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Jan 04, 2012 by Michael M | Posted in Software

Trying to reinstall windows 7 on my computer? Help please!?

Okay... so I lost everything on my computer when I was out of the country. Spilled coke on my computer and had to have the hard drive replaced. I got it fixed and the new hard drive has a professional version of windows 7 (in spanish) on it. The version that was put on did not have a license. I planned to come back to the US and reinstall my windows home premium 7 disc on it, but when I insert the disc into the drive, the computer cannot read it. It makes a loud buzzing noise and then ejects itself from the drive. The computer can read other discs. I also inserted the disc into another computer and it is not being read. Any ideas on why this is happening? Did Dell give me a faulty disc? The serial number on it is P/N 00WK4. Any help is greatly appreciated.


The disc is probably damaged and there's no way you can fix it. Either you order a new set of recovery discs from Dell or get a Windows 7 installer. I'll assume you still have the OEM sticker containing the product key for your Windows 7 Professional edition. As you didn't say what version (32 or 64-bit) you have, choose the right one to download: Windows 7 Professional Edition SP1 (bootable) x86 (32-bit) version -- http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24280.iso x64 (64-bit) version -- http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24281.iso Those are genuine ISO images of Windows 7 Pro w/ integrated Service Pack 1 installer. It comes from Digital Rivers which is Microsoft's official online retailer of Microsoft products. Downloading the files from Digital River is absolutely legal and completely free of charge. As this is an official download channel, you can also be sure to receive a disk image free of viruses and malware. Without a legally obtained Product Key however, any Windows 7 installation will only run for 30 days. Afterwards, it needs to be activated. If you have a valid Product Key, this should not be a problem. If you have at least 4GB of RAM or are planning on adding more memory, plan ahead and choose the 64-bit version. If your product key is not for Windows 7 Pro but for a different edition like Home Premium or Ultimate, convert the ISO image to a universal installer so you can still use the image to install the edition you need. Use this converter: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/ Burn the ISO image to a DVD or transfer it to a USB flash drive using this Microsoft USB / DVD Download Tool: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msst ore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool Use either the DVD or USB flash drive to reinstall your OS and activate it with the OEM product key that matches the edition you installed.

| Jan 04, 2012
SHAKET | Jan 04, 2012
From ur question,it seems ur disc is badly scratched. Try to recover all the data from the CD in any other computer ,Then write a new cd.Serial no. will be the same,License encoder must be turned off,After installation.
Xihu | Jan 04, 2012
I say the disc is faulty since it was not read by other computer. Buy new disc and try reinstalling.
Laurence I | Jan 04, 2012
This is a common problem due to being out of balance the process of creating a flat plastic disc is not the most technically advanced. and there are several easy solutions 1 get dell to replace the disk 2 just DUPLICATE the disk in A N Other DESKTOP pc, use older media(slower speed) if ...possible to guarantee that the media will be recognised.
Adarsh | Jan 04, 2012
the disc was scrached.no use
Dec 17, 2011 by Tuan | Posted in Software

can i ask the computer manufacturer for a windows 7 reactivation?

So recently my motherboard broke so i had to replace the motherboard and the computer is still brand new and under asus's 1year warranty, since the new motherboard does not work with my hard drive and wont boot into windows, can i ask the manufacturer a cd and the code to reactivate windows 7 onto a new drive for the new motherboard? or do i have to either pay tiger direct 80 dollar to re install windows on it for buy new windows 7 disk?


Did your computer come with an OEM sticker containing the product key? If yes, all you need to do is find a Windows 7 installer disc and use the same product key to activate it. What edition and version was installed on it? It could be Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate edition, and it could be 32 or 64 bit version. Assuming you have Home Premium, the below links are for bootable Windows 7, build 6.1.7600.16385 with SP1 Integrated ISO from Digital River, the official e-Commerce partner of Microsoft. You can verify Digital River's status as an official vendor from this Microsoft press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/event s/pdc/docs/digitallocker.doc Downloading the files from Digital River is absolutely legal and completely free of charge. As this is an official download channel, you can also be sure to receive a disk image free of viruses and malware. Without a legally obtained product key however, any Windows 7 installation will only run for 30 days. Afterwards, it needs to be activated. If you already have a valid product key then this is no problem to you. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (bootable) ------------------------------------- x86 (32-bit) version http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24208.iso x64 (64-bit) version http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24209.iso If you don't have Home Premium edition, download the right version anyway and convert the ISO image to an all-edition installer using this: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/ If you have a Windows 7 computer, burn the ISO image to a DVD by right clicking on the ISO and select "Open with -> Windows Disc Image Burner". If not, burn the ISO image using this: http://www.imgburn.com/ If you want to use a USB flash drive instead, transfer the ISO by following

