License Key Missing After Crash

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    I read it as the "new" computer.
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    NavyLCDR said:
    I read it as the "new" computer.
    Hmmm... None of this makes sense to me...

    "Tandy 2000 and 95.
    I shoehorned this rig up to XP into a new box, did magic with the profile to get the desktop into a W7U fresh install disk that I purchased so I could get the free upgrade to W10 that was being offered.
    So, yes, I have a W7U License Key.
    P.S. That "new" box was formerly a Vista OEM.
    And this "new" box was also formerly a Vista OEM."

    What is Tandy 2000 and 95? and how shoehorned?

    I'm too young?
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    Superfly said:

    I'm too young?
    Maybe, ...

    Tandy 2000 was Radio Shack's entry into the PC market WAY back.

    Aside from that.

    This was a full installer Windows 7 Disc onto a HP machine (dc5800 microtower) that was a Vista installation with the master template from my ongoing desktop since I first got a Windows PC, yes, I am that old.

    This install was then upgraded to Windows 10 via the free upgrade offer from Microsoft.

    The machine went belly up and did a hardware crash to which I managed to get back to the desktop after much effort.

    The license was declared invalid by the OS.

    I found out a lie, your Microsoft account does NOT assure you that your license is properly backed up.

    Microsoft agent recommended I re-enter the Windows 7 key while connected to my Microsoft account, this activated my license and now I'm good.

    And now I can stick my other two hard drives of goodies into that machine.

    I do thank everyone who made constructive input into this thread.
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