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Windows 7: Windows activates with no product key.

28 Feb 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

This computer of mine came with a Home Premium x64 OEM install + key. I didn't use the OEM key, just as you didn't. My Window's Anytime Upgrade key for 7 Pro. put it straight through to activated status.

The fact you're using one of those pre RTM discs might also explain why some of the activation process is skipped?

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I have a windows anytime upgrade to ultimate and decided to try that key to see if it would work. I clicked on anytime upgrade on my computer and it indicated that I needed to enter my original key first.



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28 Feb 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lost Colonist View Post
This computer of mine came with a Home Premium x64 OEM install + key. I didn't use the OEM key, just as you didn't. My Window's Anytime Upgrade key for 7 Pro. put it straight through to activated status.

The fact you're using one of those pre RTM discs might also explain why some of the activation process is skipped?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thehb View Post
I have a windows anytime upgrade to ultimate and decided to try that key to see if it would work. I clicked on anytime upgrade on my computer and it indicated that I needed to enter my original key first.
Hi
This is a computer I built myself so there was nothing pre-installed. I entered no key at all as the WAU asked me to validate the original installation before I entered the upgrade key.
AFAIK....the ISO I have is a release to manufacturing, not a pre-release as I paid for the download.
Thanks
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01 Mar 2011   #13

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thehb View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
You might want to use Magical Jelly Bean Key Finder to see what key code is stored in the system & compare it to the valid ones you have on hand.

Magical Jelly Bean
Thanks.
I don't have a valid product key to enter yet....this is an ISO from when Windows 7 was first released.....i am waiting for an oem disk I bought from new egg

Hi there
if the NEW hardware you installed Windows 7 on is fairly similar to the old one W& doesn't always think you've installed on a NEW computer so it will activate.

That's how for example you can "Clone" multiple Windows 7 Virtual machine installations (but it's against the EULA of course in running more than ONE concouurently).
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01 Mar 2011   #14

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

Download and run this tool.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

Click on Copy button in the tool, paste to notepad, save as a .txt file, upload the file here.
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