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(Solved) - windows 7 product key is missing

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  • Started 3 years ago by 3305
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3305
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product key is missing, i bot a emachines forum wal-mart over 1y ago, been using it all this time works fine, mother borde went out and i got a new 1 and a vid card to, now my ""Microsoft Security Essentials"" is telling me i need a new key,

is there any way around buying a new copy?

Posted 3 years ago
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Xhi
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If the product key is on the computer itself on a sticker then all you may need to do is call Microsoft and explain the change of motherboard. Should be no problem.

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whs
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You can try the key that is on the COA sticker on your PC. But in general a new board means a new system and OEM keys are not transferrable. Call Microsoft activation center and see whether they will reactivate it for you.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929

Posted 3 years ago
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3305
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update:Solved
i found the windows product key on the out side of the tower,
i used the "search" bar on the start menu and tip out "Activate windows" and a new window opend, there was an option to put the key in,
after a 2 min loading bar finished it was fixed,

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whs
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Good, you were lucky.

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