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SOLVED o/s systems

Postby knotman » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:38 pm

how to tell what system is installed in the laptop using the key under the laptop
working on another pavilian dv7-1130 it has win 7 64 bit but the bios says it should be vista but no version of vista

orrrr how to get the win 7 key to reactivate the o/s with this laptop i know i can download a tool for this but was wondering if i could just go through the system to retrieve it

virus in this and he wants it formatted and reloaded
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Re: SOLVED o/s systems

Postby Karlsweldt » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:53 am

The COA key for Windows is deeply hidden in the Registry. Here is a trick on how to find it..
http://www.ehow.com/how_8245239_windows ... ey-pc.html
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Re: SOLVED o/s systems

Postby knotman » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:31 pm

thanks i found a free program to find all keys it even found the quickens 2013 pro keys

now i have to find a way to install the o/s the dvd-rom wont read the dvd so i made a bootable hdd and coping the dvd to that to boot to this laptop has a 2nd hdd spot to install a second hdd
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Re: SOLVED o/s systems

Postby evasive » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:04 am

jellybean, right?
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Re: SOLVED o/s systems

Postby Karlsweldt » Sat Aug 02, 2014 11:08 am

That "magic jellybean" may contain spyware! Just did a DL of it, and AVG reports spyware found.
Copying the Win 7 install disk to a hard drive for use will not have all the files and drivers! Some files on the disk are hidden, and only for reference.
Windows 7 requires a DVD/CD drive that is compatible to the Microsoft AHCI driver (msahci.sys).
Some older DVD/CD units may not be.
If you get a USB Bluray optical drive, should be no problem. Some models start at under $100.00 USD.
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Re: SOLVED o/s systems

Postby knotman » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:08 pm

evasive wrote:jellybean, right?

nah i used Belarc Advisor worked real good i didnt install it on my puter i copied the exe file to the laptop ( who cares i formating the hdd anyway)

went here http://pcsupport.about.com/od/productke ... finder.htm
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Re: SOLVED o/s systems

Postby knotman » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:09 pm

Karlsweldt wrote:That "magic jellybean" may contain spyware! Just did a DL of it, and AVG reports spyware found.
Copying the Win 7 install disk to a hard drive for use will not have all the files and drivers! Some files on the disk are hidden, and only for reference.
Windows 7 requires a DVD/CD drive that is compatible to the Microsoft AHCI driver (msahci.sys).
Some older DVD/CD units may not be.
If you get a USB Bluray optical drive, should be no problem. Some models start at under $100.00 USD.



yea i found that out im still trying to install from the disk some times it will run some times it wont
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Re: SOLVED o/s systems

Postby knotman » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:17 pm

this laptop is a pavilian dv7-1130us 64 bit came with vista but he had 7 home prem i dont have vista 64 bit but i do have 7 64 bit the window 7 dvd is kinda scratched so im going to bring it to the local game shop ( game stop ) and see if they will clean it up should only be about 5-10 bucks i can get it to start 1 out of ten times it never asks me for any drivers to install in the install process
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Re: SOLVED o/s systems

Postby Mr T » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:31 am

knotman wrote:this laptop is a pavilian dv7-1130us 64 bit came with vista but he had 7 home prem i dont have vista 64 bit but i do have 7 64 bit the window 7 dvd is kinda scratched so im going to bring it to the local game shop ( game stop ) and see if they will clean it up should only be about 5-10 bucks i can get it to start 1 out of ten times it never asks me for any drivers to install in the install process
Be wary of the DVD polish.. It may be completely unusable afterwards. If you can create disc on a PC using an ISO burner like Imageburn (free, completely free), then burn it back to disc. I have lost too many games and films to a spotty oik in a 'games' shop over polishing...!!!
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Re: SOLVED o/s systems

Postby Karlsweldt » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:32 pm

Anyone who attempts to "polish" an optical disk has to be careful and gentle.
The only compound suitable for use is 1,000 grit jeweler's rouge. And that followed by a specific wax compatible to the polycarbonate disk. Bon-Ami cleanser may tout that it "hasn't scratched yet" but don't try it on plastic!!!
The only safe way to attempt a polish is by spinning the disk slowly. A microfiber pad is fairly safe to use.
Those cleaning kits for polycarbonate light lenses on cars can destroy an optical disk!
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