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Q: windows 7 activation

I installed my copy of 7 ultimate in a virtual machine, been running that way since January 7 of this year. I forgot about it, and installed it on my laptop. After updating it, it now says I have XX number of days to activate, I chose to activate now and it says that the number is not good. I went back to the machine I forgot about and checked that and that shows it is activated. My question is what do I need to do legally to activate the copy on my laptop and deactivate the one on the virtual machine?

Thanks

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A: windows 7 activation

Welcome,

You can only have one copy running. Remove it from the machine that you no longer want to use Windows 7

Then call the number that I will give you shortly, and explain, in a polite and professional manner, They will take care of everything

In this order:
Remove the OS from one computer
Call this number
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/e...n-centers.aspx

Explain the way you did to me. They are professional and polite, They will activate you. Have your number ready.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

Roy.

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

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I am building two similar computers at the same time and when i went to install windows today i came to the same problem, only one solved itself and the others being really stubborn. For both of them windows installed and came to the windows login screen where i got/get a popup saying i have to activate windows before i continue, then asks if i wish to do it now. For one computer i clicked No and signd in and i was in windows with a 30 day reminder to activate windows. From there i was able to install the ethernet card and service provider information, then sign right on and activate. However the other computer wont get past that login screen! I have hit No 50 times and tried going to the end of activation then hitting Remind Me Later but i cant get anywhere. Please help and thank you in advance
 

A:Windows activation

This may be silly but have you tryed just activating it? Through internet or telephone.
 

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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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If I changed my motherboard after I activated my Windows 7 OEM. Can I still re-activate the Windows 7 OEM or do I need to buy a new one?

A:Re-activation of Windows 7 OEM.

Welcome
The rules of OEM say only on one computer.
The defintion of a new computer is a new MB.
So technically, you have to buy a new OS

However
If you activate by phone, by not putting in your number when asked and unchecking the box, activate automatically when online then explain to a rep, most likely they will let you activate.
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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sir
when I try to activate my windows 10 with the right product key it displays the error 0xc004f074 so sir plz reply what to do I am in trouble

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I had a working Win 10 installation. My fan died so I swapped the motherboard from my wife's identical but dead g7. Now Windows tells me I need to activate. Microsoft tells me I need the Windows product key from HP. How do I get that? Thanks

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i recovered my notebook with Recovery DVD, when i try to activate it ask to enter product key and when i called microsoft team they also ask product key for activation . windows 8.1 is pre-install in my notebook.plz help

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just wondering if windows xp sp1 requires activation?
is it the pro version?

exactly what is the difference between the home version and pro version?

cheers
 

A:windows xp sp1 and activation

All versions of XP require activation
Comparison of XP Home and Pro here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx
 

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I've had OEM version of XP installed for 6 days and activated it and registered on the day of installaton. Now 6 days on windows is asking me to activate and register again with the mesage '25 days left to activate' above the icon.

What's going on?
 

A:windows XP activation

Seems as though it has not accepted the activation.

Re-activate it. Its able to be done as many times as you want on any unchanged installation and it does not cost anything, so assume you have tried?
 

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I had to replace my hard drive & now It wants my windows activation    code & I can't find it anywhere????   Help please I think I only have 3 days! Thanks.

A:Windows activation key HELP!!

Hi, The key is in the BIOS of your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Note: normally you don't need to activate again.Regards,

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Do you have to activate Win XP and if not how can I stop popup reminder for activation countdown. Is there anyway cause it is very annoying.
 

A:windows activation

A necessary evil I'm afraid. Windows XP will typically remind you to activate the product (most users will have 30 days to activate XP after installation).

To activate XP manually, you can use the Start menu shortcut in the System Tools Accessories folder. At the command prompt, type: oobe/msoobe /a or Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Activate Windows.
 

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I am trying to activate my Windows XP Professional edition. Microsoft instructions say "To check your activation status, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Activate Windows". The problem is that the drop down menu does not have an "Activate Windows" selection. Any clues here?

