Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Solved: Activating Windows??

Q: Solved: Activating Windows??

A couple of weeks ago, I upgraded my Dell laptop from XP Home to Win 7 Home Premium using a legitimate upgrade package purchased from Amazon. Everything went fine, including the installation of almost 100 updates. So I'm surfing the web a few minutes ago and this balloon pops up at the bottom of the screen that says "Activating Windows." It stays a few seconds, changes to "Windows Actived" and then disappears. What's that about? I activated Win 7 with the supplied product key when I installed it. Is Microsoft spying on me?

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Solved: Activating Windows??

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Solved: Activating Windows??

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

i have recently reinstalled windows xp onto myu dell laptop, using the cd provided bydell. i've tried reading the product code on the bottom of my laptop, but it has worn away and i can only partially read it. can someone please help me? is there a way to find it on my computer?
 

A:Solved: Need Help Activating Windows XP

Read other 14 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

I had to replace my DVD Re-Writer and now get a message telling me that I need to activate Windows XP again. The problem is my computer is second-hand and I don't have the CD Key. I downloaded and ran Magical Jelly Bean to get the CD Key, and it also found the Product ID, but is this enough to activate Windows XP again and keep it working properly?

Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Need help activating Windows XP

Might be . . click on the "Activate Windows" icon and follow that wizard . . you likley will not be asked for the key

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

Well I acquired a legal copy of Windows XP Professional SP2 through my University. Installed it but when I try to log on it says I need to activate windows before i can use it.

So I go onto the activate windows thing and because it's a fresh install I can't activate it over the internet because my wireless thing isn't installed so I have to do it over the automated phone service.

Ok so here's the problem, it says I need to enter the Installation ID# shown on screen but there isn't one, not a trace.

I can get onto the computer in safe mode, so is there any way of by passing this activation?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks Lee.
 

A:Solved: Activating Windows XP Pro SP2

Nevermind, I solved it. I added a new user account on safe mode then logged on with that. Didn't ask me to validate it so once I logged on I went onto the validate thing and the installation id showed up.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

So I had to get a new mobo / cpu due to my board finally failing on me. I used a windows 7 upgrade (30 bucks since I'm a student promo thing), but now after doing a clean install of 7 on a new HDD because I didn't want to format my old drive, I can't activate windows because I did a clean install versus upgrading it.

Is there a solution to getting it to activate?

Thanks for the help in advanced.

A:[SOLVED] Activating Windows

http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/how-t...windows-7.aspx

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

Cannot activate Windows 8.1 pro (preloaded) on Dell Inspiron 14 3421. Trying to activate it online gives an Error code: 0x8007007B. I checked Microsoft Support but no DNS / Network problems are there as it suggests. I cannot enter any product key since I didn't get one.
 

A:Solved: Activating Windows

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

So I got lazy and bought a new set-up, everything installed and ready to go. I added the old SATA drive I had on my Ubuntu rig, as it holds a lot of storage and has files I'd like to access. However, I cannot find anywhere to access it.

On start-up the computer sees it. In disk management it is included, but I cannot open it or do anything aside from seeing its volume and having the option to erase it. That is a poor option for my purposes, obviously.

So how do I get into the thing? Do I need to erase some of the partitions on it from my old Linux install? I'd rather keep it as a bootable option for Ubuntu, but it's not vital. As long as I can get to my files on it and use it as a storage drive, I'm good.
 

A:Solved: Hard Drive Not Activating in Windows 7

Ubuntu is probably using a different filesystem than Windows and that's why windows can't 'see' the files. If you can still boot into Ubuntu try copying the files to the windows disk from there.

EDIT : You may need to alter the boot device order in the Bios to boot from the Ubuntu hard drive.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

I have an older PC with an Asus mobo M2N32-SLI Deluxe WiFi-AP<Green. I have never used its wireless feature but I do want to activate it now however I no longer have the "omni-directional antenna" which came with the package when I first bought the mobo. Does anyone know where I can find this type antenna? I was trying to contact Asus Support but I had trouble connecting. Next question, if the OEM antenna is no longer available, is there a replacement antenna or a wireless card in the market which I can slip in one of the PCI slots?
 

