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Where to find the Windows product key - new Thinkpad Yoga

Question: Where to find the Windows product key - new Thinkpad Yoga

Hello everybody, do you know where we can get the Windows product key when we buy a Lenovo laptop?I do not think that it is written on a sticker or paper document when people buy a LENOVO product.Lenovo laptops are provided (as many laptops) with a pre-install windows version, and no DVD is provided.No DVD, so no key... I will buy the new Thinkpad Yoga 12" model, and i will have to reinstall windows 8.1 pro very frequently....I will have a lot of tests to do as an IT professional, and i need to reinstall Windows.This laptop is provided (as many laptops) with a pre-install windows version, and no DVD is provided. I saw that we can reinstall windows 8 by using the 'RESET YOUR PC' windows 8 feature, especially if we are not able to start windows.But at the end of the process, we have to enter the Windows product key.... even if is not mentioned in the lenovo user guide (http://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/yoga_12_ug_en.pdf) Below instructions from the LENOVO user guide (p106) : 1. Turn on or restart the computer. Before the Windows operating system starts, repeatedly press the F12 key. The Boot Menu window opens. 2. Select the recovery drive as the boot device. 3. Select a preferred language and then select a preferred keyboard layout. 4. Click Troubleshoot to display the optional recovery solutions. 5. Select a corresponding recovery solution according to your situation. For example, select Reset your PC if you want to reset your computer to the factory default settings. The user guide does not mention that the key is needed, but i saw on internet that it is really required during the process. It seems that the key is stored within the Bios, but not sure........ So i need to have the Windows product key of the laptop. Could someone give me how to get the Windows product key ? Thanks a lot

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Answer: Where to find the Windows product key - new Thinkpad Yoga

Hi,

You don't need to know the key. It will be picked up during install automatically as long as you're installing the same version that shipped with the machine. Either Lenovo or Microsoft media will work.

The key is not required during reset, nor is it required when installing from Microsoft media.

Do make your recovery media when you get your machine

Z.

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I have had this laptop for a little while now and I have started to notice these problems a while back but never really did anything about it until it recently started to really bug me.   Problems:My screen goes black after about 1 min of non-use and the only way to wake it up is to hold the power button because even moving or clicking the mouse or pressing anything on the keyboard does not work.  (yes, I have checked all the power options and power & sleep settings and they are all on 10 mins to sleep and 20 to hibernate so that is not the issue; yes, I have checked if it is the screen saver so thats not it either).  When the laptop goes black or to sleep or hibernate as formentioned, the laptop acts as if it restarts and does the whole start up process and sometimes even does windows updates randomly!  (yes, I have checked if automatic updates; it IS turned off but it still does it on its own for some reason) When I close my laptop without shutting down to go do something else for a bit, come back to it and open my laptop I have to press the power button to power it on and it acts as if it shut down and does the whole startup process and even windows updates too.  (yes, I have gone to the setting "chose what closing the lid does" and made sure it is on the sleep setting; again, made sure automatic windows updates are turned OFF)When this closing lid thing happens, it closes all my programs and browers too, so when I reopen chrome it wo... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 14 - Windows 10 Product 20DM000VUS startup problems and more HELP!

Hi TKlam I have a Thinkpad Yoga 14  - 20DM008UUS. It is very similar. On Windows 10 I haven't experienced all the stuff you are talking about, but it took me some time to stabilize Windows 10 on this machine. I had to update the drivers to have it stabilized without issues: Are you confortable installing and uninstalling drivers on Windows?If you want to to do this I can recommend you:1) Check the Windows update (Settings - Update and Security) for any driver or Windows update it may have.2)  Run Lenovo System update and update any drivers / BIOS that is may have.3) Instal "Lenovo Settings" is may be a long install for the depencies that it has to download, after that it also has some updates. Check specially for any of the "power related driver" updates, but it is good that you also update all the drivers from time to time. I know it is a nag to go updating Windows and rebooting, but I found it usefull to stabilize my Windows 10 installation on this machine. Regards 

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Hello everyone, I purchased a Thinkpad Yoga that comes along with Win 8.1 and embedded product key. Will it be possible to plug-in an external drive and install Win 8.1 from a Win 8.1-disc? BUT I don?t want to use the key that comes with the disc, but the key embedded in the bios. This is my girlfriends Windows 8.1 disc and license. Nevertheless I could use it for the clean install. But I'm not sure, if the original key from my Yoga will work then. Thanks Hutson

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga - Clean install with Win 8.1 disc and embedded product key

No idea? I only want to clean install Win 8.1 but use the key embedded in my the Thinkpad Yoga.

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Hello everybody, I just got a brand new Lenovo P40 YOGA, it is a wonderfull mobile workstation.I got the unit from the US (won in a contest) and I wish to replace the keyboard with an Italian layout one. Where can I buy it at a reasonable price ? Thanks Francesco

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I'm trying to find the exact driver download page for my device. According to the label on the bottom, my device has the type 20C0-S0AX00. Searching for this on the driver download page does not find that model - but I'm pretty sure that my device really exists :-) Where can I find the drivers?













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Answer:Where exactly do I find drivers for my ThinkPad Yoga?

This one work?http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-yoga-series-laptops/thinkpad-...Maybe System Update will be easier?http://support.lenovo.com/en/documents/ht080136

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Hello, I am looking for Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 (12inch) screws for bottom cover. At least if I know their size, dimension etc. then I can buy them from Home Depot. Does anyone know the size of those screws? I found some document for replacement part of Thinkpad Yoga but they don't contain these information. I saw a listing in Ebay which was selling some screws for another thinkpad model for $16 dollars, and it is a rip-off. The message below is for Lenovo, perhaps they read it and start to think about their customer relations which I don't think will ever happen: I contacted Lenovo customer service, and they told me to send the whole laptop for in-depot service and the lady told me they cannot ship screws. What a nice customer satisfaction from Lenovo. Yes my laptop still has warranty but for a couple of screws I don't want to wait for weeks. And just because it is Lenovo's procedure doesn't mean it is a logical one. Lenovo's logic ends when they managed to sell their devices, once you paid for it, they love to see you becoming their slaves.

Answer:Where to find Thinkpad Yoga S1 Bottom Screws

Check page 59 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual
 
Please double check that I got the right laptop model.  If you need a different one, go to SUPPORT (above), enter ThinkPad Yoga in the search box, select the appropriate machine, then the manuals tab.
 
Z.

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Hello, Thinking about getting a 2nd hand laptop Lenovo Yoga S1 which appears reported on the Lenovo site as 'Product: Yoga Laptop (ThinkPad)  Product MTM: 20C0S0UG00' but I cannot find its specs anywhere. Could someone point me to a document with its details pls?  Thank you!

