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Q: i want product key to activate window

I bought my laptop in a best buy store in 2014, it had windows 8 pre installed. Recently my hard drive have crased and so i have to repalce the hard drive. I want to activate the windows 8 again, but don't find the product key. The microsoft support detect the product key isn't into the BIOS. Please help me to get my windows 8 product key back Thank.

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Please could one of you give me a valid PosReady 2009 product key as the one Microsoft provided me with was invalid according to the installer.

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Recently I tried to install the free Windows 10 update and now my PC tells me it is not activated and that I need to reactivate it with a new product key? Why is it doing this and how do I fix it?I am not very computer savy and do not have the original packaging that came with my pc two years ago.Please help!

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I upgraded my laptop from 8.1 to 10 for free, but since it lags a downloaded the iso again then perform a clean install however as i install it it requires product key so i just skip it since i don't know it, i thought it would automatically activated just like in upgrading but no, it stays not activated. Anyone?

A:How can i activate windows 10 without product key?

Originally Posted by Load


I upgraded my laptop from 8.1 to 10 for free, but since it lags a downloaded the iso again then perform a clean install however as i install it it requires product key so i just skip it since i don't know it, i thought it would automatically activated just like in upgrading but no, it stays not activated. Anyone?



Hi @Load, welcome to the forums!

If you don't have the 8.1 product key, you're going to have to fully perform the upgrade.

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hello i already had windows 8.1. I did Windows 10 free update. After a week, i again came back to windows 8.1. After that onwards i have a message for activating windows. what should i do?? How to get my product key?

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Hello to all, I have moved from Australia to China for work. After one week in China I get a message to validate my Windows, so I did, boy I shouldn't have done that. I get a message that my copy is not valid for the region I'm in?
I contact Microsoft in Australia, tell them the problem,to cut a very long story short, because I'm now in China, I'm Geographically blocked, nice one Microsoft. I then go online and purchase a new XP Product Key, which I receive via email[i had to use my mothers address in Australia and thats where they will send the hard copy]
I follow the instructions to the letter on how to validate my new product key, this is where the fun begins.I download the tool, click run,it starts,then stops with this message..The system may be low on disk space Error 0x800402c9. I might add here I have some 35 gig of free space on my HD.I email the Microsoft Support team in Australia, they come back quickly I will say with some instructions, which I follow,1 Clean Boot, 2,Register Dll Files, then try and validate again, did all that, same message came up, so I email back, get new instructions which are,1Create Restore Point,2 Deactivate Windows and look for HKEY_LOCAL..al the way to \WPAEvents, where I right click OOBETimer,click modify, change at least one charater of this value and on, 3 Re-activate Windows, Start,RUN in the open box type %systemroot%system32\oobe\msoobe.exe/a which I do and click ok, well I get a message which states C:\WINDOWSsystem32\oobe refers ... Read more

A:I have legit XP Product Key but cannot activate it

Quote:





Originally Posted by li zhongao


Start,RUN in the open box type %systemroot%system32\oobe\msoobe.exe/a




You're missing one backslash. And you might need a space after the .exe and before the forward slash. So try this:
%systemroot% \system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

HTH

Jerry

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I HAVE A PRODUCT KEY OF MY FRIEND AND IWANT TO ACTIVE INTO MY PC BUT CANT

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My two laptops were linked to a homegroup for data transfer. One had been upgraded from Windows 7 to 8.1. The other had Windows 7 pre-installed. After the transfer, I found that the Windows 7 had also been upgraded to Windows 8.1. The second laptop now
is constantly asking me to activate the Windows 8.1. It will not accept the pre-installed product key - and it will not allow me to go back to Windows 7. Any advice?  

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My Toshiba Satellite laptop recently suffer an impact which rendered the hard drive unusable/inaccessible. The hard drive has since been replaced and the laptop is once again operational. I now have the 30 day trial version of Windows 7 installed. I would like to gain a copy of my access key to unlock the full version of Windows 7 which I have already paid for when I purchased the laptop.

There is no product key to be found anywhere on the laptop and it isn't in the laptop box which it came in either. I have now been informed that the product key can be accessed from the hard drive but since the data on my hard drive is completely inaccessible that is not an option. Can someone please advise me on how I can get a replacement product key from Toshiba.

