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Windows 7 activation

Hello,
I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and the product key doesn't work anymore but that is not the issue. I was wondering if I could purchase a cheaper version i.e. Home Premium and enter that product key into the windows activation window that pops up.
an expedient reply would be appreciated as I have 11 days left to activate Windows
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  1. No, you cannot.
  2. If I choose to buy another copy of Windows (Home Premium) would I have to uninstall everything and start again with Home Premium?
  3. Keys dont stop working unless one of the following has occurred...

    - The key was activated on another computer
    - The key is for an illegal copy of Windows
    - The key if for another version of Windows 7 (Home, Premium, etc)
    - The key is for an upgrade version of Windows 7 and a previous version of Windows wasn't on your computer when Windows 7 was installed.
    - The key is for Windows 7 SP1 and you dont have a copy w/SP1 or vise versa
  4. Thank You for your help
  5. slcmike said:
    Keys dont stop working unless one of the following has occurred...

    - The key was activated on another computer
    - The key is for an illegal copy of Windows
    - The key if for another version of Windows 7 (Home, Premium, etc)
    - The key is for an upgrade version of Windows 7 and a previous version of Windows wasn't on your computer when Windows 7 was installed.
    - The key is for Windows 7 SP1 and you dont have a copy w/SP1 or vise versa


    You forgot, you changed hardware in your computer and Microsoft doesn't trust you anymore.
  6. ahnilated said:
    You forgot, you changed hardware in your computer and Microsoft doesn't trust you anymore.

    If that is the case then often a phone call to MS will fix the problem.
  7. rolli59 said:
    If that is the case then often a phone call to MS will fix the problem.


    This is correct.
  8. Hi :)

    Why is everbody being so coy about this...

    He downloaded the ILLEGAL version of Ultimate and as everyone knows , the ILLEGAL key generator doesnt work....

    So to the OP... GO BUY A LEGAL VERSION....!!

    All the best Brett :)
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