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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2016, 04:15:24 AM »
I would really appreciate that. Thanks! PM sent

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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2016, 04:23:24 AM »
I'll get those done today but it will be Monday before I can post them.

PS - see my PM reply.

Have you been able to change the product key or haven't you tried that yet ?
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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2016, 11:29:11 AM »
See if you can change the product key to your COA sticker key by going Start - type Slui 3 - press enter then enter your COA sticker key to see if it will accept it.
I tired the above
My valid product key (from the sticker on the machine) says my key is not valid. That's a bit weird, considering it is valid and genuine...
Should I try to change it after I reinstall?

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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2016, 02:23:04 PM »
I get that when I try it on this Win 7 machine.

Sometimes it will work and sometimes.....

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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2016, 02:33:31 AM »

If you don't have a key that will activate as genuine then you won't be able to perform a repair install.


What will happen then? Would I just revert to my backup image?

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Re: Cat/Mum/Windows update error
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2016, 02:53:03 AM »
You should always create an external system image before doing anything major and I think you would be prompted that your install was invalid after 3 days, so you would have that time in which to restore - but see if that other method in the linked article in Post #29 will allow you to use your COA sticker key.

You would of course have to proceed with the repair install to find out, but Julian may have an answer for you.