| Dec 17, 2011
Meghadri | Dec 17, 2011
You can send a request to your laptop's manufacturer for a windows 7 re installation disk. I hope you will get the disk.
Simply RED | Dec 17, 2011
Did your computer come with an OEM sticker containing the product key? If yes, all you need to do is find a Windows 7 installer disc and use the same product key to activate it. What edition and version was installed on it? It could be Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate edition, and it could be 32 or 64 bit version. Assuming you have Home Premium, the below links are for bootable Windows 7, build 6.1.7600.16385 with SP1 Integrated ISO from Digital River, the official e-Commerce partner of Microsoft. You can verify Digital River's status as an official vendor from this Microsoft press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/event s/pdc/docs/digitallocker.doc Downloading the files from Digital River is absolutely legal and completely free of charge. As this is an official download channel, you can also be sure to receive a disk image free of viruses and malware. Without a legally obtained product key however, any Windows 7 installation will only run for 30 days. Afterwards, it needs to be activated. If you already have a valid product key then this is no problem to you. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (bootable) ------------------------------------- x86 (32-bit) version http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24208.iso x64 (64-bit) version http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24209.iso If you don't have Home Premium edition, download the right version anyway and convert the ISO image to an all-edition installer using this: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/ If you have a Windows 7 computer, burn the ISO image to a DVD by right clicking on the ISO and select "Open with -> Windows Disc Image Burner". If not, burn the ISO image using this: http://www.imgburn.com/ If you want to use a USB flash drive instead, transfer the ISO by following

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552 pages

Exam 70-432, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance

Creator: Microsoft Official Academic Course | Computers - 2011-02-15

Table 2-3 (continued) COMPONENT Hard disk space Operating system COMPONENT Processor Memory ... 32- BIT 64- BIT SQL Server 2005 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with SP4 or newer;Windows 2000 Professional Edition with SP4 ... Server 2003 with SP1 or newer Approximately 350 MB of available hard disk space for the recommended installation, with ... Windows XP Professional x64 Edition or newer; Vista; Windows 7 64- BIT Pentium III- compatible; 1.0 GHz minimum; 2.0 ...

Publisher: Wiley

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This book follows the newest iterations of the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) program for database administration courses using SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. It provides the information and resources needed to prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) 70-444 exam for SQL Server 2005, and the 70-432 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exam for SQL Server 2008.   Hands On Exercises and Certification Ready features are integrated with the accompanying Lab Manual throughout the chapters that enable them to reinforce what they’ve learned by completing various exercises. Business cases are presented to provide a real world perspective on how the information is used in the field. The book also includes a CD that enables students with exam practice and instant feedback. By following the exercises in this book, students will learn how to install and configure SQL Server, manage databases, implement security, troubleshoot SQL activity, and more.



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Mastering Microsoft Windows 7 Administration

Creator: William Panek, Tylor Wentworth | 2010-01-19

... Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, and Windows XP Professional Edition. CPU Architecture MAP can be installed on both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of any of the listed operating systems. ... 1.5 GB of RAM minimum, 2 GB recommended for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; minimum of 1 GB of available hard disk space; and a ... requirements are Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, Microsoft Word (2003 with SP2 or 2007), and Microsoft ...

Publisher: Sybex

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A comprehensive guide for IT administrators deploying Windows 7 Using a task-focused approach and clear, no-nonsense instructions, this book delivers all the information you'll need to deploy and manage Windows 7 efficiently and securely. Learn how to install, configure, run, and troubleshoot Windows 7; explore advanced networking, security, and other advanced topics. Delivers the information IT administrators need to deploy and manage Windows 7 successfully Explains topics in the thorough, step-by-step style of all books in the Mastering series, providing you ample instruction, tips, and techniques Covers how to install, configure, run, and troubleshoot Windows 7 and also explores advanced networking, security, and more Uses a task-based approach, so you have plenty of real-world examples and exercises to help you understand concepts All the books in the Sybex Mastering series feature comprehensive and expert coverage of topics you can put to immediate use. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.