I'm pretty frustrated that I wasn't given a hard copy of the product key along with the laptop.

Thanks

A:How to activate Windows using my product key?

Unfortunately al this doesn?t work on this way. When you buy new notebook the price includes preinstalled OS and one valid license but for preinstalled version only.

With other words: you will not get some kind of own key that you can use with any other preinstalled Windows version. When you use original OS it will be activated. You can install it 1000 times and it will be activated any time.

So, if you want to use original Microsoft installation disc you must buy valid license for this. Many people think the same as you but unfortunately Microsoft create the rules about license usage and how it works with OS activation.

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 HELP !!!    My hard drive failed me @ only a 1.5yrs old ` took it to local guy and he replaced hard drive an installed Windows 10, BUT ! I can't regenerate any of my programs with out Activating Windows 10 with a product key from my
8.1 to activate new installed 10 ?  I have no way of retrieving the key ? I called Costco Concierge and HP and they were as helpful as (well I can't say what I'd like to say)... Can you PLEASE HELP ME !!!!  I am Disabled/Retired,  I have few
pleasures and even less money, This computer was a gift from my family a  year an a half ago to keep me occupied, I just put out $250 for hard drive & labor and several combined hours on hold and still no thing is resolved, I pray you can help me...

Thank you,  Elizabeth Ruby
HP Pavilion 17-f023cl TouchSmart Laptop | AMD A10          Item #899198



Item #899198

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can you help me i cant install windows 8 because needs the product key to activate windows 8, please help


thnks

A:product key to activate windows 8

Is this a OEM PC? If so there should be a Windows sticker with a product code.

Otherwise look on your Windows CD or packaging.

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Hi,

I currently have an issue with activating Windows 8.1. I bought a Samsung series 7 chronos NP780 last November that came with Windows 8 installed already. I upgraded to 8.1 a few days ago and left it overnight to complete. Everything went fine up until I had to activate it. It says that the product key is incorrect and to enter a different one. I have looked at the box that the laptop came in, the manuals in it and on the laptop itself and there is no product key to be found. One or two of the manuals/booklets might be missing but I'm fairly sure that the product key is within the BIOS so should it not recognise the product key itself automatically and complete the upgrade without asking me for the key? I ran belarc to can by laptop and at the section where the product key should be it says "Key: None activated". I also ran keyfinder and the key it gave me back didnt work (although the end of it seems to match the end of the one that is listed as the "current product key".

I have rang Samsung, the store that I bought it from and Microsoft and they have all been telling me to go to the other about it and its very frustrating. Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Can't activate Windows 8.1 due to product key issue

Anybody? I'm really stuck here.

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Hi,

i had bought windows 7 from MSFT offices in Seattle. It was working fine on my older machine. i recently built a new machine and scrapped the old one (it ceases to exist).

I installed the windows 7 on the new machine but i am getting the "The product key you typed cannot be used to activate Windows on this computer" error.

i have the original disks (32 & 64) as well the box with me and the product key is on the inside of the box left hand starting with PQX...

i tried several times to activate the windows but i always get the same error.

please help. today is the last day to activate.


Code:
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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-YCJKV-KYTCY-FJTB3
Windows Product Key Hash: cWnw4Qt9ocKV1HuYu0yC+Iewp/A=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-1638172-85655
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {91858345-8E14-479E-8400-8C929D1ACE0E}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:Product key cannot be used to activate windows on this computer

Hello Rajc, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already, see if you may be able to activate by phone instead.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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Hi, before I signed up I scouted this site and others for answers as this is a question which has came up often, I've gone through the steps to the same position.

I bought a Windows 7 ISO/Product Key from this site https://softwaregeeks.co.uk. They have good ratings so I thought "This isn't some rip off like the last Windows I got from Ebay". I did the installation with their ISO Windows 7 Professional OEM. They sent me a code which doesn't work, I've tried emailing them to no avail.

I know that the letter N doesn't work when typing an activation code yet I got one in my key they sent. The 2nd line of the key is NB8H3 the rest do work.

It's so exasperating after the counterfeit ebay Windows 7 I got the last time.

here's the code, the end product key here is completely different to the one I bought:


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DFP6M-7YGBB-BG7Q7
Windows Product Key Hash: /hMAnH/u5tLu0vbIe9745lf8tNk=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00541
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {F6B1BEDA-77EC-45E6-8879-041C98D3DE07}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.w... Read more

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hey, I kind of have the same problem with activating my windows xp.

