,,,, The key is already validated on your computer and can be used again on the same computer.....but more importantly, since volume licenses are only issued to large organizations for their use, you're friend appears to have violated the license agreement and installed the operating system on an outside computer.. If it was legally installed, we would suggest contacting your IT staff who are knowledgeable of methods to fix such issues. It appears that's not the case here.
Hope this helps.
Dear Forum members
Please can anyone advise. I have a PC that has windows 7 ultimate installed by a friend with a disk that legally allows multiple installations.
Unfortunately my operating system isnt working well. it wont install a service pack or printers etc and I would like to do a fresh install from scratch.
My friend tells me if I use his disk it will use up another of his product keys . however I am wondering is there any way I can re-install it with the existing product key so as not to use up another windows installation from his batch of licence keys
Any help would be appreciated please