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Activation / Product Keys


I have just purchased from ebay a "legal copy" of windows 7 sealed and in a box with the activation code and all the relevant paperwork, however it has not been recognized by microsoft and the site tells me the activation code has been blocked by microsoft, when i enter the product key i get options for contacting microsoft or buying a new product code, how can people get away with selling what appears to be a legal copy yet microsoft doesn't recognize the key, looks like i'm going to out of pocket on this one !

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Activation - Type A Different Product Key

I typed product key and it says "type a different product key" and "the product key you typed can not be used to activate windows on this computer. " What's the problem? I have a product key, but it's not working. I have a windows 7 upgrade kit. I upgraded windows 7 from vista. I wanna get an answer as soon as possible. It also says "3 days until automatic activation". It's an office computer so i'll get in trouble if this has a problem.

Posted On: 2010-04-02 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Novatech Activation Product Key

Remember - this is a public forum so never post private information such as email or phone numbers! I bought a new computer from novatech and installed my windows 7 on it. When i tried to activate it, it said it was no good and i would need to buy a new product key. I have the invoice from microsoft which came with my windows 7 dvd so i know it is a genuine copy, unless bill gates has gone in for piracy, it cost me £168. 19 and i just cannot afford another copy.

Posted On: 2010-07-17 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Activation Product Code Has Been Blocked

I purchased a retail copy of windows 7 ultimate and installed and activated the 64 bit version successfully. After a couple of weeks, i received a message to say that build 7600 copy of windows is not genuine. However i'm still receiving automatic updates. The packaging appears to be the same as shown on the microsoft website as being genuine and also the disc has the holograms including the "microsoft" and "genuine". I have tried to validate the software and get the message that the product code has been blocked.

I have been on the windows script host and get the following:

Partial product key: dqtc2
Activation id: a0dce89c-3304-4157-b61c-c8ad785d1fad
Extended pid:00426-00172-067-063493-00-1033-7600. 000-0912010
Installation id: 01390212809129332393578444308785508652896074146621


Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Mouse Keys Sticky Keys Startup Issue

I hope this is the right place to ask this, it seems the most appropriate to me. I use mousekeys and stickykeys to improve my performance in a game involving tons of clicking. As correctly stated in 'ease of access center > make the keyboard easier to use' 'when you select these settings, they will automatically start each time you log on'.

This exactly is my problem, once mousekeys and/or stickykeys have been enabled, they keep returning when i log on windows, even if i turned them off before shutting down. I tried using regedit and changing the values to the default ones but this does nothing, it only changes things like the speed settings back to default. Reboot and they're back. Is it possible to make it so that mousekeys and stickykeys do not start on startup. I would like them off by default without, of course, having to completely remove them from my computer.


Posted On: 2010-05-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Activation Error - No Change Product Key

I recently updated my computer to windows 7 64 bit version. I had no problems during the install, and entered in the activation code i was given during the install. Now, multiple times a day, i get a message box popping up saying that i may have a counterfeit version (which i don't). The link in the message box says i have to right click on 'my computer' then 'properties', then "click change product key at the bottom of the dialog box", so that i can enter my product key in. The problem is, there is no "change product key" option at the bottom. It only says:

"Windows activation
Status not available
Product id: not available"

There is no option of anything to click to input my activation key.


Posted On: 2010-02-05 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Activation Product Key Not Working On New Motherboard

My dad recently purchased and installed windows 7 home premium onto his pc, which is now not working and requires a new motherboard, hard drive etc. I've installed the copy of home premium he was using onto his laptop, but it wont accept the activation/product key and is now displaying messages informing me that his copy of windows 7 may not be genuine - i know this isn't the case, as i bought it myself from a reputable high street retailer. It keeps urging me to buy another product key, but as the copy of windows is genuine and only being used on one machine, i'm not sure i should. Is there anyway to fix this?

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

Lost Email Containing Activation / Product Key

On the 16th of november i purchased windows 7 during the student offer from the microsoft website. I did not install the upgrade until after christmas, unfortunately when it came to finding my product key it was not with the disc i had purchased and e-mail maintenance meant i had lost the e-mail containing said product key.

