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Activate Windows Watermark - Activation failed?

Q: Activate Windows Watermark - Activation failed?

Hello everyone,
This is my first post in this forum.So I have a HP notebook which had came up with preinstalled win 8.1 Single Language.I waited when windows 10 upgrade notification started coming up until today I upgraded.

Since I have a very low Speed connection(80-100Kbps download speed),I preferred to download the ISO file of Windows 10.It is Windows 10 Home Version build 1511.I mount it up on upgraded to windows with keeping my personal files and settings intact.

Now,the "activate windows" watermark is showing up at the bottom of the screen.I did tried to activate windows but it failed with error 0xc004f074.I check this website's forum and someone suggested to activate the windows by inputting your windows 8.1 product key.I found it out by shadowkey plus.But the 0xc004f210 comes up "you are running windows 10.The product key you entered cannot be used to activate this edition".I am stuck here unable to rectify the activation situation.Someone please enlighten me here....

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I have had windows 10 since the free update and have had no problems with activating it. it has worked flawlessly with no problems (maybe a few but that's besides the point) and have never had to deal with this stupid "activate windows" watermark. Now out of the blue i have to activate windows (which i have already done like a year ago) and have to put up with this stupid watermark. Now im not sure if ive deleted some important files or if my product key has changed somehow but can someone help me asap, i need to get rid of this watermark, its so distracting

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I have a watermark that says, "Activate Windows Go to Settings to activate Windows". I upgraded from windows 7 and then I replaced my cpu and mother board a month ago and now this message appears and I do not have a product key to activate it with.

A:How to remove "Activate Windows" watermark?

Hi Bumzz

I'm not sure if I will be able to help you with your problem entirely as it seems that the most likely solution would be to buy a new product key.

What I am wondering is had you activated Windows 7 before you upgraded? What version of Windows 7 did you have before you upgraded?

I am not entirely sure if replacing your cpu and motherboard would make a difference unless you have a OEM product key which is specifically bound to your computer when you purchase it. I am thinking that this is the most likely scenario and unfortunately you might have to go purchase another key or get someone to embed your previous product key into the new motherboard (I am not sure if this is physically possible). This will require you to look at the UEFI firmware on your old motherboard.

Have a look at this tutorial

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Hi everyone!

I installed a clean RTM 7600 (or at least that is what I hope I did). I did not activate during install, and after 30 days I got the reminder that I should activate... However, at the same time, I also got a watermark on the desktop saying "This copy is not original...".

I then re-armed and rebooted: I got a pop-up message again saying that the copy may not be original; I clicked OK, and now the watermark on the desktop is gone.

Is this normal?

Thanks,
diodorus

A:Activation, re-arm and watermark

Is this an offical image from Microsoft? Or did you download it from some third-party? If the later case, then sure this could be normal behavior.

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A few months ago I upgraded my Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro via the free upgrade promotion. For the first few months I experienced absolutely zero problems. A few days ago, the "Activate Windows" watermark appeared on my screen. Upon checking my activation settings I got a notification saying that I don't have a valid digital license or product key - which makes no sense, since I got the digital license directly from Microsoft. Below is an image of the window.

The troubleshooter gave me the following message:



I also tried to reinstall Windows 10 Pro, but every time it stopped at 40% progress for the following reason:

Some other notes:

Before all this happened, I received a notification that my C: Drive needed to be repaired. I ran the drive repair utility which stated that the repair was successful. This happened about a day before I started having problems.

The only hardware change I've made since upgrading was a new GPU, with a clean install on its drivers.

I don't recall which (if any) Microsoft account I linked this digital license to. I haven't been logging into Windows with a Microsoft account.

My previous version of Windows was Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, which I still do have the product key for.

I received remote assistance from a Microsoft technician, but he wasn't able to resolve my issue. He did give me a Windows 10 Pro product key which didn't work when entered in activation settings.
Are my system files corrupt? Anything else I should tr... Read more

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An hour ago i tried my windows key, it didn't work. i just tried it then and now it's working.

Can someone please explain this to me.

Thanks alot gregrocker, you're a life saver!

A:3 Days Until automatic activation. Activate windows now.

Hi Matt -

Did you buy a copy of Win7 from your school? Is this a retail copy of Win7 or is it one which is activated by the school's IT department?

