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Window activation product pass 30 day limit

Q: Window activation product pass 30 day limit

Need help. My window activation product is pass 30 day limit. For this pass few days, I get the message and I am told that windows is already activated. so i think it's ok to ignored but now I can't logged in. i have to use another PC. right now i make the PC in Safe mode.

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A: Window activation product pass 30 day limit

phone microsoft

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We are facing window product activation error. Due to this we are unable to access the desktop and machine software .
Please find the attached step by step  images for your reference.

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Reinstall Window Xp from CD and was unable to login in to Window after activation.  I found a way to login but still show i had 30 days to activate Window.  Call Microsoft and they validate that my product key was good.  File c:\windows\system32\slui.exe is missing and they couldn't help solving my problem.
Microsoft feeds synchronization  has encountered a problem and need to be close.  I do i remove this from coming on my screen every 30 seconds,


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Reinstall Window Xp from CD and was unable to login in to Window after activation.  I found a way to login but still show i had 30 days to activate Window.  Call Microsoft and they validate that my product key was good.  File c:\windows\system32\slui.exe is missing and they couldn't help solving my problem.
Microsoft feeds synchronization  has encountered a problem and need to be close.  I do i remove this from coming on my screen every 30 seconds,


A:Reinstall Window XP- Product Activation

Dell OEM disks do not require activation.  If the SLP key is missing this means you did not use DELL OEM media OR you are trying to use XP on a system that did not come with XP.   Microsoft DOES NOT provide support for SLP activation or OEM Versions of windows.
"Microsoft feeds synchronization" errors are XP Internet explorer errors and has nothing to do with Activation."
XP is end of life End of support AND microsoft has removed the downloads for Service pack 1 and 2 and 3.
Reinstalls of XP require service packs as well as IE8 minimum.
Its probably too late to get most of the links below.

XP is no longer supported. I highly recommend you download all 4 gigs of the files below to a flash drive because later on they will no longer be available.

All of the Dell CD's I have have Dotnet 1.1 sp1 on them.  You have to install your dots in order.  CHIPSET Should be FIRST before anything else.

There will be tons of stuff to install if you don't have even with SP3

IE8 being one. DOTNET 1.1 is on the XP CD from dell.

I strongly recommend you download the files onto a flash drive because there is no telling how long these will stay.

It wont let you backtrack.


 Once you get all that you can install Firefox ESR


And Flash 13.269


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Good morning from Nigeria pls i have Window Activation problem on my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11; with the following details - Operating System=Window RT 8.1 Warranty = L505-0010-02 08/2011 License Agreement=L505-0009-02 04/2012 Model Name= 20187 Product No.= 59372538 Serial No. = xxxxx MO= R39Y33409801 I tried the Phone activation and they asked me to type in the first 6-7digit group number i see on the window Activation window to get my Product ID which i could find, pls what do i to activate my Window RT 8.1 ?
Good morning, i've called the USA toll frre phone number and still not working. I visited the site you posted to me and it shows that the Product Key of WINDOW RT 8.1 is preinstalled on the system embedded in the UEFI / BIOS firware of OEM PCs. so i did research on how to get the Product Key from the UEFI/ BIOS and i found out i will have to download a software call (NirSoft's Produkey or RWEverything) to reveal the embedded product key. The problem with this Window RT 8.1 is that, is only Application download from Window Store or Microsoft Store that can run on it. Please what do i do Now?
Moderator comment: Serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief. Also, model added to subject for clarity.

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Hi, i got a 512 kbit per sec conncection ( download rate 64 kilo bytes per sec).

Is there any tool or something which can let me get more than that instead of purchasing a new connection? Any some sort of hack ?

A:How to pass internet speed limit ??

I don't think we can assist with that at TSG. Expect this thread to be locked within the next 12 hours.

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So my friend has a 6670 GDDR3 2GB and he was wondering if it's possible to control the voltage of the card so he overclock pass the safe limit of 900MHz core clock. The base clock is 800MHz core clock and he want's to try and get it to run at 950MHz core clock with the fan speed at a higher speed of course, what software allows him to do this?

