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Win7 activation expired because of manufacturer agreement??

Q: Win7 activation expired because of manufacturer agreement??

Trying to help a buddy out here but this is really strange. He has a Acer Predator g5900 gaming tower, bought fully legit through EasyHome (one of those rent-to-own outfits) with Win7 Ultimate. It's been running fine for at least two years (when I last repaired it for him), but just recently it's been telling him he needs to re-activate it.

I told him to call MS support and they should be able to help him out... this is what they told him (quoting directly from a chat window):
"oh my fn god,just spent the last half hour with some moron who can not speak any english about the issue and basicly he said the key is right but being a pre tower,acer did not keep up some sort of agreement with windows so the key will no longer work."

This doesn't sound right... why would it just stop working suddenly, and what sort of agreement would mean Microsoft would refuse to reset the activation??

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A: Win7 activation expired because of manufacturer agreement??

Trying to help a buddy out here but this is really strange. He has a Acer Predator g5900 gaming tower, bought fully legit through EasyHome (one of those rent-to-own outfits) with Win7 Ultimate. It's been running fine for at least two years (when I last repaired it for him), but just recently it's been telling him he needs to re-activate it.Click to expand...

From what I can determine, the Acer Aspire Predator G5900 desktop originally comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
What is the exact Windows version that's on the Certificate-Of-Authenticity(COA) sticker on that one?

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Do the following in it:
Download MGADiag and save it to your desktop.
Double-click on MGADiag.exe to launch the program.
Click "Continue".
Ensure that the "Windows" tab is selected (it should be by default).
Click the "Copy" button, the leave the report window open.
Paste the report back here in your next reply.

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i'm using sp2 and activation has expired...so now everytime i boot the pc i can't login to win unless i activate it ....i even can't access it in safe mode.....the problem is the product key i have i already in use and saved in their database.............any ideas/ways of going solving this problem without the need to reinstall.....

thanks
moe
 

A:activation expired

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I purchased pavilion 15-p017TU in 2014. This year during the series of automatic updation of hp laptops to windows 10, my laptop also got updated, but instead of as promised for lifetime updtion, it only got updated for 3 months and suddenly one day during updation, the activation was expired. After that, a lot of problems arised in the laptop like the sound system suddenly gets stop and the WIFI button is suddenly gone. Now i cannt work on my laptop due to these issues. Can you help me with it???? 

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Let me back up several months ago, I had ordered Win XP Pro SP3 OEM from Tiger Direct, ok, no problem, I placed it on another computer (That ended up getting stolen) Problem. The Product key was on that laptop, so there went that (Solution to Problem, I had found a Product Key Software program to recover the Product Key, after my activation period ended).
I retreved my product key, have since entered it into the area where it's supposed to go, went to resolve the unactivated issue and have come up with an error message of Microsoft Feeds Syncronization has encountered a problem and will now close, I am getting frustrated with this, I have jobs that are waiting for me to get them done, and I can't be waiting any longer, I have tried contacting Microsoft directly and was disconnected in the process of trying to get the issue resolved.
Other issue is that I can't format the HDD in Safe Mode due to restrictions Microsoft has made to the software, nor can I access the internet while there either.

A:Win XP Pro SP3 Install, Activation Expired

For the Microsoft Feeds Synchronization problem Uninstall IE 8: Microsoft Feeds Synchronization has encountered a problem and needs to close...
As for resolving your Activation, try calling them again.

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My nephew is running a HP laptop with windows 7, he switched it on and got a blue screen followed by a Micsoft Screen saying that he has to activate windows, tried the product key but no luck.

Its about a 2 year old laptop bought new and was working fine over the weekend, any help much appreciated.

A:Activation Period Expired

Uncheck Automatically Activate When Online
When in Windows>Start>Search and type slui.exe 4
Choose your country and Phone Activation
Microsoft will help you from there.

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My laptop says that the windows activation period expired and asks me for a activation code. Well, i did a little research and found a way to see how many days remaining left for the activation. When i saw it in the control panel, it says that my windows is activated and even shows the activation key! My desktop is still black and it still prompts me that it is still not active. What should i do? Please help me.

A:Windows 7 activation expired

Welcome
The best thing to do is activate by phone
Activate Windows 7 by Phone
If there are any problems during this process an rep will come on the line; explain to him/her and you will be activated.

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A friend of mine just got a used computer that I am sure has a legit installation of xp home on it.We made some hardware changes,and it wants to activate windows again.Problem being we don't have the product key,his niece,whom he aquired it from,has lost it(product key:)).Question being does anyone know how to recover the key without it installed as the main drive/os?
I tried Everest,but it only gives information on the current os.
By the way,the activation period expired while his children were playing games and we had already changed the modem without installing the correct drivers.
Question 2.If I put a modem recognized by windows in it,would it then try to activate,(successfully),under its old configuration?
Thanxs Again,
Mike Hanson

A:Windows Activation Expired

This may work for your first problem:

http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

So this is a seperate partiton or HD?

