The bar code above it also seems in usable condition, although I don't know if it is possible to get the code back from this. Wish I had realized about this damn worn off sticker issue! You need to contact Dell and order a set of Recovery disks for that machine - they are usually fairly cheap, and certainly a lot cheaper than buying a new license! The Janitor: I see zero reason to advocate the freezer trick here. If you are geek enough you may dig into Windows registry to find product key but for normal users it may not be possible to recover easily. If you don't have a magnifying glass, you can use digital camera or your smart phone to take a picture then blow it up on your computer. If you have a question, start by using the search box up at the top of the page - there's a very good chance that your question has already been answered on Ask Leo!. The key on the sticker would not work anyway. I noticed my two numbers are completely different.
Maybe take a picture of the label with a high-res camera, and then zoom into the image in order to possibly see what was written. I think that lenovo could do a little more to address this issue as even laminating the sticker would have been enough to save me all the hassle this had caused I am a volunteer and neither a Lenovo nor a Microsoft employee. Leo has suggested this a number of times in other articles. I decided to upgrade it to win7 pro 64bit by using an anytime upgrade key which I bought on ebay. There are ways to get the key. After some research, apparently this is natural, and is the way of things nowadays.
If I had any idea that asking for this would be so troublesome as to earn me the remarks below then I genuinely wouldn't have bothered. I would also backup your activation files with which will also give you the key. They are from the vista version. I get out the magnifying glass and I still can't see it. You can often find product keys used on your machine with a special application. I'm sorry but I don't really understand.
I gave you a clue. They kindly generated a new key free of charge after approval from their supervisor. How to Find Windows 7 Product Key from Your Current Computer? After some research, apparently this is natural, and is the way of things nowadays. When this happens, your best course of action is to return it to the reseller for a replacement or refund; since it might be a defective product. Is there a way to find out the Windows serial number if I ever come to a point of wanting to re-install fresh Windows without having a buy a new copy? Any help would be appreciated. In other words, if you've got Windows running, you should be able to run Belarc advisor and have it tell you what the product key is.
I've seen frozen drives work for hours and I've seen them work for 2 minutes. Otherwise, like I said, you may be stuck having to purchase a new product key which basically boils down to a new copy of Windows. The notebook originally had Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on it. The best I can say is, maybe. I personally used this site to activate windows 10 pro on my hp pro book. This is where Product Key Finder program comes in. I no longer talk with this person so can't ask if they happen to have anything still with the product key for this laptop on it probably not anyway.
But I'm going to go by majority rules here for the Toshiba recovery discs. Is there a way out to get Windows 7 product key from my Windows installation? It's great, however something happened that I did not expect. If you are unable to do that, then the only option left is purchase a retail version of Windows 7. I tried to load the recovery disk to see if it was from the vista or win7 version because I couldn't remember if I made them. I also email all product key and serial 's to myself when buy anything for this exact reason. The best solution to the problem, especially for laptop users, is to tape that thing over with clear packaging tape! I hope I did this right.
But I'm going to go by majority rules here for the Toshiba recovery discs. It will bring up a drop-down menu that provides three recovery mode: From current system, From non-booting system and From remote computer. However unlikely your chances of success as mentioned by others here , as far as I know, the only other option you have is to purchase a new installation of your operating system at full price. How To Obtain A Replacement Product Key Windows Preinstalled: If you have a lost or unreadable product key for Microsoft software that came with your computer, please contact the manufacturer of your computer to obtain a replacement. But probably you will need to activate windows by telephone.
So how to recover lost Windows product key without having to buy a new copy of Windows? Finding the product key Now, a couple of things. Thanks for free keys but I think guys you don't need to search activator or other methods for activation of Windows, Office, Antivirus, Games etc. Unfortunately the product key on your laptop, that's on that sticker, is the one you probably need. Write it down; save that somewhere. .
If you format the system and try to retrieve the keys, you would find nothing as the registry would be completely fresh with no data stored. I have purchased a used dell Inspiron n5010. Does any anyone have any suggestions? Just go to toshibas website as previously mention and purchase the recovery media. I have a G550 and the product key on the underside of the laptop has been worn away. Is it possible for me to get back my Windows Vista Product Key after upgrading to Windows 8 Preview? Yes you can do that with simple and easy steps, there is a professional key finder program called , which will help you to find Windows 7 product key from your current computer.
Retrieve product keys One thing you might do before you go that route - there are a couple of tools that may help. It's a complete wipe of the computer and a reinstallation of a copy of Windows. I have no idea why I can't see a product key sticker on the unit, research on other forums has suggested that Asus actually put it on the inside, around where the battery sits. If you use the system recovery partion. See below: Credit: Microsoft Sometimes, if too much pressure is applied or liquid comes in contact with the sticker, this can damage the product key characters.