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  • After watching the Utube video i have now checked my discs and they are coppies. I have ordered a new Genuine copy from Mircosoft, which they are sending me. My question is when i get the new discs do i just have to add the new product code or do i have to install the new discs? If i just need to add the new id how do i do it?

    David Atkinson

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:33 AM

Answers

  • Depending on the type of counterfeit you have, it may be advisavble to reformat and reinstall whatever the technical aspects are.

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
     Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
     To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please

    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

    If the install is of an MSDN Key, then is should be OK to just swap the new Key in - if it's anything else, then a reformat/reinstall is recommended.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:50 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Depending on the type of counterfeit you have, it may be advisavble to reformat and reinstall whatever the technical aspects are.

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
     Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
     To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please

    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

    If the install is of an MSDN Key, then is should be OK to just swap the new Key in - if it's anything else, then a reformat/reinstall is recommended.


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:50 AM
    Moderator
  • If you purchased the same edition of Windows that you have installed you may replace the product key.  If you purchased one of the Chinese counterfeits then the disks are simply copies of genuine disks.  However, the possibility of malware makes it advisable to completely reinstall using the new disk when you have it.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 8GB ram.

    Thursday, August 23, 2012 2:39 PM
    Answerer