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Your product number should be on a sticker on the side or top of your machine. If you were a system builder then you would know what to do, but that info is for system builders. For regular consumers you will need to purchase another OS or call microsoft to see if they can help you.
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Product key 25 microsoft


Which operating system ???
If you are trying to recover a key of an already installed program on your computer there are freeware keyfinders on the internet
http://download.cnet.com/%7Bvalue=http://www.download.com/magical-jelly-bean-keyfinder/3000-18487_4-10079600.html The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder is a freeware utility that retrieves your Product Key (cd key) used to install windows from your registry.
It has the options to copy the key to clipboard, save it to a text file, or print it for safekeeping.
Serial keys Location
Lift up your computer and look for a tag.
The tag will probably be located on the side of the computer, or on the bottom of the unit for a laptop.
The service tag is generally a large black and white tag and it will say "Service Tag Number."
Do not confuse this tag with the Windows tag, which may be located in the same area on the computer.
or
Restore My Product Key
Product key glitches can occur as a result of operating system file changes and random errors, leaving you with constant re-registration reminders even where you have already entered a valid key for a particular product.
The quickest fix is to restore your computer using the System Restore feature, which will take your computer's settings back in time to a point before the product key problem first occurred.

Open "Start," click "All Programs," open "Accessories," and click the "System Tools" folder.
Click on "System Restore" and select the option to "Restore my computer."
Click on a restore point from before the product key error first appeared.
Press "Next" to begin the automated restore.

or
Get a New Product Key
Having the product key of a software application is essential when installing and activating the software on your computer.
Product keys may also be called CD keys, serial numbers or activation codes.
If, for some reason, you lose the product key, or it stops functioning, you must get a new product key from the creator of the software.
Most software companies work with their customers in resolving product-key issues.
For example, Microsoft advises its customers to contact Microsoft Support Services in the event that a product key becomes lost or damaged.

Go to the website for the software company.
Look for a heading such as "Contact Us," "Customer Service" or "Support."
Get the contact information for the company, such as an email address or telephone number. Some companies require that you contact them through a web-based form on the website.
Contact the company by phone or email explaining that you have lost your product key or that it is no longer working.
Include as much information as you can to help them verify that you are an authentic customer. Include copies of receipts you received (email or physical copies).
If you have original packaging from the product, include any relevant bar-code or version numbers.
Refer to the name and email address that you used to register the product.

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How to repair hard drive


<span>Instructions</span> Things You'll Need: <ul> <li> <span>Operating software installation or build CD</span> </li> <li> <span>Boot-up disc</span> </li> <li> <span>System restore CD</span> </li> <li> <span>Backup tape</span> </li></ul> <ol> <li> Look for tell-tale signs that your computer is about to crash or fail. Extreme slowness, repeated blue screen and noise or clicking are sometimes signs that your computer hard drive is about to crash. When you hear the sound of clicking, scraping or grinding, immediately turn off or shut down your computer. Doing so will prevent any loss of data.<br /> </li> <li> Power down and then power up. Sometimes, hard drive crashes can be easily recovered by doing a power shutdown of the computer. Then, after waiting for a couple of minutes, power it back up again. The initial hard drive crash may not be too serious, but if it happens often, start performing a full system backup, if you haven't been doing so, to be able to recover your data should the inevitable happen.<br /> </li> <li> <span> <a><img src="repair-hard-drive-crashes-1.3-120X120.jpg" /></a> jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep3 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/a04/8f/3a/repair-hard-drive-crashes-1.3-800X800.jpg'); }); PC cable or component connection </span> Ensure that your hard drive and other internal components are seated properly. If Steps 1 and 2 do not work, you may need to open your computer's CPU to check on some of the drive connections. Sometimes connections get dislodged, especially if you move your computer box often. The symptom will manifest as if the hard drive has crashed, giving you a "disk error" when you try to boot up your computer. First, turn off your computer and unplug it. Then remove the case of your computer box. Press on each connector to connect it properly. Put the cover back again, plug the computer and power it back up.<br /> </li> <li> <span> <a><img src="repair-hard-drive-crashes-1.4-120X120.jpg" /></a> jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep4 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/a04/8f/3a/repair-hard-drive-crashes-1.4-800X800.jpg'); }); Boot from CD drive with a boot disc </span> Insert your boot disc and try to boot up your computer using the disc. Once you are able to do so, you can reinstall your operating system. After installing your software, proceed to perform data recovery using your ghost CD or backup.<br /> </li> <li> Use an emergency repair disc to get your computer to work again. Then restore from the last known good configuration.<br /> </li> <li> Reinstall your operating system using the installation or system restore CD that came with your computer when you first purchased it. It will take you through a series of steps that include formatting your hard drive, which will then erase your data. Do this as a last resort.<br /> </li> <li> Recover your data by using a restore and recovery software or using your most recent backup after you have reinstalled the operating system in the previous step.<br /> </li> <li> Reinstall your applications that did not come with your computer when you bought it. Some examples would be Adobe Photoshop, anti-virus software and movie-making software.<br /> </li></ol> jQuery('.article ol .image').each(function(i,e){ var $this = jQuery(this); $this.find('img').error(function(){ jQuery(this).remove(); $this.remove(); }); }); <span>Tips & Warnings</span> <ul> <li> Call technical support if you are unsure of what to do. They can walk you through the important steps. You can also take your computer to a PC technician who, for a fee, will do a system restore and data recovery for you.</li> <li> Make it a habit, even if your computer is healthy, to do a complete backup so your important data will not be lost.</li> <li> Never attempt to open your computer without first powering it off to avoid being electrocuted.</li> <li> Do not open your hard drive case; the components are so sensitive that even a single speck of dust may erase your data.</li></ul>

