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Q: Windows activation

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

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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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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):
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hello!!!!I bought your laptop DELL Instiron 7737. The purchase was make 12/23/2013.Until now there were no problems and did not attach any importance to some small things.The thing is that with your computer did not have the Windows installation disc.Moreover, nowhere specified key for Windows.For this reason, I can not activate the system after recovery.What do I do in this setuatsii: buy a new license or have another way out full of?
Best regards

Valeriy Kurnosenkov

A:Windows activation key

vkurnosenkov,Which version of Windows are you needing activated? Did you upgrade to Windows 10?

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We have about 30 PC's with embedded BIOS product keys for Windows 7/8.1 (I don't remember which) But I know that if we put a Windows 10 HDD into the same machine and activate it with that BIOS Key it says it's activated. Does that mean that the hardware ID is now registered with Microsoft as a windows 10 Upgrade?

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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
 

A:windows xp activation key

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

A:Windows Activation

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

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I have used windows on my pc for a couple of years, it as suddenly started asking me to validate. I have entered the product code, checked it n times, but it will not recognise it and now will not allow sending email and screen saver drops out?

A:Windows activation

Where did you get this copy of Windows?

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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.
 

A:windows xp activation

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I recently purchased this laptop at a flea market...it has been working just fine but now it is requiring an activation key...I was not given any paperwork etc when I purchased so how would I go about obtaining this key?

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how to get windows activation key
 

A:how to get windows activation key

This is actually a difficult question to answer since you do not provide context. By tghis I mean that you don't describe the situation. For example, do you want to activate a retail copy of Windows which you have installed and cannot locate the key? Do
you want to get the files plus a user license/activation code.
http://www.microsoft.com/canada/windows/genuine/Tim/default.aspx?wt.srch=1
Have a look and give further details of your requirements.
Tom

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Thanks for all your help guys! my pc is "Working again" but while i was locked out my trail 30 day thing ran out. and i know what this means and what it does but i downloaded this copy of windows from the internet. so if i buy a windows 7 DVD can i use that key that comes with the DVD without re-installing Windows 7?

A:Windows activation

We can not help you with Illegal downloaded copies of Windows or their product keys. Read Microsoft's Windows EULA, and the forum rules

Tip buy a copy of Windows.

Thread closed.

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As a Computer Forensics student we are able to download software from Dream Spark. I downloaded a copy of Windows 7 to use on my virtual machine. I originally installed it without the product key. Now, I'm trying to use the key to validate the copy of Windows.
Using your tool for the report it says the grace period has ended. is there anything I can do short of purchasing a key?  Report is below:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-28G87-GJ2XW-4WH4B
Windows Product Key Hash: fXg+HfwkVjeNm9bxiz5Cv8uZ37U=
Windows Product ID: 00371-703-8189995-06482
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {4D1EC3A3-0468-4C83-8DF0-48FED02271A5}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.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 Notific... Read more

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My PC has recently been hit with ransomware. 
 
My Windows Defender was up-to-date but I noticed that my Malwarebytes wasn't and the virus seemed to have slipped through the cracks of my security.
 
I followed the DIY instructions on BleepingComputer on how to get rid of the ransomware, but the instructions were weird. 
 
How were you able to gain access into your PC through "Safe Mode with Networking", when the Windows Act. Pro. is the first thing that blocks you from gaining access the moment you enter your password??
 
I did the "Ctrl + Alt + Del" and I was able to get rid of the Windows Act. Pro. but now all I see is a black screen with "Safe Mode" on each corner of the screen.
 
The instructions seems to go about as if the ransomware never popped up, allowing you to install Malwarebtyes and scan your PC without an issue, yet I can't even do that. I might just format my PC if all else fails. 
 
My question is, how do you bypass WAP in Safe Mode so I can scan my PC for any viruses? I already downloaded Malwarebytes (the latest version) onto my external hard drive (from my laptop), and it's ready to be plugged in and install the anti-virus software. I just need to get into my infected PC on Safe mode
 
I havent made any changes on my motherboard, or CPU.
I use Windows Defender and Malwarebytes.
I use Windows 7 SP1

A:Windows Activation Pro... HELP!?!

I did the "Ctrl + Alt + Del" and I was able to get rid of the Windows Act. Pro. but now all I see is a black screen with "Safe Mode" on each corner of the screen.
 
When you are at this point try to ctrl+alt+delete and go to task manager, then you have the option to start a new task (File -> New task).. write explorer.exe and windows explorer should be started and you will be able to access to your computer/files

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Hi

I switched on my computer and following happened-

A screen with the word Platinum comes up ( never seen this before) and in the bottom corner the words Press tab to switch to post or delete to enter bios. If you press tab the following message appears-

cmos checksum error - defaults loaded
Warning now system is in safe mode
Please reset overlocking features in setup menu.
Press F1 to continue or delete to enter setup.

If you press F1 windows XP logo appears and then the welcome page, after this the following box appears with Windows product Activation and the message-
This copy of windows must be activated with microsoft before you can log on.
Do you want to activate windows ? yes or no.
If you press yes then my screen saver appears but nothing else.
I have left the computer for a number of hours hoping something might happen but it just stays on my screen saver.
Any advice as to what i need to do to resolve this would be much appreciated.

A:Windows activation

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cmos checksum error - defaults loaded




Something has changed in your Bios. Your CMOS battery may need changing.
Restart the computer and press the Del key to enter Setup (Bios)
In the Bios, set it to Failsafe Defaults. Save and Exit. The computer should load into Windows without prompts. If the clock on the computer is off, doesn't keep the correct time, you will need to change the CMOS battery on the motherboard.

