Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Refurbished PC Windows 7, problems.

24 May 2016   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Refurbished PC Windows 7, problems.


There was a garage sale and this person was selling this desktop for free.

It came with OEM (I believe, because it had the sticker saying this was designed for XP, and booted to XP) with XP, and I also got a windows 7 install ISO from Microsoft Tech Support awhile back for a different problem. I used that ISO to install, and i'm currently running unactivated.

The product key for XP doesn't work.

The product key that magical jelly bean found says it's default.

The product key that was actually designed for this ISO didn't work either.

What can I do about this? With buying a licence being last.

Willing to try other options...

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2016   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

You can try contacting Microsoft to see if they will activate it. If not, you are most likely looking at purchasing a license (if you can).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 May 2016   #3

Windows 7/64 HPremium.

claw 106, complete 7 O/S disks and/or COA licences still available on Ebay in the UK, don't know about Oz. I just bought a disk with COA from IT Discounts in the UK, installed and activated fine. There are some rogues about though, look for Seller ratings and reviews.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 May 2016   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Alright, thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 May 2016   #5

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Claw,
with the code from MS on your comp please run this tool, might give us a clue, note it cant be used on 2 comps at the same time might have to unregister it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Refurbished PC Windows 7, problems.

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows 7 Pro Refurbished PCs reinstall
Back story (if you want to know why): A friend of mine bought this computer with Windows 7, then changed so much (stuff for lack of a better word), that Windows DVD Maker opened instead of ANYTHING else you clicked on unless you Right Click > Run in Sandbox mode the program (never seen this option...
Windows Updates & Activation
Refurbished Dell with Windows 7 COA but no software.
I bought a used Dell Desktop computer from Dell a few years back. As advertized, it did not come with any software/OS installed or OS disc and I was fine with that because I had a copy of Vista I previously purchased. However when I received it, it had a Windows 7 COA stuck to it. Fast forward to...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 refurbished
Lately my PC has been running slower than usual, loading into windows takes 3-minutes which is really frustrating. So I'm looking to Wipe my PC and Reinstall windows altogether. Windows itself is 67 but I've saw a refurbished version which is around 35 which is a huge difference for me. So i'm...
General Discussion
Refurbished Windows 7 Pro Operating System.....
:geek: Just curious if any Pros Or Cons ?? I'm about to Reboot my Computer in my quest clear out whatever is preventing me from taking Updates without Failure or Error Codes...I just recently purchased a Refurbished Dell that came with the Windows 7 Pro Operating System...The label on the CD that...
General Discussion
Windows 7 on refurbished hardware - what is legal
Looking for new (second hand) Lenovo laptop on ebay a seller has told me when I queried - the Windows and Office versions and how I could reinstall in case of a crash "Yes I can confirm the windows 7 and office 2007 are licensed. The windows 7 is an ultimate version which is a volume upgrade...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37.
Twitter Facebook