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Q: Windows Activation Box Said...

Out of the blue, this Windows Activation box says:

The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for activation

Then, there's 3 choices to click on:

Buy a new product key online
Type a different product key
Contact Dell to help resolve the problem

My desktop picture is all blank/black too (but the icons are still on there.) This is all news to me. I didn't type in anything in the first place.

I've had this Dell desktop computer for several years & this never did this before.

Hopefully someone can help me. (I'd try retyping the long digit product key in that I always had, but it's at my parents' house where I'd hopefully find it.)

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A: Windows Activation Box Said...

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Contact Dell to help resolve the problem

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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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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):
-----------------------------------------
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
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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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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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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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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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Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
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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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 recently added more memory. I am now getting a message to activate within so many days. Entered product key and would not let me activate. Called somewhere in India and they said my product key was blocked. Any help would be appreciated.


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-0000007-85085
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {57BED6AC-4853-4D1B-9383-0C6601E0EE0C}(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.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-->
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A:Windows 7 Activation

You need to do this tutorial so are experts can see if their is a problem.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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I have B50-80 80EW laptop, purchased with genuie windows 10 subscription. Recently I had a problem with HDD and it will be replaced soon (under warranty).
      So, the question is, will win10 get automatically activated when reinstalled or this new HDD will create problem regarding activation of windows?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:B50-80 - Regarding windows activation when HDD is ...

Hi rohitSgonnade , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
OEM product key that came with your system is tied on the systemboard , so any changes on the harddrive would allow automatic activation of the product key as long as the same Windows 10 version is used to reimage the new harddrive.
 
Latest Anniversary Update of Windows 10 would also allow Microsoft Account digital activation even if the systemboard itself is replaced. 
 
Just in case there would be any issue during automatic activation , ensure the connection is stable and allow needed updates to come in . Manual activation can also be done via phone and if there would be any problems , just get the error code and have it reported with technical support or Microsoft as there should not be any problem even after replacement harddrives. 
 
Hope this help answer your query. 
 
Regards

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I need to do an upgrade install of windows 10 on another computer. I already have a windows 10 iso burned to disc. Since this is a new type of activation, where it's tied to the mobo, can I just use the same disc for that comp and do the upgrade or do I have to download another iso? It'll be a different install. It's upgrading on a different computer, with a different activated windows 7.

A:Windows 10 activation

You can use the same install media to install or upgrade as many computers as you want to. The install media, be it an ISO, DVD or Flash drive is not restricted, it can be used as many times as necessary.

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I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC.
I have activated it Successfuly.
MY question is .In the future when i have to reinstall my OS i have to activate again and again.
Instead of doing that there is a Microsoft Digital Signiture(a file about 7kb) which is written somewhere on my hdd.That file contains the Confirmation ID#.This can be used in case of reinstalling of OS,so i dont have to activate again.INstead you just enter the confirmation ID and then the activation is completed.
Is it true this or how does Windows 7 keeps the Activation.
i dont want to activate every time.
That is why i would like to know if such file exist and that is?
Thanks
 

A:Windows 7 Activation

Activation is only a click away, why bother finding another route? Unless you are going to upgrade multiple pieces of hardware at the same time, then you'd have to do phone activation.
 

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Well, I bought a new HDD... my old one had issues and didn't run properly but had a legit copy of XP pro on it. I've still got the XP Pro Original disc but the box&case has escaped (probably while moving house) So, I went to a site to get a serial number seeing as I'd paid for xp anyway. The thing is I have 30 days to activate windows or well, I don't even know myself. My question is, what the hell do I do now? I can't afford to pay another $300 on xp and I can't access my old HD.. do I have any options at all?
 

A:Windows Activation ID

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Alrighty, so I'm trying to fix my friend's computer, and I've hit a bump.

I've popped in the XP disc and Installed Windows again. The problem I get is when I try to log on. I'm required to activate windows to log on, but I can't log on to activate it.

The Error message I'm getting is :

This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate windows now.

If I click Yes, it logs on, but then automatically logs off again.

Any ideas?

A:Windows Activation. -_-

Hi Olliegami and welcome to TSF

You might try a format before reinstalling windows. From what you posted, sounds like the 30 day period has timed out.

Note: Once you have installed windows, don't adjust the date on the clock.
I did that once and thereby exceeded the 30day period. I couldn't get past the login screen you described and had to re-install windows to finish my setup.

Hope this helps,
Mack1

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Hi, I resetted my laptop to factory setting, through HP support assistant. Now windows is saying my my activation key expired. My laptop has 2.5 years, do you sell them with short term activation keys?

A:Windows 8 activation key

Hi, Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting! No, HP does not sell Windows with short-term validation period nor any other vendor to my knowledge.This is some sort of technical issue. Please, check this article >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03486254and perform the steps mentioned.

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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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I am running windows 7 professional 64bit right now, but its not activated yet. All i need to do is enter the product key. Will the product key from an upgrade version of windows 7 professional work? I can get it cheaper that way. Thanks

A:Windows 7 Activation

Welcome jmdanna

You may have to do the work-around in this tutorial

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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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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Hey so i'm going thru trying to activate windows xp and I did the [pirating actions] and now whenever I restart I get the I need to activate screen press yes and then it says windows xp is already activated and goes back to the user accounts page/ can anybody help????
 

A:windows xp activation

How was Windows XP installed in that computer?

Why wasn't it activated with its product key?

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Is that a factory-brand computer or a custom/home-made one?

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Hello,I received my new P51, but have failed to activate pre-installed Windows 10. The system asks me for digital license or product key. Troubleshooting doesn't help as well. What should I do?

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i bought a hp pavilion 15-n205tx laptop but i unable to activate my windows 8.1 pro 64 bit till yet.please suggest my activation key.

