Get the Win 7 product key from the OS.

By 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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Maybe something line "Magical Jelly Bean"?

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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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Jellybean will work however, note the following conditions

by Who Am I Really In reply to Get the Win 7 product key ...

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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Get the Win 7 product key from the OS.

by Zebee In reply to Get the Win 7 product key ...

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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SIW (System Information for Windows)

by mred69 In reply to Get the Win 7 product key ...

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 that you can put on a USB drive or a cloud drive for "carrying around." The platform really is sweet and has a bunch of other portable diagnostic tools that you can carry with you.

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