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Invalid Product Key, when activating after a hard disk replacement

Q: Invalid Product Key, when activating after a hard disk replacement

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4F8HK-M4P73-W8DQG
Windows Product Key Hash: Xs1iQgVeo0C+sObJxS7eu+FuBPQ=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00057
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {885A901D-B8AC-437A-9497-77D160681927}(2)
Is Admin: No
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_ldr.110114-1504
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->
File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{885A901D-B8AC-437A-9497-77D160681927}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-W8DQG</PKey><PID>00359-OEM-8992687-00057</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-3549344121-2657427184-3541654968</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>PORTEGE R830</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Version>Version 4.10 </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="5"/><Date>20130108000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>CCB93607018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Malay Peninsula Standard Time(GMT+08:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>TOSHIB</OEMID><OEMTableID>A007D </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7600.16385

Name: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, OEM_SLP channel
Activation ID: d2c04e90-c3dd-4260-b0f3-f845f5d27d64
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00359-00178-926-800057-02-1033-7600.0000-0462011
Installation ID: 006903902026582896833426160925628026784951536601479572
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
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: W8DQG
License Status: Licensed
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 6/14/2014 6:45:16 PM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: N/A
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: N/A
ActiveX: Not Registered - 0x80040154
Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:


HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: LgAAAAEAAgABAAEAAAABAAAAAgABAAEA6GFQBcJy7tyESkApUp5IlbrNRPkucw==

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x20001
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC TOSHIB A007D
FACP TOSHIB A007D
HPET TOSHIB A007D
BOOT TOSHIB A007D
MCFG TOSHIB A007D
ASF! TOSHIB A007D
SLIC TOSHIB A007D
SSDT TOSHIB SataAhci
SSDT TOSHIB SataAhci
SSDT TOSHIB SataAhci
SSDT TOSHIB SataAhci

A: Invalid Product Key, when activating after a hard disk replacement

The serial used is the OEM SLP key, that is the key the computer was installed with when it left the Toshiba factory. To use that key you have to use the Toshiba recovery disks to reinstall.
If you do a clean install from any other Windows 7 DVD you have to use the serial that is on the case of the computer/laptop.
You could try and call MS support and explain your problem. You might need to call several times as some of the support guys are less friendly than others.....

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Hi fellas, this is my first post here and I hope one of you can sort me out.

I've basically just replaced the HDD in my Dell Inspiron 17R Laptop. that was the easy part. Now I have to get Windows working again, without a backup CD or USB and using an OEM product key.

I've done some research and as far as I can tell its not possible for me to use someone else's computer to create one of these, and I have no access to someone elses copy of win so I'm thinking of downloading windows 7 as a free trial of some sorts or a digital river copy thats still available for download, use this as a temporary OS until the Boot disks arrive from Dell (ordered yesterday and will take up to 30 days to arrive).

Am I right in thinking that this i the best way to go? And can I make a USB flash using a Mac? It's the only laptop I have available to me at the moment.

Many thanks and much appreciated!

A:Trying to install Win7 on replacement HDD with OEM product key and no boot disk/usb!

Hi and welcome to TSF could you not have cloned the old drive.
Digital River links are as far as I 'am aware all down.
You could use Ubuntu or one of the many other linux distros as a temporary step.
The Best Linux Distros for First Time Switchers from Windows and Mac

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A:A100 Hard Disk Replacement

Hi,

you find the HDD when you turn the A100 at the right side! You have to remove only one screw and take the small HDD flap away! Then you can pull out the HDD!


Bye Hans

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I have seen other posts on this but no definitive answer.
My HDD is dying and needs replacing. I see the posotion of the HDD is LHS under the palm rest and there appears to be a removable flap - other posts say there is just one screw to remove but there are no visible screws under the machine.

I have changed HDDs on other Toshibas with absolutetly no problem - anyone any ideas?

A:Hard disk replacement A100

Hi

The HDD replacement on this notebook is not simply procedure. I am not 100 % sure but the whole Palm rest/Touch pad must be removed at first. HDD cover is fixed with one screw but you will see him just if the Palm rest is removed.

When this screw is removed Hold the HDD tab and pull out the HDD assembly. Next step is to detach the HDD bracket from the HDD.
The unit is pretty new and before you do anything checks if the warranty is still valid.

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How to replace hard disk in Toshiba NB100

Can anyone help me ?

TY

Sergio

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A:NB100 - Hard disk replacement

I believe the HDD is under the top cover which is hard to get to.

You should get a Service Center to do it for you, so nothing gets damaged and your warranty stays valid.

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Have you tried Magic Jelly Bean; it has been very succeful in the past.

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Yes, still true.

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A:Maximum size Hard Disk replacement

Any 2.5 inch wide and 9.5 mm thick SATA laptop hard drive will work and they do make 1 and 2 TB models so those are fine. It can be SATA III but will only work at a lower SATA speed on your laptop. Post back if you need any more help. 

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Hi, The drive on the link below is an example of one that would be fine for your notebook.  1Tb Notebook Hard Drive. The procedure to replace the Hard Drive starts on Page 77 of your Maintenance & Service Guide. Once done, simply use your Recovery Media to reinstall the Operating System on the new drive - this procedure is detailed in the following HP document. http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03489643 If you don't have your Recovery Media, see if you can order a replacement set using the link below. Order HP Recovery Media.  If you have any problem with this link, try ordering this directly from HP. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. Regards, DP-K

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A:g570 hard disk drive replacement

hi dcnyr,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 Were you able to Create a Recovery Disc from the old HDD when it was still working? or you have an RCD when you first got the unit?
 Because if you have, you don't have to worry about any partition or procedure just pop the First RCD and just follow the Prompt,
 
but If you were not able to create set of Recovery CD then,
 
First you can contact Lenovo To Purchase a recovery CD
 
and another option is this:
"There's a big possibility that you're able to activate Windows 7 64bit using that COA,
 
Try to:
1. Create a recovery disc (just in case something goes wrong, you can revert back the preloaded OS)
2. Download and install Belarc Advisor to extract the Windows 7 product key on the BIOS.
3. Download a Windows 7 ISO and burn it using imgburn. Check here how
4. Install Windows 7 using this guide (use the key that you obtained from Step 2 if necessary)."
 
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Cheers!




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Hi Kaiselius and welcome to motherboards.