On my system the folder system32\oobe is empty.
There are some folders in there but all folders are empty.
Any clues?

A:[SOLVED] I have legit XP Product Key but cannot activate it

Quote:





Originally Posted by nordboh


hey, I kind of have the same problem with activating my windows xp.

On my system the folder system32\oobe is empty.
There are some folders in there but all folders are empty.
Any clues?




well, I didnt find a good solution to my problem, but found out I had another installation on another disk which was also with an invalid key...then I solved my problem with this program to change key on already installed xp.

http://www.mydigitallife.info/2007/0...free-download/

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I own a product called a Studioblade by Music Computing.  I had a serious system crash and had to restore system from scratch.  The manufacturer provided me the original Win 7 Pro key for this unit.  However, during the restore I had purchased
and installed Windows 7 Home Premium edition just to get the system back up prior to receiving the original manufacturer's OS install.  Now, I cannot activate the original Win7 Pro after performing a fresh install.  Can't get Microsoft to activate
without paying for support.  I need help on what to do and who to contact.  Thanks in advance.

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The full error is "The product key you typed cannot be used to activate Windows on this computer" but it wouldn't fit in the title. I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and when trying to acticate it I get this error. I get the same thing when trying to activate by phone. I bought this from Microsoft, so I know it is genuine. I used Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic tool (1.9.0027.0) to evaluate my system. This is what it gave me:


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-KD3FC-6RJ6T-8TKGQ
Windows Product Key Hash: wmFGH6UMf9Gmvv0C/mTzVe8xaQA=
Windows Product ID: 00371-153-5057434-85282
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {3AA66E52-8236-4694-965E-BA23608CB1A3}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:The product key you typed cannot be used to activate Windows

Hi,

Try the phone activation service again, but this time hold for a real person to answer:

1. Click Start, and in the Search box type : slui.exe 4
2. Press ENTER on your Keyboard
3. Select your Country.
4. Select the Phone Activation option, and hold on for a real person.

Let us know how you get on.

Regards,
Golden

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I installed a wind7 disk 29 days ago that I had to use product key for, when I put in number in it told me that it is invalid, so I went to key finder and they gave me a different number which turned out to be a default number. I didn't register or activate all program keys beforehand now it won't let me activate windows7. Anyway, being very uninformed in laptop tech I'm turning to any help I can get. thankyou in advance.

A:cannot activate win7 because of product key on this computer

Try activating by phone. If the automated phone activation does not work, talk to a Microsoft Rep and explain the problem. The Rep will help you activate Windows.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/activate-windows#1TC=windows-7

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I did a fresh reboot of my system and now I cannot reactivate it.
my product ID is "not available" and I have an activation error description.
I've tried all the slui commands and the sfc scans.
It's been like this for weeks. Please help.

A:Windows 8 missing product ID and cannot activate

Please include the information requested in this thread Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

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I format my computer i was using windows 10 then when i formatted its bring me to old version windows 8.1 but m windows not active also i can't install new windows 10 ?

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Does anyone know if you can use a Windows 7 Professional product key to activate Windows 7 Home?

A:Using product keys to activate other editions

Short answer is NO. Use the key that came with win 7 Home.

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Hello everyone,
I hope someone can help me with this problem.
I bought a laptop with win 7 home premium 18 months ago. It was a genuine copy, installed by the manufacturer (SONY).
I decided to upgrade it to win7 pro 64bit by using an anytime upgrade key which I bought on ebay.
The upgrade went well. The OS is now win 7 pro 64bit. That was about a year ago. IN the interim, I have not used the laptop. When I used it again last week, the screen is black and it says "this copy of windows is not genuine"
It asks me to activate it. I tried the phone activation but it failed.
I presume the upgrade key from ebay was no good.

As the laptop has a number of apps installed, I would like to avoid having to re-install everything if at all possible.

So my question is this: can I purchase a new copy of windows7 pro 64bit and use the product key that comes with it to activate the non-genuine copy that is already on the laptop?
If so, do I need to purchase a RETAIL version or would an OEM version work too?