A:Solved: Activating Wi-Fi

have a look here,scroll down to bottom of page http://us.estore.asus.com/index.php?l=search_list&s[search]=&s[title]=Y&s[short_desc]=Y&s[full_desc]=Y&s[sku]=Y&s[match]=all&s[cid]=2573

well the link is not working........ go to website then find motherboard in the dropdown, then look at the accessories
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.8

I just downloaded SP2 for Internet Explorer 6.0 on a Windows XP Pro machine. I installed it and rebooted by computer like it told me to. Now, I'm told, that in order for it be any use, I have to activate it. How do I do this? Is this even true?
 

A:Solved: activating SP2

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

I recently changed from a Socket 775 Intel Q6600 quad core processor to an AMD Phenom II 940 processor. I am using a Gigabyte GAS-MA790X-UD4P motherboard. In the past, when I booted, I ran a program called CoreTemp, which popped up in the right side tray, indicating the temps of each core. Also, when running CPUZ, it indicated that I was running with 4 cores. Now, when I boot to Windows Vista, I have only one temp on the tray. Also, when running CPUZ with the Intel Q6600, I was able to select from 0 to number 3 on the cores. Now when I run CPUZ, it shows 4 cores and 4 threads at the bottom. However, the selection box at the bottom is whited out, not permitting me to select from among the four cores. I might not have a problem, but things look so different that I wonder whether I am really using all 4 cores on the CPU. I ran msconfig, the boot menu, and selected 4 cores for Windows Vista. I did not see anything in the bios that enables multi-core processors, although most motherboards I have owned lately, required setting up a multi-core processor in the bios. Anyone have any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong? Thanks. Have gotten used to Intel systems over the past several years. Thanks again.
 

A:Solved: Activating all CPU cores

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

Hi, have a problem with FireFox . I have installed AVG 8 LINK SCANNER and in effect can not activate Fire fox. Have removed LS but no luck.
AS soon I click on FF icon , instead FF a box with the following message apears;
< XML-parsefoutndefind entity
locatie:chrome://mozapps/content/extensions/extensions.xul
Regel nummer 93,kolom 5: >
and below
< menuitem id="menuitem_canselInstall"command="cmd_cancellInstall" >
when I cansell this box another apears

< Locatie chrome;//browser/content/browser.xul
Regel nummer 87,kolom 5: >
and below
< key id="key_errorConsole"key="&errorConsoleCmd.command
key;Ųncommand="toJavaScriptConsole();modifiers="accel,shift/>_ _ _ _^ >
My computer : Packard Bell /NEC ,Windows XP Home SP2
AMD Athlon XP ,1.9 GH ,Ram 2x500MB
HD 80 GB free 35 GB ,AVIRA, Thread fire,

Thats it ,
Regards Stan Klim
 

A:Solved: Fire Fox is not activating

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

My granddaughter's left click mouse button will not activate anything. You can right click and then click open to make it work.

My son changed mouses and moved it to a different port and still no results.

He even tried both wired and wireless to no avail.

This is on an emachine desktop running xp.

Did a restore, no help.
 

A:Solved: Mouse Not Activating Anything

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44.4

I have a column full of hyperlinks that I want to activate using vba (click-click-click right down the column, which opens IE tabs), but I cannot seem to find the method that will activate the hyperlink instead of just the cell.
I've tried some SendKey attempts, but still no luck.

Any ideas as to how this is done within vba ?
 

A:Solved: Activating Hyperlinks via VBA

Hi fizzle.