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Hi Guys

Firstly I am apologising that this is so long but I was not sure what info you needed. SORRY (Can you tell I am new to this)

I purchased an EI system laptop (4431) from pc world a few years ago with a 5 year warranty. During the time i had it i had to have 2 hard drives and 3 2 cd/dvd drives. So when it started running really slow even after I restored to factory settings I bought a new dell from pc world and let the warranty lapse on the other. Then a friend of mine wanted to learn computing and I said she could do this on my old one. I started up the machine and it worked ok but slow. I had some pictures on there I didn't want to lose and wanted to put them on a disk but my disk drive was playing up again so another friend of mine told me to disable my internal cd drive and use my external drive. I did this and when I switched the machine on it came up with the following message HARD DISK BOOT SECTOR INVALID - PRESS H TO RETRY HARD DISK, ANY OTHER KEY FOR FLOPPY

I knew something was wrong as it was ok before I disabled the CD drive or was that just a coincidence. I decided the best thing to do was a full system recovery. However when I did that it would only go so far and then come up with PROBLEM IN EXTRACTING PROCESS: FILE WINDOWS\ING\MDMZYXEL.ING, I pressed and it would go a bit further and come up with another file that it could not extract. Eventually it took me bask to the original error screen. I tried again this time it didn't even... Read more

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Argh Now it is asking me for the Windows Professional CD Rom when I use Home Edition on this machine

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When I was using Windows 7, and after several installs, regularly, I had to use their tool / method that allow to phone them (free call) and retrieve a special code to activate my Windows 7 ( a vocal server voice with basic interactions).
 

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It's not clear if you are wanting to do an upgrade with the Free Microsoft windows 10 offering on a

computer already running Windows Vista, or if you want to just install Windows 10 on an empty

computer using the Vista Product key, but either way, NO.


A computer running any version of Windows previous to Windows 7 is NOT eligible for the free Microsoft Upgrade to Windows 10. Those computers with a valid activated copy of 7 or 8.1 are also able to install and run, a clean full install of Windows 10 however, the version previously installed must be the same as the version of Windows 10 you install> Pro, Home, and so forth. If your OEM Windows 7 computer runs Home Edition, you can either do the online update to Windows 10 Home Edition OR you can choose to install from a USB flash drive where you have saved the downloaded Windows 10 .ISO file.

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While a clean install is always the way to go for many technical users, upgrading to Windows 10 can be tricky. Microsoft is allowing users to perform a clean install of the operating system when upgrading from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. However, it requires users to upgrade before the product keys can work on a clean install of Windows 10. Otherwise, chances are, your installation won't activate correctly. Starting from scratch also takes longer than doing a plain in-place upgrade because you'll need to reinstall and r... Read more

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They may be used with any retail installation CD as long as they haven't been used before or are associated with a different edition.

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Hello Lee,

As long as you purchased a retail Windows 7 Pro, then yes you should be able to just change the key to the new one to activate with it.

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P.S. On the COA Sticker it says "Windows 7 Starter OA SEA".

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As far as I know, that Product Key on that sticker can only activate Starter version, which I am guessing isn't the retail version you had on your installer.

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Hi guys, so after my girlfriend dropping my laptop, everything was wiped and the hard drive rendered unusable. I bought a new hard drive and installed Windows 7 using an *upgrade* disc that was purchased not for this laptop but for another desktop within the household, therefore the product key would not be valid for this installation.

Originally, before the drop, I had bought and downloaded Windows 7 version online, so the product key was emailed to me. That email account is no longer available as I bought it through the student deal (and am now no longer a student so i cant access the college email).

Any ideas what i should do? I have used keyfinders to locate my product key but the key provided does not work. I have also tried method 2 on this website: http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp but to no avail.

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Is the product key directly related to the install disk? That is, can I install Windows 7 on a computer and use a different product key than the disk I'm using to install, assuming this different product key is unregistered?

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There is no product key information on the installation disks.

If the version of Windows you install is the same as the product key you intend to use, it will be fine.

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Hello

I've just built this new system having had my old MoBo fail on me. On that system I had Xp professional running off the one of the 2 x Western digal hard drives.

I am trying to install Win Home Prem 7 SP1 64 bit bought from Ebuyer.com in the UK.

Installation 1: I connected the Samsung SSD as the primary drive with the two western digitals attached (including one with XP still on it). I installed Win7 onto the SSD - which was quick and fine until I got to the activation stage - which said my product key was invaild. I tried several times. Didn't work. I called to activate and the support person said there was a upgrade problem. I didn't select upgrade during the installation process though.

Installation 2: I disconnected the 2 x western digitals and formated the drive using the Format feature in the Win7 set up. This installed a different Win 7 alongside the existing one (giving me a dual boot on the SSD - even though I formatted the drive?!). Product key still invalid.

Installation 3: I format the drive using the Command Prompt in the Win 7 Set up process. Then restart - and install again. 1 version of windows this time - but still product key invalid.

Insallation 4: I boot the PC using the western digital XP drive, and try to upgrade it from within XP - this doesn't work as XP is 32 and Win 7 is 64 !

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A:Win 7 OEM Product key invalid

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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Hello. so i did a Fresh install about 5 months ago and bare foot kid helped me alot. i just got a new 300gb raptor HD and i'm installing windows 7 from an upgrade version of windows 7 ultimate. i am following this guide for Clean install from upgrade version that i followed last time.

i am entering my product key in and unchecking the Automatically activate windows when i'm online box and it still says its invalid.

please help

A:please help. Product key invalid

Hello Moknathal,

Did you already try OPTION THREE in the tutorial to see if it will activate afterwards?

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I'm installing the student 64 HP upgrade version, on a clean install, I've inputted both the key that came with the download and my old XP 32 bit product key. None are working. Is there anything I can do? The correct department that deal with this aren't open until monday...

A:Invalid product key

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rixli


I'm installing the student 64 HP upgrade version, on a clean install, I've inputted both the key that came with the download and my old XP 32 bit product key. None are working. Is there anything I can do? The correct department that deal with this aren't open until monday...


Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Follow this to the part where they show you how to get your product key working

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I just built myself a new computer over the weekend, so of course there is no previously installed OS, I burned the Win7 Pro to a DVD and got it to get to the enter your product key step but for some reason it thinks mine is invalid. I Purchased the student discounted version of Windows 7 Professional from here

Microsoft Student - Windows 7

Do I need an older version of windows to install this version of Win7?

Thanks for the help.

A:Invalid product key help

Hello Bradd,

Not sure if this will work on a student copy of Windows 7, but try installing it using the method below instead to see if you may be able to activate afterwards.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My Windows Xp Pro is fully activated but to my surprize when i tried installing SP1, I got an error message that my Windows XP product key is invalid and therefore I cannot install SP1.
I thought if your product key is invalid, Windows is not activated and you get reminder to activate within 15 days. But in my case Windows is fully activated, so how come my product key is invalid. What does this activation of Windows exactly mean. Could anybody please explain me that?

Thanks.
 

A:Re: invalid product key

There were many keys floating around that allowed you to activate XP but were not legal. Microsoft maintains a list of common keys used in this way and if yours matches, you cannot install the service pack. Assuming the key you used is one of these, you are running a pirated version of XP.
Do you recall where you got the key from? Did someone give it to you? Did you give it to anyone else?
 

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This morning when I started my PC, it said that my version of Vista Starter is not genuine. On the bottom right corner it says:

Windows Vista (TM)
Build 6000
This copy of Windows is not genuine.

And there is a window 'Windows Activation' with three options:
'Access your computer with reduced functionality'
'Type a different product key'
'Contact HP to help resolve problem'

At first I tried entering the product key on the sticker on my CPU. It says that it worked but when I restart it says that Vista is not genuine again.

