Since this is a laptop the OS License was for an OEM version and that key does not work on any Windows 7 DVD I've seen so far.
On top of that, when I restore the laptop with the maker's restore media I have never had to supply that key.
The cheap exit here is to order the restore media.
So my situation is that recently my HDD broke. As a result I have ordered a new HDD (should be arriving tomorrow sometime)
The problem however is that my old HDD had Windows 7 on it (I did not make any back up disc's) so I was wondering if there is anything I can do with regards to this??
I also wanted to know wheather it would be possible for me to use any Windows 7 installation discs with my own proof of license certificate of authenticity located on the bottom of my laptop??
In addition if the authenticity serial number on the bottom of my laptop has faded is there anything I can do find out what it was???
Sorry for the confusing post, hope it makes sense.
Thanks in advance