If it's a retail copy then with the Product Key you should have been given at purchase you can follow the steps in this link to Clean Install Windows 7. Be sure to boot the disk: How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

If it's an organization's Enterprise copy, consult your School on how to activate it.

Ask back any questions you have as we will help you set it up so it runs perfectly.

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After many, MANY clean installs due to a misdiagnosed problem (it was a power supply issue, not a hard drive one) my stupid Windows CD key stopped being legit. I guess. I've been having to call in EVERY TIME to activate. Well the most recent reinstall made me lazy and I let the activation month period run down. I thought I'd do it at the last minute.. why not?

Well at 10 days my son asked why I hadn't activated. He said he could bypass the activation through Regedit and so I let him try.

BAD. IDEA.

The activation key in the icon bar disappeared and when manually opening the activation screen, it says it's already been activated. I thought I was good to go, but after a couple of days I started getting a countdown when I logged in. You know, You only have 5 days left to activate Windows.

I thought that was bizarre because I couldn't activate it otherwise, so I ignored it. Well today I've reached 0 and I can't log in. Period.

When I attempt to log in it says I need to activate, pressing no logs me out. Pressing yes opens the activation window that says it's already been activating.. pressing ok to that just logs me out and the same thing happens. I can still log into Safe Mode. Are there any fixes for this, or do I have to reinstall AGAIN?

I hate this so much.
 

A:Windows Activation: Already activated but it still asks to activate.

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Hi,
The KMS activation counter is set to 25 and because of this we have around 8 machines pending for activation. Can we reset the counter and increase the count for the activation

Naresh Malhotra System Admin India, GGN

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Hi,

3 days ago I update my HW (MB, CPU, RAM & SSD), so after reinstalling all drivers and after couples of reboots I was awaited by this message on desktop "Activate Windows, go to setting and activate windows." so I do that I go to "Settings/Update & Security/Activation" there I select "troubleshoot" and than select "I change hardware on this device recently" and after that I get message "Unable to Activate Windows / We can't reactivate Windows as our servers aren't available right now. Wait for a few minutes or try adding your Microsoft account again."

What can I do next, has anyone have any solution?

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I have just completed building my new PC. Details listed
Firstly besides the various hardware items, both the HDD and the Windows 8.1 64 bit (with free Win 10 upgrade) OS had been intended for my new PC, which was necessary to replace my personal PC which had been stolen from my premises in a robbery some months ago.
Now in the interim a family member donated Acer Veriton X270 machine less HDD and OS to assist me with continuous connectivity.
Now the problem I have is that after installing the HDD and OS I activated the retail version of Windows 8.1 with the intention of upgrading to Windows 10 on when it was released. Unfortunately I discovered that I was unable to upgrade due to the Acer machine not having sufficient graphics.
To make matters worse the Acer PC failed to boot this morning due to a PSU failure.
I have installed both the HDD and OS into my new machine and receive the following message when I attempt to activate Windows:
"This product key is being used on another PC. Please try another key."
I now look forward to receiving any comments that could assist me in resolving this matter without my having to incur any further expense.

A:Failed to activate Windows

Originally Posted by Wilbri


"This product key is being used on another PC."



How to transfer Windows 8/8.1 license to new computer. -> link






The activation page shows the following message (see screenshot below):

This product key is being used on another PC. Please try a different key.

Note: Click on the Call support option (see screenshot below).

Note: The activation robot asks you how many PC's you have installed Windows on. The correct answer is number 1.

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my friend installed windows 8 pro 32-bit on his laptop, but the key code didn't work and then the "windows activation" show error code : 0xc004c003, can you help me ?

A:failed activate windows 8

Originally Posted by ucing9a


my friend installed windows 8 pro 32-bit on his laptop, but the key code didn't work and then the "windows activation" show error code : 0xc004c003, can you help me ?



How did your friend purchase windows 8??

