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Windows 7: Changing Product ID

23 Oct 2010   #11
Bill2

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

Doesnt look like theres a recovery partition (wonder what that RAW partition E: is though its empty).

Try getting a win7 home premium disk 32 bit (borrow, download), then clean install, dont enter the key during the install. After that, try entering the COA key, if it doesnt work, activate by phone.


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23 Oct 2010   #12
animyrch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, that's a tough one Actually, I used windows xp at the same with windows 7 in my computer from time to time. And I think that's the reason of that raw part. I happened to me before and the only solution was to clean format the computer. And as you can see, it's the second time it's happening.

Concerning my problem, I will do as you've said. Thank you very much for your help. I will keep this thread posted if I reach a conclusion.
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23 Oct 2010   #13
gregrocker

 

Why can't you tell us what version of Windows 7 is installed on your computer, or what version the computer came with which should be written on the COA sticker on back?

How could you not know whether your computer is running Home Premium, Professional, Basic or Ultimate??? Bill told you how to find out easily.

And how could you not see that on the sticker?

If the versions match, then you can use the key to activate it at Computer>Properties.

If not, find the correct version to install and activate.
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24 Oct 2010   #14
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

gregrocker, I believe he mentioned a bit ago that the laptop was a about a year old and the COA on the bottom was quite worn. He posted the info he could read but couldn't tell what version it was.
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24 Oct 2010   #15
animyrch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

that,'s right mborner. I don't exactly remember which version it was. And it has got erasen as the time passed from COA sticker. But I did a research on google.com.tr and I found out that the same distributor who sold me the computer continues to sell it and with a windows 7 home premium 32 bit operation system. So probably that's the one for me. But I don't really know where to download it. And does the language makes a difference? Maybe mine was in turkish (sorry for my catastrophique memory).

and I know now which trial version I am runing (ultimate 64 bit but that doesn't help much)
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26 Oct 2010   #16
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

There are no "trial" versions of Window 7 made available. When Win7 is installed without using a key, it will run for 30 days -- after which it will expire. That's not a "trial" version; that's an "unactivated" version.

Since the seller is still in business, contact them and demand the activation information. They sold you the machine; they are obligated to provide you that information.
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27 Oct 2010   #17
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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Quote:
Operating System : Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium (Canadian Bilingual)
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27 Oct 2010   #18
animyrch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I coudn't be more sure that it wasn't a vista. Mine was windows 7.
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27 Oct 2010   #19
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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27 Oct 2010   #20
animyrch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok thanks,
this night I was going to install a new windows 7 either home basic or home premium (downloaded all editions iso but I wasn't sure which one to start with in order to try my product key). But I'm going to start with home premium. Wish me luck
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