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Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Q: Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

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.

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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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When I bought my PC 4 years ago, it has Windows 8 on it, then I've updated to windows 10, it was working fine for about a year, now It's asking for Windows Activation. Will the reset to original setting change OS to the older version (Win8)?I prefer to use Win10 than win8, what can I do now?

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I have been using my computer successfully for two years and last night it booted up and asked me to activate Windows XP. I bought the PC second hand from Someone and was not given the Original Disk. I have not added anything to my harddrive that would warrant reactivation. I cannot get passed this screen, Can I reactivate it without problems? Help I am a beginner and not sure what to do?
 

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I just shipped 40 computers to our partner last month. On each one, I personally entered the product key and saw the activation process completely successfully: The "your Windows is Genuine" message appeared at the completion of each activation.

Now, after the systems have been shipped to the other side of the country and installed in the field, we have most if not all of the system displaying "your Windows is not genuine" to OUR CUSTOMERS!!!

What the hell happened and what do intend to do about it? (Apparently, this has been going on for years...why wasn't it fixed???)

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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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Hi everybody.

I downloaded Windows 8 preview release with a key a few months ago (I don't remember the exact time), and the last week I installed it, however I can't activate it. When I clicked activate button it seems that system searching for something or loading something but nothing happens. Below activate button there is a link to the microsoft's page however I when I clicked that link nothing happens, too.

Can you help me? How can I solve that problem?

A:Windows 8 activation problem

You are too late, It expired on Jan 15. Nothing can be done.

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Attachment 253304
and this is MGA report
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070424
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001
ID: {77A3ABF2-3F1A-44F8-B91A-B04CEF048EAF}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
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
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: 103 Blocked VLK
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 103 Blocked VLK
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D... Read more

A:i have a problem windows activation, help me..

The Software Protection Service looks like it's been uninstalled - have you been using a registry cleaner (WiseFixer, probably)??
First, let's check that, and then run some checks to try and repair the other damage....


Click on Start
in the Search box, type
SERVICES.MSC
and hit the Enter key - accept the UAC prompt if you get one.
Look in the console for the Software Protection service, right-click on it and select Properties.
make sure that the Startup Type is set to Automatic (Delayed Start), and click Apply.

Try starting the service now - do you get an error message? Does it start? does it almost immediately stop again?
Post back with your results, and a new MGADiag report.

If it doesn't start, then please do the following...
Please open an Elevated (Administrator) Command Prompt window and use the following commands....

net start sppsvc
sc qc sppsvc
sc queryex sppsvc
sc qprivs sppsvc
sc qsidtype sppsvc
sc sdshow sppsvc

Copy and paste the output to your reply

Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last co... Read more

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Hello eightforums!

Long story short

I installed windows 8 pro to my second laptop. A few weeks later, I decided I would input my 2nd WMC Code (I have 2 of them) After adding WMC to my laptop, it automatically rebooted after adding the features but now my laptop isn't activated anymore.

Solutions I tried:
Activating Windows via:
1. Re inputting my Windows 8 pro product key - That didnt work
2. Re inputting WMC code - That didn't work either.
3. Restarting laptop

I checked my 1st laptop's product key (which has wmc too) and it was different to my 2nd laptop which also has Wmc. From what I see, inputting my second Wmc code seems to have broken my activation. Is there any other solutions to solve this apart from clean install?

A:Windows 8 Pro Activation Problem

This appears to be a fairly common scenario - and it usually solves itself after a couple of days.

You can try activating over the phone - use 'SLUI 4' in Search to bring up teh wizard.

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Hello!
I have problem with my laptop, originally it has Windows 8, then i upgrade to 8.1. And about 7 month later the trouble begin. Windows tell me that i need to activate the windows, but i can't. Windows giving error 0xC004F012. Then I call the Microsoft customer service. They took over my computer, try everything and eventually give up. Even the Microsoft can't solve this problem. Have anybody ideas, what to do next?

