Help Activating Windows

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Fire_Zealot, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Fire_Zealot

    Fire_Zealot MDL Novice

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    Hi

    I have a problem with my windows 7 cd-key: its not activating. I relatively recently bought a CD key from ebay that was supposedly legit. Install went fine but now it wants me to activate my CD key. I have tried online and the automated phone service but neither has worked.

    Now, my 1st guess is that the CD key was not legit but the guy did provide a photo of the CD key attached to his laptop and insists that the key is good.

    Assuming that the key is not legit, is it a problem? What I mean is that will all my programs work? Do I retain full windows functionality?

    EDIT:
    I tried activating online with a different license key (the one I'm using on my main PC). This time it gave an error 0xc004f063. It says " The software licensing service reported that the computer BIOS is missing a required license". I'm running an old Asus Striker Extreme 680i SLI, could that have anything to do with it?
     
  2. cyclops

    cyclops MDL Senior Member

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    lol...the key you got from ebay has probable been blacklisted, so get your money back asap.
     
  3. matrixcs

    matrixcs MDL Junior Member

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    how much did you pay for the CD KEy??
     
  4. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    #4 FreeStyler, Feb 11, 2010
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    I can walk in a computer shop and make a photo of the COA key attached to a Windows 7 system too, can i become a ebay seller now? :)
    Now serious, did you really expect it to be genuine? on ebay? ...for just a few $?

    ...sigh
     
  5. herojack41

    herojack41 MDL Novice

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    u hav been scammed ><
     
  6. armada

    armada MDL Addicted

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    agreed looks like you bought a oem slp key if its is looking for the bios info
     
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  7. pkaji123

    pkaji123 MDL Addicted

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    You are Right,he has been scammed...
    Now Only way is to get your money back or probably use a Loader...
     
  8. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    No, that is the second key he tried, not the one he purchased on ebay
     
  9. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    lol? Everything u would have needed for a "genuine" Win7 is offered by mdl. Download-links, activators/bios-mods, oem-slp keys & certs....
     
  10. Fire_Zealot

    Fire_Zealot MDL Novice

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    Well I was sent here by another forum. They said you guys would know what to do best.

    I took the risk that it was a scam. I said for 20$ it was worth the risk to go and see if it'd work.

    That being said, secr9tos, could you be a bit more specific on how I can do what you're saying?
     
  11. Hazar

    Hazar MDL Guru

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    You have just purchased an OEM:SLP key and been scammed.
     
  12. secr9tos

    secr9tos MDL Addicted

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    @Fire Zealot: take a look in the "Official Windows 7 Repository" it's one of the sticky threads...
     
  13. Fire_Zealot

    Fire_Zealot MDL Novice

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    OK thanks for the help.
     
  14. WinFLP

    WinFLP MDL Senior Member

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    The key you purchased is an OEM:CoA key (certificate of authenticity). You can use a key checker and they would probably report that.
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/10858-Open-source-Windows-7-product-key-checker

    OEM:CoA keys will not activate automatically and you'd have to speak to an operator and say "Reinstalling on my laptop that came with Win7"

    As far as the legality of selling it, technically MS wants OEM licences to go with the machine. The only way the seller could "morally" sell it is if he no longer uses Windows 7 (using Linux or something instead), OR replaced it with another complete Windows 7 licence (not an upgrade, but either a retail or perhaps a volume licence). The seller should at least provide you with the original sticker.