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Q: How and where can I get a Windows 8 activation key after re...

I purchased this laptop in July of 2014 from Micro Center. It came with Windows 8 installed. I upgraded to 8.1 and then finally Windows 10. This is a personal laptop I use infrequently. Last week when I turned on the computer it would not boot and got as far as the HP logo with the spinning wheel of death. I tried numerous fixes and finally had to settle for a full clean recovery. That worked well and I'm now back to 8.0 however I now keep getting the notice: "You Need To Activate 8.0 (without it I can't update to 8.1 and without that I can't get to 10 if that option is still available). I do not have the windows key / certifcate to enter. I never backed up or made a recovery disc. Can anyone help me with this? I would hope that HP will have a fix for owners like me that this happens to without having to buy an OS for get a key. In my mind since I bought this the key should be automatically givin to us. Note: I get an error code OxC004C003 on the activation page which I think means I upgraded to 10 from 8.1 using free upgrade offer but somwhere along the way an activation didn't happen. I made no signifcant hardware changes other than installing additional RAM. Thanks for your help out there

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A: How and where can I get a Windows 8 activation key after re...

Hello, Welcome to the HP Support forum. If you upgraded to Windows 10 (from 8/8.1) and if Windows 10 was successfully activated back then, you are entitled to use Windows 10 using a Digital Entitlement method of activation with out key. If you prefer, you can install Windows 10 and it should activate fine.More info and how this can be done , here:>> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Trying-to-Boot-From-USB/td-p/582...>> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12440/windows-10-activation If you prefer to stay on Windows 8/8.1, please let me know how you installed it now. This is important. Did you perform HP Recovery using F11 method / built-in recovery partitions ? If this was not used and you install Windows 8 by other means (other type of Windows 8, not OEM one), you will need a recovery media >> http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-25017-windows-8-64-bit-usb-recovery-kit-736803-003-for-hp-pavilion... You can also read this article with general advice and steps about Windows 8/8.1 activation issues:>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03486254>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03486254#AbT4 Looking forward to your update, clarification and comments. Cheers!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I just completely reformatted my computer after a suspected malware attack.
The first thing I tried after reformatting and doing a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit edition was to run windows update. I received the error code 80072EFD. This is before I installed any software, firewalls, or antivirus programs. I also get this same error when trying to activate windows or office, or when trying to set up Microsoft media center.

I do have internet connection. Both firefox and internet explorer work perfectly fine.

I have been in contact with microsoft, but nothing has worked so far. I thought I would see if anyone here had any ideas.

Here are the troubleshooting steps I have already done. Please read through these before posting as you can see I have already tried a lot of things!
1. Waiting 15 minutes and trying again
2. Restarting the computer
3. Adding windows update websites to the internet explorer exceptions list: http://*.update.microsoft.com https://*.update.microsoft.com http://download.windowsupdate.com Microsoft Support http://update.microsoft.com https://update.microsoft.com
4. Verifying internet connectivity (internet works fine)
5. Tried it with Windows firewall on and off. No other firewalls are installed.
6. I tried this before any anti-virus was installed. I have since installed AVG free and tried again both with it running and disabled
7. No software accelerator programs are installed
8. windows update is not using a proxy ser... Read more

A:Windows Updates; Windows Activation Error Code 80072EFD

Please post an MGADiag log (while I try and digest the current logs)

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell - Home

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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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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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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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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 downloaded windows 7 ultimate from this website:





https://archive.org/details/cdromsoftware



, and it came with no product key. To make this a legal copy, I am trying to purchase a new product key.

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Hi there

When i try to activate my copy of windows 7 ultimate i get the following error message: "Code error:0xc004E003. Description: The Software Licensing Service reported that license evaluation failed"

What can I do to sort this problem Out? Any help?solution will be highly appreciated

Here are some basic info of my pc:

450 @ 2.20GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 22 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 1 Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152624 MB, Free - 18127 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P5KPL-VM-MUSTEK-SI, x.xx, MS1C92D09200022
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated


 

A:Windows activation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931276

There is some help there
work through the steps for your error
 

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here is the pic and something when i come out of sleep it says windows is not genuine at the bottom in the pic it say windows activation
status not available
product id not available

A:Windows 7 activation help

Re-validate your copy of Windows... Activate Windows 7 Online

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Every time I try to activate my windows it gives me an error code oxc004e003. Please help I have a product key, i have been trying now for one week and now the system tells me to activate and that my product is not geniune and then my system gives me a blue crash screen. Help I'm desperate to solve this issue.
 

