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Windows 7: Windows key from bio

31 Aug 2017   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
Windows key from bio

How to get Windows key from bio?

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31 Aug 2017   #2

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

Hi uk8699,

The only time there's a key in W7 bios is when the OEM puts it there when they build it.

Thats why they also have to provide a back-up key on the COA certificate
NO COA sticker will mean it WILL NOT have one.

you could check by following this tutorial,
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Help Forums

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01 Sep 2017   #3

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

Windows 7 PC's do not have a key stored in the BIOS. There may be an OEM SLIC table, but that does not have a key stored in it. It only has an OEM identifier. Windows 8 and Windows 10 use OEM embedded keys but Windows 7 doesn't. Factory Windows 7 OEM installs activate against the BIOS SLIC table. The key used is a generic key. Even if you know what it is, it can't be used with stock install media. Those keys are blocked from online activation. They only work with the custom branded OEM install media, and if you have that media, you don't need to know what the key is anyway. It's entered automatically. They are referred to as OEM-SLP keys. The key you use with stock install media is the key on the COA sticker. It's referred to as an OEM-COA key. That key is unique to that PC. You'll likely have to do a phone activation with the OEM-COA key. I always have the first time I used one.
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