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I can't activate Windows 7

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August 2, 2013 3:14:23 AM

I have got windows 7 HP 64 Bit (I think its a trial, I haven't activated it yet) I got a key of this guy who works with computers and OS's and he gave me a key and I put it in but it said the only way I could activate it was over the phone and the phone said that it wouldn't activate because it might not be genuine but I check and it said it was genuine. What do I do?

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August 2, 2013 3:21:38 AM

Matthew Winters said:
I have got windows 7 HP 64 Bit (I think its a trial, I haven't activated it yet) I got a key of this guy who works with computers and OS's and he gave me a key and I put it in but it said the only way I could activate it was over the phone and the phone said that it wouldn't activate because it might not be genuine but I check and it said it was genuine. What do I do?


Aslong as the actual key is genuine then there's no reason why Microsoft will decline.

Are you sure it's a genuine key? Try speaking to somebody in person on the helpline. (You mentioned you spoke with some sort of automated system)
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August 2, 2013 3:54:29 AM

Sounds as if 'this guy' has given you a code from a customers machine that is already is use, that is why it will decline activation or that it is an oem key and you need a retail one.
I highly recommend buying your own key code new from a retailer.
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August 2, 2013 5:16:20 AM

It very well could be 'genuine'. But also already used/activated on a different PC.
Which is why it won't activate on your PC.

Probably just going to have to buy your own copy.
(and don't get one from eBay)
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