Answer:Where to find the specs of "Yoga Laptop (ThinkPad)...

Hi.
 
I'm sorry I don't have an answer. I good starting point it is aways the PSREF books, (http://psref.lenovo.com/) but on this case I was not able to find the model you are looking for.
 
Maybe someone else can give us hand on which is a good place to look for it.
 
Regards

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I need to backup my system after all the new installation but somehow can't find the onekey recovery in the new thinkpad yoga. Why the thinkpad yoga doesn't come with onekey recovery? Also I downloaded and installed onekey recovery version 8.0.0.1219 but when I tried the system backup it said "Current system can not support back up". Am I missing something here? Has anyone able to back up their thinkpad yoga? Any information will be appreciated.

Answer:Can't find the onekey recovery in my thinkpad yoga?

Hi Jeng,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
I?m sorry to inform that One key recovery is supported only by a certain set of ThinkPads. Most of the ThinkPads are designed to work with a set of tools called the ThinkVantage toolbox which includes Lenovo Solution center or rescue and recovery that helps the users to take data backup.
 
You can download the above mentioned software?s from here.
 
?Current system cannot support backup? error while trying create a system backup using the One Key Recovery application appears if the computer is not shipped with OS or if it is a DOS machine and the One Key Recovery application is installed. If the computer came with pre-installed Windows and if any changes is made in HDD (Hard Disc Drive) this error will occur as the normal functionality will be affected.
 
Hope this clarified your query!
 
Best regards,
Mithun.





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Hello, i have some issues with the display of my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260. It shows some yellow spots on the display, especially in the lower corners. I have already contacted the Lenovo Support Team concerning warranty. But Lenovo claims, that my Laptop is no longer covered by the warranty, because i have removed the lamination sheet of the display and replaced it by another one. So now i want to exchange the display on my own. Is it possible to order a display without any further services, so that i can do the exchange of my display by my self? I haven´t found any website (including Lenovo) that offers the display seperately without any installation service. So i just want to have the spare part. I got the following Model:Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260 with a Full HD DisplayType: 20FES00000 I would be grateful for any help.

Answer:Where can i find a replacement display for my Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 260?

Hi Kle,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As I understand that you are looking for the spare LCD part for your Thinkpad Yoga 260
The FRU for this model are listed below:

00NY971 - 12.5",FHD,noGlare,TP,TPK+AUO
00NY972 - 12.5",FHD,noGlare,TP,TPK+INX
00NY973 - 12.5",FHD,noGlare,TP,LBO+INX

Source - Thinkpad Yoga 260 Partslist
 
The 00NY973 can be purchased from here. And for assembly of LCD you can follow the HMM for Yoga 260, page 79
 
I hope the above information helps.Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
 
 
Regards,
Prabhansh
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I upgraded to Windows 10 but my system was running too slow, unable to work. I then reverted back to Windows 8.1. Now that I am back to 8.1 I am unable to push my screen to 2 external monitors via the Lenovo ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock as I did before. I can use the mouse & keyboard through the dock but its not seeing the monitors.I tried uninstalling the drivers then installing, but its telling me they are there. Could it be it thinks I am still in Windows 10 even though I am not??Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello,
I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga, Type: 20CD-CT01WW  and I want to order a keyboard for it since I spilled coffee on it and now some keys are not working.
I could not find the device on the support page nor on the parts lookup one.
How can I order it and how much might it cost?
 
Thank you! 
 
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Answer:Cannot Find my Thinkpad Yoga Type in the Support Section, Need spare parts (Keyboard)

Hi John,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We are sorry to hear that you are facing issue with the keyboard.
 
I would like to suggest you to visit the authorised Lenovo service centre for the keyboard  replacement.
 
Service Center link - https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/contactus/findaprovider
 
Hope this helps. Do post back if any further details required.
 
Best Regards,
Poojitha.
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How can I find the product key for Windows 8.1 in the Yoga 2 Pro?













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Answer:Product key for Windows 8.1 in Yoga 2 Pro

Hi mpweinberg,
 Welcome!Since Windows 8, OEM preinstalled operating systems store and encrypt the product key in the uEFI or BIOS firmware chip.  The product key is no longer on the COA sticker to help prevent theft. Whenever you need to reset or reinstall the same operting system on your OEM PC, the product key will automatically be applied and activated. Have you tried running Belarc Advisor? I believe that will show you the product key along with other important information about your system. http://belarc.com/

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where can i find my windows 8 product key in my laptop yoga pad 13, i went to repair it and they changed the product key now i want my old product key that came installed with my laptop, so where can i find it? please help i need it in 2 days
 
 
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Answer:Windows 8 product key in Yoga pad 13

You don't need it.  It's in the BIOS stored away, and you don't need it to reinstall windows.  Some say you can retrieve it with Belarc, but it's not determined whether this is reliable, as the key is encrypted.  These 3rd party apps will simply report a key, but whether it's the right one or not doesn't really matter.  If you need to restore the OEM, the key will simply return.  If you want to clean install, just install the MSDN Windows 8, and the install picks up the key.  
 
 
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Hi everyone,
 
I've just got a new Yoga 2 from best buy.  I've noticed that it's quite slow so I purchased a new solid state HD.  I was able to replace it, but how woule I restore Windows 10 back to the new Hard Drive? 
 
How about product key?  Where can I get that?  Thanks.
 
 
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Answer:Yoga 2 - Windows 10 Product ID For Restoring Drive.

hi fvang75,
 
If the preinstalled Windows 10 on the Yoga 2 is activated then you can opt to clean install Windows 10 on the new drive:
 
To clean install Windows 10, you will need to create a bootable Windows 10 USB installer 
 
How to Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive to Install Windows 10
Windows 10 - Clean Install
 
As for the activation, you shouldn't get any activation issues when you move to an SSD (Windows will remember your activation information from the old HDD and will activate Windows once you've installed it on the SSD),
 
You also wouldn't need a product key as the activation is automated (Windows will check your hardware and will sync to the Microsoft activation servers). In case you're not able to activate Windows though, you will need to activate by phone.
 
Alternatively, you can also clone the stock drive into the SSD (if it's big enough) to keep the preloaded OS, apps, and drivers (this is recommended if you don't wanna spend time reinstalling softwares/drivers)
 
 
Regards

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I'm trying to install Windows 10 and everything went well until I realized that Windows 8 was not activated (or was deactivated in the past) and says that the product key doesn't work. I'm not sure what's going on because nothing has changed as far as the OS goes and the Windows 8 is the original version that came with the laptop. I have never reformatted or reinstalled either. Does anyone know why this is happening?