A:Windows XP Activation

Go to Start/Run and type: oobe/msoobe /a and press enter. It will tell you if you are activated or not.

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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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how to get window activation key

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

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

A:Windows DE-activation

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

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I installed windows xp a month ago and I activated it. Now it has locked me out, 30 days later, saying windows needs to be activated "to activate now click yes" when i click yes, the activation box comes up and says "windows has already been activated" "click ok to continue". i click ok and it logs me off. And this becomes a vicious cycle if you can see where i'm going with this. What could be causing this?j why is it asking me to activate then telling me it's already activated and not letting me log in?
 

A:windows xp activation

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I've had OEM version of XP installed for 6 days and activated it and registered on the day of installaton. Now 6 days on windows is asking me to activate and register again with the mesage '25 days left to activate' above the icon.

What's going on?
 

A:windows XP activation

Seems as though it has not accepted the activation.

Re-activate it. Its able to be done as many times as you want on any unchanged installation and it does not cost anything, so assume you have tried?
 

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I'm buying a new computer tower with no OS installed, but I have XP installed on my current tower. Would it be possible to just tell Microsoft I've upgraded and use the same key and activate successfully. The licence is still stuck to the side of my current computer with the number on.

I have the full installation CD. I realise that it's "tied" to this computer. But when you significantly upgrade hardware, you need to reactivate. So what makes the PC the PC - how much can you upgrade before it becomes a different PC?

Obviously, I'm technically buying a new unit, but how do MS know that?

Simply because, whats the point in buying a whole new XP when vista comes out start of next year.
 

A:Windows XP Activation - new pc

Hi

Not liking your chances too much

If the current version is on a OEM pc then it will tied to the bios of that motherboard and you will not be able to activate it

If you have a full version bought standalone then you will have to call microsoft at activation as the hardware will be completely different. I don't think they will take too kindly to it.
 

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I reinstalled windows xp and it prompt me to activate it so I did. I then tried to log on after then it asked me that I still need to activate it so I clicked to do so then it says it's already activated, but it just keep telling me the same thing over and over. I tried to do the fix I saw online but it didn't work. I also tried the oobetimer but not really sure what to do . - modify it? To what?
Please help
 

A:Windows XP activation

Have you tried formatting and reinstalling windows XP again?
 

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Hi

I work for local goverment. We bought several PCs with Windows 7 but had them rolled back to XP for deployment.

We paid for the Windows 7 OS, and additionaly a license for the XP that was loaded. So, several of us took the Windows 7 CD that came with the new laptops and installed it on our current laptops.But it won't activate. It says the product key is incorrect.

No product key came with the software, I assume it's embedded some how in the software,but it seems impossible that it would know the laptop it came with from Dell.

Does anyone know about this? It's all valid, nothing shady going on, just loaded a purchased version of Windows 7. There is no product key on the packaging or on the computer it shipped with.

thanks
 

A:Windows 7 Activation

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Hey people,

I recently posted a message regarding a laptop of a friend of mine, requesting help.

Now, i wanted to check if the windows 7 were genuine.
So, i went to the validation page of microsoft, I downloaded the program it asked and I run the check. After checking it told me that the windows 7 are genuine.

Thing is, I asked him about it, and he told me that they are pirated. When I asked for more information, he told me that he downloaded a genuine ISO from digitalriver, and skipped the "enter product key" when installing them. Since then, he has been downloading updates etc, without any issues. The only thing he has done is hiding that notorious anti-piracy update from windows update (KB97 something)

Can this really be? Shouldnt the validation check at least ask him to activate the windows?

A:Windows 7 Activation

Might be that he installed it less than 30 days ago by which time(30 dats or something) he would get asked to enter the product key or his windows copy would get shut down.

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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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Hi, This is my first post. Was looking for a little help as im stuck.

