Product key invalid

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by 5hj, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. 5hj

    5hj MDL Novice

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    I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate onto a second computer, but every activator I use claims that the product key is invalid. Has the product key been blacklisted? Help!
     
  2. johnnie83

    johnnie83 MDL Novice

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    Did you install the retail or OEM version (check your ISO name)? Only OEM versions can take an OEM key.
     
  3. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    Not true. I have activated the retail version with the OEM key.
     
  4. anonymos

    anonymos MDL Novice

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    dont use ultimate e
     
  5. ToAlcohol

    ToAlcohol MDL Novice

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    Unless I am exceptionally tired to the point my memory is failing... that's not exactly accurate unless you meant to say that the OEM versions can *only* accept an OEM key.

    The retail version happily takes OEM keys with just a couple of commands. I know, I used the Loader on my "retail" ISO install and activated it just fine.
     
  6. Freewaygr

    Freewaygr MDL Novice

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    ur using REATAIL Win 7 use OEM verion and all is ok thats becuase invalid key
     
  7. ToAlcohol

    ToAlcohol MDL Novice

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    Again: The retail version WILL ACCEPT AN OEM KEY.
     
  8. naseap

    naseap MDL Senior Member

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    I repeat. The retail version can be used with an OEM key. Have you read any of the information on this site.
     
  9. Freewaygr

    Freewaygr MDL Novice

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    And i repeat, yes retail accept key But if you install the updates Key is blacklistet and Activation dont work

    if you install OEM version and updates then is all ok with updates
     
  10. JFMuggs

    JFMuggs MDL Member

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    Where did you get this BS? It's simply not true. OEM and Retail versions are not different.

    Even if your misinformation was true, Microsoft hasn't done anything up to this point but issue a press release.
     
  11. Freewaygr

    Freewaygr MDL Novice

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    i was installed Retail in wmware installed updates and black key and activation is gone and dont work with laoder anymore.....i install new the OEM version Activatet with loader and install updates and all ok
     
  12. JFMuggs

    JFMuggs MDL Member

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    The problem is something you did, not Microsoft. Nobody else is having problems with their Retail installations.
     
  13. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    @Freewaygr

    So if you can not make it work, no one else can?
    come on, at least test it thoroughly before posting misleading information