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Windows 7: Is there a way to view my own windows 7 key?

03 Sep 2009   #31
sensor

Windows
 
 

Hello, right back from work and seeing all the answers....even the "BAD" answer from LFB. I think he is totally wrong in this forum. Not acceptable for normal People. Very Shameful.

Anyway, today we managed the Problem via creating a Guest User Account. This Modus restricts every action that i was afraid of. Sorry for not knowing a lot about it. I use a PC everyday but i am no Admin or Techfreak. That was the only Reason i asked you. Most People here tried to help, one or two thought they could annoy me.

Thank you for helping me.


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03 Sep 2009   #32
Antman

 

To all who see these presents, greetings. The OP did not explain his goal, nor did he outline the context from which he formed his question. All of the time invested in this thread was spent addressing a non-issue.

A well-formed question is where a professional answer is born.
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03 Sep 2009   #33
MDJDCarter

Windows 7, Vista, XP
 
 
Belarc Advisor

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03 Sep 2009   #34
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

The only thing you really have to worry about is someone coming in, booting to an usb version of linux with a backup software. Making a copy of the ENTIRE hard drive. Then posting the image on the internet. But hopefully you pay enough attention to your public computer that that wouldn't happen.
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04 Sep 2009   #35
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
He's asking as a safety precaution, if a client can access his key information then they can undoubtably activate a pirated copy of Windows 7. So, if the software exists & works on the RTM then i'm sure we can give acceptable answers and not resort to lowering ourselves to gutter speak.



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This sort of behaviour is unacceptable, please refrain from replying to posts in this manor
In reponse to that also I seen a person in Best Buy near Asheville NC who had a USB drive that opened an app that revealed the key on their vista machines. I am no tattletale but I felt it was my responsibility to report him. As far as the judging of the OP is concerned...remember that judging someone not based upon hard evidence is wrong and in this case I believe folks jumped the gun. Take this as a lesson for all the folks that have replied...we don't want to scare off new users unless they are actually guilty
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04 Sep 2009   #36
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
To all who see these presents, greetings. The OP did not explain his goal, nor did he outline the context from which he formed his question. All of the time invested in this thread was spent addressing a non-issue.

A well-formed question is where a professional answer is born.
Actually Antman I will have to argue that he indeed did...he just wanted to view the product key he entered on his own machine. The issue with the thread was that people took it out of context; they felt that it was a sly attempt by a potential hacker. I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt and not judge offhandedly but some others might see guilt before innocence
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04 Sep 2009   #37
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
To all who see these presents, greetings. The OP did not explain his goal, nor did he outline the context from which he formed his question. All of the time invested in this thread was spent addressing a non-issue.

A well-formed question is where a professional answer is born.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Actually Antman I will have to argue that he indeed did...he just wanted to view the product key he entered on his own machine. The issue with the thread was that people took it out of context; they felt that it was a sly attempt by a potential hacker. I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt and not judge offhandedly but some others might see guilt before innocence
I feel I have to explain a little, to clarify something.

The OP got, in my opinion, two valid answers from Ken and me:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
There are several but why would you need them? jellybean keyfinder
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Users of RC build 7100 can get a key from here, in case they forgot or misplaced their original. Those who are using RTM downloaded from MSDN / TechNet get they forgotten or misplaced keys from TechNet.

If you are using some other version, you are on your own.

That's it.

Kari

During the time I was writing my reply, OP answered Ken in somewhat negative way. Seconds after posting my above mentioned and to my knowledge correct reply, I noticed this arrogant, sarcastic and impolite response from the OP to Kens reply:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sensor View Post
Jellybean Keyfinder?

i hoped to get a serious answer. I know that you want to help other people, but......

Jellybean works with XP and some forms of NT but it never works with Windows 7-64 Bit RTM. Even the Website was last updated in Dec 2008. There was no Windows 7 available in Dec 2008.

Pleeeeease any other "serious" answers.

Thanks in advance

I admit that got me a little bit angry, and I answered the way I did:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I'd like you to be serious. If you are using a legal copy of Windows 7, your question is unnecessary.:Kari
I also admit at this point I really didn't even think any other reason for this question than possible hacking. It is a fault I make quite often, having seen almost everything. For that I am sorry.

So if we have to find the guilty ones, it is the OP who responded to the Kens reply in too much a negative way, and me who after reading this response from the OP lost it for a moment.

Once again, I am sorry for my disbelief and for reacting too strongly to OP's arrogance.

Kari
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04 Sep 2009   #38
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I feel I have to explain a little, to clarify something.

The OP got, in my opinion, two valid answers from Ken and me:


During the time I was writing my reply, OP answered Ken in somewhat negative way. Seconds after posting my above mentioned and to my knowledge correct reply, I noticed this arrogant, sarcastic and impolite response from the OP to Kens reply:


I admit that got me a little bit angry, and I answered the way I did:

I also admit at this point I really didn't even think any other reason for this question than possible hacking. It is a fault I make quite often, having seen almost everything. For that I am sorry.

So if we have to find the guilty ones, it is the OP who responded to the Kens reply in too much a negative way, and me who after reading this response from the OP lost it for a moment.

Once again, I am sorry for my disbelief and for reacting too strongly to OP's arrogance.

Kari
In contrast to LFB, I think you were never out of line.

You jumped to the wrong conclusion, but based on the OP's remark, that was quite understandable.
And you weren't the only one who had doubts about the OP's intentions.

I think what we can learn from this, is to (when in doubt) ask the OP what his intentions are.

Very descent of you to admit and apologize for your mistakes.

At the end the OP was answered and helped.

To quote the words of a great tennis player:

"nobody died"

Greetz
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04 Sep 2009   #39
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
To quote the words of a great tennis player:

"nobody died"

Greetz
But I need a shrink to overcome this trauma. Who's paying for that?

Kari
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04 Sep 2009   #40
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by new View Post
Does Windows 7 have a Default Product Key for installation purposes only which is different to a Product Key.
In short....Yes.

Windows 7 has a built in 'Default' key that purely allows installation without a paid-for key. It's this key (IMO) that determines the licence type & subsiquently the expiry/activation period.

I've found that Jellybean KeyFinder will also detect this key, but upon trying to enter it for activation (purely inquisitive, that's all), Windows did infact state that 'The key you entered is a default key, you cannot activate with this key' or similar.


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