Quote: Originally Posted by MTHall720
Quote: Originally Posted by allend66
I guess the obvious question is did you get the 2*Ultimate keys from ebay? There are umpteen posts about people getting sold bogus or counterfeit or whatever on ebay. I think the general consensus of opinion is pay a little extra but go to a reputable source. (Or use the anytime upgrade feature to unlock right there and then)
Can you not live with the pre-installed Home versions?
I would be happy to but don't know how to access the version that came pre-loaded with both laptops I got from Best Buy.
This is only a suggestion, I don't know if it will work, (I suspect not) but could you not go through Anytime Upgrade select Home and reenter your COA key (found on the bottom of you laptop). This might re-lock the Ultimate features???
If not, back up all your data, format & install. Then simply add back your own data/progs. There's the create universal instal iso in the tutrial section, as well as the tut on preparing a drive for a fresh instal. If the disk is genuine you could use that, then input the keys found on your COAs.
Just a thought.. If the best-buy hidden restore partition is still floating around it might make life a little easier...