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How to Change Windows 7 Product Key (Serial key)


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#1 maveric2013

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:01 PM

Is there any way to chage your windows 7 Product key and get the new key (different than the original one)
 



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:45 PM

The only way you are going to get a new product key is to purchase another copy of the operating system.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:47 PM

That would be an illegal activity, IMO...unless you are referring to telephonic activation where personnel may decide to change your key if they are convinced that you have a valid, legal key and Windows install.

 

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:50 PM

:( I have accidentally post photos of my product key on internet. so I am afraid.



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 12:55 PM

Well you need to buy another of it to change your product key. 



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:05 PM

Contact a moderator at the website where you posted it and have them edit it out.

 

I really wouldn't worry about it, especially if this is a OEM computer.  The product key is tied to a OEM computer.  Once it is activated, which it is from the factory, it will be recognized as an illegal product code if someone else tries to use it.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:22 PM

I have uploaded screenshot of my OS on one of  imagehosting website. I did not knew that it contains OS serial number too. After uploading on website I checked but now nothing i can do.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:35 PM

Having seen you last reply before you edited I know you are referring to what was visible in the Speccy.

 

I have uploaded screenshot of my OS (from Speccy) on one of  imagehosting website.
 

 

When you view Speccy, the GUI will show the Windows key. However, when you Publish Snapshot, the Windows key is NOT included.

 

You don't have anything to be concerned about.


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Posted 24 February 2016 - 01:41 PM

I have taken screenshot from another screen capturing software. so it was visible. :(



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:00 PM

You can use the Speccy to show the Windows Product code.  But you will not see it in the image form that we request.  I've never seen a Windows product code in this form of a Speccy Snapshot.

 

How to find your Windows product code with the Speccy Snapshot
 
Please download and install Speccy to find your Windows product code.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download. 
 
When Speccy opens you will see an image similar to the one below.
 
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Under Summary click on Operating System.
 
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The product code is listed as Serial Number:.
 
If you used this form to produce the Speccy Snapshot it will contain the product code.

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 02:05 PM

yes I have uploaded the photo which had serial no.

is there anyway to contact Microsoft for new product key?



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 04:20 PM

If I understand you correctly, when Speccy was open you took a screenshot of it.  You then uploaded the screenshot to an image hosting site.  Your product key is visible on the screenshot.  On some hosting sites (such as Imgur) you get a deletion link at the time you uploaded.  If you forgot to take a note of the deletion link then you have no alternative but to send a request to the site asking them to delete the image.  Also, as said by others, no, you cannot get a new product key.






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