I contacted support office with an e-mail who then asked me to contact customer services. I was passed around several departments, until i was given another number to call. I called this number only to find it had nothing to do with windows.

This of course is incredibly infuriating and insulting due to the fact i have the order number and my certificate of authority. However, it seems that no one wants to help and so i have paid good money for an operating system that wont work to its full potential.

Ps, is there a way of contacting higher management to complain about how i have been treated.


Posted On: 2010-01-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Activation Of Product Key - Reinstalling Windows

Hello all, my question is about reinstalling my windows on my pc i want to do a re-installation of my windows 7 but i am not sure if i should for the following reasons. I updated my windows vista to windows 7 and i don't know if doing an installation they product key that i used previously would still work. More clearly i want to completely reinstall windows 7 and i want to use my current key but because it has already been activate it i don't know if microsoft would allow me to do this. I plan to reinstall on the same pc thanks for your help all. Take care.

Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Re Enter Activation Key - Product Key Invalid

I've just purchased a new pc and now using the original software of windows 7. That operating system has been used before on my previous pc, but i took the hard drive and put it into my new pc slot which makes my previous pc left with no hard drive. I installed the software using the original copy and try to re-enter the activation key, but it does not work, what should i do? I though that it will work because i am still using my previous hard drive.

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

Keyboard Keys Malfunction

I'm having alot of problems when i have to type something on my new laptop computer. It's windows 7. I didn't have this problem before, so i don't know if it's because of the system. When i try to use specific punctuation i get another character. This only happens in certain programs, such as microsoft works word processor, if i use a search engine, yahoo answers, and a few other places. For example, when i press shift + ?, In certain programs i get ‰.

If i want to use a question mark i have to open another program, type the question mark copy, and paste it. That's alot of damn work to ask a proper question. If i type shift + @, i get ", shift + #, i get /, shift + ^, i get ?, Shift + {, i get ^, shift + } i get ", shift + i get<, etc, etc, etc, etc. I need this resolved. It either makes my business letters look unprofessional because of the typos, or it takes me longer than necessary to type.


Posted On: 2010-08-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Some Keyboard Keys Not Working

Most keys work, but a few don't; the space-bar only works after i press it around three or four time.

'm'  key  types 'ym'
'v' key  types 'tv'
'y' key types 'ym'
'. ' only works after i  press  it thre or  four  times.
Left shift key doesn't  appear  to work.

Dell support won't help because i'm running windows 7 rtm. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The keyboard was working for a while after i did a fresh install of windows 7, but stopped working for some reason. I don't recall making any changes prior to this issue.

System:dell mini1010
Bios: a05
Windows 7 rtm with all windows updates installed.
Keyboard language;  en


Posted On: 2009-10-08 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Shortcut Keys Not Working

Ctrl + a and ctrl + d stopped working in the mail program to select all and delete selected emails. These functions work if accessed through edit on the toolbar but not if want to use the shortcut keys.
Also, backspace key is not functioning on one particular website i access. The backspace arrow in upper left corner functions properly but not the backspace key.

This makes browsing very slow and this is a shopping site that you want to be able to browse back and forth easily from a product to it's description and back to the next product. Oddly enough, this is the only site i have this problem with so i thought the problem was on their end, except my problem with the other shortcut keys makes me suspect. Does anyone have any suggestions?


Posted On: 2010-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Anytime Upgrade And Keys

So i managed to upgrade from xp and kept trying to activate my key through anytime upgrade to no avail until i went into the system directory and used the "activate windows" prompt. If i had, say, a windows 7 ultimate key, and entered it into the anytime upgrade prompt, would that automatically upgrade me or would i need to purchase it exclusively as an anytime upgrade issued key? I am still confused about this, as that anytime upgrade made installation a whole lot harder than it had to be

Posted On: 2010-01-07 . View Related Posts . . View 16 Replies .

