Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Trying to activate oem with a new activation code.

10 Sep 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulr70 View Post
Thanks. The ssd was actual installed by myself its a crucial c300. I reinstalled windows onto it from the dell windows install disk supplied with the laptop.

Do you think phoning microsoft activation line will help, or will I need to return this version.
You can try, but Microsoft do stress that they do not give support to OEM software as that rests with the computer manufacturer, or in your case you, because you are effectively the system builder.

I think your best best is to return the OEM version and buy a retail version, but you'll only be able to exchange if the OEM disc is unopened and unactivated.

You could try Dell support and see what they say.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

10 Sep 2011   #12

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulr70 View Post
Thanks. The ssd was actual installed by myself its a crucial c300. I reinstalled windows onto it from the dell windows install disk supplied with the laptop.

Do you think phoning microsoft activation line will help, or will I need to return this version.
Why did you not use the DVD that Amazon sent.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

 

Greetings all from Berlin today.

Did the new computer you bought come with Windows 7? If so you are wasting your money to buy a new copy when you already own one for life on that computer.

You just need to find a Windows 7 installer to clean reinstall your licensed version following the steps in the Perfect Reinstall link in my signature box below.

OR if the SSD you moved has the same version and you were fortunate to have it start on new hardware without sysprepping or booting Paragon Adaptive Restore CD first, then at Computer>Properties change the Product Key to the one on the new computer's COA sticker, or open an elevated Command Prompt to type slmgr -ipk followed by a space and the Product Key.

There are other workarounds to change installed versions but let's find out first what if any Windows 7 came with the new desktop.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


10 Sep 2011   #14

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Gregrocker

Yes the pc came with a windows 7 on what is now the d drive. But to be honest I`m not sure how legit as there is no COA sticker. Could I reboot to the D: version of windows and check the product key installed and use that?

I really would like to avoid having to reinstall windows, thats why I just plugged in the ssd from my laptop and it worked fine with all my installed software so was hoping to just get a new oem key to carry on.

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP

 

If a PC seller sold you Windows 7 on a pc then by law it must have a COA sticker to certify authenticity. Contact the seller to ask why not.

That key can activate your existing Windows 7 only if its the same version, or we help you change versions.

The key you can audit off of factory OEM is not the same as the one used to reinstall from sticker. It can be tried but may require phone activation. It is better to have the COA key you paid for and are entitled to when you bought the machine, or use the key you bought to activate which likewise should work if it is the same version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2011   #16

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulr70 View Post
Thanks. The ssd was actual installed by myself its a crucial c300. I reinstalled windows onto it from the dell windows install disk supplied with the laptop.

Do you think phoning microsoft activation line will help, or will I need to return this version.
You can try, but Microsoft do stress that they do not give support to OEM software as that rests with the computer manufacturer, or in your case you, because you are effectively the system builder.

I think your best best is to return the OEM version and buy a retail version, but you'll only be able to exchange if the OEM disc is unopened and unactivated.

You could try Dell support and see what they say.
The oem disc has been opened but is unactivated. It had to be opened as the product key was stuck on the book inside the box.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2011   #17

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If a PC seller sold you Windows 7 on a pc then by law it must have a COA sticker to certify authenticity. Contact the seller to ask why not.

That key can activate your existing Windows 7 only if its the same version, or we help you change versions.

The key you can audit off of factory OEM is not the same as the one used to reinstall from sticker. It can be tried but may require phone activation. It is better to have the COA key you paid for and are entitled to when you bought the machine, or use the key you bought to activate which likewise should work if it is the same version.
ok thanks. I tried the slmgr -ipk command with the new product key which it said was succesful. I`ve tried rebooting but its still saying 2 days until automatic activation in the control panel/system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2011   #18
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulr70 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If a PC seller sold you Windows 7 on a pc then by law it must have a COA sticker to certify authenticity. Contact the seller to ask why not.

That key can activate your existing Windows 7 only if its the same version, or we help you change versions.

The key you can audit off of factory OEM is not the same as the one used to reinstall from sticker. It can be tried but may require phone activation. It is better to have the COA key you paid for and are entitled to when you bought the machine, or use the key you bought to activate which likewise should work if it is the same version.
ok thanks. I tried the slmgr -ipk command with the new product key which it said was succesful. I`ve tried rebooting but its still saying 2 days until automatic activation in the control panel/system.
Click on the link to Activate Now or open another Command Prompt, type slmgr -ato.

Be aware that once you activate OEM on that hardware you cannot move it, so I would first pursue getting the COA sticker to use the license you purchased with computer to activate Windows 7 on that machine

If you want to buy some time, use the command slmgr -rearm for 30 more days.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2011   #19

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

ok tried the slmgr -ato command and now i`m getting
Error: 0xC004C008 The activation server determined that the specified product key could not be use.

Perhaps I`ll try the 30day extension you mentioned and return the windows 7 I bought for an SP1 version and hope that works.

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Sep 2011   #20

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Trying to activate oem with a new activation code.




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Trying to activate oem with a new activation code.
Thread Forum
3 Days Until automatic activation. Activate windows now. Installation & Setup
Activation Period Expired, Key Blocked. How Do I Activate? Windows Updates & Activation
Error Code 0xC004F063 when trying to activate windows 7 Windows Updates & Activation
Can you activate Home Premium with Professional code? Windows Updates & Activation
Can't activate, Error Code 0c8007007B Windows Updates & Activation
I get error code 0xC004E003 when trying to activate key Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:58 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33