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Q: Windows XP Activation

How many times on average can you activate Windows on an unchanged hadware computer before it becomes invalid?

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A: Windows XP Activation

With no major hardware change, I don't think there is a limit . .

wrs

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keeps asking for reactivation. does not allow reactivation. I used a registry cleaner. Maybe this is the problem. I have tried a few fixes on other forums. Please let me know what other info I need to share.

A:Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

NB: Sometimes the report can be very long if there are lots of eventlog errors - so please post between <code> tags (# in the toolbar)

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Hi there
I recently changed a MOBO from an INTEL based one to one using an AMD PHENOM processor -- W7 didn't want any new activation rather surprisingly. (Broken Mobo and I had a spare ASUS MOBO lying around).

However the first time I switched to using a LAN cable instead of a Wifi USB adapter I got the "Hardware has changed - please activate windows. OK it activated fine -- however seems strange to me that a MOBO change didn't call for any activation (Disks, memory, DVD device etc were canaballized from the old machine) but a simple switch from Wifi to a LAN did. !!! The internal logic of the activation process seems totally illogical and bizarre. (Running W7 x-64 ULTIMATE). !!!

Cheers
jimbo

A:W7 activation -- new MOBO fine but LAN connection wants activation

In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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I recently performed a system recovery because I was unable to back up to earlier time before we started having computer issues. Anyway I performed a recovery. Stumbled accross this by accident that windows has 3 days before it wall automatically activate. So I clicked activate. It gave me this message header. "The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation". There are 3 options. 1 is to Buy a new product key online. 2 is to type a different product key. 3 is to contact Hewlett-Packard Company to resolve this issue. I contacted Hewlett-Packard Company and they had me call Microsoft. Microsoft wants to charge me $100 for something I already own. Very confused. Anyway does anyone have a fix for this. Thank you

A:Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation

Hi
You have two choices:
You may either reinstall using the recovery partition, if you have one.
or
You could look for the key on the computer. It can be anywhere, including the battery compartment, if you have a lappy.
As a last restort you can try to use magic jelly bean, but I have doubts since you reinstalled.
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

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Every time I reboot this one computer at my site, the Activation is gone.  I reactivate the computer and windows appears to be genuine, but once I reboot again windows once again requires activation.
MGADiag results:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
 
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows Product Key Hash: xgsndMkYdJsYmUng0qIJ/thx+HI=
Windows Product ID: 00371-868-0000007-85573
Windows Product ID Type: 1
Windows License Type: KMS Client
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {E8AB3244-A396-4A36-9853-78537C5B42AF}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160408-2045
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.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070... Read more

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Hi, my Windows 7 Professional is activated for a long time.  However, the Windows 7 Professional OS require me to re-activation after the installed display card was suddenly  unrecognized by Windows OS?  Is there any method to prevent recognition
again by Windows OS if the display is intermitted fault?

Thanks.
Paul

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Hi Gents,

Hope someone can help me here. I've been using a retail version of Win7 Home premium 64 for about 2 years now with no issues.

During that time I've reinstalled the product possibly 6 or 8 times. Excessive I know but when things start to go wrong I like to start fresh again. Anyway from memory the last 2 times I have had to use phone activation.

A couple of weeks ago I dropped my laptop and killed the HDD. Put in a new one and reinstalled Win. I've just tried to activate with no luck. I went to phone activation and being lazy I typed in my old code I had saved from last time.

Now I can't activate and when I try and open the phone activation box I get a pop up from the toolbar saying the copy isn't genuine and nothing more.

Is there a way to resolve this or have I pissed off the activation so much that I actually have to shell out for a new copy?

Thanks in advance and I'm located in Thailand if that makes a difference.

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4MHKM-R9MG4-B9DC6
Windows Product Key Hash: fS2p+9FFNHo2N74fO2AYkN6aX6E=
Windows Product ID: 00359-312-2766597-85458
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {CABA53C2-FBFA-4CBE-BCEA-C50D8F29804C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Sign... Read more

A:Activation Fail and no Phone activation possible.

The error indicates mismatched ID's in the license.

Please first try recreating Licensing Store.

