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How can I read the Windows Product Key from a partially rubbed-off sticker?

I know all about Magic Jellybean Keyfinder and other solutions to find the key from within Windows. These are not what I'm after because the key they found is the OEM key, and I am trying to reinstall ...
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Is it possible to use a Windows 10 product key to activate a Windows 7 installation?

This question is the opposite of the problem that most people have, and I haven't found a good answer for it yet. My company has custom hardware configurations on shipped systems, and we are ...
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how to recover win7 licence to update to win10

I have a DELL laptop pc, coming from a company (free) so no DVD or paperwork available, just the hardware. I have a perfect legit win7 pro 32 bit version running on it just fine. I whant to keep this ...
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Move MS Office from one Computer to another

I have this annoying problem. I have a client that is using MS office 2013 Home & Business and want to move the programs to his other computer, since he bought a new one. He added the license key ...
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If I delete pre-installed Windows 8.1, is it lost forever?

There's this Asus X200MA with fixed 2GB RAM and pre-installed Windows 8.1 . 2GB RAM + Windows combination makes a sad computer and a frustrated user. So I want to install Elementary OS Freya on it. I ...
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How to repartiton hard drive while upgrading to Windows 10

I need to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on a laptop. The problem is that I want to repartition my hard drive. Currently I have two partitions and I want to combine them. If I just update to win10, ...
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Windows 10 upgrade offer: Once installed is it tied to the one machine?

As many people, I have the icon in the task bar offering me to register for the upgrade to Windows 10. However, I plan to build a new machine later this year and I'm concerned that if I upgrade to ...
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Windows 8.1 asking for product key after recovery

My laptop was not starting. I understood that the battery had run out of charging as soon as I plugged in the charger and started my laptop. Meanwhile, for a second I had removed the plug again and ...
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Cannot install VMWare tools

I have a Macbook Pro running VMWare Fusion 2 which I use to run Windows XP Pro. For several weeks, the small VMWare Tools icon in the tasktray of the VM had a yellow exclamation point and in the menu, ...
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how many Windows 7 I can install with one key obtained from Bizspark [closed]

Am only a newbie to Bizspark. I was able to download Windows 7 ultimate from Bizspark using MSDN subscription. From there I can get keys for windows 7 too. I can claim upto 2 keys from Bizspark ...
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Do I need to need to deactivate Windows before re-installing [duplicate]

If I would like to reinstall Windows 7 on the same laptop as 64-bit instead of 32-bitusing the original key, would I need to deactivate Windows first using the process shown here or could I just ...
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Windows 7 edition from serial? [duplicate]

I have a product key from a Windows Checked build that I'd like to use on a Free version, but the source didn't state the edition the key is bound to. So I don't know what edition should I install.
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Do I need a Windows 7 SP1 key to use an SP1 installer?

I'm performing a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro on a machine with an associated product key, but there's no longer a windows partition (can't create a recovery cd) and I don't have the installation ...
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How to determine what program installed Syncrosoft License Manager?

I have the Syncrosoft License Manager installed, and as far as I can tell, this is a dongle-based licensing scheme. I do not have any software that requires a dongle, nor do I have a key dongle. I ...
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Is there any way to turn a Windows 8.1 Core into Windows 8.1 Pro [closed]

I just installed a Windows 8 licence on a PC (and then I upgraded it to Windows 8.1 Core). I have already installed all the important application by talking with IT. Some application license required ...

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