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I was lazy and didn't back up my system recently...very bad of me, I know. My activation period for XP ended today and now I can't get back in until I call Microsoft. Unfortunately it's Sunday night and I need to get into my desktop!!

When I reactivate tomorrow, will everything be there? (Please say yes)

Is there any way of getting in tonight?

A:Didn't back up before activation period expired...

Once you activate your copy of XP, everything should be just as you left it.

If you had specialist software, you'd be able to access the data but you'd be limited as to what you could do with it

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I purchased my Windows 7 Pro and installed it, thinking that I would activate it later, then didn't use the computer for some time. Now, when I attempt to activate, I'm told that my key has been blocked. The only solution I'm being offered is to purchase another key. Any suggestions? Thanks.



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: *****-*****-CF8YX-P7HC9-XYYPB
Windows Product Key Hash: g8hXmE4DVHfoaiZB1Zgrsj6P5Dg=
Windows Product ID: 00371-221-2559932-86843
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {84277ABC-D534-4D53-B00E-17B0E1D27885}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.111025-1505
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, h... Read more

A:Activation Period Expired, Key Blocked. How Do I Activate?

Hi,

Have you tied activation by phone?

Regards,
Golden

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So, I installed Windows 7 on the laptop of a friend of mine, but forgot to activate it in Control Panel > System, and now the 30 days have passed. When I put the activation key that's on the CD box, Windows 7 won't recognize it.

What to do?

A:Win7 activation

Do a Repair Install which resets activation.

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Hello there. It has been quite some time since I have had to come on the boards. I am having a serious problem that I cannot seem to solve myself. I have tried numerous times to activate my copy of Windows 7 that came pre-installed on my computer. I had to wipe my computer recently and when I reinstalled windows it simply will not activate. The worse of it is that the option for activation by phone does not come up. Here is the error message I keep getting:

Windows Activation
A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate. Error Code 0xC004E003.
For a possible resolution, clice More Information.
You can also contact Microsoft by phone to help resolve this problem.

I contacted Tech Support and the Activate by Phone number and no luck getting them to help me. I have also tried the slui 4 numerous times and the only options that show up are: Buy a New Product Key Online, Type a Different Product Key, and Contact Microsoft to help resolve this problem. I have clicked each link and nothing comes up to help me activate this software.

Helllllp please! I am at witts end.

Thanks a ton,
Amber

A:Activation Help for Win7

and welcome to the Forum

What Brand is this pc? You may have to get a replacement installation disc from the manufacturer

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Hey all..just a quick question...

I purchased Win7 OEM and installed it on a new 80GB SSD that I just got for my laptop. I havent activated windows yet on that drive and decided that I want a bigger drive instead. My question is...since I havent activated the OEM windows yet, am I still able to install and activate it on a different drive?

Thanks

A:Win7 Activation question..

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

In a nutshell, yes.

That's the beauty of the 30-day trial activation period as it gives you a fighting chance to sort out any hardware issues before you activate Windows.

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Hi. I'm about to move my current, legal Windows 7 Pro installation from a small, slow disk to a bigger and faster HD. This will most likely "trip" the WGA system when I restart. Is there something that I can do before switching disks that will make the process easier, e.g. transfer the activation from the old disk to the new one, or will I inevitably have to make a phone call to MS?

A:Win7 reinstallation -- activation

Actually just moving it to a new disc on the same system, should not cause you any problems. Even if it does just phoning in and reactivating should be more than adequate as long as your key is only in use on one system.

Win 7 is not so bad with the DRM as some of the previous versions.

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Hello guys! I'm in the need of some assistance.

We currently run WinXP clients and are moving to Windows 7. One of my sticking points is getting Windows 7 to activate. During testing we used our MAK keys to activate but with the production rollout that's just not feasible. So, we'd like to use KMS activation however, I cannot get it configured and I don't know why.

I'd like to setup one of my 2008 R2 servers as my KMS host for both Server and Windows 7. I got the server to accept the 2008 R2 KMS key but it wouldn't take the Windows 7 key as well. MS Technet reads like I should be able to do this but maybe I'm mistaken.

I do have over the 25 minimum required, some MAK some KMS already. If I need to have 25+ KMS clients, I can easily convert them over but I can't figure out how to make my server a KMS Host for Windows 7.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

A:KMS Activation of Win7 in Domain

  
Quote: Originally Posted by billderer


Hello guys! I'm in the need of some assistance.

We currently run WinXP clients and are moving to Windows 7. One of my sticking points is getting Windows 7 to activate. During testing we used our MAK keys to activate but with the production rollout that's just not feasible. So, we'd like to use KMS activation however, I cannot get it configured and I don't know why.

I'd like to setup one of my 2008 R2 servers as my KMS host for both Server and Windows 7. I got the server to accept the 2008 R2 KMS key but it wouldn't take the Windows 7 key as well. MS Technet reads like I should be able to do this but maybe I'm mistaken.

