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  1. cDreamDancer's Avatar
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       #31

    Still need a suggested course of action with this.
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  2. Porthos's Avatar
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       #32

    cDreamDancer said:
    Still need a suggested course of action with this.
    Buy a legit key.
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  3. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #33

    cDreamDancer said:
    Still need a suggested course of action with this.

    Porthos said:
    Buy a legit key.
    Yep, that would be the answer!
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  4. cDreamDancer's Avatar
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       #34

    NavyLCDR said:
    Yep, that would be the answer!
    How is my key now not legit?
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #35

    What does the VAMT tool tell you? I suspect the activation's have been used up and now when you try to activate again it won't let you. I don't know why you lost activation but that is the most likely cause of why you can't reactivate.
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  6. pparks1's Avatar
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       #36

    Well, there isn't a way as a consumer to purchase a Multiple Activation Key copy of Windows. So, with your copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, you likely got a copy from a shady reseller who was using keys not intended for retail sale. If I recall correct, Windows 7 Ultimate was about $400, so if you didn't spend nearly that much on it, consider yourself lucky to have gotten by this long with it.
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  7. Porthos's Avatar
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       #37

    pparks1 said:
    Well, there isn't a way as a consumer to purchase a Multiple Activation Key copy of Windows. So, with your copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, you likely got a copy from a shady reseller who was using keys not intended for retail sale. If I recall correct, Windows 7 Ultimate was about $400, so if you didn't spend nearly that much on it, consider yourself lucky to have gotten by this long with it.
    Exactly.
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  8. Superfly's Avatar
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       #38

    Let me get this straight...

    There is no evidence that the OP has a Win 7 MAK key right? Post #29 lists OEM:COA (assume from VAMT)

    AFAIK only Win 7 Enterprise and Pro had MAKs:

    Code:
    Edition Type : Enterprise;EnterpriseN;EnterpriseE;Professional;ProfessionalN;ProfessionalE
    Description	 : Windows 7 All Volume Editions Volume:MAK
    Edition ID	 : X16-68003
    Key Type	 : Volume:MAK
    EULA		 : Volume

    If that key was previously used to activate this PC (again assuming no major hardware change subsequently) there should be a digital licence and the Win 7 key is irrelevant. If there has been a major H/W change the COA key is now defunct.

    But I agree with you guys a COA key cannot be sold separately from the PC it came with - so not legit to begin with.
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  9. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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       #39

    Everybody, please reread post #13. That explains why @cDreamDancer just needs to purchase a real and legitimate Windows 10 product key. He is trying to move Windows 10 from a computer that was upgraded from Windows Vista OEM to Widows 7 from an unknown source (likely an OEM version as well) then to Windows 10 - to a second computer that was also Windows Vista OEM. There just doesn't seem to be a whole lot of solid ground this house of cards is built upon.
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  10. Superfly's Avatar
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       #40

    NavyLCDR said:
    Everybody, please reread post #13. That explains why @cDreamDancer just needs to purchase a real and legitimate Windows 10 product key. He is trying to move Windows 10 from a computer that was upgraded from Windows Vista OEM to Widows 7 from an unknown source (likely an OEM version as well) then to Windows 10 - to a second computer that was also Windows Vista OEM. There just doesn't seem to be a whole lot of solid ground this house of cards is built upon.
    I thought this was the original PC that crashed and got back?
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