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Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade - Unable to license software after reloading to new machine.

Q: Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade - Unable to license software after reloading to new machine.

I have a servral year old multimedia laptop that stopped functioning a couple years ago. Well long story short, i upgraded that from the Vista OS originally installed to 7 Ultimate Upgrade. I have now built a new machine but I am unable to license the
software because i did not have a previous vesion installed. I have the product key from the Vista OS and I also have 2 copies of XP. What are my options?

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade - Unable to license software after reloading to new machine.

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I'm about to buy a new laptop from Costco with Win 7 Home Premium. On my old (now smashed) laptop I have a Win 7 Ultimate install. Can I just use the Ultimate serial key to do the Anytime Upgrade on the new machine? I keep reading that I need to buy an "upgrade key."

Thanks

A:Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade with non-upgrade Ultimate license?

Hi,
You will need an upgrade key to initiate the ultimate download, but if you can manage to obtain an ultimate installation cd your serial should work, also if you use this winisoutils - Windows ISO Disc Image Utilities

you can change a windows install cd (if you have one) into a universal edition one, very handy.

to answer your question an upgrade key is not the same as a serial, the upgrade key is just to download the installation while the serial activates it, and a serial from one edition will not work with a different edition.

hope this helps

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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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Hello, hope this is a good place to post this. I have been trying to upgrade my Sony Vaio Windows 7 laptop from Home Premium to Ultimate using a license-only upgrade key purchased off Amazon Uk. This looked promising, because the supplier went out of their way to emphasise this was a legitimate boxed version (origin Ireland) and was brand new. At first, windows appeared to accept the upgrade key, but then came up with the message 'Installation not successful'. 
It also threw up an error code (which I read online) is usually associated with Service pack 1 not being properly installed. However, this turned out to be a diversion, as my version of Home Premium already had SP1 pre-installed, so in fact there is nothing that can be done to un-install or re-install it. When I rebooted my computer, the option to enter an upgrade code under 'anytime upgrade' had suddenly disappeared and the only thing that came up in the search box from the Start menu was the title 'anytime upgrade no longer available.' Is there any way to make this work? I was aware that the fully online way to do an upgrade was no longer possible, but I thought if I purchased a legitimate upgrade key from a retailer, then this might work, as Microsoft still provided the box into which you can enter an upgrade key.Hope I'm making good sense here - a really frustrating situation!

A:Upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate (license-only)

Appears to me that you are out of luck with said license, if THIS is what you refer to.  Note the comments near the bottom.
 
But you might take a look at http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/95744-windows-anytime-upgrade-how.html and http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/videos/upgrade-to-another-edition-of-windows-7-by-using-windows-anytime-upgrade .  See the Notes at the second link.
 
Louis

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I bought a new Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 webcam (model no 1492, blue package box as opposed to the previous red box and this one indicates it's Windows 10 compatible) and installed the latest available LifeCam program/driver v3.6. However, when running the
LifeCam program, it is not detecting a camera. I couldn't open the LifeCam dashboard probably because the camera is not detected. In Device Manager, driver is installed properly under Imagaing device. I use another webcam program, the webcam is detected properly.
I installed more than 10 of this webcams (i.e. the red box) and never have any issue with camera not detected in the LifeCam software. Is there any fix for this? Re-installing the program/driver didn't help.

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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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Hello.

Here is my situation. I bought a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate from a local seller who was advertising on a local website. It turns out to be a MSDN license and not retail. Now the seller has said that they have used this copy of Windows for some time without any problems. So my question is what can happen if I decide to keep this software and install it on my computer but without a MSDN subscription. How can Microsoft possibly verify whether I have or do not have a MSDN subscription ? Does Windows check the local computer for a MSDN license configuration or registration information ?

Frankly speaking I've noticed that there are a lot of MSDN license copies of Windows 7 going around. On eBay specially.

Thanking you in advance

A:MSDN License Copy of Windows 7 Ultimate

FleaBay is the last place I would buy software from. The only places I will buy expensive software from are NewEgg, Frys Electronics, and the manufacturer.

