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  • My PC was fixed by a Microsoft engineer he installed a 30 day windows 7 trial. I have now exceeded those 30 days as my new copy has taken so long to arrive. Will I be able to simply use the activation key say for windows 7 home edition on this windows professional edition or will my PC require a full reinstall?

    cheers Bill

    Monday, January 3, 2011 11:44 AM

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  • "billelton" wrote in message news:c8615f55-446b-4c86-a85c-95bff8a8994b...

    My PC was fixed by a Microsoft engineer he installed a 30 day windows 7 trial. I have now exceeded those 30 days as my new copy has taken so long to arrive. Will I be able to simply use the activation key say for windows 7 home edition on this windows professional edition or will my PC require a full reinstall?

    cheers Bill


    an MS engineer? how come? please explain, as there are a number of scams around where bogus 'MS engineers' phone up and offer to fix (non-existent) problems, and that way get access to your banking details.
    MS would normally either email the Key, or provide it over the phone - so I can't help thinking that you've  been caught by one of these scams.
     

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    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, January 7, 2011 10:47 PM
    Monday, January 3, 2011 12:58 PM
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  • "billelton" wrote in message news:c8615f55-446b-4c86-a85c-95bff8a8994b...

    My PC was fixed by a Microsoft engineer he installed a 30 day windows 7 trial. I have now exceeded those 30 days as my new copy has taken so long to arrive. Will I be able to simply use the activation key say for windows 7 home edition on this windows professional edition or will my PC require a full reinstall?

    cheers Bill


    an MS engineer? how come? please explain, as there are a number of scams around where bogus 'MS engineers' phone up and offer to fix (non-existent) problems, and that way get access to your banking details.
    MS would normally either email the Key, or provide it over the phone - so I can't help thinking that you've  been caught by one of these scams.
     

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Thursday, January 6, 2011 12:04 AM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Friday, January 7, 2011 10:47 PM
    Monday, January 3, 2011 12:58 PM
    Moderator
  • No reply from the Original Poster.

    Issue is assumed to be resolved.


    Darin MS
    Friday, January 7, 2011 10:47 PM