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Good Day,Sir/Mam.
I bought my Laptop(Dell)with Windows 7(Pro) from India in 2013. Now I am at Bangladesh. After I reinstalled Windows,I have been repeatedly failing to activate Windows with the Activation Code(which I received on buying Laptop+Windows). It shows
following Error Message:
Error code=0x80072f8f
Description=A security error occurred
Followings are my Laptop's Details:
DELL LATITUDE E6430
SERVICE TAG: CGNS5Z1
EXPRESS SERVICE CODE: 27128792125
CUSTOMER ID: 782714124
REGISTRATION NO: P25G001
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-9204231-16827
Notably,recently I repaired my Laptop by replacing it's Motherboard & Proccessor.
Kindly help me out & oblige me,thereby,please.
Thank you & Kind Regards.
Primary Email: [email protected]; Secondary Email : [email protected]

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My enterprise has perchased many licenses of Windows 7 Pro.  including KMS activation license key.  And I have deployed the KMS activation infrastructure in my enterprise network.
Recently, we bought a set of Opliplex 3010 , 7010 & 9010 PCs, nearly 100 PCs. All of them are N-series without pre-installed Windows 7 by Dell factory.
I tried deploy OS and many enterprise APPs to these PCs through network , using MDT.

The OS image I used in MDT is Window 7 Pro Volume License Edition which was from Microsoft volume license site. But the KMS method cannot activate Windows 7 Pro. on Optiplex 3010, 7010, 9010 .

After deployment, the PCs telled that the the volume license key is invalid, MAK is required. Windows cannot be activated. 

But the issue has never come out on any other computers of our enterprise before.
I have been searching for the solution on internet, but get nothing. And some one said that the BIOS somewhere is locked or modified by Dell to prevent
prated operating system. But the OS and KMS we are using is lawful.
Can any one tell me how to activate our volume licensed Windows 7 Pro. by the KMS infrastructure in my enterprse? Thanks!

A:Volume license activation (KMS infrastructure) cannot activate Windows 7 Pro. on Optiplex 3010, 7010, 9010 ?

Hi,
did you purchase these computers without any OEM Windows license?
Volume Licensing agreements only offer "upgrade", not "full" - an existing license such as OEM, will have the necessary SLIC table in BIOS populated, and this is usually what VL products look for, to confirm legitimacy.
You can use the MGADiag utility from MS to confirm the SLIC table in BIOS has been populated.
Without the SLIC table populated in BIOS, it may be necessary for you to use MAK not KMSDon
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This helps the community, keeps the forums tidy, and recognises useful contributions. Thanks!)

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Hi,

My computer's SSD failed, and I just bought a SSD and installed Windows 10 on it. However, it is not activated. I originally had Windows 7, then installed Windows 8 Pro, then upgraded to Windows 10. This is all legal.

However, I ran a BIOS product key checker on my computer, and it shows that I don't have a product key in my BIOS. Is there anything I can do?

This is also quite an old machine (from 2007), would it support BIOS product key?

Any help?

A:Can't activate Windows 10 after replacing failed SSD

What version of Windows 10 did you install?

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Hi,

My computer's SSD failed, and I just bought a SSD and installed Windows 10 on it. However, it is not activated. I originally had Windows 7, then installed Windows 8 Pro, then upgraded to Windows 10. This is all legal.

However, I ran a BIOS product key checker on my computer, and it shows that I don't have a product key in my BIOS. Is there anything I can do?

This is also quite an old machine (from 2007), would it support BIOS product key?

Any help?

A:Can't activate Windows 10 after replacing failed SSD

What version of Windows 10 did you install?

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Hello, I had replaced my harddrive after it failed a few day ago, and I tried to reinstal windows 8 with my recovery disk. However, the setup is not pulling the Activation Key from the BIOS and w8 computers do not come with activation keys. What can be done to resolve this issue? So far I have used the Generic W8 key to at least install windows on the new drive, but I am stuck because I cannot activate. Any help is greatly Appreciated.

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Windows Product Key Hash: LVfmE2BrV36Gw1iwVgO5ouTh5Gk=
Windows Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA576
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: N/A, hr=0x8007007a
ID: {9B026407-DE5A-4FF8-BA9C-4062D6C90179}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 10 Home
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 10240.th1.150819-1946
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: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics:

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compati... Read more

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Windows Product Key Hash: LVfmE2BrV36Gw1iwVgO5ouTh5Gk=
Windows Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA576
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: N/A, hr=0x8007007a
ID: {9B026407-DE5A-4FF8-BA9C-4062D6C90179}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 10 Home
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 10240.th1.150819-1946
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: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics:

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compati... Read more

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I had an activated Windows 10 Home Single Language before this. Now, it's just Home. I updated through the Media Tool. I didn't find any option for the Single Language. So, I downloaded and installed the Home version. Could this be the problem?


