mrno30
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Cannot activate windows 7 with a Product ID

I am trying to register my Windows 7 Enterprise on a home PC (which previously has been upgraded from Windows Vista Home), and now I am running into a problem where OS will not accept a Product ID (Computer - Properties - Windows activation - Change product key). The OS is not accepting certain numbers in my Product ID such as "0". As soon as I type in "0" I get "Unacceptable character. Please check your product key and try again." I also tried copying the Product ID from a text file with no luck. The product key is correct as I am using it on my personal laptop. Suggestions?

Waseemulla Shariff
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Hi mrno30,

In addition to Andre's suggestions.

Microsoft product keys contain 25 characters that are typically divided into groups of 5.
For more information, see How to identify, locate, and replace a product key
Also see Activating Windows 7: frequently asked questions

Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

Andre Da Costa
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How did you upgrade from Windows Vista Home? Windows 7 Enterprise requires a clean install.

You should contact the Administrator or place where your Windows 7 Enterprise volume license came from about troubleshooting.

Please note that there is a difference product key and product id.

The Product key consist of numbers and letters of the alphabets.

 


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Andre Da Costa
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How did you upgrade from Windows Vista Home? Windows 7 Enterprise requires a clean install.

You should contact the Administrator or place where your Windows 7 Enterprise volume license came from about troubleshooting.

Please note that there is a difference product key and product id.

The Product key consist of numbers and letters of the alphabets.

 


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mrno30
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It was a clean install, my mistake. Thanks for clarifying the difference between product key and product id.
Waseemulla Shariff
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Waseemulla Shariff replied on

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Hi mrno30,

In addition to Andre's suggestions.

Microsoft product keys contain 25 characters that are typically divided into groups of 5.
For more information, see How to identify, locate, and replace a product key
Also see Activating Windows 7: frequently asked questions

Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

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i had a problem with my windows and decided to reinstall my windows...all i did was notedown my product id..thats all i have to re activate...how can i find out what my product key is or reactivate my windows using PID..?

 

thank you,