|Hello Jimmy, |
If your computer came with the operating system pre-installed in it. Then you absolutely don't have to worry about it. You will have a product key label stuck underneath your laptop (Microsoft Certificate of Authentication). If you are unable to figure out the numbers don't worry. There's a free program that you can download off the internet. Its called Jelly Bean Key finder. Just run it and it'll give you the product keys of all the Microsoft programs that you have installed in your machine. But before that a few questions.
1. Do you know what version of Windows is installed ( windows xp or vista or 7)
2. What flavor of Windows is it ? For example (xp pro, xp home, vista ultimate, win7 home premium etc)
3. Is it a 32 Bit or 64 bit
Now if your computer is still running a OS and you want the same to be re-installed.
Please go to system properties to get all the above info. You could do that by right clicking on My computer and then go to Properties.
With Vista and 7 you wont be having a problem, as the key determines what version is to be installed. So if its one of those. Just grab a copy of the Disc from a friend and install the OS and key in the product key from underneath the machine (If its a Desktop then its located on one of the sides)
Incase this does help. Please reply back to this post. Thanks.