A:Overclocking pass the safe limit?

Use amd ccc overdrive. Take it in small steps and watch the temp. That card has no fans so you wont get much. I wouldnt let it go over 85C.

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I have recently bought Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) version and when trying to activate the product key post installation of the same. am getting a error that product key is blocked by Microsoft. Can any one help please ?
Below is the log from the MGAD tool 
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-Q2689-2C82G-GMRW8
Windows Product Key Hash: Lj5nwNsdaALlAQIdzGCMT8Pzv/w=
Windows Product ID: 00426-070-1693196-86529
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {55142440-ABD1-4BB0-A4A3-DA87EAD87620}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.... Read more

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I picked up this lenovo laptop and shortly after I got it the HDD went out. I replaced the HDD and Installed a full version of Windows XP SP2 then used the Win 7 upgrade disc I bought. I did a clean install of the Win 7 then I activated it at that time without any issues. Some time after that I started getting the message it wasn't a genuine copy. I rearmed the time period but I'm not able to activate the copy again with the PID. I get the message this product is for upgrade and not a clean install. I need to find out if I will be able to register this copy or if I will need to start over from scratch. I did try putting in another PID but it didn't activate with it. I haven't been able to change the PID back due to the message I am getting about the upgrade not clean install.

I appreciate any help I can get with this issue.


Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {B7CDA3F9-04BA-4675-9B81-E8C61611D67C}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
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A:Product key giving product is upgrade not clean install on activation

Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Thats an Acer OEM. You cannot install it on a Lenova.

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As Edge browser doesn't support modaldialog, I want to pass some value to another window using window.open
From a parent window say A, trying to open another window - ChildWindow.htm using window.open. I am unable to pass string value from A.

var dialog = window.open("Child_Window.htm?", "title", "width=550px, height= 350px,left=100,top=100,menubar=no,status=no,toolbar=no");

dialog.MyVariable = "some string value";
dialog.opener = window;

In Child window, I get undefined reading the variable in the second window.


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Trying to start my desktop but keep getting the message that says 'reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device in selected boot device' The trouble is floppy disk is the only boot device selected and i do not have it. Please help

A:Window XP-'copy did not pass genuine window validation

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Hello all,

We bought a 25 sets of windows 10 key pack from the microsoft delear for my orginization. for other reasons, we were reinstalled opearting system in all machines.

Now it's shows while activating windows,''Key Limit Exceeds for activation''.

Kindly give us a solution...

Thanks in advance.

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Please could one of you give me a valid PosReady 2009 product key as the one Microsoft provided me with was invalid according to the installer.

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well i had a promo code that came with my new laptop, and bought the windows 8 pro upgrade for ?14.99.

The thing is...I dont want to install it.
I don't want to install it for at least a year.

Can i actually install it any time I want, now that I have the product key? Or do I have to use that product key within a certain amount of time?

A:Got W8 Pro Product key.....do I have to install in time limit?

As far as I now there is no time limit.

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Dear everyone, like the title suggest...
is there a limit on ho w many times you do a clean install and online activation on your windows 7 FPP?
because... the weirdest thing just happened to me, i formatted my win7 6 times in the last 15 days... same computer, and.... the last time i tried to activate online, it failed.

The error code said something like... "Activation code cannot be used on the server something..., you have to buy new product key something..."
called the MS CS and all is well, but... im just wondering, if i ever do a clean reinstall again... do i have to call MS CS again...?
Is my FPP product key blocked forever from online activation...?
Activating by phone is supposedly okay. It's just... Indonesia and customer service is like your worst service nightmare times 10.
It's a stroke-inducing experience.

A:<ASK>Windows 7 FPP; Activation no.of times limit? Online act. blocked?

Hello Fajar,

It was only because you activated it so many times in a short time period with the same key number, and got red flagged.

You should be fine and able to do the normal online activation if it's not activated again so soon. If so, you can always do a phone activation again.

Hope this helps,

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Hey. Out of all of my computer experience i have never heard of or seen this problem.