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I need to reinstall Windows on a Dell D620. The machine's license tag is damaged so that the entire license key can't be read. How can I recover the key?The instructions I've found for recovering a license key involve decrypting an entry read from the Registry. But I can't read the Registry until I restore the system! If I can't restore the system until I get the license key from the Registry, I'm stuck.

A:How to recover a Windows license key for a machine with a damaged tag?

You're going to need Dell OEM Windows install media (which won't need the license key anyway) -- any other Windows distribution won't work even with the Dell license key.
If you're the original owner, you can see if Dell will sell you recovery media (they won't for anything older than Windows 7, though).

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Apologies...moved to more approapriate group.

A:unable to upgrade from home premium to ultimate

I am not seeing the new thread, so I have to use this one.

Are you trying to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit? Because that's not a possible upgrade path due to the kernel being completely different. A clean install is required for that.

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My main PC has been running Home premium 64 bits for a few months successfully (activated and does updates) and I now want to upgrade it to Ultimate 64 bits.
I ran MGADiag on the Home Premium system and it reported it was a retail version;


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-3MYRV-HTX9C-2XCX4
Windows Product Key Hash: VG8XBSKTjYinStSpxY4+XnNCQ/0=
Windows Product ID: 55041-293-6975825-85475
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {94CFF42A-C828-4B4A-80D3-BD436291FF5B}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
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
OG... Read more

A:unable to upgrade from home premium to ultimate

The Product Key that you have there is not an "Anytime Upgrade" Product Key. You have to perform the Upgrade installation by putting the DVD in the drive and clicking "Upgrade". This is completely separate and unrelated to the Anytime Upgrade.

The Anytime Upgrade is completely different because that type of Product Key is only obtained by opening the Windows Anytime Upgrade program that's included with specific editions of Windows 7 (such as Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and I think maybe even Home Basic as well), and then going ahead and purchasing an Anytime Upgrade product key. This is nice because then you don't need an installation DVD.

To see what I'm talking about, open the Start Menu, type anytime and press Enter. This is how you obtain a Product Key that works with the Windows Anytime Upgrade process. So what you have to do since you have an actual retail copy is you have to insert the DVD, and then click "Upgrade" when you see the prompt come up. Again, it's completely separate and unrelated to the Anytime Upgrade. In other words, you have to do it "the old-fashioned way".

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Our networks have Mac OSX 10.4 Tiger computers.
Before our company did the switch and router upgrades, I am able to access a remote machine at IP 210.201.12.20 (altered IP for posting)

After traceroute, I get these results for good and bad machines for comparison.

Good machine:

Admin$: root$ traceroute 210.201.12.20

traceroute to 210.201.12.20 (210.201.12.20), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets

1 210.209.12.1 (210.209.12.1) 1.238 ms 0.551 ms 0.425 ms

2 210.209.254.1 (210.209.254.1) 1.678 ms 1.241 ms 1.097 ms

3 210.209.254.2 (210.209.254.2) 1.174 ms 0.949 ms 0.994 ms

4 210.241.50.33 (210.241.50.33) 194.156 ms 184.046 ms 203.759 ms

5 210.240.1.2 (210.240.1.2) 208.150 ms 199.042 ms 172.366 ms

6 210.255.255.1 (210.255.255.1) 148.200 ms 172.827 ms 189.678 ms

7 210.253.1.3 (210.253.1.3) 200.725 ms 184.572 ms 215.703 ms

8 app.com (210.201.12.20) 179.973 ms 172.189 ms 177.798 ms

Bad machine:

admin$ traceroute 210.201.12.20

traceroute to 210.201.12.20 (210.201.12.20), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets

