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Use correct region first and choose manufacturer other ,these are 2 things causing problem my understanding from all 17 pages .


I keep getting prompted to enter my windows 7 verification key...

I've tried everything people have suggested to no avail. anyone else have any ideas?
Hi All, just to say I was getting the key validation thing on page 2 as well and tried all the mentioned work arounds. What worked for me was to do the upgrade from the correct location page. When I tried and failed I was trying to do it from the US update page however when I switched location to the United Kingdom, (correct for me being UK based), it worked and didn't ask to validate my W7 key.
 

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Use correct region first and choose manufacturer other ,these are 2 things causing problem my understanding from all 17 pages .
You mean 9 pages? 50ppp FTW!
 
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You can use the upgrade key as a clean install, There is a TUT in the OP
May not work for everyone.

Windows 8 is fast and does give me a bit better battery life. 30 minutes more than my 4 hour battery life (during web browsing). I am going to switch back to 7 for a few months and wait for a bit more driver support. I miss my finger reader.
 
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I keep getting the Win7 Registration Key screen as well. Can't get past it no matter what combination of regions and PC manufacturers I try. :(
 
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I keep getting the Win7 Registration Key screen as well. Can't get past it no matter what combination of regions and PC manufacturers I try. :(
I had that trouble too. I then used IE with Other Newegg Built myself. Then I got it.
 
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I had that trouble too. I then used IE with Other Newegg Built myself. Then I got it.
Tried that too. :banghead:
Maybe I'll try it again tonight and hope for the best.
 
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Seems like OEM keys might not work :(

I tried some other OEM keys floating around, but to no avail

I lost my original OEM key when i took my laptop for a replacement Hard-drive. I thought i had got it saved somewhere, but obviously not :(

Edit - Just read through the 17 pages of the thread. I can;t believe i missed this when it was first posted. Damn.
 
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Won't work for me with "older" Dell Studio. Prompts me for W7 key and won't take it either.
 
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Microsoft cracked down on the upgrade requirements you now need a windows 7 key OEM or Retail but the code its self needs to be one they listed in there upgrades system, So old keys wont work.
 
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Microsoft cracked down on the upgrade requirements you now need a windows 7 key OEM or Retail but the code its self needs to be one they listed in there upgrades system, So old keys wont work.
Yea. I know OEM keys are generic. Searching for one might yield some results but, i don't have one. Can't ask here.
 

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OEM keys are not generic unless they are purchased in huge lots (like Dell would do) in a bulk licensing agreement.
All my OEM licenses have different keys.

I did the upgrade (I didn't make an ISO) so it never asked my for a key. I assume it used my existing Win 7 OEM key. When I look in the activation details, it shows the key I received from Microsoft for the free MPC update.
 
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OEM keys are not generic unless they are purchased in huge lots (like Dell would do) in a bulk licensing agreement.
All my OEM licenses have different keys.

I did the upgrade (I didn't make an ISO) so it never asked my for a key. I assume it used my existing Win 7 OEM key. When I look in the activation details, it shows the key I received from Microsoft for the free MPC update.
No if you used the Upgrade Assistant it uses the key that it displays when you buy it.
 
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I don't think the W7 keys become deactivated. I installed my old W7 Ultimate on another PC and it activated with no problems (so far). Maybe they'll be deactivated later or MS just doesn't care? Mine is retail though.
 
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Its a upgrade key not a deactivation key Microsoft wont do any think to your old windows 7 keys just like they didn't with vista.
 

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My log:

In India, Microsoft is running a no-strings-attached offer of getting Windows 8 Pro for the equivalent of US $35 (including VAT). By no-strings, I mean you don't need to meet that recently-purchased-Windows 7 criteria.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/buy?ocid=GA8_O_MSCOM_Prog_FPP_Null_Null

I purchased mine. All I had to do was download Windows Upgrade Assistant, pay, get the key, start a download to a *.decrypt file (this is not a disc image), while the WUA either lets you install (upgrade Windows 7), or create a *.iso. I wanted a clean install, so I burnt the image onto a DVD. A receipt of my purchase, including the key, is sent by email, with a special offer to get physical copy for $5 (basically a fancy box and a shiny disc, with a large serving of ego).

I've learned that no matter what (even after Microsoft's own image integrity check, and my disc burner's post-burn verification), the DVD will not boot with UEFI enabled on my motherboard. So I legacy-booted it. Windows 8 Pro setup doesn't like the F6_install RST drivers for Intel chipset-integrated SATA controllers (you can install RST after install). While it will load those drivers, the disks attached to it won't take Windows. So I restarted setup and let it use Microsoft's default AHCI drivers. The key I purchased has to be entered during setup. It gets web-activated immediately after setup.
Thanks man. :toast: Got stuck at the Windows 7 OEM key stage and this sorted it. £24.99 later I'm downloading it.
 

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Damn, Doesn't work for me, I have to put a windows 7 key in,
maby it's something with my region (Netherlands?)

Can someone please get a key for me?! :$
 

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Damn, Doesn't work for me, I have to put a windows 7 key in,
maby it's something with my region (Netherlands?)

Can someone please get a key for me?! :$
Try the link in my post above yours. ;)
 

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Looking everywhere for a Windows 8 Promo Key, can't find it though... :(

I mean a key for 14.99

Is there some way to get a valid working legit product key for W8 Pro ?
 

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Looking everywhere for a Windows 8 Promo Key, can't find it though... :(

I mean a key for 14.99

Is there some way to get a valid working legit product key for W8 Pro ?
You have to pay for it by giving Microsoft your money...
 

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:D

I know that bud.. just searching for a way to get my key for 14.99
I'm willing to pay.. but only for 14.99:rolleyes:
Ok, well your question seemed to be asking for a pirate key and that's deeply frowned upon here.

You need to have a qualifying Windows 7 OEM licence off your PC. Then go to www.windowsupgradeoffer.com and fill in the form, along with the key. Then you pay 14.99 (dollars, I assume?)