I do have over the 25 minimum required, some MAK some KMS already. If I need to have 25+ KMS clients, I can easily convert them over but I can't figure out how to make my server a KMS Host for Windows 7.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!


hi billderer, have a look at this Download details: KMS Setup in Windows 7 it may be of help

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Is there a way to just buy a Win7 Pro 64bit key off Microsoft's site? Or do I have to buy a physical copy?

All I'm trying to do is get the free upgrade to Win10 Pro 64. If I heard right you can just put the Window 7 key in when activating Win10 now.

-Thanks

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Installed win7 upgrade on brand new hard drive in HP a1430n with XP on original hard drive.
I thought upgrade mode installation is when one install win7 on hard drive with XP on it, since I was using blank HD I choose "custom"... After installing, tried to activate win7 and got message : " this win7 copy is upgrade and can not be activated" called Microsoft with tel no. provided but got activation center for business users only.
What do I do now ? ?
 

A:Win7 activation problem

The "Upgrade" (discounted price) Windows 7 is indeed for upgrading (replacing) a qualifying XP or Vista system. You are trying to dual boot, and that is in violation of the Windows 7 Upgrade license. Since we will not help with such activities I am closing the thread.

What you do now is install it on the hard drive that now contains the XP install.
 

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This was strange. After a fresh install via DVD I had to phone in to get a laptop activated. Once I got the code Windows accepted it instantly and pronounced the install Activated.

I went ahead and did a bunch of automated updates via local store. When I came back this morning I found that Windows was now DE-activated! I had to go through the entire phone process again.

I'm wondering if the new anti-piracy update has something to do with this. And I hope it doesn't happen again, especially on the machine described here.

A:Win7 dropped activation

   Note
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 validation tool here in your next reply

More info: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Hi,

I live in Inda and I bought Win7 Home prim in India. The box says it is an edition specially for India and activation only in India. I want to install this windows 7 on my computer in the Netherlands. Will I get problems activating my windows?

thx
Annet

A:Win7 activation in another country

Hmm. Seems like MS may be localizing their activation servers.

Are you sure it says activation is only within India?

If so they probably enforce it by ISP address, but maybe not as that would be complicated. Try it and see.

You can also call them and ask. Tech support is included in all retail purchases worldwide.

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Hi,
I have installed windows7 using the upgrade method and didn't untick auto activate when online ;but getting messages this may be a pirate copy etc when i try to activate on line manually i get error message and cannot activate.

This is a genuine upgrade disk from pc world, Can someone confirm that having the automatically register when on line box ticked that this will happen in the next few day and to ignor these messages

Regards

A:activation win7 problems

Call Microsoft...they can activate it over the phone for you. It takes about 6 minutes.

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I have two outstanding work orders with this message. One is for incoming mail, and the other is for outgoing mail. Our network admin ran some tests once we received the first ticket in connection with outgoing mail and has deduced that the recipient has our mail blocked. Shortly after, another work order came in but is a client trying to email a staff person here.

The entire bounce back from the outgoing mail:

Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists:

*Recipient email address*
Microsoft Exchange has been trying to deliver this message without success and has stopped trying. Please try sending this message again, or provide the following diagnostic text to your system administrator.

_____

Sent by Microsoft Exchange Server 2007


Diagnostic information for administrators:

Generating server: *servername.domainname*.local

*Client's email address*
#550 4.4.7 QUEUE.Expired; message expired ##

Original message headers:

Received: from *servername11.domainname*..local (10.6.150.19) by
*servername.domainname*..local (10.6.150.9) with Microsoft SMTP Server (TLS) id
8.3.106.1; Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:25:36 -0500
Received: from rldk-exch-mbox.domainname.local ([10.6.150.8]) by
*servername21.domainname*.local ([10.6.150.19]) with mapi; Wed, 10 Nov 2010
10:25:37 -0500
From: *sender email address*
To: client email address Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:25:34 -0500
Subject: =?iso-8859-1?Q?FW:_ST....E4rung_?=
Thread-Topic: =?iso-8859-1?Q?.ST..E4rung_?=
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We have a very important client who when they attempt to mail a user on our domain irregularly get's bounce backs with the message:

#550 4.4.7 QUEUE.Expired; message expired ##

The client in question does not appear to have issues mailing anyone else on our domain or any other. I receive all E-mail they send to me. The user here also has no other issues with his mail. As I said, the issue occurs irregularly: some days it's fine, others it's not.

Does anyone know if this is an issue our end or theirs please?
 

A:550 4.4.7 QUEUE.Expired; message expired

I did a Google search for 550 4.4.7 QUEUE.Expired and most of the found pages seem to suggest the problem is most likely with Microsoft Exchange Server on the sending end.
 

