Walking from Vista to Windows 7 system keeps asking for the product key that key is not correct.

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    HARD drive broke down, so I got a new HARD drive installed in the workshop for repairs a few months ago. Everything was fine until recently when Windows keeps always ask the product key to activate Windows. It is said that the license expires Dec. 27.
    Do you know where to find this key?

    If your laptop has Windows 8 or higher, Microsoft codes the license on the hard drive rather than put a sticker on the base. Sounds like the repair people could have used a dubious copy to reinstall it on the new hard drive. Microsoft may allow you to report it as pirate software, but I'm not sure they'll give you a free copy. The other alternative is to contact ToshIba to buy a complete set of recovery disks, or take it back to the shop.

  • Software Windows 7 was a fake and the product key does not work on this version

    my software was fake then I was redirected to buy the new product key so I did but I was redirected to buy windows 7 Home premium, but my version of windows is windows 7 Home Basic so now when I get a new product key and change my product key in the properties of my computer I get an error that my product key does not work ,. pls help

    Use the product key and do an Anytime Upgrade from Home Basic to Home Premium:

    ). Click Start, type Anytime Upgrade, click on the option to enter a key, enter the key of Windows 7 Home Premium, when asked, click Next, wait while checking the key, accept the license agreement, click on upgrade, wait while the software upgrades, (it may take 10 minutes or more depending on the if updates are required) your computer restarts automatically, after the reboot, Windows 7 will notify you updating the computer, the computer will restart once more automatically and will be completed the upgrade, a window will appear notifying the upgrade was successful and your computer is ready to use, click Close, you should be upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium files the stored settings and programs.

  • Impossible to reinstall windows 8 because they have not asked for the product key

    Hello I have a problem with reinstalling windows 8. After I clicked on install in the install Start menu, he directly windows configuration without request product keys or request for adjustment of the score. While she has put in place, he suddenly stopped and said that product keys do not correspond with windows image, something like that and asked to enter the key to product again. When I clicked OK, it just goes to the main menu. He never gave me a chance to key in my product key.

    What should I do now? Help me!

    8 Windows preinstalled on your computer or you bought Windows 8 separately?

    If your computer is pre-installed with Windows 8, you must use the recovery partition to reinstall.

    If you want to reinstall Windows 8, which means remove applications and personal files and settings, you can use the reset and refresh. This is equivalent to a clean install.

    To do this, follow these steps:

    · Press the Windows key + i on your keyboard to show the charms (if you use a touch screen: touch the right edge of your screen and drag your finger to the left)

    · Click settings

    · Click change PC settings

    · Click general in the left column

    · In virtue remove all and reinstall Windows, click Start

    Then follow instructions that will be provided on the screen to reinstall Windows on your PC.

  • notification keeps asking for a product key

    Update sucks s7 8.1 to 10, notification of now repeat myself that I need a product key

    I would try to contact the customer support their (of Microsoft) in link below.


    Or I just re - install Windows 8.1 and then try again.

    Your Windows 10 says "activated" when you go to settings > update and security > activation?

    Edit: If you go back to 8.1 for Windows, you can try this first:


    If this does not work, you can try if you did not have a recovery of Windows 8.1 factory default USB drive before upgrading to Windows 10:



    And as a last resort, you can buy Acer factory default recovery media:


  • Just bought 7 vista upgrade online. Relied on email for the product key. Checked and can not find the e-mail. What should I do?

    Updated about four days ago. Can not afford another $120

    Find your key product if your purchase of Microsoft Store:

    For Digital River: go to www.findmyorder.com and pick up your order or you connect to your account information for this site. You'll need your order number and the password of the account used to purchase online or your e-mail user name and last 5 digits of the credit card used to make the purchase.

    Contact the Microsoft store:
    US: http://www.store.microsoft.com/Help/Contact-Us
    Canada: https://www.microsoftstore.ca/shop/en-CA/Contact-Us

  • LR5 keeps asking for the serial number, cc PS does not work...


    I entered the photography program f and subscribed to CC for photography (LR5 + Photoshop). First, I installed Photoshop and the demo mode disappeared, perfect! A few weeks later (yesterday), I launched and installed LR 5 that I had downloaded to you same time PS, just kept on the zip file... After it is installed and upgraded to version 5.3, the demo mode is always on, continues to ask the serial number must be selected. I checked the address, the info on my account, the language on my CC adobe settings account (English value)... everything seems normal. I logged in and turned off several times.

