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Q: Share your product ideas in the official Product Feedback Forum

If you're like me you've never even noticed the Sticky thread called "X1 Convertible Ideation". Behind that kind of odd name lies an entire forum section for discussing future products and product improvements, and presumably Lenovo reads it. If you have product improvement ideas or feedback about exisiting products, please post there. And while you're at it, vote for some of the posted ideas. Link to the Feedback forum: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X1-Convertible-Ideation/idb-p/id_tp01_en

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Preferred Solution: Share your product ideas in the official Product Feedback Forum

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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problem is when I was buy a dell laptop that have come with preloaded os (windows 8 )I have available product id but product key not available. now my head drive damaged. Now how to load window 8 OS use previous product key.


How to now my product key using product id :00326-10000-00000-AA870

One time I was replace motherboard on that  laptop on warrienty periode. that time they give me a window product key with seal pack. now when I will go to load window 8 useing that product key my laptop has not accepet that product key

pls solve inform me how to load os on my laptop

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On a previous post, I asked regarding the Permanent Smudge marks that looks like minor scratches. In doing a little research, I find this as a possible solution: Novus Plastic Polish https://www.amazon.com/NOVUS-7136-Plastic-Polish-Kit/product-reviews/B002UD0GIG According to what I've read, this can also be used on Glossy LED Screens, similar to what my Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ikb has. Any thoughts, feedback on this? Im planning on buying this before opting for a screen replacement. Many Thanks!

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Hello, I wanted to download Windows 7 home 64 Bit, but when I enter my product key(found in my battery compartment), Microsoft rejects it. I contacted technical support, and they said it was a problem with Lenovo, not with them. Is this true? Please help I really want W7 and don't want to risk trying to get it from any dodgy places.

A:Win 7 Product key not working on official microsoft page

The key on the back is an OEM key, so Microsoft won't help.  I don't know if Lenovo still has OEM recovery disks, but you can try calling 1-800-426-7378.  Installing a fresh copy of windows 7 is difficult now because microsoft stopped maintaining and windows update doesn't work right.

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Hi Guys!


Can anyone tell me if the Windows 8 Pro FULL retail double disk version has a cardboard, or plastic credit card sized product key card?
Should the product code be physically printed on the white key card itself, or should it be attached to the card with a sticker of some kind?
If it is attached to the card with a sticker, what colour should the sticker be?

I bought a second hand retail version of Windows 8 Pro off ebay which was advertised as new, but when i opened it I cant see any (credit card sized) product key card that looks like the ones I've seen in all the other un-boxings on Youtube.
Instead I received an official box, which looks to have x2 official DVD's in white sleeves marked 32 & 64, and there's a welcome card which has an orange product key stuck on it, just above the blue welcome symbol.

One of these stickers:

The above sticker that i received is poorly printed, a bit blurry, poorly cut and is a different shade to my original official clean cut Microsoft one which I got when I purchased my old Windows 7 Pro version new.

To make matters worst, when I try to run the full installation on freshly formatted drive from the supplied DVD's using his supplied product code, I'm receiving a messages telling me the following:
"The product key didn't work, check it and try again."

The ebay seller made me aware that he had in fact tried the software on his computer and just couldn't get on with it, and claimed to h... Read more

A:Question about the official product key code for Windows 8

What to look for
How to Tell ? Software

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Hello there, This is kind of stupid but the form that came with my HP repair box is ruined. I was trying to find another one on the website so I could print it out but I can't find it anywhere! Is there a way I can get the form without having to call HP again and have them send another one. That would save both of us a lot of trouble.  The form is called "HP Product - Repair Feedback" Thank you!

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On a previous post, I asked regarding the Permanent Smudge marks that looks like minor scratches. In doing a little research, I find this as a possible solution:
 
Novus Plastic Polish
 
https://www.amazon.com/NOVUS-7136-Plastic-Polish-Kit/product-reviews/B002UD0GIG
 
According to what I've read, this can also be used on Glossy LED Screens, similar to what my Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ikb has.
 