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I just reinstalled Win7 Ultimate x64 on a SLIC-enabled Dell laptop (same OS as the OEM installed) by inserting the appropriate VLK when prompted during installation, followed by running slmgr.vbs -ilc with the appropriate digital certificate once initially logged in.

I then upgraded directly to Win10, which came up no problem as 'activated Win10 Pro'.

I then created a USB Windows 10 install media using Microsoft's tool for the purpose.

My question is: If I were now to try installing Windows 10 directly from my newly-created USB win10 install media, without loading Win7 first, would Win10 activate in a similar manner to Win7 using the same VLK as I used for Win7, and the same digital certificate, and the same slmgr.vbs commands?

A:Activation method Win7 v Win10

Once your Win 10 Pro is activated, it is "digital entitled".
You can put away your Win 7 UItimate software. No need of it anymore.

You can use the bootable Win 10 USB you have created to reinstall Win 10 Pro in the same computer any time you want, as often as you want.
Since it is already digital entitled, no product key is required and activation will always be automatic.

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I believe I read something before that Windows 7 will require a reactivation or revalidation even on a HDD change. Is this true? If so what things will trigger this? In XP the only things that would trigger it was a CPU or Motherboard change.

Right now I have a XP computer and use removable Hard Disk Drives with that same XP installed on all of them, but only 1 HDD is ever running, so its basically 1 computer with 3 XPs installed for 3 setups.

I want to do this with Windows 7 also, but if they are going to require reactivation each time I swap drives, its going to be a pain in the butt. Because it would require you to always have diskdrives that are the same size and model and if you upgraded one you'd have to upgrade them all, which is too expensive.

A:Win7 Re-Activation/Re-Validation with Hardware Changes?

Hello s0me0ne,

It's the same in Windows 7. Usually just a hard drive will not trigger it, instead it's usually something major like a motherboard that may seem like you have it on a different computer now.

If it does trigger reactivation, then it's just a simple phone activation.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey guys,

Three months ago I purchased a retail copy of Windows 7 Pro from Staples. I successfully installed and activated the OS, and it has been up and running completely legimately. Yesterday I stupidly left my car unlocked while visiting my sister at her apartment, and my Win7 CD box was in the backseat in a cardboard box along with a few other CD's and electronics I'd gathered from my move. I highly suspect whoever "broke" into my car knows the value of what he took, especially since the only other thing he took out of my car was my copy of Microsoft Office.
So, with all this in mind, what should I do? Should I contact Microsoft? Is there anything they can even do? I have a copy of the product key, a copy of my receipt from Staples, the OS is currently up and running validly on my computer, and has been for around three months. With all these these things in mind, is there anything I can do or am I out $250 if the thief installs Windows and uses my product key?

Thanks in advance for any help,
David

A:Help! Win7 product key stolen AFTER activation

Hi,

Since you have already activated Windows, the thief cannot do likewise (easily at least).

Since you also have the key and your receipt, go ahead and contact Microsoft to explain the situation. I'm not sure what they can do about it, but I don't think it will do any harm.

There are some members here that are more knowlagble about how Microsoft works, so perhaps its better to wait until one of them offers some more advice.

Regards,
Golden

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I built a new computer, got a new 2tb hdd and a new win7 license . It's installed.

In a few months, when I can afford it, I'll get a SSD and I would want to change my windows installation there and keep the hdd for data storage only.

How do you do this with Win7 and the activation process? How do I migrate my license?
Can I inactivate my license, install in new hdd, and reactivate in the new SSD? How?

thanks

A:how to reinstall win7 from HDD to SSD without losing activation key

Quote:

I built a new computer, got a new 2tb hdd and a new Windows 7 license


Changing HDD or re-installing Windows won't void your license. You can either perform a clean install or a migration.

Clean install:

Simply install Windows to the SSD, activate it and then format the old HDD. You will also need to re-install all applications and all updates.

Migration :

You can use the trial version of "Paragon Backup and Recovery Home" to migrate the installed OS to SSD. All the installed apps and activation will be preserved.

Solved How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk.

Above example is originally written for "8" but the same applies to "7".
Whether you prefer a clean install or migration, make sure not to run any kind of disk defragmentation programs. Doing so will affect both performance and durability of a SSD. Also install the latest "Chipset" driver to improve SSD compatibility.

AMD Chipset Drivers

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What is the best course of action to transfer my retail lic. for Windows 7 home from one computer to another?

Here is the situation. I had Windows 7 on my Mac as a dual boot, and it was a upgrade from XP on the same partition on my Mac. I have since formatted and sold that Mac so Win. XP or 7 is no longer on it or anything.

I am building a new Windows machine I want to install XP on and then use my Win 7 home upgrade to install Win 7 on that machine. What is the best way to get XP and 7 deactivated from the old (nonexistent) Mac and reactivate on the new machine?

What a pain MS makes a simple situation.

Thanks

P.S. if I need to call MS what is the number?
 

A:Deactivating Win7 on one computer and activation on another.

