Instead of My Computer saying I have 23 days to activate it now says Windows is activated. You should search it for torrent sites because it may not available on regular downloading sites. Would appreciate some help, please. You can use Acronis or Norton ghost to make an image file. The applications which are running onto your computer. Just decided to try the product key that came with the machine again, just in case I mistyped it when I reinstalled 7. By marking a post as Answered, or Helpful you help others find the answer faster.
Just curious as to what a validation expert would say about the key provided by the previous owner. If you are certain you have the correct Product Key you can contact Microsoft to try and get it activated I had to do that with a legal copy of Windows 7 after I replaced the motherboard with an exact same board. It said my key was only valid for upgrade installations and not valid for clean installations. At this point it was well past midnight so I told them to call me today. If it's an 'upgrade' disc however, the Windows 7 product key isn't the one on the bottom of the laptop, but should be on a label stuck to the disc cover? Here are the steps for using the telephone option for activation: 1. Be sure to distinguish between zeros and the letter O, the letter B and the number 8 etc. I thought it would be quicker and easier to simply reinstall from a more up to date download rather than go right back to factory state and back further in time.
Install Windows 7 using the clean install. If you mean I have to be more exact than that and use an exact copy of the original 7 installation then there was no way i could recover it to reinstall. Like I thought it was in the first place! This will open the Command Prompt. Installation 2: I disconnected the 2 x western digitals and formated the drive using the Format feature in the Win7 set up. Whats to stop you losing the key if you have to go back like I have had to do? This may be a little white lie, but it will get you around other questions.
Click on Start and then type cmd in the Search programs and files box. Thats part of the Microsoft website, it has to be the official download location. Any help gratefully received, Barton. At least I can carry on with configuring everything. Then restart - and install again. Built a new computer and everything installed and activated fine.
So it's telling me my key is invalid because it has already been used. Because the system expects that key to be authorised internally the activation servers will never accept a request for this key either. You have a tip to fix this problem. When a hacker does what has been doen to your computer they do not have the label. Run this activator and it will make your windows genuine. You need to change the Key to the one from your Windows Package, and then activate that. A lot of times it can be as simple as install the software, do not enter the key during the installation, reboot and then enter the key and activate.
Use the contact Microsoft Activation Desk instructions shown when you select Activate from the Help menu in Windows Explorer and have the correct activation key handy. I now realise the product key that came with it origibaly cannot be used to do a clean reinstall. They might even be able to verify the license applicable. The most annoying part is that the machine is running better than it has for ages, now it has a nice clean windows to run on! You must activate Windows within 30 days of installation. If you can find that key using Google.
It also listed some hex error code which I can not remember. Is it only me had this problem, that there's something wrong with my computer? Hopefully, this will activate automatically. It will give you this kind of error. I was led to beleive it could be. Windows package have same type of location.
It installed itself, automatically downloaded the necessary drivers, and works perfectly. Turned on the laptop, and get Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, but, it was not validated, the Toshiba Recovery partition was gone, and there are no Toshiba utilities, or any Toshiba software to be found. When it finishes click on Copy, open a new reply and paste the clipboard so we can see the result. I'm tempted to suggest uninstalling all such, and running any available removal tools for them, until such time as we isolate the problem. After installaion is finsihed for the second time. I have just done a clean reinstall of W7 home premium after a failed 10 upgrade.
Follow any of the recorded instructions. The product key is unique code for different versions of softwares. Does it have something to do with upgrading to 10 and then going back an 'unofficial' way, meaning my key has been invalidated? Just type activation in help and it will direct you to the proper screen for activation. In both install attempts, both productkeys fail with a message that the product key is invalid. I do see that Microsoft have changed things and require a product key before downloading the files.
Will keep a check on it in case it decides it doesn't like the key after all. I tried entering my key here and it gave me a more detailed error message. You don't even need internet access to enter the product key and it doesn't get messed up by hardware changes. However, it says the product key is invalid, and won't activate. Hi, I recently purchased a refurbished L502X i7 laptop, so I also bought a copy of Microsoft Office Professional 2010 Pro. Clean install of 7 was the only option after all other methods of recovering either 7 or 10 failed. Disconnect the Western digital drives.