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Windows 7: Upgrading Windows 7 OS from HOME PREMIUM to ULTIMATE

21 Jul 2013   #41

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Some people tape a piece of clear plastic over the COA sticker.
If you have a scanner you might also be able to scan the COA and save a copy that way.

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21 Jul 2013   #42
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I have my key number written on a piece of paper. My COA sticker is on the DVD package though, still wrote it down.
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24 Jul 2013   #43

windows 7 ultimate
Problem solved and recovered my unreadable COA on Laptop

Was able to read all the COA even though was unreadable with the naked eye.

I have an EPSON v500 scanner, using 800/1200 bpi and tweaking other settings, I scanned the COA sticker.

Then using ACDSEE (free trial), color changes, etc, and lots of zooming, you can see the number is: 6R778-Y2XMC ...................
that was invisible to the naked eye even with magnifying glass.

ACDSEE allows editing of jpg images with manipulations.

With a trial ACDSEE 6.0 and an EPSON scanner and lots of OLD fashion Missouri Mule Hardheadedness, I recovered my COA.
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24 Jul 2013   #44
Microsoft MVP


Does it activate at Computer>Properties?

How is performance so far? Any issues?
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