Answer:Can't Activate Windows 8 with Original Product (Yoga 2 11)

1) Have you completed Win 10 installation? Is it not activated?
2) How do you know that your Win 8 is not activated?
3) How are you trying to install Win 10? (USB / DVD / Win 10 Reserve Icon)

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My laptop has a bad virus and it appears that I will have to reformat the harddrive. How do I use the Recovery Partition?  What if anything will be left on the disk? What needs to be backed up besides My Documents & Outlooke Express folders? I assume all programs wil need to be re-installed. Right???? Thanks   

Answer:Product Recovery - Windows XP - ThinkPad R50e

Phobrien31, welcome to the forum, At startup you will see a message at the IBM BIOS splash screen; "To interrupt normal startup...." or something like that. You need to press the blue Access IBM button when you see this message. It will boot to the service partition and offer you the option to make a factory recovery. The hard drive will be totally formatted and newly installed to the state when it came from the factory. Everything you need needs to be backed up, otherwise all will be lost. Try not to backup the virus  Make sure you can scan you files before or whilst you copy them back. Yes, all programs and updates will need to be installed again afterwards. Hope this helps

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Hello Everyone,Need Help Please I've got used laptop lenovo x201, but the windows product key was removed Smiley Sad. also the warranty has ended, so How do i can get the Product key? please help
 
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Answer:how to get windows product key on lenovo thinkpad x201

Boot into the BIOS. (F1 at startup) The product and serial number are on the first page.

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I am going to have my Acer Aspire R11 (R3-13T1-C1YF) solid state hard drive of 32GB upgraded to 480Gb.  I will need the product key for Windows 10 that came on it.

Answer:How do I find the Windows 10 Product Key for my Ac...

you don't need it, it's embedded on BIOS, so it will be read automatically by windows OS and authenticated the first time you will connect to the web.

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Hi, i bought lenovo ideapad in Feb 2016 with Win 10 preinstalled on a win 7 computer from best buy. I had to reset os in July and it worked fine. Than again in September, except by 10/15/16, it became win 7 again. There is no COA on computer, nor any i can recognize on original packaging. Because i also no longer am the Admin? I get "user account control" errors on separate window page that is in shape of red rectangle which informs me that I don't have correct license to continue?
So i have tried the different tips to find the prouct key (but unsure which one i even need to look for... 7 or 10? And also tried to elivate privledges. All i want to do is a clean install of 10? I also have office 365 and its valid product key, as i think i recall someone stating that may work also? Luckily I have a ms acct which shows my purchase of this software, as well as the emailed receipts from all above plus webroot. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Otherwise next step is to try to create a bootable USB, but only if the "Admin' allows me? And no...im not part of a network, School or, government. And my settings even verify that Windows 10 is activated. On Lenvo website, however, they seem to have many new update installs that i only noticed a few days ago?
Any help will be greatly appreciated! It is 3:54am in east coast, so i can't reply till later today? But i definitely wilk check back and hope to hear from someone who may have heard? Thanks again, and good ni... Read more

Answer:How to find Windows 7 product key with no COA?

These may help you recover your key: Software Key Finder: Recover, Save Software Serial License Keys

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My laptop is equipped with Win10 Home preinstalled. OS is corrupted and recovery partition is not working. When I requested for recovery media, HP sent me only Win 8.1 and asked me to upgrade to Win10 as it is free now. I was able to recover. Golden days are gone. July 29, 2016 is last for free Windows 10 upgrade. If I face the same issue then, I can only install Windows 8.1 and cannot upgrade. Meaning, I bought Windows 10, but can use only 8.1. If I can know the product key for my Windows I assume I can even after the free upgrade deadline as my product key is for Windows10 itself. So, I would like to know how to find it.

Answer:How to find product key of my Windows?

It is not as bad as you fear. July 29, 2016 is the last day for a free upgrade to Windows 10 for the first time. Once you do the upgrade, the Windows Authentication Server will know your machine and you will be able to clean install Windows 10 after that back onto your machine even after a hard drive replacement.  You can also read the Key from the BIOS using a few different apps: http://www.nextofwindows.com/how-to-retrieve-windows-8-oem-product-key-from-bios If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.   

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Where can I find the Windows Product Key in the computer?

Answer:Where can I find the Windows Product Key?

mobile1 said:

Where can I find the Windows Product Key in the computer?



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Option Explicit
Dim objshell,path,DigitalID, Result
Set objshell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
'Set registry key path
Path = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\"
'Registry key value
DigitalID = objshell.RegRead(Path & "DigitalProductId")
Dim ProductName,ProductID,ProductKey,ProductData
'Get ProductName, ProductID, ProductKey
ProductName = "Product Name: " & objshell.RegRead(Path & "ProductName")
ProductID = "Product ID: " & objshell.RegRead(Path & "ProductID")
ProductKey = "Installed Key: " & ConvertToKey(DigitalID)
ProductData = ProductName & vbNewLine & ProductID & vbNewLine & ProductKey
'Show messbox if save to a file
If vbYes = MsgBox(ProductData & vblf & vblf & "Save to a file?", vbYesNo + vbQuestion, "BackUp Windows Key Information") then
Save ProductData
End If



'Convert binary to chars
Function ConvertToKey(Key)
Const KeyOffset = 52
Dim isWin8, Maps, i, j, Current, KeyOutput, Last, keypart1, insert
'Check if OS is Windows 8
isWin8 = (Key(66) \ 6) And 1
Key(66) = (Key(66) And &HF7) Or ((isWin8 And 2) * 4)
i = 24
Maps = "BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789"
Do
Current= 0
j = 14
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I have a Pavilion 23 all-in-one desk top. I lost all the documents that oringinally came with it. Now I can only find serial number and product number on back of the PC. Where can I find 25 digits windows product key? I need the key to reinstall windows. Thank you for help! 

Answer:where to find windows product key

Hi, The key is in the BIOS of your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/Regards,

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hi i want to restall my old windows 98se pc but i have lost the product key for windows do anyone know if i can find in windows regastry enywhere . many thanks

Answer:where can i find windows product key

click here

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I have an hp laptop that came with Windows 8 installed from the manufacturer. I have recently upgraded to Windows 8.1.

I would like to install the Windows Media Player but I understand that I will need to enter my Windows Product Key.

Can you tell me where I would find the Windows Product Key on my laptop?
 

Answer:How to find my Windows Product Key?

This is marked "Solved" but since there is no indication of a solution I will continue.

larryh10000 said:


I would like to install the Windows Media Player but I understand that I will need to enter my Windows Product Key.Click to expand...

Why? See http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-media-player: "Windows Media Player 12 is included in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Pro."

larryh10000 said:


Can you tell me where I would find the Windows Product Key on my laptop?Click to expand...

Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is one of the many utilities that will report the Product Key currently in use. Finding the unique one embedded in a chip in the motherboard is more difficult.
 

