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Windows 7: Windows activates with no product key.

28 Feb 2011   #11
Fayla

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?

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.



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28 Feb 2011   #12
thehb

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
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

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 win7 was first released.....i am waiting for an oem disk I bought from new egg

Hi there
if the NEW hardware you installed W7 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 W7 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
Bill2

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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