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Windows 7: Activating Win7 OEM

09 Jul 2015   #1
surati

windows 7 32 professional
 
 
Activating Win7 OEM

Hi
I bought the dell laptop with win7 professional 32bit (oem) already installed, last week I deleted the OS and made a clean install of win7 professional 64bit (from a downloaded ISO). I extracted the licence key with the jelly bean key finder but the activation failed with the error: 0xC004E003. Later on I find out that the key is hidden behind the battery, but it was a very different key then the "key finder" showed, anyway I used it but got immediately (without showing the ´growing´ green line) a message that its the wrong key.
I tried to use the slui 4 command to activate the activation per phone dialog. The dialog did open but no option for phone activation.
Is there a way to activate my win7 OEM version?


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09 Jul 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

You can't use the Dell OEM key with a different version of Windows. The Dell key is only valid for the 32 bit OEM version. You need a new key that is for that Win 7 Professional 64 bit OS.
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11 Jul 2015   #3
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

The installed OEM Key for ALL major manufacturers is only valid with the installation media the machine came with.

The Product Key on the COA sticker is valid with all installation media for that version and edition of Windows - regardless of 'bitness'
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16 Jul 2015   #4
surati

windows 7 32 professional
 
 

Thanks. The activation was finally successful and very easy, without phoning! I was simply using the wrong key...
the right key was on the coa sticker.
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16 Jul 2015   #5
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Great! Good luck.
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