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Windows 7: Win 7 Prof not genuine and cannot enter genuine OEM product key

01 Dec 2011   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If this seller does not budge, make sure you report him to eBay. No need for others to become victim of their scheme.


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01 Dec 2011   #42
ToddB

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

whs-

You can be sure of that. What is strange is they (meaning they are an online tech seller) have really good feedback and a score of something like 99%. So I thought it would be okay. I guess you never know. I got a really good deal on this machine and to cut their losses they stuck a pirated windows 7 OS on here. That is my thinking anyway.

Thanks again for your help!
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01 Dec 2011   #43
z3r010

 

Ok I've removed your link to the scam windows key site, please note that there is no key that activates just two pc's as is stated - it's a scam 100%
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01 Dec 2011   #44
ToddB

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

Thanks. Yes it would be nice but it is definately too GOOD to be TRUE.

Thank you as well for the GREAT forum!
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01 Dec 2011   #45
ToddB

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

Quick update on this as my ebay seller sent the following as I sent them a message earlier today telling them I would report them to ebay if no resolution.

There reply is as follows:

"Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We are very sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We are sorry that you are having issues with the device you purchased from us. We would like to assist you as best as we can. The following information should help assist you.

If you go to the windows icon in the lower right hand corner of your desktop ?start button?, and click on it, a window will open with different options. In the right side column, ?right? click on the icon that says ?my computer?. In the menu that appears click on ?properties?. This will open up a window with basic information about your computer. In the lowest part of the window, there should be information about windows activation. In this area, there should also be a link that says ?change product key?. If you click on this you will be prompted to enter a new product key. Please enter the following product key PXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXW. We will be sending this same key to you in the form of a COA sticker which you can adhere to the bottom of your device.

Please let us know when activation is successful and we will prepare your COA sticker for shipping. If there is anything else we can do for you please let us know. Again we are very sorry for the troubles."


I don't understand their directions for inserting the key given above (I think they mean left vs right) but as I mentioned before under -computer -properites -activation it shows activation not available and product key as not available. Any suggestions as to how I can alternatively enter the product key they sent above? I will try the slui 3 command from search tomorrow. Should I call MS to validate this key?
Any advice that could be offered would be appreciated. I do not have WIFI at home and will be trying this key tomorrow morning. Thanks!



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01 Dec 2011   #46
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
Quick update on this as my ebay seller sent the following as I sent them a message earlier today telling them I would report them to ebay if no resolution.

There reply is as follows:

"Hello,

Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We are very sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We are sorry that you are having issues with the device you purchased from us. We would like to assist you as best as we can. The following information should help assist you.

If you go to the windows icon in the lower right hand corner of your desktop ?start button?, and click on it, a window will open with different options. In the right side column, ?right? click on the icon that says ?my computer?. In the menu that appears click on ?properties?. This will open up a window with basic information about your computer. In the lowest part of the window, there should be information about windows activation. In this area, there should also be a link that says ?change product key?. If you click on this you will be prompted to enter a new product key. Please enter the following product key PXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXW. We will be sending this same key to you in the form of a COA sticker which you can adhere to the bottom of your device.

Please let us know when activation is successful and we will prepare your COA sticker for shipping. If there is anything else we can do for you please let us know. Again we are very sorry for the troubles."

I don't understand their directions for inserting the key given above (I think they mean left vs right) but as I mentioned before under -computer -properites -activation it shows activation not available and product key as not available. Any suggestions as to how I can alternatively enter the product key they sent above? I will try the slui 3 command from search tomorrow. Should I call MS to validate this key?
Any advice that could be offered would be appreciated. I do not have WIFI at home and will be trying this key tomorrow morning. Thanks!


See if option two of this tutorial will work for you,

Product Key Number - Change
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01 Dec 2011   #47
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you cannot get it in, I would call MS and ask for their assistance to first verify whether that is a good key they are giving you and second help you with the activation. Here are the numbers to call: Activation and registration of a Microsoft product
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02 Dec 2011   #48
ToddB

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

Well validated the product key this morning with MS and tried to enter the product key via the elevated command promt and I received the following error message:

" Windows Activation - Windows must be restored. An unauthorized change was made to windows. You must reinstall or restore windows system files to activate"

I know in Windows XP there was a repair option to repair system files. Can someone tell me is there something like this out there for Win 7. Please keep in mind I do not have an installation disk. I am thinking (hoping) that I just need to repair/restore system files in order to activate. Could it possibly be that easy
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02 Dec 2011   #49
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
Well validated the product key this morning with MS and tried to enter the product key via the elevated command promt and I received the following error message:

" Windows Activation - Windows must be restored. An unauthorized change was made to windows. You must reinstall or restore windows system files to activate"

I know in Windows XP there was a repair option to repair system files. Can someone tell me is there something like this out there for Win 7. Please keep in mind I do not have an installation disk. I am thinking (hoping) that I just need to repair/restore system files in order to activate. Could it possibly be that easy
Here you go, SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

You may have to run it a couple times if it doesn't fix them all the first time.
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02 Dec 2011   #50
ToddB

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

Ran the command a couple of times and received the following message upon completion "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".
SO still not able to enter the latest OEM key this ebay seller sent me and MS again has said they will not support OEM keys and they refer me back to the seller of the machine. I dont know where this seller is coming up with all of these valid OEM keys. It's a frickin catch 22. Would running SFC SCANNOW at boot (I have a repair/restore disk I got off the net) make a difference here?
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