I ran Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool.
This is the result:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Invalid License
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-66PTQ-H38KQ-2P6YG
Windows Product Key Hash: fYBnfUXVJ3e6B/pXkpTvBRVGgXk=
Windows Product ID: 89571-OEM-7242643-88275
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.011
ID: {A92D9B11-A773-4E70-A3C5-9FC8D0D13968}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Starter
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 6000.vista_ldr.100218-0019
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:Product Key invalid, help!

Also,

Please download and run WVCheck.

Double-click WVCheck.exe.
As indicated by the prompt, this program can take a while depending on your hard drive space.
Once the program is done, copy the contents of the Notepad file as a reply.

 

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I have installed fresh W7 Pro x64, and Office 2007 Small Business Edition SBE.
Every time I try to type my Product key (which I have checked several times and it is correct) I got message saying that my key is invalid.
To be honest I am not entierly sure whether I should call Microsoft and explain the whole palava or there is something better.

A:Product key invalid!

What kind of license is this? Is it a retail package with a product key inside? Also make sure you dont mix up the B with Eight and O with zero.

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I installed Windows 7 again as i couldn't remove one of the programs which restricted me from viewing some sites. I entered my key from back of my computer and it says it is invalid. What shall i do?

A:Invalid Product Key

Are you sure you are using a legit copy of windows? If you downloaded it from the internet then I can't help you, you may find that if it is legit has you gave your licence key to friends or family, as when you install windows it only lets you use it a certain amount of times.

If it don't work im sure someone with more experience will help you or you could ring Microsoft and they should issue you a new licence

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Would appreciate some help, please.Bought a Toshiba Satellite T135-S1309 on eBay. It was advertised as being factory reset.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.The COA sticker has a Product Key, but it is so worn out, you can only read 4 or 5 letters out of the 25.Contacted the seller and was given a Product Key 6B88K-XXXWY-4FXXX-MXXX3-W8DQG (Xs added by me, there are actual letters/digits provided) which immediately struck me as a hacking trick. Anyone with knowledge of this key can figure it out.The above Product Key did not match any of the few letters legible on the COA.Is the above key valid, or used by Toshiba?Thanks in advance for your reply.

A:Invalid Product Key?

That question...should be asked of whomever provided you with the key.
 
FWIW:  Microsoft maintains a list of known license keys which have become invalidated.  If you can find that key using Google...I'd say that it's less than legal .
 
Microsoft is responsibile for determining...whether a giver user has a valid license key...no one here can determine such.
 
As for Toshiba...a Toshiba representative may be able provide recovery disks for said system, if contacted.  They might even be able to verify the license applicable.
 
Louis

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Alleight guys, here's the deal. I put a new HD in my computer earlier this afternoon. Tried to install Xp, but I keep getting an invalid product key error. This is the same key and disc I used before. I called micosoft and the guy generated a new key for me but it still gave me an invalid product I'd error. Anyone got any clue what's going on? Would clearing the CMOS on my mobo fix the issue? Thanks

A:Invalid product key?

In order to install Windows on your system, you must activate the product using a valid product key. After you enter a product key while installing Windows if system reports it invalid, the possibility is that you have entered a wrong product key. But if you are sure that the key entered is valid, there might be several reasons causing this behavior including hard drive damage. In case of hard drive damage, you need to replace it and restore lost data from backup. But if backup fails to restore, hard drive recovery solutions come as rescue.

While trying to install Windows XP on your computer, when you try to enter the product key, you encounter the similar error displaying on screen:

"The CD Key which you entered is invalid. Please try again."

You might also receive an error telling that the product key used is invalid.

Cause

The above error might be the outcome of below possible reasons:

1. Using an invalid product key

2. An antivirus program is scanning the computer

3. Windows XP installation CD is damaged

4. Hard disk is damaged

5. Incorrect system date in CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor) settings

6. Some extra drivers are installed that are interrupting the installation

Solution

You should follow these steps to solve the existing problem:

1. Make sure that the product key you are entering is correct. Try making use of keyboard number keys instead of numeric keypad
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Im helping a friend re-install ME and keep getting this error. Its a full retail version and Im using the key on the sticker. I re-formatted the drive and still get the error.
 

A:Invalid product key????

Mind the capital letters and note that a zero (0) looks different from a letter o (O)
 

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Hi,

I have MS Office 2003 which is still quite adequate for what I need it for. I am changing it to a new computer and once it is set up on the new computer it will be removed from the old computer. It is one of four licenses through the Volume License program. There are only four copies in use.

I am trying to install it on the new computer but it is coming up as an invalid product key. I am not sure why.

Part of my dilemma is also that I am installing it on Win XP via Parallels 7. The old installation was via Parallels 4. I had no problem installing it.

I wear out computers quite well so it has been transferred to new machines through out its history as one machine became obsolete. In this case, my older iMac needs to be overhauled and I can't do that until I can remove Office which I can't do until I can get it loaded on the newer machine which is much better suited to run the double operating systems. Until we switched to Mac, I also routinely did a new system install on my PCs as the computer would be sluggish. I am saying this to state that this software has been reinstalled on multi machines over the years BUT has only been active on one computer at a time. The other three licenses are in use by other individuals.

I am also using the original disk. I know we have had problems doing any kind of install from the back up disks.

Thanks for any insight you can give me as why my key might have now stopped working.

mary
 

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I need to do a clean manual install of XP Pro on several desktops in our labs. I've been able to do a System Restore on many that have a partition setup for that but am doing a manual install on the rest that don't. All I have is an XP Pro install disk to work from. I thought I could just use the Product Key from the stickers on the side of the boxes but that doesn't work. So I'm stuck at the "Your Product Key" window of the windows install and the "The CD key you entered is not valid." Can't pay for Dell support. We bought and own the machines. How do I get a valid key to use to reinstall XP Pro when I need to?

A:Product Key invalid

You need to use the correct version I.E. SP1, 2 or 3, OEM or Retail disk and and key , for example a SP2 key will not work with a SP1 disk, is the disk you have a Dell OEM disk or a retail disk?

You can also buy the reinstall disk from Dell for I think $20 + shipping
Dell - Support

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Hi all,

well i have a problem here.. i just bought the Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade 32-bits edition..
well everything went fine..
and when i was at the "Enter product key screen" the key that i am entering is INVALID????????????????
like wth..
i tried it for 30 minutes..
someone els tried is also i thought im missing a letter when typing..
but no.. still wont work..
this realy is sorry but F**kt up..

what can i do?

Ty already,
Emre

A:Invalid product key

Call Microsoft.

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I just ordered 7 for my Acer Aspire 4530 when it asks for a product key it says the key is invalid I checked it at least 6-7 times and its typed right. Do I need to buy a new product key? If so how much? If not how do I get the product key working.

note: I tried clicking the automatic activation both checked and unchecked it didn't help.

A:Product Key invalid???

