Thanks for the link for the Windows 7 download Ill try that now and see if the key works when attempting to install W7. If you bought a new PC running Windows the product key will be preinstalled on your PC and the key will be included in the firmware in the case of Windows 8 or 10 – or as an OEM marker in the case of previous versions.
Those two key retrievel software give the same result as the one in the Windows registry I assume because thats where the software is getting the information from.
Oem key windows 7 oem marker present in firmware. The OEM key will display the key in the case of the former or whether your PC was built for Windows Vista or Windows 7. The OEM key will display the key in the case of the former or whether your PC was built for Windows Vista or Windows 7. And I didnt do the Windows 10 free upgrade back in 2015-2016.
This Windows marker is important for volume license customers who plan to use Windows Vista or Windows 7 volume license media to re-image or upgrade an OEM system according to the re-imaging rights in the volume license agreement. It is only devices from majors like Del HP etc that come with bios embedded keys since 81 or with embedded markers for preinstalled Windows 7. On a Dell desktop that had Windows 7 on it and now runs Windows 10 1511 ShowKeyPlus says OEM Key.
A computer that was obtained from an OEM and that has an ACPI_SLIC table in the system BIOS must have a valid Windows marker in that ACPI_SLIC table if that system includes an OEM license for a Microsoft operating system Windows XP Windows Vista or Windows 7. This PC is less than 6 months old and came with Windows 10 pre-installed. What was the key used to activate Windows 10.
It is a pre-activated mass OEM install key that is NOT the same as the key on the COA that came with the laptop. Having to wipe the hard drive and install windows 7 then upgrade to windows 10 is a pain because of the 200 – 300 updates that windows 7 pre-sp1 has so alternatives to doing this would be very useful. ShowKeyPlus shows a different product key from the COA sticker product key and it says Windows 7 OEM marker present in firmware I was never asked to enter a key during the setup.
The only other information worthy of note is that it does report Windows 7 OEM marker present in firmware which is the basis for the current installed key value. So my suggestion is to make the factory backup dvds once you get back into windows. Windows 7 OEM marker present in firmware and correctly shows me the Original Key and Original Edition.
Other pcs do not have tis – typically self build pcs or a pc from a smaller vendor. I have to do an activation dance to have 10 pro on it since inserting my 10 pro key in the. And just for some advice if you extract the Windows key using Jellybean or SIW that key will NOT activate.
If your current key is invalid then it has probably been blocked eg key sold to multiple users. Does the key only work in windows 10 after the upgrade process or is there a way to make it work. If you bought a new PC running Windows the product key will be preinstalled on your PC and the key will be included in the firmware in the case of Windows 8 or 10 – or as an OEM marker in the case of previous versions.
SInce the bios of my laptop has a bios oem key for windows 8 home the machine activates to 10 home.