A:Problem with Windows 8.1 activation

Try running Elevated (Administrator) Command Prompt window and type the following....

net start sppsvc

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I have a Dell Dimension B110. When ever I try to log in to Windows it says "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate Windows now?" I click " Yes " , Then it brings me to another window called "Activate Windows" an it says " Windows is already activated click OK to exit ". and it just continues back and forth, I cant log in, I cant run Safe mode, Restarting it doesn't do anything, If i click " No " it doesn't do anything. I bought this computer at a garage sale last year so i don't have any CD's or anything that comes with it. What do I do?
 

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Hello Everyone,
My Daughters emachine with winxp-home had some viruses and adware
galore. I took the drive out, put it in my XP-PRO machine as slave to
run virus removal, checkdisk, and defrag.
I reinstalled drive in her machine and get this message.
Cannot log on because windows is not activated!

will not let me log on as Administrator, safe mode or user. She lost the
recovery disc.
Is there anyway to re-activate XP-Home

Thank You
Ron

A:Windows Activation Problem

Check on the sides of the case or the back, the key should be on a sticker there if its an emachine.

Did you backup the registry before hand ?

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Good day, Please help. its annoying that eveytime i open my laptop the blue message will pop-up " the windows license will expire soon" . but when i look at cmd and check license info "The Machine is Permanently Activated". im using Win.8.1 Single Language. Is there someone having same issue? How to fix this thing. Ty y in advance

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I reinstalled xp with partitioned E drive on hp pavillion, now its asking to activate windows...i put original key in ...It told me , invalid key......tryed activating on line @microsoft....to no avail....tryed phone activation to no avail....i'm ready to give up ....it says i have 30 days to activate windows........what to do?........Thanks

A:windows xp activation problem

Call Microsoft and explain the problem. Or call your Computer provider and explain the problem. Usually your computer provider can barter with micro$oft to get you another license key.

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Good day, Please help. its annoying that eveytime i open my laptop the blue message will pop-up " the windows license will expire soon" . but when i look at cmd and check license info "The Machine is Permanently Activated". im using Win.8.1 Single Language. Is there someone having same issue? How to fix this thing. Ty y in advance

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I brought 5 hp desktop pc's and installed windows 10 and one  8.1 OS  but i want to change 8.1 activation key to another pc when i tried to activate it showing product key is wrong.So i Formatted windows 8.1 product key activated pc and reinstall windows 10 it will work for windows 10 keySame process i will try for windows 8.1 OS but it showing WRONG key how to solve

A:WINDOWS 8.1 Activation key problem

Hi, You have 4 Windows 10 machines and 1 Windows 8.1 machine. Please ONLY use Windows 8.1 key on Windows 8.1 machine, you can't mix them. Regards.

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Hello everyone, i have a question i have a retail copy of windows xp and it installed perfectly but kept on forgetting to act. my windows xp because it's not my main computer and now the period to activate has expired and i do have a network card built in what can i do? I also have the activation file from the windows xp that was on the PC before i reinstalled! And it wil not let me get into safe mode or normal mode. Any ideas or comments pleas Post! Thank You!
 

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Hey all, hoping you can help me here. Did a fresh install of Windows 7 about 2 months ago and everything has been fine. The last couple of days though, been getting a message saying I need to activate my Windows copy (something I was sure I'd already done). I've had this on my laptop for a while now as well, but for now I just want to sort the desktop out. The only real issues with it is it seems to be stopping me from updating windows (something I've realised I haven't done since the install) and keeps turning my desktop wallpaper black. Below is the MGADiag report.


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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X2QGR-F7FBD-M97CQ
Windows Product Key Hash: 32w/VJQ+JAH1NJBvDWXnMY2D3oY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8703082-65906
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {E4843FBF-F1B5-4DC0-B614-0F4F7E3D32F7}(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 = 0x800... Read more

A:Windows Activation Problem

Have you tried the telephone way.

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Hello,

I would appreciate any thoughts or help in following :

My OS was in pretty bad shape and I wanted to reinstall it but I don`t have my installation disk anymore. So I wrote down my Product ID and Product key and downloaded a new legal version of Windows 7 Home premium 64bit - the same type that I had previously. After that I did clean install which worked fine until I tried to activate product.

