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Windows 7: Windows activation error (change product key)

16 Jul 2014   #1
KAAMO

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Windows activation error (change product key)

Hi guys. I am trying to change the product key for my windows 7 PC however when i click on the option to do so under computer> properties I am getting the error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file". Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Thankyou


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16 Jul 2014   #2
Vuxy

 

Hello Kaamo,

Make sure you are following the steps correctly: Update your Windows product key - Windows Help

Are you trying to change the product key while on an administrator account or not?

Thank you,
VinnyBuxton
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16 Jul 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello KAAMO,

One of the other options in the tutorial below to change your product key may work better for you.

Product Key Number - Change
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16 Jul 2014   #4
KAAMO

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi guys thanks for your speedy replies. I am doing the method that both of you described to me and its when i click on change product key I get the error.
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16 Jul 2014   #5
Vuxy

 

Are you trying to do it while on an administrator account or a standard user?
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16 Jul 2014   #6
KAAMO

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Admin account. Its the only account on the PC.
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16 Jul 2014   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello KAAMO,

One of the other options in the tutorial below to change your product key may work better for you.

Product Key Number - Change
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KAAMO View Post
Hi guys thanks for your speedy replies. I am doing the method that both of you described to me and its when i click on change product key I get the error.
How did OPTION TWO in the tutorial above work for this?
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16 Jul 2014   #8
KAAMO

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Option 2 didn't work
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16 Jul 2014   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you get an error?
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16 Jul 2014   #10
KAAMO

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

The cmd just closed. Ive tried it again just now and ive had success. I dont understand why it didnt work the first time though :/ i did everything exactly the same
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