504 pages

VMware vSphere 5 Administration Instant Reference

Creator: Christopher Kusek, Van Van Noy, Andy Daniel | Computers - 2011-11-14

If Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express is installed as the database, 2 GB of disk space is required during the ... 32-bit and 64-bit with SP2 Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise, 32-bit and 64-bit SP1 Windows Server 2008 Standard, ...

Publisher: Sybex

About this book
Compact and portable reference guide for quick answers to VMware vSphereIf you're looking to migrate to the newest version of VMware vSphere, this concise guide will get you up to speed and down to business in no time. If you're new to VMware vSphere, this book is for you too! The compact size of this quick reference makes it easy for you to have by your side—whether you're in the field, server room, or at your desk. Helpful elements for finding information such as thumb tabs, tables of contents with page numbers at the beginning of each chapter, and special headers puts what you need at your fingertips, fast.No matter your skill level, this book's focus on essential day-to-day tasks for administering vSphere make it a handy reference for anyone.Covers the highly anticipated release of VMware vSphereAllows you to hit the ground running with the latest VMware vSphere softwareProvides you answers on the spot with concise, no-nonsense instructionDesigned for busy IT professionals, this instant reference is the perfect go-to resource.


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  • RAVPower

    RAVPower Dual Port 15.5W / 3.1A USB Car Charger for iPhone 6, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, 4; iPad 5, Air, Mini; iPod Touch, Nano; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Galaxy Note 3, 2; Kindle; LG G2; Nexus 5, 7; Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX; Blackberry; Nook Color; Bluetooth Speakers and Headsets; HTC One X V S; External Batteries and More (Black)

    Digital Device Accessory (RAVPower)
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    Dual Port Design, one 2 Ampere port for iPAD and one 1 Ampere port for Mobile phones or other devices.
    Input:12-24V 1000mA; Output:DC 5V 2.1A & 5V 1A
    Sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection. Charging will be automatically stop when battery is full.
    Use your existing USB charging cables to charge most USB powered devices / Easy-to-see LED confirms whether USB charger is properly connected.
    Dual Port USB Car Charger charges your iPad, iPhone, iPod, HTC, Blackberry, MP3 Players, Digital Cameras, PDAs, Mobile Phones.


  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 8.1 Pro System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit

    Software (Microsoft Software)

    Rating (153 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Microsoft Software

    Not As Bad As You've Heard

    This is the single license OEM version which means you can only install it on one PC (no license transfer allowed) and there is no tech support from Microsoft but if you're buying this version, you probably already know that. This version has the 8.1 upgrade patches baked in so you don't have suffer through the (free) update if you have the 8.0 version and that alone is worth it for me. Some of the highlights with 8.1 include the ability to boot to the desktop as well as customization tweaks with wallpapers and the app start screen.I've docked it one star due to the confusing start screen/app screen/desktop layout. I don't think it really works that well and seems needlessly complicated.The modern/metro apps are often cartoonish and sort of a waste. Also, there is no easy way to set up an PC account unless you have a Microsoft account as well and that might very well be a deal breaker for some. On the plus side, the backup feature is simplified and works very well and... 4/5 Mick - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 8.1 Pro System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit (Software) This is the single license OEM version which means you can only install it on one PC (no license transfer allowed) and there is no tech support from Microsoft but if you're buying this version, you probably already know that. This version has the 8.1 upgrade patches baked in so you don't have suffer through the (free) update if you have the 8.0 version and that alone is worth it for me. Some of the highlights with 8.1 include the ability to boot to the desktop as well as customization tweaks with wallpapers and the app start screen.I've docked it one star due to the confusing start screen/app screen/desktop layout. I don't think it really works that well and seems needlessly complicated.The modern/metro apps are often cartoonish and sort of a waste. Also, there is no easy way to set up an PC account unless you have a Microsoft account as well and that might very well be a deal breaker for some. On the plus side, the backup feature is simplified and works very well and... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 27, 2013

