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Migrating Windows 7 Commercial license to Virtual Enviornment RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had Windows 7 Commercial License installed on a PC. That PC crashed (No longer functioning) and I have decided to use the license instead on a Virtual environment.

    Since I cannot migrate the full image (remember the PC crashed) I tried to install from scratch and activate.

    I receive an error message 0x004C008 notifying me that the specified product key could not be used.

    Note that this product key was installed on a single PC that is not active anymore.

    How do I migrate the license key?

    Regards,

    Kamel

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:19 AM

Answers

  • The Key has exceeded its unlock limit - you will need to use Telephone activation.

     

    telephone activation (operator calls)

     Click on the Start button

    in the Search box, type

    SLUI 4

     and hit the Enter key

    follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you 


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

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:55 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • The Key has exceeded its unlock limit - you will need to use Telephone activation.

     

    telephone activation (operator calls)

     Click on the Start button

    in the Search box, type

    SLUI 4

     and hit the Enter key

    follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you 


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

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:55 AM
    Moderator
  • If your Windows 7 "commercial license" is actually an OEM license, that license cannot be reused.  It is tied to the specific computer it was originally installed on.  If that computer is no longer functioning, the Windows 7 OEM license is no longer valid.

    Carey Frisch

    Friday, August 31, 2012 2:57 PM
    Moderator
  • I think he means Volume License, Carey.

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

    Friday, August 31, 2012 3:13 PM
    Moderator