I have read various threads that seem to say that since I did the original upgrade a long time ago I can no longer activate with a good key and that I have to re-install the OS from scratch. Is this true?

Thanks for any help.
Fred

A:Win7 Pro 64bit not genuine. Can I use new product key to activate?

Hi,

Lets double check the existing key just to be sure its the problem:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click 'Copy' - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the validation tool here in your next reply.

As long as the installation media you used is not "dodgy" simply activating using the new key will work just fine. This is how you do it:

Product Key Number - Change

Regards,
Golden

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I just did a clean install of windows seven using my OEM disk purchased a few years ago for this laptop. The sticker with the product key, has been damaged and I cannot read 6 characters. The laptop came from HP with vista, win7 was installed on a new hard drive using the same OEM disk. I am unable to activate windows 7. Is there any way to retrieve the activation code? or possibly a replacement? Any help would be appreciated.
UPDATE: Solved
I called Microsoft at 1800-642-7676 and explained the situation. They kindly generated a new key free of charge after approval from their supervisor.

A:Cant activate, Reinstall of win7, worn off product key

Hi,

Try to use a bright light and magnifying glass to decipher the letters. Do you still have the recovery disks for the laptop? If you do, you could try a recovery from that, and we can take it from there.

If you are unable to do that, then the only option left is purchase a retail version of Windows 7.

Regards,
Golden

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Hello,

This is the current situation:

We have here various of computers running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. On one PC Windows runs inside a VirtualBox on a FreeBSD machine.

My boss wants me to replace that FreeBSD with the Windows that runs inside the VM as the main OS.

My problem is, that it is not documented which installation belongs to which product-key.

Also I have *no* access to the FreeBSD machine. (Physically yes, the machine is right in front of me, but no access to the OS to boot the VM)

To avoid that I accidentally activate Windows with any product-key than the one used in the VM, I am wondering how to figure out which product-key was used?

I thought the 'product-id' in 'system properties' was the 'product-key' and I can go through a list, but it seems to be something different.

Best regards from germany

A:Figure out which product-key was used to activate Windows 7 Ultimate

Hallo Foobarbazqux, herzlich willkommen auf der Sieben Foren .

If you could manage to get the Windows vm running on that FreeBSD machine, it would be very easy. Simply open an elevated command prompt and give command slmgr /dlv to open licencing information, check the partial product key and compare to your existing product keys.
Attachment 303694If this is not possible, it's a bit more complicated: you could use the same method on all other Windows 7 machines, until you only have one product key not used by these machines. The remaining product key on your list should be the one you are looking for.

Kari

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I'm trying to get Corel Draw x8 to work but it says api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll is missing
 

A:Activate office 2010 my product key is not accepted

my version is: 14.0.7015.1000
and my product ID is: 02260-018-0000106-48244
 

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I need to activate an installation of XP Pro full packaged product.  There is no way to achieve this by phone nor by internet as originally intended.  As I understand it, many users are installing XP on virtual machines.  How are
they being activated?
Thank You, -ap

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Hello Sevenforums I apologize in advance if I posted this in the wrong area. Im having major issues re activating windows after a massive hardware upgrade. My copy of windows is genuine it was a retail upgrade from windows vista and I did the validation over 1 year ago. (Still have the box CD code etc.) It keeps telling me to activate windows 27 days remaining. Which Ive tried to do. It rejects my code Ive tried all known methods of activation. I've contacted support at Microsoft and got no help, the guy on the phone I could barely understand. I would be over the moon if somebody could give me a solution.

basic facts.

1.Only done 1 fresh re-install and 1 full backup of windows over the lifespan of the product key.
2.This was an upgrade copy designed for windows vista purchased from one of the largest retail stores in New Zealand.
3.My hardware is now completely new bar the hardrive, DVD writer & chassis.
4.All hardware has been installed correctly and has been burnt in

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-8PHP8-HQX2X-7HG4V
Windows Product Key Hash: eFzXSbfBjnArkzKHGHrtQZEQjmA=
Windows Product ID: 00359-034-0207246-85659
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {0EF8B66A-46FF-4FDF-AE15-BA8C38E72478}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
Legitche... Read more

A:windows 7 product key will not activate after new hardware install

I can't see any problems with the report - you probably simply need to use telephone activation.


telephone activation (operator calls)
Click on the Start button
in the Search box, type
SLUI 4
and hit the Enter key
follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you

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I recently made the jump from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 using the update tool that installed 10 over 8. I was having some driver issues (mouse clicking on its own) and had a bunch of programs I hadn't touched in months so I opted to do a clean install of Windows 10. Following the clean install, I receive the activation error 0xC004C003 "The activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked." Is there any way to activate my copy of Windows 10? MS directed me to contact the manufacturer claiming that my OEM had for whatever reason blocked my product key. My computer came with a genuine version of Windows 8 preinstalled and I can provide any information, such as my serial number. Thank you.