 

A:Windows 10 Activation Failed

In this link you can download Windows 10 Home Single Language: Tech Bench
And, yes, that's the problem, you have a diferent edition.
 

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Hi forum im having a problem with my windows 10 home pc. It is failing to activate after i have done an inplace upgrade on the same version........How to fix this?

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I have an Inspiron 3542 laptop that I just upgraded to Windows 10. The update completed but now the device is saying Windows 10 needs to be activated. The error message reads: "Activation failed because this device doesn't have a valid digital entitlement or product key. Error code: 0x803f7001". This is a Windows 7 Pro device purchased from Dell in 2014.  I tried calling the help line but they bumped me over to a fee for service help line because I am out of warranty.  If they sold me a device with an invalid key shouldn't that be on them to correct regardless? 
Is there a simple fix to this.  It was activated and running fine before this upgrade attempt.  Should I just revert it to 7 Pro and leave it alone?

A:Windows 10 Activation failed

Al Owther, 
Below is information to hopefully get your Windows 10 activated.
How to troubleshoot Product Activation in Windows 10:
This Activation Error Code 0x803F7001 in windows 10 is caused if you Clean install Windows 10 using flash drive. This Error may also occur if you update your BIOS. 
Possibly there can also be issue with Microsoft activation Server and thus you are shown that your windows is not activated, In this case you can only wait and verify if it is the issue from Microsoft's side or the recent changes that you made to your PC.
You can try the steps below to activate by phone.

Step 1: Keep holding Windows key and Press R key to open up Run Command.

Step 2: Type Slui 4 in the Run Windows that pops up and hit Enter.

Step 3: Next you will require to Select your Country/Region, So do it and Click Next.

Step 4: You will be Presented with Toll Free number, Use your Phone now and dial the Number to get the Confirmation ID.

Step 5: Once you get the Confirmation ID numbers, Enter them in A to H Field Exactly the way they are Provided.

Step 6: Now Click on Activate, That's all !!!
Follow the Cycle Again: 
In this method you will be required to follow the Cycle of Installing Windows 7/8 or 8.1 whichever OS you have with Product key. Then after its done, Download Windows Media Creation tool and Use "Upgrade this PC" Feature to Upgrade your PC from your Curre... Read more

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Hi guys, i have recently just installed a new ssd alongside old hdd( old boot drive). Everything was installed smoothly. However when i tried to activate my windows 7 ultimate oem on new ssd . There is some error. Would you guys please help? I have deactivated the key on old boot drive. Besides, i have tried to activate it through phone but doesnt see any of the option. I have tried enable it from cmd(slui.exe 4 method) .Thanks.

Below is my MGAdiag report


Code:

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {02C2D92E-FBCA-4D34-A886-7D3A5E88E1FC}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
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 =... Read more

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can anybody help me? it is my windows activation is not available now;
Windows activation
Status Not Available
Product ID: Not Available
it happened so suddenly. before, its windows activation was going okay but suddenly it became like this. i was just shock that in my desktop it is already written "Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not genuine". please help me, im so worried :'(
my OS is win7 home basic SP1 64bit.
please please please please pleasehelp me :'(

A:Windows Activation Failed

lovely09,

Welcome to the forums. Follow the steps in this link. Step 7 is important, do you have an error code?

Activation
EDIT
Follow Golden's post, I linked the wrong tutorial

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Hi guys,
I have a problem with the windows 10 activation;
3 days ago I purchased this laptop, turned it on and initialized it, windows was active;
yesterday I dot the latest windows updates, including that one that looks like a brand new SO installation with multiple reboots and when it finally ended (after more than 2 hours) my SO was not activated anymore.
When I open "settings" and click on "activate windows" I can see the error 0x8007007b; clicking the Activate button does nothing.
I found some guides googling around but before I start copy/pasting the product key they say I can retrieve using
powershell "(Get-WmiObject -query ?select * from SoftwareLicensingService?).OA3xOriginalProductKey"
I'd like to know if there's a simplier. maybe more specific for this product, solution.
 
