Windows 7 activation/product key
Recently one of my friends gave me her Sony Vaio VGNSR520G laptop with Windows 7 on it. But I had issues with the hard drive (system repair loop) and I had to reset it to its factory settings, which included Windows XP and not Windows 7. I'm thinking of getting Windows 7 again, but I'm wondering if I would be able to use the activation code/product key from the Windows 7 before the factory reset. Is this possible?
Well, unfortunately for me, I don't think I'll be able to retrieve the key from the old install due to the factory reset. On top of that, my friend gave me her old laptop as she moved out of the country at the time. Currently, I have no clue where she is. So the only choice I have left is to buy another license/key?
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