08-25-2012 09:56 AM - last edited on 08-25-2012 11:06 AM by Dany_S
i got a new hard drive installed and its telling my my windows is not genuine, so how do i get my product key onto my computer so it becomes genuine??
08-26-2012 08:45 AM
Click on your Start button, right-click Computer, left-click Properties. At the bottom of the System window that pops up, you'll see Windows' activation status and be given the option to change your product key. As long as the product key on your computer matches the copy of Windows you've installed, it should activate and you should be good to go, but if you've installed a version of Windows that does not match your product key (for example, trying to activate a Professional install with a Home Premium key) you'll need to replace the incorrect version of Windows with the correct version.
Worst case scenario, if your computer was manufacturer built, you can contact them for a set of recovery disks for your system, which will activate Windows automatically.
Hope that helps!
Senior ConnectPro Computer Technician @ #615: Orangeville, Ontario