I need to recover my Windows 7 serial key after upgrade
If the COA sticker is damaged, you must use the recovery partition to reinstall Windows 7, it will be exempt from the need to use the product key to activate your installation of Windows 7.
If your recovery partition is not available or damaged, you must contact the manufacturer of your computer, and request that a defined recovery disk you can use to reinstall Windows 7. They could practice a small shipping and handling. This will exempt the need to also use the product key.
If neither options 1 or 2 is possible, then you will need to invest in a new license of full version of detail.
New computers coming often pre-installed with Windows 7 have what is called a recovery partition. This is used to reinstall an operating system in the case of a system failure. To access it, you need to start when you start your computer by pressing a function key. This can be either F1, F2, F9, F10, F11, F12 key DEL or tab. See the manual that came with your PC for instructions on how to reinstall Windows.
This is how the recovery partition is accessible to most popular brands...
For Dell, press CTRL + F11 directly after switching on the device
For HP, press F11 directly after switching on the device
For LG, press F11 directly after switching on the device
For Toshiba, press and hold "0" BEFORE and during the power upward
For Acer, press and hold ALT + F10, as soon as you see the logo
For Asus, press F9, as soon as you see the Asus logo.
For Samsung, press F4 to the power upward...
For Fujitsu, press the F8 key directly after the power
Advent, restart your computer. Then, press F10 repeatedly until the message "Starting system recovery"
Sony VAIO, reboot and press "F8" or "F10" repeatedly until the screen "Advanced Boot Options".
You cannot use the license of Windows 7 on the COA sticker in a virtual machine if there is no host operating system or if the license is already in use.
I have Toshiba Portege R930-C086
my hard drive is broken, I lost all my data and the original windows 8
so I want to buy the new HDD, and I want to know how I got my windows 8 key back?
I don't want to buy the new windows 8.
Each laptop comes with preinstalled operating system also preinstalled recovery media Creator called tool. This tool can be used to create bootable recovery DVD or USB media. This recovery media can be used in case this recovery HARD drive installation procedure no longer works or if the HARD disk fails, as in your case.
I presume you didn't create this media, right?
Is that you can order the original recovery image but is not free.
More information, you can get the Toshiba service provider in your country.
I don't know if you can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx but please check.
How can I recover my windows vista serial, the tile is broken and im missing a few numbers... __i lost my toshiba recovery CD, it is an a135/s4677, I reinstalled vista, but in the first instance. I am already taking pictures of the sticker and serial No.
How can I recover my windows vista serial, the tile is broken and im missing some numbers...
I lost my toshiba recovery CD, it is an a135/s4677, I reinstalled vista, but in the first instance. I am already taking pictures of the sticker and serial No. my laptop if you need if you can help me please write me * address email is removed from the privacy * thank you
If you had not reinstalled Vista, we helped you recover the product key of Vista for running old, Vista activated using specific programs.
But, as you have wiped the hard and reinstall Vista, we will not help you recover the product key.
Contact your computer manufacturer and ask them to send a recovery disk/s Vista set.
Normally, they do this for a cost of $ small.
Using recovery disks is normally not need to insert a product key.
See you soon. Mick Murphy - Microsoft partner
How do I recover photos in my iphoto library after upgrading my iMac with OS X El Capitan 10.11.4? In the new icon, photo, I have no pictures.
Pictures of launch with down option, click on another library and select it. If you are able to get iPhoto 9.6.1, you can use it instead.
I recently had a virus attack and having to reinstall windows. I tried to use the disk provided by the manufacturer, but it gave me an error... after the failure on my windows partition. I'm now trying to reinstall windows by using a windows CD, but my serial number tag is severely damaged. I can't do the serial number, but the bar code is still present and there are a series of numbers greater than what is clearly visible. Can Microsoft recover my key with these figures? I already asked at Asus and they do not store the windows serial keys.
Unfortunately, it is the responsibility of the manufacturer who provided the license installed on the machine. If ASUS will not help you, then Microsoft cannot help either. You will probably need to invest in a new license:
Try to use the recovery disk again and see if it works.
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I bought a license of Windows Vista with my Toshiba Satellite A300 computer laptop on July 2009, but the ticket where the serial key is printed under the laptop has been damaged by heat and it displays more information on the license or the serial key. Unfortenately I rebooted the computer on a new version of Vista that is demo lasts only 30 days. What I learned from some forums, miscrosoft team could get the authentic series keys with fees of $10, is it possible, and if it is how to do it?
"How to identify, find and replace a product key.
How to get a replacement product key
If the software is preinstalled on your computer, contact your computer manufacturer to obtain a replacement product key (normally, they don't do that).
You can ask Toshiba to send you a set of recovery discs for your laptop model to reinstall the operating system to how it was when new.
And if you have never received a recovery disk when you bought your computer, there should be a recovery Partition on the hard drive to reinstall the operating system back to the way in which you bought your computer.
The recovery process can be started by pressing a particular combination of the key or keys at startup. (Power on / start)
Maybe it's F10, F11, Alt + F10, etc., depending on the manufacturer.
Ask them to the proper key sequence.
With Toshiba, you press 0 (zero) at the start and follow the prompts. but install another operating system could destroy the recovery Partition.
None of these methods of resettlement requires normally allows you to provide a product key during Installation, the recovery process uses the Installation product key factory to activate automatically during the resettlement process.
See you soon.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A200 and I doubt, in everest, I can see the key of Windows Vista, but it's different to the Windows key in the tile to the bottom of the laptop.
I change anything in the laptop because I bought, I have use once the recovery cd, but I have not a pirate key or something like that.
Why this different key?
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I agree with the user above.
The serial key you will find at the bottom of the device is not similar to the serial key that can be read using a few 3rd party applications!
