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Windows 7: product key problem

07 Sep 2009   #1
kamai

vista ultimate
 
 
product key problem

I am attempting to install the Windows7 Release Candidate on a Toshiba G50 laptop. Everything goes well until I reach the First Use stage.

When I respond to the instruction to enter the Product Key for the Vista Ultimate operating system that is installed on the omputer, I get a message saying "Invalid Product Key". It is ABSOLUTELY the product key on the sticker on the base of the computer.

Can anyone offer me advice about what to do next? Is there a way to have the computer tell me what the product key of the installed software is?


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07 Sep 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi kamai and welcome to sevenforums,

your vista product key will only work for vista.

you need to get a windows 7 key from microsoft - i believe they are still dishing them out here - all you need is a 'live' account.
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07 Sep 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kamai View Post
I am attempting to install the Windows7 Release Candidate on a Toshiba G50 laptop. Everything goes well until I reach the First Use stage.

When I respond to the instruction to enter the Product Key for the Vista Ultimate operating system that is installed on the omputer, I get a message saying "Invalid Product Key". It is ABSOLUTELY the product key on the sticker on the base of the computer.

Can anyone offer me advice about what to do next? Is there a way to have the computer tell me what the product key of the installed software is?

Are you doing a clean install of 7100RC??
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07 Sep 2009   #4
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi kamai, welcome to the forums.

+1 MM, Vista keys will not work on an OS that is NOT Vista

The downloads of the RC have been stopped but they are still handing out keys

Windows 7 Release Candidate

You will need a Windows Live account or I can request a key for you & PM it to you
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07 Sep 2009   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Also just leave the key blank for now, install. Then use the re-arm tutorial for 30 days till you can buy the Public release.
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07 Sep 2009   #6
kamai

vista ultimate
 
 

Thanks everyone. My problem seems to be that I am doing a custom install in a new partition, so I need a new product key. The instructions that came with the Win7 download say to look for the sticker under the notebook, but I guess that is only relevant for an upgrade install where my Vista is being overwritten-- this isn't clear from the installation instructions.

Orbital Shark, I would be grateful if you would help me in that way.

I much appreciate everyone's assistance.
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08 Sep 2009   #7
k121op

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit OS
 
 

I have tried that one....All the 7 keys they gave didn't work on my PC!!!My PC was going to expire and so I was forced to take the wrong way....
I used a Windows 7 Activator.Believe me,it takes a lot of effort to download it.Now mine is activated!!!Though I am not recieving updates...who cares???? Go to www.isohunt.com
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08 Sep 2009   #8
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

warning   Warning
Discussions of illegal methods of activation are prohibited and can result in being banned!
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