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Q: Windows 10 activation

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.

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 activation

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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-D3FF6-DBX4C-PMRVR
Windows Product Key Hash: VueNuSXJuhxhHbk14QaOuTKTCxc=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9045901-66993
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {7120EDFC-FBDE-484C-A01B-8088175CA6B8}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-8004... Read more

A:Windows Activation Technologies, computer not running Genuine Windows.

See the notes in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3004394 - it is not advised to uninstall the update if already installed as it may cause other issues.
MS have since released a new patch designed to resolve the issues caused bythe failed patch..

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3024777

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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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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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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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Hello all

Ok i bought windows 7 a while ago and installed it on my laptop.Now that was a while ago,my laptop broke so i built a pc,installed the same windows 7 on it but its saying im illegal ussing the same copy on two computers , (but im not) is there a way round this or am i gunna have to dish out another ?70

Thankyou for reading this and helping me

Jon

A:My Windows 7 activation

Hello Jon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and read the link below and post back with your full unedited MGADiag report. This will help us to be able to help.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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

A:Windows XP Help (Activation)

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

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My downloaded copy of Win 8 pro using the key i was given works fine and installs fine and activates on a dual boot or also just on a single boot etc. I tried it also in a virtual programe but in this Win 8 needs to be activated and will not on the same key. Is this because it thinks the virtual machine is a different computer?

Also i have had to re-install windows quite a few times on my computer and have had no trouble with doing this and i was wondering How does it know my computer is the same one as i re-formated my drive before re-installing, As Windows 8 activation always seems to activate ok

Hope this makes sense
Thank You

A:Activation - Windows 8

Are you trying to run Windows 8 from within Windows 8? It would seem to me, that you would have to use a VHD of Win 8 MADE by MS for Virtualization, it would have it's own "activation" -But if you are using Windows 8 from within Windows 8 and trying to use the same Prod Key for Both - THAT will not work, One or the other will be de-activated. You can't have two Windows 8 on the same network using the same product key using the same Microsoft/Skydrive Login - Both will become deactivated, it's a licensing conflict.

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This seems to be a very old problem but I still can't get a satisfied solution. After downloading, installing and using this OS for 2 weeks, I kept receiving the warning which said: "Your Windows Product need to be activated..." If I clicked Yes, a frame appeared and said that "Windows is already activated". If I click No (at the last day), I was unable to use the OS anymore. Could anyone show me the solution for this? (I heard that the corporate version does not need activation, is it true?) Thanks all

A:Windows XP Activation

if you downloaded your OS, I don't think there is anything we can do for you....

If your looking for a free OS try Linux.

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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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I was having windows 8.1....AROUND 25 DAYS BACK my wifi port stoped working.. it was in disabled position... i reinstalled it bt still was not working and when i checked from device manager it was written "there is no problem with this and is working properly" but it wasnt and then the LAN port was also not working so i culd get it wb graded by 10 to check whether it works or not... so i gave my laptop to my offices  hardware support centreon 16/03 . They installed windows 10 pro i dont know how... i guess bt external cd or by windows 7 .. now my windows is not activated... and i need to activate it asap...There is one recovery option in update and security section of pc's setting which i can use within one month of upgradation. It states that "If pc is not working well resetting it might help. this lets you choose whether to keep your file or remove them and then reinstalls window" .It will work or not?? now one more problem is  that i am haing around 150gb data in my laptop which is verry verry much imp to me.. and i cant effort to loose it and even worse i dont have any  external hard disc so that i can transfer my file  or take a recovery... this option says that file wont get deleted bt i i am having two patitions on my disk.. 1 of which was created after windows 10 was installed and i dont know which disk will b secured E or F,, now what should i do??.. will this recovery thing  work&nb... Read more

A:regarding windows 10 activation

Hi Step 1 Create Recovery media, I suggest DVD's, to re-install OS at a later date. Step 2 Backup your data, either to about 30 DVD's or perhaps use a 128 gig SD card which is slow like a DVD. Step 3  OR consider shrinking the C:\ partition and creating a 250 gig  Data partition. When your Hard Drive fails just how important is your data?  How will you recover it from a DEAD HDD?  So make a backup plan now and carry it thru. NOW if you have done Step 1 you can consider rolling back to W 8.X if you wish, if you have also done Step 2 then you can roll back and consider your position from there. Without a set of RECOVERY MEDIA and a DATA Backup you will be in the sad state of a broken system.  So please ask again when you have done something positive about your OS and Data.



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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):
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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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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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In january I bought a new pc. And my friend put a licenced windows 8.1. Then came the upgrade to windows 10. And evrything was ok. A while after I got windows 10 I had to get a new mother board (my old one died) and now it say's in the right corner that i have to activate windows.

I tried the help desk and other forums and they said that the only way was to re-instal win 8.1 activate it and then upgrade to win 10. is there any other way ?
I read something about a activation fix that microsoft will release?

Thank you for your time.

A:Windows 10 activation.

