Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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  1. Posts : 8
    windows 7 64-bit
       #290

    derekimo, negative, there is not a sticker anywhere, I took pictures of the bottom of the laptop and sent to support.
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  2. Posts : 50,642
    Thread Starter
       #291

    Belarc or any other keyfinder will not retrieve the key if it is still running Factory Pre-installed Win7, which is a batch key used to mass activate.

    If there is no COA sticker then I'd want to know why, since it's not legal to resell Win7 without providing one as proof that it is Genuine. Did you buy this from a store or directly from maker, or a third party who might have originally bought it with no OS or Linux?

    If it's defnitely factory preinstalled with no COA sticker then you'll need to order the Factory Recovery disks.
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  3. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #292

    superman55555 said:
    derekimo, negative, there is not a sticker anywhere, I took pictures of the bottom of the laptop and sent to support.
    They should sort it for you then, there is supposed to be one on the computer.
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  4. Posts : 8
    windows 7 64-bit
       #293

    ASUS Support confirmed my serial number is entitled to Windows 7, but has no provided a key.
    Just emailed ASUS Support again, as this ultrabook UX32A was purchased retail with Windows 7 OS.
    I just do not see why I should have to purchase restore CDs. Digital River offers a free download of windows 7.
    Had Asus provided a key for Windows 7, I would be set now.


    Hopefully
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  5. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #294

    superman55555 said:
    ASUS Support confirmed my serial number is entitled to Windows 7, but has no provided a key.
    Just emailed ASUS Support again, as this ultrabook UX32A was purchased retail with Windows 7 OS.
    I just do not see why I should have to purchase restore CDs. Digital River offers a free download of windows 7.
    Had Asus provided a key for Windows 7, I would be set now.


    Hopefully
    Is there a sticker on your power adapter?
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  6. Posts : 8
    windows 7 64-bit
       #295

    negative.
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  7. Posts : 50,642
    Thread Starter
       #296

    Did Asus explain how they think they can get away without providing a COA? it would be the first time we've seen it here. Only if the EULA was changed allowing OEM's to require only Factory SLP Activation with Recovery Disks would that be the case. Until then they are required to provide a COA sticker with Product Key so MS customers can Clean Reinstall the OS they bought.
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  8. Posts : 17,322
    Win 10 Pro x64
       #297

    superman55555 said:
    negative.
    I thought that might be the place after reading this,

    The power adapter is a small black square with a swappable plug—the Windows Certificate of Authenticity sticker is also stuck to the adapter so, you know, don't lose it or anything.
    A good Ultrabook, a great screen: the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A review | Ars Technica

    Did you buy it brand new?
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  9. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #298

    Greg when I looked at the key purchase it showed up as $10 cheaper than out here but the shipping was and I stand to be corrected US$65!!

    I thought the retailer would just let me have an activation key code and the I just download the ISO or have I got it completely out of context.
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  10. Posts : 50,642
    Thread Starter
       #299

    Can we see a link John? It should always be from a major retailer to be sure its Genuine. Then you can just buy the key since the download is available in Step 1.
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