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Windows 7: Re installed Windows 7 and now invalid Product Key

25 Sep 2010   #1
h4mza

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Re installed Windows 7 and now invalid Product Key

I bought my computer yesterday. I had trouble setting it up, i couldn't go to internet because of Netintelligence filtering some websites such as facebook.

So i spent a whole day trying to remove Netintelligence but i finally give up.

Now i have reinstalled Windows 7 from the recovery disk which came with my computer, and it asks for the Product Key. I tried typing the key which is on the back of my compuiter but it says invalid key

What shall i do?


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25 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Download magic jelly bean and use the key number it finds.It will be different
If that does not work call the manufacturer of your computer, not MS, they will help
Key Finder Programs - Top 13 Free Product Key Finder Programs - Keyfinder Software
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25 Sep 2010   #3
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by h4mza View Post
I bought my computer yesterday. I had trouble setting it up, i couldn't go to internet because of Netintelligence filtering some websites such as facebook.
My best advice would be to take it back to the vendor and explain what happened.

If it's under warrenty why mess with it.

My two cents.
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25 Sep 2010   #4
h4mza

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

The magic jeely thing didn't work, it found my key but said my key is inactive, but it said somewhere OEM, does that mean my Windows 7 is not geniune?

How do i register warranty?
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25 Sep 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

No, you are OK. Call the store that you bought the computer or even better the computer manufacturer. They will tell you how to get the key.
The OEM is causing the problem. OEM=Original Equipment Manufacturer, just means that the OS came preinstalled.
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25 Sep 2010   #6
h4mza

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ok thanks
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25 Sep 2010   #7
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Good luck
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25 Sep 2010   #8
h4mza

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Can i just ask, if i borrowed my friends Windows 7 and installed it on my computer, will it work? Will it show up as geniune and not OEM, will it avoid my warranty?

My friend actually bought Windows 7, so it must be geniune.
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25 Sep 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I would just call and maybe use the warranty, if necessary, Dont take a chance. If it does not work and you bring it back, they will tell you that you tampered and the warranty is no longer valid.
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25 Sep 2010   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by h4mza View Post
Can i just ask, if i borrowed my friends Windows 7 and installed it on my computer, will it work? Will it show up as geniune and not OEM, will it avoid my warranty?

My friend actually bought Windows 7, so it must be geniune.
You should have a sticker on it like this,

How to Tell

That will have your product key on it.

Also, make sure you are putting in the right characters, alot of numbers and letters look very much alike that small.
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