Windows 7 Key issue

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

  1. artod4789 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2010
    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.

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Have you also contacted Microsoft and ask them why your legit key does not work?
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    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.

  4. artod4789 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2010
    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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