How to identify windows and version from a product key?

So I have an HP Elitebook 8470p that came up with pirated Windows 7 pre-installed (bought from local shop). It has a Windows 8/8.1 sticker on the bottom so I assume the Windows Product Key is embedded in the bios.

Is there any way I can identify correct Windows version from it's product key?
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Obaid ur RehmanTechnical and Operations ManagerAsked:
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Maidine FouadEngineerCommented:
The Ultimate Pid Checker does just that and is open source ( you can look up the source code for the how to do so manually , it appears it calls some windows native dll to do so ...) :

Ultimate PID checker interface
http://janek2012.eu/ultimate-pid-checker/

Attached in case link is down
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
For me, Usually the product key is embedded on the recovery disk. I have an HP Windows 7 recovery disk and I do not need to input my key. It just installs and works for me. I assume the product key is no where to be found on the machine.
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Edward PamiasTeam Lead RRS DeskCommented:
@Fouad, nice tool! Thank for the info!
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Maidine FouadEngineerCommented:
Np ,Your Welcome
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Obaid ur RehmanTechnical and Operations ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help!
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Maidine FouadEngineerCommented:
;)
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