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Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X34P8-D77DR-X6HXB
Windows Product Key Hash: Y/wzGKTqo4LM5gnfOt0OfLV2ImU=
Windows Product ID: 00426-069-4583512-86324
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {9FBBC3ED-96D4-4120-845B-E7455423A31E}(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: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
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: 114 Blocked VLK 2
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
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-... Read more

A:New activation issue win7 Ultimate

My VAIO was originally loaded with Vista, I have done a new install with a retail Win7 ultimate (from Ingram Micro). First install went OK with the product key accepted. It has run ok for a few weeks after I updated all my VAIO drivers. Then I got that message '' This copy of Windows is not genuine'' 2 days ago. I can still do it all (except maybe windows update), but the message is here and pops up form time to timer, I am using my computer for my job doing presentation, doesn't look good...

I have re-entered my product key: not accepted.
I have tried the phone activation, not accepted...

What can I do, no question to pay 2 times for that...

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I see that most PCs offered today ship with Windows7 64bit OS. Can I re-install with Windows7 32-bit and activate it with the same activation key?

I want to stick with 32bit OS for now and eventually switch to 64bit in the future. I am hoping I don't need to pay for 2 copies of windows7 to do this....

Thanks

A:win7 64bit/32bit activation

The same rules apply for keys as they did with Vista. The key works with either platform, as long as you use the same version. The key for Pro x86 will also work for Pro x64...but only one at a time.

On a side note, unless you have a very specific piece of software or an unique, older hardware device without x64 support, there's little to no reason to avoid x64. There's a reason why most new PCs ship with it. Don't cling to the past for the "comfort" factor. Do so only if you have a unique or specific reason for doing so.

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I have googled for this w/out satisfaction.Our daughter is a student at Emory University. For Christmas I decided to upgrade her Vista laptop to Win7 via the student Win7 Professional Offer. The DVD arrived with a Certificate of Authenticity, and had product codes but no key. I installed it and reset her email and statistics package, and when asked for a product key left it blank. Now it needs to be activated in 25 days. I fleshed out the key from the registry but when I tried to activate received the message - "This is a standard product key and cannot be used for activation".

Not the greatest Christmas gift. I am trying to avoid anger, but am frustrated. Is this something I need to take up with Microsoft directly, or is it some kind of scam?

frustrated father

A:Win7 Student Upgrade Activation

I believe you might have erred in auditing the key from registry. This is normally only necessary with batch OEM keys stickered to computers.

Instead you should access the activation link at Computer>Properties and insert the Product key which is on the packaging you describe. If the activation fails, follow the prompts to attempt telephone activation, which may require elevation to a MS agent who can tell you whether the key is legit.

Where exactly did you buy this student offer? Let us look at the site for you.

The keys are alpha-numeric 25 digits in five groups called "Product key" and nothing else.

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When Win 8 was released I bought it as a download from Microsoft this included the product number, I now want to load it in a new laptop, I first have to install my win7 but I can't use the 7s product number cause that's being used in my other laptop.
If I load win7 without activating it, then load win8 and activate that what will happen after the 30 days of not activating win7 ???

Did any of that make any sense ???

A:win8 downloaded / win7 none activation

Your Windows 8 install will become invalid after 30 days. You need to purchase a license, if you wish to continue using. Windows 7 licensing has nothing to do with 8. Same with 8 has nothing to do with 7.

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I have a legit Win7 Home Premium (x64) OEM disk and key (without SP1), and updated to SP1 online some time ago.

I now wish to re-gen the system to produce a cleaner operating experience (get rid of a lot of the unnecessary junk that I have accumulated). My neighbour has a legit Win7 Home premium x64 disk, newer since it includes SP1.

Can I use his disk to install on my PC, use my legit key, and get the benefit of already having SP1 without having to go through the experience of the two-step process (original, then update to SP1) with my CD? Not a big deal, but a valuable option for the bandwidth-challenged consumer.

A:Will Activation key for Original Win7 Work with a Newer SP1 CD?

Well of course. Its still Windows 7.

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Hi,

My Windows machine was getting really slow, so I decided to do what many people are doing - get a faster HD and put the old drive in the DVD drive bay.

I backed up my old drive (both full backup and bootable backup on an external disk. As my original version of Windows came pre-installed on my computer, and I didn't want to do a factory restore onto the new disk, because it came with loads of HP bloatware, I downloaded a legal iso of Windows Home Premium and burned it onto a DVD. (downloaded from PC World article 248995 how_to_install_windows_7_without_the_disc)

I then installed the drives and put the new system on the drive, and input the serial from the sticker at the bottom of my computer.

I formatted my old drive and installed it into the optical bay.

Now everything is working great, it boots up in no time at all. But the windows activation thing kept popping up saying the serial is invalid. As far as I know what I have done is perfectly legal. I disabled the software protection at startup hoping it would just go away, but now it is telling me explicitly that I have pirated software....

