Expired Product Key upon Installation RRS feed

  • Question

  • I purchased a laptop from overstock.  At one year I am just installing.  I received message that product key expired and I have never used the computer.  I called overstock and they said this is a Microsoft issue.  Where do I get a valid product key?  I purchased an extended warranty. 
    Monday, June 6, 2016 12:42 AM


  • Normal Windows Product Keys never expire.

    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.x

      - 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quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!


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

    Monday, June 6, 2016 11:36 AM