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 Post subject: Certain laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate
 Post Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:22 pm 
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My dad bought this laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate on it. How do I determine what version of Windows 7 Ultimate is installed on it? How do I obtain the Product Key?


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 Post subject: Re: Certain laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:14 am 
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Bad news, that laptop was built in 2005, long before even Vista had been released. Unless the seller had installed an OEM or Retail copy of Windows 7 and included the COA (Certificate of Authenticity) containing the product key then the copy of Windows 7 currently installed would not be considered legitimate. You could use a keyfinder utility to find the key used during the installation but unfortunately that won't change the fact that without the COA Microsoft would not consider it legal. I would also be suspicious that some sort of activation hack and/or malware may be present. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Certain laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate
 Post Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:54 pm 
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Hopefully the product key label is in the battery bay. Good luck.


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