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Windows 7: Product Key...

04 Jul 2016   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Microsoft call it a Product Key which is used for COA (certificate of authenticity) activation of Windows 7.

yes it is the 25 alpha-numeric code like in the picture in my Post #2.
In a MGADia report it will look something like this.

Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8VW88-C4WFQ-9TY6B

These terms are used and to me mean the same thing.

License Key, an Activation Key, and a Product Key

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04 Jul 2016   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium

Glad we all agree.

It is easy to get wrapped around the axle with the meaning of all these terms. In particular when you are looking for something specific to purchase, and vendors have different interpretations of the same thing.

Happy Fourth, everyone!!!

God bless our America!!!

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06 Jul 2016   #23

Windows 7 Home Premium

On Free ISO Burner...

Put the blank dvd in the burner, open the program, browse to the iso file,
set the burn speed to x4 and burn baby burn.
Did not get x4 as the lowest speed, got x6 instead,

Will that be a problem?
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06 Jul 2016   #24
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I have burnt at faster speeds than that without any problems. Your millage may very.
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07 Jul 2016   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium

DVD worked fine!
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07 Jul 2016   #26
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

cottonball it seem you are on your way to computer happiness.

If you have any more question, just ask. We are here to help if we can.
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11 Jul 2016   #27

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

When you do your windows updates, you`ll truly know what it means to be wrapped around the axle, ouch, and good luck
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