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Windows 7: Win7 activation

17 Apr 2010   #31
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revol View Post
The activation key is the product key behind the box cover, right?

So then, what should I do to get another activation key?
Here's microsoft's Italy store,
Windows 7 Home Premium versione aggiornamento – Acquista e scarica da Microsoft Store Italia


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17 Apr 2010   #32
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revol View Post
The activation key is the product key behind the box cover, right?

So then, what should I do to get another activation key?
Quote:
The 20 character Product *ID* is created during the installation
process and is prominently displayed towards the bottom (in the
Activation section) on the opening panel window resulting from
right-clicking the Computer icon and selecting "Properties" from the
context menu. It is used to obtain/qualify for technical support
(limited though that may be) from Microsoft; it is of no use during the
installation process.

The 25 character Product *Key* is used to "prove" ownership of a
legitimate license and is required to perform the installation, and is
either stored on the DVD packaging on a sticker that says "Do not lose
this number," or is on a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA) label affixed
to an OEM computer.
It's a question of (legal) semantics but in this case - your case - it's the latter 25 character key which you would require for activation.

Difference between Windows 7 Product Key and Product I.D.
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17 Apr 2010   #33
Revol

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, thanks for all the help.
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17 Apr 2010   #34
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Revol View Post
Alright, thanks for all the help.
You're Welcome, Come on back if need anything else.

Or even if you don't need anything.
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18 Apr 2010   #35
gregrocker

 

You can use the rearm command up to 3 times after resetting activation with the repair install, as long as it is done before 30 days expires.

This will give you time to shop for Home Premium at a good price, as you only need the key. Be careful buying from 3rd parties, though. Best to get a sealed retail copy from a reputable retailer.

I'm shopping for HP key for a friend right now in the states and it doesn't seem to get cheaper than $102 retail. Wish i would have bought up a bunch of the pre-sales or family pack at half that price.
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