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  • Hello everyone 

    I have downloaded windows 7 from my college website (Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 Debug/Checked Build 32-bit (English) - DreamSpark ) 

    then I chose windows 7 home basic during installation 

    finally every time I try to active windows 7 it says "the product key you entered wont work with this edition of windows 7 you must either run windows 7 setup or enter a windows home basic product key"

    do I picked a wrong version in the installation of windows 7 ? whats the matter ? my windows got three more days to be activated and I dont know what to do, there wasn't any description on my college website on how to active

    please help me ASAP ! 


    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Monday, December 23, 2013 8:38 PM off topic
    Monday, December 23, 2013 5:51 PM


  • You picked the wrong version Othman92.  The Checked/Debug build is intended only for very specific uses like windows driver development.   See this page for more infO: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff543450(v=vs.85).aspx


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    • Edited by Mike Kinsman Monday, December 23, 2013 8:38 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, December 23, 2013 8:57 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, December 31, 2013 7:06 PM
    Monday, December 23, 2013 8:38 PM