Enter your Win 8 key (assuming it's retail and has transferability)

With the new version there is no need to go through the whole upgrade malarky.

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whenever I activate win 8 consumer preview , it displays ''error code 0*80072EE2Error description: The operation timed out.''someone please help me!

A:Windows activation

Hello Mir Tabraiz,

Sorry, but the Windows 8 Consumer Preview expired on January 15th 2013. You will no longer be able to activate it.

You'll need to either purchase Windows 8, or go back to whatever you had installed before.

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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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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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Tonight, I was working on my cousin's computer, who had a virus, and who did not have any recovery discs or windows discs. I had to reinstall XP. I copied her windows key down with a program called Belarc Advisor, then began to reformat using MY XP disc. Little did I know, you have to use the key that was issued with the disc. Back to my house and back. So now she has Windows installed, but I didn't activate it because I don't know how - or if there is a way - to call Microsoft or something and use her Win XP key, instead of mine that was used when installing.

Surprisingly, when I entered the activation code on the phone, the automated voice gave me a new code, no questions asked, despite me having used this copy of XP in the past. (Is XP support discontinued now?)

If I should want to use my copy of XP again (I'm not using it right now), I don't want to run into validation problems and have her need to buy a copy of Windows out of the blue because I needed to use mine. I don't know if this will happen - I'm not sure on how validation and product keys work.

Can anyone tell me how to change the key over to hers, or if I'll be running into any trouble? As I've said, we both have perfectly legal keys of XP, and I could even call Microsoft and have them verify them if I had to. I just had to use my disc because I seem to be the only one that understands how important it is to keep up with installation discs and keys.

A:Windows activation - please help

if it is your disk and your code and you do not plan to give it to your cousin, then it is an illegal install.

You will need the proper xp version in order to use her key. Did the computer not have a hidden partition? Usually if a computer did not come with recovery disks theen there is a hidden partition where you can do a reinstall. Exactly what computer maker and model?

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Is there any way to skip the activation window???

A:windows XP pro. Activation...

Yes...activate your Windows installation.

I sincerely hope you're not looking at ways to bypass the activation procedure.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/rules.php

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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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So this virus infected me sadly. I have tried opening the Troubleshooting stuff and it seems WAP blocked all of them. I CANT EVEN DO CTRL+ALT+DELETE! Please I need help. ;(

A:Windows Activation Pro (WAP)

HI DreadLord101,
 
I'll be helping you fix your issues.
 
Please understand that I am in training and work with other qualified people to ensure you get the best advice. Sometimes this can take as long as 48 hours.
 
I will respond as soon as possible with your first instructions.
 
TsVk!

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I really need some help. I have gotten the windows activation pro virus and do not know how to remove it. I cannot restore to a previous version as there are no saves. If i try to go into the task manager i cannot see the task manager to kill the virus (if thats how you do it). I would really like for someone to help guide me through. All the guides i have seen were either confusing or didn't work.Thanks!Edit: Moved topic from Windows 10 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Windows Activation Pro

I believe i may have fixed it. I booted into system recovery with networking, opened iexplore, and used spyhunter 4. it is still scanning and at this point it has found 1330 threats. Ill reply with the result.

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I have a question, not necessarily a problem. Last night I installed Nero and when I restarted, Windows XP Home came up and told me that I have made significant changes to my system since Windows was activated. (I bought and installed XP home version sometime between Xmas and New Year's, so I've had it about a month.) It wanted me to reactivate windows withing 3 days. I was a little confused, but tried to reactivate, but was informed that my code had exceeded its limits and to get a new one. I had a choice of phone numbers to call, but since it was later in the evening, thought I would do it first thing this morning. This morning I repeated what I did last night cause I could find the list of numbers. This included going online. I was waiting for the next info page to load and noticed at the top of the screen that it had been successfully reactivated. Last night I re-entered my code. This morning I didn't. I don't understand what happened and why I would have to reactivate to start with. I am curious about this and wonder if anybody else has had this happen. I hope I don't have to reactivate every time that I make changes. That would suck.
Thanks.
 

A:Windows XP activation

Typically you only have to reactivate after major changes. I think it is up to 10 hardware devices? Normally you'll get that if you swap out a mobo or change a lot of hardware. As for the key being used too many times, you can just call and they will give you another to type in.
 

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Hi.guys im new here ive been searching for my windows activation key and couldnt find it and then i dowloaded a key finder app and found my key and used it but the system says the code is invalid..can anyone help me?

A:windows 8.1n activation key

Which keyfinder did you use? Did it say it's a Windows 8.1 N key and do you have that version installed?

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http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll205/Marinakoko17/asgnioasgh.png
 
After I took a bath, the "Activate Windows" notice appeared. I am using a Windows 8 Pro (Build 9200) and have a Win8 Pro key. Whenever I input a Pro key, that error appears. It only happened today, but not before.
 
Does Refreshing PC affects the Activation Key?

A:Windows 8 Activation

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

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This just happened out of the blue the other night. I get the pop up windows needs to be activated in 3 days message and when I boot the system I get the "since windows was 1st activated the hard drive has changed significantly message."

