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Windows 7: Problem with activating windows 7 ultimate

06 Feb 2016   #1
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Problem with activating windows 7 ultimate

Hi There,

i bought windows 7 ultimate installed it on my new 4TB HDD and it worked find then after week the HDD had a problem and i had to take it. they came me a new one as they didn't fix my last one. now my problem is that i can't use my windows 7 key on my new HDD as it has already been used so is there a way to deactivate my key so it can be used again or something else as i don't want to spend more money on a new key.

Thanks Jake




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06 Feb 2016   #2
Shahrukh36

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
 
 

Go to 'Activate Windows' .
Click 'add another key'.
Enter the same key again.
Worked for me after an SSD upgrade on my laptop.
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06 Feb 2016   #3
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

ok thanks i will try that
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06 Feb 2016   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You can use that license on the same motherboard over and over again, your hard drive has nothing to do with that.

The worst that can happen is that you`ll have to make a toll free phone call, all the instructions will be on the screen.
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07 Feb 2016   #5
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You can use that license on the same motherboard over and over again, your hard drive has nothing to do with that.

The worst that can happen is that you`ll have to make a toll free phone call, all the instructions will be on the screen.
does that work for oem software?
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07 Feb 2016   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

YES
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07 Feb 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

All oem means is that windows was installed at the factory, and that was with a mass activation key, the key on the COA sticker is for you to use when you want to reinstall windows yourself.

There is no difference between what the manufacturer installs and what you can buy at the store and install, windows is windows.

The manufacturer just installs some useless software and usually creates a recovery partition, all of which can be done yourself.

Clean Install Windows 7

Any more questions just ask
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07 Feb 2016   #8
Amaterasu

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
All oem means is that windows was installed at the factory, and that was with a mass activation key, the key on the COA sticker is for you to use when you want to reinstall windows yourself.

There is no difference between what the manufacturer installs and what you can buy at the store and install, windows is windows.

The manufacturer just installs some useless software and usually creates a recovery partition, all of which can be done yourself.

Clean Install Windows 7

Any more questions just ask
ok thanks i though oem was a one time only activision but know i know
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