Any thoughts, feedback on this? Im planning on buying this before opting for a screen replacement.
 
Many Thanks!
 
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.
 

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On a previous post, I asked regarding the Permanent Smudge marks that looks like minor scratches. In doing a little research, I find this as a possible solution: Novus Plastic Polish https://www.amazon.com/NOVUS-7136-Plastic-Polish-Kit/product-reviews/B002UD0GIG According to what I've read, this can also be used on Glossy LED Screens, similar to what my Lenovo Ideapad 310-15ikb has. Any thoughts, feedback on this? Im planning on buying this before opting for a screen replacement. Many Thanks! Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue. 

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i have a 7741z lap top that the touchpad regularly quits scrolling. i found the driver on line a would reload it from my download history, i have been doing this for more than a year and the touch pad would start working again. at some point i inadvertently deleted the down load and can not find it again on line. my touch pad has screwed up again and would appreciate it if someone can tell me where to find the right driver. i have spent about 10-15 hours working on thi problem and at my wits end. the acer web site for manuals and divers just spins endlessly when i put my snid # in the search. tnx scot

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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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Has Microsoft changed something in the latest April Windows Updates?
I create a default Windows 8 Enterprise VL image on my laptop in audit mode as I have always done previously.  Nothing has changed from my side.
When I install the image via WDS, everything installs fine.
When I use my WIM file to install via USB, it now comes up with:
The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key.
right after selecting the install language.
I have checked EI.cfg and it is normal:
[EditionID]
Enterprise
[Channel]
Volume
[VL]
1
I then tried adding PID.TXT with my Enterprise KMS key and, rather than error it then prompts me for a product key.
Surely using the VL install media it should never ask for a product key.  It never has before. (And I've never had to before)
I prepped the image as normal using:
C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep\Sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattend:C:\Windows\win8unattend.xml
Any ideas?  I can't but help thinking something has changed in the latest batch of Windows Updates.  It's quite frustrating as not all my machines are capable of PXE, so I have to use USB.
The reason I think it is a recent change, is if I do a default install and DO NOT do any Windows Updates, it all works fine.  Only when I install the latest WU does it start doing this.

A:[NEW] The product key entered does not match any of the Windows images available for installation. Enter a different product key.

OK, So I've fixed it now, but I will still like to know WHY this has changed.

If i do this to my WIM, it then installs from USB:

imagex /flags "Enterprise" /info c:\temp\WIM\ME\install.wim "Win8Office2013Enterprise-x86" "Win8Office2013Enterprise-x86"

I wonder because I use the WDS capture image if this has somehow changed recently.
Very annoying, but now at least I can install my custom image :)

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I picked up this lenovo laptop and shortly after I got it the HDD went out. I replaced the HDD and Installed a full version of Windows XP SP2 then used the Win 7 upgrade disc I bought. I did a clean install of the Win 7 then I activated it at that time without any issues. Some time after that I started getting the message it wasn't a genuine copy. I rearmed the time period but I'm not able to activate the copy again with the PID. I get the message this product is for upgrade and not a clean install. I need to find out if I will be able to register this copy or if I will need to start over from scratch. I did try putting in another PID but it didn't activate with it. I haven't been able to change the PID back due to the message I am getting about the upgrade not clean install.

I appreciate any help I can get with this issue.

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: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {B7CDA3F9-04BA-4675-9B81-E8C61611D67C}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
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A:Product key giving product is upgrade not clean install on activation

Code:
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Thats an Acer OEM. You cannot install it on a Lenova.