Anything I can do to solve this problem? Would much appreciate any help!

Peter

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
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A:Solved: Win7 Activation - OS thinks it is pirated!

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A:How to keep the activation of MSoffice win7-8.1 clean inst

Hi Kenshin, welcome

Have you seen this?

Link: Advanced Tokens Manager

Documentation listed on page






Backup Compatibility:

Windows 8.1 Family ***Windows 8 FamilyWindows 7 FamilyWindows Vista FamilyWindows Server 2008 / 2011 / 2012 FamilyMicrosoft Office Family from 2010 to 2013

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As succinct as possible:

1. I have 2 computers - one running Win7 Pro x64 (main computer for work and gaming) and the other running Win7 Ultimate x64 (second computer)

2. Both Win7 installations are OEM.

3. The second computer has been sitting dead for close to a year because the motherboard died and I have not really wanted to spend money getting it running until now.

4. The route I am taking is to upgrade the main computer (motherboard, CPU, and RAM) and put the current "main" motherboard, CPU, RAM into the 2nd computer.

Logic would dictate that I ONLY upgrade the 2nd computer and make it the main computer. However, the Main computer has an SSD Hard Drive in it and the 2nd one does not. So, I'd prefer to keep the SSD HD for it's speed. That's why I've chosen this convoluted replacement process. There are other reasons for the convoluted process if you need elaboration let me know.

I did see a person ask about upgrading and keeping their license. I'm not sure if Microsoft views reasons for hardware changes due to failure differently. I suppose it's a matter of luck?

And thank you all for your time/effort.

A:Win7 OEM re-activation due to hardware crash/replacement

OEM license lives and dies with the mobo. Once you change mobo unless you use the exact same model it will fail reactivation. Any other hardware can be changed and should survive reactivation.

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Windows 10 may eat you windows 7 key it did mine if using a virtual machine.

A phone call would mostly likely fix it but I am not ready for a permanent installation yet.

Here is what I did,
Installed windows 7 retail in virtual box it activated, upgrade to windows 10 and it activated.

So, I decided I wanted to try something different. I installed windows 7 change the key but this time it gave me an error code 0xc004008 when trying to activate windows 7 in a virtual machine.

I am curious to see if windows 10 will even activate on my computer from a clean install not using a virtual machine.

I think I over tested.

A:Win7 activation error code 0xc004008

  
Quote: Originally Posted by groze



I think I over tested.


I think you should have cloned it then tested it

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Since installing a new mobo & hard drive I've had the classic problem of my Windows 7 product activation code not working. Lots of internet research, consulting a few computer nerds, Microsoft websites and 2 computer technicians later, the answer has always come up the same: call Microsoft, explain the situation, give them my product activation code and they'll reset it to work again. This seems impossible though as all 3 of the phone methods don't work.


Method 1: Speak my activation code into the phone for their voice recognition software.

After 6 attempts it couldn't make out what I was saying.

Method 2: Input the code into the keypad.

Maybe I'm just being a bit mentally challenged here, but how can I give my activation code for each letter when there are 3 letters on each keypad number? I tried doing it anyway, but of course it didn't work.

Method 3: Speak to support staff on the phone.

I tried this and it was one massive exercise in frustration. The guy had such a heavy accent that neither of us could make out half of what the other was saying. I explained to him again and again that my code "isn't valid" because I changed the mobo and hard drive, but he just kept saying "this error message is because your product activation code isn't valid". Upon my last attempt he said something that included "I'll transfer you" and I couldn't make out the rest. I waited on on hold and after 5 minutes the same guy came back on and ... Read more

A:Unable to get around Win7 product activation problem

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Hi Guys,
Did a fix there recently on a HP pavilion. it suffered a hard drive failure and there was no recovery discs in situ. I purchased a replacement hd and purchased recovery discs from hp. So the build went fine and everything installed ok. Then it asked me for the product key. Now I have several win7 discs but the only reason I had purchased the recovery discs is because the key sticker had faded and was illegible.
So after spending 38 bucks on these discs I cant get past the activation issue.
I was able to read an xp key before in the OS but when i googled this procedure for win7 I ran into all kinds of key finding tools etc. I tried 4 but none of them worked, they gave me keys but activation rejected them as default keys.
Anyone have a quick fix to my longwinded issue???
Thanks guys, any assist would make life easier.
al

A:win7 activation after recovery discs installation.

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

I'm sure if you contact HP and quote your serial number and product number they would be able to give you the product key for your computer.

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Hi,

This is sort of a complicated question so bare with me. If know one can answer, it is OK.
Well, here it goes.

Is there any possible way to create a script to enable BitLocker right after Win7 installation?
I have a Win7 bootable USB stick and is there any way to slipstream a command script file to ensure BitLocker is activated once Win7 installation completes?

I have a standalone network environment which is not joined to a domain.

So in other words, I want a script that can tell the Win7 installation process to activate or enable Bitlocker during the install process so to ensure it is encrypting the hard drive once I boot to my desktop the first time.