After few tries I realized that there is different Product ID written down in the `my computer` specs. Now there is Product ID: 00359-OEM-xxxxxxx-xxxxx. The original Product ID was 55041-OEM-xxxxxx-xxxxx. The problem is that the Windows system is the same so why it doesn`t have the same Product ID?

Do you know where can I get the installation ISO for my Windows according to the Product ID that I have? Or what do you suggest? I am pretty confused about it.

Thank you in advance.
Martin

A:Windows activation problem

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

& post in your other thread for better help.

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Hi, Can anyone help me with this problem:

When the PC is switched on, XP Boots to the Log On screen.
When I chose any of the availiable Accounts to log on I get the following message Box:

Windows needs to be activated, Click yes to activate.

When you click on yes or no, windows will very briefly start to log
on, Then will quickly log off back to the Log On Screen.

I have removed the Harddrive & Virus checked in another PC, & all seems OK.

Also the PC will boot OK if in Safe Mode, But I dont no what to do from there.

Can anyone help with this,

Thanks for your time.

A:Windows XP Activation Problem

Hi dannybones,

Have you just recently reinstalled your operating system?
Have you had any hardware changes on your system?

You may want to call the Product Activation Call Center @ 877-426-6010 and describe your problem to them they may have some suggestions for you.
Microsoft also has a Tech Support number @ 800-936-5700.

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Hey guys i found a key for windows 7 i typed it in it worked and when i restarted my pc it was all fine but when it powerd back on it said test mode windows 7
Now i downloaded a windows 7 fixer and it updated my licence and all that and it all seemed to be fine but i restart it has an 3 min update then when i log on it said it need to be activated again and says windows 7 test mode in the corner any help?
Thanks stormz

A:Problem with windows activation

1. A genuine Windows DVD would have its own genuine product key.

2. "Finding" a product key for Windows suggests dodgy software.

3. Discussing pirated software is against the rules of this forum: see Rule 4.

Windows 7 Forums - Forum Rules

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I have an XPS 8500 that came from the factory with Windows 8.  Soon after the purchase (around first of 2013) I made the rescue disks on 4 DVDs.  Recently the hard drive failed.  I gave the Dell salesman the service tag #  and ordered a new hard drive.  I Asked what I needed to re-install the OS.  I was told I needed a USB key ($39.99) and ordered one.  I was told this would get me up and running. 
I installed the new drive and inserted the USB key.  Windows installed and runs.  However, I cannot activate Windows.  Using Belarc advisor I was able to find my Windows key imbedded on the bios.  When I input that key the pop up tells me that the current edition is Windows 8 Pro and the current product key ends with QPBRC.  This differs from the product key embedded in the bios and I get an error code of 0xc004c003 'the activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked" and that I need to purchase a new key. 
I'm assuming that the problem is that I have a valid key for Windows 8 but not Windows 8 Pro.
I called Dell and was given a number to call Microsoft; alternatively, I was told that I'd need to go through Dell's tech support at a cost of around $250. 
I am at a loss at this point.  Any suggestions are welcome! 

A:Windows activation problem

Does the sticker affixed to your system say Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro? Does the Edition say Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro? It sounds like Dell send out the wrong Edition of installation media.
Lets try to resolve this first I advise first making sure your BIOS is up to date revision A13:
http://downloads.dell.com/published/pages/xps-8500.html
See here to determine your (UEFI) BIOS revision and update. Ensure UEFI and SecureBoot are enabled:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/updating-the-bios/#BIOSRevision
Next you have a choice install Windows 10 TH2 or clean installing Windows 8.1.
Installation Media from Microsoft will not ask for a product key and automatically pick up your UEFI BIOS embedded SLP key during installation provided the Edition of the Installation Media and your Product Key match. Simply put if you asked for a product key you are installing the wrong Edition.
I advise Windows 10 TH2 over Windows 8.1 see here for details on your Free Upgrade from Windows 8.1:
https://philipyip.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/th2-upgrade-table.pdf
To Download Windows 10 TH2 installation media see here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-10-oem-and-retail-iso/
To Download Windows 8.1 installation media see here:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/

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Hello!
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate with Sp1 with my product key.
In Control Panel > System Properties. It says "You must activate today. Activate windows now."
But if I click on it nothing happens. I'm not able to activate windows 7. Please help me.