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I have recently bought Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) version and when trying to activate the product key post installation of the same. am getting a error that product key is blocked by Microsoft. Can any one help please ?
Below is the log from the MGAD tool 
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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: *****-*****-Q2689-2C82G-GMRW8
Windows Product Key Hash: Lj5nwNsdaALlAQIdzGCMT8Pzv/w=
Windows Product ID: 00426-070-1693196-86529
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {55142440-ABD1-4BB0-A4A3-DA87EAD87620}(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_ldr.170913-0600
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.... Read more

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I am making a recovery disk for my dell latitude E6440 laptop and began the process to make a Windows 7 professional DVD.  However, the Product Key I found on the computer only has 20 characters and on the Windows download site I received an error,
saying I needed 25 characters.
Not sure where I go from here.  Dell said the Windows 7 professional Product ID was correct.

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So short story, I work at a college tech site that fixes student and faculty computers. A foreign exchange student from Japan with a Sony Vaio (most likely from Japan as well) managed to get a virus on his computer and he was blocked off our network. Our policy is that we wipe and reinstall the OS to ensure that the virus is gone. However, we didn't have any Windows 7 Home Prem media CDs so I downloaded a Win7 Home Prem 32bit iso off of MSDN and burnt it to disk. However, when entering the product key given on the bottom of the laptop(and I've checked 3 times now to make sure it's correct), I get a:

"Product key does not match the current Windows SKU" error.

Why is this happening? Do I need a certain burnt iso (from Sony in Japan?) because of the laptop's foreign origins or is something else causing the problem here?

A:Product Key Does Not Match Current Windows SKU (Foreign product key?)

Yes, you need a Japanese iso, they have regional editions.

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I recently purchased a Precision M6800 (probably one of the last ) and now want to add an external slice-type battery. I did some searches on DELL web sites (my local Belgium one and some international ones) and on the www. This resulted in several product codes for what seem to be the same, or at least similar products: 451-11831 / 451-BBGJ / 312-1351. Can anyone tell me if those are all the same, or at least compatible products ? And more importantly: is any of those (or all 3) really the slice-type battery I am looking for to attach to the docking connector of my M6800 ?
Erik "De LoRRe" Laurent
Belgium

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Hi! Ich bought a HP ProBook 6550b a few days back. On the first start of the notebook I got the following message:Product Information not validThe following product information programmed into the system board is missing or invalidProduct Configuration ID I already updated to the latest Bios version, but this did not solve the problem. I searched Google and Youtube and found a tool (NbDmiFit ) that HP provides. Unfortunately I think, that the tool does not support my motherboard. I tried the batchfile "NbDmiFit.bat", which should find the correct exe-File for setting the missing value, but that didn't work. After that I tried every single exe-file, but I was not able to set the Product Configuration ID successful. Does anyone know, which exe-file or which tool one needs for setting the Product Configuration ID on a HP ProBook 6550b? I also discovered a further possible solution with WinFlash. Unfortunately I don't know, which command is necessary for setting the Product Configuration ID. Maybe someone can help with that: Usage: WinFlash64.exe [COMMAND]dat      string   Specify the asset tag DMI string.dmc    string   Specify the chassis manufacturer DMI string.dmm  string   Specify the motherboard manufacturer DMI string.dks     string    Specify the SKU number DMI string.dms    string    Specify the system manufacturer DMI string.dos [string;... Read more

A:Product Information not valid - Product Configuration ID mis...

I can ask to have your issue escalated. You should be contacted by an HP representative someone over the next few days.

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I have been reading posts on seven-/eight-/tenforums for years with pleasure and gratitude for all the solutions they provided. But my current issue is one of the strangest things I've encountered in all these years. Have been searching through a lot of posts but haven't found any similar issue (or solution for it) yet. So here it goes.

Symptom: the OEM product key in the registry of a Windows 7 Pro installation (laptop) does not correspond with the OEM product key in the laptop's BIOS.