    PS works fine, no questions asked, lr5 does not work. I saw that many have solved by changing the language setting, my language setting ios already in English. I tried to change the language of the LR5 and swich on the English problem, is still. None of the solutions or assistance?



    HELLO Claudio,.

    Please try to uninstall Lightroom 5 utilities and then install it using CC desktop applications.

    Please let us know if help.

    Kind regards


  • Activator Windows 8 Pro on VMWare Fusion 5 - product key does not work

    I installed a copy retail of windows 8 pro on the fusion 5 using a 64-bit installation disc which worked well (it's my first virtual machine so I didn't install windows 8 to an existing partition of windows 7, so I installed just installed windows 8 new) during the installation it asked for the product key, which he accepted. After installation I tried to customize windows 8 and he told me that I had to "activate windows". I go into settings > activate windows, enter the product key and it will not accept it. He refuses my product key and I do not know how to work around.

    How to activate windows? I bought a bad copy of windows 8? Should I buy an OEM version of windows 8? Any help would be great!

    Thank you

    If you just do what it says in the section "Activate Windows 8 Pro Upgrade" Windows 8 Upgrade: pure install possible? and be done with this problem!

  • I have Photoshop CS5.1 Extended with free upgrade to CS6. How do I re acquire this upgrade?  I upgraded my laptop from Vista to Windows 7 and had problems with the way he ran I did a full clean install of Win 7 and am trying to re install all my

    I have Photoshop CS5.1 Extended with free upgrade to CS6. How do I re acquire this upgrade?  I upgraded my laptop from Vista to Windows 7 and had problems with the way he ran I did a full clean install of Win 7 and am trying to re install all my Applications

    Please refer to I have Photoshop CS5.1 Extended with free upgrade to CS6. How do I re acquire this upgrade?  I upgraded my laptop from Vista to Windows 7 and had problems with the way he ran I did a full clean install of Win 7 and am trying to re install all my

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  • I try to upgrade my old vista laptop to win7, but don't remember the product key for my computer compaq laptop. How can I get this key?

    * Original title: get the product key

    I try to upgrade my old vista laptop to win7, but don't remember the product key for my computer compaq laptop. How can I get this key?


    Your question is not very clear to understand.

    If Vista is preinstalled on your laptop, this product key is NOT for Windows 7.

    There is a free upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 years, but that offer expired for a long time.

    How does the Windows 7 upgrade Option?

    The Windows 7 upgrade Option is available through participating PC manufacturers on some PC and Microsoft on any purchase of packaged product Windows Vista. The Windows 7 upgrade Option applies to Windows Vista Home Premium, Business and Ultimate editions. Your Windows 7 update will be the comparable version: so you will get either Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional (upgrade to Windows Vista Business) or Windows 7 Ultimate, respectively. The Option of upgrade Windows 7 program runs from June 26, 2009 through January 31, 2010. Some manufacturers may choose to shorten the time of upgrade Option.

    Microsoft sells more than Windows 7, but it does NOT come for free.

    Try Amazon.com, etc.


    And if you ask to transfer the license of Windows 7 from a mobile to another laptop:

    You tell us what type of license you have.

    If the laptop came with the preinstalled Windows operating system (Dell, HP, Acer, etc.), this product key supplied with the laptop is preinstalled OEM license and is not transferable.

    OEM license/product key (systems of operating pre-installed on Dell, HP, etc.) is related to the first machine it is installed on and dies when dies of this machine.

    The above applies also to OEM system builders licenses.

    License of operating system in detail, that you buy and install yourself, are allowed to be transferred to another machine.

    And retail licenses also can be installed on a machine at one time.


    And please read this, you can:



    If you had a 7 upgrade that you have bought yourself on the HP laptop, use programs Key Finder for the PK:



    See you soon.

  • I installed Vista in a Virtualbox VM and the product key does not work, how to fix this? I use the same product key supplied with the computer originally.

    I bought a Dell Precision T3400 of Dell Financial Services and it came with Vista Business installed.  I installed a new hard drive and installed Vista in a Virtualbox VM by using the recovery disk that came with the computer, and the product key does not work for activation.  I get a message that says I need to activate Windows, but he says that the product key is not valid.  How can I fix it?

    Thank you

    If you have reinstalled the OEM of Vista Business copy on the new hard drive, as Bill says you can't also use it in a virtual machine.

    You can only reuse your OEM of Vista professional copy if it is no longer used on the computer. Do you have what operating system installed on the new hard drive? It was an upgrade copy or complete the license?