Recreate the Licensing Store
Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-Click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator - accept the UAC prompt
Run the following commands in the Command Prompt window, using the Enter key at the end of each

net stop sppsvc
(wait until the service has stopped before entering the following lines)

CD %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
REN tokens.dat tokens.bar
net start sppsvc
slui.exe

After a couple of seconds the Windows Activation dialog will appear.
You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key, or Activation may occur automatically.
If you are asked for your Key, use the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case

Reboot and Post back with a new MGADiag report.

(Note: the Line 'CD %win......\SoftwareProtectionPlatform' is all on one line - it may be broken in the Forum listing)

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Hi guys , I installed ATI 2010 Home, Boxed version made a backup image to external HDD. got a message saying I had 30 days to activate trial version? I restored the backup image and I activated ATI , offline, I then received a message saying thanks successfully installed. When I access ATI now I get the same box asking for activation again. the options are Try out, Buy, Activate, Cancel . I was thinking of reactivating online , but am wary of further messing up the install . I have not registered the product yet , Had a look at the Acronis register page ( they tell you Not recommended to access the page) ? Any ideas with this one ? options uninstall , reinstall? Try activate online? Anyone experienced this problem?
 

A:Solved: Acronis keeps asking for activation after activation

Hi guys, this ones solved, I took a chance11 rebooted, connected to the internet, started ATI and reactivated online it worked . Same as last time only the ATI icon seems to be different, have tested it a few times and goes straight into Acronis without problems now. Done!
 

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We purchased a VLK with Software Assurance from a local distributor here my question is what if from their VLSC License the Operating System listed are

10 Windows 7 Professional
82 Windows 8 Enterprise
15 Windows 7 Enterprise

We don't want to install Windows 8 as of now to our office and we wanted to retain the Windows 7 Pro and Enterprise as our Operating System. Do we have a problem for Activation if we still insists to used Windows 7 Pro and Enterprise Operating System using the Windows 8 Enterprise 82 Licenses?

Thank you very much

A:Activation Windows 8 Enterprise VLK but wanted to install Windows 7Ent

There is no way you can use a Windows 8 Enterprise licence for anything else than Windows 8 Enterprise. You simply can not activate Windows with a product key belonging to another Windows version and edition.

With those licences you can install and activate 27 25 Windows 7, not a single more.

Kari

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I just completely reformatted my computer after a suspected malware attack.
The first thing I tried after reformatting and doing a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit edition was to run windows update. I received the error code 80072EFD. This is before I installed any software, firewalls, or antivirus programs. I also get this same error when trying to activate windows or office, or when trying to set up Microsoft media center.

I do have internet connection. Both firefox and internet explorer work perfectly fine.

I have been in contact with microsoft, but nothing has worked so far. I thought I would see if anyone here had any ideas.

Here are the troubleshooting steps I have already done. Please read through these before posting as you can see I have already tried a lot of things!
1. Waiting 15 minutes and trying again
2. Restarting the computer
3. Adding windows update websites to the internet explorer exceptions list: http://*.update.microsoft.com https://*.update.microsoft.com http://download.windowsupdate.com Microsoft Support http://update.microsoft.com https://update.microsoft.com
4. Verifying internet connectivity (internet works fine)
5. Tried it with Windows firewall on and off. No other firewalls are installed.
6. I tried this before any anti-virus was installed. I have since installed AVG free and tried again both with it running and disabled
7. No software accelerator programs are installed
8. windows update is not using a proxy ser... Read more

A:Windows Updates; Windows Activation Error Code 80072EFD

Please post an MGADiag log (while I try and digest the current logs)

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell - Home

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Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-D3FF6-DBX4C-PMRVR
Windows Product Key Hash: VueNuSXJuhxhHbk14QaOuTKTCxc=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9045901-66993
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {7120EDFC-FBDE-484C-A01B-8088175CA6B8}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
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.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-8004... Read more

A:Windows Activation Technologies, computer not running Genuine Windows.

See the notes in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3004394 - it is not advised to uninstall the update if already installed as it may cause other issues.
MS have since released a new patch designed to resolve the issues caused bythe failed patch..

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3024777

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Hiya,

I am having a problem with my windows 7 home premium 64bit. I wiped my computer to try and get a new graphic card to work( never got it working, gave up and went back to my old graphic card) Since then I have had to wipe my computer a number of times, I kept having to wipe my computer since the same problem kept happening. Which is that my windows will crash and wont work after about 1-2mins after start up.

