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Windows 7: Win7 activation

17 Apr 2010   #21
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sorry, I misunderstood. If you already have home premium installed, and want to upgrade to professional, you can get an anytime key.

If you need to do a clean install on a new machine, you will need to buy the full retail version.

If you are upgrading from Vista or XP, buy the upgrade key: Windows 7: Compare Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


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17 Apr 2010   #22
Revol

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sorry, I misunderstood. If you already have home premium installed, and want to upgrade to professional, you can get an anytime key.

If you need to do a clean install on a new machine, you will need to buy the full retail version.

If you are upgrading from Vista or XP, buy the upgrade key: Windows 7: Compare Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate
No, the story goes like this: I bought Win7 Home Premium from Amazon and installed it on my computer and that of a friend of mine. I activated the product on my laptop in Control Panel > System inside the 30 days window, but forgot to do so on my friend's laptop. So the 30 days passed and now she gets the message to activate Windows on a daily basis. So, you told me that only one activation key per computer is allowed, no? Which means I'll have to download an upgrade version of Win7 to get another activation key for my friend's computer. Am I correct?
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17 Apr 2010   #23
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

No, you can use the same upgrade key. I'm messing up again!

Do a repair install as suggested, or reinstall the OS and input your key.
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17 Apr 2010   #24
Revol

Windows 7
 
 

Phew, that's a relief. Alright, I'll do the repair install as suggested.
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17 Apr 2010   #25
Revol

Windows 7
 
 

However...

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revol View Post
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You know that you can only activate on one machine at a time, right?
Say what? You mean I can't activate it on more than one computer?
Not unless you have another product key.
One key per computer.
I'm confussed.
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17 Apr 2010   #26
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revol View Post
However...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revol View Post

Say what? You mean I can't activate it on more than one computer?
Not unless you have another product key.
One key per computer.
I'm confussed.

You can not use the exact same key on two different computers !

Yours & your friends at the same time !
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17 Apr 2010   #27
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sorry, I misunderstood. If you already have home premium installed, and want to upgrade to professional, you can get an anytime key.

If you need to do a clean install on a new machine, you will need to buy the full retail version.

If you are upgrading from Vista or XP, buy the upgrade key: Windows 7: Compare Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate
No, the story goes like this: I bought Win7 Home Premium from Amazon and installed it on my computer and that of a friend of mine. I activated the product on my laptop in Control Panel > System inside the 30 days window, but forgot to do so on my friend's laptop. So the 30 days passed and now she gets the message to activate Windows on a daily basis. So, you told me that only one activation key per computer is allowed, no? Which means I'll have to download an upgrade version of Win7 to get another activation key for my friend's computer. Am I correct?
Sorry, but just to clarify, are you trying to use the same key you used on your computer on your friends computer also?
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17 Apr 2010   #28
Revol

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sorry, I misunderstood. If you already have home premium installed, and want to upgrade to professional, you can get an anytime key.

If you need to do a clean install on a new machine, you will need to buy the full retail version.

If you are upgrading from Vista or XP, buy the upgrade key: Windows 7: Compare Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate
No, the story goes like this: I bought Win7 Home Premium from Amazon and installed it on my computer and that of a friend of mine. I activated the product on my laptop in Control Panel > System inside the 30 days window, but forgot to do so on my friend's laptop. So the 30 days passed and now she gets the message to activate Windows on a daily basis. So, you told me that only one activation key per computer is allowed, no? Which means I'll have to download an upgrade version of Win7 to get another activation key for my friend's computer. Am I correct?
Sorry, but just to clarify, are you trying to use the same key you used on your computer on your friends computer also?
Yes. I guess it doesn't work, eh?
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17 Apr 2010   #29
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revol View Post

No, the story goes like this: I bought Win7 Home Premium from Amazon and installed it on my computer and that of a friend of mine. I activated the product on my laptop in Control Panel > System inside the 30 days window, but forgot to do so on my friend's laptop. So the 30 days passed and now she gets the message to activate Windows on a daily basis. So, you told me that only one activation key per computer is allowed, no? Which means I'll have to download an upgrade version of Win7 to get another activation key for my friend's computer. Am I correct?
Sorry, but just to clarify, are you trying to use the same key you used on your computer on your friends computer also?
Yes. I guess it doesn't work, eh?
No that won't work. One per computer.
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17 Apr 2010   #30
Revol

Windows 7
 
 

The activation key is the product key behind the box cover, right?

So then, what should I do to get another activation key?
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