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Windows Activation Key

I have a legitimate copy of window. It was working great for year and a half, but lastweek I had to reformatt. The original disk it came with is no where around. i used a copy that came with my new computer to reformatt the computer, question I have is. Does Best Buy keep a copy of information like that?

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I installed vista home basic os in my system. but it telling it is 30 days trail. so i want serial key for full version. please help me.........!

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No best buy shouldnt have your key. in the ends its the key that you pay the money for.

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