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Windows 7 Pro License Error on M92P after wiping Windows 10 from the HD

Q: Windows 7 Pro License Error on M92P after wiping Windows 10 from the HD

I have an M92P that had someone legally upgrade the OS to Windows 10. I purchased the unit, wiped the HD and installed Windows 7 Pro on it with my one license key and activated it online after the install with them telling me the actication was successful. 2 weeks later I get an error telling me it is an invalid license key and I might be the victim of software piracy. Any idea why. Help!

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I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 via Parallels on my Macbook Pro.
I create a new VM and use the .ISO file and get the error: "Windows cannot find the microsoft software license terms. Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation."
I found this question was answered here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/b1021d66-9774-4b5b-b50b-ad860c5ecc89/windows-8-enterprise-rtm-installation-error?forum=w8itproinstall
However, following the steps of the solution did not work for me. I created a blank VM and chose Windows 8.1. After this, it asks me to insert the installation disc. I cannot figure out how to use the .ISO as the source at this point. I tried copying and
pasting the path to the file and dragging the file to the VM, but no luck.
If there is a way I can install this without this error message or by somehow getting the path to the .ISO that'd be perfect.

A:"Windows cannot find the microsoft software license terms" Windows 8.1 Installation Error - Parallels

Hi,
According to your description, I would like to confirm if you have unchecked the Express installation box.
Be sure to uncheck 'Express Installation' when installing, otherwise Windows setup will fail with an error "cannot find license terms" and get stuck in a reboot cycle.
I suggest you refer to the following link to use Parallels Desktop to install Windows 8.1.
Using Parallels Desktop to install Windows and the dev tools on your Mac:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj945424.aspx
Regards,Kelvin hsu
TechNet Community Support

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Windows 7 pro is OEM with License key built-in on board by Supplier. And this license probably oem shared one , and can not be dug  out from the computer. Recover CD installed with package is windows 8 pro without license nor.


Can I use a purchased windows 10 pro license install in this computer ?  Won't be duplicated license ?  If valid , how to removed the windows 7 pro on board license please ?

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When i try to renew my developer license on HP elitepad windows 8.1 Pro tablet. It throws an Error "We Couldn't get your developer license for Windows 8.1" Error 0xC03F300D

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Hi folks,
I am working with a company (that I have actually worked with for over 10 years on a consulting basis) and we are auditing our Microsoft Windows Server and server product licenses and preparing to upgrade Windows Server products.  We have ran into a snag, where the former System Administrator left the company a few years ago, however it was understood that the information regarding the VLSC was transferred to another partner in the company.  A new Systems Administrator has taken over, and we have determined that we do not have this information, including a Microsoft account username and password to access the VLSC and our Windows Server 2008R2 product keys, license agreements, SKUs, and downloads.  Unfortunately, the situation became took a turn for the worse about three months ago when the partner that had this information passed away.  No one at the company has access to this login information.  I currently administer most of their licensing, and have access to their much of their licensing information, download, product keys, etc., but I am clearly missing some very important ones.  I called Microsoft and they were of no assistance.  Since I am an administrator on the network, I can create a mailbox that the VLSC was probably originally registered under, however the VLSC says that Microsoft account is not even valid, not even prompting for the password.
I have a mailbox on their Exchange Server for their domain to prove I am ass... Read more

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I got a problem when I add ESU windows 7 license to my company laptop with slmgr /ipk command on cmd. The system has popped up an error code : "0xc004f025
access denied the requested action requires elevated privileges" . I don't know this error is mean?

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Hello,

This machine is a very common model in my environment and I have done many fresh windows installations using the OEM license key without issue. however, on this particular machine, it reports it cannot activate because it cannot contact the KMS for activation.
Again, to clarify, this is the OEM product key that has been automatically pulled over from UEFI and NOT a MAK/KMS key.


I've run diagnostics as typically requested for this type of issue and can provide any additional information you might need. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!


