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Windows 7: Upgrade, Product key and Activation problem

24 Mar 2011   #1
01993james

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Upgrade, Product key and Activation problem

I bought (about 6 months ago) an upgrade version of windows 7 to put onto a laptop running XP [MCE2005]. After installing (custom install obviously) I tried to use my XP product key to activate windows, but this failed.

My question is why did it fail? Was a new product key meant to be supplied with the upgrade DVD?


Cheers

// James

extra info:
-> upgrading 32bit to 32bit
-> bought upgrade from http://www.software4students.co.uk/




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24 Mar 2011   #2
Bill2

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

You cant activate win7 with the XP product key (elementary my dear Watson), you need a win7 product key. If you bought the student edition, you would have got the key via email.
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24 Mar 2011   #3
01993james

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
You cant activate win7 with the XP product key (elementary my dear Watson), you need a win7 product key. If you bought the student edition, you would have got the key via email.
Wonderful, thanks for the quick reply.

Now I just need to convince software4students to send me another key, which may take some effort!

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