If you have a Hauppauge WinTV product, you may need to find your serial number or product code for various purposes, such as activating your software, updating your drivers, or contacting technical support. The serial number or product code is a unique identifier that is printed on your WinTV CD-ROM or on a sticker on your WinTV device. Here are some tips on how to locate your WinTV 7 or WinTV 8 serial number.
WinTV 7 Serial Number
WinTV 7 is a software application that allows you to watch and record TV on your PC using a Hauppauge TV tuner. To install WinTV 7, you need a WinTV 7 installation CD and a valid product code. The product code is a 25-digit alphanumeric code that starts with "WV" and is located on the WinTV CD-ROM. You can also find the product code on the WinTV v7 installation menu by clicking on the "About" button.
To activate WinTV 7, you need to enter the product code during the installation process. If you have lost your WinTV CD-ROM or product code, you can purchase a new one from the Hauppauge website for $9.95. You can also download the latest version of WinTV 7 from the Hauppauge website and use your existing product code to activate it.
WinTV 8 Serial Number
WinTV 8 is an upgraded version of WinTV 7 that offers more features and compatibility with Windows 10 and 8.1. To install WinTV 8, you need a WinTV v8 activation code and a valid WinTV 7 product code. The activation code is a 25-digit alphanumeric code that starts with "WV" and is located on the WinTV v8 download confirmation email or on the WinTV v8 installation menu by clicking on the "About" button.
To activate WinTV 8, you need to enter both the activation code and the product code during the installation process. If you have a WinTV v7 CD-ROM, you can upgrade to WinTV v8 for free by downloading the latest version of WinTV 8 from the Hauppauge website and using your existing product code to activate it. If you do not have a WinTV v7 CD-ROM or product code, you can purchase a new one from the Hauppauge website for $11.95.
How to Identify Your WinTV Model
In addition to your serial number or product code, you may also need to know your WinTV model name and number for troubleshooting or driver updates. The model name and number are usually printed on a sticker on your WinTV device or on the original packaging. You can also use the Hauppauge Device Central software to detect your WinTV device and display its model name and number.
The Hauppauge Device Central software is included in the WinTV installation CD or can be downloaded from the Hauppauge website. To use it, simply run the program and click on "Detect Devices". The software will scan your PC for any connected WinTV devices and show their model name and number in a list.
The model name of your WinTV device usually indicates its series and features. For example, WinTV-HVR-950Q is a series of USB TV tuners that support both analog and digital TV (HVR stands for hybrid video recorder). The model number of your WinTV device usually indicates its specific version and region. For example, W10-950Q-NA is a North American version of the WinTV-HVR-950Q.
The serial numbers of the WinTV devices usually start with "W" followed by two digits that indicate their series. For example, W10 indicates a series of USB TV tuners, W16 indicates a series of PCI-E TV tuners, and W20 indicates a series of HD video recorders. Some special WinTV models may also have an additional prefix before their serial number, such as HH for dual tuner models or MDR for media center models.