Windows Activation and repair

Posted: 02-17-2008, 05:16 PM
I have two questions;

First is I want to repair my Home Premium. I have had problems with the
hardware and fixed those. However, I think that there may be issues with
the OS now,caused by the hardware. I tried repairing by using the
installation (upgrade) disk and started the install process. It asked for
an installation key and I cant find that right now. If I continue without
inputting the activation key will it overwrite what I have currently and I
will be out of luck in 30 days? I checked the microsoft website and it was
a little vague about this situation and I did not want to proceed without
knowing for sure.

Second is can I find the key somewhere in the system? I looked in the
properties and it gave me a 20 digit number which is wrong and I searched
the registry but could not find a continuous 25 Alphanumeric sequence.

Thank you

Jim

Windows Activation and repair


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Re: Windows Activation and repair
Posted: 02-18-2008, 12:38 AM


Jim Easton wrote:
> I have two questions;
>
> First is I want to repair my Home Premium. I have had problems with
> the hardware and fixed those. However, I think that there may be
> issues with the OS now,caused by the hardware. I tried repairing by
> using the installation (upgrade) disk and started the install
> process. It asked for an installation key and I cant find that right
> now. If I continue without inputting the activation key will it
> overwrite what I have currently and I will be out of luck in 30 days?
> I checked the microsoft website and it was a little vague about this
> situation and I did not want to proceed without knowing for sure.
>
> Second is can I find the key somewhere in the system? I looked in the
> properties and it gave me a 20 digit number which is wrong and I
> searched the registry but could not find a continuous 25 Alphanumeric
> sequence.
> Thank you
>
> Jim
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