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As EE forum prohibits the discussion of cracking, I cannot tell you the un-official way. Some smaller OEMs without the bulk license agreement that the bigger makers have may have cut corners somehow... If he is selling you 30 licenses as part of a volume licenses, this is fraudulent and illegal, and Microsoft may revoke those licenses (if it is a System Builder pack, Somewhere in there they floated the possibility of having to pay $99 to get a new number or something.I should also note I looked around the net and saw all the

Flag Permalink This was helpful (4) Collapse - Did all the above and Microsoft said go to manufacture and by therd3 / January 5, 2016 2:17 AM PST In reply to: cheyguy Flag Permalink This was helpful (2) Back to Windows 7 forum 95 total posts (Page 1 of 4) 01 02 03 04 Next Popular Forums icon Computer Help 51,912 discussions Not by RDouglass1 / March 8, 2013 9:21 AM PST In reply to: Microsoft says my Windows 7 is pirated; now what am I suppose to do now? windows-7 validation share|improve this question edited Dec 13 '11 at 2:52 Gareth 13k114056 asked Jan 4 '11 at 16:09 user29373 1924 add a comment| 3 Answers 3 active oldest votes up https://forums.techguy.org/threads/can-i-check-the-validity-of-coa-without-installing.708545/

Hope this might help a little. Last edited August 17, 2015 3:41 pm Reply 0 randomchance @randomchance Aug 19, 2015, 11:45am I had no trouble with 3rd party keys, specifically resold from people who buy bulk Microsoft Notably this is not a problem with Microsoft licensing. Yes Please!

  1. So many problems with system crash, and need to re-install OS that my key was no longer valid.
  2. he said you can use this for 30 computer!!! –user29373 Jan 4 '11 at 18:06 @user29373 Then you can probably use it on 30 computers.
  3. This really sucks and so does windows 7!
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  6. Like Ghost it will back up to a networked drive, and it will create a boot CD for when your PC won't boot.
  7. If you take some Windows 7 DVD you found and use the OEM version with the sticker for the key, that's the problem.
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Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. Please let me know what solutions you have available. Pirates refer to copies of Windows activated in this way as Pirated Genuine Microsoft Software.” Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_Locked_Preinstallation So, it depends on how you extract their keys. Contact our editors!

If I kept the DVD in, Win7 pro would run pretty much as normalAfter trying to fix it myself,(Change this setting, check that file, research on the net) I did what Differential Signals - Why is having an equal impedance an advantage? While you now have to wait through another installation, you are essentially running a legal upgrade version that you can activate easily.Important note: I am not a lawyer and this article https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_install/how-to-check-if-a-windows-7-license-valid/d7c96052-f4e8-413f-88ba-fd30cbc075c6 I'm a nice guy and I don't like to get upset because the people on the phone they are just trying to get by like the rest of us.

Keys from either source (see below) will allow the user to avoid activation upon re-installation. But at the end of the day, even if you don't get your W7 back, there is a good chance the vendor won't ever be selling computers again: you can't do Thanks, WW wobbly_wombat, Apr 30, 2008 #1 ozrom1e Joined: May 15, 2006 Messages: 11,849 Just call Microsoft and they will tell you. By the time I want to use it it may be too late to do anything about it if the seller has been unscrupulous!

They would be able to sell you genuine licenses. –thommck Jan 5 '11 at 13:40 1 @user29373 - you can't use OEM licenses for machines built by somebody else. Or in some cases if you send your laptop in for repair to a non-reputable IT firm they may take note of the key and start using it on other people's They all claim they're legit and 100% from Microsoft. The lower right hand corner said the copy I had was not valid and a build number.

About Us Contact Us Digital Edition Customer Service Gift Subscription Ad Choices Newsletters Privacy Policy RSS Terms of Service Agreement E-commerce Affiliate Relationships PCWorld CATEGORIES Business Laptops Mobile PC Hardware Printers Besides, in most cases it's actually hidden underneath the laptop or at the back of the desktop -- you won't see it most of time anyway.Q: On eBay, I just found With the exception of Product Key Cards distributed with Certificates of Authenticity (COA's), Microsoft does not distribute products keys as standalone products. A fire at one of Telstra's exchanges in Sydney is the culprit.

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But that's part of the joy of a new operating system version.I can't help but wonder if MS hasn't just found a new way to bump their revenue? Join & Ask a Question Need Help in Real-Time? It may work for windows 7 http://directedge.us/content/abr-activation-backup-and-restore Instead of just telling you the key, it actually backs up the activation files.

Internet goes out, and suddenly Windows is not genuine.This came on a "budget" AMD-based HP desktop (that I use for media and basic web browsing).I decided to run a Google search,

Took about 25 minutes, but worked. OEM versions of Windows won't take the keys for them. How can I tell someone that they are not allowed to express their opinions, in English? Why are alien buildings/ships unusual looking?

without installing software on pc in question? From my experience, most OEM laptops from Dell, HP, Sony, Lenovo, etc... - they all come with a product key that is unique to that manufacturer. I have actually had this happen on several of my clients computers, and it seems with so many people using Win7 key generating software, that if someone generated your key and by sbill / March 15, 2013 12:57 PM PDT In reply to: Tell more about that Windows 7.

To be valid, the label must be affixed to the COMPUTER, or appear on the SOFTWARE packaging. Hope all goes well Ellen Pringle Flag Permalink This was helpful (4) Collapse - back up your data and reinstall windows.... In my experience with a variety of configurations I have to say I'm very impressed. Before I re-install, I extract their keys, and then use OEM cd to reinstall the OS, only to later find out that OS key is inavlid for activation.

There are some online sites that claim that you can enter an activation key and they will check for you but without fail these turn out to be just a way Connect with top rated Experts 26 Experts available now in Live! I had a Dell laptop that came with vista 32 home premium. You need to buy full retail versions or talk to Dell. –Shinrai Jan 5 '11 at 16:55 add a comment| Your Answer draft saved draft discarded Sign up or log

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) CNET staff/forum admin / March 8, 2013 7:38 AM PST Question:Microsoft says my Windows 7 is pirated; now what am I suppose to do?We have a Windows