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Q: Offline Window activation

Hello there,
I need a little help. I have around 40 systems having window 7 installed and around 12 system on which window server is installed. The problem is I cannot activate it online because there is no internet. So I want to install it manually. Is there any method
using which I can provide key to all the system.
Note: I have called the MS agent of my region but they are not picking the call. Kindly tell me what to do. Thanks

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Preferred Solution: Offline Window activation

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Hi Team,
We are looking for some mechanism where we can activate our OEM licenses without phone or internet.... 
We sit in a closed environment with no access to internet, and activating each OEM licenses for individual system via phone is time consuming.....  Is there a feasibility where we can automate this process before we deliver our product to the customer...

Any help would be appreciated....

Modassir Khan

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I have been recently transferred to an Educational Institution by my organization.Here the devices running windows aren't activated so I need to activate them.I have been given a MAK and a KMS license keys purchased from VL licensing center from Microsoft.
I know that to use them you need to setup a KMS on Windows server,but this method wouldn't activate the PC's running offline(lots of them aren't connected to the Internet).So any workaround how to activate them?
PS when I use manual activation through Settings app I get 0x8007007B as an errror code.Thank you for any responses.
Also a detailed guide would be very helpful as I am a newbie in KMS and MAK work.

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Here is some information about how to successfully backup and restore Windows 10 activation when installed through what Microsoft calls "digital entitlement", i. e. having used the free upgrade offer from a previous Windows version.

It is mainly intended for advanced users with interest in and basic knowledge about how Windows activation works, and to understand everything you should be familiar with the registry, command line and access rights.

As you may already know, having once activated Windows online with a digital entitlement you can always do clean installs through a Windows 10 DVD afterwards without entering a product key, and when connecting to the Internet Windows verifies that it was installed on the same hardware and automatically activate again.

There is however a way to backup this activation information and after a clean install restore it completely offline, without the need of going online once.

Those who have already experimented with methods that were valid on earlier Windows versions up to 8.1, or used activation backup and restore tools for these versions, will have come to the conclusion that these methods do not work with Windows 10's digital entitlement - Windows always insists on connecting to the Internet once for activation.

Still the files that contain activation information and need to be backed up and restored are:
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A:Restore Windows 10 digital entitlement activation offline

Very interesting, thanks for the info...

I'm going slightly off-topic here, but do you know by any chance a way to convert W7/8.1 activation information to W10 activation information in such a way that, for example I would bring this W7/8.1 activation info to a machine with internet access, run a tool that submits this info to the MS servers and creates W10 activation info that could be used later on the W7/8.1 system to replace it with W10 offline ?

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If I take my machine offline for a day or so, I get a little message in the bottom-right corner of the screen telling me that my copy of Windows seven is no longer activated.

To resolve that I have to go back online and then into the control panel, opening the system area and suddenly Windows remembers that it's official+activated.

Why can't my Windows seven work just like my old Windows XP did and actually REMEMBER that it is activated?

A:Offline time equals Windows activation woes

Interesting. What kind of license do you have- retail or oem or system builder? Offhand I can just think of the permissions problem that sometimes causes random deactivation, but I dont know what being offline has to do with it. In any case follow the steps on this MS page.

Windows 7 displays "Windows is not Genuine" with an error code of 0x80070005

Another thing you can do is to download the MGADIAG tool from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Run it once when you are activated and once when you're not. Each time, click on the Copy button at the bottom of the tool, paste into Notepad and save as .txt file. So you'll end up with 2 files, name them sensibly and upload here. I'll take a look at them.

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-0000007-85921
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {9C43F600-2EBA-49EE-91E6-810FE2166D67}(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_gdr.110408-1631
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_025D1FF3-237-80040154_0... Read more

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the work off line window kept on popping eventhough no connection to the internet was made. how do i solve this problem?

A:Annoying work offline window

matming, Click on File in the top Menu Bar and uncheck "Work Offline".


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i can't activate my new window 8. It doesn't come with activation key and its not activated.
who can assist?

A:window 8 activation

Welcome to EightForums.

Where do you buy your DVD from?

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My lenovo g50-8 window 10 not activate 

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hi everyone, i have extensa 2510 with window 8 O/S and i want to upgrade to window 10 O/S, after downloading the windows 10, i try to run the o/s and it checks for the neccessary compatibility and later inform me that my window is not activated...i try to check my window pc setting to know my activation status and i notice "Windows is activated". please what can i do to rectify this error?thanks.

