1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Is there a way to view my product key in windows 7?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by OzzmanFloyd120, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. OzzmanFloyd120

    OzzmanFloyd120

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    3,047 (1.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    297
    Location:
    Pontaic Michigan
    Hey guys, I'm looking at reformatting my netbook, I have restore discs, but the product key has rubbed off of the bottom of my net book, is there a way to check it within windows before I run the restore?
     
  2. mlee49

    mlee49

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Messages:
    8,497 (3.37/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,107
    Right Click on My Computer and select Properties? I have Vista and it shows it there.

    Also theres several software programs that will keep all your keys handy. ie, Office, Win7, Photoshop ect.
     
  3. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    13,945 (6.25/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,785
    Location:
    IA, USA
    Maybe contact the manufacturer of the computer? Some manufacturers tie the OS install code to their product serial number.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  4. AsRock

    AsRock TPU addict

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2007
    Messages:
    11,099 (4.10/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,755
    Location:
    US
    OzzmanFloyd120 says thanks.
  5. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    20,105 (6.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,167
    I always use Magic Jelly Been.
     
    OzzmanFloyd120 says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
  6. Wile E

    Wile E Power User

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    24,324 (8.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,778
    Add another vote for Magic Jelly Bean. Works like a charm.
     
    OzzmanFloyd120 says thanks.
  7. oily_17

    oily_17

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,313 (0.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    670
    Location:
    Norn Iron
    Yeah I use Magic Jelly Bean as well.It can find keys for other software that is installed on the system as well.

    Can even retrieve keys from systems that cant boot.
     
    OzzmanFloyd120 says thanks.
  8. OzzmanFloyd120

    OzzmanFloyd120

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    3,047 (1.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    297
    Location:
    Pontaic Michigan
    Alright, I downloaded Magic Jelly Bean, but the key it gives me isn't even close to the key that's silk screened on to the bottom of the netbook. Is that common to have a different key on the sticker than what they used at the factory?
     
  9. jasper1605

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,274 (0.69/day)
    Thanks Received:
    228
    Location:
    Ohio
    For win7 just go to control panel > system and security > system. The product key will be at the bottom of the screen. That's how it is with mine at least.
     

    Attached Files:

  10. neoreif

    neoreif

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    Messages:
    295 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    189
    Location:
    Las Islas Filipinas
    The key that you obtained using Magic jelly bean is the Product Key for the Windows Vista OS currently installed in your netbook. And since you said too that COA(certificate of Authenticity) sticker at the bottom of your netbook was "rubbed-off" then probably what you are reading on that sticker is the PID(product id) which is entirely different from the Product Key. What Magic Jelly Bean displayed is your Product Key!:D

    For additional info, please try this link:
    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/85023-product-key-number.html
    :toast:
     
  11. newtekie1

    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    20,105 (6.12/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,167
    Product ID =/= Product Key
     
    Crunching for Team TPU 50 Million points folded for TPU
  12. OzzmanFloyd120

    OzzmanFloyd120

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2008
    Messages:
    3,047 (1.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    297
    Location:
    Pontaic Michigan
    I got it all worked out now, I was able to decipher the couple of letters that were rubbed off. At first it wouldn't activate and I thought it was because I typed it in wrong, so I tried other combinations of what the letter COULD HAVE been, but only one would be allowed. Eventually I had to call Microsoft and manually activate it because their servers are stupid.
    Thanks for the help, guys!
     
  13. vbx New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Messages:
    720 (0.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    60
    If you're using the manufacturer's restore disc, you don't need a product key.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page