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Windows 7: New Hardware, Upgrade Product Key Invalid. Please Help!

19 Mar 2011   #1
sunpacer

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 
New Hardware, Upgrade Product Key Invalid. Please Help!

Hi.

I upgraded my Mobo, CPU, installed a new SSD and new data drive.

I own an upgrade Windows 7 Premium disk. I had been running Windows 7 Premium 64 on my previous machine.

Now when I do a clean install, it says my product key is not valid.

Is there anything I can do to be able to use this, or will I need to purchase full version of Windows 7? I hope that is not th answer.

Thanks for your help.


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19 Mar 2011   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

To clean install with upgrade media, use this workaround.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you did that and still get the error, you need to use the phone activation method.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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19 Mar 2011   #3
sunpacer

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
To clean install with upgrade media, use this workaround.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you did that and still get the error, you need to use the phone activation method.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Thanks for the response, however, it seems these will not work. I get stuck on #13 of the clean install, where it asks for the product key. It says the key is invalid. I can't even get to the point of activation, I can't even get the product key recogonized as valid. I am stumped.
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19 Mar 2011   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sunpacer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
To clean install with upgrade media, use this workaround.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you did that and still get the error, you need to use the phone activation method.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Thanks for the response, however, it seems these will not work. I get stuck on #13 of the clean install, where it asks for the product key. It says the key is invalid. I can't even get to the point of activation, I can't even get the product key recogonized as valid. I am stumped.
Did you read? That tutorial says NOT to check the Automatically activate Windows when I'm online box during the install process and to manually activate afterwards.
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19 Mar 2011   #5
sunpacer

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Yes, I did read that and had Activation on line unchecked. I think I just figured it out. I left the product key box blank and clicked next. It allowed me to finish the install. It did not like the product key I had from the Upgrade Retail box I was using.

Now I will just call and activate via phone.

Thanks again for your help. I do appreciate it.
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