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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium Activation - Help

29 Aug 2010   #1
manvswild2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Windows 7 Home Premium Activation - Help

Well two days a go my operating system got messed up by some virus, I don't really know. So one of my friends said I could reformat my laptop to fix it and I let him do it with one of his Windows 7 Cds. But now I can't Avtivate my computer with the product key that came with my laptop 3 mounths a go. I checked and the product key and the operating system installed are the same but when I try to activate the operating system it says its not genunine. What do I do? Do I need to but a new windows 7 key?... The key only has been used 2 times I guess. When I frist got my laptop from gateway and the second time I needed to replace the hard drive. But why doesn't it work now? Please help.


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29 Aug 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Did he use the same edition
Home Premium etc.

Did your OS come preinstalled?
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29 Aug 2010   #3
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Try activating by phone option. When it ask how many PC's this copy of Windows have been installed say only 1.

What kind of disc your friend used for installation? Retail/OEM bought or OEM from Gateway?
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29 Aug 2010   #4
manvswild2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The os did come preinstalled the first two times. Than the third time my friend installed it with a windows 7 cd.. Thats what he says, i wasnt around when he did it.
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29 Aug 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The key is tied to an edition Home Premium, Professional etc. He may have installed an edition that is not the same as the key.
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29 Aug 2010   #6
DocBrown

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

Can you give us a screen snip of Winver ?

Start Winver


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29 Aug 2010   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Do it by phone All they do is ask you a few questions you tell them when and where it was bought etc and if you are using it on more then one system after all that they will release your windows

Soon after that you should get updates when you reinstall windows most of the time this happens cause they assume you are putting it on another system
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29 Aug 2010   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

By the way Doc Brown there playing all three episodes of back to the future Epic classic
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29 Aug 2010   #9
manvswild2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well found out why my key wasn't working. I gave my friend my vmware key insted of my windows 7 key. Got the two mixed up. The vmware key was in a text doc named windows 7 key. Well i called it in and it says activated in system properities but when i try to run a
the online validation test i get an error [0x80080100] (Genuine Microsoft Software) Does any one know why?
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29 Aug 2010   #10
gregrocker

 

You need tighter control over the software you let your friend install on your Computer. It may have bad stuff added you don't want that can give you problems.

Ask your friend exactly what DVD he used to install Win7, where he got it from. Using Belarc Advisor audit the Product Key installed (unless you installed it yourself) to make sure it wasn't cracked with some pre-activated torrent copy of Win7.
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