A:Problem with Windows 7 Activation

"Jayanth D" wrote in message news:85a4c1a6-f32c-4bb2-804f-4093a66d693b...




Hello!
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate with Sp1 with my product key.
In Control Panel > System Properties. It says "You must activate today. Activate windows now."
But if I click on it nothing happens. I'm not able to activate windows 7. Please help me.


 
 
 
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!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

 
 

Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi |
CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

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Hey everyone
I bought myself a HP pavilion DV4-1080ei and it came with windows Vista but
I had also bought myself windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. I bought a three users or whatever
and I installed it on my desktop no problem and then I installed it on my laptop and what happened was it install properly and then once I was in I had to register it within 30 days. I tried to register it and nothing happened I even have my own cd that I paid for and now its not working on my laptop and I don't have any other operating system to install on my pc.

Can someone please help me I will be very grateful

Thanks

A:windows 7 activation problem need help

You may need to contact Microsoft's support department if the multi user software key(s) that you purchased aren't working properly.

Microsoft Support

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Hi there,
any advices on following scanario will be highly appreciated.
I'm new to company and found there are some Dell Dimension 3100 PCs which were reinstalled by using XP Professional Pirated CD with the other license key so that product key appeared as xxxxx -640-0000356-23 xxx xxxxx -640-2001765-23 xxx ... by ex-IT guy.
So, i try to change the regedit method HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents and run the msoobe and change the products key to the correct key stick on the Dell box but somehow it rejected. I doubt that the CD he used must be sort of volume license and i'm using OEM key. if i reinstall the whole windows with the CD from Dell, it was ok to key in the correct key. Is there anyway that i could change to OEM products key without reinstalling whole windows XP professional.
p.s all dell box i have in my company comes with XP professional and the OS in it are also XP professional.

thanks
stsygn

A:Windows XP activation problem

640 is definitely a corporate volume license-#
I'm not sure if you can (without any side effects) exchange the (pirated)volume license with a (valid)OEM since I never had the need to do it.
but google for Magic Jelly Bean it's a freeware which lets you retrieve and even exchange
windows lic-keys without the need of a new installation and it might even work in this case, saving you a couple hours ;)
If not, you could always try a repair-install instead of a full one

-le

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Hi!

I have samsung rv 509 laptop... I installed windows 7 ultimate but I have problem with activation... I used dazs loader 2.0.4 and he says BAD SLIC DATA and when I installed loader, windows was not activated... I tried with ignore slic but nothing helped!!! anybody knows how to resolve this problem????
P.S.: I heard for a problem with activation windows on samsung machines, anybody maybe had experience with it???

Can anybody help me, please???

A:Windows 7 activation problem

The solution would be to get a genuine copy of Windows.

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Ok. I just reinstalled my copy of Windows Xp. And when I go to activate it, it says that my activation key has been used too many times. What will happen if I dont activate? Or what can I do to obtain a new key?

A:Windows XP Activation Problem

G'Day,

It depends upon the circumstances that you had to reinstall your copy of Xp.

I had the same problem a couple of weeks ago, when my HDD 'spat the dummy'; so, I telephoned my local Microsoft Service Centre and explained the situation to them, and they issued me with a new Registration Key.

When you do call them, you will need to have your disk in front of you, as they [microsoft] will ask you for some security features that are on the disk, prior to issuing of the Key. Its a pretty painless excercise, and Microsoft are fairly understanding.

Having said that, the reason for the reinstallation will have to be within their guidelines, which I don't know the full extent of them.

The one thing that I do know is that they won't issue a new Key if you just decided to do an upgrade, it would have to be because of a malfunction that was beyond your control. Go here and select your country.....

http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/

Hope this helps.....Let us know how you got on.

Regards,

Dave T.

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Started up an old computer at work. Hasn't been used in a while and is not connected to the internet. Windows XP said that I have 3 days to activate it. As I was constantly getting called away, I wasn't able to activate in time. I only need it work for a short time to recover some important files off of it.
I am wondering if there is a way round activating it so I can get the files off without having to phone a Microsoft operator to get an activation code.