Is there any way to accomplish this?

Also, I would like for the script to tell BitLocker to save the recovery key to my USB stick as well.

Thanks

A:BitLocker Activation during Win7 install process?

I don't know if this will be much help so I apologize in advance.
This TechNet article has some info that might help, particularly in the Deployment and Administration section. They talk about how you can automate the deployment and configuration of BitLocker with scripts that use the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) providers for BitLocker and TPM administration.

Unfortunately, that is way above my one remaining brain cell's ability to comprehend. Again, my apologies if this article doesn't apply to your situation.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx

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I recently installed a new SSD hard drive and did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional on it. Regrettably, it's not letting me validate it with my product key because my original hard drive started with Windows 7 Home Premium (I have the product key for that) and I had downloaded the upgrade to Professional (I have the product key for that too), but because I went straight to Win7 Professional on the clean install, it won't accept my product key because it's just an upgrade. I get the reasoning behind that but there has to be a way (I hope) with BOTH product keys to verify I'm a legitimate user without reinstalling Home Premium just to turn around and upgrade to Pro? Hoping against hope!

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Clean Install Activation Issue with Win7 Upgrades

Is the original hard drive still in the loop, did you take it out of the system ?

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I was running WinXP when my boot drive died. I figured it was a good time to upgrade to SSD and Win7. I can get software for a discount thru my college, so I went to the computer shop to get a Win7 disc. They told me that the Win7 discs they have are upgrade-only, and since I was starting w/ a fresh drive, I would have to buy the Vista disc so I could install that and then upgrade to Win7. They were also clear to point out that there were no refunds.

When I got home, I realized the Vista disc was upgrade-only as well! I put it in and tried to do a minimal install (I don't remember for sure, but I think I may have stopped the Vista install at some point), and then I started installing Win7. Everything seemed to be fine, until a couple days later when it asked me to activate my copy of Win7. I put in the activation code and it told me that it wouldn't accept it becuz it was upgrade-only.

So what do I do now? I have a full install disc for WinXP w/ a valid license -- is there any way to get Win7 to recognize that disc so it will allow the upgrade to proceed? Or will I have to uninstall Win7, install WinXP, and then upgrade it to Win7? That just seems like such an unnecessary PITA, and I can only imagine the havoc it will cause w/ software, drivers, RAID configuration, etc
 

A:Solved: Win7 upgrade-only disc activation issue

Use the phone option for activation and talk with a human.
 

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Hi
After attempting in vain to install IE9 beta. My windows is playing up and cant install anything now.
I get "The resource loader cache doesn't have loaded MUI entry" error
I have tried SFC /scannow but nothing. And I do not have any "System Restore"

now the "Turn Windows Features" Winds is blank and I think I need to repair or Reinstall the Windows 7.
I have DVD and Serial Key "however when last time I installed Win7 it did not accept my Key and I had to call and the customer give me the activation code.
Now If I reinstall I am not sure it will accept the key again and I may need to call them again.
My question is "Can I backup my Current Product Key and Activation"?

A:Reinstalling Win7 Can I backup current ProductKey & Activation?

If you do not have a backup of the OS and you want to reinstall, you must validate in the normal fashion. It can be by phone or during the activation process. When validated this time, with the free software that is available or even the native system image, make a backup, you will never need to validate again.

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If I revert to the previous Win version before the 30 day trial period of Win 10 is over: Will I be able to install Win10 any time after 29 of July 2016?

Reason: I started the upgrade, but some unforeseen circumstances will detain me from finishing the upgrade and configuring our 10 PCs before 29 of July 2016. So my idea: I upgrade all PC now and immediately revert to Win7.

As I understood, the activation is stored centrally at MS with a fingerprint of the hardware and it should be possible to install Win10 using this activation any time later...

A:Does activation remain valid in case of revert to Win7?

Originally Posted by Blacksmith


If I revert to the previous Win version before the 30 day trial period of Win 10 is over: Will I be able to install Win10 any time after 29 of July 2016?



Yes.







Originally Posted by Blacksmith


I upgrade all PC now and immediately revert to Win7.



Windows built-in reversion has proven to not be all that reliable. Making a backup image of Windows 7 with Macrium Reflect would be a much better guarantee of a successful restore back to Windows 7.







Originally Posted by Blacksmith


As I understood, the activation is stored centrally at MS with a fingerprint of the hardware and it should be possible to install Win10 using this activation any time later...



That is correct.

If it were my project, this is how I would do it on 10 computers. It would require a spare hard drive/SSD and assuming all computers would upgrade to the same version (Home or Pro of Windows 10).

