Problem finding genuine code

I recently turned on my lap top with runs on windows 7 and it says that my product code needs put in I don't have that since the windows was installed prior to purchase how do I get this code
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  1. Does it say that Windows need activating ?
    If you bought the laptop with win7 already installed , then it would already have been activated and you should not need to do it again.
    Start/right click on Computer/Properties
    Reply to Nine Layer Nige
  2. It will be located on a sticker somewhere on the laptop. Either on the bottom, under the battery or sometimes under a memory/hdd access panel.
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  3. the product code now a days for laptops are embedded in the bios, so if you've reformatted, you need to use the recovery partition to re-install windows, or get your're manufacturer specific copy of windows, you cant just download any old version and install it, my laptop, (Packard bell) I can download my version of windows 7 from their website.

    I know this is for Windows 8, but you can try this: https://itsolutionsblog.net/3-ways-to-extract-the-windows-8-product-key/
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  4. Seanie280672 said:
    the product code now a days for laptops are embedded in the bios, so if you've reformatted, you need to use the recovery partition to re-install windows, or get your're manufacturer specific copy of windows, you cant just download any old version and install it, my laptop, (Packard bell) I can download my version of windows 7 from their website.

    I know this is for Windows 8, but you can try this: https://itsolutionsblog.net/3-ways-to-extract-the-windows-8-product-key/


    That didnt really start till windows 8. Iirc 7 didnt have the ability to pull an embedded key from bios. Win 7 laptops still used a coa sticker with the product key.
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