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Activating Windows 8

Q: Activating Windows 8

Hi,

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

Hope to hear from the experts here.

Thank you

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Preferred Solution: Activating Windows 8

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Activating Windows 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello Namila,

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

Windows 7 Beta Customer Preview Program

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

Shawn

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

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




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Hi People

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

A:Activating windows xp

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

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

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Two problems really.

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

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

These are both Windows 8 Enterprise from my MSDN.

Any ideas?

Thanks

Josh

A:Windows 8 seems to be activating over and over

For each computer....

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Please help with activating windows.

We can't help you bypass security measures.

Quote:





Originally Posted by Forum Rules


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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Activating Windows Xp

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:activating windows 10 oem on new hdd

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

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

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

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

Thoughts?
 

A:Help Activating Windows 7

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

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

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

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

A:windows 10 not activating

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

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

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MY WINDOWS R NOT ACTIVATING 

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

Hello,

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

PLZ Help!

regards,
 

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

A:Windows 8 not activating

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

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

Good luck and hope this helps you.

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

A:Activating Windows 8

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

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

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

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I am not very sure how the activation of windows works

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

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

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Here's my situation:

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

A:Activating Windows...

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

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

A:Activating Windows 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Activating windows xp(Again!)

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

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Hi all , ok here's my question I need to find out about Activating. I have windows 7 upgrade my own i purchase on cd which it won't activate because i used it on more then one pc. So I brought windows 8 pro and did a clean install and I know I did wrong and can't activate it because there wasn't a previous windows installed.. So I downloaded a full version of Windows 7 pro. And installed it , now I can't activate it because I don't have a product key, with that be said will I be able to install my Windows 8 pro as an Upgrade and be able to Activate it??? Please and thank you for your help this is driving me crazy. I'm in the process of building a fresh machine in the mean time.

A:Activating windows and non-activated

Yes you can get it activated, but you will have to call (number given in activation screen) microsoft to do so (should be no program).

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I bought a Lenovo laptop few years ago that came with Windows 8. I'm planning on buying another laptop but it comes without a Windows OS. Can I use my Windows 8 from my old Lenovo laptop and activate the license key to the new one? Do I have to unistall Windows 8 so I can activate on the new one? Or because it's embedded on the bios I can't use it on another laptop even if I uninstall it?

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**NOTE I AM NOT ASKING FOR A KEY. THIS THREAD WAS STARTED IN RELATION TO THE KEY I ALREADY HAVE**​
OS: Windows XP Home Edition SP2*
* will explain below

I have the absolute worst luck when it comes to computers & my luck continues to rear its ugly head. Long story short, I have had to install a fresh copy of my OS for the 7th time. Now I know what you're thinking (what is wrong with this guy?), but believe me each time it was a last resort. *I just finished installing my OS again so I have not updated it to SP3 just yet.

The question I have is in relation to my key. Instead of having to call Microsoft yet again, is there a way that I can get a new key? I understand that there is a changer that can change a valid key, but since my key is no longer valid, can Microsoft issue me a new one so I don't have to call them if this problem happens again? I'm optimistic about this last install, but I do fear & always will fear that this problem may happen again. Thanks in advance.

Jozar
 

A:Activating Windows XP: New Keys?

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Win 7 pro (this is an N version) Please help. I purchased this key and now I'm concerned it wasn't legit. I am receiving a 0xC004C008 Error. What's the issue and what can I do? Thanks in advance guys/girls. I appreciate the help.

A:Problem Activating Windows 7

Microsoft gives those possibilities for a 0xC004C008 Error





Quote:
Your computer's hardware has been changed.
Windows 7 was reinstalled on the same computer.
Your Windows 7* product key was transferred from another computer.
The *Windows 7 product key that you're trying to use has already been used on the maximum number of computers that your license allows.


In your case I would suspect the last one.

Source

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

A:Solved: Activating Windows??

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I was restoring my pc, but i have a message that first i have to reactivate my windows xp home editon, when i follow the instructions, i dont have the wizard to do that. I only have a message of Microsoft Out of Box Experience.
How can i activate if i dont have the wizard?? I dont have now access to internet. And my help and support center is not working.
I called microsoft, but they were not able to give me an answer to recover the wizard to activate windows
My cd of windows xp is damage, how can i get a copy from internet?? is that posible???
 

A:problems activating windows xp

This site may help; http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[ln];326246 , and you may want to look for another XP Home disk on ebay or just get a OEM version at a store.
 

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

Thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Need help activating Windows XP

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

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I've been using an old E8400 based machine for years, I've gradually updated the power supply, Gaming Video card and new SSD and Windows 10 is still activated. Unfortunately a couple of my racing games have had major upgrades and slowed my system down severely, due to mainly the slow CPU.

