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: Reinstalled Win 7 From .iso - Activation Key Not Working

04 Jan 2014   #11
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7Uppity View Post
I guess I'll try to talk to MS.
You probably won't have much success since the Windows 7 licence would most probably have been a volume licence since you got it from your employer, and the licences are not transferable.....but it won't hurt trying.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Jan 2014   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is it legal to give or sell a computer with a volume license operating system installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2014   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The OP still seems to work for the company. That should be OK. Selling it would be another matter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Jan 2014   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you for the information.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2014   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

The Licensing rules are very clear - If the machine belongs to the company, then a Volume license is valid.

When the company disposes of the machine they are *required* by the terms of the Volume license to reformat to remove the license, it's then up to them as to whether they reinstall the original OS from backup/media or not.

In this case there appears to be an Activation Exploit present - the SLIC table in the BIOS is apparently Win7-compliant, which should not be the case for a machine with a Vista sticker.
Having said that, the motherboard here has a BIOS date of 2011 -putting it firmly in Win7 territory, and the Studio XPS 1340 appears to be solely a Win7 era machine.
So there is definitely some strange about this!

What does the case of the machine claim is the model number??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2014   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you again Noel.

This is what I needed confirmation on.

Quote:
When the company disposes of the machine they are *required* by the terms of the Volume license to reformat to remove the license, it's then up to them as to whether they reinstall the original OS from backup/media or not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jan 2014   #17
Win7Uppity

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I do indeed still work for the company. It is largely a Macintosh workplace, but the company has provided me with two dell laptops, one of which I keep at home to use as I see fit (admin privileges, install/unistall, etc). The XPS 1340 is from 2009, I believe, and has a Vista decal on the bottom right corner of the keyboard panel. I've had the laptop since 2011 and it has had WIN 7 x64 the whole time.

Not sure when I'll get a chance to deal further with this via MS or my work IT folks, but I'll post a reply here when I do.

Thanks again for the discussion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2014   #18
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Win7Uppity View Post
I do indeed still work for the company. It is largely a Macintosh workplace, but the company has provided me with two dell laptops, one of which I keep at home to use as I see fit (admin privileges, install/unistall, etc). The XPS 1340 is from 2009, I believe, and has a Vista decal on the bottom right corner of the keyboard panel. I've had the laptop since 2011 and it has had WIN 7 x64 the whole time.

Not sure when I'll get a chance to deal further with this via MS or my work IT folks, but I'll post a reply here when I do.

Thanks again for the discussion.
Do you know if your company is enrolled in the Microsoft Partner Network by any chance?

If they are, then the license you have will no longer work as Windows 7 has been retired from their software benefits in November 30th, 2013. They should only have Windows 8 and 8.1. licenses available for Internal Use/Production.

The users who try to use an activation key for Win7 will receive multiple error messages in that scenario.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jan 2014   #19
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

The Windows License here is the OEM_SLP one - so discussion of Volume licensing is irrelevant.
The BIOS date is 2011 - sot it's more likely to be a Windows 7 PC than a Vista one.

The problem is almost certainly purely because of reinstalling from retail media using the EOM_SLP Key rather than the proper COA or Retail Key.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Reinstalled Win 7 From .iso - Activation Key Not Working




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Reinstalled Windows 7 and Internet Not Working
Hi All - Computer was running slow and buggy so reinstalled Windows 7. Appears the graphics and ethernet drivers did not install. The ethernet card driver is the Atheros 9.2.0.470 which I downloaded on a flash drive on another machine (or so I thought) and brought to the machine on which I did...
Drivers
Reinstalled Windows 7 on Thinkpad Edge, activation key won't work
Hello, I am having trouble activating Windows on my laptop after a fresh OS reinstall and would appreciate any help you can give. Specs: Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 13 Processor: Intel U7300 1.3GHz System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit RAM: 3 GB Memory: 138 GB Backstory:
Windows Updates & Activation
have lost my activation code and reinstalled windows
Hi I lost my windows cd and packaging when I moved house, I wanted to do a reinstall but obviously didn't have the activation key. I got some duff advice about the product ID number being the activation code and burned a copy of Windows 7 from digital rivers. I have since performed the...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows Activation Key Isn't Working
Hello I recently download a torrent and it uninstalled my previous windows 7. I re installed back windows 7 and as I put in my activation code it says its invalid can someone help me please with my problem ?
Windows Updates & Activation
Reinstalled windows 7 on samsung laptop. Lots of things not working.
I reinstalled windows 7 64 bit on my Samsung R580 and now a lot of things aren't working. It used to have windows 7 home premium 32 bit on it from the factory. The wifi isn't connecting, the ethernet port doesn't work/ isn't connecting to internet, the hdmi output doesn't work. I used to be able...
Installation & Setup
Reinstalled Windows 7-Certain devices not working
First off i'm using an ASUS, Model: K53E laptop with Intel Core i3-2310 processor at 2.10GHz, 4GB of RAM, Windows 7 Professional 64bit. What Happened: I was using my laptop fine for a few month now. I let a friend use it for a week and he "somehow" got a virus :mad:. I wasn't too stressed as i...
Hardware & Devices


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 11:26.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App