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Windows 7: Correct product key is invalid?

09 Feb 2017   #1
Tesagk

MASSACHUSETTS
 
 
Correct product key is invalid?

Hey all.

One of my wife's parent's neighbors gave us a laptop that my step son could use. As part of setting it up for him, I wanted to reinstall the OS, formatting the HDD in the process. I used a Windows 7 x64 ISO and set it up on a bootable USB. However, when I get to the product key section, I get the following message:

Quote:
The product key does not match the current Windows SKU
The laptop is a Toshiba Satellite C6555 (i3 processor) and the recovery media was not given to us with it. Would appreciate any help in getting this sorted. Seems silly to waste money on an OS when the product comes with it.


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09 Feb 2017   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

You need to match the ISO you are installing from to the valid Product key, (home, Home Premium, Pro, Ultimate Etc). Each key will only activate a specific Stock Keeping Unit (SKU). Check online what specific OS options were available for the exact model laptop you have. Alternatively you could try to restore the system using the manufacturers recovery system - If this is still on the Hard Disk

The issue could also be one of matching the 32 or 64 Bit to what the key activates

There are options to obtain recovery media

Toshiba Support Offerings
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09 Feb 2017   #3
torchwood

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

Sounds like the the key doesnt fit the install
What OS did you install
Home Premium?? thats what i would expect to see on that comp, same as my Mrs.

Roy

note should be a sticker on the bottom
COA OEM Toshiba Home premium.
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09 Feb 2017   #4
Tesagk

MASSACHUSETTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Sounds like the the key doesnt fit the install
What OS did you install
Home Premium?? thats what i would expect to see on that comp, same as my Mrs.

Roy

note should be a sticker on the bottom
COA OEM Toshiba Home premium.
It does. I assume the ISO is for just regular home then, it isn't labeled, but it is Windows 7, service pack 1.

@Barman58 Will check it out, I had a difficult time finding it. May have been using the wrong search keywords.
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09 Feb 2017   #5
torchwood

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

here you go d/l burn to CD and off you go.
note you may have to pone MS to activate.


https://software-download.microsoft....29b099159796d4

Valid for 24 hrs only

Roy

note key is valid for 32/64 bit
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09 Feb 2017   #6
Tesagk

MASSACHUSETTS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
here you go d/l burn to CD and off you go.
note you may have to pone MS to activate.


https://software-download.microsoft....29b099159796d4

Valid for 24 hrs only

Roy

note key is valid for 32/64 bit
Thanks, finished the install with the proper installation for the key.
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