I thought it was my disk so I installed it from a usb windows installer and has been runnign fine for about 2 weeks until I was free to do the phone activation of my windows, I phoned up the activation after using my computer for a while then after I phoned and it came up genuine (like normal) I went to get a drink befor doing more work and once getting back to my computer I opened a new tab on firefox it was very slow on the internet so I clsoed my browser and tried to reopen it and but it woulnd't open windows has frozen completely so I pressed the restart button on my case and let it boot up and then it wouldn't let me do anything.

Does anyone have any idea of how come my computer seem to freeze and refuse to work once I use the windows phone activation?

A:Windows wont work after using windows 7 home phone activation

What makes you think it is the activation? Did you go click on "Start Button", right click on "Computer" and left click on "Properties"? When the screen comes up scroll down to the right bottom of the screen and you should see a "Genuine Windows Logo". If it says something different then there is an activation problem.

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Hi!Windows tells me that it wants to be activated on the machine mentioned above. I don't see any sticker with a license code on the case. So i tried to read the license key from the BIOS. This gives me HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487. Windows says that this key is a standard key and that i have to enter my individual key. But where can i find this key?Thanks in advance for any help!

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Hello all,
I have a very specific question that i can not find an answer.

I bought a new pc and i want to buy Windows 10 Pro. I have found a very good price for a Windows 7 Pro license which will give me a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

I will have the key in the following days but the pc is assembled and ready.

(1)Can i clean install Windows 10 Pro and activate it with the windows 7 pro key that has never been activated even for a windows 7 machine or
(2)should i first install windows 7 pro, activate it with the key and then clean install windows 10 and activate it with the windows 7 pro key

Thank you.

A:Activation of Windows 10 (clean install) from a Windows 7 Pro edition

Hi Trod,
You can install W10 NOW and you dont have to activate it immediately, theres a 30 day grace period.
So when you get your W7 package you can activate it with the product key.
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums.

note your purchased W7 pro licence MUST be either System builder or retail or it will not activate

Roy.

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I owned the Lenovo IdeaPad 320 laptop and it was installed on Windows 10 Home. I upgraded to a Pro patch, and forgot that I did not have the activation key and now I want the activation key or way back to the Home version

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Every couple of days, my "activated" RTM would keep reverting to a trial based OS. I would reactivate it but then it would do the same a couple of days later.

Can anyone help me activate it permanently?

A:Windows 7 RTM Activation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by anhtimmy


Every couple of days, my "activated" RTM would keep reverting to a trial based OS. I would reactivate it but then it would do the same a couple of days later.

Can anyone help me activate it permanently?


znhtimmy

First could you tell us abt your system and OS? Clean install or upgrade?

Ken

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OK, so here's the thing. My computer is half dead, the motherboard is starting to die one me, the IDE controller is dead on one channel, etc. Enough of my problems, the solution is I'm purchasing a new computer.

QUESTION: I know you have to activate windows when you install it, what do I have to do to install it on a new computer? Do I deactivate this one somehow or something like that?
 

A:Windows DE-activation

I had installed O.S many times before and i have no problems whaT so ever. all i did is boot to cd > create partition(s) > format partition > Supply necessary information > configure some settings and that's all it.
 

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I had to perform a system recovery due to a virus problem. My virus program blocked a couple of viruses (some email about a package at the post office) and when i clicked to remove them my system crashed. Afterward ,when i tried to boot up it would keep crashing (blue screen). So i performed the system recovery. Everything seems fine except when i try to activate windows i get code 0xc004e003 the software licensing service reported that license evaluation failed. Now this is an acer that had windows pre-installed. This is the second time i've had to do a system recovery. The first time i got a set up with number codes and a phone number to call (microsoft) and by following instructions i was able to activate it (sorry for my explanation , i hope you can understand it). Any help or suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks.

manny

A:windows 7 activation

Sorry to tell you this but your in for another microsoft chat. Either that or complain to Acer.

Rich

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I am running windows 7 professional 64bit right now, but its not activated yet. All i need to do is enter the product key. Will the product key from an upgrade version of windows 7 professional work? I can get it cheaper that way. Thanks

A:Windows 7 Activation

Welcome jmdanna

You may have to do the work-around in this tutorial

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hi, I resetted my laptop to factory setting, through HP support assistant. Now windows is saying my my activation key expired. My laptop has 2.5 years, do you sell them with short term activation keys?

