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June 19, 2012 2:08:37 PM

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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June 19, 2012 2:14:36 PM

No, you cannot.
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June 19, 2012 2:24:54 PM

If I choose to buy another copy of Windows (Home Premium) would I have to uninstall everything and start again with Home Premium?
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June 19, 2012 2:33:14 PM

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
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June 19, 2012 2:48:14 PM

Thank You for your help
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June 19, 2012 4:16:41 PM

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.
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June 19, 2012 4:37:06 PM

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.
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June 19, 2012 4:46:47 PM

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


This is correct.
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June 19, 2012 6:33:51 PM

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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June 19, 2012 7:09:02 PM

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