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

04 Oct 2011   #10
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Can licensecrawler be added to this list, if not feel free to remove my post (but let me know)


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04 Oct 2011   #11
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello AEM,

I would, but it has nagware in it, so it will not be added.
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06 Oct 2011   #12
netbox

Win7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

I am confused with my product key,

I have this HP G62 Laptop bought few months ago, when I look at the sticker at the bottom and compare it to the keys displayed using one of the tools above, it doesn't match at all...
By the way, Windows 7 Home Premium was pre-installed in this laptop...
which one should I take note of? so that i can save it or write it in a paper for backup...
Thanks.
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06 Oct 2011   #13
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netbox View Post
I am confused with my product key,

I have this HP G62 Laptop bought few months ago, when I look at the sticker at the bottom and compare it to the keys displayed using one of the tools above, it doesn't match at all...
By the way, Windows 7 Home Premium was pre-installed in this laptop...
which one should I take note of? so that i can save it or write it in a paper for backup...
Thanks.
Note down the sticker key, thats the one thats unique to that computer, thats the one you'll need to input should you ever clean install windows. The extracted key is just a master key used at the OEM factory.
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06 Oct 2011   #14
netbox

Win7 Pro SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netbox View Post
I am confused with my product key,

I have this HP G62 Laptop bought few months ago, when I look at the sticker at the bottom and compare it to the keys displayed using one of the tools above, it doesn't match at all...
By the way, Windows 7 Home Premium was pre-installed in this laptop...
which one should I take note of? so that i can save it or write it in a paper for backup...
Thanks.
Note down the sticker key, thats the one thats unique to that computer, thats the one you'll need to input should you ever clean install windows. The extracted key is just a master key used at the OEM factory.
Thank you very much for that help... I am saving my key now
rep+ also (I think I dont have points yet since im new to this forum) again, thanks bro.
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27 Oct 2011   #15
Schafir

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

So, I just bought a new Acer laptop pre-installed with Windows 7. I want to clean install Ubuntu Linux over the Windows 7 install ant then use Virtualbox to install Windows 7 as a guest OS on the SAME laptop. Can I use the Win 7 product key on the sticker or the extracted product key to activate Windows 7 as a guest OS on this computer?

thanks!
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27 Oct 2011   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

As you have an OEM supplied licence from Acer you will probably find that neither will work as the virtual environment will not match the hardware that is expected by the licence

The Pre-installed licence will only work for a factory recovery using the Acer restore software so is not suitable, the key on the sticker is also tied to the Acer hardware which will be hidden and thus require you to contact Acer to authorise it's use, they may or may not agree to it's use

You would probably be better off keeping the windows as is and dual booting the Linux via Wubi or similar
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27 Oct 2011   #17
Schafir

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you Nigel. I thought this would be the case. But, how about this method? I have a valid license for 32-bit windows used in a Virtual environment on my previous laptop that I am throwing away. I got this from a family pack license that allowed me to install either 32-bit or 64 bit Windows 7 for up to three concurrent installations (the other two licenses are already used).

Can I transfer this license from the 32-bit virtualized Windows to 64-bit virtualized windows on my new laptop? What do I need to do to accomplish this? I really do not want to dual-boot and would rather have both OS's running concurrently.

Thanks.
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27 Oct 2011   #18
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

As long as the licence is retail it should cover both 32 and 64 bit and as long as the previous copy is not installedthe licence should be valid. You will probably find that the automatic on line authorisation will fail as the key has been already used 3 times - if you follow the prompts provided and speak to a Microsoft agent and explain the situation as you have here I see no reason for them not to agree to this and authorise it for you.
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27 Oct 2011   #19
Schafir

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you. It is actually an upgrade license from the family pack. Does that prevent me from doing this?
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