A:for activation key of my windows

Hi, Are you sure it came with Windows 8.1 Pro (64bit) ? If yes the key is in the BIOS of your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/Regards,

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

A:Windows XP Activation

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

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Hi I have a oem system builders pack of windows 7. i need to know if there is a activation product key that is universal? When i try to activate it it won't let me. I called microsoft and they said there is nothing they can do! I would like to use this windows 7 copy in my computer is there anything i can do?
Thanks

A:Activation for windows 7

See what the info here says Frequently Asked Questions for OEM Resellers and System Builders

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I had windows xp home edition.sometimes back my hard disk crashed
and i got a new one . Now when I try to install it on new disk and put the key supplied with to me it does not activate it and says Windows is not genuine, activate it within 30 days trial after which your product will not work.i have sp3 on my computer. Pl advise me getrid of that annoying
notification

A:Windows Activation-xp

Call the Microsoft activation number for your region and explain the problem they will work it out or provide a new key if needed.

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hi there!
can any body help me please?
i have win xp home on my pc and another win xp home on my laptop.
i like to put two more computer up for my son and my daugther,
do a have to buy two more windows for them or can i use my windows some how?thanks for answer!
matrix
 

A:windows activation

You will have to buy two more licenses. . the EULA specified one installation per license.
 

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i have installed windows xp off my windows disk off 1 of my computers and when i start up i cick activate windows and put my key in for the computer i have formatted and its not going through to the activation centre,

s there a way to change the license key in theregistry or something as i cant activate over the phone because it is saying the id is wrong and i know the license isnt installed on any computers because i have just bought it

so what i need to do is edit some files or keep trying to get to the activation centre
 

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Hi

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

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

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

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

thanks
 

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I had my computer cleaned up after it was infected, so I lost the Chinese language as well. I was told to reinstall windows xp in order to add Chinese back, so I did that using a CD I bought from the computer store. I followed the steps till I was asked to "activate" xp, and I did that. The screen froze after I clicked "yes". I also tried to reboot using F12, but it gave me the same message after a few steps.
 

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i have orignal windows 10 pre installed when i get my pc but due to some problem i formated the pc and installed again windows 10 home edition now how can i activate my windows 10.

A:windows 10 activation

Hi, How did you install Windows 10 ? It should activate automatically when you come online. Regards.

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I had to perform a system recovery due to a virus problem. My virus program blocked a couple of viruses (some email about a package at the post office) and when i clicked to remove them my system crashed. Afterward ,when i tried to boot up it would keep crashing (blue screen). So i performed the system recovery. Everything seems fine except when i try to activate windows i get code 0xc004e003 the software licensing service reported that license evaluation failed. Now this is an acer that had windows pre-installed. This is the second time i've had to do a system recovery. The first time i got a set up with number codes and a phone number to call (microsoft) and by following instructions i was able to activate it (sorry for my explanation , i hope you can understand it). Any help or suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks.

manny

A:windows 7 activation

Sorry to tell you this but your in for another microsoft chat. Either that or complain to Acer.

Rich

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Hello, I bought my lenovo z50-70 online and it was shipped to me through usa.I paid extra dollars to buy activated windows with it. Now, after 2 years probably I somehow corrupted my windows and the only solution I was left to delete the windows and install a new one. So, I did.Now, I cannot find my box of laptop neither I have any activation or product key of my original windows. Please, tell me how can I get that product key of my original windows with came with the laptop?Thank you.

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Hi,
How do I activate win7 upgrade to win10. There is a lot of reading available on line but I did not find a way to do it. I'm eligible via digital entitlement (due to upgrade from win7 but How do this?
Thanks,
Keith

A:windows 10 activation

If you did it within the time of the free upgrade and logged in with a MS account its should have activated it on ts own

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hi I download windows 8.1 from Microsoft website and u didn't have any production key what can I do ???

 please answer soon as possible

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I bought W7 and installed it on my laptop after saving the W7 beta mig files to a USB. I installed the new W7 and did not get back ANY of my original files, programs, photos etc. ! I am really upset. Now I had HDD problems with my Dell Inspiron 530s so I installed the same W7 on it and had to reactivate PS3 and all of my other programs as they did not transfer from Vista. WHAT A CROCK!!! I talked to support and they said I have 30 days to buy a new key. I went to the MS store and ordered the Family pak for 3 activations for $175, waiting for it to arrive. Today I get a message that I MUST activate today! I called support and she tells me I will lose the current W7 along with all of my newly installed programs. I said I have 3 new keys coming, she said I have to re-install W7 when they arrive to install the new key and then re-install ALL of my programs again! Is this right?????

A:Windows 7 re-activation

Let me get this straight...you bought Windows 7 and installed it, it didn't go as expected (Meaning you didn't upgrade as opposed to full install, at least from what I gather), you called support and they told you you had to go and BUY Windows 7 again?

Something doesn't match up with this story....care to elaborate?

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Do you have to activate windows home edition on microsoft website?

also..

Ive read loads about coa numbers and product key numbers are they the same thing? and which do u use to activate at microsoft if you have to do it?

Thanks in advance...lol...i know im lame when it comes to computers!!!
 

A:Windows xp activation ?????

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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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hi,

I bought windows 7 pro-64 when it was released and I bought it as part of the student deal, which your probably aware of you receive the activation key via email. However, I recently formatted my PC and when I booted my system up, I had to re-activate win7 like always. The only problem is ive lost the email that had my product key in, any ideas how I can retrieve my product key?

Thanks,

Chap1400

A:Windows 7 Activation!

Are you sure you lost the email (deleted it)? You can try and email or call Microsoft about it.

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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
 

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