Win 7 64 bit problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by thegadgee, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. thegadgee

    thegadgee MDL Novice

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    win 7 64 bit all preloaded, I made back up dvds and repair disc, one of the drivers was not working so I ran the repair disc, still no luck, so I ran the back up discs and got an error. So I decided to do a full clean install, problem is it no longer shows Acer and will not accept activation key on the side label, I am unsure what version is needed as it now says AMD, and why will my key no longer activate, sorry am noobie :confused:
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    With an Product Key checker you could check your PKey is for which version, like Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate or even Starter. You'll need that exact version for to use your legit key.
     
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  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    1. The key on the COA label needs phone activation. Alternatively, use http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/24901-Windows-Loader-Current-release-information to install key+cert for ACER. The loader won't be installed as your system came with Win7 preloaded.
    2. The ACER branding is not there because you installed from generic media instead of ACER OEM media. If you really miss it there are ways to add it back, search the forums, please.
     
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  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    To 1.: All you need to know is the initial version of Windows and if used the right one, it will activate without problems. May the install of the CERT is needed, check MDL for the tutor. No Phone Activation needed.

    I use Acer Laptops since 2002 because Acer has the best Service in Thailand from all brands, not because of name, quality (?) or what soever! Special since Vista and than Windows 7, I used the Ultimate versions only. Using the genuine Acer Keys, I never was need to phone to MS for activation, only need (in Windows 7 Ultimate) were to insert the CERT after installation. After modding the BIOS even that were not needed any more the machine activated automatic.
     
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  5. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    To 1.: The individual key on the COA (Certificate Of Authenticity) is an OEM:NONSLP or OEM:COA key. That key must be phone activated, online activation for that key is not possible.
    The OEM:SLP key. on the other hand, is activated offline.

    My laptop is ACER, too.
     
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  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I never had need to activate using the phone activation on the last 2 Acer Laptops I got, last one is an 4752G ond the older was an 5593WMXi. The 4752 came with W7 HP and using the Recovery DVD I wasn't need to activate, even not needed to use the Key from sticker! Only after changing to an Acer W7 Ultimate, I was need to key in the Key I got an Doc from Acer and it activated automatically! No need to call MS! After I changed the OS to W8 Pro, I sold that W7U key to an customer and also he wasn't need to call for activation!
    The older 5593WMXi came with XP Media Center and I changed to Vista, also bought from Acer. That also wasn't need any phone activation.
     
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  7. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    DVD includes OEM:SLP key+cert. Together with the SLIC in BIOS this means instant offline activation.

    If you still have it run it through a keychecker (like the Ultimate one from MDL). This should reveal its channel. Could be Retail or an online-enabled OEM:NSLP (from System Builder or so). But if you use the key from the sticker you must call MS (though both false positives and false negatives exist).
     
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  8. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    As I wrote, I was getting the Key on an Document titled Certificate of Authenticy, not as Sticker, as and A4 printed Document. That Key wasn't need any online activation. And again, I sold that to an customer who also didn't was need to online activation.

    As the key was working fine and I had the letter from Acer, there wasn't any need to check the key!
     
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  9. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Different license channel, then. Could also have been an Anytime Upgrade key.

    We should stop the offtopic now, I guess.
     
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  10. thegadgee

    thegadgee MDL Novice

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    thnx for info much appreciated
     
  11. thegadgee

    thegadgee MDL Novice

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    Sorry about the extra post i tried to add it to the first one, as i am going blind i find it hard to see properly even on magnified screen
     
  12. thegadgee

    thegadgee MDL Novice

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    definitely coa label, and is for Home Premium, all i need is the correct iso now many thanks to al of you
     
  13. pisthai

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