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18 Feb 2010   #1

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Windows 7 - Change Product Key and Rechange Back

Hello,

Currently I have Win 7 Premium installed and validated (#Key1). However,
I have purchase another license (#Key2) for my upcoming PC (which may take a while).

Can I change my current installed Windows 7 key to #Key2 and see whether it is genuine, then change back to #Key1 (on the same machine) without being blacklisted or anything?

The concern is since it take a while for 2nd PC, better to have a piece of mind that my second purchase is genuine as well.

Thanks

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18 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

You should be able to call MS and talk to a CSR and get the key checked out and verified.

Where did you get the 2nd key anyways? If you got it from a reputable source it should be ok if not you can should be able to get it sorted out quick enough
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18 Feb 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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Here are a list of numbers that can be used to call the activation center in your local area.

Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers
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18 Feb 2010   #4

Win 7
 
 

Thanks. I will call it out.

I bought it in my country (Malaysia) in store ... I'm maybe paranoid, but good to know ...

Anyway, what is volume key? Is there any different from retail key? <-- sorry this may be a noob question here ...
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18 Feb 2010   #5
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Volume License key is used to activate Enteprise version licenses bought in bulk by schools, libraries, etc.
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18 Feb 2010   #6

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kuman View Post
Thanks. I will call it out.

I bought it in my country (Malaysia) in store ... I'm maybe paranoid, but good to know ...

Anyway, what is volume key? Is there any different from retail key? <-- sorry this may be a noob question here ...
Gregg has given you correct information about the volume key. In any event, I hope that it all works out for you.
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19 Feb 2010   #7

Win 7
 
 

Thanks guys. The second key is actually my friend's (full retail, supposedly). Here, piracy is common ... so I understand his concern ...

Just that he bought the Win 7 much earlier than his upcoming new PC. So asked me whether i can test it out on my machine with the swapping option of Windows 7. So technically should be OK ... but just want confirmation before I do it ...

Thanks guys for the help!
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19 Feb 2010   #8

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You are welcome, Kuman
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