Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Wrong product key

24 Jun 2010   #21

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64

You could always pass on the details to Microsoft, and let them deal with it. It won't be the first time that they have dealt with this sort of thing and, unfortunately, I doubt that it will be the last.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2010   #22
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

You should report it here:

Also, double check here: Genuine Microsoft Software

I could've swore that Microsoft gives you a discount on a software kit to make your copy of Windows genuine, at a discount if you've fallen victim to piracy. I'm trying to find it.

EDIT: Actually this is the page for validation, It will tell in in your browser whether or not it's valid. You could also download and run the program:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Wrong product key

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
New product key to replace invalid product key
Just discovered that the Win 7 Professional Retail Version I purchased, downloaded & installed has a bogus product key. I've since ordered a genuine Win 7 copy. When it arrives, can I just enter the new product key into the existing system without reinstalling Win 7 again, following the "change...
Windows Updates & Activation
MS Paint GUI wrong- Perhaps stuck in wrong mode- Example shown
Last night, My MS Paint GUI went screwy. It looks like it is out of Aero mode or something, but Aero troubleshooter found no problem & everything else is fine. I was having an issue with a video game for PC (full screen) which normally fiddles with the Windows theme, but I honestly dont know. ...
General Discussion
Product key giving product is upgrade not clean install on activation
I picked up this lenovo laptop and shortly after I got it the HDD went out. I replaced the HDD and Installed a full version of Windows XP SP2 then used the Win 7 upgrade disc I bought. I did a clean install of the Win 7 then I activated it at that time without any issues. Some time after that I...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 Product Key, and SP1 Product Key.
Hi, I'm new. Right now, I'm really worried. I just bought Windows 7 Ultimate from Ebay, installed it and everything works fine. I tried the Product Key that came with it, but it said on the computer that it was blocked. That's ok, since it said on the page that it wouldn't work. So I went...
Windows Updates & Activation
Product Key Does Not Match Current Windows SKU (Foreign product key?)
So short story, I work at a college tech site that fixes student and faculty computers. A foreign exchange student from Japan with a Sony Vaio (most likely from Japan as well) managed to get a virus on his computer and he was blocked off our network. Our policy is that we wipe and reinstall the OS...
Default Product Key and Product Key
What is the difference between a Windows 7 Default Product Key and a Product Key? Just curious
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App