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Windows 7: Windows activates with no product key.

28 Feb 2011   #1
thehb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows activates with no product key.

I recently built a new computer and forgot to order Win 7 Home premium oem. I found the original downloadeded ISO on my computer (from back when you could download it) so decided to install the OS and all the updates including service pack one with the aforementioned ISO file. When windows asked me to enter my key, I skipped this as I am waiting for my oem copy to arrive from new egg. 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. When I went to validate windows it validated with no key entered! I look in my computer and it says windows is activated. How can this be? I don't want any problems in the future and want a legitimate installation.


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28 Feb 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hello there. Welcome to the forums

Let me see if i get this straight. You installed Windows 7 Home Premium, didn't enter a key, went to anytime upgrade. introduced an Ultimate key, upgraded to Ultimate, validated and it became activated? i'm kind of confused hehe
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28 Feb 2011   #3
thehb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Hello there. Welcome to the forums

Let me see if i get this straight. You installed Windows 7 Home Premium, didn't enter a key, went to anytime upgrade. introduced an Ultimate key, upgraded to Ultimate, validated and it became activated? i'm kind of confused hehe
Hello
When I went to validate windows it gave me no choice to enter a key....it went online and just validated with no key entered at all....
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28 Feb 2011   #4
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Ok, i just PM'ed one of the SF Team guys, Ted. he will be here any second, because i've never heard of this before and i really don't know what can i do for you to help
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28 Feb 2011   #5
thehb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Ok, i just PM'ed one of the SF Team guys, Ted. he will be here any second, because i've never heard of this before and i really don't know what can i do for you to help
Yeah it's crazy...I've installed various windows editions over the years and this is a first for me
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28 Feb 2011   #6
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Yep, 1st time i hear about something like this
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28 Feb 2011   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

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
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28 Feb 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello thehb, welcome to Seven Forums!


In the Windows 7 start menu right click Computer and click Properties, at the bottom of the window, what is the activation status?
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28 Feb 2011   #9
thehb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello thehb, welcome to Seven Forums!


In the Windows 7 start menu right click Computer and click Properties, at the bottom of the window, what is the activation status?
Hiya
"windows is activated" also...the "genuine windows" pic is there as well.
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28 Feb 2011   #10
thehb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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
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