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Message on my laptop Windows 7 Pro 64 "not valid install"

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My laptop would not boot.  I had it repaired at BestBuy.  When I got it back when I turned it on and it booted It requested that I enter my product key which when I entered it, would not accept it.  I looked up the problem on the internet and tried all the suggestions and none of them worked.  They all stated that if this was the case I have to buy a new product key and reinstall Windows 7 Pro 64 but if I do this don't I have to also reinstall all of my programs?

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Yes, the best course of action is to take it back to the firm of repairers that you used previously and ask them to fix it correctly this time.



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Sounds like Best Buy used a different key. But, then, again, it shouldn't be asking for a key if it was set up properly.

Return it to Best Buy and have them do it right this time.

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