A:Windows 7 activation

Did this product code come with the DVD that Windows 7 was installed with?
 

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why do i keep getting  error messages regarding actvation key recent examples 0xcoo4Fo74.have reactivated my key ,all working well then this morning in the bottom right hand corner of screen windows not genuine reactivate key whats going on Regards
Ron Hilditch

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I installed a new windows 7 Pro license on a refurbished PC with a new Sandisk SSD. Almost immediately after activation and before an image could be made the SSD failed completely. Sandisk replaced the drive, and I reinstalled Win 7, but since it had been
activated, I cannot do so again.

I understand that it is possible to talk directly to a MS person and get the previous activation removed. However I have not been able to find a phone number on the MS web site(s) to accomplish this. 

Is there a phone number or direct email that will allow me to resolve this?

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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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1) Got this computer I’ll call “Jan”. When I go to boot, after the first windows load-screen (the one with the black background on XP home) goes away all I get black screened.

2) So I reboot and hit “F8”, I run to the standard procedure through “safe mode” to “last known good configuration”. No progress….

3) Try recovery consol to see if I can find anything and redo the boot.ini…. still nothing…. So I repair system…. Still nothing but now safe mode hangs at Mup.sys…. hum…. So I slave it and get the data I need to back-up and scan for bugs, spyware, and what-not.

4) Try to boot… Yay! I get the log on screen…. One problem…. A three year old computer wants to reactivate…. No Disk, no Code…. PHONE! Nope that didn’t work…. I know it’s a legal copy…. But I keep getting the message:

“This copy of windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate windows now? y/n”

5) So I can’t activate and I’m stuck with the pop-up… the one you get if you don’t activate for 30 days…. But It was working fine for the last 3 years…

6) So I try Safe Mode... BINGO! I can get in…. Thinking this is interesting I run more spyware scans and get 1 hit… no difference… I try to use the anti-virus program the client has… Hum, it needs to be activated too…. I’m thinking virus now, or a corrupted windows file but I did the repair….

7)Now I need help no clue what to do. I looked on the net saw a few people with the same kind of prob... Read more

A:Windows XP: Activation... Bug or MS

Welcome to TSG

i'm afraid you'll have to phone and talk to a microsoft representative as there is no way for us to verify your claim that the copy of windows is legitimate.
 

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yesturday I called microsoft to see if i could get my activatoin key back for windows 8.1 and they said that they could not help me without a product key so they said to come to you so that i could try to get my product key back becuase my product key was in my instruction booklet how do i get it back ? thanks

A:Windows activation

Hi,If your laptop came with Windows 8.1, it's Product key is embed in motherboard BIOS chip from factory.What is your full model name? Why do you need product key?RegardsVisruth

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Hey guys, I recently changed my service provider from DSL to Cable. Now I have to call Microsoft to activate my windows 7.

Is there any way to fix this problem?

A:windows 7 activation

Just call them, here are the steps: Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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I recently gave my parents one of my older PCs. The PC had Windows ME. I purchased the XP upgrade disk and installed it with no problem. One of the requirements of the install is that the new windows program needed to be activated in 30 days. I was curious on what happens if I do not activate the program in 30 days.

Does windows stop running or does look like a bootleg program to microsoft ?

Thanks

T

A:Windows Activation

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307890Activation is required in 30 days from the first day that you start Windows XP. If you want to activate Windows on a day that is later than the day that you install it, a Windows Activation icon appears in the notification area. This icon periodically displays notifications to remind you about how much time remains before you must activate. After the 30 days has expired, you must activate Windows to continue using Windows.

