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  • Question

  •  I just noticed that I have 3 days to enter a product key in my laptop. I bought this laptop 4 years ago at Walmart. I recently changed motherboards and chassis because a friend of mine dropped the laptop and caused damage. I no longer have the old chassis nor product key what do I need to do?

    Sunday, December 23, 2012 11:32 PM

Answers

  • If you replaced motherboard and chassis you effectively have a new computer - and OEM licenses are not transferable to new computers.

    As George says, if the replacement was from an identical system, it should be able to take the manufacturer's Recovery system - but there may be other problems which are breaking activation currently.

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
     Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
     To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please
     
    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Monday, December 24, 2012 12:14 PM
    Moderator

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  • you are the only one responsible for your product key. if you don't have it you will have to purchase a new license.

    there is a possibility if you replaced your motherboard with the exact OEM replacement  motherboard from your manufacturer that an OEM recovery disk may work.

    Monday, December 24, 2012 12:17 AM
    Answerer
  • If you replaced motherboard and chassis you effectively have a new computer - and OEM licenses are not transferable to new computers.

    As George says, if the replacement was from an identical system, it should be able to take the manufacturer's Recovery system - but there may be other problems which are breaking activation currently.

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
     Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
     To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please
     
    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Monday, December 24, 2012 12:14 PM
    Moderator