Probably should call up the reseller who sold you the product key. Then call up Microsoft.

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Hi there, can somebody please advise me on an XP re-install problem that I am having!

Basically, I have reformatted my laptop and reinstalled XP from the original cd supplied when I got the laptop... but when I get to the enter product key screen and enter it, it tells me that I have entered an invalid product key. The original product key is on a sticker on the underside of the laptop, so everything should be cool! It's a sony vaio that I got about 4 years ago with XP pre installed!

Anyone got any advice? Thanks in advance

rgds,
Declan

A:invalid XP Product Key

Hello Declan,

I believe for both Windows XP Pro and Home edition's you can continue to install XP without the product key. Even if it prompts you just hit next and say yes to continue to install XP without the key.

Eventually you'll need to activate it, and calling Microsoft in your position would be the best thing to do. If you live in Canada or US you can call 1-888-571-2048, otherwise check the activation wizard to get the correct phone number.

Follow the instructions and if the product key doesn't go through you should get a phone representative that will help you activate your laptop with your product key.

I've had product keys not work with there original cd's as well!
However calling Microsoft to activate with that key has not failed me once.

Hope this helps.

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I recently installed 64-bit Windows 7 on my desktop computer, but despite activating it and getting an activation e-mail from Microsoft, it keeps telling me Windows isn't activated and I have 11 days to activate it. It tells me my product key is wrong but I've typed it multiple times and I can't understand why it's invalid...I purchased Windows 7 from my school book store. I don't know why this is happening, or what I can do to fix it...

A:Invalid Product Key?!

Try copy & Paste the key No from the email.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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After systme upgrade for free to Windows 10, systme did not work ex: All in one printer fax would no longer scan. After many weeks of forums and boards fell back to system reset. So recoved computer from the system image. After recovery and startup, windows activation came up to tell me that the product key was invalid.  It asked again each time a recovery to the original out of the box state. It after upgrade to 8.1 is still asking for a valid product key.I contacted microsoft and discussed this issue, Microsoft did a remote access to my system and tryied to activate and after review of the product key saved in the system Bios instructed me to contact HP for assistance. Well here is the delima...no phone number to call...only forums and trouble shooting messages that do not address this issue. I will not pay for another key...if this is an issue world wide it is in my best intrest to replace it with MAC. This all started as a free activation to windows 10......Regards.

A:Invalid product key

Hello Ron, Welcome to the official HP Support forum. Thank you for posting.  First, I am sorry about the issue you experience. Here is the list of HP phone numbers sorted by country:>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html If you prefer and for faster assistance, you can also chat with HP representative >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/contact-hp Hope this helps.

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Hello, I recently suffered a severe system failure and had to restore my computer to windows 7 from a restore disk.  I am trying to upgrade it back to windows 10, but it says I must first activate my system.  When I try to do this, it says my product key is in valid.  Please help!

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Just under a month ago I upgraded MB, CPU, memory etc., and bought a Win7 oem.
When I installed it accepted my product key and all was fine until last evening when I was faced with a window stating that hardware had changed and I need to re-activate and now it doesn't accept my product key. All I have done since install is OC.

A:Invalid product key

You can give this a try, just explain the situation and they should help you out.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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I upgraded from Win7Pro to WIN10 and had a partial install of the Win10PRO Op. Sys.  I tried to re-install Win10 PRO without luck and when I tried to go back to my provious operating system (Win 7 PRO) it asked me for a product key to preceed.  When I enterd the product key of fhte sticker on the side of my computer it says that is an invalid key that was used by the manufacturer (something like that) and I should contect them for a new key.   My computer is no longer supported so HP wants me to buy another key - I have an official key so cannot justify buying a new one.   Now I'm stuck with a partial install of Win10 that I cannot fix because it always crashes when I try to download the Win 10 files to reinstall it.  My system is messed up and I know I can fix it if my peoduct key worked.  Why would the key be supplied on the sticker if ti si no good?   

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using an xp professional oem install disc and an oem product key comes up as invalid. Microsoft has confirmed that it is a valid oem key but in order to troubleshoot any more they require I pay 59.99. Is there anything I can do?

A:invalid product key

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310637Give it a shot...of course I am assuming that you used the key on the OEM package and made sure you entered it correctly.

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I had a hard drive failure and reloaded Vista Ultimate signature back onto the new drive. I kept getting invalid product code (it was def. the one on the box). Yesterday Microsoft informed me I would only have limited functanity and it would cost ?109 to sort out as they longer supported Vista. I said all I needed was a new product code, but they refused. Et voila my PC today can only access the internet for half an hour at a go. ANy advice on this?

A:Invalid Product code - help !

with microsoft you can only use a product code once and that's it, unless it is a system restore disc that came with your computer you can use it to your hearts content.

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In this household there are 2 PCs and 2 OEM copies of Windows XP SP1.

Last week the power to my PC was accidentally cut while it was running, and it refused to boot. After unsuccessfully trying to fix it (several suggestions didn't work) I gave up and tonight decided to just reformat and reinstall windows as I have full back-ups of my data.

When I got to the Enter Product Key part of the installation, the key on the sticker on my PC's case was Invalid. I have never had a problem with Genuine Advantage or any other product verification while using that computer and it had been fully up-to-date at the time it broke.

My motherboard in my old PC failed 18 months ago and I had my surviving components put into a new case by a local PC shop. They (presumably) just stuck my existing sticker on the the new case, they also asked for my XP disc to install the OS. Since then this is the first time I have reformatted.

Suspecting I had accidentally switched the XP CDs, I tried entering the product key from the side of my mum's PC - this key worked. The keys on mum's PC (the one I am posting from) and my PC (which has not been used), now match...

So if the CD and the product key don't have to match, why on earth didn't the key on the side of my PC work? I really don't understand.

Is there a way I can change the product key on my PC for the "correct" one on the side of its case?

Thanks!
 

A:Invalid product key on legit XP - help!

I suspect that the cause of your problem is contained in your statement:
"My motherboard in my old PC failed 18 months ago and I had my surviving components put into a new case by a local PC shop. "
Some OEM verions of the OS only work when all the components are the OEM ones, and
That may be where your problem lies.
Or if the OEM CD's are actually different, then you may indeed have switched the CD's.
Generally speaking though it is the Number that matters, not the CD, and in non-OEM machines the disks can be freely interchanged. You can even make your own new install disk containing uptodate service packs, and use that for reinstall (a slipstreamed disk).
There is a legitimate way to change the code:

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/selfhelp/pkuinstructions.aspx

If you do run into a problem then you will find Microsoft can be surprisingly helpful on the phone with genuine cases of key problems! Call them if the process does not complete properly, and you will get the help you need.

Almost forgot, link for the tool.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50346&clcid=0x409
 

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I'm installing Windows 7 on a new computer and all is well till it prompts me to enter product key. I've tried and tried to enter it but I get an invalid key response every time. I'm now stuck. Any ideas on the fix or help will be greatly appreciated.....Thanks in advance.

