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Old 02. Mar 2011, 06:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A simple question Why does my win 7 have 2 Keys Loaded?
i used a program to view my product key and it showed up 2 different ones, one is
Windows Product Key and the other
Windows Default Product Key
I assume one activates win 7 with microsoft what does the other do if it doesn't activate win 7?

I tried to activate a old win xp the other day which didn't work said invalid key which i used jellybean to find, i was wondering if i had the right one? If XP also has 2 keys.
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Old 03. Mar 2011, 01:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Let me guess, it was OEM installed?

I think they use different keys for their installation, and the included DVD.
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Old 03. Mar 2011, 01:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My win 7 came pre-installed so no disc.
as for the xp i tried a XP cd i made and the key didnt work, should i try it on a OEM dics i know someone i can borrow one from. or do OEM discs need the key they came with printed on the packet?
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Old 04. Mar 2011, 12:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You could try it, but I'm not sure whether that'll work or not. Do note that Microsoft may not allow keys to be used multiple time, so don't waste it.
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Old 04. Mar 2011, 08:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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My win 7 came pre-installed so no disc.
as for the xp i tried a XP cd i made and the key didnt work, should i try it on a OEM dics i know someone i can borrow one from. or do OEM discs need the key they came with printed on the packet?
XP and Vista/Win7 keys work differently.
XP keys are generally disc specific, you can still use other keys - generally VLK's using Microsoft key updater.
Vista/Win 7 uses different architecture altogether .
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Old 06. Mar 2011, 01:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Can't believe I didn't check my own system. I have the same symptoms even though I installed it myself.

Must be what tushR said then.
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I installed Windows 7 (x64) from a retail disk and ProduKey only reports one key on my system.
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The best way to get complete information? Just call Microsoft - This information Microsoft will provide for free.
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The best way to get complete information? Just call Microsoft - This information Microsoft will provide for free.
It's not really that important to find out i wouldn't want to interrupt Microsoft as they try to build windows 8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0r6tINInrw or windows 9 that is posted around on the internet
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