Can you activate Win7 with Product Key sticker?

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  1. i3one21

    i3one21 MDL Novice

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    #1 i3one21, Aug 17, 2011
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    I installed windows 7 and typed in the product key from the sticker on the bottom of the laptop. When windows finally loaded and I tried to activate it, it didn't work. Is there a way to activate Win7 using the product key from the sticker?
     
  2. i3one21

    i3one21 MDL Novice

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    I made a usb boot using windows 7 x64 from Official Windows 7 Repository. It is a Gateway NV53A.
     
  3. ffcloud2000

    ffcloud2000 MDL Member

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    The sticker should tell you what version the ProductKey is for.. and it should work only if you installed that specific version
     
  4. i3one21

    i3one21 MDL Novice

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    The product key says "Home Prem OA" so I chose Home Premium during the install.
     
  5. Trancemaster

    Trancemaster MDL Novice

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    Be carefull because I recently tried to install Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 and activate with serial from sticker and then I remember that serial is valid only if you install clean Windows 7 without service pack. You can add sp1 after activating Windows.
     
  6. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    Sofee MDL Novice

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    i having a same problem. after format my laptop then i want to reinstall windows 7 home premium using product key at the sticker, it says not valid product key. how?
     
  8. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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