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My question; Is it possible to locate/retrieve the product key via MS DOS commands?

From a clean boot, I am trying to install Windows 98SE from the installation CD, onto a formatted HD. I don't have or remember my product key and I have been unsuccessful in locating one (that works) from online sources. With the 98 start-up floppy I can reach the FDD, HD & CD ROM command prompts. As I am unable to reach the H Key Local Machine through the GUI, it occurs that it may be possible to reach that through opening the CD info through DOS.

If so, can anyone provide me with the proper commands to get there?
 

Answer:Find Windows 98 CD Product Key via DOS

Aida32 will tell you licence keys for Win98 and other software that installed on your HD
http://www.majorgeeks.com/AIDA32_-_Personal_System_Information_d181.html

but if you've formatted the HD of win98 then your out of luck....


n.b ~ you will not get any help in locating illegal keys from Majorgeeks
 

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Can I find out my certificate product key from my installed windows xp?
 

Answer:Can I find out my product key (coa) from windows?

Download the "magic jellybean" program (Google will find it searching with that name) and run it.
It will extract those numbers for XP OK.
 

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Since the windows website pushes you directly towards windows 8, where can i purchase a windows 7 key for less than $200?
 
Thanks,
Jambajewski

Answer:where can i find a new windows 7 product key

I have never bought from this vendor but they have been in business for years.
 
http://www.buycheapsoftware.com/ms_products~subcategory~186.asp

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is it possible to use my windows 7 recovery disk on a bran new hard drive? I had to replace the hard drive but the disk doesnt seem to be working. it brings up the menu
i found ways to get win7 but i need my product key which is melted off
 

Answer:find windows 7 product key

Well the one i know is http://majorgeeks.com/Speccy_d6358.html
Is Speccy it should tell you what your Key is in the Operating System Section
 

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hi HP support,i recently install the windows 10 on my probook but now i want to have my windows 7 that was installed at initial i need to know how can i find my windows 7 product key because there is no key on the back of the laptop or any where. i can not downgrade too. Also there is no hp recovery image avaiable.Any solution of this regards,Ameer

Answer:Find my windows 7 product key

Hi Ameer, how are you doing ? Take a look this article about this:http://www.digitalcitizen.life/how-recover-your-lost-windows-7-or-windows-8-product-key It's has 6 Free apps that help you find your lost Windows product key.I hope that helps !I would give a great kindness ...If the question is clarified, mark my answer as "resolved" and click on the icon of the "hand" to provide "congratulations" in recognition.Have a nice week !

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Hi

I recently helped my cousin reformat his laptop and he cannot remember where he put his license key.
Is there a way to find it out through windows.old that was created when laptop was formatted?

Thanks

Answer:How do I find my product key from windows.old?

I think you could use nirsoft or jellybean and point it to the windows.old directory...

ProduKey - Recover lost product key (CD-Key) of Windows/MS-Office/SQL Server

KeyFinder | Magical Jelly Bean

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Where can I find the windows 8.1 product key for my HP Pavilion Model p7 ? 1451. The HP came with windows 8 pre-installed and then I upgraded to windows 8.1 on-line free from Microsoft.  I need the windows 8.1 product key to upgrade to windows 10.










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Answer:Where can I find the windows 8.1 product key

Hi, The key is in the BIOS of your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8 or 8.1 product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/Regards,

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Where can I find the Windows Product Key in the computer?

Answer:Where can I find the Windows Product Key?

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Where can I find the Windows Product Key in the computer?



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Option Explicit
Dim objshell,path,DigitalID, Result
Set objshell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
'Set registry key path
Path = "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\"
'Registry key value
DigitalID = objshell.RegRead(Path & "DigitalProductId")
Dim ProductName,ProductID,ProductKey,ProductData
'Get ProductName, ProductID, ProductKey
ProductName = "Product Name: " & objshell.RegRead(Path & "ProductName")
ProductID = "Product ID: " & objshell.RegRead(Path & "ProductID")
ProductKey = "Installed Key: " & ConvertToKey(DigitalID)
ProductData = ProductName & vbNewLine & ProductID & vbNewLine & ProductKey
'Show messbox if save to a file
If vbYes = MsgBox(ProductData & vblf & vblf & "Save to a file?", vbYesNo + vbQuestion, "BackUp Windows Key Information") then
Save ProductData
End If



'Convert binary to chars
Function ConvertToKey(Key)
Const KeyOffset = 52
Dim isWin8, Maps, i, j, Current, KeyOutput, Last, keypart1, insert
'Check if OS is Windows 8
isWin8 = (Key(66) \ 6) And 1
Key(66) = (Key(66) And &HF7) Or ((isWin8 And 2) * 4)
i = 24
Maps = "BCDFGHJKMPQRTVWXY2346789"
Do
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Hi,

I had an issue with new motherboard and my old hard drive. It would not boot into windows so I did a reinstall on it. I had what I thought was the product key from when I originally downloaded Windows 7 from MSDNNA or however it exactly was before Dreamspark.

They key I had written down is actually the product ID and not the product KEY.

I have run Produkey in an attempt to find it using this line i read in another thread,

F:\Windows.old\Windows\System32\config\software

It gave me the correct key for my other program however for Windows 7 it gives me a default key that is not valid. Did I do something wrong with this or am I completely out of luck? I don't have access to the .edu email I used to get Windows 7 from the website 4 years ago.

Answer:Windows.old - can't find product key

Do you happen to have an image of your old installation ??

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Hi everyone,
I need to reinstall my OS, Win XP Pro Media Edition. But I seem to have misplaced my hard copy of the product key (the jewel box). Is there a way to recover the key from the registry or elsewhere, before I reinstall?

Thanks,

Elchanan

Answer:Find Windows Product Key?

Download rockXP it will give you this info.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/rockxp.html

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I have a new Surface Pro 3 and don't know my windows 8.1 product key. How do I get it?

Answer:How do I find the Windows Product Key?

Google Nirsoft Productkey and download the .exe

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Hi,

My company gave me a Windows 8 Enterprise product key, which I'm trying to use to upgrade a version of Windows I'm running. I visited this link -- Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help , clicked the "Install Windows 8" button, ran the setup file that downloaded, and when prompted for the product key, entered it, only to see the message

The product key cannot be used to install a retail version of Windows 8

Is there another ISO I should be using? Ultimately I'm trying to get an ISO for use with my VMWare Fusion 6 install running on my Mac (10.9.1). I'm confident the product key given to me by my company is legit, but it obviously isn't a retail product key, probably some kind of corporate key or the equivalent.

Thanks for your help, - Dave

Answer:How can I find the right Windows 8 ISO for my product key?

You can ask your Company IT Administrator to download a ISO from the Company's MS account.