Here's the situation in short. It concerns a laptop from a student friend of mine who asked me to upgrade her current Windows 7 Pro x64 OS to Windows 10. She couldn't tell me if the installation was the original OEM factory partition or if it (perhaps) could be a pirated version. Since I wasn't about to just upgrade to Windows 10 without checking the authenticity of the Windows 7 OS, I performed the regular checks: see if it was activated already by running the "Activate Windows" program (check), check under Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> System tab if the OS was already activated (check) and run Microsoft's online Validation Tool (check). Everything seems fine, the OS is activated and genuine.

Still, the COA sticker was missing. My friend didn't have any physical recovery media or other stuff with a license sticker on it. So I thought I'd check the product key stored in the BIOS and compare it with the product key in the registry. If they'd correspond, all would... Read more

A:Product key in registry does not correspond with product key in BIOS

A windows 7 key is not stored or shown in the bios.

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I have had to put a new hard drive in my laptop after the original one failed.
I then reinstalled Vista using the product recovery CD that came with the laptop (not the recovery cds i made as these did not work!)

Vista is now asking me to supply a product key as the one given is incorrect.
I tried the key from the bottom of the laptop, but this does not work.

What to i do?

A:Re: vista product key needed (new HDD - used product recovery cd)

> . I tried the key from the bottom of the laptop, but this does not work

The Windows product key on the bottom side of your notebook is an OEM license key. That means this can?t be used with other Windows versions.

> What to i do?

To buy Windows key or order a recovery disk if available:

https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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Hello,I decided to update my BIOS and I follow HP instruction on this page. I understand everything but when I get to the point where I am supposed to identify my product I get stuck. Because: When I fill my product number (which is A1GOOES) I am told by the webpage that my notebook is HP Pavilion g6-1a01 however I am really sure that my notebook is ProBook 4530s (it is written ON it and also it written in "System information").Hence, the problem is I cannot decide which update of BIOS I should download. I understand that updating BIOS is a serious issue so I write to you before I do some action. curr. ver of bios: HP 68SRR ver. F.27 (23.5.2012).Thanks everyone who can provide some help!

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ok so my product key on my laptop base is XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-KVWXP
but the one that windows reports(useing slmgr.vbs -dli in run command) end in KKMRQ also tweakVI also reports this(with a totaly different key but ending in KKMRQ) why has this happened im confused as to why its like this. thanks
 

A:product key: sticker on laptop key is different from actual product key???

The product key is encrypted in the Registry, so maybe one of those commands/utilities has the wrong encryption algorithm.

If you bought new the key on the sticker on the laptop is your personal unique key and the one in the system is the OEM's "volume license" key.
 

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my product id is 00426-292-0000007-85998. what is my product key?

A:my product id is 00426-292-0000007-85998. what is my product key?

Hi,


It is impossible to find your product key us this way.


You can refer to How to identify, locate, and replace a product key


Hope this helps




Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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Hi
i have windows 7 product id how to convert this to product key ? I am already format this laptop, but i keep only the Product ID. any way to convert Product
ID to Product Key?
 
My Product Id like this : 00000-OEM-0000000-00000
my lap top details : Dell Inspiron, 3rd Gen

Adv thanks for help...

A:i have windows 7 product id how to convert this to product key ?

Tijosfx
As far as I know there is no way to "convert" it.  That would make it way too easy for the illegal use of them.Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

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I will not question whether this is legal or illegal. This comes from Microsoft:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q328874

For non-corporate users there is this from my own experience: I have on occasion run into three or four customers who attempted what is known as casual piracy by installing his XP onto a second machine. I have had to get only one customer out of this mess (about two years ago or longer) but the workaround was easy. (By the time his grace period was up, he had installed many programs and didn't want to be forced to do it again.) We called Microsoft, gave them a credit card number and they worked us through some steps that fixed the problem.

We then rebooted and was asked for a valid key.

I do not remember the steps as it was quite some time back and I saw no reason to keep notes on it.

Microsoft asked no questions about why he attempted piracy. I think they are just happy to get the money.
 

A:How to change Windows XP Product key and Product ID.

