I have to format my laptop, how to ge the windows 7 key and the windows installation RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello

    I bought an Acer laptop shipped with windows 7 (I think home premium) a fey years back and now I have to reinstall windows 7 because of HD problem. But the windows key stamp on the lower part of the laptop is worn out a little and doesn't show all the characters boldly.

    The questions are from where do I get the windows setup (the laptop doesn't have a copy of windows setup or restore DVD) ?

    and how can I get the windows 7 key associated with my laptop ?

    Kind regards

    your question

    Friday, June 3, 2016 3:09 PM


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  • Probably the OEM provider.


    You can also ask general windows questions over here.





    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Friday, June 3, 2016 7:39 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, June 10, 2016 9:26 PM
    Friday, June 3, 2016 3:13 PM
  • Hi, you will find an open-source tool such as Belarc Advisor (www.belarc.com/free_download.html) useful in finding the product key for your windows 7 OS.  The installation files will have to be obtained from the Acer website or support.
    Friday, June 3, 2016 3:48 PM
  • Use this to find the key.  Get the disc from the computer maker to make sure you have the same edition as the key


    Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag Windows IT-PRO (MS-MVP)

    Friday, June 3, 2016 3:49 PM