1 210.209.12.1 (210.209.12.1) 1.562 ms 0.553 ms 0.440 ms

2 210.209.254.1 (210.209.254.1) 1.533 ms 1.201 ms 1.028 ms

3 210.209.254.2 (210.209.254.2) 6.138 ms 0.954 ms 0.907 ms

4 210.241.50.33 (210.241.50.33) 69.614 ms 19.054 ms 23.255 ms

5 210.240.1.10 (210.240.1.10) 35.453 ms 48.921 ms 48.752 ms

6 * * *

7 * * *

8 * * *

9 * * *

10 * * *

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Note:
On Intel Mac terminal (Tiger 10.4.11), I ran these commands:

sudo arp -d –a

sudo lookupd –flushcache

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So my motherboard fried and i had to get a new one and when my board failed it crashed my hard drive. After I installed my new mobo, it was bsod looping on startup and wouldn't repair so I tried reinstalling 7 as it was my current os and it wouldnt work as it is an upgrade cd. I tried installing vista which came with my pc and it gets stuck at 0%. I then put xp on and upgraded to vista from xp. Now i have a working vista ultimate 32 bit os but it wont upgrade to 7 and yes it is compatible as I had it before my hard drive crash. It goes up to copying files at 35% and freezes for a while until I get an error code: 0x80070017 Please help!!! Thanks!


P.S. I bought my windows 7 cd not downloaded it.

A:Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit upgrade from vista ultimate gets stuck on 35%

Bump :( I really need help plz!

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Some time ago I purchased an OEM version of Windows 8 intended for system building (SKU: M17-8100), but never got around to using it, and the package remains sealed. It is possible that I will use it before July 29, in which case the new installation would be eligible for a free upgrade, but perhaps not. If not, will I be able to exchange it for a corresponding Windows 10 product or obtain a refund?

A:What to do with unused Windows 8 OEM software/license?

If it's still sealed, then perhaps.. it will depend on the retailer you bought it from, and what their return policy is. They may have a time limit on refunds.

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Hi guys,

Here's the deal. Right now I'm on a PC running W7 Pro x64 OEM.

I'm in the process of building a second computer.

I thought that instead of buying another OEM DVD, I might as well take advantage of my student status. So I bought Windows 7 Pro 64bit upgrade edition from Digital River.

Will I be able to install W7 on my second computer, which has a blank hdd, using the OEM DVD and activate it with the upgrade edition key from digital river?

Thank you in advance!

A:OEM DVD and Windows 7 Upgrade License

As far as I know, you can use any disk to install win 7, as long as the key you're using is for the version you installed.... meaning using home premium disk with home premium key, regardless of where the disk came from... From my testing, the keys also work for either 32 or 64bit...

You can also easily make the disk universal, meaning you can choose which level you want to install, home prem, pro, etc....

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Will I be able to do this while keeping all my programs and settings? As I have put A lot of time into configuring my pc to how I want it.

Thanks

Aman

A:Upgrade from windows 7 Ultimate RC to windows 7 Ultimate Official Release

Please see --> http://www.techsupportforum.com/f104...-a-458313.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I need to upgrade my HTPC that I also run 24/7 for security cam serving and recording. The newer cams running at higher resolutions are pressing my 5 year old i3 build. So I was wondering what the easiest way to get a new Windows license would be. I can get an OEM copy of Win 7 (needs to be Win 7, not 10, to retain Media Center for TV DVR) along with the new CPU,MoBo and RAM. Then rather than doing a clean install I'd like to drop the new hardware into the existing case with HDs and other accessories, etc. and just go. Could I use the new Windows product key like that? Or would I have to skip the OEM copy, boot up with the new hardware and then pay MS directly for a new license when it pops up the message about new hardware?

A:How best to get new Windows license for CPU and MoBo upgrade?

OEM Windows discs are usually specifically written for the machines they come with. They contain Drivers specific to that hardware. Depending on the disc, if you try to load it on a HDD with different hardware, it will reject it. Also, that would be against the Microsoft EULA.
You can always get a retail copy of Windows 7 from Ebay or Amazon.

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Hi
I have a client who has an old Vista laptop from '08 or so but cannot afford to buy a new laptop. It is cluttered with old software and drivers and Vista is a clusterf**k so I thought I would install 7 for her, clean install. I have an old Windows 7 upgrade license, originally used on an HP laptop from that era that has since been wiped and junked. I have offered to give her this license, and just wanted to confirm the following that i am fairly sure is correct

1) I can legally re-use the license on her computer since I have removed it from the computer it was originally used on, and the computer I intend to use it on has a qualifying upgradeable OS (Windows Vista)

2) It is possible to do a clean install with the upgrade media and upgrade license. (I don't have reliable Vista media and don't want to do a bloated factory reset to 2008 Vista in order to in-place-upgrade to 7)

With regards to 2. I know there are tutorials on here to do a clean install with an upgrade license, but there are a few and i'm not sure which one to use, so if you could point me in the right direction that would be great.

