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Windows 7: change product key


23 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
change product key

I have a non genuine copy of windows 7 ultimate and after having enough I have bought a full retail version. I have gone into compute>properties>change product key but it keeps telling me the new one is also not genuine. Any idea if im doing someting wrong?


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23 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Seeing as though you have bought the full retail version, then I would take the opportunity to reinstall your OS with the included disk and then you should have no problem in activating with the provided key.
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23 Jul 2010   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

I just wanted to avoid moving all my pictures, movies and music.My email setup is also a pain. I use exchange and there are a heap of security and set up steps
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23 Jul 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Sometimes you have to decide on what you need to do vs. what you want to do... if you dont resolve your key issue, your OS will eventually make the decision for you ..
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23 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jason25 View Post
I use exchange and there are a heap of security and set up steps
That's something you should be taking up with your IT staff. Exchange is actually the easiest type of e-mail account to set up.

As for your key issue, did you buy an Ultimate license? If so, it should work just fine, unless something was altered with your "non genuine" install. That's the prime reason why no one in their right mind would trust a non-genuine OS, downloaded/cracked from a torrent site. If that's the type of install you have currently, I can think of many reasons why you should back up, install your legit version, and be done with it. You could easily get a few years out of a clean install, so it would be worth the time!
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23 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jason25 View Post
I have a non genuine copy of windows 7 ultimate and after having enough I have bought a full retail version. I have gone into compute>properties>change product key but it keeps telling me the new one is also not genuine. Any idea if im doing someting wrong?
Try this
Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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23 Jul 2010   #7

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

well after entering the same number, the same way for the past 3 days i just gave it another go and it work. All fixed so thanks for the responces.
Strange, yes.
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23 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Strange but cool. Enjoy!
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