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Cannot Access Windows 7 Repair/Install Download

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by amcguck, May 9, 2015.

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  1. amcguck

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    The website, Windows 7 Direct Download Links no longer provides Windows 7 Repair/Install (W7RI) downloads. They refer you to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-recovery. In order to download W7RI, you must have the product registration key for Windows 7. When I bought my laptop, it was already loaded w/Windows 7 so I have no installation disk w/a product key.
    Is there a product key hidden somewhere on my computer, and if so, how do I find it?
    If not, is there a workaround so someone w/o a product registration key can download W7RI?

    To anyone kind enough to answer, please know that I am very inexperienced. Please break down any instructions into steps and I will try to follow. Thanks.
     
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    laptops have a sticker on the bottom with the model number as well as the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity. The COA has the version of Windows and the serial number/product key.
     
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    What a find! Thanks very much.
     
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