Also, the upgrade media I have is media without SP1, so I plan on making an all-in-one ISO from my Ultimate SP1 iso, then using that to install SP1 to her computer. Will this work with the clean install with upgrade media thing?

Thanks

A:Questions about re-using an old Windows 7 upgrade license

Not sure if using the AIO disk would work in this case, but everything else should work fine.

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Hi,

is there a way to migrate an upgrade license?
i try to explain it better.

i bought a windows 8 pro upgrade license and activated on a windows 7 pc
now i would like to restore windows 7 and use windows 8 on another pc
is it possible to migrate in some way that upgrade license (maybe with a phone call activation)?

thanks, Roy.

A:Migrate windows 8 pro upgrade license, is it possible?

Hello Roy,

According to what I have read in the license agreement, it is a retail license and it can be transferred to another computer. Here is the exact text from the license agreement for the Windows 8 Pro Upgrade:

What about upgrading the software? The software covered by this agreement is an upgrade to your
existing operating system software, so the upgrade replaces the original software that you are upgrading.
You do not retain any rights to the original software after you have upgraded and you may not continue
to use it or transfer it in any way. This agreement governs your rights to use the upgrade software and
replaces the agreement for the software from which you upgraded.After you complete your upgrade,
additional software will be required to playback or record certain types of media, including DVDs.

Can I transfer the software to another computer or user? You may transfer the software to
another computer that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software (together with the license) to
a computer owned by someone else if a) you are the first licensed user of the software and b) the new
user agrees to the terms of this agreement. To make that transfer, you must transfer the original media,
the certificate of authenticity, the product key and the proof of purchase directly to that other person,
without retaining any copies of the software. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the
media that the software came on to transfer the sof... Read more

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Hello,

I have a AMD 955 x4 machine here with 4GB. I don't know if it's a memory or driver problem. It could very well be a driver error but I don't know how to find out which.

I ran the program and here is my attached zip file. If someone could please show me what's wrong I would be grateful.

fastx

A:BSOD while doing anything, AMD 955 x4 machine, windows 7 ultimate 64bi

Update your driver for "NETGEAR WPN311 RangeMax(TM) Wireless PCI Adapter".

fffff880`05646000 fffff880`0579e000 athrx Tue Jun 09 20:06:49 2009 (4A2EA4B9)

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Newbie here. I just built myself a new computer and i'm wondering if vista ultimate will run smoothly on it, or if i should use xp. I just bought vista ultimate through my college for 15 dollars which is a steal. Even though it's the "upgrade" dvd i've been told i can install a full version onto a formatted hard drive with a trick i'm sure you're all aware of. (if this doesn't work, correct me)

i also have xp if needed and currently have it on the IBM thinkpad T40 pentium M 1.5 ghz that im using right now and it runs pretty fast.

here are the specs of my build (budget build to replace my 2.2 ghz athlon xp tower)

Motherboard: ASRock ALiveNF7G-FullHD (7050 4RAM 256M-VID SND LAN RAID)

CPU: Athlon X2 5000 AM2 Dual-Core (2.6GHz 1280k 2000FSB 65w)

RAM Memory: 4GB 800MHz (2X-2GB) DDR2 PC6400 RAM

Hard Drive: 250GB 7200RPM SATA2 HDD

Optical Drive: BLACK 22X Dual Layer DVD-RW Burner

PC Tower Case: BLACK Steel Gaming & Side-Fan Mid Tower

Power Supply: Okia 550W BASIC LOAD

I plan to use this computer at home. I do NOT play any games and will be relying on the on-board video. I like to watch movies, use dreamweaver from time to time, and maybe some very light video editing. I will also be upgrading the sound card and be hooking the computer up to my 2.1 non-computer sound system which consists of a yamaha natural sound receiver, two mission 727 30 inch floor speakers, and a JBl SUB10 10 inc self powered subwoofer.

thanks for any replies

A:install windows xp or vista ultimate on new machine?

