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Windows 7: Quick Question: The windows 7 product key is invalid for activation"

26 Oct 2013   #1
Bobby Light

Windows 7 Professional
Quick Question: The windows 7 product key is invalid for activation"

Hi friends Bobby Light here!

I keep getting this error message "The windows 7 product key you typed is invalid for activation"

I purchased my version of Win7pro from a "friend" and he said the code should work but it is not... I asked him for more help and he said he is unavailable at this time.

Real Quick Question... is this pop up just going to keep popping up or at some phase stage does the whole system lock down? And I can not get into my stuff at all with no recourse at some point. Many thanks and I guess I just want to know what happens if you just keep ignoring the pop up. Says I need to activate but what if I simply don't?

Best regards,
Bobby Light

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26 Oct 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions
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26 Oct 2013   #3
Bobby Light

Windows 7 Professional

Thanks so much Golden for the reply!

My question though was simply what if I do nothing? What if I do absolutely nothing, what will happen that is my question?

Bobby Light
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26 Oct 2013   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

In about 30 days you will get locked out
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27 Oct 2013   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
In about 30 days you will get locked out
Incorrect - some functionality will be locked out, but not since RTM Vista is the user disallowed from logging in in normal mode.
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