Other language versions have different file names. What is the 8-digit file name you see on the C. Like I thought it was in the first place! It includes both alphabetic and numerical coding of different lengths depending on the various programs. I have re-checked several times, but there is no mistake, and the letters are still readable, that's why I'm perplexed about it. To get working keys, you will have to buy them from Microsoft. Eight computers in my home network.
I even tried the product key from the original factory installed program which also didn't work. I was connected to the internet so I don't know why it want's it again. I still don't know what was the problem, yesterday I typed it several times and checked it, I wrote it correctly every time and didn't work. Obviously, I couldn't do that anyway but I can't think of why it wouldn't work. It is one of the best available operating systems. This didn't work, the third key they had given me was an invalid key as well! All offical download links now lead to a dead page that redirects you to a new windows download form where you are required to put in your product key before you can download. So that leads me to believe that my key is correct and maybe it won't accept it because I've used it before.
I do see that Microsoft have changed things and require a product key before downloading the files. If you reverted back to the same exact version you had installed previously the product code should have been recognized. The most annoying part is that the machine is running better than it has for ages, now it has a nice clean windows to run on! Hi Airey, I am also facing the same problem with my lenovo y470. While my personal opinions may differ from the official Microsoft position, I cannot really express them. After doing a fresh installation of Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, I tried to activate using the key I had recovered.
So I did and now I have tried to enter my product key again and it tells me that the product key is not valid. How can I get my real key back guys? Now you can do a clean install again over the Installed Windows 10 any no of times. Thank you for your replays and help! The product key should have been on a sleeve for the Windows 7 disk but that may be long gone. Sometimes you may have to talk to a real Microsoft customer service rep. Windows 7 may be nearly 10 years old, but it remains popular to this very day.
What you do with all this information is entirely up to you. I know this is for Win10 and might not work for Win7, but at least it's a workaround to purchasing a license if this works. Am trying to go back to it from a failed 10 upgrade. There are many other resources out there, but none are as reliable as this one when it comes to providing free and working product keys. All went well until I had to re-enter my product key.
A product key is essentially a set of letters and numbers that are used as a code to unlock the full Windows 7 software. I have just done a clean reinstall of W7 home premium after a failed 10 upgrade. Given a valid key, on a reinstall, sometimes it chokes on activation. You should find it on the right-hand side after pressing the logo. To be honest I hate telling someone to wipe their harddrive and reinstall windows. Instead of buying one online, or spending days searching for a working one, use one of the product keys listed below. Even advanced version of windows such as; Windows 8, Windows 8.
You can do this to install Windows 7 upgraded version. There are product keys for 32-bit operating systems, and ones for 64-bit operating systems. Don't mind the different number. Check the product key to make sure it is for the version that you are trying to activate. Depending on the manufacturer they may or may not charge you a nominal fee for the installation disc and drivers disc. When you choose the phone option, a list of numbers will come up on the screen.
Just decided to try the product key that came with the machine again, just in case I mistyped it when I reinstalled 7. In any case, happy to hear it worked out for you. When I bought the notebook after the first boot I could choose the language - slovak or english. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. The initial attempt to upgrade wiped all remnants of Vista. Microsoft window 7 is being used in many organizations, universities, other educational institutions, firms, and offices.