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Windows 7: Bought used laptop - Win 7 key has rubbed off of sticker - options?

04 Jun 2014   #11
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

That last recovery discs that I got from Toshiba had the OS and drivers on one disc and the bloat on the second disc. I did not use the second disc. Your mileage may vary.


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05 Jun 2014   #12
daveinor

Windows 7
 
 

Just one more question from my previous post that didn't get answered...

Would it be possible to buy a broken laptop that is the same model # and use that key for my laptop? If so would it have to be the exact same model # or could it be a similar model? Or are those keys linked specifically to the motherboard inside?

Thanks
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05 Jun 2014   #13
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daveinor View Post
Just one more question from my previous post that didn't get answered...

Would it be possible to buy a broken laptop that is the same model # and use that key for my laptop? If so would it have to be the exact same model # or could it be a similar model? Or are those keys linked specifically to the motherboard inside?

Thanks
The keys are linked to the motherboard inside.
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