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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 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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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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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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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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Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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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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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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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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My PC has recently been hit with ransomware. 
 
My Windows Defender was up-to-date but I noticed that my Malwarebytes wasn't and the virus seemed to have slipped through the cracks of my security.
 
I followed the DIY instructions on BleepingComputer on how to get rid of the ransomware, but the instructions were weird. 
 
How were you able to gain access into your PC through "Safe Mode with Networking", when the Windows Act. Pro. is the first thing that blocks you from gaining access the moment you enter your password??
 
I did the "Ctrl + Alt + Del" and I was able to get rid of the Windows Act. Pro. but now all I see is a black screen with "Safe Mode" on each corner of the screen.
 
The instructions seems to go about as if the ransomware never popped up, allowing you to install Malwarebtyes and scan your PC without an issue, yet I can't even do that. I might just format my PC if all else fails. 
 
My question is, how do you bypass WAP in Safe Mode so I can scan my PC for any viruses? I already downloaded Malwarebytes (the latest version) onto my external hard drive (from my laptop), and it's ready to be plugged in and install the anti-virus software. I just need to get into my infected PC on Safe mode
 
I havent made any changes on my motherboard, or CPU.
I use Windows Defender and Malwarebytes.
I use Windows 7 SP1

A:Windows Activation Pro... HELP!?!

I did the "Ctrl + Alt + Del" and I was able to get rid of the Windows Act. Pro. but now all I see is a black screen with "Safe Mode" on each corner of the screen.
 
When you are at this point try to ctrl+alt+delete and go to task manager, then you have the option to start a new task (File -> New task).. write explorer.exe and windows explorer should be started and you will be able to access to your computer/files

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I have a genuine xp home license but unfortunately the disc got scratched and wont go past the " to install windows hit enter" stage of the installation. I borrowed a friends copy of the xp disc to install which worked fine but didn't prompt me to enter a product key. when i try to validate windows it won't let me saying i may be a victim of counterfeit software. I have 29 days now to validate windows can anyone help please?
 

A:windows xp activation

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I upgraded my operating system to windows 10 when it first came out. I started having some issues with my operating system so I went and did a system recovery. The reset took all day... and my computer keeps showing me to activate windows. This is the error I am getting "The product key didn't work. Try a different key, or buy a new one." Really, I need to buy a new key for a system that I bought brand new.

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Good day all,
Need your help,,,

After installing Windows7 ... Check on ALL CONTROL PANEL to see the remaining days countdown! In fact this part was disappeared! doesn't show! blank!

1/Why is that?
2/How to re active or get that part back?

I would like to see the countdown days at that part,, which will also allow me to active or change key but am currently not able!!

Thanks in advance,,,,

A:Windows activation

open your start menu, right-click COMPUTER and choose PROPERTIES.

Under WINDOWS ACTIVATION, what do you have?

if you see what I've attached, Windows is activated and genuine and there is no "countdown".

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 I bought a HP laptop almost 2 years ago with a pre installed windows. Couple of weeks ago windows started asking me to activate for the first and when I tried to activate it shows , it can not be done now. contact systen admin. I contacted microsoft and they advised me to contact HP. Have no idea why all of a sudden windows asked me for an activation code. Could someone help me with this.











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A:Windows 8 activation

Hi Use the first link for the information to get your windows product key from your system, and use the second link for the information to activate windows manually http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-recover-windows-88-1-product-key-from-bios/ http://www.urtech.ca/2012/08/solved-windows-cant-be-activated-right-now-windows-8/  

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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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hi I download windows 8.1 from Microsoft website and u didn't have any production key what can I do ???

 please answer soon as possible

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I have seen the posts today regarding the "Non-Genuine" errors.

I haven't received any of those errors, but for curiosity's sake I ran the MS Diag tool - that showed I have Windows 7 Enterprise - NOT- I have Pro 7.

I also ran the Validation tool and it said Not Genuine and wanted me to buy a new copy.

I went to Computer page and it shows as validated.

So, why all the misinformation?

Windows could not be validated as genuine - Microsoft Windows

A:Windows Activation

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

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Do you have to activate windows home edition on microsoft website?

also..

Ive read loads about coa numbers and product key numbers are they the same thing? and which do u use to activate at microsoft if you have to do it?

Thanks in advance...lol...i know im lame when it comes to computers!!!
 

A:Windows xp activation ?????

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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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Sorry if I'm breaking the terms.. Searched and couldn't find anything about this..


Years and years ago I built components for a computer and put it together.. Got a copy of Windows XP Home OEM..

A few years ago I bought an HP computer from Best Buy, Came with windows XP on it.

Recently, I decided to sell the HP To my friend. I decided to re-format it..

I haven't really reformatted and installed windows on a computer since I had been using windows 98 which was very simple and easy. I knew I had a disk with Windows XP on it and just wasn't thinking!

I reformatted, put in the OEM Windows XP disk in and installed it, got the the product key and the code on the actual HP PC did not work. Long story short, I had a product key for windows xp that came from HP and a windows XP disk that requires an OEM product key.