Try this. You can change the line for x = 2 to 4, to match the rows you have down column A. Here, the code will open the links in cells A2 to A4
Code:

Sub OPENHYPERLINKS()
For x = 2 To 4
Range("A" & x).Hyperlinks(1).Follow NewWindow:=False
Next
End Sub
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44

I have a Dell Latitude D620 running with Windows XP home edition. And I'm currently using a different laptop.

I would like to active system restore, however at the moment is is turned off. I know how to turn it back on but my computer is only working in safe (with networking) mode as it is been infected with the Security Suite spyware (which i have spent hours trying to remove but all attempts have failed).

Is there any way to activate it in safe mode?
 

A:Solved: Activating System Restore

It should work in Safe Mode. But you need to remove any infections first. The infection may be causing a problem with System Restore, and in any case, restoring will not remove any infections and may proceed with errors if they are present.

If SR has been turned off, then all restore points have been deleted. You need to get the machine running perfectly so you can create a valid and useful new restore point.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44

I have read many posts on how to activate the administrator account on Vista. I have tried them all. Each time I do it I get the message that the password does not meet the policy requirements. How can I get past this.
 

A:Solved: Activating administrator account

Read other 15 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 44

I've just upgraded my Windows 8.1 to Pro and have followed all the instructions for activating Bitlocker (entire drive).

At the end of the process, I restarted the machine and it just hung for about 2 hours. I restarted manually and it asks for my Bitlocker password.

When I put in the password and proceed, I get the following message:-

The BitLocker Encryption key cannot be obtained. Verify that the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is enabled and ownership has been taken. If this computer does not have a TPM, verify that the USB drive is inserted and available.
C: was not encrypted.

T

A:[SOLVED] Issue Activating Bitlocker

As the message states, you need a TPM connected to the Motherboard.
We would need to know the manufacturer and model of your board to know if it has the capability.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I am not very sure how the activation of windows works

I didnít have the money to buy windows so I borrowed a dell oem windows xp pro sp1 cd from myfreind I installed it and decided to activate it later. Itís been a month and I havenít activated it. And I also havenít Purchased windows yet I know I have to get windows with an oem activation number but does that activation number have to belong to a windows disc with sp1 or can I buy windows with sp2 and use the activation code on my comp with out reinstalling windows.

The reason I ask is I can get windows with sp2 a lot cheaper.
 

A:activating windows xp

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

Had a big pc problem which had me pretty much build a new pc. Kept my hd though. Xp says that I need to re-activate it after hardware changes. Thing is that I got my version of xp from my high school. They had some sort of deal. In college now and I don't have my code. Will I have to buy windows xp?

A:Activating windows xp

Yes you will need to purchase a license. Normally, licenses are not transferable to a new motherboard - unless the new motherboard is virtually identical (same chipset, same IDE controllers, same BIOS version, etc.) to the one on which the WinXP installation was originally performed.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

Two problems really.

1. Maybe I've never noticed it before but all of a sudden I keep seeing the popup for windows 8 activating again. Just seems strange that it would be trying to activate again even though it shows activated on 6/23/2013.

2. This problem is a little different. Different computer but activation problems again. My laptop for some reason last week kept asking me to reactivate over and over again. It would say successful and then I would go look and it was needing activation when I checked. It did this 4 or 5 times and it currently says activated. This one says activated 2/19/2013

These are both Windows 8 Enterprise from my MSDN.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Josh

A:Windows 8 seems to be activating over and over

For each computer....

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

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

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

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

Hi,

I have a Sony Vaio SVE15113ENB laptop. It had windows 7 before but last month I purchased Windows 8.1 upgrade key. But instead of upgrading I downloaded the iso and then did a clean install. I don?t know if the problem is only with sony vaio?s that if you dont follow the proper procedure not all driver install properly. The same has happened with me. The sound driver is installed but does very feeble sound. As the vaio has this xLoud volume booster, it hasnt installed properly. So my question is whether I could use the windows 8.1 key I purchased to install windows 8.

Hope to hear from the experts here.