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hi everyone, i have extensa 2510 with window 8 O/S and i want to upgrade to window 10 O/S, after downloading the windows 10, i try to run the o/s and it checks for the neccessary compatibility and later inform me that my window is not activated...i try to check my window pc setting to know my activation status and i notice "Windows is activated". please what can i do to rectify this error?thanks.

A:how can I get activation key for my window 8 o/s t...

You need to do the upgrade to Windows 10, not just create the USB drive for the Windows 10 install. The only way you will be able to Activate Windows 10 without a product key is go reload Windows 8, then load all Windows updates including the update to Windows 10. This update process with result in Windows 10 being activated. If you just install Windows 10 from the USB drive, it will install, but will not be activated.

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I installed Win 7 Home Premium recently (via a clean installation over XP) but for reasons associated with work, I still need access to XP and IE 6. I understand that IE 6 is not supported by Win 7 so decided to set-up XP in a virtual PC using Vmware and as an alternative I also set up a dual boot between XP and Win 7.

In both cases i have run into the same problem in that when I try to activate XP it fails. I understand that the MS activation app reads the pc environment it is in to check for illegal copying, but in my case i am reinstalling an OS that I own legally and now want to use alongside Win 7 in the same PC.

Any suggestions?

A:Window XP re-activation

No need to go virual.

Just create a second partition in Disk Management, or plug in a second HD to install XP.

Use Method Two here to add it to Boot Menu: Will Repair Install work with Windows Anytime Upgrade?

As for activation, is this a retail copy or an OEM tied to the mobo? What is the exact result of your activation attempt? Have you gone through the robocall? Elevated to a person?

What is exactly the problem with IE6 in Win7? Are you installing in Compatilibity Mode?

IE8 is the first really good IE btw, better than Firefox and finally perfectly stable.

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Hello everyone!
I upgrade win 8.1 to win 10 but unfortunately 2 days later win 10 needs activation. What should i do???
Will win 10 expires after some days or just revert back in to 8.1 or other kind of these things happen???

A:Window activation

That should not have happened. I would call Microsoft and have them sort it out.

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swap out the hard drive on my HP dm4
burn an iso for it and when it ask for the product key, the one on the bottom of the computer doesnt work
what do i do?

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Hi !

I accidentally clicked on an untrusted executable (tweakbit) and had system healer installed on my pc.

I got rid of the pop ups, internet timeouts thanks to your comprehensive guide.

Unfortunately, I still get an activation startup screen when booting, and my explorer.exe doesn't start, I have to run it through the task manager and kill the screen named activate (32 bit). All my scans are clean...

Here is my hijackthis log :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 1:08:25 AM, on 6/25/2016
Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.02.1008)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.10586.0420)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\ASUS\Splendid\ACMON.exe
C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.Messaging_2.15.20002.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe\SkypeHost.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15\ONENOTEM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explo... Read more

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Hi guys!

I really having a serious problem here zzz.......

I paid Sg$135 for my window xp service pack 2 home edition cd last 2 years, I reformatted my computer for many many times and there wasn't any problem at all. I reformatted my computer today, and i can't activate my window. Why? i pressed activate my window through internet..... and like always checking for connectivity. Afterward something not normal appeared.

Product key

According to our records, the number of times you can activate windows with this product key has been exceeded. Please enter a diffefrent product key, and then click retry. the 25-digit product key documentation. it should look similar to the following example.


New Key:......(I typed my product key from my window xp product key label)

Please contact your computer manufacturer if you are unable to locate you coa label.

If you belive you have received this message in error, please contact a customer service Representative or visit the Microsoft Activation Assistance Web site for information on how to get additional product keys. for a contact number in your area, click telephone.

Then i pressed telephone (i tried telephone method but its useless)

I told the phone my ID that appeared on the screen. (TRIED 11 TIMES)

It said invalid ID...zZZ

I don't like to talk to stranger though phone.
So how can i activate my account?

A:Window Xp Activation Problem

Well Windows has a limited number you can activate it. That's the *(&$#@ thing about XP and higher (and one of the reasons I miss Windows 2000 so much - imagine for someone who likes to tweak and test and break his computer - I need to reformat all the time).
I think you have no other way except talking to a customer service representative and convincing them the activation is legit.
Another thing to check is... is the hardware the same as the first time you activated? If you changed too many things, it might disable activation.

