It's very frustrating to me because I purchased Windows 7 and I am not going to buy another product key. I suspect the same maybe true for Windows 7 as well. Communities: This is true for all versions of Windows. If you do a clean install of Windows 10 by booting off the media, you can also enter the product key from prior Windows versions on qualifying devices during setup. Had he previously taken advantage of the free Windows 10 upgrade? Last month I formatted my pc and today it says my windows isn't genuine. In case if you upgraded to Windows 10 say by a clean install without having first activated the original version of Windows with the key then you will have to go back i. Note that currently some people are having trouble activating Windows 10 despite having legitimate versions - these problems seem to resolve themselves in time Edit: Removed unnecessary information about retrieving product keys Nearly.
They are a little afraid to persist further and call in activation by phone. Upon upgrade, this agreement takes the place of the agreement for the software you upgraded from. After doing a fresh installation of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, I tried to activate using the key I had recovered. The system went ahead with a 30day trial, but keeps asking me to install the key. I learned that the laptop was at first Windows 7, but there wasn't an option to downgrade in the updates and security settings section. Not the answer you're looking for? How can I say thanks? If I try to skip it, it'll restart the boot.
Can somebody help me, what's wrong, why isn't it working? It asks you to put in some numbers that appear on the screen, and spits out some numbers you enter back in the corresponding fields. Once you reach the desktop, click Start, right click Computer Click Properties Scroll down to Windows Activation Click the link x days until activation. Ye he did, so he either needs to get Windows 10 or buy a new key? A foreign exchange student from Japan with a Sony Vaio most likely from Japan as well managed to get a virus on his computer and he was blocked off our network. I have tried this numerous times. As for the language settings, I believe you just have to download and install a language pack for the Slovak language. Sometimes you may have to talk to a real Microsoft customer service rep. However, I would really like to upgrade to 64 bit, which is why I'm still looking for a solution.
If so the Win 7 key would have been converted to a Win10 key and therefore wouldn't work for a Win7 install any longer. The xp was registered before but I had to delete all registration I followed ms help to do that - it kept asking to register and when I tried to do so it used to say that it is already registered and like that on every power on. . The fine print: I do not work for, nor do I speak for Lenovo. You must activate Windows within 30 days of installation. Last time I activated it over the phone but now i don't get that option and am not sure what to do. I tried it today again and it worked! Did you buy the laptop new, refurbished, or used? I did get it through Amazon.
Ok i will tell him tomorrow to try and call them if not i can let him use my Windows disk. Here are 2 official Microsoft download link locations: and Double-check that you downloaded from an official Microsoft location, and that it's the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium and not Windows 7 Pro or some other version you downloaded by accident. If you have an issue, posting in the appropriate forum is the best way to get assistance. Unsolicited private messages will be ignored - questions and answers belong in the forum so that others may contribute and benefit. Except, I had accidentally chosen the 32 bit option, so now my computer says '32 bit with a 64x based processor'.
I paste diagnostic print out below. Now you can do a fresh install of Windows 10 and skip all the License Key two of them I believe during the installation process and it's guaranteed your Win 10 will be active after the end of this process. As for the Retail version which sounds like you downloaded, it can be transferred to another system up to three times. It worked, it was great, I went home to use it. Then I didn't need to set up my Windows from the scratch again. Is it possible the key has been used on another laptop? Could it possibly be the keyboard I'm using? But I don't think that could be the reason.
Last year I bought windows 7 professional but the guy ripped me off and used the product key. Please read the concerning image size or just post a link. This basically saves them a lot of time during the manufacturing process. Other than that, yes, you are correct. After you upgrade, you may no longer use the software you upgraded from. If your neighbour wants Windows 7, he's going to have to buy a new license. I have 9 days left for activation.
I tried that key and was able to activate Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. You can download a copy of Windows 7 and use your key, as you are attempting to do. Any help would be appreciated. I did a clean install of the Win 7 then I activated it at that time without any issues. So it could be the reason? And you can't share your license. Your interference would be required, when Windows 10 shall ask some question regarding privacy settings and setting time zone etc.
Delete all the partitions listed on the hard drive so you are left with only 1 big unallocated space. I'll test this myself soon. What is the 8-digit file name you see on the C. I have been getting updates for six months. I just did a fresh Window 10 installation from. Thank you Brian Hi, Please ensure that the product key is valid. I would really appreciate any advice or a referral to someone or user group that can give me some advice.