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Windows 7: Reinstall Windows 7?

14 Mar 2010   #1
fire228

Windows 7
 
 
Reinstall Windows 7?

I have windows 7 home and I installed it on a desktop computer in my home, unfortunately about a month ago I had alot of problems with that desktop and we trashed it (It was old also) and bought a laptop. Now when I install Windows 7 on the laptop, everthing works fine except the activation.

How can I reinstall and Activate this?

I hope I didnt pay for a program and use it for a week and now I cannot activate it!


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14 Mar 2010   #2
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

If it fails activation it prompts you with a phone # to activate... Have you call MS?
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14 Mar 2010   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If the original copy that you had was an OEM version, you may not be able to activate on your new laptop...you will need to purchase a retail copy of windows 7..
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14 Mar 2010   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Where did you get Windows 7? Is it Upgrade or full Retail? Is it OEM version?
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14 Mar 2010   #5
fire228

Windows 7
 
 

It was an upgrade from Vista, bought it at Bestbuy
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14 Mar 2010   #6
lightningltd

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fire228 View Post
It was an upgrade from Vista, bought it at Bestbuy
Click to activate. Call the 800 number it gives you to activate by phone. It is an automated system and will fix you up in a couple minutes.
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14 Mar 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

If you installed it to a clean HD, you may need to use one of the workarounds given here to get it to accept the Upgrade version key: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If there was any other OS at the time you booted or ran the installer, it should have allowed use of the Upgrade version key.

If necessary, try one of the workarounds given to get it to accept Product Key at Control Panel>System. If rejected follow the links to call MS to activate.
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14 Mar 2010   #8
fire228

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the help..

I called the number and gave them the code it had on the computer, but it still wont activate. I called microsoft and basically got a run around after 30mins, still no help...

I dont know how to activate it.
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14 Mar 2010   #9
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Call MS Customer Service to validate the Product Key. Then they will open a case with Tech SUpport to get it activated. Their company policy is to work these cases through to completion with any cooperative customer.
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