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vnorthrup
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Registered: ‎03-23-2012
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how do i find my windows 7 home activation key

i had to reformat and reinstall windows due to a system failure.  the only disc i have is the Lenovo win7 drivers disc and it doesn't contain windows 7.  i downloaded a copy of windows 7, then installed the lenovo drivers and onekey recovery, but now i'm getting a message telling me i need to activate windows 7?  PLEASE tell me how i do this when i don't have a disc?  i have a lenovo ideacenter k330b.  

Help please.

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Duck3
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Re: how do i find my windows 7 home activation key

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Somewhere on the computer is the Microsoft COA.
(Certificate of Authenticity).

The activation code or Product Key is on that.
It is a series of 25 letters and numbers, split into groups of 5.

When you enter them, Windows automatically capitalizes and adds dashes.

If activation fails, follow instructions to activate by phone.

 

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vnorthrup
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Re: how do i find my windows 7 home activation key

Wow! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!
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Duck3
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Re: how do i find my windows 7 home activation key

You are Welcome!
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bro931
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Re: how do i find my windows 7 home activation key

I've tried twice now to get the Windows 7 install disks from Lenovo.  Both times their support people were supposed to call me back and never did.  Now that I know to download Windows 7 and use the activation key as you described, my problem is solved.  Thanks.

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bro931
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Re: how do i find my windows 7 home activation key

Same situation here, almost.  I don't have the Windows 7 download yet.  Where did you find yours?

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caveman31
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Re: how do i find my windows 7 home activation key

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/productkeysactivation/gr/mjbkeyfinder.htm

magic jelly bean will tell you your cd key if the sticker has become worn (only had the b520 a couple of month and the sticker is already fading)

Thx dave

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Duck3
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