A:Windows XP Activation Problem

Sorry, we don't assist in any way with circumventing Product Activation, since it's illegal to do that.

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"This copy of Windows in not genuine." prompts on my pc. I tried to activate my windows. The product key is valid but the id is not. I need a technical help on this matter. Thank you.
Anyway, I'm using windows 7 Ultimate.

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Hi all,

Plz help me on this issue. I Installed XP Pro Service Pack2 on a Laptop and ran a windows update once. After that i tried activate the Win XP but i couldnt find any tool that i can activate win XP. Couldnt find Accessories --> System tools --> Activate Now

Thanks

A:Windows XP Pro Activation Problem

Hi Nuwans, I'm not sure I understand exactly what you are trying to do buddy. Could you be a little more specific so that I can help you to resolve this issue? Do you mean you are unable to load XP now? Let me know.

Thank you
Patmark

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I've activated my retail purchased copy of Windows 7 three times in the last month. Each time, the activation process is quick, and I receive a confirmation message that says, "Activation was successful." I've included a screenshot of the "Activation was successful" message with this email posting.

Thanks for any tips on how to end the repeated requests to activate Windows 7 after I have successfully activated it previously.

A:Windows Activation Problem

Are you changing out hardware or reconfiguring windows in any large way before this happens?

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Hi!
I got my desktop at home repaired, not knowing that the Windows 7 Ultimate used to repair was not genuine. Now, being only 14, I can't buy anything above INR (Indian Rupees) 1,000(Because of my 96% in class 5) . I can't get the Get Genuine Kit, or a full new copy of W7. What to do?

A:Windows 7 Activation Problem

What version of windows was installed when you had it repaired...

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Greetings. I have a little problem about activation Windows 8. The problem is that I can't see "current edition" on Windows Activation. I have tried to put all different product keys and I have done the CMD thing, but until I realized that my friend has current edition as Windows 8 Pro and about mine, it doesn't show anything, i can show you that from the picture below, so is there any way to activate it even I have Windows 8? Sorry about my bad English, but hope you understand what I meant.

A:[Help] Windows 8 Activation Problem

Please open anElevated Command Prompt window (in Start, type 'Command' - a Command Prompticon will appear, right-click on it, and select Run as Administrator)
At the Prompt, type

Licensingdiag.exe -report%userprofile%\desktop\report.txt -log %userprofile%\desktop\repfiles.cab

(note the spaces!)
two files will beput on your desktop -
open the'report.txt' file in Notepad, and copy/paste the results to your response - youcan ignore the repfiles.cab file for the moment, as it's only backup data

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My pc came with Windows 7 pre installed on it. I have been using it for 2 weeks and is showing me the message ,,Windows is not activated,, And yesterday it was writing that windows is activated. This problem showed today. Any ideas ??

A:Windows 7 Activation Problem

Download this tool and run it.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sourc...fDkoyf9nzmkx7w

Click on the Copy button at the bottom of the tool, paste into notepad, save as .txt file, upload the file here.

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hi guys, i purchased a laptop a few months ago and then upgraded from windows 7 home basic to windows 7 home premium via anytime upgrade......everything was fine and activation went normal...
and today upgraded through windows anytime upgrade as well to windows 7 home professional, but now when i try to activate it says that my product key is not valid!

any advise please guys.

A:Windows activation problem

Where do you get your product key?

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A while back ago (around 2012, December) I bought a pre built Dell PC and it came pre loaded with Windows 8. In February I thought it was about time to upgrade my PC, so I bought a new MB, CPU and GPU. This reset my Windows back to trial version. I then upgraded my OS to 8.1 and only now have I thought to solve this problem as Windows has been running quite bad lately. When I'm in the Metro searching for things my CPU usage goes straight to %99. I have my old Windows Key if that helps.

(Games are crashing and stuttering horrendously.)

