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#1 bwrighttwo

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:58 PM

Hi I work at a pawn shop and someone did a reinstall on a pc that had a 7 ultimate upgrade from 7 home prem. Is there any way to recover the key for the 7 ultimate? Keep in mind this pc was out of pawn and can't ask the original owner.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

sure you can use use this http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ also SIW tells you all the product keys http://www.gtopala.com/ System Information for windows. I use many many readers.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:18 PM

Thanks Chris. I will try them. If I need more help I will pm you.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:59 PM

I had no luck. I just got the original oem which is what reinstalled. Who ever owned it must have upgraded on line as the pc has no dvd drive. It is an Acer S3 laptop. Can they transfer it to another pc?

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:48 PM

Im sorry but OEM cannot be move to the new pc or transfer to the other one

original equipment manufacturer is the disk type of install that uniquely ties or bonds that OEM disk to the motherboard. The only way to get it transfer is to buy the same motherboard and same hardware ect

Retail versions can be move They aren't bond like OEM disk.

However you could make a system disc for Windows Ultimate go to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Create-a-system-repair-disc (if you have problems booting up the laptop.

Back up your files http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Back-up-your-files

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:16 AM

What happened is, the pc had ultimate installed. We do a clean reinstall before we sell them to someone else. When reinstall was done (not from a disk)the oem must have been home prem. instead of ultimate. I was trying to get the ultimate back. I guess the prev person upgraded to ultimate.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:55 AM

If its newer model model it has a recovery partition on it but I have no idea which OS

Home Premium is personal desktops and
Windows 7 Ultimate is for cooperate computers

what the previous owners did what is called a "Anytime Update" he would have to download the Ultimate edition and buy a anytime Update key for that specific version

OT: If you work at a Pawn shop would you sell that as is minus delete all the previous owner stuff or re install windows 7 home edition or Windows 7 Ultimate

If I was a consumer, I said I wanted that drive wipe for security reasons you would do that in your store policy I would buy the computer not at retail + a OS for it. In the total cost of that computer.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/windows-anytime-upgrade-frequently-asked-questions

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

We always reintall to factory cond unless it is a gaming system or a system that has a lot of extra software that most consumers could use.(ie, Dragon, Rosetta Stone) This one I am asking about is just a little Acer S3. I did the reinstall thinking that the ultimate might be the oem. I should have paid more attention.




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