If so you're pretty much out of luck. I am going to purchase a replacement hard drive and get the laptop up and running. Yes, the best course of action in these situations would be to contact customer support of your manufacturer. You'll need to purchase a new license. I bought a laptop with win 7 home premium 18 months ago. If i can't, you could stop reading here. As mentioned earlier, burning a recovery disk is not possible as the laptop doesn't have a burner if that's what you meant.
When I try to type it in, it is showing up as invalid. Produkey is sooo much nicer. When installing windows I realized that my product key sticker is extremely faded and I can't read 5 of the characters properly. If you need all applications key then you can use Belarc Advisor. Blaming the sellers will not get you a refund or exchange. I'll be using a laptop as an example in this post. The notebook originally had Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on it.
I pretty much figured it's illegal. If you can't prove that you have that right; if you can't prove that you actually have a product key that shows you have that right, then the only alternative manufacturers typically have is to insist that you purchase a new one. Any help would be appreciated. I'm pretty sure this is not allowed right? If you don't find your answer, head out to to ask your question. What they should do, if you can prove it's real and you own it, is provide a new key. Hi, You can use the command to show the detailed information.
White box built by me for sale to a customer. It's easy to replace the software. Yes, I am using a genuine Windows Vista registered programme which came with the laptop at the time of purchase. Produckey or majicjelly bean can still recover the key from the windows. Sounds like you scratched it too hard. I generally prefer to contact the manufacturer directly.
Is there a way around this? You can think of it as a corporate type of key. Do that; save it; see, for example, if it matches the beginning and the end of whatever you can see on that sticker. Depending on the relationship you have with the shop and local law they might be able to help as well. Does anybody have any ideas? How do I find out my product key number? I'm pretty sure this is not allowed right? Send dark chocolates to snapassistant outlook. This is the one I really don't have a clue what it is. It's a complete wipe of the computer and a reinstallation of a copy of Windows.
I reinstalled windows 7 and my sticker is worn and can't see half of the key Any way I could find the key? This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. There are no built-in tools in Windows that allow you to do that. I also would not have looked there nor would have the technician at Computer Nerdz that needs to re-install windows. Please look at the recovery disk ordering guide at the link below. The key must be activated by Phone.
They key is not the one shown on your screenshot. We will not just hand over a product key, that is Microsoft's responsibility. The product key used doesn't match the one on the sticker. Based on the number of missing characters this could be a tedious work so I suggest you the following: download which can read a text file containing one product key per line and check if it's valid. You can often find product keys used on your machine with a special application.
Navigate to your desktop and double-click on the installation file, then follow the on-screen instructions to install KeyFinder on your computer. It's pretty wizard like that. I'll probably be on this forum asking for help. Disclaimer: I have no reason or intention to do this but curiosity got the best of me. Option 3: If the neither options 1 or 2 is possible, then you need to invest in a new retail full version license.
I need all the help I can get. There is an other way to fix this by generating the possible product keys and testing them one by one. The product key on the sticker on the bottom of my laptop has become unreadable, I also don't have the key used on any current installation of windows, and to my knowledge the key is not stored in bios or anything like this. I'm sorry but I don't really understand. Microsoft Provides its legal copy Genuine Registered Version with its Genuine Product Key for any user to install its registration. However, it won't tell you the key. Could i install Home Premium on my desktop and use the keys found on my damaged laptop? I decided to use the factory restore method the Dell tech showed me.
You can reinstall using those recover disks without using a product key from the bottom of the computer. Sometimes on my personal machines I'll actually put the sticker on the inside of the case side panel. But Microsoft should have some way of verifying this, else some clients will be paying double for activation, giving that the licenses themselves are not cheap. This means that in some cases at least the result id frustration rather than illumination. First Off it is not a scratch off, Microsoft says it is a peel off sticker.