Thank you

A:Activating Windows 8

If you want to downgrade to Windows 8.0. then no, the 8.1 key will not work.

Unless there is compelling evidence that the 8.0 drivers work better, perhaps it would be better try re-installing various driver versions, if not the the OS itself.

.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

So my friend was using my computer (which did not have a 'genuine' windows, this is another problem) and he downloaded and installed some kind of software on my computer which was supposed to activate my windows. But a couple days later, when i turn on my computer it boots up normally up to the part where it is supposed to connect to the wifi. There is a spinning wheel above the wifi symbol, the security essentials is turned off and nothing i click on does anything. I tried to restored to a previous restore and nothing doing. I tried to removed the hackware in safemode, but the removed button becomes faded and nothing happens. I tried the repair system and again nothing. This sounds like the end of my hard drive. What do I do?

A:Activating windows

I do not know what your friend did but you do not need to download software to activate Windows. Those who do are typically attempting to use some type of crack or keygen program to circumvent Windows activation which is not only illegal but a security risk. I recommend that software be removed and you contact Microsoft if you are receiving messages about not having genuine windows.Microsoft maintains multiple Product Activation Centers worldwide to provide assistant and telephone support for activation issues. The correct telephone number is based on product and location.USA users can call Microsoft directly at (866) 234-6020 or 1-800-MICROSOFT (642-7676):Global Customer Service phone numbersMicrosoft Answer Desk phone support servicesMicrosoft Support: Phone Number, Live Chat, Email ID, Useful LinksOther activation support links:* Get Help Activating Microsoft Windows* How To Activate Windows 7 via Phone Activation ‘slui.exe 4' Client* Activate Windows on this computer* Support for Microsoft Product Activation problems* Windows 7 activation error: invalid product key* Windows 7 activation error: 0xC004F061* Windows 8 activation error: 0xC004F061* Get help with Windows 8 activation errors 

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

how to activate windows 10 oem copy came with hp laptop in new hard drive ? i have product key and id of same windows.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I'm new at this so plz overlook any mistake's'...

Hello,

Last year I bought Dell...Last week lightening got it, taking with it my family tree that I've worked on for yrs...[ I had just reached a point to where I was going to back up my family tree but lightening got to it first] ...So I took the hard drive out just in case it survived and put it on an extra pc [which is not a Dell]...
The hard drive seems to be there because it shows my old wallpaper, but it keeps asking for my "Windows XP Activation Code" which I don't have...[maybe it was on the tower that I pitched after removing the hard drive]...
Is there a way I can get around activating so as to retrieve my family tree?

PLZ Help!

regards,
 

A:Activating Windows Xp

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I aready think I know the answer to this question , but I'll ask anyway. I had win/xp home edition installed on a machine which I no longer use. Question can I install this version of windows on a new machine and still activate it with the original key or do I need to call Microsoft and obtain a new key to reactivate windows? which I assume will cost me $
 

A:Activating Windows Xp

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

if i clone my old hdd into new hdd then how to activate windows 10 oem copy came with hp laptop in new hard drive ? i have product key and id of same windows. 

A:activating windows 10 oem on new hdd

Your Windows Key is on Mainboard not on a hard disk- no worries!! It will autoload when is needed!  

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

Hi all,
just signed up with a question for ya!
Would anyone know why my windows installation needed re-activation when i turned on today?
I had to activate it recently when i installed the latest catalyst drivers,and also once before when i updated the firmware versions of my two dvd/cd drives,but today i got the message that hardware devices had changed and windows needed re-activating,its no problem doing it over the net but the next time i have to phone a microsoft support person to activate it i want to know what is going on,in the meantime i was wondering if anyone is having similar issues,all my hardware drivers are installed and up to date and the system is working great,its just getting a bit ridiculous this out of the blue need for activation again.
Thanks for any insight.
oh yeah,heres me specs:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Service Pack 2
4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
AMD Athlon 64, 2300 MHz (10 x 230)Winchester S939
MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum (MS-7025)
nVIDIA nForce3 Ultra, AMD Hammer
1024 MB (DDR SDRAM)
ATI Radeon X800 Pro (R420)
CTX EX950F Series [19" CRT]
Creative EMU10K1 SB Live!
Maxtor 6Y120M0 (120 GB, 7200 RPM, Serial-ATA/150)
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4081B
MSI CD-RW CR52
EPSON Stylus CX3200
 

A:Activating windows xp(Again!)

