Activation key error

#1
Have a Lenovo 50-80 that came with win8, did the upgrade to win 10, later got a notice to update win10 and the thing just died.
I like win7 as it runs all my goodies just fine, so I replaced the hd with a ssd, loaded it with win7 ultimate boxed version, when I tried to register it I got this error code 0xC004C008. :( What is the easiest way to fix the problem. craig73
 


nmsuk

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#2
Try to use thea activate by phone method and give them the key and proof of purchase and they get you activated
 


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Neemobeer

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#3
Is this a legitimate key you own. This error means that key has been activated too many times
 


nmsuk

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#4
They do mention boxed copy. Though have seen fake boxed versions.
 


Neemobeer

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#5
Yes plus different versions have limited rearm counts or keys that are widely used can be revoked by MS
 


#6
I have another question, is there somewhere on my pc that tells me if the key was activated. (on this pc) As I may have entered it to auto file?
 


Neemobeer

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#7
From a command prompt type slmgr /dlv post a screenshot here.
 


#8
Checked using right click computer, properties, wasn't activated automatically, trying to get in touch with vender whom I bought it from, if they can't supply me with another copy I will be asking for a refund via Ebay or paypal thanks for all the help Craig
 


Neemobeer

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#9
the slmgr output will tell us if it's at least a valid key
 


#10
It states,"cannot be used to activate win on this pc." I contacted vendor and they sent me a key which verified the fact this was not a"virgin" disc, asked for refund and they have agreed, so now I have a copy of win7 ultimate and no key to register it, can I buy a key from Microsoft?? thanks Craig
 


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