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

02 Dec 2011   #51
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToddB View Post

" Windows Activation - Windows must be restored. An unauthorized change was made to windows. You must reinstall or restore windows system files to activate"
This sounds very much like an alteration to the system that only a Repair Install

Or a Clean Install Windows 7 will fix.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
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?
Worth a try, but I doubt the outcome will be different.


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02 Dec 2011   #52
ToddB

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

Probably a dumb question but..........

With a Windows repair install do you need the installation disk in order to do?

AS this machine did not come with the installation disk. SO could I download and burn one to use? Basically with Windows 7 can one use ANY installation disk for such a purpose - like in the good old days?
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02 Dec 2011   #53
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
Probably a dumb question but..........

With a Windows repair install do you need the installation disk in order to do?

AS this machine did not come with the installation disk. SO could I download and burn one to use? Basically with Windows 7 can one use ANY installation disk for such a purpose - like in the good old days?
Yeah, you need the disc. It also has to be the same version and correct architecture (32 or 64 bit) it can be found on the web.

I'm not sure if we can provide an actual link but there are official download links.
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02 Dec 2011   #54
theog

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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.








I would do the report.
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02 Dec 2011   #55
ToddB

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

Thanks for this. Not being OS saavy I am running Windows 7 Professional Build 7601 X86 (32 bit right?) so this is what I should look for? Also, since I have a OEM key MS was trying to tell me that this key is tied to a specific install disk. Would that be correct?

Yeah, sent a message to the Ebay seller this morning and told him to quit jacking me around with OEM keys and told them they better fiqure out a different route pretty quick or Im filing a complaint. Guess we will see what happens.
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02 Dec 2011   #56
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Somewhere therte is a blocker in the system. Probably because it had detected an invalid key. You are probably best advised to reinstall the system and apply the new key then.

Now there are two possibilities,

1. if you have a recovery partition, you could reinstall from there

2. Else, try to borrow an Professional installation disk from someone and use that.
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02 Dec 2011   #57
ToddB

Windows 7 Professional X86
 
 

whs-

1.) How do I know if I have a recovery partition? I did not set one up.

2.) MS told me with an OEM key that I cannot use ANY Win 7 installation disk to do a clean install but instead I need a specific installation disk that goes with the OEM product key. Do they know what they are talking about?
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02 Dec 2011   #58
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
whs-

1.) How do I know if I have a recovery partition? I did not set one up.

2.) MS told me with an OEM key that I cannot use ANY Win 7 installation disk to do a clean install but instead I need a specific installation disk that goes with the OEM product key. Do they know what they are talking about?
This will help everyone involved if you fill in your system specs,

System Info - See Your System Specs
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02 Dec 2011   #59
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. The recovery partition would show in Computer or Disk Management.

2. I am on soft grounds here since I have never done that myself. They may be right, but I am not sure. Maybe some other member knows better. I am sure Greg would know. Why don't you send a PM to him (Gregrocker)
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02 Dec 2011   #60
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
Thanks for this. Not being OS saavy I am running Windows 7 Professional Build 7601 X86 (32 bit right?) so this is what I should look for? Also, since I have a OEM key MS was trying to tell me that this key is tied to a specific install disk. Would that be correct?

Yeah, sent a message to the Ebay seller this morning and told him to quit jacking me around with OEM keys and told them they better fiqure out a different route pretty quick or Im filing a complaint. Guess we will see what happens.
You can find the correct download here,

Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life

Win 7 Pro x86 is what you're looking for.
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