I have a HP dv6 laptop which has come with original Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. The product key is on the sticker under the laptop. But, the sticker is faded away, so I cannot read all the characters (I can only read 10 characters out of 25). I tried two third-party software (Belarc, Magic jelly bean) which gave me product key that does NOT match with the sticker one.

How can I get the product key (the sticker one)?

P.S.: From the screenshot, it seems that my windows 7 installation is an OEM installation by HP. (correct me if I am wrong)

Please help..... :(this is a screenshot of the system properties

  • Belarc is almost certainly giving the corporate key. Installations, which are done in bulk, are typically done with a manufacturer's corporate key rather than the sticker key, which is only an individual key for that particular machine. – Anaksunaman Aug 18 '17 at 2:48
  • As a genuine question, why do you think you need the sticker key? The corporate key should be a valid multiple use key. – Anaksunaman Aug 25 '17 at 3:20

There are tools such as the free Nisoft ProduKey that will show the current Windows key (and ID), BIOS OEM key etc.

  • How to retrieve/know the key which is on the sticker? – John Aug 18 '17 at 4:47
  • It should be the same as shown by ProdKey... compare the characters that are visible on the tag with that shown in the application. – DrMoishe Pippik Aug 18 '17 at 22:01
  • I tried ProduKey. It does NOT give me the key which is on the sticker. It gives a different key.. – John Aug 20 '17 at 7:10
  • Is there anyone who can give me a solution so that I can find the Sticker key? – John Aug 20 '17 at 7:11

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