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JaniJJ
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windows activation failed "BIOS license failed"

I have HP Compaq presario CQ61-420SO, HDD failed and Windows key were unreadable under the laptop but i got the CD KEY from the old HDD then i installed win7 from DVD and now its saying "BIOS FAILURE" to that win7 license. The only part that changed was that old HDD to SSD, What to do?

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erico
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Re: windows activation failed "BIOS license failed"

Hi,

 

That does happen on occasion

 

Try activating again.

 

Use the activate by telephone method. It will take some time to complete this, but is worth the effort.

 

It would have been simpler if you had migrated the installation on the old hard disk to the SSD.

 

 

-erico. 





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JaniJJ
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Re: windows activation failed "BIOS license failed"

Old HDD were too broken to get anything else out, and its not giving me that Phone option on activation.

it says "Conatact microsoft for more support" or "Buy new license" or "Insert new license" in finnish.

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erico
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Re: windows activation failed "BIOS license failed"

Hi,

Didn't you write down the Microsoft Windows activation key?

 

You said you got it from the old hard disk.

 

If you can't find it and cannot read it on the sticker then you will have to purchase a new license key.  There are no other options available for you that I am aware of.

 

 

Best regards,

-erico





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Re: windows activation failed "BIOS license failed"

i got the key but its saying that "Bios license failed"  and there is no option to take automatic phone activation

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Re: windows activation failed "BIOS license failed"

Are you sure that it is the same Windows product key?

 

The following webpage I have linked explains why you are receiving this error message.

 

OEM Activation

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JaniJJ
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Re: windows activation failed "BIOS license failed"

That old HDD that were in this computer is the original and that windows key i found from it with tools did work to my OEM DVD from start then it says about the bios license. Ok so if this key were not the same as it was in the other HDD how can i find the "real key"? But there should be only 1 key in 1 windows right? so it should be the real one and it worked with that old HDD but not with this SSD

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Re: windows activation failed "BIOS license failed"

ok what next? do i need to buy new license because HP motherboard bios says "oh i dont like this SSD" ?

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