If I have a valid Windows 7 Pro product key for HP Paviliion

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by DesmondDoomsday, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. DesmondDoomsday

    DesmondDoomsday MDL Novice

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    Hi all. Can I use any copy of Windows 7 Professional with my key? The OEM disk is long gone and don't have the time or inclination to order a new physical disk from HP.
     
  2. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Do you currently have W7 installed on the machine?
     
  3. DesmondDoomsday

    DesmondDoomsday MDL Novice

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    Hi redroad, yes and no. There's a very messed up installation of Windows 7 enterprise. I figured I would just start over.
     
  4. DesmondDoomsday

    DesmondDoomsday MDL Novice

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    Been told the valid key should work with the digital river version found here on MDL. That would be a great relief!
     
  5. DesmondDoomsday

    DesmondDoomsday MDL Novice

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    PS Just want to say say thanks to all the MDL peeps. What an invaluable resource.
     
  6. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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  7. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    If your COA sticker says: Windows 7 Professional OA, you will deffinitly be set regardless of you having your your SLIC certs if you do standard generic Windows re-installation.
     
  8. DesmondDoomsday

    DesmondDoomsday MDL Novice

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    Damn it's telling me the product key doesn't match the version. Sticker says "windows 7 pro" I will try advice you guys posted here I guess and report back ASAP
     
  9. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    #9 redroad, Nov 4, 2012
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  10. DesmondDoomsday

    DesmondDoomsday MDL Novice

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    Thanks but :(

    On a computer running a Microsoft Windows non-core edition, run 'slui.exe 0x2a0xC004015' to display the error text"
     
  11. DesmondDoomsday

    DesmondDoomsday MDL Novice

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    If I run that command it takes me to validation thing and i put the key in and it tells me this key won't work with Professional "N".
     
  12. redroad

    redroad MDL Guru

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    Are you talking about new installation or the one you had installed ?
     
  13. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    You never mentioned in any previous post you were using Windows 7 N. Windows 7 N has completely different licencing from Normal Windows 7.
     
  14. DesmondDoomsday

    DesmondDoomsday MDL Novice

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    Not your fault! I am starting from scratch. And I didn't realize the mydigitalife article was linking to "N" nor did I realize this would prove to be fatal :p

    Starting again with a hopefully straight copy of Professional...