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Windows 7: product key

14 Aug 2010   #1
harry1961

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
product key

i have a windows7 home premium upgrade . now i recently formatted my hard drive then i reinstalled again in this order vista first the the win 7 home premium my pro blem is i cannot activate win 7 it says this is the wrong key THIS KEY CANNOT BE USED error code 0x004C008 . I HAVE USED IT BEFORE. IT WORKED. WHEN I VALIDATE ITonline it IT SAYS VALIDATION IS SUCeSSFUL. can u help me please or how can i git in touch with microsoft i sure don't wanna buy a another copy of win7 howi know its not activated click my computer system properties bootom under win dows activation thanks


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14 Aug 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here's how to activate by phone..Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Did you purchase the 7 Home Premium Upgrade?
I did and product key is inside the plastic box it came in.
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15 Aug 2010   #3
harry1961

windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

yes i purchased the product the key was inside the box i have used it before it worked but my hard drive went kaput on me so i put in a new harddrive installed vista first then win 7 but key now key is no good and no i cannot activate by phone they don't accept it
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15 Aug 2010   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You will have to call and convince MS about your HD going kaput and see if they will activate the key.
Best of luck!
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15 Aug 2010   #5
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

You could try this link might work for you. Calling will always work but sometimes requires a small amount of patience. Good luck to you with your problem.
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/sel...tructions.aspx
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15 Aug 2010   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Did you actually get to speak to an activation advisor?

Both the Internet and phone method of activation are the same. With the first method, the data is transferred automatically between your machine and the server. In the second method, the same data is transferred, but instead of it being automatic, it is done manually via the telephone keypad and by you typing the resulting activation code into your computer. If the Internet method fails, then the phone method will also fail, given that it is just an alternative means of transferring the same information and data. However, if you hang on to the line until an advisor answers you, you should be able to activate without any problems. MS knows that hardware will fail, and will do its best to assist you with activation issues. In most cases, this is not a problem but it does require the intervention of an activation advisor who can reset the server (remove your existing data) so that you can successfully activate.
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21 Aug 2010   #7
gregrocker

 

You may need to do one of the workarounds for it to accept Upgrade version product key on a clean install, although if Vista was installed first then the DVD should have scanned the HD and seen the qualifying OS to pass flag to allow Upgrade key.

Try it anyway: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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