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Windows 7: Windows 7 Product Key, and SP1 Product Key.

21 Oct 2011   #1

Devon
 
 
Windows 7 Product Key, and SP1 Product Key.

Hi, I'm new.

Right now, I'm really worried. I just bought Windows 7 Ultimate from Ebay, installed it and everything works fine. I tried the Product Key that came with it, but it said on the computer that it was blocked. That's ok, since it said on the page that it wouldn't work.

So I went to a website called Windows 7 Key Sale,Cheap Windows 7 Serial Key,Windows 7 Product Key Store!. as it was the first thing in google. I bought the Windows 7 product key, and I should get it soon.#

Bad Move.

I didn't realise I had service pack 1... it came with the Discs... FML.

Is there any way I can delete service pack 1 before the disk gets here so it will actually work? Thanks so much if you can help.

Microsoft has said that these keys won't work with SP1 windows.

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21 Oct 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

A product key number will activate the Windows 7 with or without SP1 installed.

However, that 2nd site is a pretty questionable website, and would have my suspicions if that product key number was legit or not as well.

Getting your Windows 7 from places like these is quite risky. They have a high risk of being fake, illegal, and loaded with a virus to top it off. It's always best to get your copy of Windows 7 from a more legit retailer, or directly from Microsoft.
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21 Oct 2011   #3

Devon
 
 

Quote:
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q: Is the Windows 7 Ultimate Product Key genuine?
A: Yes, the is 100% genuine and authentic.

Q: Has the key ever been issued to anyone else or previously activated?
A: No, the key has never been issued to anyone else, nor has it been previously activated. Key is not retrieved from Microsoft system until such time as buyer purchases key.

Q: Will the Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Key allow for product updates?
A: Yes, the key will allow for product updates for the life of the computer or installation.

Q: Will the Windows 7 Ultimate Product Key allow for tech support from Microsoft?
A: Yes, the key will allow for telephone tech support directly from Microsoft.

Q: Will you send me a copy of the software?
A: No, this listing is not for a copy of the software, but will provide download service.

Q: Do I need to already own a copy of Widows 7 Ultimate?
A: No, if you already have a Retail copy of Windows 7 Ultimate installed on your PC, you can use the product key purchased from us to activate the software directly. If not, you can choose to download it through the torrent we send you.
That's what's on there. If it isn't legit, then I should be able to get my money back, right? Sigh.

What website should I be using for this kind of stuff?

And can I uninstall SP1 if it came with the disc?!
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21 Oct 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Any site can post that to make themselves appear more legit. If they are a reputable company, then you should be able to get your money back or an exchange. However, with a website name like that, it just screams to be a "SCAM" or illegal IMO.

As for other websites, any reputable established retailer (ex: Newegg, Amazon, etc...), or at the Microsoft Store. You can Google the company or site name to see reviews and more information about them.


No, you will not be able to uninstall SP1 if it came preinstalled with the Windows 7 installation disc. However, as I posted above, a product key number is not limited by SP1. It will activate Windows 7 with or without SP1 as long as the key is valid.
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21 Oct 2011   #5

Devon
 
 

Quote:
Windows 7 activation error: invalid product key

If you receive an error indicating that your product key is not valid when installing Windows 7, it could be for the following reasons:

You might have mistyped your product key. Try retyping it.

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.
That's what I found, though :/

And if what you say is true, how will a simple product key install a virus on my PC? And will Norton stop it?
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21 Oct 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm not referring to the product key, but the copy of Windows 7 that could come preloaded with a virus if that copy of Windows 7 is not legit.

Source: Windows 7 activation error: invalid product key
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.
Your's has SP1 included, so you have nothing to worry about. The edition (ex: Ultimate) that the product key number is for must be for the same edition of Windows 7, but I personally have never had a issue using a "retail" product key number to activate my "retail" copy of Windows 7 with or without SP1 already installed.
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21 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GorillaHorse View Post
Quote:


Q: Do I need to already own a copy of Widows 7 Ultimate?
A: No, if you already have a Retail copy of Windows 7 Ultimate installed on your PC, you can use the product key purchased from us to activate the software directly. If not, you can choose to download it through the torrent we send you.
That's what's on there. If it isn't legit, then I should be able to get my money back, right? Sigh.

What website should I be using for this kind of stuff?

And can I uninstall SP1 if it came with the disc?!
That raises a Red flag for me and I would not have anything to do with this site.
Get your money back and try the sites recommended above.
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21 Oct 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yep, just a really questionable site at any angle you look at it. I really hope that you don't get burned by them GorillaHorse.
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21 Oct 2011   #9

Devon
 
 

Oh. Um, how will I get my money back, then?

If anything, this will teach me a lesson. Trust nobody

Yeah, so is there any way I can get paypal to give me my money back?
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21 Oct 2011   #10

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Paypal doesn't have your money, the crooks who ripped you off have your money. You can try to contest the charge through Paypal but the chances are that the crooks will simply disappear, then reappear tomorrow under a new name.

How long do you think Microsoft would be able to make money selling products at their website if it were common knowledge - and legit - for other outfits to sell keys at a greatly reduced rate?

I'm sorry this happened to you and wish you luck with contesting the charge. If nothing else, you may at least make it a little more difficult for these guys to pull the same trick on someone else.
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