Some extra infos about my pc and license:
1: when I first booted it got windows 10 home already installed and was activated
2: I got a sticker under the laptop with the windows logo but there is no key
3: no key in the few paper manual in the package either
4: laptop is a g50 80 with i3-5005u
 
 
I've got an extra question.
using the lenovo companion I see that my warranty started the 01 september 2015 even if I just purchased it from a phisical store near where I live and the package was sealed.
The first day I got it afted around 4hours I installed Piriform's Defraggler and looked around in the SMART section and I noticed I had 8hours uptime, so I think it was turned on at so... Read more

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Hi guys,I have a problem with the windows 10 activation;3 days ago I purchased this laptop, turned it on and initialized it, windows was active;yesterday I dot the latest windows updates, including that one that looks like a brand new SO installation with multiple reboots and when it finally ended (after more than 2 hours) my SO was not activated anymore.When I open "settings" and click on "activate windows" I can see the error 0x8007007b; clicking the Activate button does nothing.I found some guides googling around but before I start copy/pasting the product key they say I can retrieve usingpowershell "(Get-WmiObject -query ?select * from SoftwareLicensingService?).OA3xOriginalProductKey"I'd like to know if there's a simplier. maybe more specific for this product, solution. Some extra infos about my pc and license:1: when I first booted it got windows 10 home already installed and was activated2: I got a sticker under the laptop with the windows logo but there is no key3: no key in the few paper manual in the package either4: laptop is a g50 80 with i3-5005u  I've got an extra question.using the lenovo companion I see that my warranty started the 01 september 2015 even if I just purchased it from a phisical store near where I live and the package was sealed.The first day I got it afted around 4hours I installed Piriform's Defraggler and looked around in the SMART section and I noticed I had 8hours uptime, so I think it was turned on at some point, I think ... Read more

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OK, so I used the MCT to build a USB install. Booted from USB and was offered four options: Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Home, Win 10 Home single language edition, Win 10 Education.

I clean installed, used my MS Account and Windows failed to Activate. Error Code 0x87E105DC.

Google gives me Xbox results.

Hoping that it's an activation server issue.

A:MS Account and Windows failed to Activate. Error Code 0x87E105DC.

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Hi, I just did recovery for my t450s. Before the recovery i have no problem about windows 10 pro licence, i had already licence. After the recovery, there will be a problem about licence. When i enter the system informations the system is licenced but when it will start the windows it says "your licence is expiring soon". Can anyone help me ?

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Hi, I just did recovery for my t450s. Before the recovery i have no problem about windows 10 pro licence, i had already licence. After the recovery, there will be a problem about licence. When i enter the system informations the system is licenced but when it will start the windows it says "your licence is expiring soon". Can anyone help me ?

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My new ThinkPad X260 which I ordered during Black Friday was arrived, but I have got an issue when I try to activate the Windows 10 Pro on this machine. The Error Code is: 0xC004C008 (the product key you entered has already been used on a different device). Has anyone experienced the same issue? Please advise how to resolve the case! I had managed to contact Lenovo Support and they gave me ticket number for this case: 4037q97. Anyone can give me advise how to proceed with the ticket number provided....?

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Hello,I've been using my T450s for 3 years. All this time It's been running on a Windows 10 Pro. Today, suddenly I got a notification that the "Windows is not activated" with the error code: 0xC004C003. According to the Windows 10 troubleshoot, my laptop has a Windows 10 Home digital licence! I did my best to fix the problem but wasn't successful. What should I do now?Thanks in advance.

A:T450s Windows 10 Pro Activation Failed

I would try calling Microsoft volume license activation.That may NOT be the most correct number to call, but if not hopefully they can re-direct you if needed. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/existing-customer/activation-centers Perhaps you will get  better answer, if not, give this a go! If my post answers your question, please mark it as an?Accepted Solution?!If my post helps you, please click the star to give it a "Kudo"!In a galaxy far far away, a long time ago I worked for IBM for many years.Currently I do not work for, nor do I speak for either Lenovo or IBM. 