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On a recently purchased, from a supplier believed to be reputable, refurbished 64 bit, Win 7-Pro, computer, the product key shown on the affixed COA and the product key retrieved with Magical Jelly Bean are different. In various places I have searched, I think I have learned that this often happens when big refurbishers use special OEM product keys when they refurbish PCs and install newer operating system software. Is this information still correct?

What happens if I choose to replace the existing HD in the PC after a HD failure or if I want a larger HD in the PC? Will the product key on the affixed COA work?

Should I, for the moment, 1) attempt to reactivate the OS with the product key on the affixed COA; 2) do nothing; 3) or something else?

Thank you, in advance, for comments, suggestions, or pointers to an appropriate tutorial.

A:COA product key and installed product key discrepancy

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Quote: Originally Posted by HenriK37


On a recently purchased, from a supplier believed to be reputable, refurbished 64 bit, Win 7-Pro, computer, the product key shown on the affixed COA and the product key retrieved with Magical Jelly Bean are different. In various places I have searched, I think I have learned that this often happens when big refurbishers use special OEM product keys when they refurbish PCs and install newer operating system software. Is this information still correct?

Not positive, but I think so.

What happens if I choose to replace the existing HD in the PC after a HD failure or if I want a larger HD in the PC? Will the product key on the affixed COA work?

The Product Key on the COA should work regardless of what hard drive you use.

Should I, for the moment, 1) attempt to reactivate the OS with the product key on the affixed COA; 2) do nothing; 3) or something else?

Do nothing if Windows is currently activated and all is working well. If you ever have to re-install Windows, re-activate it using the Product Key on the COA sticker.

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Just discovered that the Win 7 Professional Retail Version I purchased, downloaded & installed has a bogus product key. I've since ordered a genuine Win 7 copy. When it arrives, can I just enter the new product key into the existing system without reinstalling Win 7 again, following the "change product key" instructions? If not, is there a way to do this without a reinstall?
THANKS.....Lee

A:New product key to replace invalid product key

Hello Lee,

As long as you purchased a retail Windows 7 Pro, then yes you should be able to just change the key to the new one to activate with it.

Product Key Number - Change

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So we are all on the beta version whic means they want feedback, right?

Where are we supposed to leave such feedback with Microsoft?

Do they even have their own public forum?

Thanks,
-Bob

A:Official feedback site?

Hello Bob,

You could also provide feedback by participating in the Windows Feedback Program.

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Anyone else send an email and get accepted into this program? It was in the fine print on the Win7 Technet newsletters they sent 10days ago. I just got an invite and signed up after taking a 20min survey and downloading the panel program.

My question is they offered a free gift of Vista Ultimate or Office 2007 Ultimate and was wondering if the Vista offering was placeholder from the old program. It would make sense if they gave us Windows 7 copy since that's what we're testing.

A:Windows 7 Official Feedback Panel

Hi, No invite here ,and yes it would make more sense if it was Windows 7.

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I wanna dual boot Windows 8 Consumer Preview with my existing OS, Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created the necessary partitions and also created the bootable pendrive from the ISO downloaded.

When I begin the installation, everything goes fine until the Product Key screen comes up. I have tried 'NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8' and 'DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J' but I get an error message saying 'We couldn't verify the product key. Check the installation media'
When I enter a random product key like '00000-00000-00000-00000-00000' it gives a message saying that the product key is wrong, but when I enter the correct product key I get the error message which I have put in bold statements above.

What shall I do? Please help.

