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Windows 7: OMFG,Original CDKEY Wont work.

20 May 2011   #1

W7 ULTIMATE 64b
 
 
OMFG,Original CDKEY Wont work.

Well,people,sorry for such a descriptive title,but well,im so despaired that I dont know what to type.
Ok,where do I begin?

First of all,I installed a genuine OEM-version Home Premium Windows 7 32 bits for LATAM (LATin AMerica,Argentina).The CDKEY (when I installed it) was OK and it went smooth.
But,one day,I had a problem like this one,suddenly,the screen went black and messages saying that I had a counterfeit copy started popping up.I thought that there was somethign very wrong but after a few restarts I went back to normal (Validated).

Secondly,this is the second time I use this OEM version.I will try to explain this so as not to make a lot of confusion.
-When I acquired this PC,I told my father to buy a 64 BITS version of Windows 7.Well,he came to my house with a 32 BITS version (Also,when he found out the machine wouldnt be used to its full potential,he went nuts).We used the CDKEY and fine
-So,he didnt liked it and 1 week later he came with a Linux CD and we installed it (So,so long Windows 7,hello Linux).
-One year later,he decided to install (dont know why) Windows 7 again and we used the same CDKEY for the same Windows 7 version again.
-And today,we booted up the machine,BSOD,booted up again,another BSOD,booted up....AND this came=
"Windows 7
Compilacion 7600
Esta copia de windows no es original".
In english,that would be "This is fake mate".
So,I was like,"Meh,I will put the CDKEY again and everything diamonds"...well,guess what,now,the CDKEY is also "invalid".

What? I mean,I spent 600 pesos in a Original 32 bits Windows 7 version,and now,the machine comes telling me that this IS......FAKE?!?.

Now,of course,I havent tested trying to restart the machine 293852390 times,but,seeing that the same CDKEY I had used in the installation is now seen as..."FAKE" its very concerning.

Well,hope you can help me with this matter.

PD:One last thing,now that I remember,yesterday,I download the SP1 pack,and just today the "FAKE" thing came up,the funny thing,when I go to the Windows Support page and to the support page,this text calls my attention=
Quote:
You might be using a product key that doesn't match the version of Windows 7 that's installed on your computer. Check the product key to make sure it is for the version that you are trying to activate. You can't use a product key for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) to activate a copy of Windows 7 without SP1.
I mean,Do i have to buy Windows 7 again just for an update?
U Srs?

Thanks for help people.
BTW,I will be dropping like 60 BSODS in the BSOD/CRASHES section.

So,wtf?

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20 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Try calling Microsoft and explain the situation to them. You have a valid CD key but that doesn't mean that someone else hasn't used it illegitimately or that it thinks that you are the second person using the key, because it has already been used once.
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20 May 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Perhaps you bough a counterfeit copy made in china, happens a lot of times, seen it a lot on clients with windows 7 and office 2010. Dunno whats your currency, but if the license was to cheap to be true, it wasnt true.
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20 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

How To Activate Windows 7 by Phone Step-by-Step Guide

If rejected by phone agent, call MS Customer Service to validate the key. If it is a legit key they will open a Support case to get it activated one way or another.

It is not worth taking a chance buying from any other than a major retailer who cannot rip you off. Here in the states online retailers like buy.com or newegg have the best prices anyway.
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20 May 2011   #5

W7 ULTIMATE 64b
 
 

Arg Peso/US Dollar = 4/1
600/150.

But,thing is,how come when I installed it for the second time the online activation validated it? I mean,if it has been used once,then,you cant activate it for a second time.Do you understand what I mean?
Also,makes me wonder,why this happened before (the fake thing popping up) and then.... got "self repaired"?
Thanks for helping.
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20 May 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

You may be typing in an incorrect character - it's very easy to do.

If it's a legit Windows 7 key then you should be able to reinstall as many times as you like as long as you don't change out the mobo, which the key is tied to on OEM version.

Try the phone activation if it fails again. They will tell you what the problem is, then you can call Customer Service to get help if necessary.
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20 May 2011   #7

W7 ULTIMATE 64b
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You may be typing in an incorrect character - it's very easy to do.

If it's a legit Windows 7 key then you should be able to reinstall as many times as you like as long as you don't change out the mobo, which the key is tied to on OEM version.

Try the phone activation if it fails again. They will tell you what the problem is, then you can call Customer Service to get help if necessary.
I never changed the motherboard,have been using it since I bought the PC.
So,then,all goes down to some strange error right?
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