Activating Windows 7 N with a regular (non-N) key

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  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #1

    Activating Windows 7 N with a regular (non-N) key


    Hello,

    I was wondering if it's possible to activate an N-edition of Windows 7 (e.g Windows 7 Home Premium N) with a non-N (e.g Windows 7 Home Premium) product key?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #2

    Welcome to Seven Forums.

    I don't think it's possible, the non-N key is generally for activation in the US while the N versions are for Europe. You can give it a try though, nothing lost.
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    My computer came with Windows 7 OEM licence and I'm in Europe. I have reinstalled Windows several times (using non-N media) and it has always successfully activated. I have to reinstall again pretty soon, I might give it a try.
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  4. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #4

    Let us know how it works for you. :)
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  5. Posts : 21,482
    Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
       #5

    It won't work.
    It's not the location that matters, but the Key itself is locked to only one version.

    You can download whichever version you are likely to want from the links at this site...

    http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft
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  6. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Thanks.
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  7. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #7

    NoelDP said:
    It won't work.
    It's not the location that matters, but the Key itself is locked to only one version.

    You can download whichever version you are likely to want from the links at this site...

    http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft
    Will the non-N key activate in Europe then with a proper ISO?
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  8. Posts : 21,482
    Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
       #8

    Definitely! Very few people in Europe actually use N which is the full edition without IE. About the onlpeople who do are corporations because they can limit access to those who need it
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  9. Posts : 18
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Britton30 said:
    NoelDP said:
    It won't work.
    It's not the location that matters, but the Key itself is locked to only one version.

    You can download whichever version you are likely to want from the links at this site...

    http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft
    Will the non-N key activate in Europe then with a proper ISO?
    Yes, it will.
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  10. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #10

    Okay, thanks guys.
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