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Windows 7: Where is the product key

28 Aug 2012   #1
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 
Where is the product key

I am reinstalling my OS and no longer have the install CD. Where is the product key stored in the registry so I can activate it after reinstalling it?


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28 Aug 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Michael,

If you currently have it activated, then you could use any option in the tutorial below to find and see what your Windows 7 product key number is.

Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See
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28 Aug 2012   #3
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Your system specs shows that you have a Toshiba laptop.

In case you have a royalty OEM's desktop/laptop, retrieving the product key from your system will only give you the OEM-SLP key You will not be able to activate your system with that OEM-SLP key. You have to use the COA key on the sticker affixed to your system.
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29 Aug 2012   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Hum jumanji if I might make a suggestion as soon as you get on try SIW or even Speccy they will show all licences and codes for just about everything.

SIW - Download

Speccy - System Information - Free Download < watch out for the add ons - can't remember what they are now as there is so many but things like Askbar etc
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29 Aug 2012   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

^ LOL! Please read my post diligently.
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29 Aug 2012   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Main lap Asus ROG 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
^ LOL! Please read my post diligently.
My humble apologies I completely misread that thinking that I was answering to the original post - I will not interfere again!
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29 Aug 2012   #7
cclloyd9785

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Mac OS X 10.6.2 x64
 
 

So the guide helped me. I used one of the programs in there and it worked. The key is OEM, but it came in an upgrade disc that was mailed to me cause the computer came with vista.
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29 Aug 2012   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Glad to hear you got it sorted Michael.
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