Product key is for upgrade only

Original Title: problem entering ultimate upgrade key

i purchased windows 7 ultimate upgrade on dvd and ran anytime upgrade to install it. the key was entered at this time. all seemed ok, ultimate worked fine. now i need to activate ultimate but when i enter my ulitmate key i receive a message saying that i can only use this key to upgrade not a clean install. i have not performed a clean install, nor do i want to. the original key for 7 starter is not accepeted either. The window 7 ultimate upgrade disc appears to be genuine from a reputable dealer. i now have a message on my screen saying this windows is not genuine.

how do i fix this ?

 

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Last updated March 25, 2018 Views 1,108 Applies to:
Answer

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
(This site is for Volume License Activation but if you call they will help you)

Product Activation Solution Center
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/cu_sc_prodact_master


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