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Question about Win 7 OS disk for "Refurbished PCs"?

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June 7, 2014 2:02:26 PM

Okay, so I was given a laptop that has Vista on it and I wanted to upgrade to 7. I was thinking that since win 8 has been out for a while, people might be selling off some Win 7 disk on ebay for cheap. I found this listing for a Win 7 for Refurbished PCs for a decent price and asked the seller if it came with a product keycode. He said that he would provide a product keycode with the disk, so I bought it. Well, the seller did send "A" product keycode with the disk, that is true, but it is a Win Vista product sticker off a Lenovo laptop. Of course, when I contact the seller, he said that he fulfilled his part of the transaction because he did provide "A" product keycode and that he never said that it would be "The" product keycode that went with the disk. So I guess you can say that I got scammed. But my question not about this.

My question is this. I used the disk to install win 7 on the laptop before I read the product sticker I was sent and realized that I did not have a valid product key code (I am too trusting). So now I have a laptop with a copy of win 7 that I have no code for. I have three other copies of win 7 with valid product codes and I have tried entering all of them in just to test it out for a few days before activating and make sure I can get the laptop to work with 7, but it will not accept any of them. I don't mean that it will not let me activate the copy, I mean that it will not accept the codes at all. Either it comes back and says, "Invalid Code" or is says something like, "Code Mismatch".

So, I am wondering if this "For Refurbished PCs" copy of Win 7 is some sort of version where the keycode is serial tied to the disk or something? Since I already have it installed, I thought I might buy a good code form Microsoft to activate it with, but I am not sure that is possible. Thanks for the help.

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June 7, 2014 2:11:09 PM

This is why you don't buy software, especially a Windows OS, on ebay.

Chalk it up to lesson learned.

MS no longer sells only the activation key for Win7. Buy it, and you'll get the DVD as well.
http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-System-Builder-Pa...
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June 7, 2014 2:13:03 PM

There's no such Windows license version, there's' just retail (can be transferred to different PCs as long as only one copy is in use at a time, costs a bit more) and OEM (locked to a motherboard, less expensive)

You probably need to go to MS to buy a key
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June 7, 2014 2:29:37 PM

It does exist. Here is a photo of the dvd.

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June 7, 2014 2:33:03 PM

Up until very recently, I had an Epson printer that could reproduce that almost exactly. Directly on a CD/DVD.

And if that does actually exist, that is for a refurbished PC. To be sold with the PC, not standalone.
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June 7, 2014 4:07:33 PM

when you install that copy does it say windows 7K or N in the windows version?
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June 7, 2014 4:57:16 PM

cmptrgydv said:
when you install that copy does it say windows 7K or N in the windows version?


It is stuck on the code entry screen write now, so I can't check to see about what you are asking.
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June 7, 2014 4:57:31 PM

USAFRet said:
Up until very recently, I had an Epson printer that could reproduce that almost exactly. Directly on a CD/DVD.

And if that does actually exist, that is for a refurbished PC. To be sold with the PC, not standalone.


I have printed on over 3000 printable DVD and CDs, I know what they look like. This is a legitimate factory created injected mold (not a writable disk) Microsoft issued Windows 7 DVD.

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June 7, 2014 5:04:46 PM

you should be able to install without using a key, it will ask you to activate within 30 days, but you can do install
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June 7, 2014 5:29:22 PM

jungleexplorer said:
USAFRet said:
Up until very recently, I had an Epson printer that could reproduce that almost exactly. Directly on a CD/DVD.

And if that does actually exist, that is for a refurbished PC. To be sold with the PC, not standalone.


I have printed on over 3000 printable DVD and CDs, I know what they look like. This is a legitimate factory created injected mold (not a writable disk) Microsoft issued Windows 7 DVD.



Fair enough. But what you bought is still not valid.
You can download an official ISO from here:
http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-...

Install, which will last for 30 days until whatever you buy arrives. Activate with the key that comes in the mail.
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June 7, 2014 10:07:02 PM

USAFRet said:
jungleexplorer said:
USAFRet said:
Up until very recently, I had an Epson printer that could reproduce that almost exactly. Directly on a CD/DVD.

And if that does actually exist, that is for a refurbished PC. To be sold with the PC, not standalone.


I have printed on over 3000 printable DVD and CDs, I know what they look like. This is a legitimate factory created injected mold (not a writable disk) Microsoft issued Windows 7 DVD.



Fair enough. But what you bought is still not valid.
You can download an official ISO from here:
http://www.w7forums.com/threads/official-windows-7-sp1-...

Install, which will last for 30 days until whatever you buy arrives. Activate with the key that comes in the mail.


Wow! I did not know you could legally download Windows ISOs. Thanks for the link.
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