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Windows 7: Microsoft just dissappoints me now.

02 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit, XP, 95, 98, 2000, Vista 32/64 Bit, Mobile 6
 
 
Microsoft just dissappoints me now.

Recently I setup RAID1 on my rig, and when I booted into 7, I needed to reactivate. I COULDN'T, so I called Microsoft about the ordeal, and from my understanding, the version I bought online was a builder's version and it expired, so now I'm down $210.00 +tax, to get a retail version. It pisses me off how people work, and tell you it's retail but it's not! I can't believe M$ couldn't just have given me a retail key and be over with it..but I guess not.

Word of advice, don't trust anyone. lol
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02 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Windows 7 doesnt expire unless its a trial/evaluation. System Builder licenses are good for one computer apiece but they dont expire. Either you're not able to get across what you mean or the guys you spoke to were BSing.
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02 Feb 2011   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkshadow33 View Post
... the version I bought online was a builder's version and it expired,...
where did you buy online?

please don't say ebay...
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02 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit, XP, 95, 98, 2000, Vista 32/64 Bit, Mobile 6
 
 

I probably just misinterpreted the camel rider (no offense to anyone) It's always so difficult to understand what they are saying and that. Also, I did not buy off of ebay, never ebay.
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02 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

When you say you couldnt activate, can you elaborate what the error message was? If you dont remember try activating again with the same key and note down the message.

Also, the people you contacted, where did you get the phone number from?
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02 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkshadow33 View Post
the version I bought online was a builder's version
Were you not aware of this when you purchased it? It should have cost about 1/2 of retail.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkshadow33 View Post
and it expired,
As others have said, they don't expire. I'd call back and simply explain that you are reinstalling to a new RAID array and need to reactivate on the same computer. They should be able to take care of it over the phone.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkshadow33 View Post
I can't believe M$ couldn't just have given me a retail key and be over with it..but I guess not.
They aren't going to simply toss you out a retail key to replace your OEM system builders key. The retail can be used on any computer you want, the OEM key is for 1 and only 1 computer ever. Hence the reason it costs less and saved you money at the initial purchase.
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