Arrow Keys In Explorer

When in windows explorer (and some other programs), i tend to use the arrow keys to move between folders and directories. The only problem with this is the fact that even once a folder or directory is highlighted, it's contents are not displayed in the right pane until you press enter. If i remember correctly, this is not the way it was in windows xp, and i find it very frustrating to need to press enter every time i move to a different folder, and sometimes confusing to have one folder highlighted while the contents of another folder are displayed. What is the reason for this difference, and is there any kind of workaround or fix?

Posted On: 2010-04-20 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Change Quick Keys On Keyboard

Is it possible to change the "quick keys" on my keyboard with windows 7? I'm not sure if the title describes what i'm asking for correctly, but here's what i'm wondering. I have a multimedia keyboard, with buttons at the top for my home page, forward, back, email, etc. Before wiping and upgrading my pc to windows 7 (which i love), i was able to set what these keys did. For example, i have a shareware calculator program, i'd like it to run when i hit the calculator button, instead the windows 7 calc comes up. Anyone have any ideas for this?

Posted On: 2010-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Keyboard Keys Issue In Word

My keyboard goes stupid sometimes. When i strike a key i get the entire keyboard left to right top to bottom, one key at a time for instance this is what i get in word
1234567890-=qwertyuiop[]asdfghjkl;''zxcvbnm, . /-+. But if i start ie8 the problem goes away, as long as ie8 is open. If i toggle between word and ie8 all is well. If i close ie8 the problem returns. If i reboot all is well until it goes stupid whenever it feels like it. I checked device manager, driver, all is good. Changed keyboard but still happens.


Posted On: 2010-01-24 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Keyboard Keys Doesn't Appear

Good evening i have installed my windows 7 and i have a problem with my keyboard. Like if i press 1 time the key "it doesn't appear on my computer just if i press 2 time and then appears me 2 "". The right alt button doesn't work and in some games like counter strike the tab menu doesn't work properly. Or when i what to type something ( in-game ) the computer recognize the letters like esc button. I have an logitech deluxe keyboard ( classic one not with g buttons or anything else ).

Posted On: 2009-05-13 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Function Keys No Longer Working

How to activate o where to locate function keys? From past one month i ve been searching for the option so tat i could activate my function keys. I ve a dell studio laptop n the function keys used to work when i bought it donno vad happened now suddenly from past one month func keys aren't working, lyk if i press f2 a bluetooth display used to pop out on the bottom right side of my screen n now it doesn't :( there s one more to it if i press the drive eject button the disc used to come out but now tis not happening :((any solution?

Posted On: 2010-07-11 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Shortcut Keys Changing Keyboard Language

Concerning short cut keys (ctrl + shift) changing keyboard language setting and changing the short cut key. For all the windows versions i worked with there is one short cut key set which has annoyed the out of me. Being ctrl + shift. Why? Simply because it changes the language setting of my keyboard from the used (us/international ) to the near non-existent (dutch ) and of course back if i accidentally hit it again.

In the netherlands, us/international is the standard keyboard format, yet all the version of windows have supplied us with a dutch keyboard setting (which is totally different, and jumbles up you key bindings big time)! This dutch keyboard however does not exist or is extremely rare, and it's a mystery to me why it is still existent.

To change the keyboard settings however there is the above mentioned short-cut combo (ctrl+shift) which is easy to hit accidentally. I want to get rid of the short cut key combination to prevent the constant frustration of discovering i accidentally changed the settings.

Is that possible? If so, how?


Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Install On Two Computer Without Having To Buy 2 Programs Or 2 Keys

Which version of windows 7 can i install on my work computer and my home computer without having to buy 2 programs or 2 keys? I do work at home and at the office, but can't afford 2 program discs or an extra key, is there a windows 7 that allows for use on 2 computers?

Posted On: 2009-12-09 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Fn Keys On Win 7 And Vga With Dual Monitor

Okay so i just installed windows 7 last night and was looking forward to plugging in my laptop (hp latitude d600) into my 32" lcd in my room via a vga cable. Which worked on my previous os of windows xp. However it is now not working when i plug the cables in and i can't find where to tell the computer to use the vga link. On top of all that i tried using fn f8 to solve that problem to make it go crt/lcd but my fn keys are now not functioning. I googled it and used the hotfix they provided but that also did not work. Ideas?

