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Solved Windows 8 Product Key Error: "We couldn't verify the product key"


Abhishek

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I wanna dual boot Windows 8 Consumer Preview with my existing OS, Windows 7 Home Premium. I have created the necessary partitions and also created the bootable pendrive from the ISO downloaded.

When I begin the installation, everything goes fine until the Product Key screen comes up. I have tried 'NF32V-Q9P3W-7DR7Y-JGWRW-JFCK8' and 'DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J' but I get an error message saying 'We couldn't verify the product key. Check the installation media'
When I enter a random product key like '00000-00000-00000-00000-00000' it gives a message saying that the product key is wrong, but when I enter the correct product key I get the error message which I have put in bold statements above.

What shall I do? Please help.

Regards,
Abhishek Sharma
 

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#2

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Abhishek

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Oh thanks a lot for this valuable information. It's always good to install the latest available version. Will download the ISO now and hopefully won't have any issues. I'll revert back here with my progress. :)
 

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    Acer Aspire 5738G
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    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo
    Motherboard
    Acer JV50
    Memory
    4 GB RAM DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
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Abhishek

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And it's working flawlessly now.

Actually I had earlier downloaded the ISO of release preview only, but the name 'Consumer Preview' had stuck in my head and when I searched for the product key, I used to search for the product key of the consumer preview.

Using the release preview for about 15-20 minutes now, and unlike many of my friends I am not finding the Metro UI annoying to start with. Many said that you gradually get hold of it, well, I'm feeling very comfortable with the Metro UI.

Thanks for the help, Shawn.
 

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    Motherboard
    Acer JV50
    Memory
    4 GB RAM DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 - 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    C: (120 GB)
    E: (143 GB)
    K: (24.3 GB)
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    Acer Inbuilt
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Abhishek

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#5
And yeah, I've marked this as solved now. :)
 

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    Motherboard
    Acer JV50
    Memory
    4 GB RAM DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce G 105M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1x Generic PnP Monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768 - 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    C: (120 GB)
    E: (143 GB)
    K: (24.3 GB)
    Keyboard
    Acer Inbuilt
    Mouse
    Acer Inbuilt, 5 Button Wheel Laser Mouse (External)
    Internet Speed
    8mbps downstream 2mbps upstream
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#6
That's great news. You're most welcome. :)
 

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    Sound Card
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    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
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    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    Browser
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    Antivirus
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    Other Info
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Vasilly

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Hello, I need help please! I installed windows 8 but I found out it is " windows 8 release preview build 8400 " I got a product key to activate it! but every time I put the product key it gives me 'We couldn't verify the product key. Check the installation media'
why should I dooo please???
 

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