I downloaded windows upgrade advisor on my laptop and ran it. It said that I was able to run windows 7. So i installed it using usb because my laptop only has a cd drive, not a dvd drive. After installing it and it prompted me that it was going to restart and it did but when it came on again, it skipped all of the setup process such as entering username, computer name, password, my preferences for updates, and product key. it went straight to a screen asking me for a username and password......... i never created one so it's kind of difficult to get past that screen. haha.

i never altered installation files or anything I just used diskpart to set up the usb drive and then just transfered the files diectly from the windows dvd to the usb using another computer. =\

Any help would be greatly appreciated. =P

Thanks in advance!

A:Clean Install never asked me for username/pass/product key etc..

Thats not a regular win7 disk. Its a modded one, probably with an answer file (autounattend.xml) that did all that work for you. Even in 3rd party tools like RT7lite theres an unattend option that automates steps like user creation, product key and regional settings.

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IMPORTANT: System does not freeze in safe mode but it does freeze in safe mode with networking.

I made a thread a while back about a new laptop i got - basically had different sorts of BSOD and freezing. Can't remember if BSOD were present in diagnostic mode , but the random total freezes were (require restart).

Don't know if i will succeed in returning it but i need to know if it is hardware or software because if i send it one more time in service and it's fine (physically) they will make me pay for it and shipping (to another country).

I sent it to their service (Lenovo) and they changed my HDD and DVD unit.

Now it has several new problems and the ones from before: namely the HDD goes wild with the load cycles and other , click sounds in idle and more minor stuff.

Here is the old thread - for reference - same problems now with replaced HDD.

UPDATE: Ok - it ran more than 10.5 hours in safe mode without problems.

Can i say for certain it's NOT a hardware issue?

A:Second thread-freezing and BSOD approaching product return limit

Forgot to add- ran 1 pass of memtest and also win7 memtest and got no errors.

These things happen under both video cards so it's not the video.

It's not the HDD because that one got replaced.

That leaves the motherboard and CPU if it's hardware or even memory (i don't trust those tests)

Most frequent blue screens are memory management and pool header

Also - i can't remove memory sticks because i don't want to lose my warranty. I have a Lenovo one and a store one and i don't know about the store policy on this .

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can some body tell how i can locate the product activation wizard for windows xp pro have looked every where why i need it as ive reinstalled xp pro thanks all

A:product activation

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I have sticker on the back of my laptop "windowa 7 home prem oa acer group".
There is a product key, but when i attempt to open my word software it keeps on asking to type the key. All my attempts have failed, i have the computer for quite some time now and use the word but this is quite a nuisance. Any suggestions?

A:Product key activation

The sticker on your laptop will be the product key for your OEM version of Windows, not Microsoft Office Word.

If you don't have a product key for Word you will most likely have to buy another one before you can use it.

Is it a version that came pre-installed with your computer? If so, it will most likely be a trial version and you will definitely have to buy a product key from the Microsoft Store to carry on using Word.

Converting from Office 2010 Trial to full Office 2010 Product - Microsoft Answers

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Hello Tech team

I would like to know how to remove the product activation reminder?
I perform a clean install on my system because it always rebooting
and did a startup diagnostic and couldn't find the cause or the problem
so I decided to do a clean installed. after XP home was installed, the
key product activation on my system tray is always popping up reminding
me that I have 30, 26, 14 days to activate. everytime that I click on the
icon it shows that windows is already activated and click exit.
I know that if windows is not activated, windows will generate a product
ID and phone numbers for Microsoft to activate. since the product is showing
that it is activated it will not generat a product ID and no phone number for
activation. Please help, it is driving me up the wall because it is always popping up in the middle of my sessions. Thanks

A:Product Activation

This seems to be a strange problem, but here is how you disable Baloon-tips in Windows XP:

Fire up "regedit", go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
modify the DWORD value EnableBalloonTips,
Valuedata instead of a 1, make it a 0.
Done. No more Baloon-tips.

It will not allow you to go around the Activation, it will simply disable all Notifications.

