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Windows 7: Product key on the side of computer case

07 May 2012   #41
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Can we ask what names you called Noel? We need to know in case he worries you again!


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07 May 2012   #42
NoelDP

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joan Archer View Post
No worries though as my copy was legal and it was a retail product key so after all that I'm OK, although I've called Noel a few names for worrying me.
well, the ball was placed in play by you! I just read the signs as I saw them

I had been wondering why my ears were buring all week!
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07 May 2012   #43
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Not to worry Noel, it was quite an experience really and I'm glad you did pick up on it, it might have gone the other way and I'd find myself in trouble down the line. Whatever I called you you know it would all be in fun, can't afford to lose friends.
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07 May 2012   #44
NoelDP

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No problem, Joan, even if the earwax was dribbling out of both ears most of the week
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07 May 2012   #45
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

I know of a forum for earwax problems!

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07 May 2012   #46
NoelDP

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<errgghhhh!>
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07 May 2012   #47
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

This thread seems to have gone OT for some reason.
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07 May 2012   #48
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Personally, I've had an earful of it!!
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07 May 2012   #49
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

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11 May 2012   #50
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
.........EVERY PC from major manufacturers come with two Keys - the OEM_SLP Key with which it is originally installed, and which self-activates using the SLIC table and internal certificates; and the COA_SLP Key which requires Internet or Telephone activation........ Telephone activation via an operator WILL be required - and explanations given and accepted. Answering the operator with incorrect or evasive responses will result in the activation being refused, and possibly the Key being blocked.

In general, the first time a COA_SLP Key is activated, it must be by telephone (to ensure that it is activated on the correct machine) - after that, activation by internet would be sufficient.......
( The emphasis is on the bold type, which I have made.)

I may be misreading, but I don't agree with one of your points on the COA SLP. I use that key anytime I do a clean install on any OEM system, and have never once had to phone in the activation. - DeaconFrost in his post #24 in this thread two weeks ago.

Are you referring to the Product Key on COA sticker, Deacon? I also rarely have had to activate it by phone and then it is only a robocall to trade the series of numbers which update the Hardware signature in MS Servers. - gregrocker in his post # 25 in the same thread

Yes, the one on the COA sticker. I've never had an issue activating those keys online.- DeaconFrost in his post #26 in the same thread reconfirming it.

I used a Dell OEM key from the COA sticker today to Reinstall Windows 7 which had previously been Factory SLP activated and it required no phone activation.- gregrocker in his post #25 in this thread 3 weeks ago.


I have also read another report in this very forum wherein the user had indicated that the COA-SLP activation went through online without the need for any activation by phone.

If these are true - I have no reason to disbelieve these veterans - , I also have no reason to disbelieve what windude99 has stated, that he picked up the COA key on the sticker of an OEM machine, and used it to activate Windows 7 on another machine and he was able to activate online without any problem.

So much on what we really know about COA-SLP activation.
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