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Windows 7: Win 7 ultimate 64bit, can I use current OEM Key and reinstall

20 Jun 2017   #1
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Win 7 ultimate 64bit, can I use current OEM Key and reinstall

Hello all,
I have a hand me down VAIO laptop that is running Win 7 ultimate 64 bit and MS Office. I used productkey to find out the Win OEM prodcut key and also the MS Office product key.
I have been having problems for a while and the computer wont let me restart unless is on safe mode, I tried repairing it but it doesnt work. I dont have a back up and no restore date so I can't go back to before it started acting up.

Can I copy as much as I can on an external harddrive and install Win 7 ultimate from the beginning and use the OEM product key I have? can I do the same to reinstall MS Office?


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20 Jun 2017   #2
torchwood

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

Hi Foxtrot,
unlikely that comp came with Ultimate, but possible.
Make an image most here use Macrium (free)

There should be a COA sticker on it showing the originally installed OS type, and a spare key
(dont post it)
IF it states Ultimate try a factory reset
run this little tool, copy/paste the output
(it will show errors but thats because your in safe mode)

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

We'll go from there


Roy
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20 Jun 2017   #3
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Foxtrot,
unlikely that comp came with Ultimate, but possible.
Make an image most here use Macrium (free)

There should be a COA sticker on it showing the originally installed OS type, and a spare key
(dont post it)
IF it states Ultimate try a factory reset
run this little tool, copy/paste the output
(it will show errors but thats because your in safe mode)

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

We'll go from there


Roy
Thank you Roy for the reply, that is a good question, my sister gave me the laptop so I am not sure if she later installed the Win 7 Ultimate, I was able to get the product key using produkey. I haven't checked for a sticker, I will check tonight and run the tool you mention and will post it.
Thank you again!
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23 Jun 2017   #4
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Foxtrot,
unlikely that comp came with Ultimate, but possible.
Make an image most here use Macrium (free)

There should be a COA sticker on it showing the originally installed OS type, and a spare key
(dont post it)
IF it states Ultimate try a factory reset
run this little tool, copy/paste the output
(it will show errors but thats because your in safe mode)

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

We'll go from there


Roy
Hello, sorry it took a long time to get back, I checked the sticker below and the originally installed OS was Windows Vista Home Premium OEMAct. I guess they installed Windows 7 because if I recall Windows Vista was not the greatest OS. So it seems that I have a original Windows Vista product key(sticker) and Windows 7 Ultimate installed. I rather have the Windows Ultimate, I have an ISO Win 7 Ultimate on a flash drive, I am just scared that if I install Win 7 and enter the product key I got from ProduKey it will not work.
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23 Jun 2017   #5
torchwood

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

Hi Foxtrot,

post the results of the tool,
i will be able to check it for you.

Roy
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23 Jun 2017   #6
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

A windows vista key obviously wont work on a Win 7 installation.
As Roy suggested, you should run http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012 and post the results here. If it's a genuine key, we can guide you to get the installed key.
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23 Jun 2017   #7
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Foxtrot,

post the results of the tool,
i will be able to check it for you.

Roy
Is there anything that I should whiteout(product key, product key hash, product ID, product ID type, ID) before posting the results?
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23 Jun 2017   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Hi Foxtrot

Roy is off line but let me assure you that their is nothing in the log Roy requested that will give anything that shouldn't be posted.
Thousands of members have posted such logs.


http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

Here is a tutorial by Brink that will guide you.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Help Forums

When Roy comes back he will give you guidance concerning the log.
Jack
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23 Jun 2017   #9
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Hi Foxtrot

Roy is off line but let me assure you that their is nothing in the log Roy requested that will give anything that shouldn't be posted.
Thousands of members have posted such logs.


http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=52012

Here is a tutorial by Brink that will guide you.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Help Forums

When Roy comes back he will give you guidance concerning the log.
Jack
Thank you Jack!
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23 Jun 2017   #10
Foxtrot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Foxtrot,

post the results of the tool,
i will be able to check it for you.

Roy
I apologize that I couldnt copy paste it, I had to take a pic as I was running out the door. I hope this works.


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