These problems have started to occur after upgrading my GPU from a GTX550ti to a GTX660 OC

My Specs;
CPU: Intel i3 3220 3.3GHz
GPU: Asus GTX660 OC Direct CU II
RAM: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
OS: Windows 8.1 Trial

(I have booted in to safe, that's where I found the CPU usage problem and it seems to be the same when booting in to regular mode.)

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I installed win 7 Ultimate 32 bit with my Pre-activated OEM disk. I also updated it with SP1. I?ve been using it for 2 years without problems. Recently I sold my Laptop for some problems and created a backup of my windows following this post. Yesterday I bought new laptop [another brand] and tried to restore my backup windows image. But it shows activation problem. I collect my product key from previous laptop and tried to activate with it. But it shows the massage bellow. Is there any way to activate it with my Pre-activated OEM disk?

A:Windows 7 Activation Problem

This warning from the very beginning of the tutorial you mentioned:



   Warning
Using this method causes Windows 7 to lose all activation information, and it needs to be reactivated afterwards. If your Windows 7 is an OEM version, you might not be able to reactivate it, at least not without phone activation option.
This quote from your post:







  
Quote: Originally Posted by Kamrul08


I installed win 7 Ultimate 32 bit with my Pre-activated OEM disk.


It might be you are not allowed to activate your OEM copy of Windows on another PC. Your best shot is to try phone activation: Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Kari

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After receiving my computer back from the repair shop (problem with RAM) recently, Windows said it needed reactivating within 2 days. I clicked yes, to activate and windows loaded with a window that was titled "Activate Windows" but it was completely blank inside. I closed it off after waiting several minutes, and since have tried reactivating many times. I gave up and downloaded an activation crack instead. After 2 days passed windows wouldn't load so I booted in Safe Mode and applied the activation crack. Now when I boot i get the login then a blank window with the error icon and a yes and no button. when I click yes I see my wallpaper but then it goes back to log in window if I press no, straight back to login window. Probably shouldn't have tried cracking it, but there u go. I think that the activation part of windows was probably corrupted some how (before activation crack) is there anyway of restoring it without reinstalling windows altogether.

Thanks for any help

A:Windows Activation Problem

Well there may have been, but now you may well be stuck with a reinstall.

If you can boot into safe mode there is still a chance by typing "sfc /now" in a command prompt window (start comp in safe mode with command prompt if you can).

If that doesn't work, you can try doing a repair installation, which won't erase all your files, it will simply overwrite the c:\windows folder.

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Recently, I had a problem with my laptop which resulted in it having certain booting problems. After recovering, Windows asked me for the activation key. I did not have one given to me by the seller of the product, neither do I have any form of Product Key sticker on my comp. I tried many programs such as Magical Jelly Bean Finder, WinKey Finder(something like that), Belarc Advisor etc. All of them did find a key. But when I used it to activate my product, Windows said that the key i entered was a 'Default' key. I tried contacting windows customer care and the likes, but did not get a single reply. Can anyone help me?

A:Windows 7 Activation Problem

Yes, if you indeed have a default key and you have paid for the OS, then you have been defrauded. Default key is the trial key that lets you use win7 in grace period before you actually activate with your purchased key. If you post the last 5 alphanumeric of the default key, I can confirm for you.

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I've got a Thinkcentre m700 tiny with Windows 10 Pro installed. According to https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht077446 my PC is eligible for downgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. I've installed Windows 7 using ISO image from MS digitalriver website (with added usb3 drivers using solution from Intel website). But when I checked the status of activation - Windows wasn't activated. But according to https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht078865 on Thinkcentre PCs "Windows 7 will be activated automatically.". Didn't happen When I called Lenovo support they told me that I have to buy recovery DVD's set in order to install Windows 7. But their own page ( https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht077446 ) says that my PC is eligible for downgrade without the condition that I HAVE TO buy anything to make it eligible. It mentions the recovery set - but again without saying that I have to buy it. I don't want a recovery set and all the bloatware, I just want a vanilla Windows 7 Professional to which my PC with Windows 10 Pro is eligible according to Lenovo's own website. Is there a way execute this right without buying the recovery set?