    If you used a license to upgrade to another edition of Windows to replace your copy of company then Vista Business license is still in use (for upgrade) and you cannot reuse it in your virtual machine.

    However if you replaced Vista business with a copy of the full license of another edition then you are able to use the OEM copy in a virtual machine, but only on the same computer. You must use the product key from COA to the label on the computer. The product key is put in the copy OEM cannot find the SLIC table on the host motherboard. You must use the phone activation from within the virtual machine. Click on start in Vista Business and typing "slui 4. Do not meet the audio guests until it asks you if you want to speak to an agent. Explain that you have completely replaced the OEM copy with a copy of the full license of the new windows and now want to use the OEM copy in a virtual machine on the same computer. Agent will then give you the activation string. Remember that the virtual machine is not transferable to any other computer.

    This information is offered by Darin Smith (MSFT) and the team of Windows licenses, November 18, 2011.

  • I bought 7 retail to upgrade to Vista and have since upgraded to 10. The product key is coming as invalid

    I have an old laptop that I am trying to set up for my daughter. It had XP on it and I have a physical disc of Windows 7 I have installed on it. I bought 7 retail to upgrade to Vista and have since upgraded to 10. The product key is coming as invalid. I thought that I could use it again since I upgraded from 7 to 10. Is the product key invalid, because I already used it once even if I'm not on 7? Can I buy just a key somewhere or I have to buy a new copy of 7 again? It installed fine that I just can't turn it on. Thank you.


    Windows 7 product key

    Because the free update of Windows 10 used the license to the retail of Windows 7 as an eligible basic license, you cannot transfer it elsewhere or you reuse.

    You will need to purchase a new license of Windows 7 or buy a license for version full Windows 10.

    My recommendation to waive the license of Windows 7, I would buy a full version license Windows 10.

    Once you do this, you can just update the values of product key for your system runs Windows 10, and then reactivate the license of Windows 7 by phone.

    Buy Windows 10 family/professional edition


    How to activate Windows 7 manually (activate by phone)
    1) click Start and in the search for box type: slui.exe 4
    (2) press the ENTER"" key.
    (3) select your "country" in the list.
    (4) choose the option "activate phone".
    (5) stay on the phone (do not select/press all options) and wait for a person to help you with the activation.
    (6) explain your problem clearly to the support person.

  • "The product key does not work with this edition of Windows 7", but I have not changed anything

    Suddenly this week 7 Windows has stopped working and the error message said I might have a non-genuine copy, etc.   I checked the product key by using the Start/computer/properties menu. The product key was not the same as on my PC, so I tried to get the right version. Then I got the error message that you have entered the product key will not work with this edition of Windows 7, and I want to run Windows 7 set up or enter a professional product key.

    I saw that someone else had been advised to run MGADiag.exe so I've already did but am puzzled by the report.  And I'm worried, why me nice Acer desktop PC suddenly did that, when he had worked happily with normal updates etc.  The report shows a different product to the label of my PC key.

    Can someone help, please

    Thank you


    Diagnostic report (1.9.0027.0):
    Validation of Windows data-->

    Validation code: 50
    Code of Validation caching online: 0xc004c4a2
    Windows product key: *-* - FCTV3 - P9RTC-F9C3D
    The Windows Product Key hash: G7PayGi + xFabXK4wlLkFbNDozpA =
    Windows product ID: 00371-619-5427791-85058
    Windows product ID type: 5
    Windows license type: retail
    The Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
    ID: {AC5B74A9-0098-41DC-ACF4-BD8449D66609} (3)
    Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/a, hr = 0 x 80070002
    Signed by: n/a, hr = 0 x 80070002
    Product name: Windows 7 Professional
    Architecture: 0 x 00000009
    Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140706 - 1506
    TTS error:
    Validation of diagnosis:
    Resolution state: n/a

    Given Vista WgaER-->
    ThreatID (s): n/a, hr = 0 x 80070002
    Version: N/a, hr = 0 x 80070002

    Windows XP Notifications data-->
    Cached result: n/a, hr = 0 x 80070002
    File: No.
    Version: N/a, hr = 0 x 80070002
    WgaTray.exe signed by: n/a, hr = 0 x 80070002
    WgaLogon.dll signed by: n/a, hr = 0 x 80070002

    OGA Notifications data-->
    Cached result: n/a, hr = 0 x 80070002
    Version: N/a, hr = 0 x 80070002
    OGAExec.exe signed by: n/a, hr = 0 x 80070002
    OGAAddin.dll signed by: n/a, hr = 0 x 80070002

