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I have the Windows 7 64bit Premimium edition that I got from the student program.

I just rebuilt my rig with i7, new board, etc. etc.

I went to do the clean install this time, and it is saying invalid key.
I am assuming my key is registered to my old hardware??

If so, how do I proceed? Do I need to contact Microsoft?
 

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ugh, the double install?

I was part of the discussion on this some time ago.
I was able to do a clean install before, I am curious as why I cannot do it now?
Since I have not installed anything, I will just do the double install.
 

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It has an option to contact MS when the key doesn't work. Explain the situation (hardware malfunction) and they should provide you with a new key to use (while invalidating your current key, of course).
 

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Originally Posted by lardo5150 View Post
ugh, the double install?

I was part of the discussion on this some time ago.
I was able to do a clean install before, I am curious as why I cannot do it now?
Since I have not installed anything, I will just do the double install.
I had a clean install work for me the first time and then the second time it didn't work either. So I did the double install. MS is weird like that.
 

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Originally Posted by ChickenInferno View Post
I had a clean install work for me the first time and then the second time it didn't work either. So I did the double install. MS is weird like that.
Ya, no big deal. I got it now.
I had no programs installed, so no big whoop.
Just deleted the windows.old folder and was good to go.
 
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