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Windows 7: Repaired OEM Windows 7 Ultimate now tells me not Genuine

02 Sep 2011   #1
Rae1for

windows 7 ultimate x 32
 
 
Repaired OEM Windows 7 Ultimate now tells me not Genuine

Help !! Been happily using my PC Tablet with preinstalled Windows Ultimate for over 4 months. It was activated and validated and working ok. I made a fatal error when trying to create a new partition and my system crashed. The OS would not boot so I downloaded an ISO image from Digital river to try to repair (no disc shipped with machine). Repair done and then I get the message "Windows 7, Build 7601, This copy of windows is not Genuine" When I try to put my OEM product ID number in the activation form it doesnt even accept the first character. When I try to get support from microsoft I just get led to a page telling me to pay 135 for a genuine copy.


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02 Sep 2011   #2
Bill2

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

OEM product ID number? Do you mean the product key on the sticker?

And by "repair", do you mean you ran a repair install or was it a clean install? Please describe in detail what you did. Digitalriver isos are upgrade ones, so a workaround is needed to clean install from such disks.
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02 Sep 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You mention Product ID, which is different from the Product Key.

The Product ID tells Microsoft whether you bought a retail or OEM version of Windows and as you're using an OEM Product ID you need to contact your computer manufacturer for support.

The Product Key is a 25-digit key that activates your software.

You also should have created a recovery disc for your computer, which would have got you out of trouble, so on the face of any lack of support from anywhere, you are probably faced with buying a new copy of Windows.

However, if you know what your Product Key is you can use this method to install a copy of Windows. Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key
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02 Sep 2011   #4
Bill2

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

And, BTW, digitalriver ISOs are available only for home premium and pro versions. So irrespective of which one you use, your Ultimate key will not work whether its a repair install or a clean install.

You need a win7 install disk (borrow or download), then best to clean install the same edition that came preinstalled (Ultimate in your case), then activate with the product key on the sticker.
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02 Sep 2011   #5
Rae1for

windows 7 ultimate x 32
 
 

All I got with the Tablet was the OEM Number XXXXX-OEM-XXXXXXX-XXXXX. Unfortunately no contact details for manufacturer.
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02 Sep 2011   #6
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rae1for View Post
All I got with the Tablet was the OEM Number XXXXX-OEM-XXXXXXX-XXXXX. Unfortunately no contact details for manufacturer.
See my post above yours.

That string with the OEM in the middle is not the product key. Locate a rainbow coloured sticker on your computer- it could be at the back, below the battery, beneath the back panel anywhere. The key on that sticker is what you need.
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02 Sep 2011   #7
Rae1for

windows 7 ultimate x 32
 
 

Problem solved, Just bought myself a boxed retail copy of windows ultimate from eBid. Guess I should learn from my mistake of buying from unknown sources and also messing about with things in my computer I know nothing about.

Thanks for the help guys!!
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02 Sep 2011   #8
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi Bill

Reveiw on THD (Thread Technology) PX1
iPad Sized iPhone Tablet Running Windows 7!

Would this come Pre-install with Windows Embedded?
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02 Sep 2011   #9
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Hi Bill

Reveiw on THD (Thread Technology) PX1
iPad Sized iPhone Tablet Running Windows 7!

Would this come Pre-install with Windows Embedded?
Dunno, Ray. I googled for this thing and came across this review.

Tablet Store UK Teso J-10 Windows 7 Tablet PC iiView M1Touch | geextreme.com

First time I heard of this particular tablet.
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02 Sep 2011   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

May be best to take back to Retailer.
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