I want to reload my product key on a fresh install of Windows 7 pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • It is not letting me reload my product key on my laptop after a fresh install. After calling in it did not allow.
    Thursday, March 9, 2017 9:00 AM

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  • Are you facing problem with activation?

    Please provide steps you are following and all error message and warning you have.

    Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:58 PM
  • Hi  InspectorCD,

    Are you using an OEM product key or a retail product key? Have you got any error messages?

    One product key for one machine. If you have replaced the hardwares, there may be an activation issue.
    In additon, please ensure you have installed the corresponding version(Pro version).

    For a license issue, we could make a phone call support directly.
    Contact us

    Best regards

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    Friday, March 10, 2017 6:40 AM
  • How to Change Windows 7 Product Key

    Also: http://www.blogsdna.com/2233/how-to-change-windows-7-product-key.htm

    Change your product key - Step by Step:
    1) Click the Start Button on the Desktop.
    2) Right click on 'Computer'.
    3) Click on the 'Properties' option.
    4) At the bottom of the window click on the Change product key link and enter your Product Key.

    Alternate method:
    1) Click on the Windows 7 Start Button
    2) Go to All Programs/Accessories
    3) Next right on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator” from the menu.
    4) Now type following as shown below at the command prompt (where XXXXX-XXXXX-... is your key):
       slmgr.vbs  -ipk  XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX  
    5) Finally activate windows after changing the key, at the command prompt: 
       slmgr.vbs  -ato

    ============================  Where is my product key located  =================

    The 25 character product key is located on the COA sticker
    (check the side covers of a desktop, bottom of a laptop, sometimes inside the battery case
    and you may need to remove the battery).

    ----------------------------  Product key Letters and numbers ------------------

    Do not confused the letter B with the number 8, the letter Q with the letter O.
    the Letter G and the number 6.

    Not used letters: A, E, I, O U and L S U Z  Numbers not used: 0 1 and 5


    If activation still does not work try the following:

    How to activate Windows 7 or Vista manually (activate by phone)

    1) Click Start, and in the Search box type:   slui.exe  4
    2) Next press the 'ENTER' key
    3) Select your 'Country' from the list.
    4) Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.
    5) Stay on the phone *** do not select/press any options *** and wait for a person to help you.
    6) Explain your problem clearly to the support person.
    7) The support person should give you a confirmation ID, copy it down on paper,
    8) Verify the ID is correct by reading back to the support person.
    9) Enter the ID number and click 'Next' to finish the activation process.


    ----------------------------  Alternatives -------------------------------------

    To activate using the telephone
    1.Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button , right-clicking Computer, clicking Properties,
    and then clicking Activate Windows now.?

    2.Click Show me other ways to activate.

    3.Type your Windows 7 product key, and then click Next.

    4.Click Use the automated phone system and then click Next.
    If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    5.Click the location nearest to you from the drop-down list, and then click Next.

    6.Call one of the available phone numbers listed. An automated system will guide you through the activation process.

    7.When prompted, enter the installation ID that's listed on your screen into your phone's keypad.

    8.Write down the confirmation ID that the phone system gives you.

    9.Under Step 3, type the confirmation ID into the spaces provided, click Next, and then follow the instructions.

    10.If activation isn't successful, stay on the line to be transferred to a product activation agent who can assist you.

    Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:
    (This site is for Volume License Activation but if you call they will help you)

    The phone number you called does not work:
    Microsoft Worldwide contacts: http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/default.aspx

    Windows registration faqs:

    Activation and registration of a Microsoft product
    Windows activation: (888) 571-2048

    Learn About Product Activation:

    ===============  Also  =========================

    How do I check my Windows activation status on this computer:

    To check your Windows activation status, do the following:

    1. Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
    2. Under Windows activation, you can view your activation status. You can also change your product key by clicking Change product key.

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    Saturday, March 11, 2017 12:54 AM