A:Windows 10 Won't Activate; MS Claims OEM Blocked Product Key

Hi, Wait 24 hours and if it doesn't activate then contact Microsoft. You might need to reload W8, update to 8.1 then do a W10 in place upgrade.  Use ShowKey.vbs to extract the W10 license key. Then you should be able to do a clean installation.

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Hi,
I downloaded and installed office 2016, it is now asking me to activate it and a Product Key.
this is a beta so why do I need a beta key ? How do I activate Office 2016 ?
I own office 2010, I downloaded the office 2016 preview and it put office 2013 on, then I found how to put 2016 on ... now I only have a few days left of the trail before most of the features are disabled.... since this is a beta why would they be looking for a key ?

A:Office 2016 preview is asking me to activate/product key ?

Hi there

The old links had the product already activated -- the links were removed by Ms within a few hours. Currently you need to activate via an Office 365 subscription -- I don't have nor want one of those or even Office 2013. You could try an Office 2013 key though to see if it works.

There might be a *proper* public trial later.

Cheers

jimbo

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I have a Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate trial which is about to run out. I have been receiving all the Windows updates as per normal so its a fully functional version of Windows. I have now purchased the official Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate dvd from a computer supplier, but to save cash I have purchased the OEM version. My questions is simply whether I will be able to use this OEM product key to activate my windows 7 trial as both are 64 bit Ultimate. The version currently running is a vanilla Win 7 64 bit trial, not an OEM version. This is urgent as I have 4 days left of my trial and I am concerned if I open the packaging of the OEM DVD and it does not work then I will not be able to return it as the packaging will be opened. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

A:Activate Windows 7 Trial with purchased OEM Product Key

if there was another operating system on the computer before you installed the ultimate trial then you are not eligible for oem. win7 oem is only for a newly built computer that never had an operating system installed.

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First, I am not sure which series of laptop I have to know if I am even posting to the correct board here. I used a .vbs file to extract the windows 7 product key from my acer and thought it would be fine to use when I reinstalled  windows 7 premium but after the install it rejected the product key. When I contacted Microsoft they said it was an OEM SLP situation and that I would have to get the product key unlocked from the manufacturer which is Acer, or do they mean the retailer who sold the laptop, then I would likely have to provide proof of purchase.Something tells me this whole idea is so that they can try to bill me to unlock the code so that I can activate the new Windows installation. I see on the support site that they mention purchasing recovery media. Thats kind of sleazy to do to customers who bought a laptop with windows installed.So my question is how do I get my accurate product key to be able to activate my windows 7 re-install. I tried Magical Jellybean and it gives me the same product key which fails activation. What can I do to salvage this Acer laptop that works fine but simply needs Windows activated. I shouldnt have to buy another copy of Windows for it. There must be a solution that does not involve spending more money.

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Hello, I am new here and was wondering if someone could help me. I dont think I am going to like the answers I might get but I am praying that there is something I missed and all hope is not lost.

I am the administrator here at work for a small company only 8 computers. One of the secretary's came in this morning as usual started her desktop computer up as she has for the last 2 years. At the log in screen a notification popped up telling her she needed to activate windows before proceeding. She called me in I was puzzled but went ahead with the activation process because I couldnt log in at all under safe mode etc. It told me that auto log in was not possible I had to call them. I did, they had to give me another product activation code to reactivate my product. It all went fine until the computer booted. Everything from purchase date in 2009 to this morning was gone!! There was no reformat of any type just a new activation. I tried system restore but the only options are todays activity after the new activation and december 2009!!

Does anybody have any idea what the heck went wrong in the first place and why microsoft didnt tell me that a new activation would revert my data back 2 years? And lastly is there a way to get any of these documents back? How can they just be gone in that short of time? Outlook was upgraded from 2000 to 2007 and that too is gone.