Tip: If you succeed in activating your copy of Windows (could be your last), I highly suggest getting a disk cloning program like ghost to make an image you can burn to CD or DVD. You could restore that to the exact same way it was right after activation if anything ever goes wrong in the future.

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I had a pre installed window but its activation key is different from the one on the sticker at the bottom of my laptop.
Actually , I have a toshiba laptop , which brought me to this forum some months back, After solving the problem , I never used it again but now I am looking to install win7 in it again , The problem came after I confirmed the activation key before downloading the .iso. The problem here is that The sticker on the bottom has not got the complete key , only 1st 12 letters are visible (2 of which are doubtful too) . Some months back , While I was having a harddisk issue , I was suggested to get the activation key through a software Jellybean I think, that key is still with me . Now when I match both are different , entirely different. My question is , WHY ?
and will this key from jellybean will work ?
Also there is an product id in the text file , will it be of any help ?

I also have the extracted cert file which I read somewhere was helpful too and I extracted it as a backup for the key.

I am a newbie so detailed answers will be appreciated

A:I had a pre installed window but its activation key is different

The key you found with Jellybean is a key that the manufacturer uses to install the operating system at the factory.

You must use the key on the case if you intend to reinstall using generic media.

The best bet is to reinstall using the recovery partition or the recovery disk you made when you first got the computer.

You could also contact Toshiba to get recovery disks if you did not create them..

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I wish to format my hard disk or change a new hard disk which mean I will needed to re-install window. Is the new installed window able to activate? Is the Product key tansferable to a new PC?

A:Enquiry on window activation.

Hi Chew,

It Should be,

If it is a retail copy of vista then there should not be any problem in re-activating online on the new install, if for some reason it does not activate automatically there is the option of telephone activation, and even the option of talking to a real person and explaining the fact that you are replacing a hard drive.

If this is an OEM copy of vista (supplied with the PC form a large manufacturer) then you may want to check with the manufacturers support just to confirm that there is no locking of the OS to the drive, otherwise the activation should be as above.

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I have a closed network that can't access the internet and I am trying to activate our Windows 7 computers that have lost their activation for one reason or another. At this time we don't have a KMS server set up. In the past we have gotten updates to
fix activation issues, but I can't locate any at this time. Is there something else I can do to fix this issue or is there an update available?

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I cannot get past the activation. It reads windows is activated, defaults to my account, when I click that it loops back to the activation window. I have shut down several times to no avail. This is a new problem on 3 year old computer.

A:msoft activation window

Contact Microsoft via phone support

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Hi all,

Hope one of you already encounter the same problem before, because it hard to explain the reason.
Anyway, I recently formatted and reinstalled my computer (old one - Pentium 866 with 0.5GB RAM) with Windows XP pro, and office 2007 etc.
When I connected to the internet, I could work with the internet explorer window for 15 sec before everything get stuck: the mouse freeze and one minute later the pc reboot itself.
I installed IE 8 hoping it will help but the same problem occurred.
I started work with firefox instead and it works perfectly, the only problem left is whenever I click on the windows activation icon, a window is about to open, but the second the blue head bar of the window pops, the system get stuck again with the exact same symptoms as before.
I tried to open Iexplorer with no add-ons using: iexplore.exe -extoff, but the problem stays.

If any of you can help I would really appreciate it.

Many thanks,

A:Activation window reboot the PC


Does the pc reboot only when you open IE ?

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Hello guys,
i just installed window 7 ultimate with the 32 bit cd but i am having some difficulty activating it.i tried activating it but it wont just activate.and i have a message telling me i have 21 days to activate.please can someone help me out on how to activate it.thank you.

A:Window 7 ultimate activation issues

Hi timishi,

Try activating by phone. There's no charge for the call in the UK, I assume the same applies everywhere.

Check out this tutorial. (Note there is a space between 'slui.exe' and '4' in the command shown on that page).

Hope this helps

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Windows 7 activation error: 0xC004C008
?If you receive error "0xC004C008" when trying to activate Windows 7, you might be trying to use the same Windows product key on more computers than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow.?

