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

06 Sep 2009   #51
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Here ya go LoB... on me

LOL, I don't like coffee...

*takes a sip of soda*
I live off soda.

~Lordbob


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06 Sep 2009   #52
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hmm.. looks like coke in a cup to me!!
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06 Sep 2009   #53
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hmm.. looks like coke in a cup to me!!
That works.

~Lordbob
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06 Sep 2009   #54
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hmm.. looks like coke in a cup to me!!
Piss test?
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06 Sep 2009   #55
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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Piss test?
You have got to the most random guy on the internet....
But I love it.

~Lordbob
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06 Sep 2009   #56
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Piss test?

Man, did that one ever come out of left field!!
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20 Oct 2009   #57
Elitoh

win, nix and x
 
 

The stuff you have to go through to post.......
Anyway, there are a lot of reasons for needing your own key. With OEM licensing when you get a key from the manufacturer, the key on the bottom will not be the same. Today I installed Vista on a Toshiba. Before I said bye to the messed up OS on the machine I ran SIW(talk to Uncle Google about that one) to get the Key just in case. I then re-installed Vista on the machine. Used the key on the bottom of the laptop first. Went online to activate and bam " Your key is not valid". Called Microsoft, "sorry sir theres nothing I can do", called good ol' POS Toshiba "Sorry sir nothing we can do, if you'd like we can send you the restore disk for 25 dollars". No thanks, dont want all the junkware you guys stuff down people's throats at a high cost of 25 bucks. Plug in the OEM key that I grabbed with SIW (again do the google search) and Bam!! Activated. Not everyone is trying to do something illegal, and to the Charly Bravos that said it or mentioned it. I just lets everyone else know what you're up to.

Good-day.
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21 Oct 2009   #58
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Actually I can thing of a good reason someone would want a program that shows the license key that was used to activate a widows install.

I personally have 5 computers running windows and I didn't mark the boxes to identify which activation code was used for each machine so if reinstalling I MIGHT just need the activation key to identify which copy I used for which machine (don't you think).

I agree with some of the earlier posts....we need to give people the benefit of the doubt and furthermore these programs are LEGAL and readily available on the internet.

That said I recommend the program "Windows Product Key Finder". Tested on Win7 Ultmate x64 RTM...works just fine.
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21 Oct 2009   #59
jorpe

7600x64 ultimate, not SP1
 
 

I didn't realize the incidence or prevalence of ''hackers'' on forums like these was so high. From reading this thread and one of mine which ended up deleted it seems I seriously underestimated how many people try to impersonate folks with genuine questions just to use the advice they end up with for malicious purposes, particularly for activation/downloads.

Point taken.
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21 Oct 2009   #60
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe View Post
I didn't realize the incidence or prevalence of ''hackers'' on forums like these was so high. From reading this thread and one of mine which ended up deleted it seems I seriously underestimated how many people try to impersonate folks with genuine questions just to use the advice they end up with for malicious purposes, particularly for activation/downloads.

Point taken.
As an "Old Timer" from the birth of the pc era and b4 the internet I was a "SYSOP" and ran many a bbs. In those days it was wide open and the culture was free and open. Hacking was a way of life as most of the sysop's wrote most of their own code and bat files etc.
Hacking was held in hi esteem since it showed prowess and skill in a climate where computer was considered an alien device.
As companies such as Microsoft, grew and their power and clout increased "HACKER" became a hunted animal. I'm not sure if most of you out there remember that "BG" was a hacker and stole the idea for Windows from XEROX labs. LOL
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