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Hey guys! Summer of 2012 I purchased a prebuilt gaming computer off of newegg and it came with tthe windows product key on the case. Over the llast year or so I have managed to replace everything, but was running the code from the old computer. About 3 months ago i sold the original computer with an old copy of windows vista I had laying around. I have a problem though, I do not have the product code anymore! I only have the OEM code on my computer. I wanted to get an ssd but I do not have the code to reinstall it. Any help on how to get the code wowould be appreciated! Thanks!

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Hey guys! Summer of 2012 I purchased a prebuilt gaming computer off of newegg and it came with tthe windows product key on the case. Over the llast year or so I have managed to replace everything, but was running the code from the old computer. About 3 months ago i sold the original computer with an old copy of windows vista I had laying around. I have a problem though, I do not have the product code anymore! I only have the OEM code on my computer. I wanted to get an ssd but I do not have the code to reinstall it. Any help on how to get the code wowould be appreciated! Thanks!

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To my knowledge all you could do would be contact microsoft, or make the most of it and upgrade to Windows 8
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Is windows 8 worth upgrading to? And would I have to ppay full price for windows 8, or could I get a discount because I have 7?

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Is windows 8 worth upgrading to? And would I have to ppay full price for windows 8, or could I get a discount because I have 7?

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So you have a computer running Windows 7 on it that you want to reinstall, but you're afraid to because you don't have the code? If that's the case, I can help. smile.gif
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I think Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) from Microsoft should help OR you can always save your activation to a safe place. I don't remember how to do this on 7 but 8.

Hope it helps.
Edited by Baghi - 5/24/13 at 6:44am
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Yup, I was going to link to Belarc Advisor

http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

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I'm not sure about this but isn't the Product ID that is in Control panel --> System the same as the serial?
    
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post #9 of 19
Just use Produkey. I've been able to retrieve a lot of lost keys off customers machines.
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Is windows 8 worth upgrading to? And would I have to pay full price for windows 8, or could I get a discount because I have 7?

    No, in my opinion Windows 8 is not worth upgrading to.  I have found it to be quite a bit slower than Windows 7; and in my opinion, it has a new clumsy, ugly interface as well.
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