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Windows 7: Product key won't work

10 Jun 2010   #11
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blockie View Post
AFTER I ATTEMPT TO CHANGE MY PRODUCT KEY TO THE ONE I RECEIVED WITH THE OEM W7 I PURCHASED, THIS IS THE MESSAGE I GOT.
The attempt to change was made via Start...Computer....Properties. Sorry about the CAPS. Didn't realize that Caps Lock was on until I looked up.

I realize you don't want to lose the way you have your computer setup right now,

but with the amount of difficulties you've had so far you would be so much better

off if you just did the clean install, lose the problems, and start your setup again.

That's just what I would do, seems a few others would suggest the same.

It really doesn't have to be this much of a hassle, that's my 2 cents anyway.


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10 Jun 2010   #12
blockie

 

Used a magnifying glass to read the PK and realized that an eight (8) I was putting in should have been a "B". Worked this time. W7 is now activated.
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10 Jun 2010   #13
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blockie View Post
Used a magnifying glass to read the PK and realized that an eight (8) I was putting in should have been a "B". Worked this time. W7 is now activated.
Oh I have that T-Shirt!

IMO 8 & B should be banned from product keys.
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10 Jun 2010   #14
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blockie View Post
Used a magnifying glass to read the PK and realized that an eight (8) I was putting in should have been a "B". Worked this time. W7 is now activated.
I knew it! very glad for you Blockie! was contemplating whether to ask the dreaded question again (where did you buy the copy from?).
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10 Jun 2010   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blockie View Post
Used a magnifying glass to read the PK and realized that an eight (8) I was putting in should have been a "B". Worked this time. W7 is now activated.
Oh I have that T-Shirt!

IMO 8 & B should be banned from product keys.
You're not the only one!

In addition to 8 & B, what about 5 & S, 1 & I, 0 & O, 2 & Z ???
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10 Jun 2010   #16
blockie

 

If I continue with any problems I will do a clean install. The latest install was a clean one and it was after my troubles.
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10 Jun 2010   #17
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blockie View Post
If I continue with any problems I will do a clean install. The latest install was a clean one and it was after my troubles.

Hope all goes well then, I thought you were still on that last install.

Thanks for the info.
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