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I have T450 came with Windows 7 pro downgraded from Window 10 pro about 4 years before, and I cannot use either Win 10 or Win 7 with this machine anymore after formatting HDD. It was being used with factory installed Win 7pro for a while, then due to the virus related issue, I low level formatted the HDD this year. Since then I was trying to use the facory recovery USB key that came from Lenovo, but the recovery key from Lenovo was actually Win 10 pro instead of Win 7 pro; which was fine if I could activate the Win 10 licese properly.  After Win10 factory recovery was done with the USB key, the activation window says that "The product key used on this PC didn't work with this edition of Windows. You might need to get in touch with the store or company you bought Windows from, enter a different product key, or go to the Store to buy genuine Windows. Error code: 0xC004C060". I contacted Microsoft, and they traced the license key in the BIOS of the laptop, then told me that "The product key in your machine exceeded the maximum quantity of PC for activation. Please contact Lenovo to get proper license key." I contacted Lenovo support, but I could not get any help from the support except telling me that my laptop is now out of warranty. What should I do here? Should I purchase a new Win 10 licese again? Please help.

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Hi,
 I bought a Dell Inspiron 5559 with pre-installed wiondows 10 home edition. After finish windows setup, an error messaje came up ¨Activation of windows 10 home failed because "the product key used in this pc did not work with this edition of windows'". I contact dell support and they suggested me to re-install win10 which i did but the problem is still there. Any clue Please.

Thanks in advance..

A:Activation of windows 10 home failed

Activation key is embedded in the computer and you do not have access to it. Did you mistakenly enter a key? That is not necessary. The Activation will automatically scan the computer and read your embedded key. When reinstalling win 10 you skip the first question about a product key by choosing I don't have a key. Then activate after the reinstallation is finished.

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Guys I need help.
My desktop pc (HP Touchsmart 300) broke down and the technician told me to change the disk. He changed the hard drive and installed again Win7 Home Premium. A fiew days ago, I did a clean Windows install, by downloading the .iso file file from the web (Microsoft's webpage I think). I burned it to a disk and I started the installation. When i asked for a Serial Number, I wrote the key, who was behind the pc. The setup continued, but when I entered the Windows desktop for first time, a message poped up saying "This version of windows is not genique"-something like that. I re-entered the serial but again nothing! What is wrong? Did the hard drive change affected my windows activation?

Thanks,
Dennis

A:Installing Windows 7 Failed Activation

Hello Dennis, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you get the ISO file from here below? Microsoft: Windows 7 Direct Download Links
For now, you might see if you may be able to activate by phone instead.

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Windows 8.1 is asking to be reactivated, when product key and or activate online is issued, error message appears telling me the code is not valid. tech support has helped out in many ways, but no ways have fixed the issue. many cmd commands have been attempted
such as 
elevator cmd promp~ attempted and failed
rearm cmd prompt~ attempted and failed
among multiple others.

i bought windows 8.1 pre installed on my pc from best buy, never had problems until affter windows 10 free upgrade, which i did not participate in getting. afterwards, i have been constantly asked to activate my windows 8.1, but with no luck does it allow
or accept my product key, despite it being a valid  volume key according to the microsoft support team. 
i have been a microsoft user for years now, i have invested and bought into many products. it is a shame that this is happening, but would be greatly appreciated if ANYONE can help me fix this problem before i am forced to change OS.

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Hello, I had to reinstall windows from recovery partiton on my laptop.  After that windows activation fails with the code Error: 0x8007232b Key management services (KMS) host could not be located in domain name system (DNS), please have your system administrator verify that a KMS is published correctly in DNS.Error: 0x8007232bDescription:DNS name does not exist. Laptop was purchased from best buy and is not connected to domian.  I have also tried to register windows with the key i got from Powershell and read and write uility "(Get-WmiObject -query 'select * from SoftwareLicensingService').OA3xOriginalProductKey" However it tells me that this is invalid product key.  What are my options? Is there a number i can call to get the proper windows key? email technical support?  Machine Type Model: 80MK00HAUSOperating SystemWindows 10 (64-bit)   

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My harddrive recently failed on my laptop which is a Dell, I've purchased a new harddrive and installed windows, unfortunately the sticker containing the key has faded to the point where it's unreadable, however I did manage to get a copy of the key. On trying to activate the key it says it's failed and gives the error code mentioned in the title. The SLUI 4 does not bring up a phone prompt and I've tried the stop service and rename tokens to .bar to no avail.

