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Unable to boot Windows XP, Activation Problem

Q: Unable to boot Windows XP, Activation Problem

Hi, before anything, the computer was working before this started happening, it could be an infection problem.

Now, I'm unable to boot Windows in any mode, I don't have the Recovery CD, it goes like this:
After booting the computer, it goes past the POST and goes to the Windows logo loading screen, the one with the blue loading bar, as normal. After it completes loading it goes to the black "safemode" screen (as if I had chosen to boot in safemode eventhough its in Normal boot mode). It then changes to the blue "Welcome" screen and then gives me an error message saying: "This copy of WIndows has to be activated to be able to log in. Do you want to do it now?".
If I click yes, the screen changes to the black "safemode" screen and then gives me a warning message saying: "You cannot activate Windows in safemode. Restart your computer in Normal mode to activate." and the only thing I can do is click Ok and it changes back to the "Welcome" screen and finally shows the Users to log into Windows. I cannot log into Windows because it keeps asking for me to activate, going through the same process, and if I click No it just reloads the Users screen and basically stays the same. So the only thing I'm able to do is to Shut down or Restart.

I have tried [really] booting in safemode through F8 and it goes well until after going through the black "safemode" screen and then changing to the blue "Welcome" screen, going through the same Activating process as booting in Normal mode. I am then unable to do anything because it does that with any booting option I use by pressing F8.

The thing is that even booting in Normal mode using F8, it shows the black "safemode" screen after the windows logo loading screen but doesn't load the safemode files (as it normally would do when choosing to boot in safemode). I have considered reformatting but is there a way around this without using the Windows repair CD? Thanks for the attention.

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A: Unable to boot Windows XP, Activation Problem

Obviously, you need to obtain a Windows install disk to run in repair mode and get it going. You cannot afford the $88 it costs, or are you just being stubborn.
When you get the disk, perhaps you should choose the telephone activation option with those nice ladies in Canada.

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In my hard-disk i have total 4 partition ©:windows, (D):data, (E):HP Recovery Manager and (F):Windows 7. Therefore Initial Stage where Windows Boot Manager loads i use to get two option whether want to load from windows 7 or Windows vista.

But some few days back my pc were infected with trojon, etc. Then i used HP Recovery Manager to restore my PC to default factory settings. After re-installing Windows Vista from the Recovery manager, I reconize that i am unable to boot to my Windows 7. I think Boot Manager has been disturbed. If i place Windows 7 DVD then windows files load and then hangs for few mins and then message displays that
"Windows has encountered a problem communicating with a device connected to your computer.
This error can be caused by unplugging a removable storage device such as an external USB drive while the device is in use, or by faulty hardware such as a hard drive or CD-ROM drive that is failing. Make sure any removable storage is properly connected and then restart your computer.
If you continue to receive this error message, contact the hardware manufacturer.
Status: 0xc00000e9
Info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred."

I dint Attach any removable storage to my pc.

I have tried EasyBCD 2.1, but installation stops in middle and program exits without installing it.

Therefore how to boot from Windows 7 and fix the Boot Manager, where i can load in both the windows version.

So can anyone help with it as soon as possible, bec... Read more

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Since installing a new mobo & hard drive I've had the classic problem of my Windows 7 product activation code not working. Lots of internet research, consulting a few computer nerds, Microsoft websites and 2 computer technicians later, the answer has always come up the same: call Microsoft, explain the situation, give them my product activation code and they'll reset it to work again. This seems impossible though as all 3 of the phone methods don't work.

Method 1: Speak my activation code into the phone for their voice recognition software.

After 6 attempts it couldn't make out what I was saying.

Method 2: Input the code into the keypad.

Maybe I'm just being a bit mentally challenged here, but how can I give my activation code for each letter when there are 3 letters on each keypad number? I tried doing it anyway, but of course it didn't work.

Method 3: Speak to support staff on the phone.

I tried this and it was one massive exercise in frustration. The guy had such a heavy accent that neither of us could make out half of what the other was saying. I explained to him again and again that my code "isn't valid" because I changed the mobo and hard drive, but he just kept saying "this error message is because your product activation code isn't valid". Upon my last attempt he said something that included "I'll transfer you" and I couldn't make out the rest. I waited on on hold and after 5 minutes the same guy came back on and ... Read more

A:Unable to get around Win7 product activation problem

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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keeps asking for reactivation. does not allow reactivation. I used a registry cleaner. Maybe this is the problem. I have tried a few fixes on other forums. Please let me know what other info I need to share.

A:Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

NB: Sometimes the report can be very long if there are lots of eventlog errors - so please post between <code> tags (# in the toolbar)

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HI 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):
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
WgaT... Read more

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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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Hi People!!

I have been a member of this forum and most often I have found a solution by just searching but today I have a problem which I have not been able to find a solution for, therefore I am listing my problem.

I have win7 installed on a desktop since 3 months now, it was working fine till yesterday evening but don't know what happened, it was loading windows.

Basically what is happening is that it is booting fine, then the windows logo comes and after that I get a black screen with mouse cursor, whereas it was supposed to have the login screen.

Now I had this same problem 3 months back with the same computer but then I was unable to solve it using the MBR repair commands and so I formatted the drive C of my computer then.