A:Invalid product key on installation

Where did you get the product key from? Are you sure the product key you have is for the same version of Windows 7 that you are trying to install?

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I was left with no other option than the fresh installation of W7 Pro x64.
It is on laptop SONY VAIO VPCEB1E9E.
I have downloaded copy of windows 7 from some of the direct links. No problem, 3GB.
After creating bootable DVD instalation went smoothly. Right now I am updateing W7 and it is going so far so fine. But apparently my product key is not valid.
When you go to the Control Panel/System and then at the bottom it says under the Windows activation 3 days until automatic activation.
Well I have got little bit supprised. I have sticker at the back of the laptop with right key but that key is not valid anymore?
Any idea... please.

A:Product key invalid, apparently...

Are you sure you downloaded Windows 7 Pro x64 & not Home Pre?

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2.Enter your computer's model number (for example, PCV-XXXX), and click List Parts and accessories.
3.Follow the online instructions to order the Recovery Media Kit.
If you are not able to access the Sony Direct Accessories and Parts Center Web site, contact a customer service representative at 1-800-488-7669.

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I turned on my laptop and it said my Windows product key was invalid i re-entered it but it will not work

any ideas?

A:Windows product key was invalid

Hi,

You didn't give us much information about OS. Is it Windows retail? Where did you get a serial number? it looks like you enter a wrong serial (fake one)

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i've tried every product key i can find, including the ones generated with my live ID. every one says invalid key. any suggestions?

A:7264 invalid product key

There are no valid keys for 7264 activation. Use this to extend your activation trial period. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ays.html?ltr=A

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Hi, thanks in advance for your help.

Trying to install an OEM version of Windows 7 Pro on a Dell Optiplex 620.

During install the product key was not recognized, got on the phone with Microsoft who said to bypass the product key install and do it later.

After installing I was unable to activate using the product key and Microsoft told me nothing useful other than "the OEM product key shows as being a valid number but it isn't working for your system so return it and get another one". Not possible to return it at this point I purchased it a while ago.

Here's the information from the diagnostics:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487
Windows Product Key Hash: 71BRYMECVaSXedfumfu8zryHJVY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-177-0000061-85648
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {B20B5B10-0E7F-43EA-9899-214740751F3A}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Pro Invalid Product Key

Hello and welcome Steve mate try these

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html

in safe mode if necessary then if this doesn't do anything using the OEM code - this .


REINSTALL

Forinstalling I prefer a disk to be honest but if you want to try again this isthe one to follow
CleanReinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 make sureit is the right version ie Home Premium or Ultimate whatever you have a codefor and then the language and do not use the ones with a large "N" or"old" beside them.
You can use a disk or USB stick with this.

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im trying to install Windows 7 64 bit Pro that I downloaded using the student offer. I received my product key through the confirmation email. I carefully entered it into windows 7 setup, which caused it to process this for about 10 seconds, only to say that my product key is invalid. I have double and triple checked to make sure i entered it correctly. I did. Now what? Thanks...

A:install says my product key is invalid

  
Quote: Originally Posted by giantenemycrab


im trying to install Windows 7 64 bit Pro that I downloaded using the student offer. I received my product key through the confirmation email. I carefully entered it into windows 7 setup, which caused it to process this for about 10 seconds, only to say that my product key is invalid. I have double and triple checked to make sure i entered it correctly. I did. Now what? Thanks...



did yu do a clean install or upgrade? what was the version of the OS on there before? Ie if you had vista on there before was pro like the win 7 you purchased?

ken

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I switching from HDs from the 3.5 HD OEM to a 2.5 SSD. I had recently installed WIN 7 a little over a month ago on the OEM HD with the product key that was re-emailed to me from Microsoft. I am now trying to use that same product key on the new SSD, but it says that my product key invalid. What do I need to do? I'm working on this now, help is very needed right now. Thanks.

The orginal OEM HD had vista on it, upgrade to WIN 7 a year ago, and then the reinstall a month ago with product key that was re-emailed to me.

A:Invalid Product Key when installing on new SSD

I had the same happen on my new build last week. I just used the phone dial in service easy peasey. You just follow the prompts.

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I'm getting the same message. Again I had windows installed for a few days before the Validation error thing started. It also makes my desktop background black. I got this copy of XP Pro from E-bay. Maybe a scam. But it's a valid copy. Copper hologram on disc. Disc envelope was sealed. Disc and Booklet were shrink wrapped. It was never attached to a PC though. The Product Key sticker is still on the booklet. My PC is a Dell. It came with Vista... I got sick of that. Bought a new Hard Drive and this copy of XP Pro and installed them. Any ideas?

A:invalid copy of -product key

Did you buy an OEM version or full retail?
You sure you've entered the 25 digit product key correctly?
You could try calling Microsoft to tell them that you bought a new copy of Windows and it won't validate.

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Hi guys, I require some assistance. I have recently been forced to format my HP Pavilion dv6. To do this, I reinstalled Windows 7, but a trial version I had lying around, and entered the product key found on a sticker at the base of my laptop. The product key seemed to work just fine (as it should) but lately ive been given a pop up window upon start up stating that the product key I entered is invalid for activation, with 3 options: Automated phone system, Buy new key online, Type a different key.

I doubt I made a mistake upon typing the key as it was accepted upon the reinstallation of windows. I also have no idea if I will be limited to entering a key or shutting down in the near future. I still have the folder Windows.old, would that be the cause? I cant see why....
 

A:Solved: Invalid Product Key

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I was installing windows 10 when the installation failed and when i went to try again it showed that my windows 7 product key is invalid.
(My pc is 100% genuine and i was installing from the windows updater)
 

A:windows 7 product key went invalid..

Check the date and time!
Also do a complete power off from the mains.
 

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I own and operate a Computer Repair shop. A customer brought in an HP 2000 Notebook after she had a scam attempted on her.  When she refused to provide personal financial information, the scammer, who was remoted in, put a Windows Startup password on it.  I reloaded the laptop using the recovery partition.  The Windows 8 OS reported that the product key was invavlid. It continued to do so even after I upgraded to Windows 8.1.  I am assuming that the scammer had something to do with this.  I know her key was good, as this is the second time reloading her machine due to scammers, (she is very old and vulnerable), and it worked the last time.  What I need, very simply, is her Product Key for this machine.  She can't find anything that shows it at home.  S/N: 5CG3021SKY. Any help you can be would be GREATLY appreciated as this is my last option, (HP doesn't appear to have a way to just call them, and the support chat only works if you are still under warranty).

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I just reformated the hardrive on my home computer. When I go to install Windows XP Home Edition, when I type in the product key it tells me the product key is invalid. I know the product key is not invalid! It just won?t work, know matter what I do.