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Hello,
I have a WIndows 7 key. I used it for my Windows 7 edition on my PC
But now, I lost that piece of paper. I am nervous about some day my PC will go to the hell and I lost that genuine key.
So, where can I find my product key on my system?
 
Thanks for any replies

Answer:Where to find my WIndows 7 Product Key

If you are referring to your Windows OS Produck Key, you can you can also use a tool called Magic
Jelly Bean Keyinder. This will allow the Product Key to be displayed from within Windows 7.Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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hello all.

I have a laptop here that cannot restore Windows. My cousin gave me her son's lap top because she said it was running really sluggish. I only got to actually look at it this morning and upon booting it up there was no Windows installation, it booted directly to the recovery console(Dell Inspiron, btw). It looks like the entire system was wiped out somehow and she has no idea as her son hasn't used it in the past month. Now when I say wiped out I mean if I just let it boot on its own it goes right to the recovery console.

I was able to bring up a command prompt via the recovery console and did some digging and it does look like the system is in a "right out of the box" state, if you know what I mean. However for whatever reason I cannot get Windows to reinstall via the recovery console or get anywhere passed it.

What I would like to do is totally wipe the hard drive, save for the recovery partition and reinstall Windows that way but I do not have a product key, nor is there on one the bottom of the system. I know some systems have stickers but this one doesn't unfortunately. I was able to also access the registry and was trying to see if I could somehow find the product key that way, but so far have had no luck.

EDIT: I had just read that the key is somewhere in the registry but it is encrypted? If I were able to extract it is there a tool or method I can use to decrypt it?

Is there any other way to recover the key? I know... Read more

Answer:Cannot Find Windows 7 Product Key

From what I have read if you don't have it then it's a new purchase of Win7 for you

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I am looking for someone to help me find my windows 7 product key for a toshiba satellite L555D-S7005, its up and running right now with a few bugs would like to reinstall the OS and put a fresh copy on it but the watermark sticker is faded really bad and
you cant read it so is there any way to find the product key without paying money for some stupid program?..
 

Answer:how to find out my windows 7 product key?,.,

The free version of Belarc Advisor will list product keys.
(The Windows license key is in the Windows registry, but it's encrypted.)

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okay guys, the problem is,im gonna swap mobos and i heard i have to re install my OS. i also heard that with window 8 you can change all the hard drive and nothing bad will happen but i also read on another site that this info was fake. so in case that i have to re install my OS id like to know where to find my OS product key if i never got the instalation disc because my windows 8 PC came with the OS installed already.THANKS guys i hope yall can help me.
 

Answer:Windows 8 product key,how to find it??

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This is courtesy of BetaNews.com.

http://betanews.com/2015/08/07/how-to-find-your-windows-10-product-key/

It's something to consider if you need to or decide to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 in the future.

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Answer:How To Find Your Windows 10 Product Key

I recently got a free win/10 upgrade but due to sound playing up terribly, tried re-setting, but now stuck in restart loop saying inaccessible boot device...trouble is I have no disc to put in as I lost my installation disc and it keeps on asking for a disc to put in drive to get access but I have no disc any advice please, yes I am a novice
 

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After trying to help my friend with a problem, & having taken advice here I tried reinstalling ME on his computer in place of sfc/scannow. We got about 3/4 way through when we got a blue screen error (after having put in the product key code) I traced the error through google & it turned out to be IE which I reinstalled.Everything seems to work now, but on start up I get the message "Cannot find product key" if I press OK it disappears & we don't seem to have a problem, How can I get rid of the message, will I need to reinstall ME again?Dennis

Answer:Windows ME cannot find product key.

Try this and if their are 2 entries in edit delete one.Try going Start/control panel/system/advanced/start up and recovery/settings/ and in System Startup click on Edit.

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Hi - I recently purchased a laptop from Dixons. Where can I find the product key to start using microsoft 7? I can not find it anywhere.
Please help!

Answer:Where can I find the product key for Windows 7?

Hello

I believe 90% of Toshiba notebooks you can find on the market are delivered with preinstalled operating system. When you start it for the first time you must NOT activate preinstalled OS. At the bottom of the notebook you can find Windows sticker with valid key license.

Maybe you bought notebook without preinstalled OS. In this case you must install own OS and use own license key.

The question is: which notebook model do you have exactly and was your notebook delivered with preinstalled operating system?

For exact answer please offer more relevant information.

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Hi, we own a few Thinkpad T520 / W520 laptops that came with an OEM Windows 7 Professional. During the years they were reinstalled with the restore partition several times, without the need to apply the Product ID marked on the sticker on the chassis. Now, all the stickers have faded / lost, and we need to upgrade those laptops to Windows 10. The Product ID that we can get from the PCs are all the same ID, so, the question is: what will happen when upgrading (or doing a clean install) to Windows 10? Will we be asked for a Product ID that we no longer have? Thanks and regards.

Answer:Install Windows 10 on Thinkpad T520 and similar without Windows 7 Product ID sticker

The T520/W520's are not listed on Lenovo's list of systems compatable with Windows 10, although some have reported doing so with some success.   See the link below for more info. https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T520-not-supported-for-Windows-10-upgrad... Regarding the Product ID, I have used a free program called KeyFinder to successfully obtain the original Product ID from the registry in the past with good success.  A couple of AV programs claim it to be malware, but I have used it many times with no problems or malware, so I think that their heuristic programs may just see its scanning of the registry as a threat. Another option is to request a new key from MS by following the instructin on this link.  http://pcsupport.about.com/od/osproductkeys/ht/windows-product-key-replacement.htm  Good Luck

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Hi thererecently had to reinstall windows 7 professional because i have a virus on my laptop preventing internet access.I'm now going through the long process of installing all the drivers again, but they aren't working for some reason. I can't access my webcam (when I press Fn + F6 nothing happens), the brightness buttons (FN + f8/f9), the volume buttons on the right hand side work but nothing comes up on the screen. the only driver that seems to have installed properly is access connections. I have installed all the drivers I thought I would need from the website but none of them have had any affect (apart from access connections). I also cannot correct the screen resolution, it is the wrong one but i can only choose from 1024 x 768, 960 x 600 and 800 x 600 on the windows screen resolution settings. i think my resolution should be 1366 x 768. please help!!  my dissertation is due in a few days and i need a working laptop to write on. thanks for reading.

Answer:Thinkpad X1 Product: 1294-2pg, reinstalled windows 7 having problems

Have you tried to install the Drivers using the ThinkVantage System Update?http://support.lenovo.com/en_AU/downloads/detail.page?LegacyDocID=TVSU-UPDATE

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I think I need something what's not really possible but I give it a go anyway. Some time ago I bought a brand new ultrabook U840W with preinstalled windows 7. I had that sticker on the back of my laptop with product key but that came off long time ago. The problem I have now is that I've recently updated to windows 10 and shortly after that my HDD failed. I replaced my HDD and reinstalled windows but product key my win 10 showed before is not valid as an activation key. I contacted Microsoft to see what my options are and they advised me that if I can provide them with windows 7 key I had at the beginning they can solve this problem for me. Is there any chance I can get it somehow?? Any help would be highly appreciated.

