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jameskane
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Windows 7 Serial number

Hi,

 

i don't know if i am in the correct place but the sticker on the bottom of my laptop has faded and cannot read the license number and if i need to re-install windows i cannot get the serial number for my windows.

 

how can i get another sticker?

 

thanks,

James

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: Windows 7 Serial number

Hi, James:

 

Hi:

 

You won't be able to get another COA sticker. If you have a set of recovery disks you shouldn't need the product key.  If you haven't made or purchased a recovery disk set, I recommend you do so at your earliest convenience.

 

Paul

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jameskane
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Re: Windows 7 Serial number

the other problem i have is that when i try making recovery disc it says that it has failed try using another brand of discs which i have done. do you think a 12gb flash drive would work?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: Windows 7 Serial number

It might if the USB flash drive is made bootable.

 

As I mentione above, another alternative for you is to order a set of recovery disks from HP for around $16.00.

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00810334&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us#N316

 

Paul

 

 

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