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 Hi
I want to Activate my windows 8.1 pro with the Product ID-00261-50000-00000-AA753, Could please tell me the steps to activate?

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Please help me!!!!!  I have reinstalled Windows 7 which came on this computer.  Now they want me to activate it and when I put the Product key code in - It says its not valid.  Have had this computer for about 10 years

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Existing BitLocker deployment on Windows 7 Enterprise laptops is working fine.  msTPM-OwnerInformation attribute and the BitLocker volume recovery child objects are visible using ADSIEdit for Windows 7 laptops.  The BitLocker deployment was configured
according to this classic TechNet article:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd875529%28WS.10%29.aspx
All working great under Windows 7 laptops.  Began testing Windows 8 Enterprise RTM about a week ago.  Looking to test BitLocker but first have to deal with the TPM.

In Windows 8 "Prepare the TPM" through TPM.msc asks for a Restart per usual, the TPM text UI shows up immediately after post (a Dell Latitude E6430 running latest A03 BIOS) asking to confirm.  Press F10 to confirm and the machine reboots again and Windows
boots successfully.  Login using the same domain credentials and this screenshot is on the desktop (have to flip to the desktop to see it)

First hunch was msTPM-OwnerInforamation attribute under the Computer object not getting updated.  It was correct, the msTPM-OwnerInformation attribute is not populated with the recovery string.  Most of the other topics and posts related to this
centered around permissions of SELF to write the msTPM-OwnerInformation attribute:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/bitlocker/archive/2010/09/14/access-denied-error-0x80070005-message-when-initializing-tpm-for-bitlocker.aspx
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A:Windows 8 Ent TPM Activation to AD DS

The Schema update did the trick.  I was not able to locate specific schema LDF's for the Windows 8/2012 BitLocker/TPM updates.  Instead I used ADPrep off the Server 2012 media which took the Schema level to 56.

To anyone having this problem -- for now update the AD DS schema using ADPrep off of the Server 2012 media similar to if you were going to add a Server 2012 domain controller.  (Although now technically Microsoft has added the adprep steps to the Server
Role Wizard in 2012, eliminating the need manually run it beforehand.  Nevertheless, running it manually as we have been doing for years can still be done.)
If you haven't done it before, a nice introduction is below.
Running Adprep.exe
I was then able to successfully assign owner information to a Windows 8 Enterprise TPM using TPM.msc and have it back up to AD DS.  I also now see why the Schema update was necessary...
Windows 8, instead of using the msTPM-OwnerInformation attribute under the Computer Object, instead creates a msTPM-TPMInformationForComputer attribute which itself is a reference another object located underneath CN=TPM Devices, DC=example, DC=local. 
Under this referenced object (not the computer object) is the msTPM-OwnerInformation attribute with the TPM data (and other attributes).
-Weaver

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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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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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Hello, I have just formatted my computer, and after I re-install Windows XP and gets to the activation part, it tells me that I have exceeded my alotted amount of activations from my product key. And i've only used the product key once. Does anyone know how to help me out here? or do I have to buy a new product key?
 

A:Windows XP Help (Activation)

try calling microsoft, get a new one from them if you can prove your pc is legit.
otherwise... it'll mean a new key
 

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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!!

X

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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Dear sir/mam,
I have a windows 7 system builder,which will not activate.It keeps saying,"invaled product key.I have reinstalled this software several times and had no problem activating windows.And now,I reloaded my software again and it refused to activate.
Can you tell me how to activate my windows 7 system builder oem product key?
Thank you,
John Pearson! (Pearson1943)
 

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Hi,
I m getting this message since yesterday.

This pre-release version of Windows 7 Ultimate will expire in 0 hours

To keep using Windows, back up your files, and then install any edition of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Then after some min it restart on its own.....

my configuaration-

windws 7 Ultimate
SP-1,v.721

now what can u do???

A:Windows Activation

Please check this thread for a possible solution: Pre-Release version expiring

It seems you need to uninstall the pre-release version of SP1 and install the up-to-date RTM version of SP1. This is because what you have is the pre-release version of Windows 7, which has an expiry date.

