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Windows 7: Activation problem after reinstall

12 Oct 2011   #11

windows 7 home premium

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would pursue this with manufacturers tech support or the vendor who did their Product fulfillment for Upgrade kits.

They may be able to come up with the key for you as it was supposed to be logged to your SN to tie it to Vista key under the Upgrade Kit agreement with MS which was quite stringent requiring a separate DVD with only the OS.

I was told this dirrectly by an Acer Support supervisor who provided the key for one of our home boxes for which my roommate lost the disk about a year after I clean installed it for him.
Ok m8 thanks for the advice, i'll try HP first. Still got 28 days left!

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12 Oct 2011   #12
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Let us know how it goes. MS Customer Service might even be of some assistance here so I wouldn't give up until you run out of options, including using a microscope on the sticker.
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12 Oct 2011   #13

windows 7 home premium

Thanks for that. Don't think I hold out much hope of reading the sticker though, couldn't of done a better job of rubbing it out if I had tried
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04 Nov 2011   #14

windows 7 home premium

Thanks for the advice, spoke to Microsoft and they gave me a replacement product key so all good:)
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04 Nov 2011   #15

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cupraju View Post
Thanks for the advice, spoke to Microsoft and they gave me a replacement product key so all good:)
Well done! - I didn't know they'd do that for an erased Key.
Make sure that you keep this one safe - in case you need it again.
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