1. Obtain the genuineticket.xml file by doing steps 1 - 6 here:
Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums

2. Disconnect Windows 7 hard drive, temporarily connect spare hard drive/SSD.

3. Install Windows 10 to spare hard drive/SSD. Activate it with genuineticket.xml file.

4. Disconnect spare hard drive/SSD. Reconnect Windows 7 hard drive.

5. On the next computer, obtain... Read more

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Hey everyone. I usually take a certain amount of pride in being able to fix these things myself. But after 12 hours yesterday I'm about ready to flip. Here's my problem...
First, so we're on the same page, system specs:

Intel i5 2500K
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3P-B3
G.Skill Sniper 1600mhz 2x4GB
Inno3D GTX 580
1x OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD
2x 500GB HDD
650w Seasonic PSU

Windows 7 Professional 64bit OEM

Everything up to date, all drivers installed. No overclock, no fiddling with RAM timings. No signs of hardware instability.

Now, the story...
Everything was peachy, system works great. Was gettin' my BF3 on. Deus Ex:HR was lots of fun. Then down the right hand near the clock, on the desktop, I got 'Windows 7, build 7601, your copy of Windows is not genuine'.
Basically, I'm having trouble activating Windows. I'll run you through what I've tried...

Tried opening Activation Wizard using 'slui.exe' and 'slui.exe 4' - One of several things happens.
1. Doesn't work, it crashes and gives an error code (next time I can recreate the error I'll include the code.
2. Works, online activation goes smoothly but then 30secs later it goes back to being not genuine. This is sometimes accompanied by error messages saying that the Microsoft Software Protection Platform service has stopped working.
3. Get to phone activation, try and do phone activation except the code I'm given over the phone doesn't work, confirmed multiple times on different occasions. Spoke to a MS rep who couldn'... Read more

A:Win7 64bit OEM. Windows services keep crashing. Activation reverting.

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!
http://www.microsoft.com/howtotell/content.aspx?pg=coa

Having said that, I would suspect that there is a hardware problem that is causing all your errors - check the RAM using MemTest86+ for a few hours, and check the hard drive using the drive manufacturer's test utility.

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I would like to come up with a way to provide a full backup computer to my customers (offline, process control application). Currently doing this with WinXP and a hot-swap RAID-1 enclosure. If anything in computer1 dies, can quickly move the cables and the drive over to computer2, boot up and keep running. Now moving to Win7, more strict activation issues. Getting a separate windows license for each computer is not a problem, but how to either change the license key easily after the swap, or avoid activation altogether? Typical system is offline, possibly abroad and would like to make the failover as easy as possibly for customers. Currently using OEM license but open to other ideas. Have tested with Retail copy of Win7 Pro and get 3-days to activate after moving to backup computer, same as OEM. Would volume licensing help me here? Other ideas?

A:Can I move drive with Win7 easily to backup computer w/o activation?

You cannot avoid activation. If you want to avoid it, then switch to a Linux Distribution. Otherwise, you would be better off with a volume licensing and a KMS server setup to distribute keys to new PCs (you need a minimum of 50 pcs to use KMS) otherwise stick to a MAK (Multiple Activation Key) instead.

More info at: Microsoft Volume Licensing - Product Activation

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Hi I followed the sysprep tutorial and managed to download a windows 10 pro image before microsoft changed the link back to the image creation tool so I would have an install.wim file as apposed to the install.esd which normally comes with the image tool.

I upgraded the PC from Win7 Pro to Windows 10 using the get windows 10 free upgrade I logged in and checked the activation - Win10 Pro activated with digital entitlement all good.

I then followed the tutorial to sysprep a new image via hyper-v installed all the software I wanted removed most of the windows apps etc.

I rebooted after setting up the answer file everything was fine it restarted in sysprep mode I clicked ok to the sysprep rebooted and created a user Admin, I created a new normal user changed the user policies set the startmenu and exported the xml file used policy edit to set same for all users everything was as it should be I used a tool to create the default user based on the one I had just setup.

to test everything I added another user but had to do this via the admin tools computer management as the add user in control panel would not load. The new user had all the same settings everything worked just fine so I deleted the two normal user accounts and created an image ready to deploy.

I loaded relect and deleted the PC's current partitions and then loaded the image I had created the system restarted I logged in as admin wentto check activation and it said it had failed and the PC did not have a digital ... Read more

A:Upgraded PC win7 to win10 tried to install image activation not valid?

First, are you using build 10586 of Windows 10? Second, did you try changing the product key to your Windows 7 product key on the activation screen under Settings, Updates & Security?

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Windows 7 activation error OxC004E003. States License Evaluation Failed. Tried suri 3, suri.exe 4, looked under battery and downloaded software to retrieve product key. Just bought laptop, 9/11/2015. Looks as if XP was original software when shipped, do not know when Win 7 Ultimate SP1 was placed on computer. Bought off ebay.



Dell Latitude D420
X86
Intel Core Duo CPU
Intel Graphics


Please help with how to activate the Win7 so that I may get Win 10.


Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {E3BC7997-E1F9-4C77-9F6D-63CBF85A69C6}(3)
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: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150722-0600
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... Read more

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