The failure event:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP
Date:          11/2/2015 10:21:03 AM
Event ID:      8198
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Temp-PC
Description:
License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
hr=0xC004F074
Command-line arguments:
RuleId=eeba1977-569e-4571-b639-7623d8bfecc0;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
Event Xml:
< Event xmlns="http://schemas.micr... Read more

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Hi, First time poster here. I am just recently having issues with my computer saying windows it not genuine. I found this forum through another thread of a person who had basically the exact same issues as I did here: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue

I too bought this PC originally from best buy or some place, and it came with no windows CD or anything. I went 2 years without formatting, finally I got sick of it and when I installed my new SSD I finally had to do it. The best advice I found was doing the same as OP, downloading the copy of windows from digital rivers and entering in my windows key(which I had lost as well but recovered using one of the software tools).

I installed windows about 4-5 weeks ago, I have rebooted many times since and only in the last day did it start giving me this same windows it not genuine error. Upon trying to validate my key it will error out, and I get the same

code:
0xc004F063
the software licensing service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license

How can I take this key from the side of my computer case and make windows genuine again? Someone in another post I found said something about a command "wmic bios get serialnumber" and thats the same exact number that comes up thats on the side of my case. Is this the right one, or should I be looking inside the case for ANOTHER key that fits the windows key length? The key off the side of my machine is only about 10 digits and I am un sure ... Read more

A:Windows not Genuine, Validating gives error 0xc004F063 Bios license

Sorry for posting in haste without taking the time to properly look over everything. I found ANOTHER sticker which had the proper key further back on my computer base that was listed as win7 home premium OA HP with a totally different windows key which I just entered via the system change product key and it authenticated as genuine. Big thank you to this community for the knowledge that was already right in front of my face!

For others having this issue, Hopefully your sticker is still intact and readable. If you are getting this same issue, Just find the sticker on your computer or laptop(apparently laptop fades WAY quicker if not covered up by something to make it more long lasting) and enter the OA key that looks exactly like windows key into the change product key option on System.

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Deploying a Windows 8.1 Enterprise image on Dell Venue 11 (5130 atom version)
Created an UEFI FAT32 USB drive (http://rufus.akeo.ie/?locale=en_US)
I replaced sources\install.wim with a customized Windows 8.1 image.
The customized image is 4,6GB large so i had to split it into 2 .swm files because of the FAT32 4GB limitation.
Setup is starting and when i want to install, the following error occured and i have to cancel the installation.
"Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms.  Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation"
is there a file which points to the license terms that i can modify or something like that??

A:Windows 8.1 install from USB with multiple swm files license terms error

Hi MartinOtter,
Windows 8 and 8.1 Setup does not support split .wim files, so this might have been the original problem. The TechNet article "Split a Windows Image (.swm) File to Span Across Multiple DVDs"
has this note:
In Windows 8.1 and Windows 8, Windows Setup does not support installing a split .wim file.
And later it states:

You can apply the file to your destination computers only by using the /Apply-Image option in the DISM tool.

If you are still having issues with this deployment while using a .wim that isn't split, can you
check the log files?

Hope this helps,
David
Windows Outreach Team - IT Pro
The Springboard Series on TechNet

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT coming with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed (and which includes a Windows 10 Pro license)?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 reading "use to reinstall the operating system on a system with OS installed"

A:(Redirected) Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT Windows 7 Pro (include Windows 10 Pro license) - How to install Windows 10?

Best to post this in the Windows 10 forum here:http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/4997Bev.

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I own a Dell Inspiron 17R laptop and currently have Windows 8 64 bit installed on my 1TB HDD. I want to wipe both my HDD and SDD and then install Windows 7 Home Premium on the 32 GB SDD. I had looked at two tutorials-- Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command and Clean Install Windows 7 --but the former advises to not "clean all" on a SSD and the latter does not include information on how to safely clear either drive. Are there any tutorials I can follow to do this safely? Any help is much appreciated

A:Clean installing Windows 7 on a SSD and wiping Windows 8 64bit

Is this a new Dell with Windows 8 Pre-installed?

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I have been having major problems with my computer which recently installed windows 10 automatically so I switched it back to Windows 7. Three days later nothing would work. When i would turn on computer the start menu wouldn't even load for 10 mins then coming with an error menu (different ones each time "x000x00 or something"". I was wondering if there was a way to boot up windows 10 just using a flash drive but wiping all my old files in case of a virus on my system. (everything is backed up) I want to know how to boot windows 10 installation automatically just by turning computer on with usb flash drive with ISO file on it since I cant do anything really when i get to my desktop, not even click on a boot up iso. Maybe there is a solution so i can start my computer over again virus free with windows 10 and no errors.

