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#1 SJoslin

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 09:54 AM

I have Win 7 Home on my desktop. Purchased a Win 7 Pro "upgrade"  disc from Newegg. But, I'm confused a bit by the packaging. The disc is clearly a Microsoft product as I had to "break the seal" to open the disc envelope. But...the label states "This is not a COA". and there is a small sticker covering the validation key. What do I have and how do I install it?



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Posted 24 September 2016 - 10:12 AM

IMO...you shoulld be asking those questions...of the person/organization that sold you said disk.

 

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 10:37 AM

Does the envelope sticker look something like this. The This is not a COA is on the right?

 

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 02:35 PM

Does the envelope sticker look something like this. The This is not a COA is on the right?
 
WIN8COA.jpg

Yes, except there is a small "Microsoft" sticker covering the validation key...

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 02:37 PM

IMO...you shoulld be asking those questions...of the person/organization that sold you said disk.
 
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Yeah...did that. They, Newegg's live chat, referred me to every user forum on the planet, including this one....

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Posted 24 September 2016 - 02:53 PM

It think the This is not a COA sticker refers to the portion on the right of the key that stays on the envelope. You can pull the microsoft sticker without damaging the key, correct? I believe the COA sticker is the portion your remove. 



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Posted 24 September 2016 - 04:02 PM

It think the This is not a COA sticker refers to the portion on the right of the key that stays on the envelope. You can pull the microsoft sticker without damaging the key, correct? I believe the COA sticker is the portion your remove. 

Yeah, turns out is a scratch-off, lol. I can see the validation key now. Thanks!






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