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Win 7 Reinstall - Key Is Invalid


My computer crashed and i had to use the reinstall disk that came with my computer. The disk included vista, but i was running windows 7 (which i downloaded from microsoft). When i went to reinstall windows 7 using the download files from my account order history page it accepted the activation key from my original purchase, but now it says i should register online. When i go to do so it says that the key from my original purchase is invalid. If i had purchased a physical copy it would work, so what's going on?


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Product Key Invalid After Reinstall

I am a legitimate owner of windows 7 ultimate license. I purchased the product on line and had it downloaded real time. I also bought the back up disks in case i ever had to reload it. I recently begin having stubborn problems about "error b", or unable to find *.dll, etc. I logically thought that i should use my backup disks to reload windows 7. I did not for see a problem with my product key number which i need to activate the service. I've looked everywhere for a hard copy receipt, or a digital copy on my email. Now, what does a poor boy do?

Posted On: 2010-07-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-10 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I need help because windows 7 keeps recognizing an unknown device usb - on and off and on and off and on and off. I have disabled it, i have deleted it. It keeps coming back. And media center is not working. Keeps looking for a freaking tuner - it will work on reboot but then if it goes to sleep or is on for awhile it stops viewing live tv (which i'm getting from my satellite stb hooked up). Have to reboot and often reconfigure the tv signal to get it to work - and that is if it agrees that the united states is the right region for media center to operate in! I'm losing my marbles please help. Can i just go back to my old system?


Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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The second time i wanted to get to the bottom of the issue b/c obviously there is a problem, so i contacted tech support by phone and was redirected to what i assume is the "activation department" and i don't think the woman understood what i was asking b/c she simply did the automated activation process for me.live. So i immediately called back and got another rep, who was very reassuring and understanding, but still not very helpful, he at least created a case number for me and told me if i have the issue again to reference the case #.

Well, i had the issue again, and just chatted w/ another rep who pointed me here. So, here i am, and here's the case # 1132402346 this time i am prepared w/ more information, immediately after the notice popped up i went to the event viewer to see if it had logged anything, and sure enough under windows logs>applications i found a log, "the software protection service has completed licensing status check" followed by lines of information. If you like, i would be happy to paste the information for that log to this thread if it will help.


Posted On: 2010-05-29 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I understand that i am not supposed to post my phone number here, so i won't. Can someone working for microsoft please message me with advice as to what i need to do. This is slowly but surely becoming a nightmare, as i'm staring on my black screen with a warning in the bottom right corner of my display where it says "this is a non-genuine version of windows".


Posted On: 2010-06-10 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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I don't have 5 days to spend on hold, or even 5 hours if we aren't going to exaggerate. Is there any way to do whatever it is they do on the phone to make the key printed on my sticker work by email or some sort of live chat? I mean, i live way up north and i might as well just buy a new computer considering how much it will cost me to call that number on my cell phone. As a secondary problem, i also have discovered i've lost the disk for my laptop's version of 7 professional.

It was an upgrade disk and i (stupidly) kept the sticker on the disks case, so now i've lost both. Is there anything i can do?Both of these systems are currently functional. I'd like to make a new c: disk for my desktop a. S. P. Though because it may fall apart at any time. Thanks for your input.


Posted On: 2010-06-25 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Product Key Invalid - How To Enter?

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Posted On: 2010-08-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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It's the screen with two pretty women looking pleased. Tomorrow this starts all over again on two machines but the difference will be one less day to live. While waiting to post this question, iran the procedure all over again on the nearby laptop - same result. Can anyone explain this? Better still, can anyone ms fix it? Not much fun waking each morning at my age to be told your software has only two weeks to live. That's probably longer than me! Ah well .


Posted On: 2010-05-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Dear michael taylor, thanks for your recent walmart.com order. The item(s) shown below has shipped. You can keep track of this order's status, from processing through delivery, by visiting my account.

If you ordered multiple items, they may ship in separate packages. For faster delivery, we ship from different warehouses throughout the country. You will receive a separate email for each shipment. Please note:it may take 24 to 48 hours after your order ships for the carrier to update its tracking information. Save this email for easy returns. If you need to return an item from this order:

1. Print this email.
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Posted On: 2010-06-17 . View Related Posts . . View 17 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-10 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Win 7 Beta Key Invalid

I am stuck with activation of windows 7. I had obtained a beta product key from microsoft's website on 1st september '09 or so. But i didn't download the setup files at that time. I then obtained the setup from a friend a little more than a month ago. During installation when i entered the product key, it said that the key is invalid, so i installed it without entering the key.

Now i have run out of the 1 month activation period and windows has started nagging me at every boot. Please help me resolve the issue. I have a valid beta product key obtained from microsoft's website, yet it is being shown as invalid.


Posted On: 2010-03-24 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Anytime Upgrade Key Invalid

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Posted On: 2010-02-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Netbook Activation Key Invalid

I was trying out some other operating systems on my netbook and uninstalled the factory windows 7 starter and was trying out ubuntu, jolicloud etc. When i went to put windows 7 starter back on my netbook it says my key is invalid. The key that is on the outside of my netbook doesn't work and says its for windows 7 starter.

I was wondering if the netbooks didn't come with the "actual" windows 7 starter but a different one just for netbooks and thats why i am getting this key error? If that is true is there a link to that iso image or installer and i could install that? I have a toshiba nb205 netbook.


Posted On: 2010-04-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Win 7 Does Not Take Product Key Says It Is Invalid

My computer is telling to me activate my windows but when i go to enter the product key it doesn't take it.

Posted On: 2010-06-03 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-07 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

Product Key Invalid - Win7 Could Not Be Activated

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Posted On: 2010-06-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-10 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Win 7 Upgrade Product Key Was Invalid

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I want a real person on the other end, and i want to ask if they could remove it from the old computer. Until then, does anyone know how to undo an upgrade? I tried to upgrade to windows 7 home by typing the product key on the bottom of the bottom of the new computer, but because it was home, it said that i couldn't downgrade. Again, anyone know how to undo an upgrade?


Posted On: 2009-12-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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When trying to activate my upgrade of windows 7 home premium, i get the following error:invalid product keythe following failure occurred while trying to use the product key:code:0xc004f061

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Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Windows 7 was installed about 2 weeks ago.
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Posted On: 2010-01-17 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I want to reinstall my windows 7 on my laptop. But i keep on getting a window that says:

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What does this mean? What is a "unattend answer file"? This should not be this complex to reinstall a os (xp was easier). Also know that i bought this from my school.


Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-15 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-01 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .