If your copy of Windows 7 is Home premium and is the 64-bit version, this is the version of Windows 7 you must use. Would they allow me to go through the entire installation process before it looked for it? A lot of times it can be as simple as install the software, do not enter the key during the installation, reboot and then enter the key and activate. You need to clear this up with Microsoft. You should search it for torrent sites because it may not available on regular downloading sites. I do see that Microsoft have changed things and require a product key before downloading the files. Try deploying said image on a system with an array of incompatible hardware, and you'll wind up doing a new vanilla Windows 7 install. You may or may not get an answer directly from one of the Lenovo employees as there are way more of us than them and all of them, even Mark, have full-time jobs doing other things.
The person who sold it to you probably sold it to 10 other persons. Installed it as directed and now Microsoft has monitored the software as it is on my computer and they are saying it is not a valid Key Code. Are both product keys the right ones suitable for Windows 7 Professional? If you want to make it genuine than you can simply use the windows activator. You don't even need internet access to enter the product key and it doesn't get messed up by hardware changes. Check your B's and 8's etc. I did that with a second computer that I unpacked and it found the same exact key as the one my program found with the first computer.
I have the same issue. Nevermind the Office key, it's not valid. Check the product key to make sure it is for the version that you are trying to activate. I am also doing a clean install, as it is required to go from one architecture to another x86 to x64. I think Prophecy is on the right track. Hello I've just built this new system having had my old MoBo fail on me. If the key is being copied and pasted, make sure that em-dashes have not been substituted for the dashes in the key.
Would they also create an error message that is so totally useless say it ain't so! When you enter the key it should work this time. It also listed some hex error code which I can not remember. I formatted the drive and it still wasn't recognized. Is there anything I can do? Thanks to you all for your input to my thread, i've learned alot from it. Does it have something to do with upgrading to 10 and then going back an 'unofficial' way, meaning my key has been invalidated? I have been using this computer for over a year. Please contact your system administrator. Even when I tried to input the product key on the Dell laptop, it is said that the product key is invalid.
It also listed some hex error code which I can not remember. Clean install of 7 was the only option after all other methods of recovering either 7 or 10 failed. Note from Moderator: Employee identification removed as per the forum rules. However I don't know I need to activate the windows 7 at that time. When you enter the key it should work this time. I would advise you to move to the retailer for the new product key,if you have lost the former one.
I got my key and download yesterday and it also said invalid. It has not been installed in any opther computer. Click on teh Start button. Installation 3: I format the drive using the Command Prompt in the Win 7 Set up process. You can click on the above link to download the activator.
I forgot to activate my windows 7 after I installed it and the windows 10 setup said I needed to enter the key for my windows 7 copy. Now, every time when it asks for a product key, skip it. The key that is used for the factory install and a key that is on the sticker. . As stated above, tried the solution with slui but no luck.
This is the product key I am using. Leave the product key blank this was mentioned above by someone above. Error code 0xc004f050 refers to a problem with activating Windows key. Right after getting it I had issues with sleep mode working. Thank you for your attention. Some applications can install multi-lingual support even when that edition of Windows is not licensed for those language packs.
After completion it will ask you to restart your computer and then restart it. I have a dell that came with windows 7 pro 64 bit. Here's a trick so you don't need the disc again. Download Windows loader software and install. And there's no advice forum members can offer, to overcome such problems. And I hope not to have to give Lenovo a bad name; I spent a lot of mone y! A lot of counterfeit copies of Windows are selling at the online auctions and affiliate marketplaces. Contact the 0xC004F009 The Software Protection Service reported that the grace period expired.