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Windows will not let me activate RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have the OEM Windows 7 disc and the product key.

    I have had to do this a few other times

    When I upgraded my computer with  a new mobo and cpu it wouldnt reboot so I had to reinstall windows and now it tells me its wrong key

    Saturday, March 22, 2014 6:48 PM

Answers

  • To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
     Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
     To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please

    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

    However - the likely problem is that you changed the motherboard.

    Under normal circumstances, a change in motherboard will invalidate an OEM License.

     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
    CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Saturday, March 22, 2014 7:41 PM
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