Regards,
Abhishek Sharma

A:Windows 8 Product Key Error: "We couldn't verify the product key"

Hello Abhishek, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The latest version of Windows 8 is currently the Release Preview. You might consider installing it instead.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/3997-windows-8-release-preview-download.html

Hope this may help,
Shawn

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I have a toshbiba Satellite L750-1XK and managed to get a Windows 7 Installation Install Disc as the owner of the laptop did not make a recovery disk. The owner reported that the laptop would not startup and when i looked at it the hard disk had stopped
spinning.
I brought and fitted the new disk drive and booted up from the CD and installed windows 7 64bit software. All went well untill i entered the product code from the sticker on the bottom of the laptop and was informed that the product key was invalid. The
operating system has installed and is running ok BUT the network controller has not installed and as such I cant get the laptop on to the internet to get any further.
I did try to get a disk from toshiba but there web site says that windows 7 is not supported so i cant get one from there.
Why does the product key come up as invalid?

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I purchased a copy of Windows 7 from eBay and it came with a Product Key label. The disk doesn't say that it is the Service Pack 1 level, so I assume that it is the original version. I decided to bypass all of the updating that would be required to bring the original version up to the SP1 level by just downloading an ISO of Windows 7 SP1 from the Microsoft web site. Part of the process for doing this is to enter the Product Key so that Microsoft can verify that the key is valid. I entered the key and clicked VERIFY. I got a message that this key was not valid for this product. The FAQ stated that the key would not be valid for an OEM, Enterprise, etc. version of the program. This leads me to ask two questions:
 
1) If I have a valid Product Key for Windows 7 64-bit, why would it not be valid for the SP1 version; it's just the latest version of the original OS?
 
2) If I go ahead and install the original version of the OS from the disk that I have, will I be able to receive the SP1 update when I have installed all updates up to that point? (Or is SP1 just a compilation of the original OS and all of the updates that were issued before MS released SP1?)
 
Thanks in advance.

A:Product Key Not Valid for This Product

These are questions/situations for a Microsoft rep, IMO.  Nothing anyone can tell you here at BC...is likely to be as valid as a simple phone conversation with an authorized rep of MS, charged with doing license activation..
 
A simple phone call would result in answers within a 15-minute block of time, IMO.
 
Louis

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What is the difference between a Windows 7 Default Product Key and a Product Key? Just curious

A:Default Product Key and Product Key

one is for windows 7 and the other isn't?

what do you mean exactly?

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Hi, I'm new.

Right now, I'm really worried. I just bought Windows 7 Ultimate from Ebay, installed it and everything works fine. I tried the Product Key that came with it, but it said on the computer that it was blocked. That's ok, since it said on the page that it wouldn't work.

So I went to a website called Windows 7 Key Sale,Cheap Windows 7 Serial Key,Windows 7 Product Key Store!. as it was the first thing in google. I bought the Windows 7 product key, and I should get it soon.#

Bad Move.

I didn't realise I had service pack 1... it came with the Discs... FML.

Is there any way I can delete service pack 1 before the disk gets here so it will actually work? Thanks so much if you can help.

Microsoft has said that these keys won't work with SP1 windows.

A:Windows 7 Product Key, and SP1 Product Key.

A product key number will activate the Windows 7 with or without SP1 installed.

However, that 2nd site is a pretty questionable website, and would have my suspicions if that product key number was legit or not as well.

Getting your Windows 7 from places like these is quite risky. They have a high risk of being fake, illegal, and loaded with a virus to top it off. It's always best to get your copy of Windows 7 from a more legit retailer, or directly from Microsoft.

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I bought my Acer Aspire notebook with Win8 & a touchscreen new in Jan.2013. I have never been able to activate the product key, (it is being blocked). I have since found out that the number I located in the BIOS is a 'default' product key & is plastered all over the internet & certainly doesn't appear to be my unique personal number. Why would it be a default number, & why is it on my laptop? When I first rec'd it, it wouldn't complete installation of Windows 8. It was picked up & sent to Acer, Plymouth for checking. This is what they did:
Passed Hitachi hard drive test, memtest & all other hardware tests. Re-imaged hard-drive & performed software recovery. Updated BIOS.
When I got it back everything was working ok, except for the product key activation. I've been using it ever since Jan.
with only other problem. Could something they did in Plymouth be the cause of this problem?
Acer has sent me Windows Recovery disks to do a factory reset, but I've already done a factory reset for another problem & that didn't activate the machine, so why should another reset fix it?