on Dec 23, 2010 | PC Desktops

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How to find Drivers for Unknown Products


Finding drivers for unidentified hardware is perhaps the most frustrating task involved in computer services. It is a time consuming operation, aggravating to the technician, and often requires a continuous boot and reboot process. Research seems to pay off. A specific driver shows promise. But upon attempted install, it is rejected by the operating system. Now a failed install is one problem, but sometimes the wrong driver can bring about a complete system crash. In this event, even “safe mode” may fail to boot. This amounts to a dead OS and a serious restoration problem.
With over twenty-five years in computer service, I still grit my teeth when an operating system fails to identify the installed hardware. No matter what version of Windows is running, the “driver files search results” screen will look something like figure one.
And the dark cloud of finding drivers for unknown products (no model numbers) suddenly looms over my day.
When Microsoft Windows installs correctly, accurately identifies all hardware and associated drivers, and is then ready for the loading of application software it is an aid and a service to business and personal pursuits. But take away the audio drivers, and the musician’s task becomes impossible. Strip out the printer driver, and the author loses the touch and feel of printed material. Crash the video driver and the animation specialist is crippled. Crash the video to the maximum, and the operating system goes completely down.
So where should the search for drivers begin?
First, come to a full understanding that a complete system crash can be the end result of any mismatched hardware to driver situation. Thus certain preliminary steps should precede any efforts to correct an unknown driver problem. A current hard drive backup is the most complete solution to this threat. Several online companies offer free basic versions of their hard drive backup software. If you have the time, and the available storage space, make this your first priority.
If a full backup does not fit your schedule, at least backup your Windows registry. The steps are simple, and it may preserve your youth. As an added precaution, you may want to burn the backup to a floppy drive or a CD.
The following links to the Microsoft support site will detail registry backup methods for different versions of Windows:
• 98 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256419
• 2000 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322755
• XP – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756
• Vista – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-the-registry
• 7 – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Back-up-the-registry
As an additional precaution, you may want to create a bootable CD. Though various methods for doing this are available, I find that Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) is free software that functions without error. Further details can be viewed at the following website: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/.
Be sure that your registry backup is included on the created boot CD.
You can also create a system restore point. If working under Vista, perform the following steps:
• Go to, “Control Panel,” from your start menu and then
• Open the “Backup and Restore Center”
• Under tasks, select “create a restore point or change settings”
• Select a suitable destination, and then click “Create”
• Restore is a matter of repeating these procedures, choosing “Restore” rather than “Create”
Looking now at some of the process involved in finding drivers for unknown products (no model numbers), let’s address the missing video driver that is displayed in figure 1. Windows has already installed a default VGA driver, or else we would not have a screen display to view. So it is safe to select the “skip driver installation” option, and then click “finish” so that the OS will complete this stage of the procedure.
Figure 2 illustrates the screen properties as available through a basic VGA display driver. Note that the maximum colors are 16; the maximum screen resolution is 640*480. Most modern applications will not function within these display limitations.
In modern computing, two hardware components with associated drivers are completely indispensable. We must have some form of video display. When Windows installed a default VGA driver, the basic function ability of this first issue was sufficiently addressed. We can use the machine for driver processing purposes. Next, we will need Internet access. This means a network card with an appropriate driver must be installed on the computer system.
Figure 3 is a screen shot of the Window’s 2000 Pro device manager. Microsoft likes to change the location and access methods of “device manager” – this promotes the illusion of an OS upgrade – so I will not walk through a step-by-step of how to get here. I want you to note, from the screen shot, how a yellow question mark is placed over the video controller. This is what we are trying to repair. Network adapters are listed directly above the video listing. In this instance we have a working 3com network card.
Now if you have no other machine from which to work, and if your system lacks a driver for the network card, you may well be dead in the water. You might try defaulting to a basic 3Com or NE2000 network driver, but keep in mind that a faulty device driver can result in a complete system lockup. Thankfully, many modern network cards are present in the Windows generic kernel.
As we set about the task of finding drivers for an unknown product, this article assumes that your major issue is not in how to select and install a driver, but rather in how to use a driver update software to correctly download drivers. I leave the rest of this subject matter as is.
Name brand computers usually provide a web site with their own drivers and problem solutions. Yet even top names have produced some generic computers.
Figure 4 is a shot of an ESC K7SEM motherboard. This unit is located inside of an unmarked IBM school desktop system. Notice mid-picture. The ESC model number is located between the white PCI slot and the brown AGP slot. Though you may not see it clearly in the picture, the part number also includes a motherboard revision number. As all components: video, audio, network, modem, mouse, etcetera are motherboard inclusive, this number provides the resource as to locating any drivers like printer drivers required by this computer system. The system had no external identification. Opening the computer case provided the only means of acquiring this number.
When dealing with unidentified computers and drivers that the OS cannot isolate, there are two methods of approach. The first, and what I believe is really the most sensible method is that of opening the case. Though not every device will be stamped with a manufacture’s name, none have ever failed to be marked with a part number. Finding drivers like hp drivers, dell drivers, asus drivers and ati drivers then becomes a matter of Internet searching. The search fields might look something like the following: “+component +part number +driver”. The plus signs are used to force the search to include specific words. “Component” represents the name of the needed driver. “Part number” is to be the actual number as pulled from the part.
Driver download software provides a second method of identifying components that defeat the OS. Though not always accurate, these type programs are quite efficient. I use them in conjunction with method one. Since the ultimate goal of finding drivers for an unknown product is to install without suffering a system crash or other software conflict, I count a confirmation between the two methods of driver identification as my mark to go.

on Jul 05, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Why do i have no sound drvier


I don't even know your Make, Model of computer or your OS? Have you done a OS upgrade? I'm sure I have no Idea why you have no dound driver?

Dec 15, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Windows 7 Keygen won't execute and causes a APPCRASH


Delete any new programs that you have downloaded.


Often, the cause of corruption in a computer system is a bad download that installs harmful files.


If you started to get the Appcrash error on your system after downloading a new program or software from the Internet, it's highly likely you have downloaded a bad product.


Use the "Add/Remove Programs" feature in the Control Panel to get rid of the program immediately.


Uninstall the program that is crashing.


It is possible to fix the program's corrupted files while the program is still installed, but to make sure that you clear the program files completely, it is safest to completely uninstall it from the system.


Run a full scan of your computer.


Your computer should already have antivirus software installed that can scan for corrupted files and either fix them or delete them from your system.