A:Installing windows 10 while wiping windows 7 completely

Welcome to the forum. If you create the usb from the iso set the pc to boot usb boot from it and then start the install what you want to do then is delete all the partitions and let windows create new ones a full tutor on our sister forum Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums

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I'm guessing it overwrites all the partitions.

A:Dbanning/wiping out HD, can I use windows 7 OEM or Windows 8 upgrade?

Google

As long as you have a COA with your key, a W7 oem should work.

Don`t think you have to have Windows 7 installed to do the 8 upgrade, but you do have to have the qualifying W7 information available, ID# Key etc. I`m no expert on doing upgrades that way.

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Hi,
Our company buy almost 6 months ago the Microsoft Action Pack that includes Visual Studio 2013 with online login to Access the program.  A few days ago I started having this error message and I cannot access the application anymore. 
Any advice on how to fix this?  I already contacted the MSDN support and they ask me to create a topic in this forum for help.  Or they will have to ask me for small fee($$$) to resolve their problem.

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Hello Everyone, 
 
I had a quick question here. In 2016, I purchased a 2012 Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p. It is Windows 7 Professional, and has 8GB of Ram. Intel CPU up to 3.20 GHz. 
I love it to be honest,  but have just now received word that Windows 7 will no longer be supported after January of 2020. I was wondering if it will be possible for me to upgrade this system to a Windows 10 ? I do not want to buy a new computer, and do not want to try and continue using Windows 7 after it is no longer supported. Can anyone tell me if this is possible ? Thanks. 
 
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A:2012 Lenovo ThinkCentre M92 & M92p, can I upgrade to Windows 10? Yes, with "How to"

What form factor, and what processor?

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Hello. I just bought second-hand m92p. And when i want use my old SSD hardrive i get message:
 
>Checking media presence.....
>Nomedia present
 
error 1962: no operating system found. Repeat boot sequence automatically 1 second...
 
Could it be that i get this error becouse i have enabled computrace?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hello Everyone, 
 
I had a quick question here. In 2016, I purchased a 2012 Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p. It is Windows 7 Professional, and has 8GB of Ram. Intel CPU up to 3.20 GHz. 
I love it to be honest,  but have just now received word that Windows 7 will no longer be supported after January of 2020. I was wondering if it will be possible for me to upgrade this system to a Windows 10 ? I do not want to buy a new computer, and do not want to try and continue using Windows 7 after it is no longer supported. Can anyone tell me if this is possible ? Thanks. 
 
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A:2012 Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p, can I upgrade to Windows 10? Yes, with "How to"

What form factor, and what processor?

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I got an Acer Aspire one AO756-2626 for a few bucks with a broken screen. It also has a login password. The external monitor kicks in only when I'm in the login screen, so I am not able to enter bios and boot from USB. If I enter the boot menu, would I able to wipe windows clean? Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

A:Wiping windows 8

You will probably be best extracting the contents of windows install media onto a partition, then booting that up to format and install. If that is what you are trying to do ?

Not clear if you are using efi or bios ?

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I have lost all hope for this round of windows XP, I am seriously considering wiping out windows and reinstalling it on my computer. I was wondering if it is usually successful or is it even worth it? It does seem like a good option right now. If I do decide to go through with it, what precautions/measures do I need to take before I begin, and what programs or files or drivers should I get that I may not have access to during the reinstallation?

Thanks ahead of time

A:Wiping Out Windows?

Well, the only reason I do reinstalls of XP...is when I run into a problem (file system corrupt or something like that) where I just feel like I don't want to take the time try this and that.

Other than that, I leave it alone because it works well for me.

What problems do you think your XP has that require a clean install?

Louis

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Hello Everyone,  I had a quick question here. In 2016, I purchased a 2016 Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p. It is Windows 7 Professional, and has 8GB of Ram. Intel CPU up to 3.20 GHz. I love it to be honest,  but have just now received word that Windows 7 will no longer be supported after January of 2020. I was wondering if it will be possible for me to upgrade this system to a Windows 10 ? I do not want to buy a new computer, and do not want to try and continue using Windows 7 after it is no longer supported. Can anyone tell me if this is possible ? Thanks. 

