Activating windows and non-activated

Mikano

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Hi all , ok here's my question I need to find out about Activating. I have windows 7 upgrade my own i purchase on cd which it won't activate because i used it on more then one pc. So I brought windows 8 pro and did a clean install and I know I did wrong and can't activate it because there wasn't a previous windows installed.. So I downloaded a full version of Windows 7 pro. And installed it , now I can't activate it because I don't have a product key, with that be said will I be able to install my Windows 8 pro as an Upgrade and be able to Activate it??? Please and thank you for your help this is driving me crazy. I'm in the process of building a fresh machine in the mean time.
 

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Lee

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Yes you can get it activated, but you will have to call (number given in activation screen) microsoft to do so (should be no program).
 

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Lee

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Your Welcomed, and BTW, "Welcome to the Eight Forums." . . .:thumbsup:
 

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    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)
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    PC/Desktop
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    HP Pavilion p1423w
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    Intel Core i5 3330 Ivy Bridge
    Motherboard
    Foxconn - 2ADA Ivy Brige
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    16 GB 1066MHz DDR3
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    ATI Radeon HD 5450
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    HD Realteck (Onboard)
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    Mitsubishi LED TV/Montior HD, Dell 23 HD, Hanspree 25" HD
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    Mit. 1980-1080, Dell 2048-115, Hanspree 1920-10802
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    1 SanDisk 240Gig SSD, 2 Samsung 512Gig SSDs
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    Tower
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    Original (Fans)
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mad dog

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Windows 8 didn't like my laptops sata drivers so I had to install windows 7 first when I bought ssd drive, I didn't activate because I didn't find oem windows 7 home premium iso files.
So I just installed that windows 7 without a key, then I went and upgraded that non activated windows 7 to windows 8 pro.

It activated flawlessly and I even contacted to microsoft, and they said that it will stay activated even it is installed over windows 7 30 day trial.

So that windows 8 upgrade installer isn't interested about your activation state, only requirement is that you have either windows xp, vista or 7 installed to your computer, and have legal keys for them.
 

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Mikano

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Thank you Mad dog, what you stated was probably what I'm going to have . A non activated win 7 then upgrade to 8 and activate without a problem. I'm not ready to do it , I need to create a array raid first before I install on to my raidr express ssd.
 

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