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  • hi i bought a windows 7 home premium online from microsoft i have the product key in email but when i try to activate it, it says its not valid for my system and country.... i am running windows xp proffesional sp3 it says its not genuine copy thats why i bought windows 7..... please help.

    thanx

    Sunday, November 6, 2011 2:07 PM

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  • "jcdb" wrote in message news:9ea1226e-6295-4bf3-a4b5-0b413e07211e...

    hi i bought a windows 7 home premium online from microsoft i have the product key in email but when i try to activate it, it says its not valid for my system and country.... i am running windows xp proffesional sp3 it says its not genuine copy thats why i bought windows 7..... please help.

    thanx

    You can’t use a Win 7 Key on a Windows XP system.
    You have to upgrade using the disks that you (presumably) ordered.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by jcdb Sunday, November 6, 2011 5:20 PM
    Sunday, November 6, 2011 4:27 PM
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  • "jcdb" wrote in message news:9ea1226e-6295-4bf3-a4b5-0b413e07211e...

    hi i bought a windows 7 home premium online from microsoft i have the product key in email but when i try to activate it, it says its not valid for my system and country.... i am running windows xp proffesional sp3 it says its not genuine copy thats why i bought windows 7..... please help.

    thanx

    You can’t use a Win 7 Key on a Windows XP system.
    You have to upgrade using the disks that you (presumably) ordered.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Marked as answer by jcdb Sunday, November 6, 2011 5:20 PM
    Sunday, November 6, 2011 4:27 PM
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  • THEY SAID IT WILL TAKE 3 WEEKS TO DELIVER THANX SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP
    thanx
    Sunday, November 6, 2011 5:20 PM
  • OSORRY ONE MORE THING IF I GET THE DISKS WILL THE PRODUCT KEY THEY EMAILED ME WORK THEN?
    thanx
    Sunday, November 6, 2011 5:22 PM
  • "jcdb" wrote in message news:06c5bc93-8bc0-4afe-8507-c6a2cf41e9c0...
    OSORRY ONE MORE THING IF I GET THE DISKS WILL THE PRODUCT KEY THEY EMAILED ME WORK THEN?
    thanx
     
     
    Yep – keep it safe, because it’ll keep working for as long as that computer does, even if you need to reinstall it again.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Sunday, November 6, 2011 5:39 PM
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