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i am trying to go back to windows 7 after upgrading to windows 10 and hating it but I need to create a windows 7 installation disk as it has been over a month since i installed windows 10 and I do not know where to locate the windows product key on my laptop. Please help!

Answer:where do i find the windows product key on my trav...

It should be on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop and if not there, take out the battery and look in there.You can also download and run Belarc Advisor and it will find it for you.http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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I think I'm after something unsolvable but I give it a go anyway. Some time ago I bought a brand new ultrabook u840w.
It came with preinstalled windows 7 and there was a sticker with product key on it. Unfortunately that sticker came off long time ago without me noticing so I didn't take a photo of it. I've recently updated to windows 10. The problem I have is that my HDD died. I knew it's about to happen so I took a photo of product key windows 10 was showing. Unfortunately after I replaced my HDD and did a clean windows 10 installation I can't use that product key to activate my windows. I contacted Microsoft and they advised me that if I can provide them with the product key what was on that sticker when I bought my laptop they can activate my copy. Is there any chance I can find out the product key? Otherwise it would cost me $199 and I definitely don't want to pay that... Any help would be highly appreciated.

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I lost my Windows XP Product Key for my backup copy of the installation disk. I needed to retrieve my product key and found a freeware utility at http://www.insaneware.com/keyfinder.htm

Hope this helps someone.
 

Answer:Solved: How to find Windows XP Product Key

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Hi. All.  Newish member.  Love the eager support on this site.But got a question:I just built a new computer with the help of a couple of this board's members.  And I am trying to install WIndows XP on this machine, with the original Windows XP install disc that came with my son's computer.  We don't have the plastic package that the disc came in, as it was several years ago. But I have read you can find the Product key on the disc somewhere.  I tried this method, but the product key it gave me did not work.:Find Windows XP Product Key from the Windows XP CD:1) Insert Windows XP cd into a working computer.2) Exit the Autorun introduction.3) Open "My Computer"4) Right Click on the Windows XP cd-rom drive and select explore.5) Open the USWXP32P_ZX folder.6) Open the sysprep folder.7) Open unattend.txtYour CD's product key is contained within the unattend.txt file.I am confused as to why this method did not work, and I am tempted to just go a buy another copy of XP at the store, but would prefer to save some coin and use the OS that our household has already purchased.Any other ideas?

Answer:How do you find Product Key on Windows XP Disc?

Hello mattman, I have tried this on several occasions with different computers. The product key is actually on the computer itself. It is a 25 digit code. Look at your installation disk, does it say "only for use with a dell, hp, gateway, etc. "? It will only work with the appropriate manufacturer. However, you can contact microsoft and tell them what you are trying to do and they may send you an installation disk at a reduced cost. Usually cheaper than purchasing one at a big box store. I've done it. Give it a try. Good luck.

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My computer crashed. Windows won't start but I can start it and access the hard drive from a Linux live CD (Linux Mint 12). I need to re-load Windows. I have a disc but how can I find my product key from Linux? My Windows copy is legit but the disc is not from Microsoft.

Answer:Find my Windows product key from Linux

What do you mean when you say the disc is not from Microsoft, who is it from ? Is it a recovery disc that came with the computer ?

What type of computer is it, laptop or desktop, if the OS came preloaded you should have a sticker on the machine with your product key.

If you can post back with a few more details I'm sure that one of the experts will be able to help you and Welcome to the Forum.

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Hi,

I plan on formatting my hard-drive and reinstalling my OS.

I understand I will need the Windows XP product ID number to activate windows once it has been installed. I can't find any of the original documents I got when I purchased my laptop and I was wondering is there somewhere on my computer I can find my Windows XP product ID number.

Thanks.

Answer:Where do I find my Windows XP product ID number

Hi,

I found it, it was on a sticker on the back of my laptop.

Sorry.

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I am Reinstalling Windows 8.1, But Cannot Find The Product Key For My HP 15 Notebook PC. Does Anyone Know We're It Is Located.

Answer:We're do I find windows 8.1 product key on HP 15 notebook pc

Hi: The windows product key is encrypted in the BIOS.  Microsoft put an end to product key stickers starting with all PC's that come with Windows 8. The product key will automatically populate the area where you enter the key as you install W8.1. Note:  You  have to use the HP recovery disks, recovery disk set you made when you first got the PC, or a W8.1 OEM installation disk. If you plan on trying to use the W8.1 media you can download from Microsoft, there is a trick to get that to work. http://www.eightforums.com/installation-setup/38486-need-help-formatted-genuine-windows-8-lenovo.htm...

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I have a problem since doing the windows updates. My laptop seams to have erased everything off my hard drive, I have a legitimate windows 8 disk to reinstall it but no product key, is there anyway to find it on the laptop?

I have tried doing the regedit, but can't seam to find it any where

Answer:How to find Windows 8.1 product key on the laptop?

When you buy new notebook and get it with preinstalled OS you will get one valid version that includes valid product key.
With other words original version that you got with your machine will be properly activated. Product key belongs to this original version only and you cannot use it for activation if you want to install own OS version.

For your Win8 version you must pick up product key from Microsoft.

Of course you can have original OS version again but you must order it by Toshiba - https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hello,Here in my plant we have over 35 ThinkCentre M72e SFF. They came with Windows 8 but some applications we use are not compatible with Windows 8 so we are planning to downgrade some to Win 7. So if something goes wrong I would like to have the Windows 8 key if I need to reinstall Windows 8 in the future. The problem is I do no know where to find that key. The computers do not have the key on a sticker or inside the box like other brands.Hope you guys can help.Thank you in advance. Regards. Rod

Answer:How / Where to find pre-installed Windows product key?

It is almost a year since you posted this, so I presume you no longer have the problem.That said, one solution to what you are trying to do is to use Belarc Advisor to extract the license key and keep it safely.You would also need to make recovery media before loading up a new operating system.

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hello, i found a windows xp pro disc in the trash and i do not know the product key. how would i find the product key to the disc??
i went to another website and they told me somehting about to do a SEARCH FOR THE WORD UNATTENDED, but i did that, nothing came up in the search.
thanks,
christina
 

Answer:before installing windows xp pro, how can i find the product key on the cd??

When you buy a piece of software, you don't actually own the software, you own a license which gives you the right to use it. That said, you have found someone else's XP CD, but do not own the license to use it, nor have the product key. XP activates according to hardware, so as to curb pirating. So even if you did get it installed, it would most likely not activate.

