Hello, it is probable I am going to try a clean install via http://www.askvg.com/direct-do.....nd-64-bit/ due to my system freezing after restart, forcing a System Restore. I've done repeated partition restores yet there is always something that comes up. Either some critical files are missing rendering the restart useless at times, or it is something else. Regardless, if I SHOULD follow through with the clean install (I'm backing up files at the moment), should I rely on Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder? I don't have my Windows 7 installation disk on me so this is a predicament. I don't want to go to the point of no return only to find it fetched me a faulty key.
Is Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder reliable?(9 posts)
Yes, Jellybean is reliable but the key you get may not work with the download you are using. What version of Windows 7 do you have installed at the moment? - retail or OEM? If it's oem do you have an option to create recovery disks, or boot to a recovery partition? (in which case you shouldn't need to use a key).
ASUS. Actually, I did find the Recovery Media disc. This is what was used to install Windows 7 if I am not mistaken.
Well, I can't remember if an OEM desktop normally comes with two or three discs..
The OEM keys are generic keys that the OEMs use to activate thousands of systems at the same time. That key is no good for a reinstallation. Only the key on the COA sticker can be used for that.
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