Other products may work, but I rather doubt it, and this is an odd scenario. But only on computer forums do I encounter consistent rudeness and personal insults. Thank you for your comments. After I bought the keys I was given a link to what I think was msdn site to choose my language, and my product That I bought the keys for and I used easymule to download the Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit iso. This option is near the top of the window. If it is not valid, the software is deemed not Genuine and must be activated by a valid product key. The link to the software I found is at since you asked about not having to go through the activation process again.
Because the software was reasonably priced, I was skeptical and I did a google search to determine if it was legitimate. That gives them just enough time to cut ties with their sales channels and make off with the money. Bryant If you bought only the keys without Windows 7 media there's a good chance they were illegally sold to you. Now there is no product key at all! You got a download link, nothing else. You should only purchase software from a trusted, reliable source with a proven track record. In other words, the user of genuine Microsoft windows must buy it again in order to continue using it.
They should have given me a new one. The disreputable types who sell them might have an idea of how many times a key can be activated before being blocked. It also includes the genuine Microsoft software logo. Motherboard If that is true, then why did Microsoft sell windows 8 key when Windows 8 was released. I would recommend for you to contact and pose your question Contacts and Useful Links. If so then I can see your concern. A toolbar will appear below Extract.
Seagate Seatools, Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Tools come to mind. A drop-down menu will appear. Apparently Microsoft will decide to invalidate a product key and this does not affect the genuine software that is out there. You can report them to Microsoft for distributing counterfeit installs, and I would most definitely demand a full refund on all the installs you purchased from them. Method 3 — Control Panel The third way to check for genuine Windows 7 is to go to the Control Panel.
This is just an assumption though, I could be wrong. Is there any quick way to check whether a product key has been used or not? From the diagnostics report, I discovered that what I had purchased was a volume license key. Would you like to answer one of these instead? Money is hard to come by these days. This was supplied in the form of a disc with windows 7 professional on it which had to be returned and a product key. After they start getting activated x number of times x being a trade secret held by Microsoft , those keys are added to a blocked list and are then recognized as bogus. If you don't feel like spending the money in option 1, find someone that has a disc and just make a copy of that disc.
I decided to upgrade it to win7 pro 64bit by using an anytime upgrade key which I bought on ebay. » I'm sure if you try the 3 options there you will know it is valid if it allows the download. If you're not worried about the data, and the drive checks out, go ahead and reformat the drive. I researched volume licensing and I still don't know all the possible permutations. I have been using it for a while on a different pc, however, after some hardware issues, replaced various bits.
Thanks in advance for responding to my question and comment! The seller plans to be doing something else by then. Also do you have any reason why the package may have been compromised? It is updated as of up to about a week ago when it appeared that Microsoft quit updating W7. In short - only buy Windows from a known reputable source. Ref: and Carey Frisch Panos80, did you pay near retail price for that key? Some time after that I. I'm sorry to say but I think you got screwed over You could always try claiming your £50 back under ebay buyer protection. Usually you will get multiple disks, which will restore the laptop with all the junk software that comes with it. Of course, this left not Windows.
Determining the key that is stored on the laptop, and then doing the same on other machines you have seems like a valid way to figure it out. Please click on the Ask A Question link to start your own post, and then follow these instructions: In order to receive the best support, we request all users initially download and run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link. So with the Windows 7 Product Key intact, it is possible to clean install on any computer as long as I have the Windows 10. I hope this helps someone. I'm sorry to say but I think you got screwed over You could always try claiming your £50 back under ebay buyer protection.