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Hi all,

I understand that XP requires product activation. What if i registered already and few months down the road, my hard disk crashes. What i heard from my friend is that after re-installing
XP, it requires me to re-activate again but to my knowledge internet product activation can be done only once.

anyone know what's the proper procedure?

please advise

A:XP Product Activation

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ok, I have a legal license of win XP pro activated, which came pre installed on my computer. I Recently Purchased win 2k pro.
(don't bother asking WHY I'm doing this..... please...)

I am planning to rid this machine of windows XP pro, and put 2000 pro on it.

This means I have a copy of windows XP pro laying around, not installed on anything. So legally I can install it on a different computer, correct?

As far as product activation goes, is it a pain to install XP on another machine after it's been installed on a different one?



A:XP pro product activation

It requires a simple phone call and an explanation of the circumstances. They will then give you a new 25 digit number to enter. It's no big deal and they handle several calls like yours daily. I suppose if you did it too frequently they might suspect you were up to no good but an occasional computer swap is reasonable.

Best regards.

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I'm doing a fresh install of XP Home, SP1, and I have the SP2 CD as well.

Will XP SP2 still destroy your system if you install new hardware after installing the service pack?

Do you still need to do that software activation thing within 90 days where you have to register with Microsoft and they scan the hardware in your computer and if you don't XP SP2 destroys your system?

What do you do if you have no internet connection and want to install XP2?

Can you get it validated or activated over the phone or will it just destroy your system?



A:XP2 and Product Activation

I dont know what you mean by destroy your system. Ive installed sp2
on numerous machines without a problem. If you add new hardware you
may or may not have to reactivate. Xp is kind of flakey in how it discerns
new hardware. But even that is no big deal. If you have a internet connection
just reactivate. If not there is a phone number you can call that will
square you away...

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How many activations do i get per key and if it is only one what happens when i use it twice?

A:Activation key(product key)

You should get infinite activations with the key, AS LONG AS, it is used on the one computer, when you use it the second time, I should think you have to phone microsoft to reactivate it, I take it they kept the situation the same as XP, so thats what i'm going by.

XP usually generates a key for the computer hardware to check its on the one computer and if not asks you to reactivate, where microsoft can see past activations etc. All in place to simply stop you installing on as many PCs as possible.

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My PC worked Fine for quite a while. Now suddenly it not want to boot and I get the following error message :
"A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for the computer. Error code : 0x8007007e "

I can boot into safemode without problems but I cannot find any problems there.

A:Product Activation

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hi everyone
i just installed win xp (home edition).and already am clueless!from reading the help files,xp should be activated within 30 days.and this activation key is derived from both product key and a hardware based id number?so a change in hardware may render the activation key?is there any way i can find out and write down my activation key(not product key, i have that on my cd pack)?i mean is it possible to find out and keep activation key so's next time i crash and reinstall i can run and activate windowsXP even if i dun have internet?also it seems i can only use my product key a few times and then will have to ring up microsoft?

A:activation key(not product key)


I had an older box with XP on it that needed to be re-activated. A simple 1-800 phone call, the tech gave me a new code to input during our convo, stayed online with me to ensure the box was up and running.

I hope this helps :)


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When i start my Computer...Then there got say ur window does not pass the guinuine..Then he call me buy the window guinuine activation code
anyone know how to resolve it?

A:Your Window Did Not Pass The Guinuine

We need a little more information regarding the problem your having e.g computer type, whats happening on the screen, at what point does the error occur.

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hello everyone
my problem started from a system restore we had a power failer right in the middle of the restore now i can get into my window i getting these three messages winlogon exe service exe isass exe unabl to locate component it fail to start because shl wapi.dll was not found reinstalling the application may fix this problem i have call microsoft and they told me had to call dell but dell will not help me cause my warrant run out please if there is someone who can tell what do and how to do it i will fix the problem myself

A:i can get pass the window logo

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hello my problem state after a system restore was stop cause the power whenout
now i cannot get pass the window logo i get uable to locate messages winlogon exe,service exe isass exe all three fail to start becasue shl wapi.dll was not found re installing the application may fix this problem please teel how iam going to do if i can not get pass the window logo it is windows xp

A:I cannot get pass the window logo

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hello,a week ago i had reset my pc , aftter resetting pc , for activation of windows i have entered the right product key but it gives error it shows try different key , i dont know what to do ,tell me what should i have to do

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i have genuiine microsoft windows 7 but the product key is not being accepted please help me im a stuident and need to use my machine
where can i see my microsoft product keys online and the associated hardware please?