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A friend was telling me about reformatting my computer, as he put it, wiping everything off, and reinstalling windows. This would be a great help, because of all of the junk that has built up over the years. The only problem? I have no idea how. He said to put in the Windows XP Proffesional (its what we're running on, obviously) disk, and restart the computer, and then an option to "boot from disk" should come up. It didnt work. So, I have no idea what to do! I tried to uninstall windows as it said in the manual, to use Add/Remove Programs and click "Uninstall Windows XP Proffesional." The only thing remotely like that I could find was "Microsoft Office XP Proffesional" Which Im assuming is the package of office programs. A bunch of "Windows XP Hotfix" files and "Windows XP Service Pack 1" and thats it. I have no idea what to do...
 

A:Reformatting Windows? Wiping it all off..

Enter BIOS ( Setup ) and make sure the CD/ROM the first boot device. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals except the keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless.

Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from cd" . . do that and you will be able to delete partitions and recreate the ones you want and proceed to formating and installing XP

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up.

This is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_clean.asp

You will have to reload drivers and applications, After the installation, you will need to download and install the MicroSoft Critical Updates. Alternately, this would be a good time to install SP-2, while windows is clean. Prior to connecting to the internet be sure you enable the XP firewall.

If you want to save your files and settings, you can use the XP Files and Settings Transfer (FAST) wizard to create an image of them and save to cd or other removable media. This is a good guide to using the FAST wizard.
Just be sure you have an up-to-date antivirus before you re-instate them!

http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sg_fstw.asp

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Hi, I have a Dell laptop running Windows XP.

Last night I booted up my computer to find that it had wiped virtually all of my memory and now every time I shut it down it does it again. I was able to recover most of my files by running in safe mode and finding them there, but nothing is to be found when running in the normal mode. I have AVAST and it says there are no viruses and Spyware which I frequently run.

It also takes a much longer time to boot up.

Can anyone help me?!
Thanks.

A:Windows XP keeps wiping my memory

Create a directory on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A directory like c:\hijackthis. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the backup/restore features.Download HijackThis from:HijackThis Download SiteSave this file into the directory you made previously and then run the program named hijackthis.exe. When the program opens click on the Config button, then click on the Misc Tools button, and click on the Check for update online button. When it completes checking/applying updates press the back button.Now click on the Scan button and when it is finished click on the Save Log button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of this log. Click on Edit then click on Select all. Then click on Edit and then Click on Copy.Create a reply to this post here and right click in message area and select paste to paste the log into the post.Someone will reply to you after reading this post. DO NOT fix any entries unless you understand what you are doing.To see a tutorial with screenshots on using HijackThis you can click on the link below:How to use HijackThis to remove Browser Hijackers, Malware, & Spyware

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I bought a HP G60 Laptop about a year and half ago. I have been wanting to wipe the computer out and re-install Windows 7. When I bought the laptop it didn't come with an install disc.

My question is, is there any possible way to wipe out my laptop and re-install windows 7, and use the same product key thats on the bottom of my computer?

Thank you

A:Wiping out and Reinstalling Windows 7

Do you no if it has got any way to factory reset it as most laptops and pc that have no discs come with away to reset it

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Hi all I have been wanting to upgrade my laptop from win7 home to pro for a while and now final going to get it done,
The product key which I am planning to use is from MSDN Academic Alliance Software Centre see link: AUT SCMS Microsoft Product Key Distribution Centre
Can I use Windows anytime upgrade with this key...I don't want it falling,
It's most likely a volume license and I know enterprise won't work with WAU and they are also volume licenses


Many Thanks


James

A:[SOLVED] windows anytime upgrade on volume license windows home to pro???

Do you have serial number for WIN 7 Pro also did you download and burn to your cd as an ISO file. I mean is it ready for installation.?

I had XP and i download same website win7 pro and i am using 3 computer very fine.

