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#1 JosephLee

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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:47 PM

The product key that have been provided on the sticker on the bottom part of the laptop cannot be read, any chance of me finding the product key of the computer using software?


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:54 PM

Magical Jelly Bean

 

The free version will work for you.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:10 PM

ah ok that works, another question is can I use this key for clean install for an OEM machine if I use the following method?

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/can-an-oem-licence-key-be-used-to-activate-a/495b4da1-c1b7-4d93-82a9-8c8601bbaf32



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 05:19 PM

Backup your Activation Files with Advanced Token Manager. If you do a clean install with a non-OEM install disk the Token Manager should allow you to not worry about calling Microsoft to activate as long as the version you are installing is the same as currently on the computer. If you are using a Retail version you may still need to do a phone activation.

 

http://joshcellsoftwares.com/products/advancedtokensmanager/

 

If this is an OEM and the computer has the recovery partition intact you could do a factory reset after backing up your data. 



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 06:07 PM

JohnC_21....Have you used that tool? I just took a look at the instructions for using it.....about as clear as mud. If you have

used it and can list a step by step list of instructions....that would be very helpful. Or maybe it is just me or the creator of the tool

assumes way too much as to the potential user's abilities.


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Posted 08 June 2016 - 06:18 PM

When you run the tool all activation files are placed in the folder the program is unzipped to.

 

Run the exe file as Administrator.

Press the Activation Backup button.

 

At the end of the backup the Activation Backup button changes to Activation Restore and you will find a folder called Windows Activation Backup in the folder you unzipped the program to which has two files, config.ini and tokens.dat. Copy the folder to a flash drive.

 

After reinstall place the folder on the desktop  run as Administrator and press Activation Restore.



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 06:45 PM

Thanks for that. Sounds simple enough....for me.

 

I would only add that anyone considering using the tool to read the info in the link for the tool, too. As it

mentions some limitations and possible errors while using the tool and what you would then need to do.


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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:57 AM

Thank you for the informations. It's help me as well






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