So I tried to figure this out for hours and hours and finally the only solution I came up with was.. sad to say.. a crack, a thing to bypass the activation thing.

My friend asked me to clean out her computer of junk slowing it down.. SO I went over and ran malware bytes, not thinking it detected the bypass thing and indentified it as a trojan and I got rid if it! restarted and now it wont let me on the computer unless I activate it!

I'm not asking for a program to let me bypass it anything.
I'm will to actually buy a retail version of XP and re-install it.

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A:Windows XP Activation!

You should be able to take the drive out and attach it in place of a CD or DVD drive in a working pc to salvage the files.

What version of XP did the PC come with? . . Home, Pro or MCE?

If the Dell reinstallation cd matched the version on the sticker, it should have worked fine to reinstall. Otherwise, any retail version will work

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I activated my windows on the phone and it successfully worked, but every time i try to log into my name it says i have to activate my windows... so i click next or ok whatever option it gives me. then it says i already activated it sending me back to the beginning. I WAS JUST USING THE COMPUTER 5 min ago. The only reason i got to here was because my windows update never worked so i thought this would help plzzzzzzzzz help.
 

A:Windows Activation

Welcome to TSG...Microsoft KB 312295 includes guided help to fix this problem.
 

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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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within how many days do you have to activate windows 7 ?

A:Windows 7 activation

The initial grace period is for 30 days. You can extend this upto a total of 120 days.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html

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I had windows xp home edition.sometimes back my hard disk crashed
and i got a new one . Now when I try to install it on new disk and put the key supplied with to me it does not activate it and says Windows is not genuine, activate it within 30 days trial after which your product will not work.i have sp3 on my computer. Pl advise me getrid of that annoying
notification

A:Windows Activation-xp

Call the Microsoft activation number for your region and explain the problem they will work it out or provide a new key if needed.

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I have an Acer 5338 laptop which was purchased with Vista preinstalled. The deal included a free upgrade to windows 7. The computer was use for some time with Vista. I then partitioned the hard drive and dual booted the machine. I had mislaid the upgrade disks so used an alternative Windows 7 Home Premium disk and a product key which I obtained from Ebay. All worked OK for a time. Having found the upgrade discs I attempted to change the product key to the legitimate one from the Acer upgrade disc packaging. Every time I ckicked the "change product key" I got an error message. A few days ago there appeared a Windows 7 update message. So I performed a download and install of the 20 update items. I was then presented with a black screen and the message that my copy of Windows was illegal. This time the "change product key" option worked and I change the key to the good one. I was still unable to Activate. I rang Microsoft who checked the product key and told me that this was a full retail version key not OEM and I would need to reinstall and start from scratch. I do not wish to do this as I will lose all my installed programmes.
Can anyone suggest an alternative way of activating my legitimate software.

Regards All,
Wychwar

A:Windows 7 activation

90% of Keys obtained from eBay are counterfeit.

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 (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell


(or use the instructions at the top of the forum index page)

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When I try to activate Windows Media Center I get an error

"Microsoft out of box experience has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

any suggestions on how I can get my copy activated?

A:Windows Activation

Telephone Activation - if you choose to activate Windows XP using the telephone, you will need to read the 44-digit Product ID to the support representative in the activation center. You will then be given a 42-digit Activation ID, which you have to enter in the activation wizard. The support representative will wait until you finish typing in the Activation ID to ensure that the activation is successful.
http://www.rm.com/Support/TechnicalA...?cref=TEC10739

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ok, a computer was upgraded from win2k to winxp pro with a windows upgrade version ....

but now, needs to be reformated and reinstalled...

how would i go about doing this?

format, reinstall win2k, and upgrade?

also, what about re-activating it? any issues there?
 

A:windows XP activation

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My laptop died! Out of the blue. I unbelievably managed to pick up the EXACT same model. My hard drive was put into the new laptop and away I went. It is working perfectly but every now and again a screen pops up saying I need to activate Windows 7. There is a product key on the bottom of this new laptop I am now using. Should I put it in? I'm terrified something might happen because the hard drive is from my old machine... and if it suddenly stops working I'm totally without a internet connection. .... again.
 

A:Windows 7 Activation Key ?

Yes you need to enter the license key from the bottom of the new laptop and activate it, if you don't your version of Windows will be flagged as non-genuine.
 

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Ok, so here's what I keep running into.......I turn off UAC, and within a few hours I start getting a notification that I need to activate Windows 8. It's a legit install, and this only happens when I turn off the UAC.

If I turn UAC back on, then the activation is not a problem and all is good. However, if I try to re-activate with the UAC off, it runs into an error.

Anyone else having this problem?

Thanks -

A:Windows 8 Activation and UAC

Didn't see this yet.

Does it show as activated with UAC turned on?

It should work without problems.
If you have a legit install, that would need a legit activation (online). Also, legit settings: UAC turned on but of course some users need the UAC off to their own preference.

