Windows 7 activation RRS feed

  • Question

  • I cannot activate my copy of Windows 7. The copy of 7 that I received came as a free update to an HP laptop ( originally Vista OS) I purchased through Costco. When asked to enter the activation code, I entered the code that the Windows 7 disk came with. I was in an envelope labeled Win Vista HmPrm-Win 7 HmPrm UPG fulfill.  I received the message "invalid code, activation code can sometimes be found on machine". So I entered the code that was the activation code for the Vista software that was on a label on the HP laptop I purchased. That code was not rejected immediately-as the first one was-but nonetheless was eventually deemed invcalid also. There were no further suggestions. Needless to say this is quite frutrating.
    Bill S
    Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:10 PM