    OGA data-->
    Office status: 109 n/a
    OGA Version: N/a, 0 x 80070002
    Signed by: n/a, hr = 0 x 80070002
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Data browser-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default browser: C:\Program Files (x 86) \Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: fast
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: disabled
    Allow the Internet Explorer Webbrowser control scripts: allowed
    Active scripting: allowed
    Recognized ActiveX controls safe for scripting: allowed

    Analysis of file data-->

    Other data-->
    Office details: {AC5B74A9-0098-41DC-ACF4-BD8449D66609}1.9.0027.06.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048x 64*-*-*-*-F9C3D00371-619-5427791-850585S-1-5-21-1356999665-2362789505-4127209914AcerAspire X 3812FRIENDP01-A020090816000000.000000 + 0007A043C07018400F808090409GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)03ACRSYSACRPRDCT109

    Content Spsys.log: 0 x 80070002

    License data-->
    The software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

    Name: Windows 7 Professional edition
    Description: operating system Windows - Windows (r) 7, retail channel
    Activation ID: e838d943-63ed-4a0b-9fb1-47152908acc9
    ID of the application: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
    Extended PID: 00371-00170-619-542779-01-2057-7601.0000-2042014
    Installation ID: 007595347832785135952380495674625140911753099524272431
    Processor certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
    The machine certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
    Use license URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
    Product key certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
    Partial product key: F9C3D
    License status: Notification
    Reason for the notification: 0xC004F200 (non-genuine).
    Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
    Trust time: 02/11/2014-18:36:20

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    HrOffline: 0x00000000
    HrOnline: 0xC004C4A2
    Beyond: 0 x 0000000000000000
    Event timestamp: 11:1:2014 20:45
    ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    The admin service: recorded, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
    Output beyond bitmask:

    --> HWID data

    Activation 1.0 data OEM-->

    Activation 2.0 data OEM-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: Yes
    Windows marker version: 0 x 20001
    OEMID and OEMTableID consistent: Yes
    BIOS information:
    ACPI Table name OEMID value OEMTableID value
    APIC1457 APIC 081609
    FACP 081609 FACP1457
    HPET OEMHPET 081609
    MCFG 081609 OEMMCFG
    081609 OEMB1457 LASRYVITRAGE
    GSCI 081609 GMCHSCI
    AWMI 081609 OEMB1457
    SSDT DpgPmm CpuPm

    Moved from programs for Windows 7 Forum.

    Code of Validation caching online: 0xc004c4a2

    Your product key is blocked. suggest you try to activate by phone, they may be able to help you enter the product key on your sticker or say why it is blocked.

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

    1) click Start and in the search for box type: slui.exe 4
    (2) press the ENTER"" key.
    (3) to select your "country" you are in the drop-down list.
    (4) choose the option "activate phone".
    (5) stay on the phone * do not select/press any option * and wait for a person to help you.
    (6) explain your problem clearly to the support person.
    (7) the person must give you a confirmation ID, copy it down on paper,
    (8) check that the ID is correct in reading the support person.
    (9) to enter the ID number, then click 'Next' to complete the activation process.

    Activation and registration of a Microsoft product
    Windows activation: (888) 571-2048
    (888) 725-1047 or 800-936-5700

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  • Recently bought a pirated copy of Windows 8. Windows installed perfectly, but the product key is not working.

    I am originally from Pakistan, and has recently purchased a copy pirated Windows 8, because the original ones are not available... Windows installed perfectly, but the product key is not working

    Original title: My Windows 8's product key does not work.

    Hi Bselva,

    As your boss has reinstalled the operating system, it should have the product key. Ask the product key and then activate the operating system.

    Also check out this link:



    If you do not have the product key, you will need to buy one from this link.


    Keep us informed on the status of the issue.

  • I have an ACER Travelmate p273 loaded with Windows 7 Pro. Where is the product key?

    In the last month, I received an alert from MS that I have an unofficial version of the operating system. Order to veriy that's an authorized version, they ask for a product key. Can not find on the computer or on any of the disks provided with this package. Any suggestions?

    For anyone else having this problem: eventually had to call Microsoft to help customer service. The product key, I had been locked by Ms. representative provided a new product key that allowed me to work with MS Windows 7 pro. So far everything seems to work ok.

    If it wasn't for the financial software I use and which is not supported under Linux I completely divorce me MS and run only the Linux OS. For the moment, I use Ubuntu 16.04.

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