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Windows 7: Pc-1 on new win install in infinite loop w/ format done> how access

23 Feb 2018   #181
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

25 characters, 5 sets of 5, both numbers and letters. Should say product key:

Here's an example sticker:

Pc-1 on new win install in infinite loop w/ format done> how access-win7-product-key-example.jpg




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23 Feb 2018   #182
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah, the xtra number i was talking about is the xi4-12692 farthervto the right on that label.

But on mine its just close below the 5 on 5 number-letter sets
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23 Feb 2018   #183
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Just curious,

You indicated prior that both your PCs are the same. Gateway PC (same model)

Is the OEM key on stickers the same?
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23 Feb 2018   #184
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Microsoft software, office, etc, & Windows OS are always 25-characters (numbers and letters)

You can run my attached VB script and it will locate the product key on your working machine.

I place it in a Zip/compressed folder to prevent bit flip/error. Double-left click, popup choose save file. Go to saved file location, double-left click, extract to Desktop. Back on desktop double-right click Find Windows Product Key, popup will be your product key.

FYI: if you want to view the code, left-click Find Windows Product Key, choose edit, notepad will open with the code displayed. Simple converter program.

FYI: Of the 36 Latin letters and Arabic numerals used in most Western European
languages, 24 appear to be used for current product key codes and 12 are not.
The 24 used are: 2346789BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY
The 12 unused are: 015AEILNOSUZ


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23 Feb 2018   #185
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

No the OEM key on stickers are not the same. same model, same brand, One a refurb, one new, same color, same win7x64 OS
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DONE. Good and bad. Good is that it looks like the disks were in good shape, that is they did their job! But got the same old windows notice stuff:

"The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install windows click to restart the computer and then restart the installation."

So we know (right?) both the gtwy factory disc's are doing the same good job as are our 3 recent DVD dics since the same error appears and both go through to initial completion.

you said you had several wipe options (right?). Maybe time to fix the disc errors.

I know it's getting later back there, so do what you can on info now, and call it a nite Bud. Unless you don't want to that is!

Remember when running the factory discs, is when it froze. that when the prob occurred right after the format, ao something happened then and the hd was being cleaned out but not everything it seems now. J
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23 Feb 2018   #186
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Grrr....

We'll see how you progressed tomorrow, I'm burn out on the study thing and continuing frustration with your issue.

Try disk to wipe HDD AOMEI Partition Assistant, Windows PE environment.

Download and make bootable media

Start AOMEI Partition Assistant,
in right Wizard section choose "Make Bootable Media"
in popup choose next, insert DVD/CE or USB, (be advised if you use USB it will delete all content of drive)
select boot device, CD/DVD or USB,
click proceed.

After creating CD/DVD or USB, insert it in non-working PC power down, power up and enter boot menu,
choose your media CD/DVD or USB.
After AOMEI loads,
Select HDD (click on most likely Disk 1 being that you only have one HDD installed)
Left pane Disk Operations choose Wipe Hard Drive,
Popup leave at 1 click OK
When completed remove media and install disk 1 of the Installation disks you created.
Power down
Power up, press F key to enter boot manager
Choose CD/DVD
Follow install instructions.
Cross fingers, eyes, legs, arms, toes, and pray.

Nite!
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23 Feb 2018   #187
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Nite, and I do understand! J
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24 Feb 2018   #188
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Got the disc burnt ok about 2 am. The when reading you after creating cd instructions, I got to this:

"Cross fingers, eyes, legs, arms, toes, and pray." am a lil shakey maybe but does that portray some sort of risk? Or is it just a hope it works good? See brave reviews online, seems people are happy. the win8 windows kind made me look tho. Jim

edit: NEVERMIND Just the jitters. I'm a lil punchy after all this. Am proceeding now. 6:48 am. Jim

Edit 2: It's running. directions a bit different so looked them up. Oh well. Jim 7:12 am
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24 Feb 2018   #189
JamesEJ

win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

YAY! up and running that miserable IE. The cleanup went well and that handy disc you figured out was a savior. Windows installed right off immediate without a heartbeat. Nothing on the HD to interfere with the win install, so it was a shoe-in. I see you're taking a break. Well earned I'd say. Thank You Sooooooo much! without you would not have happened, obviously.
Gonna get back and tackle that damn IE again. First thing was to install Avast. I was wide open. Jim
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24 Feb 2018   #190
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

AWESOME in Capitals! Glad to be able to rectify your issue.

See my post #5 on this thread for links to install all the Windows updates to April 2017. Click Here

I pretty much use Firefox exclusively with several add-ons! Disconnect, Cookie Auto-Delete, HTTPS Everywhere, uBlock Origin, Disable HTML5 Auto-play, and plugin Shockwave Flash set to Ask to Activate.

If you require any further assistance, you know where we are!

When you have the $$ invest in an External Hard Drive to back up your computers, Seagate makes a few large 3TB plus drives relatively inexpensive and plenty of backup storage. I have a Seagate 3Tb that I purchased a few years ago. They are about 1/2 the price now, compared to the one I purchased. Many on SevenForums recommend Macrium Reflect Free. I demoed it and for the novice, it's a little more daunting than what I use and recommend AOMEI Backupper (smaller edition without XP support). Either one is an excellent choice. I like FREE!!

Happy Computing!!
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