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Windows 7: Friend's friends' kid installed Win 7 Ultimate, not activated

27 Jan 2017   #11

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

IF and i mean IF

you have managed to get hold of a legitimate Ultimate key, all you have to do is enter it via
change product key on the system gui, no reinstall required.

What it will NOT do is validate the Office install, a seperate licence is needed.

As for all those different product ID's, they change everytime you input a new key.
(you tried Dell/Acer/lenovo so thats 3 to start with)


As and when get a new key,
install KB971033, then rerun the Mgadiag and post the results.

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27 Jan 2017   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

"...Newegg is the only vendor I would trust to sell a legitimate copy..." That's why I mentioned both Altex Electronics and Newegg. I purchased my last two MS 32/64 pack W7Pro from Altex in Austin.
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28 Jan 2017   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

If you do get a legal usable COA key you can change the key from here.\

Lower left corner.

Friend's friends' kid installed Win 7 Ultimate, not activated-windows-key-plus-pause-key.png


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05 Feb 2017   #14
Justin Denial

Windows 7 professional 64 bit

Found this in a tutorial, So, I'm guessing teh "kid" took advantage of the free upgrade back in 2009.?? Not that this helps me any. My old XP laptop is getting flaky, so need to get off the dime and do something.. Thanks for your input.

"The WAU or Windows Anytime deals are generally limited to the prebuilds with Vista presently installed with the offer of the free 7 upgrade being offered from July 1st forward. Most of the systems sold in retail outlets tend to be the less featured editions sold for general home user/consumer user where these are intended for promotional deals."
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20 Mar 2017   #15
Justin Denial

Windows 7 professional 64 bit

UPDATE - Obtained a New unopened Retail version of Win 7 Ultimate on ebay ( yeah a little scary) - Now activated!
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20 Mar 2017   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Justin Denial View Post
UPDATE - Obtained a New unopened Retail version of Win 7 Ultimate on ebay ( yeah a little scary) - Now activated!
Cool! I'm glad you got a good one! Many, if not most, sold on fleabay are bogus.
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