A:Windows 8 activation key

Hi, Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting! No, HP does not sell Windows with short-term validation period nor any other vendor to my knowledge.This is some sort of technical issue. Please, check this article >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03486254and perform the steps mentioned.

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Can I activate windows to go created from windows 8 pro with my genuine 8 key?

A:Windows to go activation

Hello Patrapinak, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sorry, but no. You would need a genuine Windows 8 Pro key to activate it.

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I have a question, not necessarily a problem. Last night I installed Nero and when I restarted, Windows XP Home came up and told me that I have made significant changes to my system since Windows was activated. (I bought and installed XP home version sometime between Xmas and New Year's, so I've had it about a month.) It wanted me to reactivate windows withing 3 days. I was a little confused, but tried to reactivate, but was informed that my code had exceeded its limits and to get a new one. I had a choice of phone numbers to call, but since it was later in the evening, thought I would do it first thing this morning. This morning I repeated what I did last night cause I could find the list of numbers. This included going online. I was waiting for the next info page to load and noticed at the top of the screen that it had been successfully reactivated. Last night I re-entered my code. This morning I didn't. I don't understand what happened and why I would have to reactivate to start with. I am curious about this and wonder if anybody else has had this happen. I hope I don't have to reactivate every time that I make changes. That would suck.
Thanks.
 

A:Windows XP activation

Typically you only have to reactivate after major changes. I think it is up to 10 hardware devices? Normally you'll get that if you swap out a mobo or change a lot of hardware. As for the key being used too many times, you can just call and they will give you another to type in.
 

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I need help with Windows XP home edition. Recently I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled my Windows XP software home edition Pack 1. Everything seems to be working fine except with the activation of my product. The activation Icon is displayed on taskbar notifying me of amount of days remaining for activating my windows. When I click on the Icon, the activation window is displayed with a message that my Windows is already activated? However, the activation Icon continues to count down the days. What do I have to do to fix this problem. I really don't want to reinstall windows again. Is there a number where I can talk with a Tech for help.

Thank you,
 

A:windows activation

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I bought new lenovo laptop with pre-installed win 10, I want activation key for my OS to keep it safe for future use.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

A:Windows 10 Activation key

Hi alexxevior5512,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As I understand you want to know windows activation key but as your system is OEM and for OEM machines activation key is pre-injecting in motherboard, you have to create OS recovery media in 16 GB pen drive and you can keep OS backup safely, If you will install OS with recovery media, it won?t be ask you for activation key.
 
I hope the above information helps.                   
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,
Ashish
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped.
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi everyone
i bought a Samsung Ativ XE500T1C with Win 7 installed, did the free 8.1 upgrade and worked right untill the time i went on a work tour and had my pc shut down for a month. When i returned on the 26/08/2016 and started up, i had an error message asking me
to activate my windows 8.1 pro.
I dont have an activation key as windows was already installed and activated.
Any help on this would really be appreciated.


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 Hi
I want to Activate my windows 8.1 pro with the Product ID-00261-50000-00000-AA753, Could please tell me the steps to activate?

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Hi,
I m getting this message since yesterday.

This pre-release version of Windows 7 Ultimate will expire in 0 hours

To keep using Windows, back up your files, and then install any edition of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Then after some min it restart on its own.....

my configuaration-

windws 7 Ultimate
SP-1,v.721

now what can u do???

A:Windows Activation

Please check this thread for a possible solution: Pre-Release version expiring

It seems you need to uninstall the pre-release version of SP1 and install the up-to-date RTM version of SP1. This is because what you have is the pre-release version of Windows 7, which has an expiry date.

When I say SP1, I'm talking about the service pack itself, not a complete re-install of Windows 7.

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Recently I was given a new computer with Windows XP installed.I started the registration process but was interrupted before I could enter the Product Activation key.I shut the computer down thinking I could resume the next day. I could find nowhere to enter the activation key.I have had no prompts to do so. What now? Any help will be greatly apreciated.
james

A:Windows XP Activation

You Dont Really Have To Worry About It... What Type Of Xp Are You Using?

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Hi i have a Samsung Nc-10. I aquired it second hand and shortly after found out it was running on a trial version of windows. I am new to owning my own laptop and didnt realise i had the product key on the underside of the notebook. So i found out how to renew the trial through safe mode for a further 30 days. I have now renewed the trial version 4-5 times and it seems i can bypass the activation no more. I am now stuck as what to do. I know i could take it into a shop somewhere and they could sort it in 20 minutes but i am currently travelling australia and ever so low on funds for food, let alone technology.

