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Windows 7: install says my product key is invalid

22 Oct 2009   #1
giantenemycrab

almost windows 7
 
 
install says my product key is invalid

im trying to install Windows 7 64 bit Pro that I downloaded using the student offer. I received my product key through the confirmation email. I carefully entered it into windows 7 setup, which caused it to process this for about 10 seconds, only to say that my product key is invalid. I have double and triple checked to make sure i entered it correctly. I did. Now what? Thanks...


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22 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by giantenemycrab View Post
im trying to install Windows 7 64 bit Pro that I downloaded using the student offer. I received my product key through the confirmation email. I carefully entered it into windows 7 setup, which caused it to process this for about 10 seconds, only to say that my product key is invalid. I have double and triple checked to make sure i entered it correctly. I did. Now what? Thanks...

did yu do a clean install or upgrade? what was the version of the OS on there before? Ie if you had vista on there before was pro like the win 7 you purchased?

ken
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22 Oct 2009   #3
giantenemycrab

almost windows 7
 
 

I did a clean install. I had XP Pro 32-bit.
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22 Oct 2009   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

do you have the full product or the upgrade?
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22 Oct 2009   #5
giantenemycrab

almost windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
do you have the full product or the upgrade?
The upgrade. Again, this was the student offer.
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22 Oct 2009   #6
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by giantenemycrab View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
do you have the full product or the upgrade?
The upgrade. Again, this was the student offer.
Did you run the upgrade from within XP, or did you boot from the DVD?
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22 Oct 2009   #7
unholymist

Mac OS X Leopard, Windows 7 RC 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

I'm having the same problem... I did a clean install using the upgrade disc and it doesn't*take my product key... I had the RC installed before and I'm trying to use my Windows XP Home-Edition key to upgrade...
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22 Oct 2009   #8
giantenemycrab

almost windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by giantenemycrab View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
do you have the full product or the upgrade?
The upgrade. Again, this was the student offer.
Did you run the upgrade from within XP, or did you boot from the DVD?
Tried to install from XP, didn't work. I figured it was because it was a x64 Windows 7 install over a x86 XP. Then I tried to boot from the DVD. It worked but when it wants the product key, I enter it and it says it isn't valid.
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22 Oct 2009   #9
giantenemycrab

almost windows 7
 
 

OK! I got it to work. What I did was deselected "automatically activate windows when I'm online", which let me get passed the product key screen. Once I was able to get to the desktop, I then tried activating my version of windows. This time, it took my key and is now working flawlessly. Thanks for the help.
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22 Oct 2009   #10
unholymist

Mac OS X Leopard, Windows 7 RC 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by giantenemycrab View Post
OK! I got it to work. What I did was deselected "automatically activate windows when I'm online", which let me get passed the product key screen. Once I was able to get to the desktop, I then tried activating my version of windows. This time, it took my key and is now working flawlessly. Thanks for the help.
I did the same thing but it still doesn't take my key...
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