A:My product key is a 'default' product key. Why?

I would return to Acer for repair or replacement.

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I've recently started experimenting with anonymous web browsing, proxies, etc... and have installed Torbutton, Vidalia, Privoxy etc... on Mozilla. Very interesting stuff.

I have a lot of questions and can't seem to find an official forum to ask them.

Does anyone know where substantial numbers of people informed on Tor congretate ?

A:Is there an official Tor forum somewhere?

Mozillazine forum can answer questions. Good Tor Blogs at:http://blog.torproject.org/category/tags/torbutton

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Is the product key directly related to the install disk? That is, can I install Windows 7 on a computer and use a different product key than the disk I'm using to install, assuming this different product key is unregistered?

Or in another light: If I install using a registered copy but enter my legal copy's product key, is this a valid installation? Can this even be done?

A:Product Keys: install from different disk then product key disk

There is no product key information on the installation disks.

If the version of Windows you install is the same as the product key you intend to use, it will be fine.

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Patrick that use to assist with running the Shadow Defender Official forum on Shadow Defender's Website has started Shadow Defender's new official Forum with Tony's blessing. If you would like to contribute to Shadow Defender's development or have support questions then please swing by, and sign up here -http://www.shadowdefenderforum.com/

BTW.. Glad to have found this forum. Lot's of good information, and friendly community here! I will see if I can send some of our members over this way as well

Regards,
Mike
 

A:Shadow Defender has New Official Forum!

registered ^^
 

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Paul Wilders announced the hosting of the Official ewido support forum in mid-December, 2005, and it is now up an functioning for ewido anti-malware problems with the following two subforums:

Official ewido Support Forum
ewido anti-malware forum
ewido anti-malware beta forum

Wilders Security Forums are located at: http://www.wilderssecurity.com

-- Tom
 

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While the discussion is implied for making inquiries in regards to different help subjects, spammers are rather utilizing it to spread their poop. Last time, every one of the 22 segments were overwhelm with different jabber and connections to more rubbish. There are presently 23 segments (Facebook Page Insights has since been included) and a fast check demonstrates that this assault isn't as awful as the last one. On the off chance that Facebook doesn't accomplish something rapidly, notwithstanding, it could escape hand once more.
There are different Facebook accounts being utilized as a part of this spam battle, which fundamentally concentrates on gushing live games matches and other TV content: some are making inquiries and others are noting them. It's not yet clear if the culprits have traded off effectively existing Facebook accounts, yet a brisk check demonstrates that there are numerous sham records that were made for quite recently this reason.
This issue not just implies that Facebook customer looking for help can be hoodwinked into tapping on spams joins, yet this assault, similar to the one preceding it, is rendering the interpersonal organization's self-improvement bolster gathering alongside futile. Sophos, which initially saw the crusade, called attention to that the Search segment was especially seriously hit. I saw that Messages is more terrible off:
Given the developing number of Facebook Help, it's never amazing to learn spammer... Read more

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my pendrive is detected but other pendrives are not detected my lapy.
i have windows 7 pro os registered but i dont have product key. i forgott my key.
now my windows 7 is format so i need product key.
could you please give a my win 7 pro product key?

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Hi,Still considering to buy a P1 with FHD (because of the non glossy and battery life) vs the 4k ... which I have to admit looks gorgeous. Beside that BIOS brick lenovo disaster .... I'm still considering to buy a P1:https://www.notebookcheck.net/Some-recent-ThinkPads-can-be-destroyed-by-changing-a-UEFI-BIOS-setting... How happy are you with your P1 and 4k or FHD screen? Thanks for your feedback.Didier

A:P1 owners FHD vs 4k? Some feedback to share?