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Here is the situation:

New custom build from scratch: purchased chassis, cpu, hd, mb, psu, etc seperately. Also purchased an OEM vers of W7 Ult from NewEgg, knowing that I do not really need MS support. Prior to the purchase, MS customer service told me over the phone, that if I purchased an OEM vers, it would come with a product key, that I could use to activate the OS. But I am having a problem.

I bypassed entering the prod key upon the install, as I did not have the DVD case handy (that's where the prod key is located - on the outside back of the DVD case), knowing full well, I would have the ability to enter it later on.

And this is what I am trying to do now, but it isn't working. Can't activate over the internet; try by phone automated system, no go. Get a rep from the activation dept. on the phone, give him the MS generated activation id (not the prod key), and he tells me this is an invalid id. So, already I am confused, because if the prod key was wrong, I would not have been able to continue. But I was; this tells me that the product key was entered correctly. So now, the rep transfers me to customer service, who takes the case number given to me by the activation dept. rep, and then proceeds to tell me that he can not help me - that he needs to transfer me to the activation dept. "Hold on" I say, and explain the situation. He then transfers me to technical assistance, and when I tell the rep what is going on, he now proceeds to tell me that he has t... Read more

A:Windows 7 activation help, please

Change Windows 7 Key | How to Change Windows 7 Product Key

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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 Guys,

I bought a Sony Vaio (VPCEH) pre loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium a few years back and it recently had a HDD failure so I bought a new one and installed. The laptop didnt come with a disk copy of Windows 7, just the recovery partition on the HDD. Managed to get a vanilla copy of Windows 7 Home Premium and install that with the Key that came with the laptop. 90 days later, Windows said that it wasnt activated. Long story short, the Cert of Authenticity Licence Key isnt from Microsoft, but one Sony uses, although Microsoft have said that the key is genuine, Id have to contact Sony. Been in touch and they put me in touch with a supplier for the correct version of Windows for my machine, but they no longer stock it. So, bit stuck on my options.

All I can think is that I will need to buy a new key.

Do you guys know if I can still get Windows 10 upgrade with what is effectively a trail copy of Windows 7.

Any help appreciated..

Ian


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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VGV87-C7XPK-CGKHQ
Windows Product Key Hash: sdEjrEJjW0FuXAhegYxl8GAkBYg=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00016
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {44C80178-3D4A-4122-BAF9-3BB821E8D508}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x8... Read more

A:Windows 7 Re Activation

Looks to me like you reinstalled WIndows using a retail disk or download, rather than the Sony recovery media.
To be able to do that, you MUST use the Product Key from the COA sticker, and not the one found using any kind of 'Keyfinder' application/program.
You need to change the Product Key to the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case (or inside the battery compartment), using the Change Product Key link at the bottom of the System properties page.
You may need to activate by phone.
If there is no COA sticker on the case, then as far as MS is concerned, the computer is not licensed to run Windows.

You may be able to buy a set of Recovery media from Sony which should work (the SLIC table appears to be present and correct so should activate the Sony Key properly when it's used with the correct installation media)

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When I try to activate Windows Media Center I get an error

"Microsoft out of box experience has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

any suggestions on how I can get my copy activated?

A:Windows Activation

Telephone Activation - if you choose to activate Windows XP using the telephone, you will need to read the 44-digit Product ID to the support representative in the activation center. You will then be given a 42-digit Activation ID, which you have to enter in the activation wizard. The support representative will wait until you finish typing in the Activation ID to ensure that the activation is successful.
http://www.rm.com/Support/TechnicalA...?cref=TEC10739

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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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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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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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Good day all,
Need your help,,,

After installing Windows7 ... Check on ALL CONTROL PANEL to see the remaining days countdown! In fact this part was disappeared! doesn't show! blank!

1/Why is that?
2/How to re active or get that part back?

I would like to see the countdown days at that part,, which will also allow me to active or change key but am currently not able!!

Thanks in advance,,,,

A:Windows activation

open your start menu, right-click COMPUTER and choose PROPERTIES.

Under WINDOWS ACTIVATION, what do you have?

if you see what I've attached, Windows is activated and genuine and there is no "countdown".

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

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

A:Windows DE-activation

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

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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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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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hello! I just bought the asus x550dp laptop two weeks ago and there's something i cant understand.

1. I cant change my background in the metro

it just appeared blur like this and i cant find any solution to fix it

2. I cant open a group in metro

3. I cant download apps from store even when i already registered for windows account
I've asked the windows support team and they told me to activate the windows with product key
but the laptop shows that windows is activated
and i cant find the product key on the box or the laptop

Is there any solution for these problems?

A:windows activation?

If you only just bought it, new, and you have a legitimate copy of Windows. I would advise you take it back to the store of purchase.

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Hello, I have a HP Envy Notebook PC.  Recently, I had to send the Notebook back to factory for repair.  My laptop has since been returned.   THe laptop came with Windows 8.1 installed.  However, a message "Activate Windows: Your product activation key doesn't work".  This is very annoying.  What can I do?

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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.)

A:Windows Activation Box Said...

Quote:




Contact Dell to help resolve the problem

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Hi all,

I have a pc with windows 7 installed.
I own a genuine windows 7 dvd.

My wife has a laptop and would like me to install windows 7 on it as she is not keen on winxp.
Would I be ok installing on her laptop or is this not legal?

simple question but I don't know the answer....

Thankyou.

A:windows 7 activation

1 liscence key for one PC.

If this is a retail version of Windows 7.... The key can be uninstalled from one PC, and installed on another PC.

If this is an OEM version of Windows 7... You are pretty much locked down to the PC you installed it on. You cannot interchange the liscence key.

To answer your question... It would be illegal to install one Windows key on 2 different PC's.

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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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