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Windows 7: Activation problem - tries to use a wrong key but can't change

1 Week Ago   #1
errolgreer

XP/VISTA/WIN7 RC1
 
 
Activation problem - tries to use a wrong key but can't change

I installed Win 7 on my old laptop. Never asked for a product key. Tried to do an online activation and it failed without offering me a chance to change the key to my correct one. It seems to think there is an existing key and just goes ahead with that and fails. How and where can I store my correct product key? I need to activate Win 7 before upgrading to Win 10


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6 Days Ago   #2
torchwood

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

hi

run the tool from here, post the results

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

note
you can use the COA sticker key, to upgrade to W10
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