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People you need to understand that it is not the OEM key that is the problem, it is the OS security identifier that is the problem.

You're using RETAIL software to install on an OEM machine which needs the OEM identifier to activate properly. I deal with this a lot.

The OEM key is not tied to 'one installation only', rather, it is tied to the particular hardware it was released with - the motherboard inside your Acer laptop (OP).

There are ways to fix this that I can't get into because it is border-line on the topic of piracy, but was created/posted for this very specific reason.
    
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People you need to understand that it is not the OEM key that is the problem, it is the OS security identifier that is the problem.

You're using RETAIL software to install on an OEM machine which needs the OEM identifier to activate properly. I deal with this a lot.

The OEM key is not tied to 'one installation only', rather, it is tied to the particular hardware it was released with - the motherboard inside your Acer laptop (OP).

There are ways to fix this that I can't get into because it is border-line on the topic of piracy, but was created/posted for this very specific reason.
I did ask members here if I could use a retail disk with an OEM key, and people said yes I could with no problems.

http://www.overclock.net/windows/971...tail-disc.html
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