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

16 Mar 2016   #100
ICIT2LOL

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

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How does that read a COA sticker John?
Well Derek I thought that just by logic that if the Magic Jelly Bean came up with a code that matched the sticker with the exception of the one alpha/numeric the OP cannot read properly then it would be highly likely the code that the MJB displayed would contain the correct alpha/numeric.

Anyway that is what I would be doing it was just a thought and if the alpha/numeric was wrong then it is going to let you know upon trying to activate the install.


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16 Mar 2016   #101
derekimo

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Fascinating...

I guess if you want to try a program this would be my choice,

Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

Of course it's all moot if it's the SLP key being read.
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16 Mar 2016   #102
ICIT2LOL

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

Yep mate I saw that one as well just recently after someone else had mentioned it but it worked on one of my machines but not others
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16 Mar 2016   #103
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
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.
I actually used a fairly strong magnifying lens... Still looks weird. It's not like it's worn or smudged etc, it's just a peculiar looking character. I'm not sure what to make of it.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
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.
Yep already tried that before posting.... The sticker # and the number shown in MJB are completely different. (this computer came with Win7 preinstalled)
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16 Mar 2016   #104
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

The other number showing in MJB would be the SLP key used by the OEM for volume activation. You won't be able to activate with that key. You'll need to have the key on the COA sticker.

If it's only one character that you can't make out for the product key on the COA sticker, then you could try guessing at it a few times to see if you can get it correct.
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16 Mar 2016   #105
ICIT2LOL

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

Hmm that is odd because I have tried the MJB with 100% success with codes I know to be exactly what it gives me back.

Now I think Brink is right try putting in 8 for what may look like a B or O/0 for a Q and if you cannot get it right phone Microsoft they should be able to track it done from that other OEM product stuff if I am not badly mistaken.


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16 Mar 2016   #106
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

This might help shorten down your list of could be letters and numbers.
From my old friend Noel.

Noels letter that can not be used in COA
C/G/6 or B/8 or Y/V are the most common, an O/0 is almost always a Q

Note that the following characters cannot be used - A E I L N O S U Z 1 0 - so don't bother trying unless you like the noise it makes
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16 Mar 2016   #107
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Hmm that is odd because I have tried the MJB with 100% success with codes I know to be exactly what it gives me back.
Normally, it would be the correct key. Since the key found by MJB doesn't match the key on the COA sticker on an OEM PC, it would most likely be the SLP key instead.
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16 Mar 2016   #108
Benteke

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If it's only one character that you can't make out for the product key on the COA sticker, then you could try guessing at it a few times to see if you can get it correct.
TBH, I really don't know what to make of it.....Is there a secure way to 'blur' out the other numbers/letters if I were to post a pic of the sticker. Or would that be ill advised?
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16 Mar 2016   #109
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It'll be safe to post a pic of the COA sticker if you block out all numbers except only the specific ones you can't make out.

You do not want to have much of the key posted.
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