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How to find product key?

  1. #11


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    (also @Hopachi)
    For interest (amonst other things) could you provide a LicensingDiag report??

    Please open an Elevated Command Prompt window (in Start, type 'Command' - a Command Prompt icon will appear, right-click on it, and select Run as Administrator)
    At the Prompt, type

    Licensingdiag.exe -report %userprofile%\desktop\report.txt -log %userprofile%\desktop\repfiles.cab

    (note the spaces!)
    two files will be put on your desktop -
    open the 'report.txt' file in Notepad, and copy/paste the results to your response - you can ignore the repfiles.cab file for the moment, as it's only backup data

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  2. #12


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    I always thought that OEMs were required to have the sticker? If it doesn't provide a license key, how can a user expect to be able to freshly reinstall the OS without first having pre-installed bloatware bogging down the system? Just going through and de-installing them doesn't always make the system clean and fresh.

    I always prefer to reinstall a laptop's come-with OS with a fresh copy by inputting the key on the sticker so I have a truly fresh experience where I choose what goes in or out of it. If systems are starting to do this, then is this the end for any user's choice of installing fresh without extra software?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 14
    8 home prem


    <DiagReport>
    <LicensingData>
    <ToolVersion>6.2.9200.16384</ToolVersion>
    <LicensingStatus>SL_LICENSING_STATUS_LICENSED</LicensingStatus>
    <LicensingStatusReason>0x00000000</LicensingStatusReason>
    <LocalGenuineState>SL_GEN_STATE_IS_GENUINE</LocalGenuineState>
    <LocalGenuineResultP>1</LocalGenuineResultP>
    <LastOnlineGenuineResult>0x00000000</LastOnlineGenuineResult>
    <GraceTimeMinutes>0</GraceTimeMinutes>
    <TotalGraceDays>0</TotalGraceDays>
    <ValidityExpiration></ValidityExpiration>
    <ActivePartialProductKey>JW8YG</ActivePartialProductKey>
    <ActiveProductKeyPid2>00179-60221-11853-AAOEM</ActiveProductKeyPid2>
    <OSVersion>6.2.9200.2.00010300.0.0.101</OSVersion>
    <ProductName>Windows 8</ProductName>
    <ProcessorArchitecture>x64</ProcessorArchitecture>
    <EditionId>Core</EditionId>
    <BuildLab>9200.win8_rtm.120725-1247</BuildLab>
    <TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-04:00)</TimeZone>
    <ActiveSkuId>9e4b231b-3e45-41f4-967f-c914f178b6ac</ActiveSkuId>
    <ActiveSkuDescription>Windows(R) Operating System, OEM_DM channel</ActiveSkuDescription>
    <ProductUniquenessGroups>55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f</ProductUniquenessGroups>
    <ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>4509edd1-a364-08af-3a56-354172927c10</ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>
    <ActiveProductKeyPidEx>05426-01796-022-111853-02-1033-9200.0000-3032012</ActiveProductKeyPidEx>
    <ActiveProductKeyChannel>OEMM</ActiveProductKeyChannel>
    <ActiveVolumeCustomerPid></ActiveVolumeCustomerPid>
    <OfflineInstallationId>614388011832056090172305636055608662847013056130056014559656482</OfflineInstallationId>
    <DomainJoined>false</DomainJoined>
    <ComputerSid>S-1-5-21-200174806-675361723-1125522385</ComputerSid>
    <ProductLCID>1033</ProductLCID>
    <UserLCID>1033</UserLCID>
    <SystemLCID>1033</SystemLCID>
    <CodeSigning>SIGNED_INFO_PRS_SIGNED</CodeSigning>
    <ServiceAvailable>true</ServiceAvailable>
    <OemMarkerVersion></OemMarkerVersion>
    <OemId></OemId>
    <OemTableId></OemTableId>
    <Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer>
    <Model>HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC</Model>
    <InstallDate>20121029154632.000000-240</InstallDate>
    </LicensingData>
    <HealthCheck>
    <Result>PASS</Result>
    <TamperedItems></TamperedItems>
    </HealthCheck>
    <GenuineAuthz>
    <ServerProps>GenuineId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;OemId=0000064397;OptionalInfoId=t6Dix3g1HAS3JTxwHB3K8p469yRKyIocz+jV9r8Q0aGODudjhCXZXAG QsXxAN7zV;Pid=aaZgnDkh4S3sDFjuOMp5/57yhKCtX/oBsN0ZlVjxgjs=;SkuId=9e4b231b-3e45-41f4-967f-c914f178b6ac;TimeStampServer=2012-10-29T19:48:05Z;</ServerProps>
    </GenuineAuthz>
    </DiagReport>
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,360
    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    is this the end for any user's choice



    Exactly.

