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  • Question

  • I bought a Win 7 Home Premium product key with the three numbers in the key as xxxxx-232-xxxxxxx-xxxxx.

    Does that mean that its one of the MSDN blocked keys as it is just a 1 up number specified in your list for home premium counterfiets?

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 10:22 AM


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  • The product ID -232- Indicates a not for resale MSDN account. If you are not the account holder and you purchased this in a retail box, the box and it's contents are counterfeit. Demand an immediate refund from the seller

    For more information see this:


    and this:


    To see how good these counterfeits are becoming, see:


    You will have to purchase a legitimate windows from a legitimate retailer.

    • Marked as answer by Rakesh I C Wednesday, September 14, 2011 1:24 PM
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:16 AM
  • xxxxx-232-xxxxxxx-xxxxx is not a product key.  It is a Product ID.  A PID is generated at the time the software is installed.  Each Product Key generates a PID that contains info about its source.  If you look at your Win 7 HP product key you will see that it is five fields of five alphanumerics.  You will never see your PK displayed by Windows.  As George is telling you, your Product ID does show the source for the Product Key as being an MSDN subscription.

    The product key may or may not be blocked today but if not it will be soon.  It takes Microsoft a while to become aware of a key that is in use by a user to whom it was not issued.  But they will block it sooner or later.  232 is definitely and MSDN subscriber number.

    Don't buy Windows 7 from eBay, the Amazon Marketplace, or any other discount website.  Buy from the Microsoft Store, Amazon Corp., or other reliable reseller.  If you purchase a full license copy of Windows 7 Home Premium you can change the product key and cure the issue without reinstalling Windows.

    Colin Barnhorst Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on DIY with 6GB ram.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:10 PM
  • Yes i understand the difference between the product id and the key. But it was a typo on my initial post. Anyways, thanks for your valuable suggestions.
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 6:51 AM