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Windows 7: Activation: Home Premium key gives SKU error; installed from Ultimate


27 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Activation: Home Premium key gives SKU error; installed from Ultimate

Hi all.

Thanks once more to everyone who helped me getting the install working on a clean HDD.

I've reached the point in the set up now where I need to enter my product key.

The key I have is for Home Premium but when I enter this I get an error saying that the key does not match the current Windows SKU.

I did make the assumption that I could use an Ultimate ISO (the only one available) and then the Home Premium key would only unlock the HP features.

Was I wrong in my assumption?

Either way, how can I proceed from here?

Thanks in advance.

S.


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27 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

There are several ways but the best would be to unlock all the editions on that iso, then choose and install home premium. Windows 7 keys are SKU (edition) specific, cannot be interchanged among editions. Go through this, very simple, you just need to download the eicfg removal utility linked in Stage 1 of this tut, then reburn the iso (at the same slow speed, lol), then choose hp in the install.

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27 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks!

I will follow that tutorial now.

And yes, won't forget to burn slowly!

S.
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