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Windows 7: Can you use a Windows 7 Ultimate key on Pro?

04 Jan 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

If MS Customer Service says the key is a legal retail key, they should open a tech support case to help you get it activated.

What is the exact error you get when you try to reactivate with the key now at Computer>Properties activation link?


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05 Jan 2011   #12
SUPA FRANKY

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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05 Jan 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

See if you can run slmgr -rearm to get it set back to 30 days for activation. This may be re-upped normally five times up to 180 days. If not, run a Repair Install to reset activation so you can have as much of this time as is needed to acquire a replacement key.

The best deal out there right now is Home Premium Upgrade Family 3-pack for $125 on Amazon and newegg.com. You can share the key with friends and family, but I would guard the key myself.

Sorry you experienced this. If it make it any easier, the billionaire CEO of eBay used some of the money from these pirate keys which were sold to try to buy the governorship of California and lost it all in defeat.
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06 Jan 2011   #14
SUPA FRANKY

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well im good for another 2 weeks. And I ordered a Ultimate NFR copy from Microsoft and that will be in on the ninth.
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06 Jan 2011   #15
jibam

window vista home premium x32
 
 

hai..

I new in here...
I have laptop acer aspire 4730z and running with window vista home premium x32 and want to upgrade to window 7 ultimate x32

Just want to comfirm....
if I choose upgade...did I need to reinstall back all my driver...
because I heard that win 7 already have automatically install driver for laptop or pc
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06 Jan 2011   #16
jibam

window vista home premium x32
 
 

hai..

I new in here...
I have laptop acer aspire 4730z and running with window vista home premium x32 and want to upgrade to window 7 ultimate x32

Just want to comfirm....
if I choose upgade...did I need to reinstall back all my driver...
because I heard that win 7 already have automatically install driver for laptop or pc

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06 Jan 2011   #17
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you purchase and use an "anytime upgrade" key from the Microsoft store, it actually simply unlocks the additional features and adds components required for these automatically - no reinstall or setup required.
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06 Jan 2011   #18
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jibam View Post
hai..

I new in here...
I have laptop acer aspire 4730z and running with window vista home premium x32 and want to upgrade to window 7 ultimate x32

Just want to comfirm....
if I choose upgade...did I need to reinstall back all my driver...
because I heard that win 7 already have automatically install driver for laptop or pc
Download and run the windows 7 upgrade adviser and it will tell you if your hardware is supported or needs drivers that are not included in the windows install media. Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
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07 Jan 2011   #19
SUPA FRANKY

Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Well, I sent a ebay email to the seller and said I would contact the authorities and a lawyer if I didn't receive a refund. He contacted me via normal email saying he is sorry it didn't work and asked to email a screen shot of what it says (same one I posted) and he sent a new WINDOWS PRO KEY to me via email... I tried that new key and it says it isnt GENUINE lol!
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07 Jan 2011   #20
gregrocker

 

I'd email seller again to report what has happened with his keys.

Let him know this is being aired in the most popular tech forum on the net which is monitored closely by MS, and you are being advised to contact the authorities to prosecute him for selling pirate keys unless he gives you your money back.

Send copies of your emails to EBay Customer Service. If they don't take action they are fencing pirate software.
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