i installed a legal copy of windows 7 useing

March 28, 2011 at 07:20:31
Specs: Windows 7, 3.00 GB
my pc is an Acer 5400 with Amd 64x2 dual core processor 4400+ 2.3 GHz 64 bit that has been re-formatted too many times , i installed windows 7 to try to fix my problem ( a legal copy ) but now it's saying that my copy isn't genuine ( i think the coa was bad ) i'm on a fixed income and can't afford to buy another operating system .... any ideas how to fix this thing ?

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#1
March 28, 2011 at 08:04:41
If you have a receipt and can prove ownership of a legal copy of Windows, then call up MicroSoft and tell them your story. They can (if they are in a good mood) help you get it running without charge.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
March 28, 2011 at 08:27:08
"my pc is an Acer 5400 with Amd 64x2 dual core processor 4400+ 2.3 GHz 64 bit that has been re-formatted too many times".

There is no limit on how many times you can perform a factory restore on your Acer.

That said, did you use the numbers from the computer when you registered or the key off the sleeve from your Windows 7 DVD?

If the former is the case, then you can simply change the key while in Windows 7. I assume you can still boot into Window 7?

If the Acer came with Windows 7 there is no reason to waste a retail Windows 7 key on the computer.


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#3
March 28, 2011 at 08:28:54
Why would the COA be bad if it was a legal copy? Sounds a bit fishy to me.

But talk to Microsoft.


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#4
March 28, 2011 at 09:30:52
ijack

jay may be using the OEM numbers while installing a retail version.


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#5
March 28, 2011 at 22:15:32
i have a bad habit of losing or throwing away or just forgetting where i put reciepts .....

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#6
March 28, 2011 at 22:19:53
i DO want to thank everyone for their reply's but , i think i'm just going to have to hope it keeps working till i can afford a new o/s or i die

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#7
March 28, 2011 at 22:24:10
get a free linux, it will allow you to use the machine until you can afford a new os...or get in contact the manufacturer for a factory restore dvd, it shouldnt cost more than 50 bucks.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#8
March 29, 2011 at 04:33:38
jay-jay

I have been trying to help but you are not making it easy. Either respond to my posts with sensible comments or I am going to assume you have something to hide.

Did you read response #2? If you are leveling with us you should be able to restore to factory state by using the hidden partition on the hard drive.


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#9
May 5, 2011 at 08:37:48
call microsoft I had the same problem they will fix it. What they will do is check the keycode to make sure it is a legal key then they will have you install a temp software so they can contral your pc once there in they do some things in the cmmand prompt window it will take about 15 minutes to fix

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#10
May 5, 2011 at 09:55:35
That computer came with an earlier version of Windows if Windows was pre-installed.

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#11
May 5, 2011 at 21:20:22
you could call acer and request a installation dvd, they will charge you, but it probably be cheaper than a new win 7, of course you could also just get ubuntu 11.4 for free.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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