When I say SP1, I'm talking about the service pack itself, not a complete re-install of Windows 7.

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Hi everyone
i bought a Samsung Ativ XE500T1C with Win 7 installed, did the free 8.1 upgrade and worked right untill the time i went on a work tour and had my pc shut down for a month. When i returned on the 26/08/2016 and started up, i had an error message asking me
to activate my windows 8.1 pro.
I dont have an activation key as windows was already installed and activated.
Any help on this would really be appreciated.


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I recently upgraded my PC from Win 7 Home Premium to Win 7 Professional, but now every few days my desktop wallpaper disappears and turns solid black, and in the lower right corner I get the message that "This copy of WIndows is Not Genuine" and it then prompts me to re-enter my serial number and re-activate my copy of Windows 7 on-line. Has anyone ever encountered this problem before? Right before this happens I get a cryptic error message to the effect that there has been some change that has called the authenticity of Windows into question. It's pretty annoying to have to keep activating my copy if Windows 7 evety few days. Does anyone have a clus as to why this is occurring and how I might be able to resolve it?

Thanks for any and all advice!

A:Windows 7 Keeps Asking For (Re-) Activation

Did you change some hardware after upgrading to Pro? Retail keys get tied to a hardware hash so if you make significant changes, you may get deactivated. But it shoudnt happen off and on.

Random deactivations can happen because of a permissions problem. Follow the steps here.

Genuine Windows 7 Became Pirated? Make It Original and Activated Again - Tweaking with Vishal

I can take a look at your mgadiag log for clues. For that, download mgadiag, run it, click on the Copy tab, paste into notepad, save as .txt file and upload the file here.

go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

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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 have instoled my windows 8.1 single language in my HP Pavilion laptop,
and after instaled different activation key for adding aditional futures i got a result in '' windows 8.1 BILD 9600 '' error
plz do some think for this.

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Hi I purchased windows 7 earlier this year and installed it onto my laptop, recently the hard drive was damaged and I have just purchased a new hard drive for my laptop. Can i reinstall my windows 7 using the original disc and my serial key.
Thanks

A:Windows 7 activation Help

Thanks, I originally used it on the old hard drive but this is damaged and cant be used. my new hard drive is clean and needs a operating system just didnt know if i have to buy windows 7 again

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After I took a bath, the "Activate Windows" notice appeared. I am using a Windows 8 Pro (Build 9200) and have a Win8 Pro key. Whenever I input a Pro key, that error appears. It only happened today, but not before.
 
Does Refreshing PC affects the Activation Key?

A:Windows 8 Activation

Open the Run box by using the Windows key + R and enter services.msc and press the OK button. Scroll through the services till you find one called Software Proteciton. Is that set for Automatic (Delayed Start)?Also try to start it and then enter your key again.Finally, a refresh, may help you resolve this issue.

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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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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 purchased a used gateway computer with windows xp sp2 for my son. When I went to windows update it could not validate the machine. I used magical jelly bean key finder and have the key. When I printed off key it also printed " not installed or supported". What can I try to do with the key. Can I add it to the registery , and how, or should my next step be to call microsoft? Hope it is a good key. Should of thought of this sooner
 

A:windows xp activation

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Hi
I'm having problem with my friends computer.I installed windows 7 on his computer with my genuine windows 7 cd.I have installed previously windows 7 from same cd on my 2 other computer without any problem.but now on my friends computer message has come up that windows is not genuine.I tried to put in the genuine windows key which came with the cd but it says that this key cannot be used on this computer.I'm not sure what to do now.Is it because he did not activated his windows copy in time and now the time has passed or can it be some other reason.Please help thank you.
RA.

A:windows 7 activation

one copy one machine that is the rules.

If your version is oem technically you could get done by microsoft for installing it on more than one system.

You should have a seperate key for each install which means you have to call microsoft and pay them for a new key.

remember you do not own the copy of windows you have, you bought it to use through permission of microsoft they still own it. Installing it on more than one computer in Microsofts eyes is stealing and piracy.

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