XP checks for "points" on bootup and it looks at the hardware and CPU, and everything until it adds up 7 points. Then it boots. Anything less is a re-activate. You said you updated firmware for your ROMS. That may in effect make XP think the drives had changed. Normally, one drive at a time, nothing happens, but when you make 2 or more hardware changes, the XP wants to know why. Activation over the phone is easy. Just tell the person what you have done and they will give you an ungodly long number to enter. Like 42 digits. Nothing to it. Took me less than 3 minutes to do.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

Hi..man laptop windows is originally installed win8 single language build 9200.Mistakenly I clicked on a program that was for Cracking windows and after that my windows show me a message for activating windows  and shows the version of windows at the bottom of the screen . how can I get rid of that ?does operating system have expire date I bought this at 2013 . 

A:activating windows

Kooshan wrote:Hi..man laptop windows is originally installed win8 single language build 9200.Mistakenly I clicked on a program that was for Cracking windows and after that my windows show me a message for activating windows  and shows the version of windows at the bottom of the screen . how can I get rid of that ?does operating system have expire date I bought this at 2013 . Hi, - got to cmd type in wmic path Softwarelicensingservice get OA3xOriginalProductKey to get the windows product key- windows+r then type : slui 3 enter the product key- restart the computer Cheers!




"Education costs money; so does Ignorance"If my post has helped you, click the Kudos Thumbs up!If it solved your issue, Click the "Accept as Solution" button so others can benefit from the question you asked!

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

Here's my situation:

Today I reinstalled windows because it was giving me problems, reinstalled some programs, recovered backed up documents etc. However, I still need to activate windows, but I can't. The product ID shown in my "System" panel is "invalid for activation," and when I try to change it, I cant do that either. I cant change it because (and I forgot to mention, I made this computer so its an OEM version of Vista) the product ID on the sticker that is supposed to go on your case is no longer valid because when I got a new motherboard, I had to call to activate windows. So I guess the question is, who do I call to get a new product ID, and what information do I need to tell them?
Sorry for the longish post but thank in advance

A:Activating Windows...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925616

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I got my Samsung Series 9 repaired and, as a result of some component changes, Windows 8 is no longer activated. Can I use a copy of Windows 8 Pro (which is intended to allow Windows 7, Vista and XP users to upgrade to Windows 8) to activate Windows 8? In other words, will the product key of an upgrade package allow me activate Windows 8, despite it not being an upgrade (my computer came with Windows 8 pre-installed).

A:Activating Windows 8

In this case your first point of contact should be Samsung Support, if you contact them and explain the situation they should organise activation of the pre-installed OS. Microsoft may be an option though pre-installed OS is officially the responsibility of the OEM.

It may be possible to "upgrade" using a retail copy of pro, but then of course you would lose the use of the pre-installed copy that you have already paid for

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I bought a new laptop without an OS. I purchased and installed Windows8. I bought a Windows 8 Pro key, and whenever I try to activate it, it says I need a previous version of Windows in order to activate it. Any ideas on how to activate it w/out installing another OS. Note: I am willing to purchase another key so that I do not have to reinstall Windows.

A:Windows 8 not activating

If you have a valid Win 8 installation and a valid Win 8 Pro Upgrade license key then follow this tutorial and you should be good to go:

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ad-create.html

Good luck and hope this helps you.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I just solved a huge issue with windows 7 installation Freezing before it finished...

