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Windows 7: Problem activating

05 Mar 2011   #1
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Problem activating

I am having a problem activating my copy of windows 7 I have an official product key that came with my Laptop when i put it in it says "Product Key not valid"
any ideas on how to fix this?


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05 Mar 2011   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gears96 View Post
I am having a problem activating my copy of windows 7 I have an official product key that came with my Laptop when i put it in it says "Product Key not valid"
any ideas on how to fix this?
Most laptops do not have to be activated if they came with windows 7 pre-installed on them.
If you installed windows on your laptop from another disk, then you could be mis reading the activation codes.

You might want to try your laptop manufacturer for the correct code if yours is incorrect.

Rich
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05 Mar 2011   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello


Just to make sure, the product activation key is 5 sets of 5 letters / numbers that resemble the one below, does the key you are trying to use resemble this?

G0BUY-TH3S0-FTWAR-3ATMI-CS0FT



Activation keys are version specific, a Home Premium key will not activate a Professional version.
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05 Mar 2011   #4
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gears96 View Post
Most laptops do not have to be activated if they came with windows 7 pre-installed on them.
If you installed windows on your laptop from another disk, then you could be mis reading the activation codes.

You might want to try your laptop manufacturer for the correct code if yours is incorrect.

Rich
The code is from the manufacturer, My laptop gave me an error that windows is not activated or something so i just put the code in(which is for my version of windows which is Home Premium x64) and it said invalid code
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05 Mar 2011   #5
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello


Just to make sure, the product activation key is 5 sets of 5 letters / numbers that resemble the one below, does the key you are trying to use resemble this?

G0BUY-TH3S0-FTWAR-3ATMI-CS0FT



Activation keys are version specific, a Home Premium key will not activate a Professional version.
If you are saying the characters are the same they are not.

and yes they are 5 sets of 5 letters/number
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05 Mar 2011   #6
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Call the manufacturer's Tech Support to have them help you activate.

Make sure you are typing the exact characters as it is easy to transpose one.

Did you reinstall? re-install windows 7
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05 Mar 2011   #7
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yh I re-installed it and even though I installed the same version of it...the iso used for installing it is different than the one used in the first place
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05 Mar 2011   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello





Activation keys are version specific, a Home Premium key will not activate a Professional version.

Are you / have you installed the exact same version the PC shipped with?

If not you can use the info contained in this tutorial to create an "all versions" installer to use.

Windows 7 Universal Installation Disc - Create
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05 Mar 2011   #9
gears96

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yh i already created the disc but like i said it's home premium x64 and i reinstalled home premium x64 but the iso is different...idk if the universal disk will work or not but i will try it out
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06 Mar 2011   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Exactly how is the ISO different?

Find a 64 bit Home Premium ISO that matches official HASH: Windows 7 RTM SHA-1 hash / checksums

Follow these tips to get a purrfect clean reinstall of factory OEM: re-install windows 7
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