A:Invalid Product Key for Windows XP...but it's not!

if the key you are typing in comes from the packaging of the cd you are using, then it should be working fine.

is it possible you accidentally grabbed the jewel case for someone else's xp cd, and they have yours?

i am assuming this is an original, so you shouldn't be having trouble reading it, so we'll rule that one out...


if it's a copy, then you should know better than to ask on a microsoft partner site.

otherwise, if this is an original xp cd, and you have the correct packaging for it, then there literally is no reason the key wouldn't work, unless you typed it in wrong.

you will probably have to call microsoft, and talk to them about buying a new key.

i wish there was more i could say about it, but we don't have any way of helping you get a new key, and we don't have any way of helping you bypass the key.

on the other hand, if you are holding a 100% genuine xp cd, and it's in it's original case, and the key written on it doesn't work, you might be able to send it to microsoft for a replacement.

it makes me wonder greatly how in the world you installed it last time.

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I can re-install windows Xp Home from an upgrade Cd. During the installation process, my product key is accepted. However, when I try to activate windows, I'm told that my product key is invalid.

The computer is a Dell Dimension 4300. The upgrade was from ME. The only software on the computer is that which came from the CD. I haven't installed any updates.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you.

A:Invalid product key on activation

Did the key come with the PC or with the upgrade disc?
Has the key been used on any other PC?

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I installed xp with a fraud product key which I found on the net. I went to get the updates and got the error message product key validation failed or something like that. I have the original winXP CD and want to know how to change the product key (to the original one) without reinstalling XP.

thanks in advance for any help.
 

A:XP update and invalid product KEY

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Ok heres my issue. I had to send my gateway MT6451 laptop to gateway to get a new motherboard replaced. When they sent it back to me i was getting errors stating that my Microsoft Vista Home Premium 34 OEM product key is invalid. I contacted Microsoft who then gave me another product key that STILL didn't work. I was told the reason its invalid is because the old product key is tied to my old motherboard. Well i contacted gateway and they had me do a clean install of vista. That STILL didn't work. Then they had me insert my operating disc and i got an error stating "windows cannot find the required files....corrupt..blah blah error code 0x80070017" So i contact gateway because this is STILL under warranty. Well they suggested to me that i send them 20 dollars for a restore cd. Now if its my understanding this issue should have been resolved and fixed when they replaced the motherboard, but it wasn't, so I'm not paying 20 dollars for something they have to fix. They told me this is my ONLY option. First if i had the 20 bucks i would probably do it but I'm a college student and i just don't have it. Second, my roommate stated he has 2 different versions of Windows XP, a 64-bit and a 34-bit.....can i install this in order to fix my computer? I know nothing about how to install different versions of windows and i have no idea which one i should use. Any help would be great! I'm done dealing with gateway and have also filed a complaint ... Read more

A:Solved: Invalid product key

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A Belarc scan informs me that the Product Key listed on my Windows 8.1 Tablet is probably not what is required by MS as the OS was installed by the manufacturer, not by me. I have read a number of postings on another Forum related to this but not one that answer the basic question ---- how and from where do I get a replacement Key?

I understand that I may need this to carry out some 'repairs' to the Store and tiles, which seem to have been made necessary by the recent Windows Update ----- the Store / Apps Troubleshooter which has solved the problem on previous occasions, has not been successful this time.

clayto

A:How do I get a new, replacement, W 8.1 Product Key?

the Product Key listed on my Windows 8.1 Tablet is probably not what is required by MS as the OS was installed by the manufacturer...



Really??? Is your system activated??

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Hi guys! So I had my Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 15ISK's Motherboard replaced due to some problems. After a month of waiting I finally got it but as I took a few looks on it, I noticed that the Serial and Product number on the lenovo Companion does not recognize it. It says Invalid serial and Invalid product number. Please how can I input it on my computer? 

A:Invalid Serial Number and Invalid Product Number a...

 
Only dealers and services have access to the required tools.  If the board was replaced by an authorized servicer, make him or her fix the problem.  If it was done by someone else, take it into a dealer to load the required info.

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Hi I have been trying to figure out why my windows 7 upgrade product key keeps saying its invalid but I think its because I did a clean install instead of doing upgrade and then clean so now I'm re downloading the windows 7 fromg digital river and trying to upgrade from windows 7 to windows 7 so that I can put in my product key in the upgrade part instead of the clean install part so I am wondering if that will work or will i run into problems already having windows 7 installed?

A:Windows 7 upgrade product Key invalid

How exactly did you clean install? Did you wipe the drive prior to beginning the install?

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We bought Microsoft office for our old computer about two weeks ago. We now have a laptop instead... and the product key is showing "invalid." We spent about an hour trying different things, and it's just not working.

We're trying to get this to work on a Sony Vaio running XP professional.

Any ideas??

Thanks..
 

A:New laptop, new MS Office, invalid product key??

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hi there
i have been using my OEM version of XP home for the past few years, have reformatted my HD a few times and used the cd to reinstall it without trouble.

yesterday i decided my computer needed another reformat, so i did so assuming that the installation would work. now every time i enter in the cd key (the CORRECT one that comes with my LEGIT version of xp home), it says my product key is invalid.

anyone have an idea what the problem could be? the microsoft website says it could be anti-virus, but that is impossible as i just reformatted and dont have that software yet. NO idea what the problem could be, im getting tempted to download a pirated version to see if that works...
 

A:XP Home will not install - product key invalid ?!?!

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I purchased 2 Toshiba Satellites about 2 years ago. They both have Windows Vista Business preloaded and neither of them has been modified in any way. They both worked perfectly for about a year and one still works perfectly now.
But the other has suddenly decided that the Windows product key is invalid and I cannot get Windows running except in reduced functionality mode.

Could someone please explain how this suddenly happens and what can be done to reverse it.

A:Product key invalid on Vista Business

Hi

This is not explainable to me? the Toshiba recovery disk and OS in this disk is already activated and does not need to be activated again.

I think some Microsoft updates damaged the registry or affected the OS in some strange way?

I think you could solve this recovering the notebook again using the Toshiba disk.
Sorry mate but this is everything what I can suggest you?

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hello. recently my computer acts weird. one day one software is running just fine, the next it says that the product key is not valid and asks me to re-enter it. But even doing that doesn't solve the problem. At first I thought it was a problem of the particular software program but yesterday it also happened to Microsoft Office! so now I cannot use common software as word and excel...... I have tried to uninstall and reinstall them, tried to clear everything related to the software (folders, registry) before installing again, no luck and the problem persists and I dont have access to the program
Then I made a virus-spyware check (even though I have an antivirus software running), found some adware, erased them, no viruses. tried installing again, but it keeps not accepting the product key I give it.

the message says "Please enter a valid product key to use this product - setup has detected that the product key is missing or invalid."
I am using a Dell notebook, Latitude C840, with Mobile Intel Pentium 4-M, CPU 1.80GHz 1.20GHz, 512 MB RAM

I would really appreciate any help before more programs I already run start having problems!!!!! thanks
 

A:suddenly software product key invalid

Read this site to see if your key is legal or not http://www.builderau.com.au/manage/work/0,39024674,39130603,00.htm
 

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HI!!
I bought a Dell Vostro 15 series laptop a month back. It came with windows 7 professional with OEM key preinstalled. THERE IS NO COA STICKER THOUGH!!!
I reserved and upgraded to windows 10, hated it, and downgraded back to win 7. but now it is showing not genuine windows product !! Please help!!



Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD
Windows Product Key Hash: xo+ajVSpae7/4VoZjS7m6JL0f3A=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {83E83622-5D78-4A3F-BF70-0C5B531CBDA4}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150715-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:windows 7 product key is invalid after downgrade from WIN 10!!

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Bummer where did you buy this machine ?
Seems they might be the first people to contact

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I bought my computer yesterday. I had trouble setting it up, i couldn't go to internet because of Netintelligence filtering some websites such as facebook.

So i spent a whole day trying to remove Netintelligence but i finally give up.

Now i have reinstalled Windows 7 from the recovery disk which came with my computer, and it asks for the Product Key. I tried typing the key which is on the back of my compuiter but it says invalid key

What shall i do?

A:Re installed Windows 7 and now invalid Product Key

Download magic jelly bean and use the key number it finds.It will be different
If that does not work call the manufacturer of your computer, not MS, they will help
Key Finder Programs - Top 13 Free Product Key Finder Programs - Keyfinder Software

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hi, i went to go on my laptop last night and it loaded up as normal, i put my password in to get on my account and it said welcome as normal on the screen. then a window popped up saqying..."the windows vista home premium product key you typed is invalid for activation" it then gives me three options..
"access your computer with reduced functionality" - it just puts me straight onto the internet which i cant use because i cant load my dongle up.
"type a different product key" why would i have a different product key?
"contact hewlett packard to help resolve this problem" which again puts me straight to an internet browser.

i can log on in safe mode which i have done and ran a system restore. this did nothing.
i would happily enter my product key agin but i cannot find the disk with it on and the sticker on the bottom of my laptop is barely visible, i can make out all but 3-4 digits.
has anybody got any idea whats going on and what i can do to solve this?
thanks in advance

A:Vista product key suddenly invalid???

Without giving a long wordy answer as to all the reasons this can happen etc. Try to activate by phone
Activate Windows 7 by Phone - Windows 7 Forums
If the number does not work a rep will come on the line, you can explain and all will be good again.
One possible reason is that you activated too many times and they are becoming concerned. Dont worry, if the key is valid you will get activated
And yes, it works for Vista, too.

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Hi.

I upgraded my Mobo, CPU, installed a new SSD and new data drive.

I own an upgrade Windows 7 Premium disk. I had been running Windows 7 Premium 64 on my previous machine.

Now when I do a clean install, it says my product key is not valid.

Is there anything I can do to be able to use this, or will I need to purchase full version of Windows 7? I hope that is not th answer.

Thanks for your help.

A:New Hardware, Upgrade Product Key Invalid. Please Help!

To clean install with upgrade media, use this workaround.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

If you did that and still get the error, you need to use the phone activation method.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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I had Office 2003 installed on my laptop and when Outlook stopped working, I decided to remove 2003 and install Office Professional 2010. I followed all the instructions. I bought 2010 a while back and installed it on my desktop computer where it works fine. The box says that I can use it on up to 3 computers at home. I installed 2010 but I still could not open Outlook. After reading about a regedit fix on this forum, I tried it and it then opened fine (thank you Captain Sparrow!) Great, I thought.

However, whenever I open any application in Office, I get told that I have to activate the product. It then tells me that my product key is invalid. How is this when I had to put in the product key at the beginning when I installed it? Surely if it was invalid it would have told me when I first installed. I have checked that there are no other versions of Office installed and I can't see any on the Install/Uninstall programme. Maybe there is something still there that I don't recognise. There is a whole load of Microsoft Visual C stuff there. And another one is called Microsoft Office File Validation Add In which has been there since August 2014. I removed Microsoft Silverlight and Microsoft Works.

I am at the stage where I want to throw the whole damn thing out of the window. Someone PLEASE help me!!!

A:Office 2010 product key comes up invalid.

Hi Leosrme, welcome to the Forum.

You could contact Microsoft by phone & discuss this with them.

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I had ot reinstall my windows XP on My pc and when I tried to reinstall MS Word, it keeps asking for the product key, I put it in and it keeps telling me that I entered an invalid product Key, even though it is the same key I used to reinstall XP with no problems. am I doing something wrong?
 

A:Installing MS word, invalid product key

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replace defective product

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At the beginning of 2010 I bought myself a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. I can't remember precisely when I activated it but around March or April 2010. It was activated on a 32-bit machine.

I now want to buy myself a 64-bit machine. I've heard that after a certain period of time I can re-install onto a new PC but I don't know exactly what the allowed time period is. I'd like to contact Microsoft to find out my exact activation date.

Does anyone have a low cost telephone number for Microsoft in the UK? There seem to be loads of companies offering premium rate phone numbers for "Microsoft Support" but when you look a little deeper, they're nothing to do with Microsoft!!

The booklet that came with Win7 lists a couple of freephone numbers - but only for the US and Canada.

Also, what's the allowed time period for re-installation onto a new PC?

A:Product activation on a replacement PC

There is no time restriction.
Note, however, that
1) if it's an OEM copy of Windows, it cannot be transferred to a new machine. OEM Licenses are locked to the first motherboard on which they are activated

2) You will almost certainly have to activate by telephone.

Look in the Reading phone book (use Yell.com) for MS's usual UK contact details.
for Activation, the activation wizard will supply an 0800 number for you.

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I have just done a clean reinstall of W7 home premium after a failed 10 upgrade. Everything has been going fine and I have gradually got the PC back to how it should be.
Tonight however I have had a warning message come up saying my windows 7 installation was invalid due to invalid or incorrect product key and inviting me to purchase a new one. This cannot be right. I put in the product key attached to the computer and it was accepted when I reinstalled.
What is going on? Does it have something to do with upgrading to 10 and then going back an 'unofficial' way, meaning my key has been invalidated? Or is this some form of scam? I have full security on the machine, Norton 360, Antispyware, antimalware etc all up to date and scans run recently.
Can anyone help please?
The PC is an Asus K53E. Windows 7 Home Premium.

A:Invalid Product Key warning after Clean Reinstallation

What would happen if windows was invalid?
I have wondered about what happens to the product key if you decide to go back after the 30 day rollback period has expired, or you have a problem. As I understand it 10 takes over the key of the previously installed version. Whats to stop you losing the key if you have to go back like I have had to do?

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this is what they said after the scan to see if my windows is genuine.
it says

"Windows XP Genuine Validation Results

This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation.
The product key found on this computer was not assigned by Microsoft. Hide details


The Windows product key installed on this computer was not assigned by Microsoft. You may be a victim of counterfeit software. Learn more about getting genuine with the options below."

this has never happen before. when i got this there was no such error or warning. when i even installed windows mediaplayer 11 it validated my computer that it was the real thing not some bad copy or anything. but now i woke up, and on my computer and theres a message sayings its not the real thing. i don't want to buy another windows and product key. but they say if its not the right one i only have 30 days t use it. so if anyone can help i would really appreciate it.

