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Windows 7: Two identical computers

03 Oct 2013   #1

Two identical computers

Well, this is embarrassing, but I bought two identical HP computers running W7 but I didn't write the COA of each computer in the correct disk jacket so I would know which recovery disk goes to which computer.

So my question is, is there a way to find out which disk goes to which computer. The COA is was not written inside the jacket that holds the recovery disk when I got the computers. Thanks.

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03 Oct 2013   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Kemperhills,

Since they are the same model, they most likely use the same SLP (OEM volume license) key. You should have a COA sticker on the back of the PC with the product key for that specific PC that you can use to activate with instead.
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03 Oct 2013   #3
Microsoft MVP


HP has the worst load of bloatware in the industry along with duplicate utilties which conflict with better versions built into Win7. You'll have a much better install if you Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.
Check the Special Note for HP Owners at the end.

At the minimum I'd Clean Up Factory Bloatware.
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