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

27 Oct 2011   #20
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

From a technical point of view This would not prevent you for doing what you want to do - and as long as you have a qualifying licence for the upgrade hanging around, should not have a licencing implication, (XP is ideal as this requires a fresh install)

If you have the 64Bit install disk from the 3 pack it would probably be best to install from that (fresh install no need to actually upgrade).

Of course the easiest way from a licence point of view would be to retain the Acer windows and run the Linux in a Virtual machine, but I'm sure you have good reasons for doing things the way you intend.


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27 Oct 2011   #21
Konst

Windows 7
 
 

Here another version:
  • Save this script to a text file.
  • Change the extension of the file to *.vbs
  • Run it.
Code:
Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId"))
 
Function ConvertToKey(Key)
    Const KeyOffset = 52
    i = 28
    Chars = "BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789"
    Do
        Cur = 0
        x = 14
        Do
            Cur = Cur * 256
            Cur = Key(x + KeyOffset) + Cur
            Key(x + KeyOffset) = (Cur \ 24) And 255
            Cur = Cur Mod 24
            x = x -1
        Loop While x >= 0
        i = i -1
        KeyOutput = Mid(Chars, Cur + 1, 1) & KeyOutput
        If (((29 - i) Mod 6) = 0) And (i <> -1) Then
            i = i -1
            KeyOutput = "-" & KeyOutput
        End If
    Loop While i >= 0
    ConvertToKey = KeyOutput
End Function
There you can see that the encrypted key is stored in registry key:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId
at Offset = 52

And that the key only includes this letters and numbers
BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789
And no "AEILNOSUZ015 allowed.
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27 Oct 2011   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Konst,

Thank you. I added this as OPTION SIX in the tutorial.
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12 Mar 2012   #23
avendeep

windows 7 home basic x32
 
 
request for help ,to activate my windows

hi
am avendeep,
i have purchased win7 home basic from shop, i have installed it in my desktop pc,
but now i have installed it in my laptop , but its telling while in online registration " the key is not valid",
but still i tried to activate throught phone, but its also not working out,
if i try through phone its telling 'sorry there seems to be some techinical error plz call back later'
please please please please ,,,,
help me , bcoz as im student, am in very much need in laptop to workout my college work,
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12 Mar 2012   #24
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Do you still have it installed on the desktop? Unless otherwise stated in the EULA, a license key may only be used to activate an installation on a single machine. You state that you have already installed it on a desktop, which would explain why you weren't able to on your laptop.
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12 Mar 2012   #25
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by avendeep View Post
hi
am avendeep,
i have purchased win7 home basic from shop, i have installed it in my desktop pc,
but now i have installed it in my laptop , but its telling while in online registration " the key is not valid",
but still i tried to activate throught phone, but its also not working out,
if i try through phone its telling 'sorry there seems to be some techinical error plz call back later'
please please please please ,,,,
help me , bcoz as im student, am in very much need in laptop to workout my college work,
you can't have the key activated on two machines or more at the same time or else everyone in the world use the same key and not buy windows keys at all. I suggest get a different key or install something else that you have like xp or w/e that has a key and if you have no keys you can have something like ubuntu ftm till you can get another windows key
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13 Mar 2012   #26
avendeep

windows 7 home basic x32
 
 
thanks

yeah i got it!
thanks a lot buddy
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27 Mar 2012   #27
biterman

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi everyone,
I have some issues with my product key. I have tried all of the programs from the tutorial and I got an answers like "Product key was not found " or "BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB". I got my windows from online msdnaa program. Can someone help me?

Cheers
Matt.
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27 Mar 2012   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Matt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, the programs will not be able to show you your product key number if you have not already entered and activated it in your Windows 7.

You'll need to contact the MSDNAA from where you got it to see if you may be able to get another one sent to you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Mar 2012   #29
biterman

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Matt, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, the programs will not be able to show you your product key number if you have not already entered and activated it in your Windows 7.

You'll need to contact the MSDNAA from where you got it to see if you may be able to get another one sent to you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Sorry I haven't been enough clear ;]

My windows is activated and it works, however I am planning to reinstall it and I need my key to do it, which I have lost!

Do you know what could be the reason why all the programs dont work?

Thanks.
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