Now I am having a issue Activating it Windows 7 Home Premium on this HP G61

Due to the fact that the tag on the bottom of the laptop is worn and unreadable in parts, before I re-installed windows, I used a Product Key Grabber to grab what I thought was my windows key...
(This turned out to be a key registered to an ASUS laptop)

So now I have a fresh installation that needs activation and a half-unreadable product key.

I've read that you can call Microsoft support to activate over the phone, so I called them...
they told me I would have to call HP to get it, since Windows was preloaded on the machine when it was purchased...
So I called HP, after like 15 of trying to understand the lady who was asking random questions, she tells me that I have to purchase an extended warranty for them to read the product key to me, WHICH IS RIDICULOUS.

So my question is, what the hell do I do with this now?
Any advice would be appreciated.

A:Activating Windows 7

Not too sure, but it's either buy an extended warranty or buy Windows 7 and use that product key.

But, don't quote me, just guessing here.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I recently installed a new drive, and need to activate windows again. However, when I go to the wizard, it tells me that the # of registrations have been exceeded, and it doesn't let me. So i clicked on activate by phone, and it doesn't say any #s. It says "Toll free #: (blank)". So I can't get a phone #. Anyone know a site for the #s for activation? The #s are based on location. Thanks.
 

A:Activating windows xp

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

Has anybody had a problem activating their Windows 7 o/s?

A:Activating Windows 7

I've not even managed to find one of my old serials yet

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I changed a few settings in my BIOS (Aperture size form 128 to 256, AGP fast write off) and now I have to activate windows. I lost my key years ago along with the disc. Is there any way to activate windows or find out what my key is?

Also my computer is artifacting, and the heatsink on my graphics card is real hot. I have no idea why, it is factory overclocked so that might have something to do with it. It usually artifacts when I am playing games, which are usually set at or below the recommended settings. I have a BFG Tech 6800.

A:Activating windows

Is it prompting you for the Product Key or just to activate?

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

Hi People

I recently installed a new motherboard and I had to perform a repair install of Windows XP. Now I have to re-activate Windows. I am reminded of this every time I Reboot. However when I click Activate Windows my pc stops at the desktop wallpaper before the icons and taskbar show up. And it stays there and stays there forever until I reboot again.

If I click NO to 'do I want to activate Windows' and click the Windows Star at the bottom right of my taskbar I am directed to a webpage that tells me my copy of windows is not genuine.

I got my copy of Windows directly from Microsoft. I know for a fact it is genuine. So how can I fix this?

When I perform the operation below I don't have an 'activate windows' button on my copy of windows xp. Its not in accessories or anywhere.

Click Start.
Point to All Programs.
Click Activate Windows.

 

A:Windows XP not activating

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I am having a tad bit of a problem with computer, after a bit of hardware upgrades, I noticed that my Windows is no longer activated. And because I got the free upgrade from windows 7 to 10 with the whole update thingy, everything was dandy until now. I am not able to activate it, even though it says on my profile that I have Windows 10 pro on their website, but on my own settings, it says it unactive. So I rather not buy a new windows when I had one that worked before all this...and changing it back wont help any either now.

And here is my secondary question: Not having an activated windows, will this have an impact on how my computer handles programs? Because..it seemingly is!

My games are running smoother..ish...but it really acts up really quick with lag spikes and what not, even though my games are running smoother, and nothing was bad before the hardware upgrade.

PS: I have tried doing what Windows recommend doing when you have had a hardware change:
Settings -> Updates and Securtity -> Activate -> Troubleshoot -> I recently changed hardware on this machine -> (Opens up new window, Microsoft account) -> Reactivate Windows 10 (which finds my computer), and I click, this is the device I'm using -> Unable to acticate Windows, We can't reactive windows on this device. Try again later. You can also activate this device by going to the store andpurchasing a genuine copy of windows.

