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Windows 7: What to do when Windows claims your product key is inv.

05 Nov 2009   #1
Seelig

Windows 7
 
 
What to do when Windows claims your product key is inv.

Help! I am installing Windows 7 on a new pc and I have reached the point where it is asking me to enter the product key. After entering the product key, it tells me that the key is invalid. I ordered the product directly from Microsoft so it can not possibly be fake. What do I do ? Send it back and ask for a replacement ?


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05 Nov 2009   #2
Qdos

 

Try this inbuilt executable, and follow the onscreen steps...

C:\Windows\System32\slui.exe
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05 Nov 2009   #3
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Seelig,

I presume that you have checked to make sure that you are not confusing 1 I and/or 0 O and/or 5 S.
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05 Nov 2009   #4
Shinobi73

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seelig View Post
Help! I am installing Windows 7 on a new pc and I have reached the point where it is asking me to enter the product key. After entering the product key, it tells me that the key is invalid. I ordered the product directly from Microsoft so it can not possibly be fake. What do I do ? Send it back and ask for a replacement ?
Hello there,

Did you perform a Clean installation using an Upgrade link?
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05 Nov 2009   #5
Seelig

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
Try this inbuilt executable, and follow the onscreen steps...

C:\Windows\System32\slui.exe
I get no prompts.

The file is there but no response from the program.
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05 Nov 2009   #6
Seelig

Windows 7
 
 

My product key has no O or 0, No S or 5, and no I or 1.
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05 Nov 2009   #7
Seelig

Windows 7
 
 

The product is actually an upgrade, but I did not use any links - just did a clean install using the 32 bit product. It looks just like the 64 bit install except it won't accept the key (I ordered two product disks).
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05 Nov 2009   #8
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Have you reviewed the upgrade sticky post?

Doing a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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05 Nov 2009   #9
dj99

Windows Vista Home Premium -> Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Or B & 8.
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05 Nov 2009   #10
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Shinobi and kegobeer are onto something. Some people cannot activate a clean install done with the upgrade media. There are a couple of tricks to solve that. And they're probably in the thread keg linked to so I won't bother typing it
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