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Windows 7: Can't activate Windows 7 upon reinstall

27 Oct 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

Very good news dswift.

From post #6
Quote:
The disk DID come in a cardboard envelope
As long as you are installing on the same motherboard it was first installed on their should be no problem.

**Wright down the COA key and keep it in a safe place.**



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27 Oct 2015   #12
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dswift View Post
Thanks for helping me through this everyone. What I thought was a G turned out to be a C (which I thought sure I tried before). Anyway I'm activated now. Sorry to make a stink over nothing, but I do appreciate the coaching and it did help me work through this.
Good stuff. They sure don't do you any favors with the font type and size do they? Might be time to write the code in large easy to read letters on the envelop and or a text document for next time.
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27 Oct 2015   #13
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro & Ultimate (64-Bit) Retail, Windows 8.1 Pro (64-Bit) Retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dswift View Post
Thanks for helping me through this everyone. What I thought was a G turned out to be a C (which I thought sure I tried before). Anyway I'm activated now. Sorry to make a stink over nothing, but I do appreciate the coaching and it did help me work through this.
I know that feeling!
I had that happen to me a few years ago. The font on the OEM COA sticker was printed that small I had to take a photo with my phone and enlarge it just to make out the correct letters. And I have good eyesight.
Glad it's resolved!
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27 Oct 2015   #14
dswift

Windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Very good news dswift.

From post #6
Quote:
The disk DID come in a cardboard envelope
As long as you are installing on the same motherboard it was first installed on their should be no problem.

**Wright down the COA key and keep it in a safe place.**
Good to know about this since I do plan on upgrading the system as I fin gold coins. And yes, it is written down now. You all are great.
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