Please advise me as to how to enter my valid product key, and make my Windows 7 valid. Was the Win 8 activated before you started installing Win 10? I have 9 days left for activation. Last month I formatted my pc and today it says my windows isn't genuine. My feeling is, if you know you have a valid Windows key, don't give up. Did you buy the laptop new, refurbished, or used? If discussion generates more than a few emails daily your subscription will be paused automatically. This is not a matter of O.
Now my memory c: is full can't update windows can't reset it. Browse other questions tagged or. Update Your Product Key: Select Your Version of Windows Since here is the forum for Exchange, we are not expert on your issue related to product key. Need to reinstall Windows 7 Pro from scratch. Please advise me what this syntax problem is.
I'll test this myself soon. Then did the upgrade to 10586. I too have tried to ring Microsoft support. It is amazing to me that Windows Server 2016 also has this issue. If I restart normally, Win 7 is still there, but what will happen if the product key doesn't work? Error The product key you entered appears to be for software pre-installed by the device manufacturer.
What is the 8-digit file name you see on the C. If you installed windows 10 using a microsoft email then you can simply install windows 10 iso from scratch and when you log on again with the windows account, it copies the key from online. I tried it today again and it worked! After doing a fresh installation of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, I tried to activate using the key I had recovered. When installing a retail version of Win-7 home premium upgrade to my laptop over Vista Home Premium the upgrade went fine until I got to the part to enter my product key. I can use a retail version or O. Originally installed it on my Mac using Bootcamp. Over a day ago they were going to ring me on my mobile; haven't heard a thing.
When I bought the notebook after the first boot I could choose the language - slovak or english. Originally installed it on my Mac using Bootcamp. I can't even go online thru outlook express, to set up our email , i even gave it my hotmail acct, and it said it wont let me log on to server. The same with the previous version of the Windows 10 that I used to create the recovery media. Microsoft Product Activation Xiu Hi, Please ensure that the product key is valid. As mentioned, it was probably a Volume Licensing key of some sort which Lenovo uses to do mass installations. This requires a working internet connection, a valid key that also has not been used.
Let us know how you do. But everytime i try to type the product key, it says its invalid. Here are 2 official Microsoft download link locations: and Double-check that you downloaded from an official Microsoft location, and that it's the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium and not Windows 7 Pro or some other version you downloaded by accident. Slip your Installation disk back in and type 'Refresh' at your Start Screen. Is there another product key that I need? If nothing helps, you may want to use the built-in to contact. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may contribute and benefit.
Use another key and see. The pre-installed windows was a 64-bit Home Premium version, my current is 64-bit Home Premium too. I typed in the 25 character product key located on the bottom of my computer and during the Microsoft activation process it says it's incorrect. If you manually type it in you need to make sure it's the hidden key you can retrieve using programs, and not the sticker key which is just a unique ownership number used for customer service. Now you can do a fresh install of Windows 10 and skip all the License Key two of them I believe during the installation process and it's guaranteed your Win 10 will be active after the end of this process. Can somebody help me, what's wrong, why isn't it working? Have genuine disk of full Windows 8 Pro not an upgrade version.
In the event you ever need to re-install the operating system, this is the key number you would use. Please advise me what the syntax problem is. I suspect the same maybe true for Windows 7 as well. A complete format makes no difference. I did not enter any spaces between each five characters of the product code. Windows key plus 'R' Type slui. I gave that a go with my genuine key from the W8 Pro box had nothing to lose! To continue using Office, you would need to purchase a full version.
I bought the laptop used. The licensing key Everest is reporting is a volume license key that Lenovo uses to install the operating system on multiple systems during the building process. Someone else might comment about that. The only other thing I can think of doing is a complete format but i really do not want to do that. Windows key plus 'R' Type slui. It is only once an upgrade has been done that you have a Windows 10 license at all.
But I don't think that could be the reason. I tried to type both, none of them was working. Microsoft Corporation is already wealthy enough. I did a clean install of the Win 7 then I activated it at that time without any issues. A foreign exchange student from Japan with a Sony Vaio most likely from Japan as well managed to get a virus on his computer and he was blocked off our network.