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I bought a netbook that came with windows 7 starter and then bought the 7 professional. I upgraded my professional before authenticating my starter.

Right now, whenever windows 7 claims that my copy isn't genuine as it is not accepting both license keys.

I have so much data and stuff transferred to the netbook, that I was wondering if there is a simple solution to my situation

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Give Microsoft a ring. They should be able to sort you out.

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yup I'll call tomorrow morning and report back – dassouki Jan 28 '10 at 22:20

You may need to work around the upgrade restrictions in this case. Method #2 worked for me when I had a similar problem.

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