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Windows 7: Trying to instal win 7 Ultimate on my laptop after HDD crashed in desk

04 Nov 2013   #1
NathanRice411

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Trying to instal win 7 Ultimate on my laptop after HDD crashed in desk

So I had win 7 Ultimate installed on my desktop HDD that completely went south and not even close to being able to recover. I have installed win 7 Ultimate on my laptop that was currently running home professional and I used the anytime upgrade and inserted my product key that came with the DVD case. Now this was 3 or 4 days ago and when I inserted the product key, everything seemed to go smoothly. But just now after changing the font & icon sizes, you know how it tells you it has to log off and log back on to change the settings? Well, after I did that a ballon popped up saying I must activate windows or reinstall product number. So maybe I typed a wrong key by mistake. I re-typed the product key and still... No luck. Am I correct for assuming it has something to do with windows 7 ultimate being installed on the HDD that went to Hard Drive Heaven? Can anyone give me some info on what to do? Thank you for your time reading this.


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04 Nov 2013   #2
NathanRice411

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Never mind guys! I used the activation by phone and that did the trick. This post is considered solved!
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04 Nov 2013   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

If you used the same key you used on the Desktop, then when you try to get it going again you're going to have a problem as it is now associated with the Laptop. Can't use the same key on more than one system.
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