To prevent theft, a protective seal covers the product key. Shipping in the laptop for service will likely cost just as much and it will be sitting in the queue. I have this Lenovo Y560 laptop which cam pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium Build 7600. I have never responded but, I do not want information like this out there. I bought a Toshiba C855-S5118 from Walmart a little over a year ago and the hard drive crashed. The restore function is built in based on a partition on the hard drive. The answer might be in installing W8 without a product key.
Toshiba are willing to send them to me - however I need to supply them with the Windows product key located on the sticker on the bottom of the lap top. Even though I'm a legitimate owner. This means your options are extremely limited. This is insane to have to do this to install and activate a legitimate license. Make a full image backup of your computer using a backup software that will allow you to copy the image back to your computer later. The machine has a genuine sticker on it with the product key. Looks like you have 3 options.
Is there a way I can get the product key from a recovered file? The product should be retrievable from Windows Registry using a program like Magic Jelly Bean. When this happens, you no longer have that recovery partition. Then to top all that off, windows activation claims both keys are invalid and system won't activate over the internet, the windows product key update tools doesn't work and you have to call in and spend an hour on the phone getting a new key. . You can get a new product key of windows 7 for new system or laptop, - See more at:. Thank you for this tip. You install a temporary version of windows with a bogus key! When Windows is reinstalled, it is validated using that key.
Would this cause a problem when I'm trying to install Windows from the. 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. I found many stickers but I am not satisfied with the size of image too small images. The first option you can try using is a magnifying glass to enlarge the characters. I pleaded my case to him that I was a legitimate owner and he just recited the same scripted answers the last 3 Indian agents told me. Support people will not be able to tell you what your key is, it is encrypted and they would have to run a decrypt program to get it and there would not be a point anyway.
This explains why Toshiba's tech support can not tell you what your product key is because they have no idea what it is. If not, follow these steps. Yes, I am using a genuine Windows Vista registered programme which came with the laptop at the time of purchase. Again, a Recovery Disk is something the owner you should create when you received your laptop. So what is cause and the fix? What does it say in your user manual? Shipping in the laptop for service will likely cost just as much and it will be sitting in the queue. I was never really concerned with getting Windows back were it ever to fail, as I always planned on changing over to Ubuntu anyway.
Their initial solution was to try to sell me a new copy of Windows. You, the new owner, were expected to make your own. I just said thats the way it is. The key must be activated by Phone. It is not like they charge for another key.
Run Windows Update to ensure it is activated. Chillout Room So I got a laptop around a year ago or so, maybe a bit longer, and replaced Windows 7 with Ubuntu fairly quickly. Given that they collect our warranty information, purchase records, billing data and God knows what else , isn't it a little absurd no not keep records of our product keys? It is about the same size as I'd expect the sticker to be. Again, a Recovery Disk is something the owner you should create when you received your laptop. It is there product they can charge what ever fee they want to make a copy.
I called Lenovo support to see if they could help me with finding the key. Since the hard drive died, the recovery partition is also dead. Similar to a pay as you go phone card, users can utilize a sharp instrument such as a knife, scissor or even a coin to remove protective seal. My question is how to use. I really haven't found any way to get an install disc unless I buy a new copy outright. The best solution to the problem, especially for laptop users, is to tape that thing over with clear packaging tape! You, the new owner, were expected to make your own.