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Windows 7: product key problem

26 Oct 2016   #1
Ash55

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 
product key problem

I'm not sure how to get over this one. At present I can't get my PC to boot up for a number of reasons so I'm going down the reinstall route. Unfortunately I can't find my product key. I can connect my system hard drive to a different PC via a usb docking station but is there a way I can find the product key via this method?


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26 Oct 2016   #2
whenyournex2me

64 bit win 7 pro
 
 

How to Find Your Lost Windows or Office Product Keys

have you checked this out first?
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26 Oct 2016   #3
Ash55

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Yes I found that a few minutes after posting
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26 Oct 2016   #4
whenyournex2me

64 bit win 7 pro
 
 

will it work ya think? I havent much exp with registry stuff. I know enough to know I can mess up my computer with it so I don't play with them. I actually need to learn tbh.
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27 Oct 2016   #5
Ash55

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

OK I've found my W7 keys, only problem is I have two different one's and I don't know which one was used on said PC
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27 Oct 2016   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Ash,
As you havn't filled in your specs its a bit more difficult to answer.
However either way do NOT post the complete key, last 3 blocks only.
From what you've stated about having 2 keys,
i suspect you have an OEM (factory built) computer this will have had a key PRE-installed, which i can easily check and verify.
AT some stage you have re-installed your OS and used the (back-up) key found on the OEM sticker attached to your comp.
(ie Dell W7 Pro 32bit OEM)
If you have a set of the Original discs from the OEM, and use them to re-install the OS its possible the system will autofill and validate without further input from you.
note you could have both 32/64 bit versions, key is valid for both

Roy
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
Ash55

Win 7 pro 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Ash,
As you havn't filled in your specs its a bit more difficult to answer.
However either way do NOT post the complete key, last 3 blocks only.
From what you've stated about having 2 keys,
i suspect you have an OEM (factory built) computer this will have had a key PRE-installed, which i can easily check and verify.
AT some stage you have re-installed your OS and used the (back-up) key found on the OEM sticker attached to your comp.
(ie Dell W7 Pro 32bit OEM)
If you have a set of the Original discs from the OEM, and use them to re-install the OS its possible the system will autofill and validate without further input from you.
note you could have both 32/64 bit versions, key is valid for both

Roy
Thanks for the offer but my problem is solved as I've got the PC up and running again without a reinstall. It'a home build PC by the way, as are all my PC's
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