Your AnswerThe ABR program worked!!! It turns out that the key I found is just a key for the pre-image. A retail license should activate directly. They sometimes put the Windows License Key there.
Dell OEM Microsoft Windows 7 install suddenly becomes "not genuine" by Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA)
Phillip Corcoran Dec 14, , 4: No support calls for activation issues down the line and such. Big Green Man Feb 15, at 2:
If all 3 are present the system is instantly activated, does not communicate with MS to determine if activation is valid or to activate against a MS server. As has been said: I've worked on a Medion PC in the past where the key on the sticker wouldn't activate and the key I extracted also didn't work.
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