Thanks in advance

Joe.
 

A:Windows suddenly asked me to re-activate its product.

Firstly, activation didn't revert anything, something happened which was the subsequent cause for seeming data disappearance and the need for activation. What that something was I have no idea but, are these company computers all independent or do some or all connect to a server or at least a NAS? If so, the data is probably there and only the network links to that data was lost in whatever happened to cause reactivation.
If the computer was not networked to a server or NAS, and nothing nefarious could possibly have occured, then I think some serious corruption of the system must have occured and Windows didn't do such a good job of recovering from it. Is it still the same exact account or is it a new profile that was loaded? Have you checked Documents and Settings for more accounts that might have been created or cast aside?
There must be a forensics trail there and if you can't make head or tails out of it and its very important data that isn't available elsewhere the proper procedure would be to stop using that computer yesterday and call in an expert.
 

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Windows 7 telling me to activate windows but product key on Microsoft sticker not accepted when I enter it. Keeps telling me: The product key you have entered will not work with this edition of Windows 7. You must either run windows setup or enter a Windows 7 Ultimate Product Key.
And all I really want to do is upgrade (for free) to Windows 10 before Windows 7 support ends. Do I need to activate Windows 7 if I'm going to replace with Windows 10 anyway?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.9
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit, Build 7601, Installed 20160810220116.000000-300
Processor: AMD A4-3320M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 18 Model 1 Stepping 0, CPU Count: 2
Total Physical RAM: 4 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 6480G, 512 MB
Hard Drives: C: 273 GB (233 GB Free); D: 20 GB (8 GB Free); F: 3 GB (3 GB Free);
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard 169B, ver KBC Version 18.1A, s/n PCPBR00WD2D0FY
System: Hewlett-Packard, ver HPQOEM - 1, s/n 5CG20800MN
Antivirus: Avast Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

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      Well, I guess you get what you pay for. I purchased a "genuine" copy of Vista with case, documentation and valid product key, I verified it with "Magic Jelly Bean" on-line. However, Windows won't activate because the product key is already in use. I've tried looking on-line for product keys but none of them work.
 
      Could some direct me to a sight to find a working key or should I just toss the disk and chalk it up to experience.
 
Cheers
 
 
Mike
 

A:Unable to activate Vista Windows says Product Key already in use.

Who did you purchase this disk and key form, a retail store or perhaps ebay? 

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If you space out like I did and toss your Microsoft-issued product key for the official Windows 7 beta (Build 7000), then reinstall the original beta or one of the leaked, later versions only to realize that you need the product key to activate your new installation:


Don't Panic!

Just click here and Microsoft will retrieve your product key for you to activate your installation. (Requires log in to Windows Live.)

Dale

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A:Retreiving Your Beta Product Key to Activate Reinstalls

My key is getting rejected. I have Build 7068 and installed premium version as clean install.
Though as RC1 may be close it probably does not matter. Fixed it by running the Anytime Upgrade and using the key for that.

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After reformatting my laptop (Toshiba), it is saying my Windows is not genuine and it is counterfeit software. I cannot use any product key on the bottom of the laptop as there is no sticker with that information on my laptop. I contacted Microsoft they said they can't do anything and I should contact my manufacturer or store that I bought it from to see if they have an OEM copy of my product key. Is there any other way I can get my windows product key? I tried those programs that you can download to get your key but the key was unsuccessful in activating windows. Error message: 0xC004F063.

Sick of this problem. I know hundreds are having the same problem as I've seen in MANY posts online. Where do I start and can I fix the problem? The version of windows came with the computer. I did not purchase it separately. BUT I did use a different Windows Installation Disc that was my friend's to reformat the computer however I did not get a product key. What do I do????? Help! Pls!

A:Reformat laptopWindows ask to activate No product key Error 0xC004F063

The key you found was the key the factory uses to activate windows and is useless to you.

All computers sold with Windows 7 have a COA sticker, look in the battery compartment.

If you don`t have a COA, then your only option is to contact Toshiba for recovery discs or buy Windows 7 OEM.

This is an example of a site here in the US, you will have to find something in Australia.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-Bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

COA

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I just recently factory rest my computer but my windows activation wont activate and allow me to upgrade to windows 10.

