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Windows 7: Need to obtain Product Key

17 Apr 2016   #1
Glenn G

Win 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 
Need to obtain Product Key

I have purchased a surplus Dell E6420. The HD had been removed for security. I installed a new HD and copied Win 7 from a disc from another computer. I need to obtain an Product Key to activate.


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17 Apr 2016   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Unless there is a COA or product key stuck to the computer's case somewhere, you are out of luck.

Need to obtain Product Key-coa-certificate-authenticity.gif

The best thing to do if you don't have a COA like the ones above is to buy a new copy of Windows 7 and install that. That will give you a proper license key.

Here are a couple of links to buy one:

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Newegg.com


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17 Apr 2016   #3
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

It might be worth contacting Dell & see if you can get a Windows 7 disc from them.
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17 Apr 2016   #4
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

On some laptops the COA key is in the battery compartment
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17 Apr 2016   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

On my laptop, there is a spare compartment for I don't know what. The COA is in there.
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17 Apr 2016   #6
Glenn G

Win 7 Pro, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks to All,
It's in the battery compartment and it works.
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17 Apr 2016   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

You're welcome and glad to see you have it solved
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