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Get the Win 7 product key from the OS.

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Get the Win 7 product key from the OS.

rbgofaz
Is there a way to get the product key from win 7 os after is been installed. The sticker gone scraped off? I think there was to files in xp that would allow you to copy back into the OS so you would have to enter the product key after reinstalling.
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    I thought of another tool I've used in the past, called WinKeyFinder.
    Please note "Who"s response below though, as these key finders only work for reinstallation of the software from the matching licensed media.

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    Who Am I Really

    an OEM VLK retrieved will be useless for reinstall
    the only way a VLK works is by using the OEM recovery media and you won't be prompted to enter the key from the COA

    only the following will be valid retrievals
    OEM System Builder key
    Retail FPP Key
    Retail Upgrade Key (in this case you'll need a previous version also)

    if your system came preinstalled then you have a VLK or an OEM System Builder Key
    if you have a laptop you will only have a VLK
    if you have a desktop from a major Mfg. Dell, HP, Compaq, Acer, etc. you will have a VLK

    if you have a whitebox / custom build desktop from a local shop you will have an OEM System Builder Key or a Retail FPP but most likely an OEM System Builder Key

    the only reason a laptop or a major mfg. PC unit would have anything other than a VLK
    is either because the OS was wiped / changed / replaced "upgraded / downgraded" installed / reinstalled from Retail FPP media, Upgrade media, or OEM System Builder media

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    Zebee

    Download and install Belarc Advisor - run the program and it will give you all your system hardware/software information, including your os operating system product number.

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    mred69

    SIW gives you more of info than you prolly ever wanted, including Software > Licenses, which should give you what you want. There is also a SIW Portable version available from PortableApps.com that you can put on a USB drive or a cloud drive for "carrying around." The PortableApps.com platform really is sweet and has a bunch of other portable diagnostic tools that you can carry with you.

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    I thought of another tool I've used in the past, called WinKeyFinder.
    Please note "Who"s response below though, as these key finders only work for reinstallation of the software from the matching licensed media.

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    Who Am I Really

    an OEM VLK retrieved will be useless for reinstall
    the only way a VLK works is by using the OEM recovery media and you won't be prompted to enter the key from the COA

    only the following will be valid retrievals
    OEM System Builder key
    Retail FPP Key
    Retail Upgrade Key (in this case you'll need a previous version also)

    if your system came preinstalled then you have a VLK or an OEM System Builder Key
    if you have a laptop you will only have a VLK
    if you have a desktop from a major Mfg. Dell, HP, Compaq, Acer, etc. you will have a VLK

    if you have a whitebox / custom build desktop from a local shop you will have an OEM System Builder Key or a Retail FPP but most likely an OEM System Builder Key

    the only reason a laptop or a major mfg. PC unit would have anything other than a VLK
    is either because the OS was wiped / changed / replaced "upgraded / downgraded" installed / reinstalled from Retail FPP media, Upgrade media, or OEM System Builder media

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    Zebee

    Download and install Belarc Advisor - run the program and it will give you all your system hardware/software information, including your os operating system product number.

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    mred69

    SIW gives you more of info than you prolly ever wanted, including Software > Licenses, which should give you what you want. There is also a SIW Portable version available from PortableApps.com that you can put on a USB drive or a cloud drive for "carrying around." The PortableApps.com platform really is sweet and has a bunch of other portable diagnostic tools that you can carry with you.