Can't activate windows 7 upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by comp4pod, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. comp4pod

    comp4pod MDL Novice

    Dec 26, 2009
    I upgraded my Sony vaio vgn-fz180e from vista to windows 7 using a paid download from digital river. The download was for windows professional. When I upgraded I entered the product key and started to upgrade, but the upgrade stopped saying vista premium can't be upgraded to 7 professional. I removed the ei.cfg file and upgraded to 7 ultimate. Now windows 7 is warning me to activate but it doesn't accept the product key saying the key is for professional. I thought removing ei.cfg would allow you to use the product key on any version on the disc? Would appreciate any help getting my windows activated. Thanks.
  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

    Nov 22, 2009
    Usually that is the case but for now just use daz loader to get activated til you figure it out :eek:
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  3. tcntad

    tcntad MDL Guru

    Oct 26, 2009
    lol..Same key for all 7 editions? What the f**k.. then they just might give away all editions for free.. and just sell ultimate.
    No one key = one edition.. key 2 = edition 2.. hard ?