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Windows 7: Can't Get Key? Here's HOW, How To..Extra KEYS

10 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 /Windows Vista 32 Ultimate / OS X Leopard
 
 
Can't Get Key? Here's HOW, How To..Extra KEYS

If you are like me, you spent quite a bit of time going back and forth, screen after screen, F5 after F5.

Today you though, okay, its up and running so surely I can get a key only to be confronted with another error, not found, or inncorrect page loading.


If this happens, keep the browser you have open.....

Go here

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/beta-download.aspx

Select your 32 or 64 language from pull down.

Make sure you are logged in to LIVE email.
Click on arrow.
Then you will get an error, if not, you should see the key by now, if you do get an error..you want to get to a page when MSFT tells you to copy the link into the broser, when you do, open a different browser, past the link (after making sure cookies are cleaned), it will ask you to log in again and when you paste, and click VERIFIED (live email), you should then see a new key.

Also, I got another key from a poster and think we should all list who gave us a key for others who may be upset if they missed out.


I got ONE from LIMNEOS (thank you) and one from Steve Martin ruplikmastik - the one I am using now, plus my own key.

Anyone that has a key to spare should keep in mind all those that helped them if you are able to get a key today. Let's make sure everyone can be involved and spread the keys if you don't need to have them all.

Just a thought.

Cheers





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10 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

just change 32 to 64. So now i have 4 keys! lol. This is stupid!
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10 Jan 2009   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Keep going and you'll get 5 of each -then they start repeating. Everybody gets the exact same keys.

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11 May 2011   #4

vista home premium 64bit
 
 
extra windows 7 keys??

Hi All,
I have just purchased windows 7 home premium, I have not yet installed it though. I thought I would be able to install it on all of the pc's laptops in the home but apparently I can't I need extra keys. I have read the posts here that say it is possible to get extra keys but I am a complete dummy when it come to these things ( I don't even know what live mail is! ) can someone explain to me how I go about getting the extra keys, ( I need another 4 ) and please assume when explaining that I am totally clueless. Many thanks in advance.
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11 May 2011   #5

 

Those posts are for the windows 7 beta (pre-release) for the full product you are only allowed to install the OS on one PC.
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11 May 2011   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

To add to z3r010's post:

Quote:
To obtain a new genuine Windows 7 product key, you'll need to buy an additional copy of the same edition of Windows 7, which contains a product key that you can use. For more information about how to get Windows 7 in your country or region, go to the Shop webpage. You can also purchase Windows 7 at retail locations.
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11 May 2011   #7

vista home premium 64bit
 
 

Oh! Ok Thank you, do you know if there is an option to purchase extra keys without having to buy the whole thing each time?
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11 May 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

To avoid any erroneous information, I'd suggest you contact the Microsoft Store to see if you can purchase just the product key(s) without the installation disk(s). They have a toll free number: 1-877-274-5045

Or you could browse throught their website for additional information:

Purchase Windows 7 Upgrades and Featured Accessories
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11 May 2011   #9

vista home premium 64bit
 
 

I have tried looking on the Microsoft web site and they only mention schools and businesses from what I can see, nothing about individuals. I find it very hard though to believe that you have to purchase a whole package for every PC & laptop in your home. I will try and find a UK number to ring them and ask. Thank you for your replies, Take care all.
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11 May 2011   #10

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcclueless View Post
I have tried looking on the Microsoft web site and they only mention schools and businesses from what I can see, nothing about individuals. I find it very hard though to believe that you have to purchase a whole package for every PC & laptop in your home. I will try and find a UK number to ring them and ask. Thank you for your replies, Take care all.
Whats your problem? MS is not charging you extra for the disks and the packaging.
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