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Anyone know how to make an Authentic Windows 7 key genuine? i have 3 windows 7 keys, one currently used on my laptop and another from a 7 disc i purchased. The first key came with my laptop. i sent it back for repairs and they re installed windows 7. using magic jelly bean finder i acquired that key as well. then, because the techs installed it wrong, i had to re install windows 7. all 3 keys have been used so i cant use them again. since im building a new computer, i need windows 7 from one of the keys i purchased. a while ago i installed an instance of 7 using one of these keys and a pre boot authenticator thing. problem is, im tired i dont remember and im rushing out the door.

tl:dr- i need to authenticate windows 7 with a previous key
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If it's an actual legitimate key, I believe you can call Microsoft and they'll reset it for you/give you another key.
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go throght the microsoft telephone service.
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ugh... microsoft tech support...
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Originally Posted by j2thearrin View Post
ugh... microsoft tech support...
1-800-936-5700.

Also, they have a tool that could give them details about your PK that you never dreamed off. They might even determine that you can re-use the same product key.
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Originally Posted by j2thearrin View Post
ugh... microsoft tech support...
No kidding... it always takes forever and they sometimes just drop your call while you're in hold. Good luck OP!
    
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If you install just select the option to call to authenticate instead of over the internet. It's a machine that tells you what to do...really easy. If it doesn't authenticate they transfer you to tech support and then take it from there.
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