Any help would be greatly appriciated.

A:Windows Activation

See if this helps:
How to activate Windows XP

At some point you should be prompted to enter the key which as you said is on the tag on the bottom of the laptop.

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Hi.guys im new here ive been searching for my windows activation key and couldnt find it and then i dowloaded a key finder app and found my key and used it but the system says the code is invalid..can anyone help me?

A:windows 8.1n activation key

Which keyfinder did you use? Did it say it's a Windows 8.1 N key and do you have that version installed?

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When I first installed Windows 8 I got 2 free WMC keys. I used one on my Windows 8 system and never used the 2nd one. I have installed 8.1 preview using the ISO and Hyper-V. Today I used "Add features to Windows 8" using the unused WMC key to install WMC on my 8.1 virtual system and it worked great.

Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

Jim

A:Windows 8.1 and WMC activation

Does you copy show an expiration date?

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I recently had problems with my computer, and had to replaces my hard drive and memory. I therefore had to install Windows XP again. We have a few computers at home, each of which came with an XP recovery disk. I took one of these (it could have been from another computer - I'm not sure) and installed Windows again. I now have a countdown for my 30 day activation period. My problem is I dont have an internet connection on that computer, and am unable to activate. I researched this online, and the solution seems to be to back up the files wpa.dbl and wpa.bak from my previous sytem and replace them onto the new Windows. However, I only found this out now, and have therefore lost the old files. The old hard drive is corrupt and therefore cant recover them from there. Does anyone know of another solution and can someone provide me with those 2 files? Many thanks.
 

A:Windows XP Activation

can you not just move that computer to where one of the others accesses the internet and activate it that way?
 

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I installed a new windows 7 Pro license on a refurbished PC with a new Sandisk SSD. Almost immediately after activation and before an image could be made the SSD failed completely. Sandisk replaced the drive, and I reinstalled Win 7, but since it had been
activated, I cannot do so again.

I understand that it is possible to talk directly to a MS person and get the previous activation removed. However I have not been able to find a phone number on the MS web site(s) to accomplish this. 

Is there a phone number or direct email that will allow me to resolve this?

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For my birthday this year, I was getting a brand new motherboard, cpu and ram. My old motherboard we had bought several years ago had been recalled due to problems (which we later found out after the return policy ended, so I have had to deal with my computer restarting itself automatically whenever it pleases for the last 5 years or so now). My dad took me up to Fry's Electronics (a 5 hour trip total there and back) because nobody else around here sells those sort of computer parts we needed. We bought the parts, came home and started putting things together only to find out the sales rep. sold us ram that wasn't compatable with the motherboard We had to turn around and go back up again that next day for another 5 hour trip in our 20 year old car which barely made it home to get the ram.... We got everything put together last night, and nothing will run properly with Windows ME now! Apparently, it was made for Windows 2K or XP. My modem kept coming up just as "PCI Slot" and apparently it didn't want to see it. The other PCI cards seemed to work fine. There were other problems as well when I tried to use ME (like the disk for the Drivers saying the OS is not supported so I couldn't install drivers for the motherboard) The mouse (wireless opitical) even died on me -_-

I figured I would give Win XP a try again and see how it runs on here now. In the past, every single time I tried to install it, the system would restart constantly during the se... Read more

A:Windows XP - Activation?

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Is there any way to skip the activation window???

A:windows XP pro. Activation...

Yes...activate your Windows installation.

I sincerely hope you're not looking at ways to bypass the activation procedure.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php

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i have instoled my windows 8.1 single language in my HP Pavilion laptop,
and after instaled different activation key for adding aditional futures i got a result in '' windows 8.1 BILD 9600 '' error
plz do some think for this.

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Hello!!!!I bought your laptop DELL Instiron 7737. The purchase was make 12/23/2013.Until now there were no problems and did not attach any importance to some small things.The thing is that with your computer did not have the Windows installation disc.Moreover, nowhere specified key for Windows.For this reason, I can not activate the system after recovery.What do I do in this setuatsii: buy a new license or have another way out full of?
Best regards

Valeriy Kurnosenkov

A:Windows activation key

vkurnosenkov,Which version of Windows are you needing activated? Did you upgrade to Windows 10?

