Retrieving serial number from toshiba laptop?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by iNO12, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. iNO12

    iNO12 MDL Member

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    #1 iNO12, Oct 7, 2009
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    Hi Guys,

    I have a friend that has a really messed up laptop, well, operating system. He claims it is really slow, applications don't work etc. So he asked me to format and install windows again, so I am going to do that.

    He has Windows Vista that came with his toshiba laptop. I am just wondering if anyone knows how I could get the serial number from it for when I install windows again? He has no disk and does not know the serial number.

    Also another quick question, it would be an OEM key so would I need an oem copy of windows to use the key or would retail be fine too?

    Thanks,
    iNO12
     
  2. 911medic

    911medic MDL Guru

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    Read the stickies..The oem slp serials may interest you, as will the certificates..
     
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  3. ricksy50

    ricksy50 MDL Junior Member

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    my toshiba xp laptop came with a vista upgrade but until sp1 i also had probs,still ran like a bag of garbage even with major ram upgrade, tosh usually install a lot of junk you dont need so i first just did a clean install using just default drivers,laptop still slow gone back to xp pro.
     
  4. stonedagain

    stonedagain MDL Junior Member

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    I used a program called ABR to find & make backups of the product key & activation certificate. It restores them after re-installation of Vista. Only works for OEM though.