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Solved: Which Win7-DVD is installed on which PC

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by _cs, Feb 6, 2015.

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  1. _cs

    _cs Thread Starter

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    A while ago I bought 2 Computers (with no OS installed) plus 2 Win7 DVDs.
    No I have to re-setup on of the PCs and I don't find out which one of the DVDs is installed on this very PC, and I am afraid that if I install the wrong DVD I get problems with activation (because the other PC is still in use).

    Is there a way to find out e.g. the "End Item PN" of an installation or any other way to distinguish an installed Windows from another (of the same version)?

    Thanks for helping.
     
  2. etaf

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    the dvd does not really matter , anyone can have the DVD and also download from the net

    are they the same version of windows 7 ?

    its the activation key thats important and gives you the right to use the software

    on the PC thats working download
    https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/
    and install the free version
    that will give you the KEY - so know you know which is in use on that PC
    the Other Key you have will be for the PC you want to re-install the software on
     
  3. _cs

    _cs Thread Starter

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    Oh wow
    thanks Wayne for that prompt reply.
    That was what I was looking for, the tool is great and I will add it to the most important Windows tools list I use.

    I'm saved, thank you again.
    Chris
     
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    your welcome , thanks for letting us know
     
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