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How to get Windows 10 key?


#1 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22530 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:49 PM

I have an Asus G751JL laptop and when I got it, it came with Windows 10, which I hated. 

 

I bought a copy of Windows 7 instead and everything's been gravy with the laptop, but now that Windows 10 has been out for a while, I'm thinking of going back and giving it another shot. 

 

Problem is, I have no idea what my Windows 10 key is. My old Windows 7 laptop had a serial sticker on it but I don't see anything of that sort on this laptop. I emailed Asus but no response after over week. 

 

Am I SOL? I never made a backup or anything when I first got the laptop so I'm wondering if there's a way to get Windows 10 back on this machine somehow. Any help would be appreciated. 



#2 ChiefBrody1027   40th Anniversary CAG CAGiversary!   1224 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 12:56 PM

I have an Asus G751JL laptop and when I got it, it came with Windows 10, which I hated.

I bought a copy of Windows 7 instead and everything's been gravy with the laptop, but now that Windows 10 has been out for a while, I'm thinking of going back and giving it another shot.

Problem is, I have no idea what my Windows 10 key is. My old Windows 7 laptop had a serial sticker on it but I don't see anything of that sort on this laptop. I emailed Asus but no response after over week.

Am I SOL? I never made a backup or anything when I first got the laptop so I'm wondering if there's a way to get Windows 10 back on this machine somehow. Any help would be appreciated.


A lot if times there is a recovery partition. Look around, there be something that says recovery, it something like that. There are jeys built in I believe. Or look on your COA sticker.

#3 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22530 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 May 2017 - 04:43 PM

No, there's no recovery partition and I don't see a COA sticker on anything. I checked the box and realized that there's no paperwork included either. 

 

I bought this over a year ago when I was at a BBY and saw this laptop open box and marked down to $670 for having a "damaged" screen (it was just dust, got it home, cleaned it up and it's brand new looking). It retailed for $1,100 and I needed something beefier for work and this was ever better b/c it could do some light gaming. I was giddy about getting this for such a price and I was going on vacay a day or two later, I never really noticed that there was no paperwork included outside of a BBY paper saying it's fully under manufacturer's warranty. I might might be screwed over here... 



#4 WhipSmartBanky   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15314 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:09 PM

If your Win 10 is linked to your MS account, you don't need a key.

 

http://www.windowsce...crosoft-account



#5 hostyl1   Rejoice commoners! CAGiversary!   2865 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 05 May 2017 - 12:55 PM

Probably a dumb suggestion that you've already tried, but did you check under the battery or if your laptop has a relatively easy to remove back panel under that? Sometimes the COAs are in esoteric locations. Otherwise, I'd ask Best Buy if they could look up a product key via your laptop's serial number.



#6 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22530 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2017 - 09:14 PM

Probably a dumb suggestion that you've already tried, but did you check under the battery or if your laptop has a relatively easy to remove back panel under that? Sometimes the COAs are in esoteric locations. Otherwise, I'd ask Best Buy if they could look up a product key via your laptop's serial number.

Actually not a bad suggestion but the G751 has a "non-removable" battery, in that it doesn't just like slide out as in most laptop. It's removable but you gotta unscrew the laptop casing or some thing. 



#7 maryadavies  

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:50 AM

Vinny; what's the serial number? I asked a friend of mine from another board that's helped me with RAWR!@$%^ pc problems in the past. He/she has some ideas, including if you have serial number/model, you may be able to d/l a restore disk, tho some manufacturers want you to buy that (dun worry, it's cheap).

 

Your other option is to get a *.iso from MS themselves, it isn't hard to find that leftover from when they did free upgrades to Windows 10 (I actually have one on a usb drive in case I ever have to redo my system; I upgraded from windows 7)

 

Anyway let me know and I'll poke Orinthia again.



#8 Deal_Hound   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   5 Posts   Joined 9.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 02:05 PM

Not sure if it works on Windows 10, but in the past I've used a key finder program to find my old product keys.

https://www.magicalj....com/keyfinder/

 

After you save your Windows 7 Key somewhere safe, you can still upgrade to Windows 10 from 7.

https://www.cnet.com...stive-features/

Good Luck :)



#9 Sadaiyappan   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   22 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 04:02 AM

Maybe you can e-mail microsoft instead of Asus.  THey might give you a key.



#10 luwei  

Posted 01 November 2017 - 06:46 AM

windows 7 can upgrade Windows 10 for free, if you don't have Windows 7 key, you can buy windows 10 key on any game store, they usually send the key to your E-mail, you can find the ways that how to download and install from their site. But need to be careful, they maybe send you windows 7 key to get more money,the result is the same.



#11 evilw0n   Deals & Games CAGiversary!   1805 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:32 AM

If you did a fresh install of Windows 7 - in other words formatted the entire thing, you are SOL on finding any Win 10 key in there.  I'll PM you to see if you are still looking.



#12 Tomsenkr  

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:56 AM

One key only for one PC, you can contact with minecraft costomer survice.