If you do not have antivirus software on your computer, that could be a big part of the problem.


Purchase and install antivirus software as soon as possible.


Once you have the antivirus program installed, open it and click "Scan Computer."


The antivirus scan will isolate bad files and you will be given the option to remove them from your system.


Reinstall the program that was crashing.


Now that the corrupted files have all been removed, your program should run smoothly after reinstallation.


Check for program incompatibility.


If, after a thorough scan and cleaning of your computer and reinstallation of your program, the


Appcrash errors continue, the program you are trying to use may not be compatible with your operating system or other programs on your computer


rather than purchasing an antivirus program use one of these freeware programs


http://www.majorgeeks.com/Microsoft_Security_Essentials_for_Windows_d6242.html

microsoft security essentials your operating system must be registered

Win7/Vista/XP 64 bit

http://majorgeeks.com/downloadget.php?id=4281&file=1&evp=dbb3b0aebe6a6a4ff18089a6489a5e62 anti malware free edition Win XP/2003/Vista/Windows7


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials/product-information

malware protection


http://100-downloads.com/download.php?p=615

windows xp microsoft security essentials


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hope this helps

Nov 20, 2012 | PC Desktops

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Finding Drivers for Unknown Products (no model numbers)


Finding drivers for unidentified hardware is perhaps the most frustrating task involved in computer services. It is a time consuming operation, aggravating to the technician, and often requires a continuous boot and reboot process. Research seems to pay off. A specific driver shows promise. But upon attempted install, it is rejected by the operating system. Now a failed install is one problem, but sometimes the wrong driver can bring about a complete system crash. In this event, even “safe mode” may fail to boot. This amounts to a dead OS and a serious restoration problem.
With over twenty-five years in computer service, I still grit my teeth when an operating system fails to identify the installed hardware. No matter what version of Windows is running, the “driver files search results” screen will look something like figure one.
And the dark cloud of finding drivers for unknown products (no model numbers) suddenly looms over my day.
When Microsoft Windows installs correctly, accurately identifies all hardware and associated drivers, and is then ready for the loading of application software it is an aid and a service to business and personal pursuits. But take away the audio drivers, and the musician’s task becomes impossible. Strip out the printer driver, and the author loses the touch and feel of printed material. Crash the video driver and the animation specialist is crippled. Crash the video to the maximum, and the operating system goes completely down.
So where should the search for drivers begin?
First, come to a full understanding that a complete system crash can be the end result of any mismatched hardware to driver situation. Thus certain preliminary steps should precede any efforts to correct an unknown driver problem. A current hard drive backup is the most complete solution to this threat. Several online companies offer free basic versions of their hard drive backup software. If you have the time, and the available storage space, make this your first priority.
If a full backup does not fit your schedule, at least backup your Windows registry. The steps are simple, and it may preserve your youth. As an added precaution, you may want to burn the backup to a floppy drive or a CD.
The following links to the Microsoft support site will detail registry backup methods for different versions of Windows:
· 98 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256419
· 2000 – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322755
· XP – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756
· Vista – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Back-up-the-registry
· 7 – http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Back-up-the-registry
As an additional precaution, you may want to create a bootable CD. Though various methods for doing this are available, I find that Bart's Preinstalled Environment (BartPE) is free software that functions without error. Further details can be viewed at the following website: http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/.
