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Windows 7: Which is the fastest way to get genuine?

26 Apr 2015   #1
Van Hentai

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Which is the fastest way to get genuine?

Hi
I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
I was sure it is genuine, I had it from my family home, but It is meant for one pc only. So it is not working now - it is not genuine.

I want to get genuine - and my question is - which is the cheapest and fastest way to do it?
I do not need Windows for more computers than one, and I do not need to transfer it to other pc in the future. Is something like dell oem (on ebay) best choice for me? are there any disadventages?

Second - and most important, more than price - which is the fastest way? I've put a lot of time and effort to set all programs, settings, everything in my system. Even some system files and folders are modified, added or deleted. Clean install is impossible for me. Which way will allow me to not do clean install / use full backup of hdd content?

Thank You very much for help, I want to get genuine as fast as possible, this all black screen and everything are so untidy


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26 Apr 2015   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can buy a key and activate the current system. Here are a few possible websites:

https://www.google.com/search?q=buy+...532&gws_rd=ssl
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26 Apr 2015   #3
Van Hentai

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Oh thanks, I was searching with incorect keywords I will purchase it at the end of the week. And... If I will install (in the future) any build, from any cd or download, of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 or 64 - on this machine - I will be able to activate it by this key? Or I need to use backup of this one I have right now only? Thank you
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26 Apr 2015   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The key is good for any install with the same edition (e.g. Home Premium). But be aware there are no more Windows 7 downloads on the web. I suggest you make an image when your system is all set and periodically repeat the images to be up-to-date.
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26 Apr 2015   #5
Van Hentai

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I am sure there is a lot of "safe copies" on torrent sites And will be there for many many years. Or pirated systems can not be activated?
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26 Apr 2015   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Torrents are no on my menu. But if you want to take your chances, why not. I have 2 spare Windows 7 installation discs. So I am covered.

Btw - that may be an option for you. Buy an OEM installation disc and use that key on your current system. Then you have the disc in the backhand. In the US they cost $99.
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02 May 2015   #7
Van Hentai

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The CD I have, is copied from another one, i do not remember from where I've got it. But it was multi intall. I've chosen Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. Then, I've bought key on windows-oem.com. But when I try to activate (from options from "not genuine" message), after some of loading I'm receiving error Acces is denied 0x80070005. Any ideas how can I fix it? I havetried already to use slmgr, but it seems this file is missing from my system. Nor recognized everytime D:
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03 May 2015   #8
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

The Key you purchased isn't wrth the paper it's written on - it's counterfeit. The ONLY site you could ever purchase Key-only Windows installs from was Microsoft - and they only ever sold full retail and Upgrade licenses.
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03 May 2015   #9
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Get a new Windows product key - Windows Help

Quote:
Windows 7 If your Windows product key isn't valid, if you don't have a Windows product key, or if you've lost the product key that came with Windows, you'll need to buy a new one to activate Windows. To learn how to find your product key, see Where do I find my Windows 7 product key? For more information, see Windows 7 activation error: invalid product key.
You have 30 days after installing Windows to activate it online or by telephone. If this 30-day period expires before you complete activation, some Windows features will stop working until you activate your copy of Windows. For more information, see Activating Windows 7: frequently asked questions.
To obtain a new genuine Windows 7 product key, you'll need to buy an additional copy of the same edition of Windows 7, which contains a product key that you can use. For more information about how to get Windows 7 in your country or region, go to the Shop webpage. You can also purchase Windows 7 at retail locations.




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03 May 2015   #10
Van Hentai

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I do not understand what does it mean, do it have anything with access denied error?
I managed to rename slmgr file so it works fine now, but still access error.
It is too late now to buy anything else, I bought what I was advised to. I am pretty sure windows-oem will not get me money back because I've seen the key. I am rich now, but not THAT rich.
Any advices what about was that error code? What else can I do before calling microsoft?
(This post was 10x longer, but the forum seems to be bugged, it said that token expired and deleted all my post I was writing for 10-15 minutes... This is just compressed version)
Thanks guys...
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