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Windows 7: Product Key from Factory clone

14 Jul 2014   #11
NoelDP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peroxis View Post
Theres a chance ive lost it since I have moved recently.
though don't think I would have needed to use my windows 7 cd before.

Is there any easy way to just buy a new key? I don't feel like I have any other options
This is one reason why the company is required by their contract with Microsoft to affix the sticker to the machine's case before shipping. If they didn't do so, then they are in breach of contract.

It may be worth calling the MS Activation Center and pleading your case with them (assuming you can't extract the Key from the old drive), since you appear to have the outer sticker but not the inner one.
Phone your local number from this list...
https://www.microsoft.com/licensing/...n-centers.aspx
when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you.

Good Luck!


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14 Jul 2014   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peroxis View Post
I used something like that before got a key but it said I wasn't allowed to activate with it. because its for new system only or something.
See if you can get that Key again- post the last 5 characters of it, and it'll be enough for me to check it against my database of OEM_SLP and other Keys which can't be used.
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