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great........so now I could be in doo doo. It hasn't happened yet........hopefully they will change their minds......not much I can do about it now......advised them it was not a good idea
 

A:Windows xp activation

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I got my laptop about a month ago now. And Windows Vista Basic was already installed. Also Windows Office was installed. Recently i have been getting windows activation popups and i dont want to ring to activate! But when i tried to verify my Windows Vista online it wouldnt let me! I dont know what to do! Help!!!

Thanks!!

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A:Windows activation

Hello Gaga, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If Vista will not activate online, then you will have no choice but to do a phone activation. However, since you have a OEM Vista and not a retail Vista, you will need to call the OEM (brand of laptop) instead to have it activated. You can check at your laptop manufacturer's website to find out the information you need to contact them.

I hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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Hi chaps,

I bought an AMD Sempron 3000+ with XP PRO 64 bit loaded and having tried to load a few applications gave up for a while. When I switched it on the other day, it now says that Windows requires activation. When you say yes to this a box appears saying that Windows has already been activated and to exit. When exiting from this box, the welcome screen appears and logs off every time with the only option to shutdown or restart. If I can't login how can find the product ID? or even attempt to load Internet software to log in to Microsoft. All I have is a Microsoft Product recovery cd-rom with the Product KEY. Sometimes the product ID is on a sticker on the box, but not in this case. I bought this system on Ebay from a company call the PC Experts Ltd and everything seems above board. They supplied me with the recovery cd and motherboard cd and various manuals. Have I bought a pink elephant? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated thanks.

:dead:
 

A:Windows XP Pro 64 bit activation

You could call Microsoft up and explain to them the situation.
 

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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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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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my acer was destroyed by my little sister after she got mad at me for asking an stupid question in front of her friends"did u put your smelly bed sheets in the wash room?". Why did i provoke satan...just like family to know what u love then kill it....did not cry...physically but my soul did...
will after she throw it across the world, i gathered up the parts and put them in an bag
the next day my friend gave me his old HP laptop for we can play mmo together again, but it did not have an hard drive so i put my hopefully still working hard drive in it
"its alive" it worked fine,after i downloaded drive software online.

so the window activation key thing comes up saying its invalid then it goes on to say that i should type the key form the sticker on the key board.
my sister tore the sticker off years ago....so i bring up system through control panel. an their is an window activation key already there....i click it and it say not valid.
so i goto Microsoft.com/genuine to check validation and it says
Validation Incomplete

The validation service is unable to determine whether this copy of Windows Vista is genuine.



what does that mean...it never did this on my acer....or i never noticed it i guess

help if you can plz,
--Nerd Life--wounder y most of us can't c?

A:windows activation key HELP PLZ

Hello Drew, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Unfortunately, with a OEM copy of Vista, that came preinstalled on your laptop, the product key number is permanently tied to the original computer (your broken laptop) that it was first installed on and can only be activated on it. You will not be able to use that product key number on any other computer.

You might contact HP to see if you may be able to get a replacement installation DVD with it's product key for that HP laptop's model and serial number. This way you may be able to do a factory restore with it to have it's original OS installed. Depending on how much they want to charge you for this, it may or may not be cheaper to just buy a full retail copy of Vista to use instead.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Hi all!

I have got another question for you!
I found this one the site where i want to buy W7:

(Original text in Dutch)
Activatie van Windows 7 is niet mogelijk indien deze in een andere taal is dan de reeds geinstalleerde versie van Windows, dus van Nederlands naar Engels of andersom is niet mogelijk.

Activatie van Windows 7 is niet mogelijk indien de bits niet overeenkomen, dus van 32-bits naar 64-bits of andersom is niet mogelijk.

Translation:
Activation of Windows 7 is not possible when it is a different language than the already installed version of Windows. E.G. Dutch Windows Vista to Windows 7 in english is NOT possible.

Activation of Windows 7 is not possible when the bit versions dont match, e.g. 32-bits to 64-bits or the other way round is NOT possible.

The first criterium is nota problem. Vista (dutch) to 7 (dutch), so thats okay!
But, I want to upgrade from 32 bit to 64!
I know the installation is possible (clean install)
But, will I be able to activate my 64 bit Windows 7?!
Please help me!

A:Windows 7 activation!

Yes, your key will work and activate on 32bit or 64bit, just not both at the same time.

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i have orignal windows 10 pre installed when i get my pc but due to some problem i formated the pc and installed again windows 10 home edition now how can i activate my windows 10.

A:windows 10 activation

Hi, How did you install Windows 10 ? It should activate automatically when you come online. Regards.

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Hello!I bought my Lenovo laptop with preinstalled Windows 8.1.About a year ago some problems accoured and I consulted with IT specialist, he reinstalled Windows and my computer worked just fine after that. About a month ago computer showed a message indicating that Windows is not activated. I opened computer settings and it showed an error 0x8007007B.The problem is that I don't know where my product key is. I conntacted Microsoft support and they said that I don't have correct OIM (or OEM?) and that the reinstallation proccess was made wrongly.Is it possible to get the product key / license or something that helps me re-activate Windows 8.1?Thanks!

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