    Flexible and Versitile OS

    Windows 8.1 does a good job of polishing the new Windows functionality added in Windows 8. Windows 8 was a little rough around the edges in some ways.Windows 8 and 8.1 are basically improved versions of Windows 7 that also have the ability to OPTIONALLY run Windows Store (tablet/touch optimized) apps as well. The benefit of this is that it gives you the ability to use one OS and set of applications on any device including a multi-monitor desktop, laptop, tablet, or some hybrid combination of those. There is a bit of a learning curve with Windows 8.x, but once you spend a little time with it and configure it for the device it's installed on, you can move seamlessly between traditional keyboard/mouse optimized desktop programs and full screen touch/tablet optimized apps on the same device depending on what you need to get done. You can even have a tablet that plugs into a docking station and becomes a multi-monitor desktop. This isn't something that can currently be done with... 5/5 C. Leavitt (FL United States) - See all my reviews, November 17, 2013

    Activation Headache

    0 4/5 Insectophile - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 8.1 Pro System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit (Software) My Media Center product key overwrote the Windows 8.1 product key. This caused Windows 8.1 activation to fail. A handful of people in forums reported this same problem. I finally had to resort to calling Window tech support which ended up being and hour and a half call as he remotely worked on my Windows installation. Finally, the tech support representative had to issue me a whole new key which activated Windows while preserving Media Center.Wow. What kind of bug allows the Media Center key to overwrite the Windows key? Frustratingly odd. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 20, 2014
    List Price: $199.99
    It plays as hard as it works. Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation - all on a single PC.
    The Start screen. Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different tile sizes make your device as unique as you are.
    The apps you want. In addition to great built-in apps for e-mail, people, photos and video editing, you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype, and Halo: Spartan Assault.


  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Packaging]

    Software (Microsoft Software)

    Rating (119 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Microsoft Software

    How do-it-yourselfers do Windows.

    If you've reinstalled Windows just once in your life, you've learned enough to tackle a full virgin installation of Windows 7 from an OEM copy. Microsoft has finally created an operating system with so much built-in support and maintenance technology it practically does all the work for you, so if your current Windows XP machine is labeled "Windows Vista Capable" or "Windows 7 Capable," this is the way to go. Just to be sure, install and run Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor.You can't upgrade from XP to 7; you have to wipe the drive or partition and perform a clean install, but even an upgrade from Vista to 7 is fraught with peril, so you might as well do the same if you're running Vista. Just back up your data and find all your application installation software before you begin. Once you activate this OEM version, it's married to the PC's system board. You can't reuse the product key on another machine unless you can convince Microsoft that the previous PC is out of... 5/5 Joe Ekaitis "gray-haired geek" (Southern California) - See all my reviews This review is from: Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Packaging] (Software) If you've reinstalled Windows just once in your life, you've learned enough to tackle a full virgin installation of Windows 7 from an OEM copy. Microsoft has finally created an operating system with so much built-in support and maintenance technology it practically does all the work for you, so if your current Windows XP machine is labeled "Windows Vista Capable" or "Windows 7 Capable," this is the way to go. Just to be sure, install and run Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor.You can't upgrade from XP to 7; you have to wipe the drive or partition and perform a clean install, but even an upgrade from Vista to 7 is fraught with peril, so you might as well do the same if you're running Vista. Just back up your data and find all your application installation software before you begin. Once you activate this OEM version, it's married to the PC's system board. You can't reuse the product key on another machine unless you can convince Microsoft that the previous PC is out of... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 15, 2011

    OEM Microsoft product

    I love the system builder version of Windows 7--- it installs the operating system only--- no junk, no ads, no nonsense. Instead if me having to spend hours deleting everything I do not need, I spend that time reinstalling my applications and being productive. What still surprises me is how fast it installs compared to all previous versions of Windows. I had the system to the point it was starting to update itself in less than 30-minutes which is awesome.I have installed both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions without a hitch. The only [minor] gripe is that I wish I could set it on autopilot to install ALL of the updates without any intervention back-to-back-to-back. It seems as though it goes through the motions of updating this group which then triggers that grouping. I know I can just leave auto update on and let it do it over time, but I want it all done now. So while doing some other things I would go back every 20-min to see if I need to do anything. After a few... 5/5 The Goat (Maryland) - See all my reviews, January 20, 2012

    There are a couple of shortcomings....