Be sure that your registry backup is included on the created boot CD.
You can also create a system restore point. If working under Vista, perform the following steps:
· Go to, “Control Panel,” from your start menu and then
· Open the “Backup and Restore Center”
· Under tasks, select “create a restore point or change settings”
· Select a suitable destination, and then click “Create”
· Restore is a matter of repeating these procedures, choosing “Restore” rather than “Create”
Looking now at some of the process involved in finding drivers for unknown products (no model numbers), let’s address the missing video driver that is displayed in figure 1. Windows has already installed a default VGA driver, or else we would not have a screen display to view. So it is safe to select the “skip driver installation” option, and then click “finish” so that the OS will complete this stage of the procedure.
Figure 2 illustrates the screen properties as available through a basic VGA display driver. Note that the maximum colors are 16; the maximum screen resolution is 640*480. Most modern applications will not function within these display limitations.
In modern computing, two hardware components with associated drivers are completely indispensable. We must have some form of video display. When Windows installed a default VGA driver, the basic function ability of this first issue was sufficiently addressed. We can use the machine for driver processing purposes. Next, we will need Internet access. This means a network card with an appropriate driver must be installed on the computer system.
Figure 3 is a screen shot of the Window’s 2000 Pro device manager. Microsoft likes to change the location and access methods of “device manager” – this promotes the illusion of an OS upgrade – so I will not walk through a step-by-step of how to get here. I want you to note, from the screen shot, how a yellow question mark is placed over the video controller. This is what we are trying to repair. Network adapters are listed directly above the video listing. In this instance we have a working 3com network card.
Now if you have no other machine from which to work, and if your system lacks a driver for the network card, you may well be dead in the water. You might try defaulting to a basic 3Com or NE2000 network driver, but keep in mind that a faulty device driver can result in a complete system lockup. Thankfully, many modern network cards are present in the Windows generic kernel.
As we set about the task of finding drivers for an unknown product, this article assumes that your major issue is not in how to select and install a driver, but rather in how to find the correct driver. I leave the rest of this subject matter as is.
Name brand computers usually provide a web site with their own drivers and problem solutions. Yet even top names have produced some generic computers.
Figure 4 is a shot of an ESC K7SEM motherboard. This unit is located inside of an unmarked IBM school desktop system. Notice mid-picture. The ESC model number is located between the white PCI slot and the brown AGP slot. Though you may not see it clearly in the picture, the part number also includes a motherboard revision number. As all components: video, audio, network, modem, mouse, etcetera are motherboard inclusive, this number provides the resource as to locating any drivers required by this computer system. The system had no external identification. Opening the computer case provided the only means of acquiring this number.
When dealing with unidentified computers and drivers that the OS cannot isolate, there are two methods of approach. The first, and what I believe is really the most sensible method is that of opening the case. Though not every device will be stamped with a manufacture’s name, none have ever failed to be marked with a part number. Finding drivers then becomes a matter of Internet searching. The search fields might look something like the following: “+component +part number +driver”. The plus signs are used to force the search to include specific words. “Component” represents the name of the needed driver. “Part number” is to be the actual number as pulled from the part.
Driver detection software provides a second method of identifying components that defeat the OS. Though not always accurate, these type programs are quite efficient. I use them in conjunction with method one. Since the ultimate goal of finding drivers for an unknown product is to install without suffering a system crash or other software conflict, I count a confirmation between the two methods of driver identification as my mark to go.

