Sorry ... yet another windows activation question.

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       #11

    Word Man said:
    Doh! I just realized I made a set of off-base assumptions about OP's daughter's laptop. I took "brick" to mean battery but that was my mistake. - I guess I pictured "old Toshiba laptop" from first sentence (with a removable battery) and missed their daughter's being a Samsung Series 9 (a much thinner laptop).

    My bad on that.
    No prob. ... just, it's the first time I came across a COA stuck there... or I've been under a rock.
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       #12

    Well it turns out that there is no windows sticker on the A/C adapter like there was on the one seen in the unboxing video. I told my daughter to look under the battery as one poster suggested. I realize that is a long shot but it is worth a try. It might take her a while to find a screw driver small enough to remove the tiny screws used to secure the battery. If that fails I guess we will have to go back to Samsung, although I have found they are not that helpful for things like this on computers that are out of warranty. I've seen that you can buy windows 7 CD keys on ebay for far less than it would cost to buy a windows 10 license. Would that be a reasonable thing to try if we simply can't find the CD sticker?
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       #13

    ...... I've seen that you can buy windows 7 CD keys on ebay for far less than it would cost to buy a windows 10 license.

    I would seriously think twice ( maybe 3 times ) before taking on such an adventure.

    I am NOT saying sellers in eBay are crooked.
    I once bought a Win 8 Pro upgrade version from eBay for quite a bit cheaper than buying from Retail stores.
    It comes in a sealed box with 2 dvds and the product key. It is 110% legit and genuine.
    Last edited by davidhk; 11 Jan 2016 at 19:46.
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       #14

    pmennen said:
    Well it turns out that there is no windows sticker on the A/C adapter like there was on the one seen in the unboxing video. I told my daughter to look under the battery as one poster suggested. I realize that is a long shot but it is worth a try. It might take her a while to find a screw driver small enough to remove the tiny screws used to secure the battery. If that fails I guess we will have to go back to Samsung, although I have found they are not that helpful for things like this on computers that are out of warranty. I've seen that you can buy windows 7 CD keys on ebay for far less than it would cost to buy a windows 10 license. Would that be a reasonable thing to try if we simply can't find the CD sticker?
    Sorry, I won't go so far as to say don't bother cracking the case open, but I would be very surprised if you had to open up what I assume is the same thin case I saw in that video to see a COA sticker!

    Also, I'll second the "caveat emptor" on the eBay purchase that davidhk gave you - I haven't done something like that myself and, if I had to, would be looking real hard at the seller ratings, feedback, longevity, and guarantees/buyer protection before biting.
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