If you want to use the entire 4GB RAM, Vista x64 needs to be installed. Just make sure all of your hardware is compatible with x64. Xp 64 doesn't have enough support to even be considered as an option at this point. Vista should run smooth on that system.

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Hey friends,
I am trying to install Windows 8, but during Installation my PC (Dual Core 1.65 Ghz with 1GB + 512 MB RAM)showing an error like " Windows can not find the Microsoft Software License terms. Make Sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installations". I had tried for each & every versions available on the Disk. But all in vain. Please help me to resolve this issue ............. Please Help.
Deepak Sharma
 

A:Windows can not find the Microsoft Software License terms

Are you installing it in vmware?
if yes, read here:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com...l/thread/b1021d66-9774-4b5b-b50b-ad860c5ecc89

http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?s=561d8295fa8a9068ea12dc134d325283&p=636466
 

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Hi all, new user, first time poster and hoping you smart cats can help me. The forums have always provided answers in the past, but I feel I need to ask this one myself.

So, after three hours on the phone with MS Customer Support today (Worst time to call, by the way), I find out that this computer I purchased from a local company I did contract work for is unable to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, and therefore, unable to be upgraded to Windows 10. It has a volume license key, which is not allowed to be upgraded via store or any other method (apparently).

MS support suggested I take this back to the company I purchased it from. The issue with that is that I purchased it at very low cost because the company was going out of business. No luck there. I thought maybe it was an Enterprise copy, since those cannot be upgraded, but the System screen shows Windows 8 Pro.



So Microsoft's one and only suggestion was to purchase a "legitimate" product key, which got me to thinking it was a pirated version or some sort, but they checked and said it was not.

So, I come to you with the hopes that someone has successfully upgraded a volume license Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1, and then, hopefully, to Windows 10. I will leave this here and head off to bed, and I sincerely hope someone can be kind enough to assist. Please let me know if you need further information. Cheers!

A:Volume License Key'd Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Assistance Need

Volume MAK keys are not only version, but edition specific, meaning one can't upgrade with them - thus going to 8.1, let alone Win 10, is not possible without a new key.

PS: Run ShowkeyPlus to check if you have a Windows 7 OEM marker - we can then get you back to factory install and upgrade to Win 10 from there.

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I have a ASUS Q551LN which came with Windows 8.1.

I have 2 questions about upgrading to Windows 10:

1. Windows 10 update worked fine on my 8.1 PC - hardware, programs working. Has anyone upgraded their ASUS laptop and got everything working? ASUS drivers, fliplock, utilities etc all working on 10?

2. I'm guessing once I upgrade to Windows 10 and keep it for a month, I won't be able to go back to Win 8.1. Suppose I need to reset/format the whole laptop, will I be able to get the embedded key to work and get back to 8.1?

A:ASUS Windows 10 Upgrade and License question

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2. I'm guessing once I upgrade to Windows 10 and keep it for a month, I won't be able to go back to Win 8.1. Suppose I need to reset/format the whole laptop, will I be able to get the embedded key to work and get back to 8.1?




As long as the original OEM restore partition is left alone, you could always revert to Windows 8 via that.

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I want to upgrade a 2008 Win7 Pro 32bit computer to Win7 Ultimate 64bit.

Have new mobo, processor, 16gb memory, 256gb SSD. Would like to be able to use my 32bit programs for a while, until I can replace them with 64bit progs.

How can I do this? Or do I need to have two machines?

I have searched this forum and found some old posts that suggested I start a new thread.

Very grateful for your help.

A:How can I run 32bit programs on a 64bit machine? Windows 7 / Ultimate

Most 32bit apps will run fine on 64bit Windows, unless they have 32bit driver dependencies or include 16bit code.

What apps are you using, specifically, that you are concerned about? You might want to search the compatibility catalog first to see if any have been officially tested and submitted:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...Language=en-US

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I've seen it implied that if you upgrade your OS to Windows 10 (from 7 or 8.1) that the product key of your old OS (whatever you've upgraded from) becomes invalidated? I also understand that there is some kind of hardware authentication so that if you ever have to do a clean install of Windows 10, you can do so, but that it will be activated based on a "fingerprint" of the hardware stored by MS?
 
