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Windows 7: Windows 7 Professional 32 & 64 bit DVDs - product id & key question

4 Weeks Ago   #1
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 Professional 32 & 64 bit DVDs - product id & key question

Windows 7 Professional 32 & 64 bit DVDs -- DVDs got scrambled between desktop and one laptop.
Is a Product ID and a Product Key embedded, hard-coded, into each true blue, Microsoft, DVD? I already have the info from the hard-drives, I am asking only about the MS DVDs. These are not OEMs. If yes, what utility can extract id and key from each DVD?
Yes, i also asked bleepingcomputer - in the middle of repair install.


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RolandJS,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Windows 7 Professional 32 & 64 bit DVDs -- DVDs got scrambled between desktop and one laptop.
Is a Product ID and a Product Key embedded, hard-coded, into each true blue, Microsoft, DVD? I already have the info from the hard-drives, I am asking only about the MS DVDs. These are not OEMs. If yes, what utility can extract id and key from each DVD?
Yes, i also asked bleepingcomputer - in the middle of repair install.
I don't know if this helps . . .

Make sure that you have your Product Key for the version of Windows that you are re-installing. This is the ONLY version that you will be able to activate. It will be on your original DVD installation disk. If you have a desktop, it will probably be on the back of the tower. If you have a laptop, it will either be on a sticker onthe bottom, or in the battery compartment. If the sticker is too worn to read, or there isn't one, then you can retrieve it by either using Belarc Advisor or Magic Jelly Bean. Write this Product Key down and keep it in a safe place.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I am asking only about the DVDs, are the DVDs embedded with product id and key? The paperwork is lost in the storage unit.
If the codes are embedded into the DVDs - I want to match the DVDs with the right computer.
If the codes are not embedded into the DVDs, then it doesn't matter which original DVDs go with which computer.
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi RolandJS,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
I am asking only about the DVDs, are the DVDs embedded with product id and key? The paperwork is lost in the storage unit.
If the codes are embedded into the DVDs - I want to match the DVDs with the right computer.
If the codes are not embedded into the DVDs, then it doesn't matter which original DVDs go with which computer.
The original installation media [DVD] does NOT have the product key embedded. That is why people can borrow one to use for installation, because it is the product key that activates it!

I hope this helps!
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

That absolutely helps! In the older days, I believe Windows 3.1 - Windows 95-98SE did have their DVDs embedded with product id and/or key. I just was not sure about Windows 7. Now that I know, end of problem :)
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
That absolutely helps! In the older days, I believe Windows 3.1 - Windows 95-98SE did have their DVDs embedded with product id and/or key. I just was not sure about Windows 7. Now that I know, end of problem :)
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

The key is not linked to the media.
If you have the key you can use with any media (32 or 64 bits)
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Windows 7 Professional 32 & 64 bit DVDs -- DVDs got scrambled between desktop and one laptop.
As others have said, the product key was supplied separately from the install media.

That doesn't help you identify which DVD is 32-bit and which is 64-bit though. To do that, open the \Sources\idwbinfo.txt file. The architecture of the install media is given there.

64-bit:
Code:
[BUILDINFO]
BuildArch=amd64
BuildType=fre
BuildBranch=win7sp1_rtm
OfficialBuild=TRUE
MainBuild=FALSE
 Coverage=FALSE

32-bit:
Code:
[BUILDINFO]
BuildArch=x86
BuildType=fre
BuildBranch=win7sp1_rtm
OfficialBuild=TRUE
MainBuild=FALSE
Coverage=FALSE
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
Bree

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
If yes, what utility can extract id and key from each DVD?

None, because it's not there. The key CAN be extracted from the installed Win7 OS though with ShowKeyPlus, Option Two here...


Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See

The Product ID plays no part in activating Windows and is not needed. It just identifies where your W7 came from, eg. an OEM or a Retail install.
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, & Kali
 
 

RolandJS
No, not anymore!
Win7 ISO has all version on it for whatever bit 32 64
Use the eicfg_removal_utility and it is all in one accessible only your key version will activate
Your 25 character product key is what M$ defends as it's property, and rightly so.
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