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I put a new SSD into my laptop and did a fresh install of Windows 7. The activation key isn't working, this is because according to Microsoft it is an OEM activation key that Acer used to install Windows and this is blocked. They say that I have to contact Acer to unblock it. Is there any other way around this? I haven't had chance to call Acer just yet because their offices are closed. I suspect they will try to charge me or say they cant unblock it.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {5A2FA67D-BC09-4368-98AF-72075C21CBCB}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255
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
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A:Windows 7 OEM activation

Welcome to the forum,

Are you using the product key on the sticker like this?



What did you use to do the reinstall? A downloaded installer?

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i want activation key of windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
product id is 00426-OEM-8992662-00015
plz plz send me the activation key as fast as possible
thanku

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After I wiped my PC, due to a virus, I receive a message saying 'Activate Windows'. This pops up every 3 hours and takes me out of whatever I'm doing. I have been on Windows support and the people said they cant do anything. I have Windows 8.1 pro now because I got automatically upgraded. Now I have spent over 3 months following all guides and they're all different from what my problem is. I am willing to spend time with anyone who can help me with this VERY frustrating problem!! Thank you to anyone who can respond!

A:Windows Activation

Hi, did you get it shipped with windows 8? You may need to install windows 8 with your original serial and then upgrade manually to 8.1. Let me know how you get on!

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Today i changed my hard drive from ntfs to fat 32 , i understand for a small hard drive fat 32 is better, when i booted back up windows said i needed to re-activate because my hardware changed critically, so as i went to re-activate enter my oem product key from the side of my cpu it tells me the number of times i can activate windows with that product key has been exceeded! what can i do it says i only have 3 days?!
 

A:windows activation:(

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I recently gave my parents one of my older PCs. The PC had Windows ME. I purchased the XP upgrade disk and installed it with no problem. One of the requirements of the install is that the new windows program needed to be activated in 30 days. I was curious on what happens if I do not activate the program in 30 days.

Does windows stop running or does look like a bootleg program to microsoft ?

Thanks

T

A:Windows Activation

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307890Activation is required in 30 days from the first day that you start Windows XP. If you want to activate Windows on a day that is later than the day that you install it, a Windows Activation icon appears in the notification area. This icon periodically displays notifications to remind you about how much time remains before you must activate. After the 30 days has expired, you must activate Windows to continue using Windows.

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hi when i click on activate windows7 online option
error code 0x8004fe33

also what happens if you don't activate windows
i heard that once you activate then you cannot use the same cd in ur comp as the activation key will altready have been registered

also what is the difference between windows 7 beta 1 and windows 7 professional

A:windows 7 activation

Hello aP00rv, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Q1) These links below may be able to help with this activation error.

(Method F) Error message when you try to activate Windows Vista&#58; &#34;An error has occurred&#34;

and

Let me google that for you

Q2) It depends on what type of Windows 7 you will have. A retail copy can be installed and activated on any computer, but must be uninstalled from any previous computer before installing it on another one. A OEM copy can only be activated on the same computer that Windows 7 was originally installed on, and no other computer.

Q3) Windows 7 beta was a Ultimate edition and not a Professional eddition.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I just bought "xp" legit, I was intending to install on all (3) of my home network computers. the first install went fine, however on the 2nd install I was unable to activate windows xp. Am I not allowed to put this program on all my computers? If not is there anyway to bypass this activation. $ 99.99 was ok for (3) computers but theres no way I'm going with $99. each. Any ideas?
 

A:windows xp activation

Sorry to be the bearer of "bad news" , but if you read your EULA you will see it states one liscence one computer, therefore you need and individual copy for each machine.
 

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I recently had a hard drive error and I had to reinstall windows from scratch.
When I tried to activate it it just keeps saying "This activation code is for upgrades, not for full installation" or something like that. I think it might be because in the upper left corner it says "Upgrade designed for Windows Vista*". Any suggestions?

A:Windows Activation

You can clean install with an upgrade version, using the workaround described in this tut.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Remember this process is legal only if you own a previous qualifying version of Windows.

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I got a msdn activation key for Windows 10 and its saying that it can only activate for 10 times, Is it true and what will happen if I still tried to activate.

A:Windows 10 activation

Do you have a valid MSDN subscription? And where does it say only 10 activations?

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