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  • Question

  • I have installed win 7 ultimate as a new installation on an HP tm2t tablet computer, and when I try to enter the product key from our MSDN partnership account, I receive the following message:

     

    The product key you have entered will not work with this edition of Windows 7.  You must either run Windows 7 Setup or enter a Windows 7 Ultimate product key.

     

    The key comes from the same site from which I downloaded the .iso file.  I have tried three different keys from the same site with the same results.  Can someone provide any ideas?  I've already tried codes from Win 7 Pro - same results.

    Thanks

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 9:42 PM

Answers

  • You have to use the Win7 Ultimate N key to activate the N version of Win7. You can not install the normal version of Win7 and use a N key, and you can not install a N version and use a normal key.

    Generate a key matching the version you have installed, and you will be OK.


     


    Kenneth Myhre

    http://samfunn.myhken.com

    http://www.microsoft.no/alpha/

    • Proposed as answer by Kenneth Myhre Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Kinsman Monday, April 18, 2011 7:08 PM
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:35 PM

All replies

  • You have to use the Win7 Ultimate N key to activate the N version of Win7. You can not install the normal version of Win7 and use a N key, and you can not install a N version and use a normal key.

    Generate a key matching the version you have installed, and you will be OK.


     


    Kenneth Myhre

    http://samfunn.myhken.com

    http://www.microsoft.no/alpha/

    • Proposed as answer by Kenneth Myhre Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Kinsman Monday, April 18, 2011 7:08 PM
    Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:35 PM
  • Thank you very much!  I must admit to feeling like a fool, but your help was indispensable.

     

    Thursday, November 18, 2010 12:45 AM