A:Window 7 Activation Error 0xC004C008

Hi there
This can also occur if you attempt to activate something "automatically" after dong an install with a product downloaded from technet or elsewhere (legal folks please).

What you need to do is AFTER install go to CHANGE PRODUCT KEY and enter the KEY you got from technet (or your supplier).

Now re-try activation and it should work.

This might not be your problem but I have had this when trying to activate "automatically" after installing products I've got from technet.


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Govt gave me a laptop of haier company with win 8.1 build 9600 preinstalled.when I boot it ,it says activate window.to activate , I need a product key of window. How to get key?

A:window 8.1 build 9600 activation key

This vbs script will give you your OEM & Installed keys---

ShowKey v1.3.vbs

Download it.
Right click it & click Properties & Unblock it.
Then click it to see your keys.

Like this---

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hi guys,
i installed window 7 ultimate on my system but i am having some difficulty activating it.I tried activating it on line but failed.I also tried activating it through the automated phone system but still no success.I choose Nigeria as the nearest location because i live in Nigeria.The number that came out was +23412710156.I tried calling the line but it wont go through.Please can someone help me out with the activation?.I have just 9 days left.Thank you.

rotimi aliu

A:window 7 ultimate activation problem

You have the correct phone number for Nigeria. I can only suggest that you try the US # or alternate country number as was suggested - http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...7-756ff44f1955


Regards. . .



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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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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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pls help i cant activate wimdow7 cos i cant see it at system propwrty

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May be I have tweaked it by some program.
The problem is when i move mouse over anyone of several windows opened, it is activated and moved on top of other window
I would like to disable activation of window by moving the mouse over it
I would like to activate window by clicking.

A:How to disable mouse ove window activation

This option can be found in: Control Panel/Ease of Access/Make the mouse easier to use

Uncheck the box that says "Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse"

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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.

A:Window activation product pass 30 day limit

phone microsoft

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Ok, I have Window VIsta Basic OEM version. It can only be activated once.

I wanna upgrade my current hard drive that runs at 7200 rpm to a hard drive that runs at 10,000 rpm.

So, if i buy another hard drive, do i have to buy another copy of Vista? Obviously, I am gonna have to install windows again.

A:Solved: Window Vista Activation. Quick Question.

It can only be activated on one motherboard that it was installed on, but it can be activated on that system any number of times if you install new hardware. If it doesn't do so automatically, just choose telephone activation and explain that you added new hardware.

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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 wonder if anyone can help. I have been Googling all over the place last couple of days and looking through hundreds of regkeys but cannot find the answer. 

We have 1800 PC's using Offline files to a NAS location. Even though the Group Policy is set to force PC's Offline no matter what the latency value. I have noticed some PC's that have Offline files enabled but are set to work online. Maybe set manually
before the GPO was applied. Anyway I was wondering if there is a way to detect on numerous PC's whether a PC is set to work Offline or Online? I have been looking to see if a regkey changes when the Work Offline / Online button is pressed on the file menu
of the redirected folder. 

I have found a key that changes if you hit the button Work Online/ Offline button
manually HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\NetCache\OnlineTransitionLog Value - (name of nas share) but this clears when the PC is rebooted or logged out and does not reappear unless you do the switch again manually.
This will not work when I try to scan all the PC's.

Help would be much appreciated. 


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I am having an issue with a Windows 7 SP1 machine and offline files.

Let's say \\Server01\Users\username is the share that is available offline.

When attempting to access documents in the user share, the "Offline Status" is usually listed as "Disconnected" in the Explorer window.  When opening up Sync Center, it also shows that the Offline Files are "Disconnected" in its listed "Status".

While this occurs however, the server is available on the network.  It can be pinged as well as other non-offline shares accessed seamlessly.

The Microsoft-Windows-OfflineFiles operational log file shows that the path to the folder is being connected ever 2 minutes, only to be disconnected about 5 seconds later - not to reconnect for another 2 minutes. See the following events which happen continuously:

Information 2/7/2012 2:30:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-OfflineFiles 9 None "Path disconnected.
Information 2/7/2012 2:30:05 PM Microsoft-Windows-OfflineFiles 10 None "Path reconnected.
Information 2/7/2012 2:28:09 PM Microsoft-Windows-OfflineFiles 9 None "Path disconnected.
Information 2/7/2012 2:28:05 PM Microsoft-Windows-OfflineFiles 10 None "Path reconnected.
Information 2/7/2012 2:26:10 PM Microsoft-Windows-OfflineFiles 9 None "Path disconnected.
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I can setup offline folders on a Windows 2000 Pro client so the files are available when offline.

