programs needed updating. Could that be a problem?
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