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  • I recently had to restore my laptop due to a virus and i now nee to re enter my product key off the bottom of my laptop but it has faded and i cant read it. Does anyone know what i can do to fix this please x
    Saturday, March 5, 2011 3:04 PM

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  • I recently had to restore my laptop due to a virus and i now nee to re enter my product key off the bottom of my laptop but it has faded and i cant read it. Does anyone know what i can do to fix this please x

    If you are using the factory restore media provided with the laptop you should not need the "faded key" because the activation key (tied to the bios) is already in the installation.  Otherwise you would need to contact the laptop's manufacturer for a replacement key.  If this should be a system builder OEM then you may be able to get a replacement from Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;326246
    Saturday, March 5, 2011 3:10 PM