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#1 shinji1146

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:48 PM

Okay so this problem has been bugging me for quite some time now. So, a while ago I bought a legitimate copy of Windows 7 for my computer from the Microsoft store. I installed it and it worked great. Fast forward to Thanksgiving when I got a nice new SSD. I didn't have the original discs that I used the first time, so I got a trial version of Windows 7 from the SSD guide that I was using. Everything went well until I tried to enter the key that I had. It wouldn't accept the key.

The following failure occurred while trying to use the product key:

Code:
0xC004F061
Description:
The Software Licensing Service determined that this specified product key can only be used for upgrading, not for clean installations.

Does this mean that I have to get the discs that I had before and reinstall Windows again? - I really don't want to because of all the unnecessary reads/writes that will happen because of this.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:02 AM

so I got a trial version of Windows 7 from the SSD guide that I was using.

Hi -
You purchased a Genuine Version of Windows 7 - Where is the Original Genuine Version now, or was it just an Upgrade from Vista or XP ??
This is a bit tight on the Genuine Install license setup from M/soft -

It will only relate the Original install, and not to the new Trial version that you downloaded.
The Trial Version will expire after a short time as it is not a full version, and you then need your Original Install version to reinstall.

Does this mean that I have to get the discs that I had before and reinstall Windows again? - I really don't want to because of all the unnecessary reads/writes that will happen because of this.

What specific problems will this cause, since you knew that you only installed a Trial Version this time and not a Full Version ??

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:34 PM

The original genuine version is back home. Currently, I'm not living at home and I did not bring the disks that came with the code with me. This computer did have Vista on it previously, but I did a clean install and not an upgrade. Maybe I shouldn't have said "trial version." I looked at the link again (http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-optimization-guide-for-ssds-hdds) and it's a legitimate copy of Windows 7 that has a 30-day grace period before I need to enter a product key.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:37 PM

Follow directions >> Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows - Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media<<

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:12 AM

The original genuine version is back home. Currently, I'm not living at home and I did not bring the disks that came with the code with me.

Hi -
A quick phone call, and a small postage cost, and a well wrapped and insulated very small box will solve all your problems ........

Thank You -

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

I was just going to have the discs sent to me but I read the article and tried method #2. It worked perfectly! Thank you!




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