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Windows 7: Could I have assistance identifying my Product Key?

03 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Could I have assistance identifying my Product Key?

Hi guys,

I have done a clean install of my Dell Inspiron M5040 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit Laptop.

I have got everything back to normal, however I haven't been able to activate Windows. this is due to the OEM sticker fading.

I have tried Magi Bean (whatever it is called) and the keys aren't working.

I have attached a photo of the sticker so I am hoping someone with some software is able to help. I have blanked out the first two section as they are extremely clear so I don;t need them to be identified.

Hopefully I am not breaking any rules and I hope someone can help so I can finally get this boxed off.

Thanks in advance

EDIT: The way I see it the characters are:


Where the ? is characters I'm not sure of.

EDIT2: I also know it has to be from these characters:


Thank you guys, hope you are able to help

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03 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional X64

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03 Aug 2014   #3


A keyfinder will only work if you've already done a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
because until then the OS is activated with a SLP batch key at factory.

Try 7THX6 WC60G 69J3Q

What do others think? Have you tried a magnifying glass which has done the trick for me several times?
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03 Aug 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Sometimes dampening the COA sticker (damp, not soaking wet) brings out the letters so you can read them. A good, bright light and a magnifying glass can also help.

I think manufacturers should be required to record the install key on any COA sticker they apply to a computer for exactly this reason. They keep track of everything else, why not this.

How many of you have recorded the install key from your COA sticker somewhere for just this situation? Probably not many.
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03 Aug 2014   #5

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

I played with that image in Photoshop.

Best guess:

7THX followed by Q or G

WC60G or possibly WC6QG

69J3Q or possibly 69J3G

That's not too many permutations, so you should be able to stumble into it.

Trying to remember---do the stickers avoid 0 because it can be mistaken for O?
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04 Aug 2014   #6

Windows 10 Pro X64

I don't remember ever seeing 0 (zero) or O for that matter. Never thought about it.
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05 Aug 2014   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

It`s 7THXG-WC6CG-69J3G
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