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valid activation key

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HP Pavilion g7-2117sr
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Good day
There was a need to reinstall Windows
I went to the Microsoft website and received this message:
"It looks like you entered a product key for the software preinstalled by the device manufacturer. Please contact the device manufacturer for a software update option."
How can I get a valid activation key?

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Thank you for posting on HP Support Community.


Don't worry as I'll be glad to help, the HP Cloud Recovery Tool allows you to download recovery software to a USB drive. You can use the downloaded recovery image file in order to install the Windows operating system and "Activation Key" not required.  

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