I am sorry, but the legal, and only real answer we can give you here is, you gotta buy a license. Its not much cheaper than buying XP as a package, so I'd reccomend just buying XP.
 

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My 3000 N200 was purchased with Windows XP installed, but it has stickers for Vista. I don't have my installation discs. Any idea on how to find my product codes so that I can use my Windows programs?Thanks for any help.

Answer:Find Product code for windows xp

I used Magic Jelly Bean and was given a product code that wasn't recognized by the system. It also tells me that the XP itself is OK, but the programs all ask for a product code.Any help is appreciated.pj

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This is close to a rant because I'm frustrated with Microsoft and I'm sure there are other threads like this on here already.

I bought a Lenovo X120e off of Craigslist with Windows 7 Professional and after getting an SSD I needed to reinstall the OS. Before installing on the SSD I made sure the OS was genuine and used Magic Jellybean Keyfinder to find the activation key and it would give me the Product ID but not the Product Key. I thought the ID would be needed for activation and after a few frustrating called to Microsoft India's useless call center, I'm at a loss at how to activate this new installation.

Doing several Google searches comes back with advice on finding a sticker somewhere on the laptop, under or behind the batter. I searched and found no sticker. At this point I'll probably have to put the old drive back in and use another program other than Magic Jellybean Keyfinder.

Anyway, is there a way to activate with the Product ID without the Product Key? If not, when I put the old hard drive back in, how do I get the Product Key!
 

Answer:Want to re-install Windows 7, how to find Product ID/Key?

Search for SLIC toolkit in google. It's what I used to extract the product key and certificate from my Toshiba laptop.

When you run the program, click the Advanced tab then under Pkey&Cert.Valid&Backup row, click on Backup button. It would then ask you for the location where to save the productID.txt file which contains the 25digit product key, and also the SLIC certificate.

Big OEM PC makers activate their Windows licenses (prior to Windows 8) on their products using a common product key and certificate tied to the motherboard BIOS. Since yours is a Lenovo machine, you can use the certificate and product key that you extract to activate windows 7 offline/manually everytime you reinstall on that laptop.

Edit: You will need to run this program on your old HDD where Windows 7 is previously installed and activated.
 

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I need help in locating the windows 10 product key for my Hp laptop I have lost the box and the disc since I have recently moved and cannot locate them I've looked under the battery pack and did not see the key code there. My son decided to factory reset my laptop.

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i have 4 licenses for windows 8 and 4 keys for media center. all purchased during the offer period. i have got an email from microsoft reminding me to activate before the 31st Jan 2013. with past versions of windows a significant hardware change would require you to ring ms to activate, i have only installed 1 license for windows and the free media center key. so i need to install each of the 4 licenses of win8 (3 remaining unused) and because its been so long since i first installed win8 i dont remember which media center product i used to activate.

in order to avoid ringing ms to re activate for the 3 remaining licenses i need to find out which media center key is in use. is there a key finder or viewer i can use to find my media center key or is there an easier way ?

thanks in advance

Gazzer

Answer:How to find the Windows Medicenter product key

Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit, for software, hardware and security configuration information on your computer. Software license management, IT asset management, cyber security audits, and more. should reveal the key (plus other useful information).

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i am trying to go back to windows 7 after upgrading to windows 10 and hating it but I need to create a windows 7 installation disk as it has been over a month since i installed windows 10 and I do not know where to locate the windows product key on my laptop. Please help!

Answer:where do i find the windows product key on my trav...

It should be on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop and if not there, take out the battery and look in there.You can also download and run Belarc Advisor and it will find it for you.http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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I had to reformat my hard drive and as I was installing windows xp it is asking for the windows xp product key to finish installing windows xp. I lost it. Is there any way I could find or retrieve the windows xp key from the disk itself because my hardrive was reformatted and does not have it on there.

Thanks!

Answer:How To Find My Windows Xp Product Key That Is On Disk

Your key isn't stored on the CD itself. You will have to try and find it, or buy another copy of XP or get Vista.

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I purchased a Lenovo Edge E545 from Amazon.  It didn't come with discs.  Windows update got completely hosed and I couldn't get updates any more.  I tried to use the restore feature but had some problem with it and wound up unable to boot or anything, so I installed Windows 7 from a disc I had (must have been from another PC).  Now it want's the key. What do I do?  The key is nowhere in my box, on the laptop, or in the emails I got.  How do I find my key for this?

Answer:Can't find E545 Windows 7 Product Key

Welcome to the forum.
 
In some ThinkPads of that era the Microsoft Windows product key was placed in the battery compartment rather than on the bottom of the case. (That was intended to reduce the chance that the printing would degrade from friction as the system was inserted/removed from things like protective sleeves.)
 
If that doesn't uncover the key there are software utilities like MagicJellyBean that will extract it from Windows. See e.g. this article: How to find your Windows or Office product key
 
 

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i am trying to go back to windows 7 after upgrading to windows 10 and hating it but I need to create a windows 7 installation disk as it has been over a month since i installed windows 10 and I do not know where to locate the windows product key on my laptop. Please help!

Answer:where do i find the windows product key on my trav...

It should be on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop and if not there, take out the battery and look in there.You can also download and run Belarc Advisor and it will find it for you.http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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Hey there
Where is the Win7 Pro Product Key located on a Satellite Pro R 50 B?
Microsoft Win 7 came preinstalled.
I have looked in the battery compartment and on the charger.
I am recording all model/serial/product numbers --etc before the stickers are damaged.
The lack of the Microsoft product key may cause me future problems.

.......??

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I have reset my windows 10 pro PC and now i can't find the product key to activate it!
There is no product key on any label or under the battery. How do I activate it?

Answer:windows not activated - product key can't find

Windows 10 activates online, you will not see a product key.  It should activate automatically as soon as it is online.

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Windows 10 x64

As I have multiple retail license keys, I am unsure which one is in use right now.

There are 3rd party key finders that may show the key in use, but I prefer to obtain the key using Windows own tools, if possible. For instance using a CMD.
(Am uncertain about these 'key finders': can they be trusted?)

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Answer:How to find which product key has been used for my installed Windows?

Open admin Command prompt:

+X
A
select Yes

then type slmgr -dlv <enter>

Under the Partial Product Key, you will see the last 5 characters (-XXXXX) of the key in use.
If these are unknown to you, You can post these characters here, or you could google "-XXXXX" which should tell you if this is a generic Windows 10 key.

The only other Microsoft program that is generally available that I know which will tell you your FULL key is the Media Creation Tool*, once it has been run, in the file:
C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\Panther\ windlp.state.xml (which needs to be copied out of the folder to another location like desktop or documents, and it then should open in Internet Explorer, or another browser.)