A:[SOLVED] invalid copy of windows -product key

What Brand and Model is the PC?

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Hi, I'm using DISM to create a custom image, we use a vlk licence key to install but this isn't being accepted on the answer file. Its definatly a valid key and being entered correctly). I'm just getting the error 'The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key' Is there anything i can do to get around this?

A:The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key

No? :-(

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I am responsible for building, updating, converting, building a sysprepped Windows 7 Pro master and deploy it on my company's computers. The final result is a build that includes full recovery capability, as most of these computers are used outside the office, some in remote locations.

To achieve this, i have a "master" VHD that was built with a genuine iso dowloaded from the Microsoft VLSC, and is regularly updated with Windows and specific software updates. I copy this VHD somewhere else, and Sysprep/shutdown the copy. This copy is mounted and captured to WIM
using DISM, and added drivers for all the many different Lenovo computer models and machine types we have out there, both Desktops and Laptops.

Having a "Master" WIM, and for the sake of keeping the Unattend.xml file as simple as possible, i use my own script to deploy the WIM to a Hard Drive with this configuration: System reserved+WinRE-Recovery-Windows7. The Recovery partition being before the Windows partition is due to the fact that this will be deployed to hard drives of sizes ranging from 80GB to 1TB+. This deployment is then imaged with other Imaging software, for quick deployment (things can get pretty hectic and i need to shave off as much time as possible). Before sending the computers to the field, they are booted, updated with any missing drivers/model specific OEM software and other specific licensed Software, last minute updates, specific user configuration, a... Read more

A:The Unattend answer file contains an invalid product key

For future reference: Windows 7 | Deploy, Download, Forums, Help, Events, XP | TechNet

The only interesting thing I found was a reference to disabling the floppy drive.
The unattend answer file contains an invalid product key







  
Quote: Originally Posted by Sunyata Group


Once you have verified that the product key is valid ("genuine product" | "full product" | "upgrade product") for the type of installation that you are doing . . . Then try this:

Start the installation/set-up process again, and wait for the error message to appear.

Locate the "Settings" menu in the installation menu bar.

Under the "Settings" window -> Select "Removable Devices" --> Double-click the "Floppy" icon => Turn off "Enable Floppy Drive".

Now hit the "OK" button in the error message box. If that does not work straight away, Restart the installation process.

This should work on a number of products.

Good luck!

Edited by Sunyata Group Saturday, December 29, 2012 4:40 PM


That might be one of the silly things you're looking for. Other than that I won't be much help - you seem to have a firm grasp on the process, more so than I have.

There are some members who know this stuff fairly well - hang in for their input.

Good luck,

Bill
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Hello, I' am currently using a custom made laptop which I had to repair due to an hardware failure. After I got the PC back I reinstalled Windows but the product key I had wasn't working properly any more. Knowing that after an hardware change this is not an uncommon problem, I just used the option "Activate by phone" and everything went fine.

Unfortunately the last day I got the blue screen with the error 0xc0000021a, which I know is caused by misconfigured system files in the computer. Moreover this error is really similar to the error I got prior the hardware failure (0xc00000e). So I figured that maybe the Windows 8 installation I have (I purchased before Windows 8.1) has some problems, and maybe I can solve them by reinstalling directly Windows 8.1, instead of reinstalling Windows 8 and then upgrading it from the store.

The problem is that when I launch the Windows 8.1 set-up program to create a media for recovery, when asked for the product key mine doesn't work. I think this has something to do with the hardware change and with the fact that I used the "activate by phone" option, but my Windows version is legit and I paid for it, and therefore I want to be able to reset my computer if I need to (like now).

Anyone has any suggestion on how to solve this? Thank you

A:Error 0xc0000021a - want to reset but Product Key invalid

You could try the Generic Key but I'm not sure if it works an longer:

GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9

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I quite literally JUST got Windows 7 working from a bootloader problem, but now I changed the CD drive and suddenly my product key is invalid! I'm getting error code 0XC004E003 during activation, with options to buy a new key online or "Talk to a support representative," which link is useless (it takes me to Microsoft Help and Support, from there to the MS support website, from there it runs me in circles with no options for live chat or even a way to email, much less a phone number). So I'm stuck and annoyed, please SOMEONE help!

A:Windows 7 Activation 0XC004E003 Invalid Product Key

Hi Sam,
 
Here is the knowledge base article for error code 0xC004E003. This article also applies for Windows 7. Please check if the troubleshooting suggestion can fix the issue for you.
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950755
 
Regards,Arthur Li - MSFT

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Hello all!

I am installing XP Pro on to a machine. I am using a SP3 CD (as that is what I have). When I am asked to put the key in it says "Product ID you entered is invalid". Is this because it is a SP3 cd and not the original OEM disk? Also, it isn't giving me any option to call in.

What can I do?
 

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First of all, apologies if this problem has been posted before and solved - I did look but I couldn't find it.
Second of all, I know next to nothing about computers and wouldn't have them if I didn't need them for college work. Because of that, I don't know what information you might need to know - so I'm just going to put everything I can think of!

I have an HP Pavilion g6 laptop that I have had for several years. Around Christmas time the hard drive died and I had to get it replaced. That all went fine except for the fact that I'm from England (where I bought the computer) and at that point I was on in Canada. Obviously I didn't think to bring my windows disks with me. And I wasn't going back to England any time soon. The tech guy who replaced my hard drive told me it was no problem and put Linux on the laptop so I could use it until I could get my windows disks. Or I could just keep using Linux.

As I was traveling around, I didn't have an address to get anyone to send my disks to me until a month ago, when I settled in Mexico for a while. My father bought me new Windows 7 disks from the US as they would get to me quicker.
I managed to figure out how to partition my drive and everything so that I was able to install windows without removing Linux (as I couldn't find out how to do it any other way. No one seemed to understand why I would want to remove Linux!). Everything installed correctly except for the fact I wasn't able to get online to activate it. I typed in the wi... Read more

A:Windows 7 Professional Product Key Invalid for Activation

This might seem roundabout but doing a System Restore to a point within the 30 day limit would work to allow you to activate. Wherever you are, it might pay to just pay the heavy toll to call MS to activate and some 3rd party phone services offer cheap rates if you have access to any phone.

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The Bundled Office 365 subscription that came with my HP Pavilion has an issue. Microsoft's activation web site says it is invalid. Chatted with the Microsoft tech he said it is a good product code but HP needs to say that I have purchased it. Chatted with an HP tech he had me download and install the Office 365 free trail. He said when that expires I should then enter the product code. This doesn't sound correct to me and doesn't help me download it on to my other computers as stated on the subscription card. It says this is good for up to 5 PC. I have registered this new machine so it should be activated. HP needs to fix the issue.

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please help, i lost my bios serialnumber and product model info when i ran an antimalware (adwcleaner)

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