Are those points correct?
 
Now, something that concerns me, is if you had a Full Retail operating system (not OEM) prior to upgrading, you would have been able to move this from one system to another.  As long as you only ever had it installed and in use on one PC at a time, you could transfer the OS.  This is not just a theoretical benefit, it's something I've done many times, and why I would normally go for retail rather than OEM packs.
 
Does anyone know how this could work following upgrading?  If the old OS's product key is invalidated, presumably it won't activate and therefore it would also not be possible to upgrade it to Windows 10.  But if you want to transfer to new hardware, there will be no record of the system ever having been authenticated previously.  At this point, will you be required to buy a new license?? 
 
Apologies if this has been covered, and thanks for any definitive info!

A:Previous Windows product key and license - post W10 upgrade?

Hi Jon long time no see.
 

 
I've seen it implied that if you upgrade your OS to Windows 10 (from 7 or 8.1) that the product key of your old OS (whatever you've upgraded from) becomes invalidated?

 
I did an upgrade from Win 8 to 10 and everything went ok then I messed the whole thing up and rather than try to fix it and because I had a Win 8 install disk from HP, I decided to just do a clean install of 8 again, I did not need to enter a key and my Win8 was activated, But this is a OEM.

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I do have a Vista OS in my computer. I understand it can not be uppgraded right away to Windows 10. But my brothers hardware was damaged badly. He had Windows 10 in that computer. Is it possible to use that lisence?

If someone can help, I'm grateful, of course.

A:Can I use license of Windows 10 of broken computer to upgrade my Vista

If it was a purchased Retail Edition yes. If it was a factory OEM install no. What was the original OS on that now dead PC? How was windows 10 installed on 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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when i try to "Audio Cleaning Lab" programme from original c d but I get a message that tells me the prog is already installed. I know it is not lurking anywhere on my hard drive. Have used "find" in Wins98 and all the regular searches explorer etc so I know the programme was removed during an upgrade. Problem is how do overide this message to get the programme back onto my C drive? Thank you
 

A:reloading software

There is probably a remnant of it somewhere in the registry or a program file that was not uninstalled just for this reason. Is this program by chance a shareware app that has an expiration?
 

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Hi folks,

got the following weird problem on my network:

I have one Win XP machine and one Win7 machine. They can see and ping each other. However, the Win7 machine is unable to access the XP machine. When i double-click on the machine in Win7, I get an "Windows cannot access \\NOTEBOOK - you do not have permission" error. The other way round, everything works fine - from the XP machine, I can do all the things i want...

Some Information on the XP machine: Win XP SP3 Home, Avast Anti-Virus (as on the Win7 machine), Windows built-in firewall.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 machine unable to access Windows XP machine

Try my registry patch and report back.

See this post -> http://www.sevenforums.com/network-i...tml#post232593

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Am using older Dell with XP Professional w/SP 3. I get ?Java Virtual Machine cannot be loaded? error when trying to re-load HP 3500C series scanner software. If I try to scan, I get ?communication error? when trying to use scanner.

I?m unable to find good working copy of older ?msjavax86.exe? software to install (understand MS & Sun had a slight disagreement over the Virtual Machine software). Have currently removed scanner software and Java software (Java 7, Update 10) from computer, plus have unchecked the 3 ?script options? from Internet Explorer. Computer had to be rebooted last night with above configuration due to power outage on island where I live.

Need help in direction to go from here to get scanner working again
Thanks
Topbaba

A:Reloading software problem

Hi and welcome to TSF did you try here for the driver and software and also the troubleshooting and help pages for info on the issue HP Scanjet 3500c Scanner series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center check the links to the left of the page

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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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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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I have 2 months ago bought a new Windows 7 Professional 64 bit and installed on my daughter CP, now the computer is broken and can not be repaired -
how do I disable the license code on the old machine, in order to use the installation on another new machine?

A:disable license on old machine

Just wipe the hard drive, if that component is still working.