Is it possible to configure offline folders so that even when the computer is connected to the network the offline folder is still used.

What we want to acheive is for the notebook user to always use a local copy of their data but to also have an up to date copy on the server.

If i need to clarify anything or provide more details then please let me know.



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I have discovered that if I disconnect my DSL from my computer, IE will work, the sidebar will work, and most of the programs will operate correctly. If I connect it into the back of the computer, almost immediately Windows Vista will report a problem and start looking for a solution. IE will also prompt "stopped working" and the sidebar will quit . Also most programs that require some type of installer wizard will not open, but shutdown.

Does anyone have any ideas or know a solution to the problem.

Help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!

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Any option for an offline installer for office ProPlus that comes with office 365?
I am looking to install it on several locations, but some sites have a poor internet connection and it would require a lot of time to download it from office 365 portal

am looking for an offline or semi-offline installer for ProPlus, I do have internet access and it would be fine if anything had to be verified online, but I dont want to download the whole office online

A:Office 365 offline/semi-offline installer

Have a look at this - How to deploy Office 365 ProPlus from an on-premises web portal - Office IT Pro Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Deploying Office 2013 Professional Plus from Office365 Offline | Jack Stromberg

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My ThinkPad OS is Vista Ultimate. Recently, after running System Update I began getting a pop up window designated, "Windows Activaton." Now it comes up daily. By clicking the X in the upper right hand corner I can remove the window, but then it comes back later.

The content of the window is as follows:

The Windows Vista Ultimate product Key you typed is invalid for activiation.

To activate windows you will need to use the automated phone system.
Use the automated phone system.
Buy a new product key online.
Type a different product key.

Actually, I never typed a product key to begin with. Is there a simple way to be rid of this issue?

A:"Windows Activation" window

did vista come with the computer or was your vista an upgrade to the computer, if so was it oem cd?

if everything is legal in your system, all you have to do is to use the automated phone system. That is the only way you will be able to get activated.

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I'm sitting with a big issue at a customer and ask for your help.
- 3x Windows 2008 R2 file servers configured in DFS
- approx. 500x Windows 7 clients (Laptops)
- 3x network shares, Common1, Common2 and Homefolder. 
- "Offline Files" and "Folder Redirection" enabled for entire user profile.
- Everything is controlled by GPOs and there are no login scripts.
Due to some faulty settings in the client GPO and the fact that the "Common" shares was set to allow Offline Caching of files and folders, the majority of clients now suffer from sync issues and conflicts.
Most of the conflicted files are located in the users home folder, but some users are also seeing the same issues with files located on the "Common" shares. The users themselfes are not allowed to enable Offline Files as this is disabled by GPOs.
The only folders that should be treated as Offline Files are the ones in the users home folder.
A new set of GPOs have been created that correctly set up "Offline Files" and "Folder Redirection". These are linked to a test-OU and the computers and users applied to that OU are not suffering from the problems above.
When we move a client, the cache will be deleted and all non-sync'd work will be lost.
Today we manually look at every users sync center and try to resolve the conflicts before we move them to the new OU. This is extremely time consuming when... Read more

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I have a new printer for my Vista, the Dell v725w. However, it will not print. My problem is with the Vista as the printer can scan and make copies. I just for whatever reason cannot print. Whenever I click "Use Printer Offline" to turn the on the printer online, instead it states "Printer status Offline-Offline". It says "offline" twice! When I click again, it goes back to "Use Printer Offline". I cannot turn the printer back online as "Use Printer Online" won't show back up! I also get a message saying that it is a communication error.

On a side note, does the "WI-fi" and "Ethernet" icons on the v725w need to light up to indicate that the printer is communication with the Vista desktop? If so, that could be my problem and I don't know how to turn on Wi-Fi/Ethernet" to fix the communication.

I hope someone can help. Thanks.

video of Dell v725w
Dell Inkjet V725w & V525w printers - YouTube

A:Dell Printer v725w status "offline-offline"

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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). !!!


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:

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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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 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.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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

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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