But technically...I allready had a genuine copy trough t... Read more

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

MY WINDOWS R NOT ACTIVATING 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

i used an activation crack for windows 7 build 7000 when after crack there are no key and statue when i look the propertise.is this correct crack or tell me to crack it.pls give me the link of crack tool if you done it correctly

A:Activating the windows 7

Hello Namila,

Why use a crack, with unkown problems that can come from it, when you can get a Windows 7 Beta product key number directly from Microsoft for free below. Select to download your version of Windows 7 to get a key.

Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program

You will need to have a Windows Live ID and cookies enabled to get one from the link above.

Shawn

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I was given this Sony Viao (VGN- FW373J) laptop. It originally had Vista on it, then windows 7 Ultimate was installed (not sure if upgraded or clean install). I wanted to install 10 on it so I did but I did the clean install....going off information stating that I could do a clean install and using the windows 7 Ultimate key would work and activate it. It doesn't....I get the error message that: "this device doesn't have a valid digital entitlement or product key. Error code: 0x803F7001"

It didn't come with any of the rescue discs and when trying to make them....message said that they had already been made. Which was really weird. So what do I do now?

A:windows 10 not activating

Well, since the free upgrade from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 has expired, looks like you will have to purchase a license for Windows for it.

Just curious, though, did you install Windows 10 Pro?

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I have problem , I have 2 copies of Windows XP and recently have tried to update my Windows ME computer to XP I basically was having trouble with ME and wanted to have all three PCs on the same network using the same OS.

After wasting so many hours trying to get into Dos in Windows ME, I finally figured out how to format it and now I have installed Windows Xp. Everything went pretty smooth until I get to the Activation Screen.

I know have 30 days but I want to have this thing working now once and for all. I have tried to activate it over the phone but the automated system rejects the product key. I tried activating over the net and they tell me the same thing.

The product Key came with the disc. I am in the process of calling Microsoft but I was wondering if anyone knew what could be the problem here?
 

A:Activating Windows Xp

Do I understand that you have 2 copies of XP, but they are installed on 3 PC's?

Can't do that, every PC must have it's own licenced copy. It cannot be installed on more than one PC (or it fails activation).

However that may not be what you actually mean, it's hard to interpret exactly.

But if its a new, unused copy of XP that is failing activation then a phone call is needed.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

When I re-configured my laptop recently, a few days after, I started getting a little pop-up that said I had a certain number of days to activate windows... so I clicked on it numerous times and it said "you have already activated windows, clik ok to exit" ... so I did. The same pop-ups kept happening, and I kept trying, but always the same prompt. So I guess time has expired to activate windows (even though it always said that I already did) and now I cant log in! When I turn on my computer it tries to log on but then It says I must activate my windows before logging on, but then it says I am already activated. Then I try to log on and it repeats the same message. Sorry for the novel guys, but Im desperate to fix this problem! I have windows xp. Any advice will help!
 

A:Activating Windows?

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I bought a used IBM at a sale. Everything was suppose to be ligit with the thing, but when i get it home and plug it up, it goes to the log in/ admin. screen. I click admin. and it asks me to activate windows. I tried calling ibm and they said what it boils down to is that i have to pay $40 to activate windows becouse someone had used the product key on too many computers. I can't even get it to go to the boot screen. when i unplug it and wait.....then plug it back in, it goes streight to the log in/ administrator screen. I know their is a way to get their. Please help. I need to know how to get to the boot screen and if their is a way around paying the $40. Thanks

A:Please help with activating windows.

We can't help you bypass security measures.

Quote:





Originally Posted by Forum Rules


* You may not ask for assistance to circumvent restrictions or security on any computer system or network.
* You may not ask for assistance with any deemed illegal activities such as but NOT restricted to the following:-

* software pirating
* hacking
* password cracking
* keystroke recording software
* assistance with accessing copyrighted software programs
* Leeching on private or public WiFi/Broadband connections




The only way to get it activated is by paying the money. There is always risk associated with buying secondhand computers and you have found out why.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I have a legit copy of windows 7 am I have just attempting to re-install on a computer of mine. I do NOT have it installed anywhere else, I am NOT trying to install the same copy of windows in tandem with another computer. I have also re-installed in the past with zero issues across different hardware setups.