    0 3/5 Dan Z "-dan z-" (Northeast Tennessee, home of the free) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Packaging] (Software) Using this disk produces a Win-7 system with OEM as the character part of the product ID. Thus if you need support from Microsoft, you can not get it for free. They tell you to contact the computer manufacturer, who would presumably be the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) who installed Windows. You do have the option of paying for Microsoft support or asking questions on the Microsoft Forum (I have found that to be pretty useless).Also, this disk can not be used as a repair disk. It only has two modes: upgrade and install. "Upgrade" actually re-installs the operating system but supposedly saves your files and settings. Using either option requires registering the installation with Microsoft again, and the papers included with the disk indicate that, except in special circumstances, it can only be used once. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 12, 2013
    List Price: $179.99
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    Run many Windows XP productivity programs in Windows XP Mode.
    Make the things you do every day easier with improved desktop navigation.
    Connect to company networks easily and more securely with Domain Join.
    Make your web experience faster, easier and safer than ever with Internet Explorer 8.
    Easily create a home network and connect your PCs to a printer with HomeGroup.


  • RAVPower

    RAVPower® Element 10400mAh External Battery USB Portable Charger (Dual USB Outputs, Ultra Compact Design), for iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 4S, 4, iPad Air, 4, 3, 2, Mini 2 (Apple adapters not included); Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Note 3, Note 2; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA, Motorola ATRIX, Droid, Moto X, Google Glass, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, LG Optimus, PS Vita, GoPro, Smart Watch and More - Black

    Wireless (RAVPower)

    Rating (0 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    RAVPower

    A real work horse of a battery pack with a lot of power to extend the use of your electronic devices!

    Customer Video Review Length:: 3:31 MinsThis is a great product for anyone who travels or works long days. You can charge your tablet or smart phone while on the bus, train, and plane or in a meeting without looking for one of those hard to find wall plugs. This powerful battery pack can charge your smart phone multiple times or extend the use of your smart tablet. (Please see the details listed below in my test results)It is beautifully designed, small and portable. It uses four top of the line Samsung 18650 power cells which will provide years of recharging capability, up to 500 plus times. These are the same style of batteries used in many portable computer battery packs. Each cell in this device is rated to 2600 mAh capacity so the power pack has a fully charged capacity of 10,400 mAh.What I like is that the unit is priced well and it is so small and portable but can really carry a lot of power. It easily fits into your purse, briefcase or pocket. You could recharge... 5/5 jjceo (Greenwood, Indiana) - See all my reviews, November 20, 2012

    Excellent - delivers what it promises

    0 5/5 ScOObydoo (USA) - See all my reviews, January 4, 2013

    Performs as Specified

    0 5/5 Simon Wong - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: RAVPower® Element 10400mAh External Battery USB Portable Charger (Dual USB Outputs, Ultra Compact Design), for iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 4S, 4, iPad Air, 4, 3, 2, Mini 2 (Apple adapters not included); Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Note 3, Note 2; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA, Motorola ATRIX, Droid, Moto X, Google Glass, Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Nexus 10, LG Optimus, PS Vita, GoPro, Smart Watch and More - Black (Wireless Phone Accessory) There are several of these high capacity external battery packs available through Amazon, and I picked this unit merely based on price, features, and (apparent) reliability. It charges up my Iphone 5 very quickly, and supplies power to my GoPRO for extended time lapse/video shoots. The device is small, sleek, and works great. For those of you trying to charge the (new) Ipad (ie versions 3 and 4) keep in mind that (as advertised) the RAVPower RP-PB07 has only enough juice to barely charge a dead ipad to about 80-90%. This emphasizes how great Apple's battery technology is since they're able to cram such a high capacity battery in such a small space. Overall RAVPower delivered a great product and should be considered competitive with the other guys out there! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 2, 2013
    List Price: $99.99
    Input: 5V / 1.5A; Use a 1.5A adapter (not included) for fastest charge times (8 hours).
    10400mAh of capacity. Charges all iPhone four to five times, a Galaxy S3 thrice, or an iPad / iPad 2 once.
    Android 5V / 3A (max) port charges Android devices and iPhone with iOS 5 or higher at full speed, iPad with iOS 5 or 6 at 1.5A, or iPad with iOS 7 at 1A; Apple 5V / 3A (max) port charges iPhone at full speed or iPad at 1A (Android devices at 0.5A). Note: this product CANNOT charge Samsung or Asus tablets.
    Package contents: 10400mAh Travel Charger / Portable Charger , 2 x USB to Micro USB Charging Cables, travel pouch and detailed instruction manual.
    A lightweight, unassuming solution to life's daily power needs (8oz). LEDs display just how much juice you've got left. Reliable lithium polymer core ensures quality, supplying you with more than 500 charge cycles during the course of its life.


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