on Jun 18, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I lost my instalation cd for hp laserjet 3052 printer how to install my printer


1. Go to support.hp.com
2. In the "Enter your product number" area, typ in LaserJet 3052, or whichever model your printer is. I was confused because in your question you also mentioned the p1008. Either way, just enter in the model name.
3. Under "Tasks for HP LaserJet 3052 Printer", the first thing is download drivers and software. Choose that.
4. Then, select your language and operating system. If you're not sure what operating system you have, right click on "my Computer" that is on your desktop, and go to properties. The general tab contains the information about what operating system you have.
5. Then, go to the "Quick Jumps to download by category" and choose "Driver"
6. In my humble opinion, I always pick the driver at the top of the list, because it is most updated.
7. Click the download button.
8. In the popup window, choose run.
9. This should start the installation process.

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I want to crash my computer and reload os and software


you dont need to crash your windows all you need to do is to reformat your hard disk and reload the operating system .

Dec 08, 2008 | PC Desktops

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When i installed the software that came with the product it crashed my computer and now its not working


what kind of software did you installed and Operating system you used?

Apr 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Help... i lost my Insignia Restore DVD...


You will not be able to set all the programmes back to original as you have no disc and wont be able to get a replacement unless you have spoken to Insignia support, but you can format the pc to the operating systems original installation without the installed programmes by using a friends XP cd, but use you own product code number which will be on a sticker on your tower system, as its the license you pay for and not the actual cdrom.

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