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Windows 7: Anyone had any trouble entering Beta Keys?

10 Jan 2009   #1
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 
Anyone had any trouble entering Beta Keys?

Hello,
I signed up on Microsoft for the Beta 1 of Win7 just so that I could enter a valid key within my already installed copy of windows 7 but it comes up saying Keys seems to be invalid.
Do I just need to do a re-install? Bit of a pain if I do as would have to do as an upgrade now but that takes hours especially since I have same version installed anyway.


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10 Jan 2009   #2
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

did you use any activators (you know what i mean..)???

if you have open a command prompt and type

sfc /scannow
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10 Jan 2009   #3
kv43

vista ultimate , windows 7 RC x86 & x64 (7100)
 
 

Had the same problem but i just picked one off the list of available keys and found one that worked
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10 Jan 2009   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I just did the Upgrade of Build 6956 to Beta 7000 (32 bit). It worked flawlessly. All my settings & programs transferred. It activated with the 32 bit KEY I downloaded this morning. No problems at all. This is an older AMD 2400mhz box with 1gb ram. It seems very smooth & refreshing. I think it took about 1 hour to do the Upgrade. But I have not found anything missing yet. I think doing the Upgrade was worth the time waiting.
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11 Jan 2009   #5
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
did you use any activators (you know what i mean..)???

if you have open a command prompt and type

sfc /scannow
Thanks for that, did kind of think that might be my problem as yet activator was used. The thing is now don't seem to be able to remove and upgrade not moving from 0% so looks like a bloody fresh install again. lol
Oh well.

Thanks again
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