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I recently bought a OEM Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- Bit operating system, unfortunately I am unable to find any product key to conduct the installation on the DVD itself  or the packaging. I wonder where to obtain the key code or how to activate windows? 
I am grateful for any advice!Sarah

A:OEM Windows 7 64 Bit- Product Activation

Generic OEM? or did you purchase a Dell installation disk to reinstall the OS on an existing Dell computer that came with Windows 7?
If generic OEM, then it should have come with a product key.
If a Dell OEM disc, you should not need to enter a product key, but if you are prompted for one, then you will need to get the product key off the COA sticker on your computer.

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i recently bought Farming simulator 15 for my computer and installed it. once i clicked on play it asked for a product key. i entered my product key but the next button wouldn't appear th be an option to select. any reason it isn't an option to click on? Thankyou-Ryan

A:key product/activation key error

RyanSee1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!This is just a community self-help forum staffed by volunteers.We have no capability for debugging problems with third-party (i.e., non-HP) applications.For help with these issues, you have to contact the supplier of the application directly.Good Luck

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Does Spysweeper 3.5 use product activation?

The reason I ask is that I go from computer to computer and it seems about half or more of my work is removing spyware/adware. I'm looking for products that I can install, run to remove threats, then uninstall. Product activation would, of course, prevent this.

I already use Spybot Search and Destroy, AdAware, and Microsoft AntiSpy; but, as all here know, none of the programs available, for pay or for free, will do a 100% removal. Even the combination of three or even four products will not do much more than 85% so the more ammunition in my arsenal, the better.

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I had to have hp remotely access my computer to fix webcam. (before the 90 days of free support was up). I never received the product key/activation code for the cyberlink power dvd 14 media player and can not play dvd's on my laptop. When I called to ask for the code the techs refused to give me the product key so that I can use the software stating that it wasn't their software but I see you can download it from their web page. They can give me the code that I never received to begin with for $50. Does anyone know where I can get the product key to use the software?

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it has been a while since i posted here, looks like bleeping is still going strong!

anyhow... i was hoping that someone here could take a stab at my problem?

whenever this computer boots it displays an error:
"the product key used to install windows is invalid."
this install of XP is using the same key as all the other computers across campus, our site-license of xp pro (which going from the original cd is pre-SP1!) and we use a properly done sysprep setup.
the machine passes all of the validation software downloaded from microsoft,
both windows update and microsoft update passes it and allows updates to be downloaded
the stand-alone product activation/validation program also passes the system.
if it were my machine it would not bother me... but this is really worrying the client pretty badly.
it almost sounds like i need to backup her machine and re-image it (which actually has more of the newer software on it anyway)

thanks lots for your time!!


A:Windows Product Activation

Hi Rex,

Check the date on the computer. (PM coming your way with explaination) It said Windows was counterfeited and would not accept anything else. If you have used the WGA tool, and did the manual things, you can call Microsoft. They will help you fix the problem.

One other thought. Is it possible you have a 500 (Insert number here) seat licence and have exceeded that number?

As the boss said... sometimes its easier and more cost effective to just reimage.

Hope this helps


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Appreciate some assistance.

Have a friend who had XP PRO installed on his computer which used to have W98SE. He has no idea (totally computer illiterate) whether XP PRO was installed as an upgrade, or as a full install.

A friend of a friend did the job, and he did not get an XP PRO CD or any kind of a Product Key when he got his computer back, so we are rather leary about the whole thing.

Believe that installing XP PRO (full install) requires the Windows Product Activation, but does installing XP PRO as an upgrade over W98SE require the Product Activation procedure?

Thank you in advance for the help.

