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

13 Feb 2016   #80
ICIT2LOL

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

Hello Shawn I have a new laptop that I got the code from the original disk and then swapped out the spinner for a SSD.
Now I installed the ISO for 7 Pro (that I saved when it was still available from Heidoc.com) to the SSD using the key that the Magic Jelly Bean gave me. The machine has been running for two months now without a hitch and out of the blue is now telling me this is not a genuine copy of Windows.

This also happened on a friends computer but not on my main laptop. I have tried option 5 but it comes up with nothing.
So is it possible that Microsoft are now blocking any of those ISO's I saved which we can reinstall form? because it is almost impossible to get the actual and unique code from the sellers. Speccy picks up the sellers code but it is nothing like the MJB one.

Any thoughts mate??


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13 Feb 2016   #81
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICIT2LOL View Post
Hello Shawn I have a new laptop that I got the code from the original disk and then swapped out the spinner for a SSD.
Now I installed the ISO for 7 Pro (that I saved when it was still available from Heidoc.com) to the SSD using the key that the Magic Jelly Bean gave me. The machine has been running for two months now without a hitch and out of the blue is now telling me this is not a genuine copy of Windows.

This also happened on a friends computer but not on my main laptop. I have tried option 5 but it comes up with nothing.
So is it possible that Microsoft are now blocking any of those ISO's I saved which we can reinstall form? because it is almost impossible to get the actual and unique code from the sellers. Speccy picks up the sellers code but it is nothing like the MJB one.

Any thoughts mate??
It's not the ISO's John, it's because the key you used is the one the factory does their installation with, you can't use that key on a clean install, it's the OEM SLP, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System...e-installation

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SLP installations require a master product key issued by each OEM maker, which is unique to the specific edition of Windows, such as Home (XP), Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, Server, etc. This SLP key is different from the product key printed on the Certificate of Authenticity affixed to an OEM assembled PC; COA product key is used in cases when Windows license stored is invalidated for some reason and re-activation is required.
That key is only good for the factory to use, you need the one on the COA to activate.

Product Key Number for Windows 7 - Find and See-coa-stickers.gif

That's the problem with some key finders, they will see that factory key, and people think they can install with it.

They can't see the key on the COA sticker, (The one you need) unless it was previously used to do an install with.


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13 Feb 2016   #82
ICIT2LOL

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

Yep I knew about that Derek I am just mystified as to why my main laptop is genuine and yet not my new one.
It is very irritating that sellers will not give us the unique key as part of the deal I know the machine can be RMA during the warranty period but what after that goes away.? Pretty unfair when one doesn't get a disk or at least code for the copy they have sold you. Apart from that means buying Windows all over again - pretty ordinary treatment of the consumer. Just another reason for me looking elsewhere for an OS because I think Windows is going troppo right now.

I suppose the only other option I can try is to clone the spinner to the SSD and then scrub it clean of Asus bloat and rubbish software.
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13 Feb 2016   #83
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello John,

See if "ShowKeyPlus" below can help show your OEM COA key.

Product Key - View in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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14 Feb 2016   #84
ICIT2LOL

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

Ok mate I'll try that one because evry key finder whether it is MJB or what comes up with very same code.

Now I swapped out the SSD and put the original spinner in tonight and it came up with that same code.

I have now cloned the spinner to the SSD for some speed and have made the five partitions as small as I can to make way for the bulk of data that I ma now going to have to reload onto the SSD plus I am going to remove a lot of Asus bloat.

But do you think maybe like I do that Microsoft has looked for those old Heidoc.com ISO's I saved when Gregs tutorial was the way to go and seen them being used and put a block on activating them??

Look honestly I am pretty darn miffed that you and the others have put so much work into 7 8 and now 10 that the systems are in what I can only see as some sort of disarray. Sorry for being so pessimistic but you have always been a great help to me (and others of course) and I do feel that you are the meat in sandwich having to put up with problems that are being caused in my mind by Microsoft.
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14 Feb 2016   #85
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As long as the ISO is for the same language and Windows edition as what the key was for from the laptop, it should activate.

If the laptop came with Windows 7 preinstalled, then there should be a COA sticker on the bottom or under the battery with the product key.
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14 Feb 2016   #86
ICIT2LOL

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

Thanks Shawn that is what I was thinking too and yes I did make sure the ISO's were English(US) and the problem these days the last two pre installed laptops which I paid considerable amounts of money for did not have the sticker hence me relying on the MJB, Belarc etc to find to key.

Sticker wise the only sticker that came with a machine was that Windows 8 one on my main laptop ( a slightly blue one - in pic) which of course tells you nothing - but it was after much harassing the seller that I got the key for that machine (the 7 downgrade)- which again was verified by MJB as I didn't know about it at the time.


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14 Feb 2016   #87
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ah, ok. The product key for a preinstalled Windows 8 Pro will be embedded in the UEFI firmware chip on the motherboard of the PC.

That's not going to help you with Windows 7, but you can activate Windows 10 Pro with the W8 Pro key.

Is Windows 7 activated when trying to see what the key is on it?
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14 Feb 2016   #88
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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Is Windows 7 activated when trying to see what the key is on it?
Yes mate it was then after two months and out of the blue it came back as non genuine, and no matter of entering the key given by MJB would change that.

I have like I said swapped out the SSD I had in it (and working) put the original spinner back in found the key is just what I activated the ISO with so am therefore guessing the firm has blocked any saved ISO's from Heidoc it seems the only logical explanation.

Anyway I have cleaned the SSD and cloned the spinner to it and resized the original partitions (5 the ISO install was just 2) to make main data partition as large as I can. All I have to do is now put back all my data pics docs etc oh and get rid a lot of the Asus bloat which of course the ISO install did not have. Boot time has accordingly slowed down though fairly quick (15 secs to 30 secs).
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14 Feb 2016   #89
torchwood

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

Looks like the WAT 90 day check kicked in and decided it didnt like you
KB971033.

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