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I created a Windows To Go flash drive using 64-bit Windows 8.1. It boots and works perfectly except that I cannot activate it with the license key I got when I paid for Windows 8 last summer (I bought the digital download, ordered the
optional disc, and carefully recorded the license key Microsoft e-mailed me). 
I noticed that the "build" of the Windows To Go flash drive states "Windows 8 PRO," not Windows 8 or 8.1. Did I screw up and not install the right version of Windows to the drive? Is Windows To Go only for the PRO version of Windows 8
and not the regular version? I only worked on this as an experiment to see if I could boot Windows 8 on our work PC's (which are sadly still running XP), and I am so close! Where did I go wrong?

A:Created a working Windows To Go flashdrive but it won't accept my paid-for Windows 8 license key

Windows to Go is only available with Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise editions.Carey Frisch

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Why is Windows 7 Professional installed on the M92p Desktop (ThinkCentre) - Type 3227? And when you go into the BIOS, then there is a note that the license is Windows 8. How do I get the key to the system? I give out a key that was on the Internet (I used script from site on microsoft https://answers.microsoft.com/ru-ru/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/??????/e03d2b09-070c-4d2...) 237xb-gdj7b-mv8mh-98qjm-24367 lenovo. Do I have an original system? How do I determine this? I have utilities from lenovo, but I'm afraid that some kind of pirated version is installed since windows 8 in bios bothers me.

A:Why is Windows 7 Professional installed on the M92p Desktop (ThinkCentre) - Type 3227?

The Lenovo specs show that some M92p 3227 models came with Win 8, and were either factory downgraded to 7 or the owner downgraded to 7 (since people hated the user interface of Windows 8), see the "Preloaded operationg system" section below.  The Windows 8 (and 10) key is stored in the BIOS, the Win 7 key is not, it is given on a sticker on the case, or on the disk case if bought seperately from the system.  This is not abnormal. 
 

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

A:Is a new license key required when changing from a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit installation to a Windows 7 Pro 32 bit? What about Win 8.1 Pro downgrade?

I was replied in the English forums: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/6307f163-ad9d-415d-9a6f-60b3ad0ffe30/is-a-new-license-key-required-when-changing-from-a-windows-7-pro-64-bit-installation-to-a-windows-7?forum=w7itproinstall

Thank you anyway.

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I recently purchased a Dell and the only way the hardware options I wanted would come is if the OS was Windows 7 Pro with an included Windows 10 Pro License.  So I received the computer and I would like to upgrade it from the start.  However, I can't seem to find instructions on how to do this.
I have looked at the How to Set Up your new Dell Computer on the Knowledgebase, but it does not mention my situation.
I have looked at the Windows 10 Upgrade Walkthrough on the Knowledgebase. But it does not mention my situation.
I have tried the WIndows 10 Downgrade System on the Knowledgebase, but again it does not mention my situation.

The computer came with a purple CD that sys to ensure that the BIOS setting is set to UEFI mode prior to installing Windows 10.  But if I adjust this setting and run the CD there is no mention about upgrading to Windows 10 in the options available.
The Windows 10 Upgrade walkthrough talks about updating the Windows 7 install with Service Pack 1, but none of the info that came with the PC shows an upgrade code which I would probably need since the Microsoft free upgrade time period has expired.
So how to I upgrade this new computer to windows 10?  Just wondering what info I am missing.  I assumed this would be simple.  I shouldn't have to reinstall all my preinstalled software and drivers on a brand new computer on day one.
Thanks,

A:Windows 7 Professional English 64bit (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)

You have a MSDM tab embedded in your UEFI BIOS which contains your Windows 10 Pro OEM Product Key. Windows 10 RS1 Installation Media will automatically input this Product Key during Installation and Windows will automatically activate when you are online. See here for more details:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/ 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1RkaknDn7v-Ucth4gt0U3BHVSY7oNkWr 
Note Disable Legacy ROMs and Enable Secure Boot in your UEFI setup for optimal performance and Security:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/uefi/ 

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hi guys,

sure somebody can answer quick

been googling and can only find info on how to get your product key if the system is running
what if the hard drive dies? and i replace the drive?
do i have to get recovery disks from the manufacturer like samsung etc?

any info appreciated
 

A:Solved: windows 8 crashed...no license key only purple windows logo

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

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Hi

A question about license and activation. I bought several months ago a Windows 8.1 Home Full-Retail license that I had used until I've upgraded to Windows 10 on the day-one (29-7).
Since a couple of month I've a Msdn subscription from my business company so I've five Windows 10 Pro license keys at least to upgrade the Home edition installed.

