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#1 bradfrd

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 08:59 AM

I brought to life awhile back an Aspire 5515 that had windows7 on it but was all jammed and full. so I changed ram got a another disk that I had to use product key. when I went to register,windows told me I had a vista home basic key number. Is there a way to find the old windows or get the basic back?



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:05 AM

Does it still have the COA sticker, that number should work just fine for the same edition of 7.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:40 AM

the coa is for windows vista home basic, I don't know how the win7 ultimate was on and of course is the reason my copy wouldn't reg. I was wondering if it is possible to get one of them back ?



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:46 AM

Don't know if you will get anywhere but maybe try calling MS, you might get a lenient tech that will help never can tell.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:19 AM

If either disk had Win 7 legitimately installed and is bootable, then you can use a tool like Magic Jellybean to find

the product key. KeyFinder | Magical Jelly Bean


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:01 AM

You can also down load SIW from Topala, it will tell you every last detail about your computer including licenses.  Grab the free version, I have been using it for many years, it is also another tool for the techs.

 

http://www.gtopala.com/


Edited by OldPhil, 16 April 2014 - 05:24 AM.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:16 AM

Belarc does a great deal of scanning for all the license keys in the computer.






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