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Windows 7 OEM fresh install. Cant read key.

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I need to do a fresh install of my Windows 7, but I can't read my key on the sticker on.

So what are my options?
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You can activate it over the phone in the activation menu. It's just an automated system and takes 5 minutes tops.
    
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Originally Posted by Hysteria~;14482382 
You can activate it over the phone in the activation menu.

This. Its pretty much the only other option lol unless youre gonna go on an indiana jones scavenger hunt to find the missing piece!
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If you haven't reinstalled yet you can retrieve the key from your HDD. Several utilities do this for free. Here's one: http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/windows-7-serial-key-product-key.
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or you can use a program to pull it from the registry
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/productkeysactivation/ht/windows-7-key.htm

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Thanks for the info.

I never tried over the phone because I figured I needed the full key.

Also mind you this is for a netbook that my family uses.
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Originally Posted by Mako0312;14482519 
Thanks for the info.

I never tried over the phone because I figured I needed the full key.

Also mind you this is for a netbook that my family uses.

It's not gonna work, if your don't type in the product key first. The reason for that is the PK creates an installation ID that the automated phone system would like you to provide. Now since you don't have the product key you're going to give an incomplete installation ID to the automated phone system.

What would be a better option for you is to contact MS at 1-800-936-5700 and provide ask for assistance using number found in the COA sticker or the disk.
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