My worry is:

1) May I upgrade to Pro from Home without a clean install?

2) May I come back to Home full-retail license from Pro license (Oem?) using the Windows 8.1 product key I've printed on the original package?

Thanks a lot.

A:Windows 10 Home Full-Retail license to Windows 10 PRO using MSDN Key

Originally Posted by red5goahead


1) May I upgrade to Pro from Home without a clean install?



Yes. Go to settings - update & security - activation tab. Change product key. If the Windows 10 Pro product key from MSDN is not accepted then enter the Windows 10 Pro generic product key to trigger the upgrade, then go back a second time and enter the MSDN product key to activate it. The Windows 10 Pro generic product key is:
VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T







Originally Posted by red5goahead


2) May I come back to Home full-retail license from Pro license (Oem?) using the Windows 8.1 product key I've printed on the original package?

Thanks a lot.



You will have to do a clean install to go back to home version, though, but you will still have your previous activation stored, so it will activate.

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Due to specific application, I need a new computer with Windows 7 Pro 32 bit as OS.
Trouble is, practically any new computer I can find has a Windows 7 Pro
64 bit or, alternatively, Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit.
I have some questions:

Buying a Win7 Pro 64 bit, can I legally (ie: with the same license key) do a new full install from a Win 7 Pro 32 bit media? Or I need to buy a new license? What about OEM vs retail licenses? Can a 64 bit OEM license be used for a 32 bit installation?What about Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit downgrade? Can I legally (eg: with the same license key) downgrade to Win 7 Pro 32 bit?

Thank you all.

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I have recently built a computer and installed windows. Its been about a month and i think i have got a virus or some kind. I can't run any anti-virus software and it blocks usage of games among other things. Since the computer is new and i dont have much on it i was considering of just starting fresh. I was wondering if this was a good thing to do, and if i do will i have to buy another windows or can i use the same one.

Thanks,
Tommy

A:Wiping a hard drive and Windows help.

Hi,

If Windows came pre-installed on your system, use this to get a fresh installation:

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If you purchased Windows from a retailer, use this to get a fresh installation:

Clean Install Windows 7

You will not need to purchase anything as long as you have a legitimate licence and key. A format and clean install is always the best way to ensure your system is 100% clean.

Regards,
Golden

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The calendar continues to wipe clean the previous months dates. It will retain things like government holidays but anything I input is erased.
This is frustrating because I often need to look back to see when something happened and if the calendar erases these dates it is worthless..

The app is connected to an outlook account.

So, does anyone know how to make Windows calendar stop doing this?
If not, does anyone know of a better calendar app?

Thank you
Antionette

A:My Calendar for Windows 10 keeps wiping out dates....

Hi Antoinette,

I agree that entries in the Windows calendar app seem to disappear but this is because it does not populate your old entries from the past, however, if you look at your outlook calendar via your online account you will see that they are still there and have not been erased.

Hope this helps!

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I brought up a similar topic on almost the same thing a few weeks ago, but the thread is old and didn't wanna bump it.Here's the situation: I've got a HP a6433w that has Vista Home Premium 64 bit installed, and to be nice about it, VISTA SUCKS!! I got rid of 64 bit Vista on my laptop and installed XP 32 bit (Wow, huge speed difference!).My plan is to use D-BAN to completely wipe the HDD and install Windows 7 Ultimate (32 bit). Is there anyone who can guide me through this step-by-step, or at least provide me with a link to 'model specific' instructions. It wasn't very straight forward when I changed the OS on the laptop, so I doubt it'll be any different on this one. I have already downloaded the BIOS update and all the original drivers. Which to install first???? I assume the chipset driver, but I'm having a little trouble finding it....I would appreciate any help you guys can offer.

