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#1 Geoff777

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:03 AM

Hi,

I recently bought a new laptop with Win 7 on.

After registering my version of Win 7 l occassionally got an error with the product key i entered.

I phoned Microsoft who gave ma a new product key and told me to enter it when the error asked for it.

However the error has stopped!!

can l enter the new key manually? in the registry or something??

Many thanks

Geoff
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 07:52 AM

If the error has stopped and Win7 is functioning correctly then I would not worry about changing the key. But tuck it away in a safe place should the need arise again.

Edited by ThunderZ, 09 December 2009 - 07:53 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2009 - 03:01 PM

If MS gave you a new license key, the old license key would be taken as invalid by Microsoft in future. Soon you might see the notification that Windows is not genuine or that Windows is not activated and you need to activate it.

You have not told whether the error was related to Windows activation or not. But guessing from the fact that MS gave you new key, it may possibly be the activation error.

Press Windows Key + Pause to see System Properties. In System Properties window, scroll down to bottom to see your activation status. If your Windows is not activated, then click on Change product key and follow on screen instructions to enter your new key and activate Windows. Make sure you are connected to internet before you do this, so that you can activate online.

#4 Geoff777

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:27 AM

Thanks all,

I'll wait to see if the error returns.
I have checked status and it shows Windows activated, so i'll wait and see??


Thanks again.
Geoff




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