This is my MGADiag report

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: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {885A04DA-04B4-4BF6-90B0-BE90314AC8F9}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
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
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A:Windows OEM Activation Failed Error 0xC004E003

Have you tried just going to the Start Orb and typing in just (SLUI) and tick on (slui.exe)

Then tick on (Learn more online benefits of genuine Windows) then go down the page and you will see (Validate Now)

From your log:






Quote:
License Status: Initial grace period Time remaining: 42960 minute(s) (29 day(s))

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I just built a news system and did a clean install of 8.1 Pro 64-bit. Activated it without problems and did a clone to file using Paragon. Copied the clone to multiple drives to use on the same computer, to keep gaming on a separate disk. Everything worked perfectly until this morning when windows says its not activated and key is in use on another computer. The key has been used, but I swapped out the motherboard, cpu and ram and did a fresh install. The activation work without a hitch, but now activation has failed. Its only been running a few days, but I've been able to swap drives without a hitch. Is it the fact that I use multiple disks on the same computer or is it the fact that I have previosly used this key on different hardware? The key is not installed on any other computer.

A:Windows 8.1 Activation failed on cloned drives

I believe that a new motherboard is seen as a different computer by Windows. If the Registration key has been used on another motherboard, it will say the activation is in use on another computer when the motherboard is changed.

If you have an OEM version of Windows (pre-installed by the PC manufacturer), a new motherboard is considered a new computer and you can't transfer the Registration key.

A retail version of Windows can be transferred, that's one reason it costs more. If you have a retail version of Windows, you have to call Microsoft to transfer the activation to the new motherboard.

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My windows activation has all of a sudden stopped working.
It states on my desktop, This copy of Windows is not genuine, when i know it's a working key.

I had been getting errors on my pc before, and had to fix them because my pc programs would freeze up and even, ctrl>alt>delete wouldn't work.
Got that all fixed.... but now

I can't activate windows 7 by my pc anywhere, or from phone.

Here is some screencaps of what it looks like:

windows activation by phone:


View Basic information about your computer, page:
As you can see, i have no where, now... to actually input the code to activate it.

Any help in resolving this issue, would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows Activation Failed Code: 0xC0000022

Hello Jawsh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you have not already tried this, see if starting at step 2 in the tutorial below may help.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Finally installed Win7 (upgrade) and it won't activate. Says the product key is wrong, no matter how many times I've put it in and it's right.

Got 2 copies of the upgrade last year when you could pick them up for $49, and got them from a good website online.

What's the next option?

A:Activation won't activate

Sometimes people get confused over letters in the product key. They mistake an o for a 0 or a B for an 8. That sort of thing. Check yours or have a friend look at it and see if they are seeing if differently.

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I have recently updated my preloaded window 8 to 8.1. However, after the update it does not accept my old window 8 key and requires me to activate again using a product key. Here is the error code: 0xC004C003
My DELL XPS came with a preloaded copy of window 8 and yes it has a window 8 sticker at the back
and was fully activated before I updated to windows  8.1.  And as far as I know, system which comes with preloaded window 8 has its product key injected to the motherboard and 8.1 is a free update for window 8 users.
So why the update does not accept my window 8 key and ask me for a new key ? I know my window 8 key cannot be used for any other system because the key is injected in the motherboard and I don't even know the key myself.
So what can I do now for my Window to be activated again ?
More frustration is that I can't get back to windows 8.
I tried to reset to the factory image by using DELL backup & Recovery software built in the system.
However, after resetting to the factory image it does not accept embedded product key.
 
Here is  details from the Diag Report:
 
<DiagReport> < LicensingData>   <ToolVersion>6.2.9200.16384</ToolVersion>   <LicensingStatus>SL_LICENSING_STATUS_NOTIFICATION</LicensingStatus>   <LicensingStatusReason>0xC004F009</LicensingStatusReason>   <LocalGenuineState>SL_GEN_STATE_INVALID_LICENSE</LocalGenuineState>  ... Read more

A:Windows 8 & 8.1 Activation Failed: Error Code 0xC004C003

Successfully activated Windows 8.1 after installed the latest version of BIOS.