Love mine - it's bright, clear and crisp. Minimal/no light bleed. I'm sure the 4K panel is goregous BUT there's no way it would have the battery life I need. Heck, as it is, my P1 doesn't hold a candle to my T450s w/the 72wHr battery, but, that's an unfair comparison, completely different machines. I haven't done a full run-down test yet but I'm thinking my P1 should go 6 hours at least with the kind of usage I do, which isn't super-intensive. Maybe more. I'm also finding that turning down the display brightness to the lowest usable setting helps. -kj-

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I'm facing the following problem: I would like to have my Disk space (750GB) subdivided to accomplish the following
1 - Boot Windows XP Prof SP2 x86
2 - Boot Windows XP Prof SP2 x64
3 - Store my Data Folders and Files separately (to do Backups from one place).
4 - Boot to Ubuntu 7.10 and alternatively
5 - Boot to Ubuntu Server
6 - Create System Backups for my Laptop (6.1), old PC (6.2) and for this new PC (6.3).

Explanation:
2. Currently I've installed the x64 OS, but it does not supports my Canon LiDE 500F Scanner, my Logitech QuickCam Zoom and many of the 32bit SW, like MSN Live and others.
1. On an other, networked PC I do have a working x86 OS with tons of programs installed.

Questions:
a - The above described Disk layout would mean that I would have more than 4 NTFS partitions. However, how I read about it, NTFS with MBR only allows 4 partitions. The first 2 Windows XP's (Partition 1 - x86, Partition 2- x64 - This sequence is btw. another Windows requirement) have to have MBR to be able boot from it. The Windows Disk Management utility tells me that my Unix (Ubuntu) installation occupies another Partition, in matter of fact Partition 4, showed as an Unknown Partition.
This approach leaves me only Partition 3 to accomplish all the above described tasks. Can that Partition 3 be configured as a GPT? As I understood, GPT allows up to 128 partitions.

b - Once partitioning is solved, can I copy with XXCLONE my working 32bit system (from my old PC) to Partitio... Read more

A:Share your feedback on how to optimize my disk?

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Had a problem with system fan , and called Hp Support , i was taken aback by the politness and reasurance regarding my problem , i was issued with a RTM for repair , was picked up the next day and to my suprise i recieved it back fixed , cleanded and a full diagnostic report within 4 days  , i can not fault Hp in anyway , it was a delight to be helped and the Service is second to none as i have had many past experiences of SUpport from other brands , which should be taking a leaf out of HP's book and atain such a standard .... Credit to the Support team at HP .... Thanks

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Guys,

An new update was made to Windows 10's Feedback Hub allowing additional sharing options. What I don't understand is how to use Snip and Sketch to Share Feedback in the Hub, and when you share Feedback, where does it go to, as Feedback Hub wanted to create a link and than copy the link to Snip and Sketch?

Also, what is the difference between sharing feedback and just leaving feedback in the Hub?

Jack
 

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here is the MGAdiag
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB
Windows Product Key Hash: 7n86V3QGhtY7XyNXmsOyS2HO8Yo=
Windows Product ID: 00179-40307-79999-AAOEM
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: 6.2.9200.2.00010300.0.0.100
ID: {A0F7742D-55A0-46DF-B430-40BB79171F69}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 8 Single Language
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 9200.win8_gdr.130410-1505
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: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 

Browser Data-->
Proxy setti... Read more

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Avast staff has opened a thread in Wilders forum requesting users to mention what they like & dont in Avast software.
And they mention "We'd like to get as much feedback as possible, to create a new version that would fit best your needs. Your opinion is very important to us!".
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/avast-please-share-your-opinion.378539/
 

A:Avast Feedback: Please share your opinion (on Wilders)

They should open a thread at malwaretips as well, I'm really not in mood to register at that forum at the moment, avast users are not only at wilderssecurity but here at mt as well.
 

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