A:XP Product Activation Issue

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A friend of mine bought a used computer and asked me to look at it and see if I could get passed this activation message for them.

'This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can logon. Please ask a computer administrator to activate Windows on this computer.'

I am not all that familiar with XP home edition as I still mostly use Windows 98 on my equipment. They didn't get any disks at all with this computer, just the computer mouse, monitor and keyboard. It is an older Compaq but that is about all I know about it so far.

Is there anybody out there that knows anything about getting around this?


A:Windows Product Activation

To quote the Windows XP user manual...

To help reduce software piracy, Windows XP uses the product activation system, which allows you to install Windows XP on only one computer.

You can activate your copy of Windows either:

During Setup


By clicking Start --> All Programs --> Activate Windows

If you wait to activate your software, you can still use Windows for 30 days. During this time, you'll be reminded periodically to activate windows.

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Hello I have the same problem. There is no sticker under my pc. I updated to windows 8.1 and the update program asked me for a cd key. So i took just the key from my desktop because i thought it is only for verifying- now i have the problem that i cant activate it with this key- and perhaps overwrote the original. 
So is there a way to retrieve the old key? Was it written on one of the documents?Thank you
Moderator Note; subject edited; post moved here to start new thread from a Win 7 thread.

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A:Windows 8.1 Product Key for Activation

Normal 8 to 8.1 upgrade does not ask for a key.  If you did a full install of 8.1 you should have gotten a key with the disk.  If you updated from 7 I have no idea what is the norm. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than I will come along with better answers.

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I've had a preloaded windows 8.1 on my lenovo G510. Since my hard disk is now out of order and I have installed a new hard, how can I have my windows product key?I have windows product ID but not the key.

A:Windows 8.1 Product Key for Activation

Hi hdaamr,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
OEM product key are embedded on the systemboard.
This should automatically activate if you install the same version that came originally with your machine.
Upon installation of Windows, try to update first before activation to ensure you have the needed knowledgebase patch of Windows.
Update us how it goes.

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I bought notebook nearly 1 month ago my notebook is asking for windows activation product key or asking to pay

A:Activation of windows 10 product key

Shashank6889 HP does not preinstall OSs on their PCs that require the customer to activate them. Unfortunately, some resellers are not reputable and may have installed an invalid version of Win10 on your PC in order to save money. If yours came with Win10 preinstalled and is NOW asking for activation, then you need to contact where you bought it and have them either (1) fix it, or (2) take it back and refund you the purchase price. Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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How to change product id?

A:Change product id after activation

hi connor7 , welcome to the forums , is it the product key you wish to change ?

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I'm running Linux on an Z240 workstation. I want to use the Windows license that came with this workstation to run Windows 7 in a virtual machine inside my Linux host OS. I no longer have the original contents of the hard drive. Unlike a notebook PC, there does not seem to be a sticker showing the Windows product key that I need for activation. I read there may be a Digital Product Key in the BIOS, but I have searched the menus without finding it. I had written down what I thought was the Windows Product Key before erasing the hard disk, but it turned out to be the Product ID instead. Any ideas?

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I had to download and reload windows 7 (Professional 64 bit) after a hard drive failure.  Now I am getting an error message that I need to input the Windows 7 Product Key for activation.  No discs were shipped with my system (SL410) and there is no indication of the product key anywhere on the machine itself.  It is out of warranty so contacting Lenova directly is a pain and costly. Where do I find the prodcut key? Thanks.

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A:Windows 7 Activation/Product Key

Found it!  It's under the battery.

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Hi guys,

I upgraded to windows 8 from windows 7, so not a clean install. I recently refreshed windows 8, and now it asks me for a product key. Unfortunately, I don't have any physical product key for it, and if I got an email, I don't think it exists any more. I tried the Belarc Advisor tool, but the product key it gave me doesn't work. I get frequent pop ups asking for the key at inconvenient times, so I'm hoping there's some other way I can recover the key.

Thank you.

A:Lost Product Key for activation.

You can try this suggestion:

Lost my Windows 8 Product key and Confirmation E-mail how do I find my - Microsoft Community

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