Windows 7 Key issue

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by artod4789, May 7, 2010.

  1. artod4789 macrumors newbie

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    I just bought one of the new macbook pro's, 15 inch, i7 core. I'm installing the 64 bit professional version of windows 7.

    I've installed windows 7 on it through boot camp and the install went fine. The problem I'm having is that the windows 7 setup doesn't recognize the product key I have. I tried using the same one I used on my pc that worked just fine. Nothing. I have a friend who used his msdn license to get a new code and that doesn't work either.

    Anyone know of any way around this? They are legit codes and don't work and I have NO clue why.

    Thanks!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you also contacted Microsoft and ask them why your legit key does not work?
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Did you install from the same media and get the key from the same place as the one you used for your PC or did you mix and match? OEM/upgrade/full/enterprise keys are not interchangeable AFAIK, at least they have not been in previous versions of Windows.

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  4. artod4789 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Basically it's a friends key and cd that he gave me. Worked fine on my pc and not on the mac. Installed from the same CD I used on the pc.

    On the keys I am getting from msdn, they should all be for the same product. At least that's what my friend is giving me.
     

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