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Windows 7: Interesting activation situtation

05 Nov 2015   #21
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sometimes it help to shine the torch (flash light) at a angle with a magnifying glass.

Make sure you write the COA key down big and bold and save it in a safe place.


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06 Nov 2015   #22
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

That's exactly how I read the sticker's micro-print. I also copy 5 characters, skip line, copy 5, etc. Makes it easier to follow & reenter all 25 characters. Helps prevent transposition and errors such as typing "C" instead of "G". By the way, product key doesn't include A, 1 (one) & 0 (zero)
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09 Nov 2015   #23
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

My usual boilerplate...
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0xC004F050 usually means that you've misread a character - either C/G/6 or B/8 or Y/V are the most common, an O/0 is almost always a Q

Note that the following characters cannot be used - A E I L N O S U Z 1 0 - so don't bother trying unless you like the noise it makes
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