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Im at my girlfriends house and she really needs a good pc cleaning/reinstall of windows. Shes on windows 7 but likes 8 and I personally recommend it to everybody. Just wondering if theres any program or way to see exactly what drivers I may need to reinstall or whatever. I know im gonna need to reinstall the bios most likely right? Just wondering if theirs a program I can use to see what drivers I will need to reinstall. I figured since we are going to be opening up the tower and cleaning it I will just take down model numbers of the motherboard/video card etc and just reinstall the drivers from a google search but figured id ask you all since you are the pros.

TLDR : Any easy way to reinstall drivers or know before hand what drivers will be needed after a fresh windows 8 install?

Thanks a ton

A:Completely wiping HDD and installing windows 8

Download Speccy from here: Speccy - Download


The software should ask to either Run, Save or Cancel, Click Run.

Now follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation of Speccy.



Once installed Speccy should open up. Go to File > Publish Snapshot...

This should open up a link to your personal snapshot. Please post that in your next reply!

Also include the make and model number of your power supply.

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Hi, I'm not quite sure where this question belongs, but thought I'd start here!

I am having problems with my HDD and am getting a new one, but want to wipe the old one to completely remove my personal files. Someone suggested a simple reinstall of Windows 7 will wipe the HDD. Is this correct, and is it the best way of removing everything?

Last time I did a reinstall, Windows 7 created a file called windows.old which contained all my personal files. Obviously I don't want that to happen this time. Is there any way to stop it?

I've looked at products like DBAN, but it seemed a little out of my league!

Hope someone can help.

Many thanks.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-6100U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6034 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 916 GB (871 GB Free); D: 13 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP, 81EB
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

I need to wipe my hard drive, I mean completely. Someone has hacked my computer and it is driving me crazy. When I tried to reset their files were on my USB from the company, it is crazy! I do not know what all has been done to my computer but this upsets me. Thank yo.
 

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PC: ThinkCentre M92pType: 3238BS4BIOS: 9SKT99AUSBIOS-Rev: 9S99AUSB-Audio 2.0 device: Creative EMU-Tracker PRE USB 2.0OS: Windows 7 (64-bit) My problem occurred after I installed the USB 3.0 driver from Lenovo's site and consists of the USB 2.0 audio device locking up the entire system, usually until the device is turned back off or sometimes a hard powercycle is necessary. Sometimes after freezing up the system and turning off and attempting to turn back on, the USB audio device will no longer light up. What I have tried:Re-installing the chipset drivers, USB drivers, and trying several installs of different software and drivers for the USB audio unit.Ensuring all settings are correct in the BIOS and changing the USB connection with other various ports on the ThinkCentre.Tried different sample rates on the USB audio device; it seems that a media player will occassionally play an audio file correctly with certain sample rates (96khz), but only through a file/media player and not through a browser/youtube.Short of re-installing WIndows 7 from scratch and not installing the USB 3.0 driver for the ThinkCentre, I don't know what else to do to get the USB audio device work properly again.  I think the issue lies in a software bug with the latest USB 3.0 driver for the ThinkCentre.  I also had previously updated my BIOS, but the USB audio worked fine up until I installed the USB 3.0 driver.  I suspect there might be a software setting that could be adjusted ... Read more

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I can boot into BIOS, but get black screen with cursor in the top left corner of the screen on exit.  System will not boot into Windows, nor will it boot in to WinPE either on CD or thumbdrive.  Took it to  computer repair shop and they gave up after 3 days and told me I had to buy a new motherboard or find  someone that can replace BIOS chip.  HDD removed and inserted into another PC and the HDD boots normally.  Put fresh (new) HDD into M92p and tried to install Windows but PC does not see HDD.  1) How can I recover my M92p from failed BIOS flash?  2) Is it true that I will need a new motherboard?  3)  Are there any motherboards compatible to the M92p available and if so, where?





T510, M83, M92p, et al

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Windows 7 pro is OEM with License key built-in on board by Supplier. And this license probably oem shared one , and can not be dug  out from the computer. Recover CD installed with package is windows 8 pro without license nor.

Can I use a purchased windows 10 pro license install in this computer ?  Won't be duplicated license ?  If valid , how to removed the windows 7 pro on board license please ? It is running on windows 8.1pro auto upgraded by windows 7 pro ...