    I don't think MS is letting the victims have those any more.

    Perhaps they have to contact the oem .

    Bit tricky for those like you , who want to clean install.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazure View Post
    I always thought that OEMs were required to have the sticker? If it doesn't provide a license key, how can a user expect to be able to freshly reinstall the OS without first having pre-installed bloatware bogging down the system? Just going through and de-installing them doesn't always make the system clean and fresh.

    I always prefer to reinstall a laptop's come-with OS with a fresh copy by inputting the key on the sticker so I have a truly fresh experience where I choose what goes in or out of it. If systems are starting to do this, then is this the end for any user's choice of installing fresh without extra software?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Hi Bill818

    Is there a app to make Recovery Disk?
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  6. #16


    Posts : 14
    8 home prem


    There is however it failed when creating the last disc. Tried it three times and decided to quit.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    This for Windows 7 down.
    You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:

    Compaq Mini CQ10-500 PC series - HP Support document - HP Business Support Center

    Should be FREE in the first 12 month.
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  8. #18


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Yep, also have new HP.

    The key is probably in BIOS slic but you also have the recovery partition that includes all software + OS.
    It's probably better like this. Maybe anti-copy/theft by over-typing someone's key... who knows. It's not that troublesome.
    Is there a APP to make Recovery disks?
    There is something called HP Recovery Manager. Not exactly a APP (not Metro or fullscreen) it's a program that runs on the desktop.
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  9. #19


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    Thanks for that, Bill.

    Oh, My!
    This is going to take some figuring out!

    Items of note
    <ActivePartialProductKey>JW8YG</ActivePartialProductKey>
    <ActiveProductKeyPid2>00179-60221-11853-AAOEM</ActiveProductKeyPid2>
    <ActiveSkuId>9e4b231b-3e45-41f4-967f-c914f178b6ac</ActiveSkuId>
    <ActiveSkuDescription>Windows(R) Operating System, OEM_DM channel</ActiveSkuDescription>
    <ProductUniquenessGroups>55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f</ProductUniquenessGroups>
    <ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>4509edd1-a364-08af-3a56-354172927c10</ActiveProductKeyPKeyId>
    <Manufacturer>Hewlett-Packard</Manufacturer>
    <Model>HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC</Model>
    <InstallDate>20121029154632.000000-240</InstallDate>
    <ServerProps>GenuineId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;OemId=0000064397;OptionalInfoId=t6Dix3g1HAS3JTxwHB3K8p469yRKyIocz+jV9r8Q0aGODudjhCXZXAG QsXxAN7zV;Pid=aaZgnDkh4S3sDFjuOMp5/57yhKCtX/oBsN0ZlVjxgjs=;SkuId=9e4b231b-3e45-41f4-967f-c914f178b6ac;TimeStampServer=2012-10-29T19:48:05Z;</ServerProps>


    Now all I have to do is figure out WTH it all means
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  10. #20


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Hi Hoppachi

    I hope your does not FAIL.


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Yep, also have new HP.

    The key is probably in BIOS slic but you also have the recovery partition that includes all software + OS.
    It's probably better like this. Maybe anti-copy/theft by over-typing someone's key... who knows. It's not that troublesome.
    Is there a APP to make Recovery disks?
    There is something called HP Recovery Manager. Not exactly a APP (not Metro or fullscreen) it's a program that runs on the desktop.
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    This for Windows 7 down.
    You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:

    Compaq Mini CQ10-500 PC series*-* HP Support document - HP Business Support Center

    Should be FREE in the first 12 month.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill818 View Post
    There is however it failed when creating the last disc. Tried it three times and decided to quit.
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