09-06-2016 03:31 AM
My hard drive crashed because of bad sectors on the disk. I can access the drive as a slave from my other computer. what I need to know is how do I find the windows 7 product key after the computer had been updated to windows 10. I would like to revert back to windows 7 with the new hard drive.
09-06-2016 05:54 AM
As long as you can read the hard drive when connected externally you can use a program called ProduKey to retrieve the Key Code from the registry:
09-06-2016 11:47 AM
Then if you cannot boot the system from that drive, I do not know of any other way to recover the Key Code. I am still intrigued that you bought this without the Key Code sticker. Technically not consistent with US copyright law and the Windows EULA, so I would direct my complaint to the people who sold it to you that way.
09-07-2016 02:09 AM
1) I did not buy the computer in the U.S. I bought it in the Czech Republic
2) If you read about buying new computers here you would understand that
3) I conected the new Seagate hard drive up last night and installed full windows 7 home premium. after installation I allowed for widows to run updates, when it rebooted the screen went black and will not boot at all.
any more suggestions?