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Windows 7: How do i extract my product key from windows.old files

01 Sep 2013   #1
buggman1971

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
How do i extract my product key from windows.old files

I had a system crash and attempted to do a re-install I always kept my product key in my wallet however my children got into my wallet and it is missing now I already put in the disc i purchased from a local pc shop because i was under the impression I had the product key. I read on your forums tom983 posted that by using ProduKey, I would be able to extract my product key however It only shows me the default product key of the copy i got from the local repair shop. I know I should have always made a back up and a repair disc and I know I could of should of but didnt again and i am now once again regretting it. Ant help or suggestions anyone know how to use ProduKey I get to the part where I am to load from directory but it doesn't seem to be working or I would bet it is more of me not doing it right


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01 Sep 2013   #2
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

The only 'backup' of your Key is on your COA sticker on the machine's case (or inside the battery compartment), or inside the packaging that came with your disks, if it was retail.

It should be possible to pull the Key from the Windows.old folder - using the ProduKey tool in 'remote' mode...
The command format is
Produkey.exe /windir [Windows Directory]

where [Windows Directory] is the path to the Windows folder in your Windows.old folder.

See the author's notes on the tool....
ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server
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02 Sep 2013   #3
buggman1971

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The product key isn't on the outside of my desk top I updated my version of vista to windows 7 ultimate but it was done at a repair shop they wrote my product key on the back of a business card but I can not find it for the life of me I picked up a burnt copy of windows 7 ultimate at a local repair shop under the impression I had my product key however I can not find it so I tried the Produkey as suggested and I still cant seem to pull up anything other than the product key for the default disc and a trial of MS office I am using the tools to try to find it but i am failing What if i was to download team veiwer would you be able to navigate my pc using team viewer? I just cant seem to figure it out and other than buying a new copy I dont think I can figure it out
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03 Sep 2013   #4
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

In that case, the install is counterfeit - you should take up the problem with the 'repair shop' since there is no legal way they can do what you say they did.
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03 Sep 2013   #5
buggman1971

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I thought something seemed funny when they said they installed a 64 bit version and i know i purchased a 32 bit version of windows 7 ultimate. Thank you for your help
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