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Windows 7: Invalid product key


07 Nov 2009   #1

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Invalid product key

I'm installing the student 64 HP upgrade version, on a clean install, I've inputted both the key that came with the download and my old XP 32 bit product key. None are working. Is there anything I can do? The correct department that deal with this aren't open until monday...


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07 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rixli View Post
I'm installing the student 64 HP upgrade version, on a clean install, I've inputted both the key that came with the download and my old XP 32 bit product key. None are working. Is there anything I can do? The correct department that deal with this aren't open until monday...
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Follow this to the part where they show you how to get your product key working
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07 Nov 2009   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rixli View Post
I'm installing the student 64 HP upgrade version, on a clean install, I've inputted both the key that came with the download and my old XP 32 bit product key. None are working. Is there anything I can do? The correct department that deal with this aren't open until monday...
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Follow this to the part where they show you how to get your product key working
Thanks but I can't do any of that since this is a fresh install on a formatted hard drive, so I can't get into xp or Windows 7. Do I need to first reinstall xp to get this working?
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07 Nov 2009   #4

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hmm never mind it seems I can just leave the key space blank and press next
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07 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rixli View Post
hmm never mind it seems I can just leave the key space blank and press next
LMAO...I thought you had already installed 7

Anyhow...just follow the tutorial to the end...you will be activated in no time
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07 Nov 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

Here is the workaround to clean install Windows 7 upgrade to a new HDD. This is the same workaround being given out by MS tech support.

http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/cle...rade_media.asp

The other way to do it is to install without key, then run an Upgrade install over the new install from the desktop. Same results: it takes key the second time and activates when it gets online.
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