In order to update the CPU I had to get a new motherboard and ram as well. I installed everything and booted up offline and everything updated, drivers etc, but now Windows 10 is inactivated.

Will the new motherboard etc stop me from being activated online, or do you think it will activate. I can go back to Windows 8 if need be, but it would be a mammoth task.

A:What are my chances of Windows 10 Activating

The free Upgrade is only good for the life of "the device" -- and MS considers the motherboard to be "the device". That's what got registered when Win10 was activated.

When you swap the motherboards, Win10 will be deactivated as this new motherboard is not registered with MS.

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

A:Solved: Need Help Activating Windows XP

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F
Windows Product Key Hash: KeYfcvXg/a1Q01x73+f8IL/JC4Y=
Windows Product ID: 00359-112-0000007-85604
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {8015E0D0-374A-4FE3-8314-D416CB14546D}(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_gdr.150722-0600
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_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

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A:Windows Trouble in Activating

Thats a retail licence, the code should be on the packaging you got when you bought it.

The code on the bottom of your laptop will only give you rights to the Vista OS, which is what your laptop was sold with.

Roy

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I was installing a new graphics card a while ago for my PC and was pretty sure that I did a good job. Anyways Something wasn't right, because my computer refused to load windows after i started the PC up. As if windows wasn't even installed. it was asking for a CD/DVD to boot from. I checked the BIOS settings and made sure that it would boot from the hard disk first. I was looking around for someone with similar issues and it was suggested that it simply might just be a loose cable. I double checked everything and all was well. Except the fact that I couldn't find my original windows CD, so I purchased another. After a couple of weeks I happened to stumble upon my old original windows 7 CD, but I already used the new serial number from the new one. Now my question is, can I still use the old serial that is no longer used on another computer? I mean, will the old serial be still available since it's no longer used? or is it gone?

A:After Activating windows, will the old serial be available for use?

Yes, if it is a retail version, you can use it on any PC. If it is an OEM version, it will only work on the PC it was first installed.

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I wonder if somebody out there can help a computer novice with a problem I don't know how to solve please.

I am running an Acer 64 bit PC which came with Windows 8.1 and then had the free Windows 10 upgrade installed.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU G1840 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 6083 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 468351 MB, Free - 368208 MB; D: Total - 468351 MB, Free - 467497 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, H81M-DG4
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Unfortunately I had a major failure early this year and it went in for a PC repair, but it needed a new Motherboard.

Anyway it came back all fixed with Windows 10 reinstalled (or so I thought). About a month ago it said that my Windows 10 licence was due to expire. It seems the PC repair man had re-installed Windows 10 but obviously is was not my original upgrade version due to the Motherboard change. All the Windows 10 updates etc have worked fine up until then. Of course I have no Activation key as this was lost when the Motherboard was changed. In addition I cannot step back to 8.1 for the same reason.

Due to my very limited computer knowledge I searched online and found loads of "Free" activation keys. Of course none of them seemed to work but eventually one did, but 2 problems occurred. the key activated but it now say... Read more

A:Windows 10 needs activating message

Microsoft considers a new motherboard to be a different PC, needing another Windows. Best to call them, explain your situation, and convince them that your motherboard is a replacement for a failed one.
 

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I have already installed and activated windows 7.... If I format my hard drive to fix some virus problems I think I may have... am I going to have a problem RE-ACTIVATING windows 7 when I reinstall?

A:Will I have problems RE-ACTIVATING Windows 7

No, you shouldnt have any problems as long as it is a straight install... you may want to consider doing a system backup/image to a spare drive in case this happens again though...

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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: *****-*****-2V7HW-23M39-3HTP7
Windows Product Key Hash: sAHAoNnAushxwGdBzBHkwV+bWi0=
Windows Product ID: 00426-104-3583493-85611
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {7CBFA1DC-DF08-4A81-A104-FE1724EEE3D3}(1)
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_gdr.130828-1532
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_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-25... Read more

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OK. First I'll say what we did. I had an old computer in the attic. I told my buddy that it needed just a couple of parts and Windows and it would work great for him. We ordered a copy of Windows XP and today went down to get him a monitor and stuff. When we got home I put it all together and loaded my own copy of XP on it to see if it would work. It runs great and he took it home to get it set up. I told him it would work fine but we would have to wipe it clean again when his copy of XP got here. But would we?

I'm thinking that we could activate the loaded Windows with his license key over the phone without having to dump all the stuff on the hard drive again. The last time I did this over the phone, they simply asked for my key and then gave me a code to type into the activation form and the computer ran fine. I hope that's the case. It would simplify things.
 