Computer actually works ok except no sound.

I ran nuke-m ten mbam:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.04.29.03

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
Paul :: PAUL-C5D256C778 [administrator]

4/29/2012 9:56:22 AM
mbam-log-2012-04-29 (09-56-22).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 293740
Time elapsed: 53 minute(s), 41 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 5
HKCR\Interface\{77777777-7777-7777-7777-770077227758} (Adware.GamePlayLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKCR\TypeLib\{44444444-4444-4444-4444-440044224458} (Adware.GamePlayLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKCU\SOFTWARE\I WANT THIS (PUP.GamesPlayLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\mpfapcdfbbledbojijcbcclmlieaoogk (PUP.GamesPlayLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432No... Read more

A:Windows Activation bug

Have you changed any hardware lately?

Did you try to re-activate? You may have to use the phone system.

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After I wiped my PC, due to a virus, I receive a message saying 'Activate Windows'. This pops up every 3 hours and takes me out of whatever I'm doing. I have been on Windows support and the people said they cant do anything. I have Windows 8.1 pro now because I got automatically upgraded. Now I have spent over 3 months following all guides and they're all different from what my problem is. I am willing to spend time with anyone who can help me with this VERY frustrating problem!! Thank you to anyone who can respond!

A:Windows Activation

Hi, did you get it shipped with windows 8? You may need to install windows 8 with your original serial and then upgrade manually to 8.1. Let me know how you get on!

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my acer was destroyed by my little sister after she got mad at me for asking an stupid question in front of her friends"did u put your smelly bed sheets in the wash room?". Why did i provoke satan...just like family to know what u love then kill it....did not cry...physically but my soul did...
will after she throw it across the world, i gathered up the parts and put them in an bag
the next day my friend gave me his old HP laptop for we can play mmo together again, but it did not have an hard drive so i put my hopefully still working hard drive in it
"its alive" it worked fine,after i downloaded drive software online.

so the window activation key thing comes up saying its invalid then it goes on to say that i should type the key form the sticker on the key board.
my sister tore the sticker off years ago....so i bring up system through control panel. an their is an window activation key already there....i click it and it say not valid.
so i goto Microsoft.com/genuine to check validation and it says
Validation Incomplete

The validation service is unable to determine whether this copy of Windows Vista is genuine.



what does that mean...it never did this on my acer....or i never noticed it i guess

help if you can plz,
--Nerd Life--wounder y most of us can't c?

A:windows activation key HELP PLZ

Hello Drew, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Unfortunately, with a OEM copy of Vista, that came preinstalled on your laptop, the product key number is permanently tied to the original computer (your broken laptop) that it was first installed on and can only be activated on it. You will not be able to use that product key number on any other computer.

You might contact HP to see if you may be able to get a replacement installation DVD with it's product key for that HP laptop's model and serial number. This way you may be able to do a factory restore with it to have it's original OS installed. Depending on how much they want to charge you for this, it may or may not be cheaper to just buy a full retail copy of Vista to use instead.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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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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Can I activate windows to go created from windows 8 pro with my genuine 8 key?

A:Windows to go activation

Hello Patrapinak, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sorry, but no. You would need a genuine Windows 8 Pro key to activate it.

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I bought Windows 7 Home Premium. Installed Win732, actually reformatted last night, and this is a legit copy, I paid $300 for this or somewhere around that... but this reformat I am having problem... I am getting this every hour..View image for the error I am getting..

A:Windows Activation

James,
Welcome to SevenForums.

What version of Win 7 is currently installed on your system?

WINVER.EXE will tell you.

What did you buy for ~$300?

Where did you buy the illegal version?

Did you buy a dvd?

compare that dvd physically to a win 7 dvd at a known reputable dealer.

Where was the Product code that you had to enter?

What I'm saying is you most probably have an illegal version.

Go back to where you bought the CD.DVD and best in the accompanyment of a representative of the police and ask them to refund/replace or demonstrate to you that the software is installable.

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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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Hello!I bought my Lenovo laptop with preinstalled Windows 8.1.About a year ago some problems accoured and I consulted with IT specialist, he reinstalled Windows and my computer worked just fine after that. About a month ago computer showed a message indicating that Windows is not activated. I opened computer settings and it showed an error 0x8007007B.The problem is that I don't know where my product key is. I conntacted Microsoft support and they said that I don't have correct OIM (or OEM?) and that the reinstallation proccess was made wrongly.Is it possible to get the product key / license or something that helps me re-activate Windows 8.1?Thanks!

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hii
i am using hp laptop,with a operating system windows 7,from today morning my screen turn black and all files which are in desktop are vanished automatically and also i cant save any wallpaper in the desktop screen.

so please help me out from this problem to activate the windows 7.
 

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If i want to activate 1000 windows 7 through kms how can i do i t?   

I dont want to go to every pc and run slmgr command ??? is there any solution through which i can activate 1000 windows 7 machines at a same time 

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