I copied the config folder to a usb after booting into Ubuntu and ran Produkey on the folder in my current laptop. This is a toy and research result. It says I have 19 days to activate my system. From what I learned it looks like I have 2 Product Keys, one that is printed on the bottom of the laptop that is not activated and another that is hidden and is preactivated. But my current issue is one of the strangest things I've encountered in all these years. Can you please, please, please tell me where to find it? If you lost or forgot where you had stored your Windows product key, I have a solution for you. Western Digital and Seagate both have this free version you must have one of their drives.
Violations will be dealt with harshly. I will not be providing precompiled binaries for any platform. Thank you for providing this method, but I have a problem here. Which alpha numeric sequence represents that fact that you have a Vista license? Is there a way I can tell which two are already installed? I have no idea if this is documented anywhere I found this out by luck. But I figured a call to MicroSoft would be just as easy. The same model motherboard that I had already.
I have already created my Recovery Media. There are a bunch of different numbers. The Product key pairs your license to your machine. Dell will only replace missing software or product keys during the first 30 days of ownership. If you have changed your motherboard or processor you will need to contact them. Not An Upgrade Process - Installation of Windows 7 must be clean - meaning that it is not an upgrade, it is a new installation of an operating system.
Yeah, there are some tools, Belarc for one. Have been searching through a lot of posts but haven't found any similar issue or. My understanding is that this key was a 1 user license to use Vista. MicroSoft used the remote desktop to activate my Win7 but even they couldn't get it to accept the key. That has been said several million times now. Do you have a tech question of your own for Rick? What you need to do is download the exact copy of windows 10 that is on your pc and install it and skip any part that asks for the key.
Except now I'm not sure if I'll be able to use the key I originally purchased or the new one they gave me. It's simple, but I prefer several backups. Can any one out there help me. I called Microsoft and the couldn't get it to accept the key either. So since my old key didn't work, I'm assuming I wasn't supposed to use my old key? I got the computer and Vista was already installed. I believe no one has tried figuring out what servers are contacted.
I've tried refreshing and resetting but it won't work. I'm going to wipe it and start clean, on that drive. Microsoft can't help you either. You can actually change your hard disk and most other things but if you change your motherboard with another model then the activation will fail. My drivers automatically installed and everything seemed to be as good as it was before my.
Comments or posts that are disrespectful or encourage harassment of others including witch-hunts of any kind are not allowed. There have been a lot of almost-right answers to this question. General Discussion Hypothetically, you have bunch of old 16 bit software you want to run. It will tell you just about anything and everything you want to know about your computer. Thank you so much for your help, this is an invaluable site! I think even with this situation, it was possible to install without the key. AceOfSpades wrote: Where are you getting the product key from? The six digits after X17 denote the model of.
If you ask me that's way better than calling Microsoft to activate your sticker license and explaining them why you're formatting. For example, if you go to a store and buy a boxed copy of Windows 10, it will contain a Windows 10 5x5 product key, along with the install media. You can purchase office 7 Student cheap for under a hundred bucks. See below: If you purchased a retail license, you can find the product key within the product box. The only problem is that I no longer had the original Vista discs. Next I flipped over the laptop and looked at the Windows sticker and it had something called the Product Key.
Ask us here at , and try to help others with their problems as well! Edit: The only way you get a new key is to purchase a retail version. The phone activation is a normal procedure to validate ones original product key and not a method of obtain a brand new key. But, I'm not certain so give it a try. Hello Windows Boy, Sorry, but it's not legal. In various places I have searched, I think I have learned that this often. And if it doesn't that is basically the last resort. I thought that Belarc, Jelly Bean and others were no longer capable of getting the correct keys? That being said, Windows 10 product keys do still exist.