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So my father bought me a laptop that already have a Windows 8 OS.
I have this laptop for like a year now and at Oct 11, Windows gave me a message about the activation
Ive already clicked activate and it said "Thanks,you're all done." but when I close it, It's not activated.
So how can I fix this? Do i need to renew it like every year?

A:Problem with windows activation

Hello Stanley,

You could try to activate by phone to see if it may stick afterwards.

Activate Windows 8 by Phone

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​Hi mates.
i've bought a window 8.1 from the market which asks for an activation.
There is no activator with it...................
plz give me activator for windo 8.1.
Thanks...............

A:Windows 8.1 activation big problem.............

Do you mean a computer with 8.1 on it, or did you buy 8.1 and install it on an existing computer?
If you have bought an 8.1 computer is it new or used?

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yes hello to all so i recently activated my windows 7 ultimate 64 bit right and then my younger brother came and did the slmgr- rearm thing to get 30 more days ( he didnt know that i had activated it) right so then after getting mad at him and scolding him i thought no big deal i will just re-activate it with the key that i purchased right; wrong! well whenever i go to the activate windows now type your key i proceed to do so and then after it goes through the activation process the activation window says type a different product key for activation.
PLEASE HELP
THANKS IN ADVANCE
RUBEN

A:Windows 7 Activation problem

is it the same illegal win7 as in the following thread

windows 7 ?

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A while back ago (around 2012, December) I bought a pre built Dell PC and it came pre loaded with Windows 8. In February I thought it was about time to upgrade my PC, so I bought a new MB, CPU and GPU. This reset my Windows back to trial version. I then upgraded my OS to 8.1 and only now have I thought to solve this problem as Windows has been running quite bad lately. When I'm in the Metro searching for things my CPU usage goes straight to %99. I have my old Windows Key if that helps.

(Games are crashing and stuttering horrendously.)

These problems have started to occur after upgrading my GPU from a GTX550ti to a GTX660 OC

My Specs;
CPU: Intel i3 3220 3.3GHz
GPU: Asus GTX660 OC Direct CU II
RAM: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
OS: Windows 8.1 Trial

(I have booted in to safe, that's where I found the CPU usage problem and it seems to be the same when booting in to regular mode.)

A:Windows 8 Activation Problem, how do I fix it?

Hello CaptainNitro, and welcome to Eight Forums.

On an OEM PC that came with Windows 8 preinstalled, the product key is embedded in the motherboard's BIOS/UEFI firmware. This would be why your Windows 8/8.1 is not activated on the new motherboard.

OEM product keys are non-transferable to a new computer.
Windows 8 EULA
The new motherboard is essentially the same as a new computer, and would require the purchase of a retail copy of Windows 8 or 8.1.

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I reinstalled Windows XP Pro because I was not able to boot it up, that might have been stupid on my part.
I wrote down the CD key I had on a .txt file in a hard drive that's not on the operating system.
I installed with dummy key, assuming I will be able to put my previous working key in after installation.
I tried activating it with previously valid key. It does not accept it. It is the same computer, same machine.

The only difference is that I've installed Windows XP again, I am unable to access some files from my previous User Name in Documents and Settings due to access denied, even though I know the password, but that's not the main issue.

Anyone know any way to fix this? I have in my possession a valid key that I used on this machine to download the new internet explorer and receive regular updates from microsoft.
 

A:Windows XP Activation Problem

activate via phone and talk to a MS rep.
 

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hi,

i bought a new laptop which had windows 8 on it. I updated it to 8.1, but it didn't work properly, so i refreshed my laptop and it went back to windows 8. But now it says the product code doesn't work. can someone help me?

A:Windows 8 activation problem

Run this vbs script & see if the product key it shows is the same as the one you are now trying to use.

ShowKey.vbs

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Before login to windows xp SP3, i'm getting error "Windows Product activation" - do you want to activate now, if i press no, i'm able to Log In. Then in Startr ---RUN ---oobe/msoobe /a ---with the mentioned command system shows Windows is already activated.
Kindly help to remove the error before login

A:Windows XP Activation Problem

Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Activate Windows

Make sure your Internet is plugged in, simple as a few clicks and your windows will work again.

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