Reactivate Windows 7 after original computer was destroyed RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a custom built PC running Win 7 Ultimate that is Non-Genuine.  I have a number of Product Key codes from defunct PCs that also ran the same OS.  All these keys fail the validation test.  Now I also purchased a BRAND NEW OEM license with an updated version of Win 7 U that also fails validation.  

    Is there a way to reuse a key of a computer that fire or other violent event put out of business?  I cannot reinstall after formatting the hard disk (SSD) as I do not have access to the installation programs anymore

    Thanks for any help 

    Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:04 PM


  • OEM Versions of Windows 7 can only be activate/reactivated on the very same computer.  The license is non-transferrable and cannot be activated on a different computer.

    Carey Frisch

    Sunday, January 1, 2017 4:34 AM