In the following group of lines about 2/3rds of the way down the file you should find Product Key:


Code:
<LicenseStateFound>0</LicenseStateFound>

<PKeyLocation>8</PKeyLocation>

<ImageName>Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview</ImageName>

<ProductKey>VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T</ProductKey>

<EditionId>Professional</EditionId>

<SystemLanguage>en-GB</SystemLanguage>

<InstallChannel>Retail</InstallChannel>

*Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums for instructions.

The Media Creation Tool would need to be run from each system that you wish to know the full product key details.

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here is the MGAdiag
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB
Windows Product Key Hash: 7n86V3QGhtY7XyNXmsOyS2HO8Yo=
Windows Product ID: 00179-40307-79999-AAOEM
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: 6.2.9200.2.00010300.0.0.100
ID: {A0F7742D-55A0-46DF-B430-40BB79171F69}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 8 Single Language
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 9200.win8_gdr.130410-1505
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 

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Answer:How to find machine ID (Product ID) string in Windows 10

If you mean the Product ID:Control Panel >> SystemYou'll see a window with the heading "View Information about your computer".At the bottom is the Product ID string.message edited by phil22

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Answer:how to find windows product key in hp pavillion 15 au003tx p...

hardik2 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post and wanted to help -- but need more information. Need to know the version of OS as the key is stored differently depending on the OS version (i.e, Win7,8x,10). Also, WHY do you need the product key? If you're trying to reinstall the OS, we need to know that as that presents problems you will need to address.We can proceed once you provide the information.Thanks

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Hi I have a new laptop and to activate Microsoft Office I need to input the product key, but i can't seem to find it anywhere. Could you please help me?

Answer:Can't find product number for Windows 10 HP Laptop

Hi, The key is in your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/I replied other post too. Are you asking for MS Office or Windows 10 ? Regards,

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Hi, I'm going to be putting a freshly formatted SSD in my laptop and installing a fresh copy of windows from bootable media. How do i find out my product key before i do this, so that I can activate the freshly installed OS? 

Answer:How do i find my windows product key for installing a fresh ...

Hi, Does it have same with pre-installed Windows on your machine ? If yes, you don't need the key. You can skip this step anc continue and Windows will be activated. Actually the key is in the BIOS of your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/Regards,

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Answer:How to find Windows product key for HP Probook 4540s (No OEM...

Hi, Please try use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Right but only close because it can have one of the following options Preinstalled:Genuine Windows® 7 Professional Genuine Windows 7 Home PremiumGenuine Windows 7 Home BasicSUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11FreeDOSRegards,

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Answer:How to find the product key on a preinstalled version of Windows 8?

Dear Ovey
 
Welcome to Lenovo forums
 
The product key of win 8 is different that win 7 as it is digitally injected in the mother board and you wont have access to it
to get it you can contact Microsoft, and also there is some 3rd party applications that can get it to you
 
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Answer:cannot find product key on Windows 7 HP Mini Netbook

flip it over & look for the label.

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Answer:How to find the product key on a preinstalled version of Windows 8?

crazysoccerboy wrote:Hi there,I purchased my laptop Ideapad (U510) on november last year from amazon. which is still under warranty.last month I had a hard drive crash and i took it to the lenovo support center to fix it for me.  Because it is still under warranty they got me a new hard drive.  But the windows version they put for me is not the same that came with the computer.  it seems that they put for me a windows 8 version they used before because i am unable to update to windows 8.1.  I need to help to how to get the original windows 8 that came with my computer.  I do not have the box since I left the states.  thank you and i hope someone can assist me.The product key is embedded in the bios so changing the hdd does not erase/change it. Win 8 can be updated to Win 8.1 through the Store not through the normal windows update. Updating to win 8.1.1 from Win 8.1 is through the normal windows update. To know your product key you need to run a third party program like Belarc or MsKey.

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I purchased and installed Windows 8 some time ago and then upgraded to 8.1 via the Windows Store.
When I got the upgrade I saved the ISO file in case I needed to reinstall.
At no time did I receive a different product key for the store version of 8.1 and now that I wish to reinstall I find that my original Windows 8 product key doesn't work.
I ran Belarc Advisor which shows that I do indeed have Windows 8.1 PRO X64 installed and the product key is indeed the same key that I used for Windows 8.
Short of going back and reinstalling Windows 8 and reapplying all the updates it seems I am stuck.
Going that route would also entail converting my disks back to MBR from GPT.

How do I get around this?

PS
I also cannot create installation media.

Answer:Can't find product key for Windows 8.1 upgrade from store

Ran Windows Toolkit 2.5.1 and it displayed two product keys, one for Windows 8 and one for 8.1.
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In any case, problem solved.

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Answer:Can't find product number for Windows 10 HP Laptop

Hi, Did you buy the product ? If yes it should come with a card. What is your machine ? Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00033108Regards.    

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Answer:How to find the product key on a preinstalled version of Windows 8?

On recent ThinkPad, the Product ID Key sticker has been moved from the bottom of the unit to behind the battery. You need to contact Lenovo technical support directly to ask about recovery media.

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i hv lenovo y50-70 and it came with pre installed win 8.1 sl and its product key is embeded in bios.is there a way to know the product key? 
 
 
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Answer:y50-70 - How to find the product key on a preinstalled version of Windows 8.1?

Yes, use the free ProduKey utility I have linked below.......
 
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

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Answer:Can't find my product on select product pages

Go to the support page and enter your product ( 8700-25U) in the "quick path" box. You will be presented with drivers and manuals

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My computer continues getting an error message which I've been advised by Microsoft means I require a clean reinstall of Windows 7. Unfortunately I cannot download the required file to complete install without the Microsoft product key. I cannot open my pc to find this, and I no longer have the packaging from my initial purchase from many years ago. Is there any way I can find out what my product key is so I can attempt this clean reinstall?

Answer:Find Windows 7 product key Aspire 5750 series

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Answer:Find Windows Product Key (Acer Aspire R3-471T-54T1...

a) it may be possible the OEM key is embedded in the system BIOS of the laptop which may register upon a clean installation of eitehr O/S. If you went withthe reload OF THE SAME PRODUCT VERSION as was shipped on your laptop, the registration should occur automatically b) If you opted for another prodcut version that is an upgrade, if may pick up your key (from BIOS) as part of the upgrade process c) If you can get the O/S to boot, even in 'safe mode' so you can get to a CMD prompt, you can run CMD as an administrator and enter the command:wmic path softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKeywhich will display the OEM key so you can keep for your records. 

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Answer:Not able to find drivers for Windows 7, no product support offered by Sony

Have you tried the Vista drivers? I have found they work in most cases.
 

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