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    Windows 7 Pro natl academic coa

    Hey all

    Just replaced the disc in my nices laptop as it failed

    Looking the product key on the bottom there is no key. Just longs a numbers.

    This is a acer laptop. Its an home access laptop which was brought from comet.

    Any ideas on what to do now..

    Do I speak to Microsoft or try and get hold of home access....

    Help!!!

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    Ask and ye shall receive:

    KeyFinder | Magical Jelly Bean

    The Magical Jellybean Keyfinder should allow you to retrieve the licence code.

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    All good that. The old disk failed. I cant get nothing off there. I will see if I can find the acer recovery cds for it

    But it cames with all the crap which I dont want on itm

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    No luck scanning the disk with GetDataBack?

    Acer might be able to send you a recovery CD, but it'll cost you about £80 IIRC.

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    Your OEM install has a number of files within the OS that use a generic OEM key.
    The generic product key will be found easily enough on the web, but the install has to come from the OEM DVD or recovery media.
    Your probably better off to buy a copy of the OS from somewhere like Ebuyer to rebuild with this will ensure activation.

    This article explains the processes used by OEM versions and the activation How SLP and SLICWorks - Guy Techie - Rants from a tech addict.

    Windows 8 takes this a step further as now there is no COA needed, each manufacturer has a chip and BIOS option instead to the point that the OS version permitted appears in the BIOS screen.

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