My aunties laptop (an old advent q200)wouldn't boot, think the partition was corrupted, so I used partedmagic to retrieve her important files. I then formatted the drive and then freshly reinstalled windows 7 home premium.

During the setup process it didn't ask me for the windows activation code and it doesn't show any option for inputting it under computer/properties (where it should say product id or change product key). Ive tried slui.exe 3 but comes up with don't have correct permissions.

I cant use windows update yet as I need the correct drivers to connect to the internet. So im stuck and any advice would be great.
thanks

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Hello there, I recently installed Windows 8 on to my PC alongside Windows 7, when I first set up Windows 8 it asked me for my key and I put my box one in and it didn't work. After a lengthy 1 hour call with Microsoft I finally got my PC activated. So last
night I upgraded to Windows 8.1 and it asked my for my product key AGAIN, so I entered my box key but that didin't work. So I pressed skip and I try to enter it again but, NO it doesn't want to work. (Btw I tried Calling Microsoft again but they said they
were 'closed' even though they forward all their calls to India. :Z)

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Hi everyone,
I have just formatted my laptop and installed a new version of Windows 8.1,
At the beginning it was all ok, but after some hour it started saying that it's not a genuine version and that I need a product key.
Initially I had a genuine Windows 8 on my laptop, is there any way to rescue my product key?
Could you tell me what to do otherwise? I also read some things about cracks like KSMPico but I never used anything like that so I've no idea what to do with those.. I plan on upgrading to Windows 10 soon anyway, so I wouldn't mind getting something temporary.

Thank you very much!

A:Windows 8.1 activation

this utility will show you your OEM key and what version of Windows 8.1 its for. Showkey - Windows 10 Forums You don't really need to know what the key is, just what version was installed at the factory. Once you know what version you need go here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help and download it. If you install the correct version it will automatically use your OEM embedded key without you having to type it in. Just so you know talking about cracks and cheating activation will get you banned in the blink of an eye. You might want to edit any such reference out of your post.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
Clean Install - Windows 8

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AFTER I USING WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE IT SHOWING VALIDATE YOUR WINDOWS SHOW ME A LINK SO I CLICK ON MICROSOFT WEBSITE   BUT ON THE WEBSITE SHOWING THAT THAT URL OR SOMETHING WRONG SO HOW I CAN VALIDATE MY WINDOWS 7

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

Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

Jim

A:Windows 8.1 and WMC activation

Does you copy show an expiration date?

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how to activate windows 8 pro?

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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, hope your well.I own 2 laptops from HP and have been very pleased usually. I recently updated my Pavillion DV7laptop to windows 10 and did a wipe as I wanted a completly fresh install.Install has gone great but I cannot activate my windows as the windows serial code is unreadable under my laptop with general wear and tear. (I can easily provide images to confirm this.) I have no documentation showing what my windows serial code is. This means I am limited in changing things on windows. Can you help at all HP?!?  I have tried to contact via support on the website but when I enter the laptop SN it comes up with warranty out of date and I cant speak to anyone via online chat or phone to discuss this. Thanks Mark  

A:Windows Activation

That is a Windows 7 Code...useless for Windows 10. Did you not get a Code when you purchased Windows 10 or did you do the upgrade while it was still free?

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I just upgraded my old computer, new case etc. I put in my Hard-drive and boom, i've got to activate XP. I've got all my stuff on there, and i need that computer!

I click "online activation" and it says my there may be a problem with my connection (im using my laptop so definately not...).

I called the phone activation center, i had enter a 42-digit code, and they said they couldnt activate it, and i should go to microsoft.com/genuine and look something up (no other instructions). They just said maybe it was pirated, which it isn't.

I may had a COA sticker on the old case, but thats been gone for years. I need your help!
The Assistant wont accept the online activation, and the automated assisstant says the code is invalid. I've got nothing else to use, i hope you TechGuy can help!
 

A:Help! Windows XP Activation

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