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Windows 7: Windows won't let me install, says my product Key is not valid.

18 Nov 2011   #1
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Windows won't let me install, says my product Key is not valid.

Hi, I wanted to do a clean install so I wiped my Hard drive.

Now when I go and install W7 I get up to the last part of installation where it asks me for my product key, I enter it but it says its not valid. I bought W7 Pro off of the Microsoft website where it gave me and ISO to download and burn. I bought it in Jan 2010.

I tried calling MS support but the automation tells me I need to have the windows activation window open, but I can't because the OS isn't even installed yet.

What can I do?

This is a legit copy too, not a pirated copy!


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18 Nov 2011   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bishop101 View Post
Hi, I wanted to do a clean install so I wiped my Hard drive.

Now when I go and install W7 I get up to the last part of installation where it asks me for my product key, I enter it but it says its not valid. I bought W7 Pro off of the Microsoft website where it gave me and ISO to download and burn. I bought it in Jan 2010.

I tried calling MS support but the automation tells me I need to have the windows activation window open, but I can't because the OS isn't even installed yet.

What can I do?

This is a legit copy too, not a pirated copy!
Hi bishop101, Install without entering the Key then you can call the autoservice ,get to the reg screen and input the new key
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18 Nov 2011   #3
bishop101

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

thanks
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18 Nov 2011   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bishop101 View Post
thanks it worked
you're very welcome
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18 Nov 2011   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote:
I tried calling MS support but the automation tells me I need to have the windows activation window open, but I can't because the OS isn't even installed yet.


FYI.
After installation {Win 7} refer links below...

Activation and registration of a Microsoft product

Activate Windows 7 Online

Activate Windows 7 by Phone


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