I assume this is going to be a legal question more than an actual technical one:
I recently tried to perform an anytime update to Windows Ultimate (from Home Premium) because I wanted to use the language packs feature. For some reason, the update did not complete successfully, or so my computer says.
Despite that, I was still able to install the language packs, that I wanted, and the other Ultimate Features seem to work. The bottom of the login screen indeed says "Windows 7 Ultimate," as well. Then however, when I try to go to Start Menu > Computer > Properties, it still says that I am running Home Premium.
However, the OEM Product Key displayed corresponds to a WIndows Ultimate key, and it says that I am not activated. But when I try to activate, and put in a CD key, neither the original CD key that came with the computer, nor the Ultimate CD key can be registered.
How can I make sure that my copy of windows is Legitimately activated?
Edit: When I go to the Windows online validation site, it says that my copy is indeed genuine.
Edit: If I enter the ULTIMATE code, I get the mesage: "A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate. Error Code 0xC004E003".
When I enter the HOME PREMIUM code, it says that the code (the one on the sticker) can't be used with this version of Windows, then tells me to enter a Home Premium code (even though this computer came with Home Premium).
Edited by Insp. Bumstead, 30 July 2012 - 02:53 AM.