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Last response: in Windows 7
August 24, 2010 9:10:40 PM

I'm using a student license as part of the MSDN.

So I had win 7 professional installed on my old computer but I've upgraded to a new PC and it's saying my product ID is in use.

Is there any way around this? Do I have to contact windows? How do I contact windows?

I tried

But it's saying my key is invalid and that I need to pay $75 to contact them.

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a b $ Windows 7
August 24, 2010 9:45:02 PM

Windows 7 comes with one license. If I understand you correctly, you are trying to install Windows 7 Professional on your new computer, but you are unable to because the license is already used on a different computer?

If this is the case, you can call Microsoft and explain that you are no longer using your old computer and wish to activate Windows 7 Professional on your new computer. However, if your old computer has an OEM version of Windows 7 (meaning your copy of Windows 7 in permanently tied to your computer), you will not be able to transfer the license to a new computer. Here's how to contact Microsoft for activation -

Good Luck!

Microsoft Windows Outreach
August 24, 2010 10:03:12 PM

Thanks for the reply.

It's part of the MSDN licence so I think i'm ok.

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August 24, 2010 10:04:03 PM

Best answer selected by mr_fruitbowl.
a b $ Windows 7
August 26, 2010 12:20:53 PM

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