Windows 10: windows activation error with OEM key

Discus and support windows activation error with OEM key in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; my OEM description is demanding for windows 10 RTM core country specific but i have installed windows 10 pro and its not activated with this OEM key so... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by ShivYadav3, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. windows activation error with OEM key


    my OEM description is demanding for windows 10 RTM core country specific but i have installed windows 10 pro and its not activated with this OEM key so which version of window 10 should i have to install?

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    ShivYadav3, Apr 12, 2021
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    activate windows 7 oem key

    There is no difference between the OEM disc and the Retail disc with Windows 7. A retail disc will accept a OEM or Retail key, and vise versa.

    If the OEM Key wasn't going to work with the disc you have, it would have stopped you during the install when it first asked you for the key, not during activation.

    What is likely the problem is that, since the OEM version has already been activated once, it is failing activation again. Activate it over the phone using the option given to you on the failed activation screen, and you shouldn't have a problem activating it.
     
    newtekie1, Apr 12, 2021
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  3. newtekie1 Win User
    activate windows 7 oem key

    Win7 and Vista. It did not work with XP, OEM and Retail discs were different for XP(and anything pre-XP).

    If it is already installed, you can enter it when you activate.

    Is it saying the key is not valid or is it failing activation? A screen shot of the error it is giving you would help a lot.
     
    newtekie1, Apr 12, 2021
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  4. Kreij Win User

    windows activation error with OEM key

    activate windows 7 oem key

    You cannot activate a retail version of Windows with an OEM key.
    The retail version should have it's own activation key.
    If you just borrowed the Win DVD from someone who is using the key, that won't work with your OEM (OA) key.

    pwned by newtekie. lol My bad.
    It does work in Vista and 7, just not in XP.

    Have you looked on the ASUS website to see if you can re-download the driver/diag disk, or at least everything you need to make one?
     
    Kreij, Apr 12, 2021
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