So, I type in my product key and it doesn't appear to work. It never tells me the key is invalid, it just won't accept it current. It prompts me with the typical options to contact MS to buy a new one, etc. I am kind of at a loss now. I have uninstalled from one computer and installed problem free to another in the past without an issue. I don't know why now this is a problem now.

Thoughts?
 

A:Help Activating Windows 7

See if this will answer your ?. Normally a phone call to explain why you needed to change parts of your computer will get you taken care of.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Activating-Windows-frequently-asked-questions
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

Hi erveryone!

i got a problem with Windows XP Prof. SP2 on a "HP 6735s NA853ES".
Normal startup end in a "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA"-BSOD. "Last Known Good Configuration"-feature didn't help. But when i select any other boot-option (safe mode, vga mode, bootlogging) the os starts up perfectly.
updated every driver, tested ram and hard disk with no result.

Anyone any ideas?

thanks!

A:[SOLVED] BSOD on XP SP2 vanishes when activating boot logging

no one?

Read other 10 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

OK I've followed all the steps in the 5-step process. Here's the problem, when I'm typing or even just scrolling in the current window of IE it will de-highlight and become inactive. Sort of like what happens when you get a pop-up but I'm not seeing the pop-ups. Here are my logs. First Active Scan:

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-05-29 16:51:17
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 76
SUSPECTS: 0
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.1.0.394 Yes Yes
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
MALWARE
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location
;===================================================================... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Current window keeps de-activating...some form or spy/malware?

Welcome to TSF.

I don't recommend using file sharing programs like Limewire as they can contribute to malware infections.

Please print the below instructions or copy them to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the order mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.

Download ATF Cleaner at http://www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1
Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program. Under Main choose Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.

If you use the Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose Select All
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

If you use the Opera browser click 'Opera' at the top and choose 'Select All'
Click the Empty Selected button.
NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.

Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.

Run a scan in HijackThis. Check each of the following if they still exist and hit 'Fix Checked' after you checked the last one:

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {1530C3A4-CA76-4F11-B091-C3B77565A91B} - C:\Program Files\ComPlus Applications\fojeru66225.dll
O2 - BHO: BeSideit IE Helper - {83C35173-E029-42f1-9692-0341EE379A0D} - C:\Program Files\QdrDrive\QdrDrive16.dll (file missing)
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {0BF43445-2F28-4351-9252-17FE6E806AA0} - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [spa_start] C:\WINDOWS\System32\Rundll32.exe "... Read more

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

Basically I have having this problem on both computers I want to share. When i type in the ip of the pc I want to connect to, I get the following error:

Then when i press Diagnose I am prompted with the following error message:

So I thought it had something to do with file and printer sharing not being enabled, but when i try to enable it, i get 'RPC Server Unavailable" as below:

***********************************
After searching the net for ages (it seemed like), I have not been able to find a solid solution, I have been told to make sure RPC server is running, which it is, Net TCP/IP helper is running, and when i ping the IP address of the computer, it does comeback with a result, so i know the computer can see it. I am thinking it has something to do with the firewall (which i should mention, i have tried with e firewall enabled, and disabled).

Can anyone shed some light on what could be wrong?

Thanks,
Kaashif
 

A:Solved: Weird problem when activating file sharing

Ok, here is some more information, when i try to star the net share, by excuting the command "NET SHARE" in dos, I get the following error:
The Server service is not started
Is it OK to start it? (Y/N) [Y]: y
System Error 1068 has occured.

The dependency service or group failed to start.

Does this mean anything to anyone?
 

Read other 1 answers