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How to know if my COA Key is for Windows 7 or Vista?


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#1 jackz4000

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

Bought a Lenovo T500 laptop on Ebay and a COA was not listed. But there on the bottom is a COA sticker with a key and some other numbers. 

 

Problem:   Although the key #'s are clearly visible the top area which says Windows 7 or Windows Vista is not readable at all. So I don't know which Windows version it's for. Is there another way to know since the Key is clear? Is there a subtle difference between the stickers? 



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 09:36 AM

The only key that matters...is the one which is recorded/reflected in the operational copy of Windows currently installed.

 

You can find this key by using any number of utilities.

 

KeyFinder Magical Jelly Bean - http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

 

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 09:47 AM

Right click on Computer in the Start Menu, select Properties.  The window which opens will have all of the information regarding the operating system.


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:18 AM

Thanks!  I haven't installed the OS yet. Finally found the #'s & letters on the right of the sticker can give you the version. This one was Vista Business. 



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 11:25 AM

Please do what I suggested to find the information regarding the operating system.

 

For any information regarding the computer, you will need to post the make and model of this computer.


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:34 PM

Magical Jellybean will give you the key and tell your version of Windows.

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Posted 08 June 2015 - 04:45 PM

Thanks. Someone on the Lenovo Forum had the same problem and same #. I don't need that COA since I have a new Windows 7 to install. 






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