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Issue with Windows XP/7

By Revera
Feb 26, 2010
  1. Keeping it brief;

    My laptop came with Windows 7 pre-installed and a product key sticker under the computer.

    I disliked Windows 7 because it didn't work with a game I was playing and re-installed the computer with Windows XP Pro SP3.

    Now however Windows XP grace period has expired and I need to enter a valid product key in order to log onto my computer.

    Now since I don't play the game anymore I figured I want to use Windows 7 again. Now I wonder, HOW can I upgrade to Windows 7, using my valid product key?

    Since I can't even log onto the computer anymore and I don't have Windows 7 in physical format.

    Nor can I find a product key which activated my Windows XP ;/

    Best Regards

    /Patrik
    Now after 30 days
     
  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,059   +76

    What is make/model of your notebook? Probably it may have come with 'Recovery Partition' as well; which you can use to restore your system to factory defaults (i.e. OS and all etc.).
     
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