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#1 larbec69

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 05:19 AM

Is there a software that can search for all my product keys and serial numbers.  I download the free windows 10 upgrade from windows 7...what a nightmare , it will not let me install windows 7 back on without formatting my hard drive )-:

 

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 05:21 AM

Hi larbec69 :)

NirSoft's ProduKey is able to list quite a few program's product keys.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/product_cd_key_viewer.html

There's also Magical Jelly Bean KeyFinder that exists.

https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 06:50 AM

larbec69.....you didn't state why you couldn't rollback to 7......

 

check out the info here: How to uninstall Windows 10 and go back to Windows 7 or 8 | PCWorld

 

QUOTE a bit....

To make life easier on Windows 7 and 8.1 converts, Microsoft will allow you to rollback your Windows 10 installation to the previous operating system for 30 days post-upgrade. Don’t worry—if you want to come back later, you can still take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade for the next year.

Keep in mind that downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:\Windows.old. If you typically delete that after upgrading, or you’ve done a post-upgrade clean install of Windows 10, you’re out of luck..............


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 09:24 PM

larbec69.....you didn't state why you couldn't rollback to 7......
 
check out the info here: How to uninstall Windows 10 and go back to Windows 7 or 8 | PCWorld
 
QUOTE a bit....
To make life easier on Windows 7 and 8.1 converts, Microsoft will allow you to rollback your Windows 10 installation to the previous operating system for 30 days post-upgrade. Don’t worry—if you want to come back later, you can still take advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade for the next year.
Keep in mind that downgrading to your older OS requires that you still have your Windows.old folder at C:\Windows.old. If you typically delete that after upgrading, or you’ve done a post-upgrade clean install of Windows 10, you’re out of luck..............


My windows.old files were intact. When I followed the instructions on how to roll back to Windows 7 it would not do It. I even had MS on the phone and in my PC for 4 hours (big mistake) the ended formatting my hard drive. Thank goodness I gad m files backed up and disks for my drivers but had to re activate everything and argue fir a new product key. I still have an issue I did nit have before. When my pc goes to sleep it never wakes up. Just have the windows logo on my desktop and a mouse "nothing else". I have to do a hard reset. I even turned off sleep mode

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 09:50 PM

Amazing !....that you had to argue for another product key. Only msft could rationalize that !!

 

Another member.....gigawert has suffered a similar problem HERE    ....he ended doing a fresh install, and then all the tedious crap associated with setting everything up again.;

 

Do you mind if I copy your experience here into THIS TOPIC   ??....and also HERE  ??.....what made the "nightmare" for you in Win 10 ?


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 05:15 AM

My windows.old files were intact. When I followed the instructions on how to roll back to Windows 7 it would not do It.


What error were you getting?

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