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By gnfshng ·
windows does'nt see correct registration key is there a way around this problem

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by Toivo Talikka In reply to registration key

Do you mean the Windows installation does not accept the product key from a genuine Certificate of Authenticity?

I trust that you have carefully checked any transposed characters. The font size is quite small, you should carefully check the characters that can easily be confused like 8 and B, O and Q. Depending on the lighting condition and one's eyesight, that may explain your problem.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to registration key

There are several possibilities here what exactly are you trying to do?

If it is reinstalling Windows the most likely problem is that you are not reading the COA correctly. The letters are very small and hard to read I tend to use some form of magnification to read the COA's as they reflect light just at the wrong angles and make the COA almost unreadable.

If you are getting an error message that Windows will not Validate to download some Software from the MS site or the normal run of the mill updates which is another common thing you'll need to contact the maker of the Box if it's an off the Shelf case from Dell, HP or so on or MS directly if you have a White Box with an OEM CD. They will provide you with a Replacement Key but in the Case of MS you'll need the original Install CD and you'll have to read the numbers off the center of the CD. They will then in 7 - 10 days e-mail you a replacement Product Key.

There is a product called Key Finder available from

Which you can download and use to change an existing product key in both Windows and Office which is the best way of changing Product Keys.

There is one other possibility here also and that is you are reading the COA correctly but because you have a Bulk Loaded HDD from Dell, HP or the like the COA on the case doesn't correspond with the actual Product Key from the original Install. It shouldn't happen but sometimes does and if that is the case you'll have to contact the maker for a Replacement Key.

Of course it goes without saying that if you are not using the original Cd to reinstall from then you will be very unlikely to get a match for that CD and the Product Key that you have on the COA attached to your Case.


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by ameh In reply to registration key

i need this key please send them to me now

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