Windows 7 Activation Problem

  Chris Webster 20:33 16 Mar 2011


A friend is having a problem activating Windows 7.

Originally his laptop came with Vista installed but he couldn't get on with it so he had his hard drive wiped and had XP installed instead.

He has now decided to put W7 on it so he bought a W7 upgrade disc and installed it.

Apart from a few niggles everything seems to run ok.

The problem is that he can't activate it. When he puts the activation key in a message comes up saying something like,

Activation key invalid, this key can only be used for an upgrade installation and not for a clean install.

Any help or suggestions gratefully received.

Regards, Chris.

  northumbria61 21:39 16 Mar 2011

Check through the installation instructions here -click here

  northumbria61 21:42 16 Mar 2011

Also see here - click here

  northumbria61 21:47 16 Mar 2011

In case of failure with key you can contact Microsoft Support - click here

  northumbria61 21:50 16 Mar 2011

If the need arises it will be quicker to contact Microsoft by telephone and explain your situation.

Clicking on "Call Us" will give you a list of telephone contact numbers.

  robin_x 21:55 16 Mar 2011

Try the Doble Install or other methods

click here

  robin_x 21:55 16 Mar 2011

Doble? Pas de.


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