Windows activation - new hard drive and reinstalled Windows, but will not work with the product key

Hi all

My hard drive died so I put a new in and installed Windows on a drive, but when I have just activated and put my product key does not work. In fact, I get this day by putting in and then it says character not aloud.

Please can someone help? All I've done is put a new hard drive in but guess that Windows detects that the product key has been used on the old, which explains why it won't work on the new. What should I do to activate the key?

Thank you

Richard

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Thanks a lot for your useful replies. I've got in contact with Microsoft and they gave me a key and it worked!

Thank you

Richard

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