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Quote:




Windows 10 is likely to cross over to "Insider Preview" branding from today for all those enrolled in the Windows Insider Program. This can be backed up by the "accidental" leak of almost all language variants of build 10074 yesterday, directly from Microsoft's servers, which are branded as such.

Now, famed Windows leaker WZor has tweeted that all Insiders will be upgraded to the RTM version, regardless of the base install. It's well known that many Insiders have clean installed Windows 10, therefore not coming off a valid license for the upgrade path of Windows 7 and up.




Windows Insiders to be upgraded to Windows 10 RTM regardless of license validity?

A:Windows Insiders to be upgraded to Windows 10 RTM regardless of license validity?

Quote:





Originally Posted by JMH3143


Windows Insiders to be upgraded to Windows 10 RTM regardless of license validity?




Two separate statements written as one issue.
I see it as regardless of the version of Windows previously used, W7, W8 or W10 preview, the user will be upgraded to the RTM version of 10, if they have a valid copy.
The other statement regarding no valid license points out the degree of piracy only, I cannot see them getting a free upgrade.

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It started out as a small problem with malware then after running an malware program i could not log in into windows, id log in and then get instantly logged out, so I googled the problem and all solutions to the problem was to repair reinstall windows with the cd, which work but then i got another dang error which was error code: 0X80004005. Which means basically there is problem preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. So i googled that and got the solution to that (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306081 [method 2]). I proceeded with the instructions till i got to the point where it instructs me to "Press 1 to access your primary drive installation with Recovery Console." which i attempt with no luck

Any help or suggestions WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!!

A:WINDOWS CANNOT CHECK THE LICENSE AFTER WINDOWS REPAIR REINSTALL

That error message, and most other errror messages, can have many possible causes and interpretations.FWIW: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/g...6-d3dedb727db1/Do you have XP installed, as I see that Vista frequently can generate an error with these numbers?KB referenced by you: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306081<<...instructs me to "Press 1 to access your primary drive installation with Recovery Console." which i attempt with no luck>>Can you provide more detail as to exactly what happens after you entered the Recovery Console? Did you make the selection? If not, what happened to prevent such? Did you get to the password prompt line?Louis

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I have recently decided to wipe my computer. However, I have installed an OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium installed.

If I use a program to erase my 1 terabyte hard drive, (rewriting all of the binary values to 0's) will I be able to reinstall my Windows 7 with my serial number? I heard that it registers the serial key you use to your motherboard, so I'm not sure if it also is dependent on the same hard drive too.

I also built my computer myself from parts I bought off the internet if that makes any difference.
Which means I bought the OEM CD separately. From Amazon, actually.

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Home-P...6399652&sr=8-2

Thank you for your time.

A:Wiping hard drive with an OEM version of Windows 7?

You can reinstall OEM as often as you like to the same hardware. Only a mobo makes it complicated, but MS will sometimes give waivers even for a mobo change.

Zeroing the HD will not change it's signature but even it it did, it requires more of a hardware change than just one element - except for the mobo.

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I have ran out of warranty on my dell system. My hard drive is being WACK. I am wanting to restore it's warehouse defaults(or w/e you want to call them). I'm not sure which disk i need(i have a good chunk).

Problems that are occurring with no disk in drive of any sort is when I go to load up windows it has an endless cycle.
1. Dell loading screen
2. Boot menu
3. Diskette drive 0 seek failure screen (f1 to continue; f2 for setup utility)
i click f1
4. Boot menu
5. Windows loading screen

then back to dell screen.

No floppy drive, and I have a dvd and cd drive.
Boot Sequence is
1. Onboard SATA Hard Drive
2. Onboard or USB CD-ROM Drive
3. Onboard IDE Hard Drive
4. Onboard or USB Floppy Drive

Operating System:
http://support.dell.com/support/top...rt_central?c=us&l=en&s=gen&ServiceTag=FNKVF61

that's about it, i'm pretty sure I have the right disk to install somewhere, but not sure which one. Can anybody help?

Thanks
 

A:Wiping my hard Drive and reinstalling windows xp

According to the link you posted, your computer has a recovery partition. Click the following link, choose windows xp, then try the directions they list in step 3.
https://support.dell.com/support/to...ype=&os=&component=&lang=&doclang=&toggle=&dl
 

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