If it isn't just reload Windows on the new machine, always assuming it was not an OEM version that was originally activated with Microsoft online using the original hardware.

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OK. I have a question. I'm upgrading from my old 32-bit machine to a new 64-bit machine with a completely different motherboard, processor etc. What I want to know is: If I download a 64-bit ISO and go about installing it on my new PC, will I be able to simply transfer the activation over from my old PC via the phone with my existing product key or will I have to buy a new license? I'm currently using 32-bit Win 8.1 Pro with WMC added on. Thanks in advance.

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I'm new to the forum.  My Hard drive fried on my G71-340US 64 bit Notebook.  Can't find recovery disk.  I have replaced the hard drive and need to reload the Windows 7 64-bit operating system and original software.  The HP support website has two recovery programs listed, SP45602 and SP45415.  SP45415 is a much larger file.  Does anyone know which is the correct one?  Do I burn it to a CD and select the CD drive for boot-up while in BIOS mode?  Thanks for any help you can offer.  Dennis

A:Reloading Op system and Software on G71-340US

Neither of those contains Windows 7 recovery files. If you do not have a restore disk made when the laptop was new, odds are HP does not have it since they no longer stock Windows 7 recovery disks. You can perhaps find them for purchase at  http://computersurgeons.com/    or https://restoredisks.com/ You can also find relatively inexpensive legal downloads of retail Windows 7 from some of the big software online vendors. Your OEM Key Code will not work with a retail copy so you would need the disk image and a Key Code. If you can get an OEM image you can use your Key Code which I hope is still legible for you.  Windows 7 is a bit of a sticky issue. Microsoft made OEM Windows 7 restore disk images available for download until about 2 years ago when they pulled the site. It was called digital river. There are "mirrors" still available which host copies of the old downloads but there is some security risk in using them.  If it is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit English with SP1 OEM it is known as X17-58997.iso which might make it easier to search for on the internet. We cannot provide you a direct link for fear or making Microsoft angry, which you do not want.  Post back with any more questions.  If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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Gday

I have installed on my pc Vista Ultimate, however I am looking at purchasing a new tower, and rather than install Win2k (I skipped XP) on the tower I currently have.

I would like to know if and where in Australia I can purchase two extra keys, one either for this tower or my new one, and one for my partners PC which still has Win2k on it.

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Hey guys

Was just wondering. If I have a Licensed Server 2012 R2 running 3 Hyper-V machines, can I use 3 NEW, never activated OEM Licenses for Windows 7 Professional to activate on the virtual machines?

Under the FAQ OEM licensing it says that it can be used for 1 install of either Physical or Virtual.
http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/Pages/support-faq.aspx#fbid=0mG9cN9s-3N


Q.Can I install OEM software on a virtual machine (VMware)?


A. You can install OEM software in a virtual environment as long as you have a separate license for each instance of the software. It is fine to use the OEM version as long as it is properly licensed. To be clear, a separate version of the
software must be installed for both the ?standard? and ?virtual? installations.


Please advise.

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Reverted to the factory image from Dell on this laptop with Vista 64. After installing the numerous MS updates, we are now experiencing random bsod's. Updated the Dell BIOS this evening, but still received a BSOD afterwards.

The minidump files have been attached to this thread. Any assistance in determining the cause would be appreciated!

A:Random BSOD after reloading factory software

The woes continue with this laptop and trying to refresh it back to the original factory settings. The BSOD started again yesterday after running OK for a few days. I restored the laptop back to the original dell factory settings, then proceeded thru the endless MS updates. That has all completed, but did see the BSOD return a couple times yesterday while rebooting after some of the updates.

Attached is the zip with the SF diagnostic tool results which analyzed the mini dump files.

