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I bought a SSD and installed windows 7 ultimate on it and when i try to enter the product key it is saying it is invalid. Why is that i set the sata mode to ahci. When i activate widows on my old hdd the key works without any issues. I want my new SSD as my boot drive and favorite games any help is very appreciated.
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post #2 of 16
It shouldn't have anything to do with the SSD.

Do a phone activation, it was probably a one time key or you are trying to use it on a 64 bit install when it was meant for 32 bit. A phone activation will usually pass all those restrictions... sometimes.
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Have you installed the ATI AHCI Driver?http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/raid_windows.aspx
And you may have to do a fresh install of windows 7.
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Is your key valid?

The SSD is not the problem.
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I get the invalid product key which is after making a account name and password after fresh install. Is there a way to skip inputting the key and activate in windows later?

Edit: My key is 100% valid because it works when trying to activate windows on my old hdd via the control panel.
    
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Yep you have 30 days, and you can skip it in the install just by clicking no or skip or cancel I think.
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I get the invalid product key which is after making a account name and password after fresh install. Is there a way to skip inputting the key and activate in windows later?
Edit: My key is 100% valid because it works when trying to activate windows on my old hdd via the control panel.

I understand that it works on your old install, but you can only use it so many times if not only once.
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Amoco will that ahci driver work for my motherbaord? It's in my sig rig.
    
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post #9 of 16
Leave the key blank and continue through the installation. It will let you go past the screen.

Once again, there are no driver issues, or any hardware issues. You have a bad key or are trying to activate a key that has already been used (sounds like your case).

Windows will typically ask you for a new key if your hardware has changed substantially since the last time you activated. You are probably running into this problem.
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Thanks for the quick reply you saved me hours of searching for a answer all are repped. Trying it with the SSD now. thumb.gif
    
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