A:Activating windows with a different license key.

Hi, The answer depends on the type of XP that your copy is...

And, it also depends partly on the type you ordered for your friend, because the Product keys are coded to correspond to various types of XP. If you are lucky enough, you ordered the same as what is on your CD.

If you could tell us for example, that your copy is XP Home Edition w/Service Pack 2, and is an OEM copy that you purchased or that came with the computer, that would help, and that it is a full version, not the Upgrade CD.

And, then you could check to see what you ordered and compare.

I took from your post that you did not go through the Activation (you chose to delay it.....) and that is OK, for up to 30 days as you probably already know.

Yes, you can switch to a new, legal and valid License or Product Key when it arrives....

Microsoft has a nice webpage tutorial about the whole process: Just including this MS for general info.

http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/ProgramInfo.aspx#XP

Windows Genuine Advantage for Windows XP
The Windows Genuine Advantage program for Windows XP uses Windows product activation, validation, and notifications to verify that your copy of Windows is genuine. Using genuine Windows delivers better performance and lets you access all downloads in the Microsoft Download Center, while helping to protect you from the risks of counterfeit software. Learn about Microsoft Genuine Advantage programs.

Activation is an anti-piracy technology designed to make sure that your copy ... Read more

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I decided to reinstall my windows yesterday but i didn't want to windows that came with laptop (Sony vaio f21z1e/bl).I downloaded original windows 7 home premium from msdn and i checked hash value, it was correct.Then, i backed up my licence (or certificate whatever you called it) with Advanced Token Manager (I have tokens.dat file).I have product key from that but unfortunately i do not have product Key from COA sticker.I have tried all instruction on web, here and microsoft web site none of them worked but i am ready to try all of this all over again.Here is my log from MGADiag tool.


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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-VGV87-C7XPK-CGKHQ
Windows Product Key Hash: sdEjrEJjW0FuXAhegYxl8GAkBYg=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00016
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {1BF0540B-9F84-4B09-A5C1-0AEEF1FAB9E0}(3)
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_gdr.130828-1532
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
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A:Error when activating windows 7 with OEM key

an OEM_SLP Key cannot be activated over the internet or by phone - it uses data from the manufacturer's Recovery media, and the BIOS to self-activate at every boot.

You MUST use the Key from the COA sticker (which MUST be for the same edition and version of Windows) if you use alternative media for a reinstall.



You need to change the Product Key to the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case (or inside the battery compartment), using the Change Product Key link at the bottom of the System properties page.
You may need to activate by phone.

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Hi,

I downloaded the trial version of Windows 7 Enterprise. I read somewhere that you have 10 days to activate your copy after which it will shutdown every hour.

I'm a bit embarrassed to say, but how do you activate it? I did receive some kind of an activation message flash quickly on the screen, but nothing since I installed it yesterday.

Thank you

A:Activating Windows 7 Enterprise

Hi again sandymay if you press the Win key + Puase/Break (the win key is the one that looks a bit like a flag) it will bring up the system info. If you scroll down you will see the product key, next to it it will say "Not activated activate now" (or similar) go ahead and click it.

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hi, i have never posted on this forum, so please frgiv my mistakes...

i have installed windows 7,
build 7600

my pc Config:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7600 Build 7600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer INTEL_
System Model DH55HC__
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, 2926 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. TCIBX10H.86A.0027.2009.1119.1517, 11/19/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7600.16385"
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 1.86 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.16 GB
Total Virtual Memory 3.73 GB
Available Virtual Memory 2.63 GB
Page File Space 1.86 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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I am not able get rid of the black screen saying "The Copy of windows is not genuine"
i have tried "orbit32 and hazar crack.."

Please help ...

A:Stuck while activating windows 7

Where did you get the Key and DVD?

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Hi, I bought two refurbished Siemens Fujitsu lifebook about a year ago. They both have windows seven but one has since upgraded to windows 10. About four months ago
one of them start getting a pop-up saying you may be a victim of software counterfeit. It asked for my product key, as it is a refurbished laptop it wasn't on the machine. So after a while of trying to figure out my product key I got it. I entered it and  it
said "A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate. Error Code OxCOO4FO74, For a possible resolution, click More Information. ". When I clicked More Information it said this
?Code OxCOO4FO74 Description: The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated, No Key Management Service (KMS) could be contacted. Please see the
Application Event Log for additional information. ? I have tryed a million times and this is all that comes up. I have looked up this error code but to no avail.
I don't believe the software is counterfeit as I bought two at the same time
and one is running perfectly.  Please help me find a solution to this as every hour I get an annoying pop-up that resets all my settings(homescreen, background etc.)
If any other information is needed I will be glad to give it.

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