Posted On: 2009-11-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Keep Receiving Prompt For Backing Up Encryption Keys

Backup your file encryption keys my windows 7 ultimate laptop is prompting me to backup my file encryption keys. When i run "cipher /u /n" from a run as admin command line, the result is "the system cannot find the file specified"

Why would i be being prompted out of the blue to backup encryption keys?

( In the tray, there is a "solve pc issues" flag. It says to schedule a system backup. )

( Also, i downloaded the source code of a web programming book. After that download the encrypt your keys prompt started. Those folders and files display in green text in windows explorer. Normally with zip files i copy them to another directory to unzip em. That does not happen with these files. Are these green files encrypted somehow?


Posted On: 2010-08-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Purchasing Win 7 Ultimate Keys In Bulk

How to purchase windows 7 ultimate keys in bulk? I would like to update about 15 pc's to windows 7 ultimate from xp and vista.

Posted On: 2010-01-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Touchpad Keys Do Not Work When Pc Waking Up From Sleeping Mode

The keys (including touchpad) of the hp notebook with windows 7 do not work when pc waking up from the "sleeping mode". If you plug in the external mouse in the usb port, cursor moves.

1 - keys of the pc ( including the touchpad) stop responding when notebook wakes up from any mode. If you just connect external mouse, the cursor start moving again over the screen. The problem disappears after the pc is switched off and then switched on i.e. After reloading the windows 7 operating system.

2 - this problem exists from the day one when the operating system was installed.

3 - internal win7 diagnostic system doesn't show, as far as i understand, any missing driver.

Please explain the reason and the detailed algorithm to fix this problem.


Posted On: 2010-01-30 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Keyboard Keys Don't Work Or Get Suck

I'm having problems when i try to play a game that requires the keyboard. Either the keys don't work or they get stuck. For instance, if i want the character to go right, it won't stop going right (same with going left or jumping, etc. ). It doesn't seem to be the computer itself and it doesn't matter if i use the w, a, s, d keys the space bar or the number pad. I have a dell laptop with windows vista.

Posted On: 2009-12-04 . View Related Posts . . View 35 Replies .

Intellitype Pro - Default Key Settings Group: Bank 1, S4-s8 Macro Keys Are Left

My question is when i restore defaults to the default key settings group: bank 1, all of my assigned macros turn to not assigned as they should but not s4-s8, it is only on the default key settings group and bank 1, for example my custom game macros if i restore defaults to the mall of the customized settings that i made return to not assigned as they should. But if i restore defaults to the default key settings group: bank 1, s4-s8 macro keys are left with what looks like something
Is assigned to them but nothing really is.


Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Activation

My computer was update in 2007 from home version to pro version. The program was "activated" and the number was interned and shows on the system properties that it was "activated". And the system "updates" have been working "somehow?" But on a daily basis when i sign on it comes up with the fact the it is not a valid license for microsoft? Why? The computer [a friend just has come by] and found that all the update since 2007 have been installed, i am on service pack 3, ie-8, and all seems to be working. Yet it insists that it is an not a registered copy. How to get this resolved? Any ideas?

Posted On: 2010-04-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Activation Again

I rebuilt  an old pc for my dad and tried windows 7 on it (an oem packet, i had practically a  new pc built) and with installing it, windows activated automatically. Afterwards it turned out that the motherboard and the graphics (build-in graphics) didn't work as one would like, so i rebuilt it again, with another motherboard, processor and graphics, and installed the same packet which now runs as windows 7 should run: smoothly and fast. Now there is the problem of activating and registration. What can i do best? Live in the netherlands.

Posted On: 2010-03-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Two Activation Codes

I have installed an upgrade windows 7 professional on a windows vista home premium computer. I am having problems with a d:/recovery file and want to reinstall windows 7 to see if i can rectify the problem of low disk space on the d;/drive. When i try to reinstall windows 7 i get an invalid key message. The system file shows windows 7 but has the activation key for the vista. Each time i enter in the correct activation key for windows 7, it accepts the key, but the new number does not change in the system file.

Posted On: 2009-11-14 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .