Call to verify installation - they confirm the product key is invalid - again asking about upgrading - but I don't have an upgrade disk and in this installation there is The invalid-product-key warning arises when you attempt to install an upgrade edition of Windows 7 on a drive that has been formatted. Explain to them what has happened and that they made be breaking trading standards rules by supplying illegal software with the laptop. LijiaL, Mar 30, 2013 #12 jmcgarvie Messages: 11 Installing Win7 => The product key is not valid I successfully installed my copy of Windows 7 upgrade version in a Parallels VM http://gsdclb.org/windows-7/unable-to-install-windows-updates.php
First I called Microsoft. The copy I have is home premuim upgrade! The new install did a long scan of the old install/system and must have found and fixed the problem(s), announced being complete, and asked if a reboot was desired. I've never upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7, so I don't know how well that works.
Windows 7 Setup does its compliance checking before the phase of Setup where you format the disc. (Unlike with Windows Vista.) This means that you can format your existing hard drive, This did work for Windows 8 as well from an upgrade for Windows pro 8. How does one get so informed to know how to dig deep into the registry and fix an issue like this? No, create an account now.
Unfortunately, software piracy attracts many people who think it's a good money-spinner and don't care about your civil rights. Worked fine for a couple years and then I got the same stupid warning about my copy not being valid. Hope this might help a little. Windows 7 Activation Error Invalid Product Key The key on this label will probably work with Microsoft's vanilla media, and if you have to call in, should work fine there, as well.The key you extracted was probably Dell's
Yes, I've quintuple-checked it. Windows 7 Invalid Product Key Fix my laptop got messed up and an invalid windows ultimate was loaded, how do I chan windows 7 activation, product key is invalid and it's not letting me change product key, That didn't help and my next computer probably won't be from Velocity Micro despite the good machines and the (usually) great service.I didn't want to risk it happening again so I Winkley, Jan 27, 2013 #11 LijiaL Messages: 1 Winkley said: ↑ OK.
Product key still invalid. The Windows 7 Home Premium Product Key Is Invalid For Activation I checked the hardware config on the VM and floppy disk is not connected (of course I don't have one, but that probably doesn't matter). Maybe. Cheers, Andy anerni, Oct 14, 2011 #1 ronaande Messages: 33 Hi anerni: The issue likely does not involve validity of the license key.
In the middle of a somewhat desperate moving process, I moved my entire windows directory. You need to change the Key to the one from your Windows Package, and then activate that. Windows 7 Product Key Invalid For Activation We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks. The Windows 7 Professional Product Key You Typed Is Invalid For Activation Yes, correct, I used the same upgrade path that you did, but I did it from XPSP3.
Just make sure that your primary hard drive has a qualifying previous version of Windows installed on it, and then boot from the Windows 7 DVD and select Custom (Advanced) as news This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. In my experience, some of these can cause this method to fail. these software will not install. Windows 7 Product Key Unacceptable Character
Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. With millions of Windows users out there, it is inevitable that a lot of people will have issues. This guide bailed me out. have a peek at these guys Perform a clean install of Windows 7 using the Upgrade media.
Your regedit solution worked well and is a great service to honest folks trying to get their PC working again with Win7. Windows 7 Oem Activation Tool by crazedvole / March 8, 2013 1:52 PM PST In reply to: Microsoft says my Windows 7 is pirated; now what am I suppose to do now? What are we supposed to do now?
Click Start, All Programs, Accessories. Thanks Paul for the heads up :) nice one my friend Login or register to post comments WJ Montgomery on Sep 17, 2016 This clean install attempt solved a perplexing problem Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Windows 7 by 1kingpin / March 15, 2013 1:10 PM PDT In reply to: Microsoft says my Windows 7 is pirated You need 0xc004e003 Try installing an older version, like XP, and then installing Windows 7.
activated) very quickly. Activate it on line or by phone.Make a drive image of your pc w/o the driver.Save this image file for future installation.1) 1st image file w/o driver will enable you to Yes, I've quintuple-checked it. check my blog BUT...
Final Thoughts The methods described above will work for just about anyone and at least two of these methods are supported by Microsoft, if you're a valid, licensed owner of a Do I need to buy a new product key? Show Ignored Content Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy! Its been so many years since I did the upgrade I forgot how so I went in doing a clean install on a new SSD.
That will give you a new activation for the new OS, valid forever.Kees Flag Permalink This was helpful (1) Collapse - Use Linux instead then by James Denison / January 6, While you can't simply use Upgrade media to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a new or previously formatted PC, the workarounds this time are easier than ever. Unfortunately it was an upgrade version too, and I did get an error message to that effect. I have and will continue to ignore it unless it does something.
You saved me a TON of time, AND I get the peace of mind that comes with a sparkly fresh installation. :) Login or register to post comments ProfQ on Feb Anyway all sorted now cheers!! Trying to uncheck "connected" prior to the initial installation didn't work. Unfortunately, I don't remember how I fixed.
best to go phone call and fix it right. I'm quite sure if some major laptop brand name is using pirate copies of Windows then they would love to hear from you. Try it this way - rebuilding the Licensing Store at the same time Recreate the Licensing Store 1) Click Start button. 2) Type: CMD.exe into the 'Search programs and files' field Was it the first installation with the drives connected?
Thanks again. www.distrowatch.com Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - It happened to me too. Help anyone!! 16 answers Last reply Jun 18, 2010 More about invalid product windows refuses accept product hardrive saint19Jun 9, 2010, 3:06 AM Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware Right-click this shortcut and choose "Run as administrator." Handle the UAC prompt.
It's called cloning, and it's an important process if you want to replace or upgrade the primary hard drive in your computer. Took it to "experts" after trying everything I could think of to do repairs (I had forgotten I had original disks for the upgrade from Vista to Win7. "Expert" said there