But you don t need such series on your Toshiba laptop key.
The restore CD contains an image of Toshiba which is already activated!
I read articles on Windows 7 installation and activation. I found the information that I can install Windows 7 on up to 3 PCs with the same serial number. I installed Windows 7 on the first machine and is activated. The problem is the second machine: I installed, but I could not activate with the same serial key and now the windows are not activated on the second computer. What is the solution?
A Windows 7 product key/license is for a SINGLE Installation.
If you have 3 machines, you must purchase 3 licenses/product keys Windows 7.
If you have 2 computers, you must purchase 2 licenses/Product Keys.
He had an offer to buy a pack of 3 upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium licenses for a discount, the offer has expired, but you need an eligible operating system to be installed to use the upgrade license.
See you soon.
I set up my laptop, but the key of Win 7 is not readable...
Is the key in restoring integrated image or do I have to indicate the same as a 'normal '?
Is the key integrated if I order the new DVD of restoration?
The recovery disk contains the image of Toshiba and this image Windows 7, drivers and other software. Windows 7 is already enabled and requires no serial key.
I had installed the retail version of Win 8 Pro on my laptop in 2012. When I needed to sell my laptop in 2015, I disabled just my Windows 8 Pro key.
Then I tried to install windows on my new office, my product key does not work. I get the error as "this key does not work. He also says that my license product key is for upgradation and not for the new facility.
Please help me
Thanks for posting your question on the Microsoft community.
I would like to know some information about the problem so that we can help you better.
What is the message full error when you say, "this key does not work?
I appreciate your for details on the issue.
This problem can occur because of incorrect registry settings.
Please refer to the suggestions of KieranEves responded on October 26, 2012 and check if it helps.
http://answers.Microsoft.com/en-us/Windows/Forum/windows_8-windows_install/Windows-8-Pro-product-key-doesn ' t-work/a08e8a9f-db56-480a-8ee6-1310f9907bbd
Note: Serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
I hope this information helps.
Please let us know if you need more help.
HelloI bought the upgrade 39.99 when windows 8 came out then received the key of free and used as Media Center. I can't locate the original e-mail that the origin of windows 8 pro key, I need to do a new installation and will not accept the product key for Media Center that is incorporated into my current installation. How can I find this original key of windows 8? The machine in question has yet to be formatted so that I can use it to extract if possible. Already tried magic jellybean and beautiful Rainbow Advisor, both gave me the key to windows media 8, NOT the original.
Go to the order summary page, you can find your product key:
You can download it from there and use your product key to upgrade:
If you encounter any quelconque probleme problem with question summary and billing order, please contact a customer support agent to:
I bought a laptop ASUS G75VW from Best Buy, which was an open box. He has been set back to factory settings and guaranteed complete the day I bought it. The problem I have is that the recovery of said the default value of the plant has been removed and I can not use AI Recovery to back up my computer. It did not come with disks in the system, nor can I create everything. I did not remove anything. I went to back up my computer and this is what happened. Even if I'm going to restore from an earlier point, it only allows me to restore a day earlier. Really weird. Thanks in advance for any help.
If it has been set to factory defects any recovery partition was recreated.
If this partition has been destroyed or damaged you must call the Asus support to get the recovery disks, for which there will be a small fee
I have an old e-machines computer desk (T1842) I bought nine years ago. It comes preinstalled with microsoft windows xp home edition, there is little time, we had a power surge in our House because of an act of God. I didn't throw this computer, so I bought a new power supply and a new motherboard for my computer running again. This is where my problem occurs, the hard drive on this computer became corrupt, and I have to re - install the operating system on it. The only software that has been arranged for me at time of purchase was a two disc set of what e machines calls "recovery disc". I tried to use these disk to get my computer running again, but there seems to be a hardware conflict now because I had to replace the motherboard, etc... What can I do to get my computer working again, of course, I still have the certificate of authenticity of microsoft / label the product key provided on the back of my computer at the time of the purchase, but the product key does not seem to help me solve this problem. I do not want to get my computer working again, it would be nice if I could get a new disk of software that would be compatible with this new motherboard, etc.. Can someone help me please?
FWIW... The motherboard came with a driver disk? If you use the recovery disk, I don't think you will be able to re - install windows from scratch. Even if you could you would have problems with the product key code, since the code you have is registered to the old mobo. You can click on the link below and follow the instructions to create a Utlity Cd, allowing you to recover your data on the hard drive. It is also full other little tools that will be useful.
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I decided to pass on windows 8 before a few mounts and unfortunately my key for w7 is lost...
Can I receive new key for win7 ultimate or I have to buy a new one?
You may need to buy a new one, see if you can get your Windows 7 key by using the following utility:
I had to replace the HDD on my L855-B511, I tried to create a recovery media to replace the HARD drive by using both DVD and USB sticks, but it didn't work because I think that the HARD disk has been corrupted.
There is no license sticker windows at the rear of the laptop or under the battery (only the windows logo 8), so I downloaded an app to retrieve the product key from the registry, but after reinstalling windows, I tried to turn it on, I discovered that the product key is not valid (tried the application on another machine and it gave me a product key different than that on the sticker).
is there a way I can reactivate windows without having to purchase a new license?
> is it possible I can reactivate windows without having to purchase a new license?
There is unfortunately no way to do it. In my opinion, your problem is clearly guaranteed service provider and the question should swap HARD drive for free. This model is fairly new, so I assume that the warranty is still valid. You could tell the guys to service this recovery media creation didn't work and ask if you can get a free recovery media.
If you want to fix on your path you must order the new recovery disc. This laptop model is available on the Middle East so I don't know if you can order it on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx but you can check it out.
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