A:Windows product key wont activate after factory reset

Hi, Did you upgrade to Windows 10 before ? If yes, you can install Windows 10 now using the following instructions:               https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 During the installation process, skip the step to enter key. Windows 10 will activate when you come online. Note: You have to install same version of Windows 10 before. Regards.

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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
Nature Of The Problem: The sticker on the bottom of the laptop has some characters erased which is why i am unable to activate my windows. I downloaded windows 7 and burned it and boot installed it without any problems, however i am unable to activate it. Please also check the image attached to this post to see the sticker itself.

Please help me out with my problem, that would be really helpful.
Thanks.

A:Unable to activate windows due to a missing product key character

Please remove your image -- as soon as possible! I can make out nearly all the letters, and with a little guessing, could probably figure out the two I can't see clearly. The first person to guess these properly can easily steal your product key.

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How To Download and Install Norton Antivirus?
In Order to Activate Norton.com/setup.
Step 1 : Visit : Norton.com/setup
Step 2 : Click On Enter 25 Digit Product Key
Step 3 : Enter Your Details and 25 Digit Alphanumeric Key
Step 4 : Download Norton Antivirus
Step 5: Install Norton Antivirus

That is the Complete Guideline of Norton Antivirus.

Hp Printer tech support Number
 

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Hello, After some issues with the laptop, finally was able to find an ISO of Windows 7 Home Basic and tried using product key to activate, says it doesn't work for that version. Unfortunately, I no longer have access to my OneKey Recovery drive (must have been wiped at some point). What version of Windows 7 do I need to install for this product key or is there a way to get the original factory image for this laptop?

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Less than a year that i Purchased this laptop at the lenovo and had issues with it being Slow. Called the tech team to only being sent on a wild goose chase. Wasted a lot of time trying different things and Finally had spoken to Mr.Alex Xavier whom suggested that i had to purchase an SSD. After buying the SSD Drive and getting one of their technicians to visit office he had installed a version of Windows which has not been activated. I had reached out to Mr.Alex (whom has been rather distasteful in his last conversation) Via email . we had already tried the option of downloading windows in the past and I had encountered errors and am still asked to do the same once again. After finally acceding to his demands i setup a schedule to call me at a time suggested by him. (Wish they work saturdays) . i have not hear from him or his team and worried about my windows locking up as I have been getting warning messages popup that my windows is expiring. After the problems I have faced and the poor pathetic service from the tech team i request that someone help me in activating my windows. P.S: Could you imagine they have installled an incorrect version of Windows and i need to go through the entire procedure of installing my Windows and ms Office. Please help.  

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    I do update for window 8.1 enterprise build 9600. after update activate window do not work. I want to activate window. can you help me , please
 this is Product ID : 00261-30000-00000-AA450

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Hi,

I Bought the laptop from store three days before.
And I checked everywhere but I cant find the passcode for activate window .
My laptop is window 8.1 .
I try to reset the laptop but not work ( suggestion from laptop band staff)
Finally, They suggested I need to ask Microsoft.
The error code is 0xC004C003 and I checked it before.
It means the window installed more than one PC.
So, What can I do ?
Thanks

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TCGV9-WT67C-QM4RC
Windows Product Key Hash: gRw5T4tgiFQIYyyYraX07uipw1U=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00247
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {3C033ABE-353F-4FFB-BEE3-68D01695E76D}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150928-1507
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1F... Read more

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I buy a new laptop dell inspiron N3521, in which window 8 is pre-installed. but after some days due to tech issues window 8 is deactivate automatically. however seller provide a genuine product key of window 8 pro, when I entered it is activated for some time. but when I restart the laptop then window activation error message again show. and required as per P1(FILE ATTACHED). But I activate this again but after 10-15 minute error message again show that window is not activated and show error code as per P2(FILE ATTACHED). ERROR CODE : 0xC004C003.PLEASE SOLVE THIS ISSUE AS EARLY POSSIBLE , PROVIDE YOUR BEST SOLUTION TO ME

A:window 8 pro is not activate

Seems the key has reached it's maximum number of online activations - has it been used on another machine perhaps?

0xC004C003 The activation server determined the specified product key is in use.

Try phone activation. Run SLUI 4.

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