product key: sticker on laptop key is different from actual product key???

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linkinworm

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ok so my product key on my laptop base is XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-KVWXP
but the one that windows reports(useing slmgr.vbs -dli in run command) end in KKMRQ also tweakVI also reports this(with a totaly different key but ending in KKMRQ) why has this happened im confused as to why its like this. thanks
 

TerryNet

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The product key is encrypted in the Registry, so maybe one of those commands/utilities has the wrong encryption algorithm.

If you bought new the key on the sticker on the laptop is your personal unique key and the one in the system is the OEM's "volume license" key.
 

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It is not uncommon for system mfgs to load an image for the os and apps. The recovery DVD or actual install DVD you received will use the key you were given.
 
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