Windows 7 Activation Problem

I have a several year old computer that came with WinXP pre-installed.  At some point I upgraded to Vista and more recently to Win7.  Then I had a hard disk failure and had to start over with a new drive.  I don't have the original WinXP disk, so I installed Win7 directly.  The normal activation process won't work, of course, since there's no previous version of Windows on the computer.  I have the product key for the original WinXP (from a sticker on the computer case), plus keys for the Vista and Win7 upgrades.  Who do I contact at Microsoft to activate my legal Win7 product manually?  Thanks.

- Jeff

 

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Last updated March 20, 2018 Views 640 Applies to:
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Activate by phone and tell the person who answers what transpired.

How to activate Windows 7 manually
1) Click Start, and in the Search box type:   slui.exe  4
2) Next press the 'ENTER' key
3) Select your 'Country' from the list.
4) Choose the 'Phone Activation' option.
5) Stay on the phone and wait for a person to help you with activation.

Also:
How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/950929/en=us
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18715-activate-windows-7-phone.html

Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx

JS
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