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Windows 7: Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See

14 Feb 2016   #90
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Could be Roy anyways I have swapped out the SSD for the original and although the bloody thing won't let me install and now activate from the ISO I have and I did it on the day I installed the ISO. Anyhow I have most of my speed back after tweaking the cloned drive.

So wretched annoying though because the key was the exact one the original spinner - I made sure before trying the ISO. Mine is not an isolated case either a friend used an ISO from me and it has gone south too.


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14 Feb 2016   #91
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
ssd

multiple swapping of hard drives in and out sends a message to MS, and they then tend to require phone activation.

Roy
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14 Feb 2016   #92
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You'll most likely need to activate by phone.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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14 Feb 2016   #93
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Ok well seems a bit draconian but if that what it takes and makes me wonder why it has been tightened up so much now cos I have done it a few times in the past only once can I remember phoning when a mobo went south.

I also wonder why what the fuss is about as they are pushing to get rid of everything but 10. Certainly isn't the Microsoft one used to trust and really put above all else eh? Plus I don't know about anyone else but phoning them usually ends in some call centre from hell where they cannot understand you properly - I don't know about the US or UK but it's usually the Philippines for us and while I have no feelings about race I do wish they could at least speak English with some smattering of clarity.
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14 Feb 2016   #94
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'd have to say it was due to what Roy posted. Since the key is used to activate both, swapping drives could have tripped a red flag thinking you have the key activated on multiple installations at the same time.
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15 Feb 2016   #95
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep you don't want to have a internet connection doing that
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15 Mar 2016   #96
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I still have (and can read) the sticker on the bottom of my laptop but I'm having some difficulty identifying one of the characters. The best way I can describe it is it kinda looks like a combination of the top portion of the letter R with the bottom portion of the letter X.

Any ideas?
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15 Mar 2016   #97
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Benteke View Post
I still have (and can read) the sticker on the bottom of my laptop but I'm having some difficulty identifying one of the characters. The best way I can describe it is it kinda looks like a combination of the top portion of the letter R with the bottom portion of the letter X.

Any ideas?
Try taking a picture of it, you can zoom in on it and that may clear up what it is.

I had to do that on my laptop recently, B & 8 look too much alike.
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16 Mar 2016   #98
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote:
I still have (and can read) the sticker on the bottom of my laptop but I'm having some difficulty identifying one of the characters.
Mate try the Magic Jelly Bean software from within this tutorial Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See

If the result comes up with the majority of the rest of the code then it will ID the letter you cannot quite see.
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16 Mar 2016   #99
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

How does that read a COA sticker John?
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