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No windows disc but product key on PC

however the product key is on the side.
I want to re-install windows but the computer was bought with win xp home already installed - but no disc.

Product Key off windows XP disc

It's exactly what you instalation number you put in at the begining and anyway you dont need to type anything just click activate and it shall be done my friend if its a valid key

Is there anyway to get it off the XP install disk? HELP! Is there anyway to get it off the XP install disk?

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I need a Windows 7 install disc and product key!

Otherwise I would have bought a new one or a tablet.

The machine has been running Windows 10 for over a year, but Microsoft tells me I have to take it back to its original Windows 7 to get it running.I'm currently a retired professional, but I'm desperate to get back to the workplace, and must have the computer to accomplish that. Catch 22: Can't afford much right now, until I'm working again.

I desperately need a Windows 7 install disc and it's product key.

How do you find Product Key on Windows XP Disc?

Good luck. But I have read you can find the Product key on the disc somewhere.  I tried this method, but the product key it gave me did not work.:Find Windows XP Product Key from the Windows XP CD:1) Insert Windows XP cd into a working computer.2) Exit the Autorun introduction.3) Open "My Computer"4) Right Click on the Windows XP cd-rom drive and select explore.5) Open the USWXP32P_ZX folder.6) Open the sysprep folder.7) Open unattend.txtYour CD's product key is contained within the unattend.txt file.I am confused as to why this method did not work, and I am tempted to just go a buy another copy of XP at the store, but would prefer to save some coin and use the OS that our household has already purchased.Any other ideas? However, you can contact microsoft and tell them what you are trying to do and they may send you an installation disk at a reduced cost. It is a 25 digit code.

I've done it. The product key is actually on the computer itself. Give it a try.

Usually cheaper than purchasing one at a big box store. Look at your installation disk, does it say "only for use with a dell, hp, gateway, etc. "? It will only work with the appropriate manufacturer. All.  Newish member.  Love the eager support on this site.But got a question:I just built a new computer with the help of a couple of this board's members.  And I am trying to install WIndows XP on this machine, with the original Windows XP install disc...

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How to install Windows 7 Pro without a disc but have good product key

If anyone knows how to fix this problem, I would really appreciate the help!! They suggested downloading Windows 7 Pro onto the computer.

I was hoping somebody might be able to tell me how to fix the problem I'm having with the HP 5800 I bought my husband for Christmas. So you might have to re-install W7Pro from scratch meaning you have to re-install any programs and files you may have on it.

Have you contacted Newegg about this? But we haven't been able to activate it because apparently they installed Windows 7 Home Edition on it instead of Windows 7 Pro! I bought it refurbished from NeweggFlash (from a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher), and it was supposed to come with Windows 7 Pro on it. BTW if you can find another W7 disc of any (other) kind, you could rip it, remove the ei.cfg file, and then re-burn it or make a USB key from it and it will have Pro available for you...

It has a product key sticker on it for Windows 7 Pro. Now they don't want to fix the problem (though it seems like it would be as simple as sending us a Windows 7 Pro recovery CD). But they didn't mention where to go to download Windows 7 Pro, and I have no idea where to go to download it without paying for a new product key. And needless to say, they didn't send any recovery CDs with the computer.

I'm not sure what they could do but they might be able to secure a refund for you. There do not seem to be any places to download the software these days, so your best bet woul...

Will Windows 7 Pro CA Product Key work with Win 7 EN replacement disc?

I have a Toshiba laptop. Thank you. Yes, it will be fine.

The product key label I have (it is legitimate and real) says Windows 7 Pro CA, which I guess is Canada. Need to reinstall Windows 7 Pro from scratch. I lost the original CD/DVD but can buy a new one from Toshiba, but they say they send Windows 7 Professional EN. Does anyone know if my key will work with EN, or will my key only work with CA?

Used Windows XP, MS says product key is for disc with different service pack

People who have more experience with this, do you think MS is right and the person who sold me this gave me a mismatched product key and disc, or is it possible that MS is mistaken or doesn't know what they're talking about? If it is a mismatch, and the disc that goes with this product key is supposed to be SP2, does anyone know what the likelihood of it succeeding / failing to activate is? SP1, dicsc are different from vanilla.

Do they really know which service pack was included on the disc that a product key was sold with, or do they do something like automatically just say SP2 for some reason?

I bought a used copy of retail Windows XP Pro. They told me it may or may not activate. The disc says "Includes Service Pack 1", then "Version 2002". I asked if they were sure about that and explained that I got it with an XP disc with service pack 1, and they insisted that the key is for XP with service pack 2.

But if it is legit and MS just doesn't know what they're talking about, I don't want to accuse the seller of ripping me off. If this isn't a legit pair of disc and product key, then I need to have a word with the person who sold it to me. What about if I created a slipstreamed disc with SP2?

for windows XP, yes.

I got the "experience" folder with the product key label affixed to it and and what looks like a genuine XP Pro retail hologram disc. In an effort to verify tha...

do windows 7 upgrade disc packages have their own product key?

