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License Key

2020-08-18, 20:02 PM

I have a W520, has worked for years.  They are a perfect machine; plenty of power, flexible, lots of memory and a station that supports two monitors.

I had to replace the motherboard. The OS booted fine, but it wants a new key.

How can I get a new Windows 7 key?

 

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Re:License Key

2020-08-19, 16:06 PM

@ hurricane wrote:
 

 

I have a W520, has worked for years.  They are a perfect machine; plenty of power, flexible, lots of memory and a station that supports two monitors.

I had to replace the motherboard. The OS booted fine, but it wants a new key.

How can I get a new Windows 7 key?

 

 

 

Good day.

 

I think you'll need to reach out to Microsoft for this. IIRC, replacing certain hardware/combinations of hardware triggered the key challenge.

 

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2020-08-21, 14:55 PM

I did reach out to MS, and their reply....  Get Windows 10. 

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Re:License Key

2020-08-21, 18:09 PM

@ hurricane wrote:
 

 

I did reach out to MS, and their reply....  Get Windows 10. 

 

 

This does not actually surprise me as Win7 is out of support for important/security updates.

 

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2020-08-22, 2:30 AM

The key should be located in the battery compartment.


P53 XEON 2276 BIOS 1.23 OLED UHD 4K Multi-touch display, 96GB RAM, RTX5000, RAID 1, 1TB x 2 Samsung PM981, 1TB PM981, WWAN
P70 XEON 1505, BIOS 2.35, 4k Display, 64GB, M3000M NVIDIA GPU, RAID1 1TB Samsung PM981 PCIe-NVMe SSD x 2, 2x Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SSD. EM7455 WWAN
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