Win 7 activation problems

  golfpro 09:24 27 May 2010

I recently bought a new laptop running Win 7 from Austria were I live, I changed the OS from the preinstaled German version to an English version which I had already installed over the vista OS and still using. I now keep getting reminders to activate I have tried typing in the product key from the back of the computer but get the message "this dose not seem to be a valid windows 7 product key". Would this only apply to the German version which is no longer there (although I did a back up before installing the English version). When I went into "my computer" and followed the activation process I got the message "Activation was successful" but it seems that is not the case as I only have 17 days left to do it. where do I go from here?

  Fingees 10:45 27 May 2010

If you ring Microsoft, they will activate it for you if you explain what you have done.

They are usually very helpful

  golfpro 10:54 27 May 2010

Where can I contact them, should I use the UK No, USA or the Austrian one if they have an office here. do you have the best tel No.

  gengiscant 11:24 27 May 2010

I have just had to activate my Windows 7 PC again for reasons which escape me. My copy bought from Amazon has been installed and activated since November. It would not let me activate on line so I took the automated phone option which has worked.
I suggest you go that route and when it asks what country go for UK and see what happens.

  golfpro 11:31 27 May 2010

I will try that, and get back.

  golfpro 11:35 27 May 2010

Oh! dose it ask for the product key if so which one should I use the one from the Win 7 box or the one from the back of the computer?

  golfpro 13:21 27 May 2010

I tried the telephone activation but it said that the copy I had was only for one computer. so I have had to order another from Amazon s**t. It should arrive in a few days, when Install it do I have to delete the version that is already in her now or will it install over that doing a clean install.
Also I have a copy of office 2007 installed can I back this up to install after.

  rdave13 14:33 27 May 2010

You won't need to reinstall just use the key that comes with it. It should activate ok.

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