Prior to W10 all upgrades come with a separate key. because if it only used the key from windows xp to create the new w7 key after upgrade activation, people could just pass around the disc

microsoft isn't that stupid right?

No they're not that stupid. I noticed that since w7 allows windows xp users to upgrade, I might be able to save $$ with just the upgrade package since I need "professional" for >16gb of ram

But I am confused about the upgrade discs being re-sold used

don't they have their own product keys?

If you were to buy an upgrade disc without a key you will be wasting your money.

I am finally ready to replace windows XP with windows 7 64-bit so I can finally use the extra ram. wouldn't the disc be worthless without an unused product key?

Verifying windows 7 product key after new hard disc install...

I have recently installed a new hard disc in my HP   laptop, but when I re installed windows 7, it would not accept the product key, and told me to contact you to  get this fixed, as the software was originally factory installed. Please can you help me get this sorted out.

Solved: Have a legitimate product key..lost windows disc?...'s my problem...I have a LEGITMATELY LEGAL product key on the side of my computer...the one it came has come time where the computer is bogged down and needs to be reloaded..HOWEVER..I have No idea where the installation CD is...

HD crash, no recovery disc, have product code. Do I have to have disc

I do have the product code.

New HD on the way but DVD drive on functioning computer not working. Will I have to download Win7 to disc or flash drive to install on new HD?

Lost Windows ISO disc from K410 Desktop, Found Product key on side.

I have already tried microsoft's website.

So, Last year i installed windows 10 and now i want to go back to windows 7, i have lost the ISO disc, but i have found the product key on the side of the computer, I was told by someone from microsoft to come here and ask. I can't restore back, How do i get back to windows 7?

product key, no disc

hey, i just replaced my broken hard drive for my laptop for a new hard drive. If it fails activation, then use the "phone option" where you will get an automated service to resolve it. So long as you use your product key. my laptop came equipped with windows xp, so i did not get a disc with my purchase, but i recovered my product key.

Passing or failing this is the acid test of legality in my view. or could i possibly use someone else's disc, but while im installing, use my own product key? You may have some activation issues and whatnot but so long as the product key belongs to the computer you are installing it on , i believe you have a legal license to install it even using another disk. is it necessary for me to buy a brand new windows xp even though i have a key?

The short answer in my (unlegal) mind is yes. For nuances of the FAQ, search the archive, you wont need to look far. HTH


as of now, i have a laptop with a new hard drive, but no operating system.

Have COA/product key but no disc

I have a older Dell that I need to install windows XP Home back on. I have a COA on the computer but I do not have the Dell restore disc (have the driver disc, just no os/restore). Can I use any Windows XP Home disc to install the os using my current COA/product key?

Product Recovery Disc

Will the product recovery disc do this for me including installing windows XP? the restore disk will make it just like when you bought it with OS and any programs that came with the pc
in general you cannot backup a program, programs need to be installed to function properly, the only way is to have 2 hdds with one cloned from the other and that is not what you are doing

Also is there a way to back up some programs i don't wish to download again? Also is there a way to back up some programs i don't wish to download again?

I have a 'Toshiba Satellite M100' running 'Windows XP SP2'
I wish to pretty much format my hard drive and basically make it like it just came from the box. Will the product recovery disc do this for me including installing windows XP?

Product or disc code

If you have registered the Suite with Microsoft, give them a call, they may provide you with the Key, but otherwise, I'm afraid the answer is, No.

I have just had to reload ms works.Unfortunately i have lsot the jewel case with disc code on it.Is there any way round this.

Any XP Home disc with my product key?

Yes - provided it is a Retail Version and not OEM
I have an alternative disc, also XP Home from another machine -- will this disc work with the product key on the side of my PC, and authenticate as a genuine version?

No recovery disc, but have product key.

Sometimes you can find them online but many of those sites seem to be just BS or 'driver' disks or universal disks with some utilities on them. Often the keys on the sticker are not registered if the original installation was a factory install.
If recovery media is no longer available from the PC manufacturer, how can I reinstall XP using the original product key labeled on the laptop cheaply? It has a windows XP Home Edition Product Key label on it, but no installed operating system.

If it doesn't take the key on the sticker I think you can still do it online or phone microsoft even though XP is antiquated. You can always get an XP disk of the same version as the product key--professional or home--and do an install. HP seems to provide recovery disks for only a few years after the model's release. I have a used HP Pavilion dv4000 I picked up.

I checked the HP support site and did not see a link to recovery media.

Vista Product Key but no Disc??

His HDD died. The product key is on the back of the laptop and I have a couple Vista Ultimate discs........ Once it is all installed and working right, then put in his key and activate.

When I set the laptop up for him originally I instructed him to save the box and all the discs. If you install with your disc, don't put in a key, but make sure you chose the version he has, such as Basic. I googled vista product keys but just got a lot of hits for how to generate my

Can I use my Vista Ultimate disc and his Vista Basic product key successfully?

Vista discs are all the same, except for the platform (x86 or x64).

I am installing a new HDD and some memory in my 71 y.o., tech challenged Father-in-Law's laptop.

He did not.

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