Laptop asks for certificate of authenticity that I don't have

By houston4392
Apr 24, 2008
  1. my lab top has this gray screen i cent get off it is asking for a coad if you can help me please do so i will return the favor
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    What ?

    Are you in the right forum (I think no)

    Please have a look here:

    Thread was moved here by Moderator

    You require a COA key to legally run Windows on your computer, but also to re-install or Repair system files.
    Usually the label is stuck to the side of you computer.
    But it can be obtained by software (run from inside Windows)

    Keyfinder 1.06
    License: Freeware
    Legal: Yes
    Requires: Win All
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

    piracy is illegal and not condoned on techspot. Either purchase a legitimate copy or use an open source OS.
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