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While I wait to see if I get an answer on how I can fix my current problem, thought i would check on how I might completely relaod computer, just in case I don't get a fix. I have a HP Pavilion P3, it originally came with Windows ME, at a later date i installed an upgrade to Windows XP Home Edition. I have the original 3 disks (2 ea system recovery, and 1 application recovery), I also have the original XP Home upgrade disk with product key. I have already tried this once but it would not work-- I inserted disk 1 (hp system recovery) and booted the computer, after only a second or two the screen went blue and informed me the hard drive could not be found. I thought maybe it was because I was not using ME, so I installed the upgrade disk and booted. It began doing its thing then after loading several files it informed me of a windows error and it shut down windows. Guess my question is can I reload with the disks I have? if so what do I need to do, if not what do I need to acquire? I really hope I can get my CPU problem fixed so I don't have to reload, but just in case any shared wisdom is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Reloading with XP Home Upgrade Disk

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I recently bought Office 2007 Ultimate and would like to have it on my laptop and desktop. I know MS doesn't like this for the OS itself, but Office shouldn't be a problem, right? I use my desktop for documents at home but sometimes I use my laptop when I'm away and it would be inconvenient if I have to buy another license just to install the program on it legitimately. And if that isn't an option, if I decided to do it anyway, would MS send death ninjas to my door step?

A:Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate license

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rising


I recently bought Office 2007 Ultimate and would like to have it on my laptop and desktop. I know MS doesn't like this for the OS itself, but Office shouldn't be a problem, right? I use my desktop for documents at home but sometimes I use my laptop when I'm away and it would be inconvenient if I have to buy another license just to install the program on it legitimately. And if that isn't an option, if I decided to do it anyway, would MS send death ninjas to my door step?


I don't think they would send ninjas. But watch for lawyers.....

I believe the license on Office is two computers.....?
You would need to read the EULA.

~Lordbob

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EULA clause 4b states:






b. Stand-alone software. If you acquired the software as stand-alone software (and also if you upgraded from software you acquired as stand-alone software), you may transfer the software to another device that belongs to you. You may also transfer the software to a device owned by someone else if (i) you are the first licensed user of the software and (ii) the new user agrees to the terms of this agreement. You may use the backup copy we allow you to make or the media that the software came on to transfer the software. Every time you transfer the software to a new device, you must remove the software from the prior device. You may not transfer the software to share licenses between devices.



It is not clear how this may be done, especially if the upgrade to Windows 10 was done from a retail copy of 7 or 8.x, or 8MCE.

I cannot find a tutorial here on Tenforums.

A:Is there a tutorial on transfer license to a new machine? :Eula 4b.

Would have thought install W10 ISO....and activate with Product ID.

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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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I'm wondering how to use my migrated Win8 Retail license on my next machine. It will be a few years from now and well past the free upgrade offer.

I've used Showkey and I'm not sure if what it returns will be usable. If memory serves me (don't trust it myself) I think it's either the default Win10 Pro key or my Win8 Key (I'm on Win8 now, will post an image next time I'm on Win10).

The default Win10 certainly won't activate and the Win8 key will not upgrade after 29 July 2016.
The digital entitlement won't be valid - that's for the old machine.

It will most likely require phone activation and that's not a problem. I'll just have to remember that's how Win10 will activate given this scenario.

Remember: it's a Retail licence
I understand and comply with all of the legalese (one machine, remove from old...)

Any thoughts?

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I follow normal procedures to obtain a floating license for an app, but I get the error: Cannot find Machine ID. 
I seem to have verified that this error indicates that the client machine id (CMID) is the id that is not found. This is seen by running the below command in the Powershell screen:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/5de91700-e120-46cb-a9f7-a908cff1653c/how-to-find-your-client-machine-id-cmid?forum=w7itproinstall

The result is a blank where you expect to see the machine id.
MACHINE ID
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How can this be corrected?  I would?ve done a system restore, but the oldest date available is after the problem was occurring.  
I'm not sure just how long this was occurring on my machine, but I did have some virus trouble a short while back, which I think is the likely cause. My machine seems good otherwise, Malwarewarebytes, McAfee cleaned me up. 

I downloaded MGADiag.exe, ran it, but the results look good to me, I don't identify any issues there. 
I'm posting a slightly shortened version of the report here.
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-MV8MH-98QJM-24367
Windows Product Key Hash: wgci5Gdejx4esg7++zTOe3LWF+4=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00437
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {B086EBE8-D281-49D0-8CFA-0730D4E68088}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
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We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

A:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra


We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.



Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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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.
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