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HI all, since replacing my  HD, windows 7 worked perfectly for about 3 months then suddenly  flagged that windows is not genuine, also i am unable to install windows7 SP1, all details below and thanks
in advance for any  help




I am unable to install windows 7 SP1, i have downloaded it numerous times but it  always fails to install
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (KB976932)
Installation date: ?2019/?07/?01 03:10 PM
Installation status: Failed
Error details: Code 80070017


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: *****-*****-76HMH-M4RKY-V4HX6
Windows Product Key Hash: CegQyzk5Zd0qxFdtmueCy9UmviY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00013
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {71B94676-A10A-433B-9FA8-73226A24FB25}(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: 7600.win7_gdr.110408-1633
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
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hi All

I recently had problems with my Dell laptop so I bought a new computer and took my ssd drive from the dell and put it in the new machine so I wouldnt have to reinstall everything. All works fine apart from in control panel/system it says "2 days until automatic activation.Activate windows now"

So I bought a new oem version from amazon but when I entered the product key, it says "the product key cannot be used to activate windows on this computer."

Any suggestions what to do? The last thing I want to do is reinstall windows as I use it for work and dont have the time to setup everything again.

Thanks

Paul

A:Trying to activate oem with a new activation code.

Press the Window flag key and the pause key. Go to the bottom of the page.
Control panel to system.

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I've been given a computer in the following state:
- Hard drive was reformatted with a clean install of Windows 7 Pro (same as shipped) which is now showing as not activated.
- I was told that an OEM disc was used to reinstall Windows but it looks like a retail version might have been used instead along with what appears to be a generic key.
- I do not have recovery media and I don't see a COA label on this model.
The computer all original parts and it's my understanding that the activation key is BIOS based. Is there way to activate Windows on the spot without tracking down recovery media, backing everything up, and then reinstalling?
I apologize if I've missed any critical information. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

A:OptiPlex 3020: Windows 7 Clean Install - Failed Activation

You can reactivate with OEM SLP usng the ABR program and Dell cert files. Personally however I would perform a complete clean install because it looks like the person who clean installed Windows 7 Pro didn't know what they were doing... See here:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/software-os/f/3524/t/19999620 

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i downloaded a valid copy of Windows 7 from DreamSpark And Now Activation failing - Please help me out of the problem.
Thank You
--------------------------------------------------------------
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: *****-*****-KPF2W-JPDGC-THMBH
Windows Product Key Hash: h2wi5odtv4sQd3o3f6kaHunR0FI=
Windows Product ID: 00371-704-6607432-06365
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {DEE3BBC1-87BF-4A60-A186-6E2AA8568ECD}(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_rtm.101119-1850
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... Read more

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Maybe I am missing something, but here is what I did:

I had purchased 3 XP Pro UPGRADE CDs about 3-4 years ago.

I installed them on my computer, and two other computers for my family right after purchase.

The other day I reformatted my HD. I was reinstalling everything on my computer when I installed XP and used the wrong activation key to activate XP (I didn't look at the box label and I used one of the keys that was for my mother's computer)....however, I was still able to activate XP. I also downloaded the WGA and it didn't nag me that my copy might not be genuine.

How is this possible? Obviously our system's hardware is different, shouldn't it have denied me access to activation? Should I go back and re-install XP and use the correct activation key or is this not a big deal?
 

A:Activation key isn't valid but still allowed to activate?!

well if it was me for peace of mind i would reinstall with the proper code. that way you know things are all legal. besides if you have ever have a computer problem the tech will have the right code for the computer and will be able to fix it if its fixable.
 

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Hi Guys

i got an error while activation of windows 7 error codes 0x8007007b and also key management service (kms) binding is missing or corrupted.

steps i have done :

1. Run windows tweaking tool
2. SFC scan - no corrupted files
3. checked for virus
other ways of activation is disabled i dont know why

i have a valid key for W7

can anyone tell me what to be done

no errors in eventvwr with codes 12288,12289,12290 responsible for kms service

can anyone tell me how to activate windows now

A:Windows activation failed -error code 0x8007007b & kms missing/corrupt

Please follow this tutorial and post an MGADiag report - then we can see what the problem is.

http://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html

Ignore errors produced when clicking on the Copy button - they simply mean that the tool could not create the backup files for some reason. The data is still copied to the clipboard for pasting to your response.

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

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