Keyfinder?

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by frank55, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. frank55

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    Hi guys; anybody here knows about this software; i have a Laptop HP DV6 1259DX that i bought at Pawnshop and it came with Win7 Retail installed,i made an Image recovery Cd, but i think it only works if win 7 is installed in the hard drive, but if i need to re install Win 7 because of a HDD failure then i'm out of luck!,
    since don't have Win product Key, my question i found this link with a way to find the key, does this works only if you have a Recovery CD? or can i retrieve the key and re install from a Win 7 ISO and use this key? thanks

    https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder-faq/
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Normally Laptops have the P.K. on a label on the bottom of the unit.
    Max.
     
  3. #12

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    Magic Jellybean has to try to read something. I don't know if it can read an ISO. You might have to install the ISO to get Jellybean to find the Product Key.
     
  4. frank55

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    Thanks i installed jellybean, and it found the key,how i go about to know if this key is the right one, without bothering my present win 7 install?
     
  5. frank55

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    Max the key that is on the bottom of this laptop is for win vista,this laptop has win7 installed now
     
  6. #12

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    Go online to, "activate" it with Micro$oft? Does it even need activation? Start the computer and ask the program if it is registered or activated or whatever they call it.
     
  7. frank55

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    You are confusing everything,i don't need no activation my win 7 is running great,i just want to to be prepared for an eventuality of having to replace the hard drive and at same time to know if the Key # i got from this software magicaljellybeen key finder, check link; is any good.

    https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder-faq/
     
  8. #12

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    I have used Jellybean a dozen times and it was always correct.

    I don't know how to check a Product Key a second time except by seeing if Micro$oft will allow it to be used to validate the installed software.
     
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  9. tom_s

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    used it once or a dozen times myself when the product key is not legible.
     
  10. frank55

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    Thanks guys: these are results of the keyfinder.
    i marked the Key with x's for privacy.
    I also checked the bottom of the HP DV6 1259DX laptop to check if it's not the same ,and it's not,in this Hp laptop there was Win Vista installed from factory,and Win 7 was installed over Win vista,so my question is since i don't have the Win 7 CD that was installed in this machine,if i get a Win 7 ISO CD,will i be able to use this key? this is only in case the Hard Drive Fails, or if i want to try a free install of Win 10, and if i don't like it or they charge to much money ,or it doesn't work right in this machine, and i need to re-install Win7.


    Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1
    Product Part No.: X15-37379
    Installed from 'OEM' media.
    Product ID: 40359-OEM-8999667-19010 match to CD Key data
    CD Key: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Computer Name: HP-PC
    Registered Owner: HP
    Registered Organization:
     
  11. tom_s

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    easiest option is to create a system image in case of major failure or just a fully functional backup.

    this process also asks you to create a recovery cd to restore the image.

    more info here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/create-system-image-in-windows-7-8/
     
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  12. frank55

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  13. tom_s

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    Frank, sorry, i can't see the problem.

    if you do an image of the hard drive, later the hard drive fails, you replace the drive and restore the image.

    it doesn't prompt you for a key, only restores back to the date the image was created.

    cheers
     
  14. K3CFC

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    By the time your HDD dies you should have enough pennies saved up to buy your very own copy of Win 7!!