Windows Won't Activate

I am re installing Windows 7 on my Compaq CQ62 (unsure of full model number), i have done this before roughly 4 months ago, it worked fine then. the issue i'm having is that after windows has installed i try to activate it and it tells me that my key is invalid, which it isn't. if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated as i need to sell this laptop and i have time constraints.
~Grant
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  1. can't you call to activate like in windows Xp? not really familiar with windows 7 activation because in most cases my copy works in all installations.
  2. lookerup said:
    can't you call to activate like in windows Xp? not really familiar with windows 7 activation because in most cases my copy works in all installations.


    as far as i know you are supposed to be able to do so, but my laptop isn't giving me the option to.
  3. That's odd most if not all windows laptops or pc should have that function if i am correct.
  4. did you use the premium and the serial number under the laptop ,you didnot make any recovery disc when you bought the laptop it is easier to reinstall with this disc .
  5. Hey open a ticket with the microsoft support and ask them. BTW is that OEM reinstall or retail pack?
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