Now I am determined not to format the DRIVE C, so I went to the command prompt using system repair tools from the DVD and went into DISKPART. When I selected disk 0 which is the only disk installed and entered detail disk this is what I got:

Disk ID= SOmething
Target =1
Location Path= Something
Current Readonly State = No
Read Only= No
Boot Disk=No
Pagefile Disk = No
Hibernation File Disk= No
Crash Dump Disk= No
Clustered Disk = No

Volume|#| Ltr | Label1 | FS | Type | Size | Status|
Volume|1| C | System Rese | NTFS | Partition | 100 MB | Healthy|
Volume|2| D ... Read more

A:Unable to BOOT Windows MBR repair does not solve the Problem

I have managed to remove the drive letter of the system reserved partition and assign letter C to the D drive. But then I got a message on rebooting BOOTMGR missing press CTRL+ALT+DEL. Then again I have tried to repair the bootmgr by BOOTREC/fixboot, this removed the BOOTMGR missing error but got me back to where I started, that is, a BLACK screen after windows 7 logo.

I am still not able to get the LOGIN SCREEN don't know why? Please help.

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I own Satellite Pro C50-A-1E2.

Default hdd has been replaced by a kingston v300 ssd.I also activated fast boot.
I'm desperately trying to enter BIOS but without success.

I tried every possible combination(Esc,delete,f1,f2,f8,fn+esc,fn f1...)

I found that piece of info via googling : "hold down f2 then press power".But still no success.
Any help with my problem?


A:Satellite Pro C50-A-1E2: Problem entering BIOS after fast boot activation


Fast boot can be enabled and disabled also using the Toshiba software called ?Desktop Assist?. Within this tool you would find the Toshiba HWSetup and this software part should contain the Fast boot option.

Check it.

By the way: for some notebook series pressing INS button and then F2 worked too.

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I'm just about to experiment setting up Secure Boot on my Gigabye GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard running Windows 8 Pro Media Centre edition 64bit. Do I need to reactivate Windows 8 if I enable the secure boot settings in the BIOS? Does it matter whther secure boot is enabled when upgrading to Windows 8.1?

A:Secure Boot and Windows 8 Activation

First question, probably not, haven't changed the hardware.
Second question, No, just have to be able to access the Store to get the download and install.

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I installed one of my pcs from an XP SP2 disk.

About 3 times, the following scenarion happened: I called Microsoft and activated my copy of Windows XP. That went fine. Then upon the next boot (I believe), the computer hangs on boot up. I looked in safe mode and I believe it hung on a file drvmain.sdb. Now with my reinstallation of windows xp, I have now reactivated for the 3rd time, and my computer is still running.

Can anyone think of what I should do before I shut my computer down so this boot failure will not happen? The file drvmain.sdb is in the AppPatch directory - it has August 4, 2004 3:00PM as the date and time. Is the SP2 version of the file continuing unchanged? Should I copy this file to a cache - could it be the cache version that XP is hanging up on, if so, I can just copy it over to the cache.

Just curious if anyone can help me not have the boot failure this time, which will be the 3rd time. If copying the file to the cache would work, I'll do it, or if reinstalling sp2 to get the right version (why is not right, if this is true).

Thanks for any help.

A:Windows XP sp2 fails to boot after activation

The computer I have had the hangs on drvmain.sdb on is NOT on the Internet. Are their security and/or other patches not included with the SP2 file that are not getting automatically downloaded? Or is the sp2 file good enough - are their different versions of Windows XP sp2, some with additions to sp2?

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Hi, like four days ago i remopved my main HDD and used it in my friends pc. After this i had to reactivate windows, but when i log on and try to activate the activation wizard/screen shows no content, only two squares in each upper corner. Which means that i can't activate my copy of windows And i do have a windows key so this is not any piracy ********. So what i did was use ERD Commander and restored it to four days ago. This didn't help but it did remove my dualboot options :( Damn pc. So i have windows xp home on the HDD and windows xp pro on a partition of the HDD but now when i boot up, i don't have any option to choose windows xp pro (Which is working great) instead the pc boots directly in to Xp Home.

I allso considered to make a repair of thye windows with my windows disk but my pc won't boot with the cd, instead it boots to the non-working windows. I do have changed to boot up with the cd in the BIOS and i even tryed to pressing the F-10 key to boot with the CD. I have no idead what to do know Please help me <3

A:Windows xp activation & Dual boot

When you dual boot a system ,you must install the oldest o/s first,If you don't they wont be seen in the bios at boot times,I don't really under stand exactly what you done with your hdd,you say you put it in your friends pc,was your o/s still installed on the hdd when you done this?

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When I try to start my laptop the 'Acer' logo flashes with 'press f2 to enter setup, f12 to change boot device, then to a black screen with a flashing cursor but unable to type, then screen turns off and it just repeats over and over. I'm unable to start in safe mode. I don't have the original Windows disc and no access to another computer, at this stage. I have a wireless keyboard and when I plug in the dongle am able to use it. 
If I press f2 then I'm able to access 'Phoenix Securecore Tiano Setup' with tabs for Information, Main, Security, Boot and Exit.
Before the laptop refused to start it was having an error about not being able to write to drive. I ran two programs, one anti malware and the other I think was Glary. I was able to start both in normal and safe mode at this stage.
Anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Dumbed down advice would be great! 
Acer Aspire 4752
Windows 7
Intel Core i3-2350m cpu @ 2.30ghz

A:Windows 7 Acer laptop unable to boot, unable to use safemode

It sounds like your HDD is broken.
Sorry, it really sounds that way.
Ultimate Boot CD has a range of tools that will help you confirm this. (look in the HDD Diagnosis section on the list)
Burn the disk and boot it, run the tool you choose...

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When i boot up my computer it doesnt reach the user login screen before it loads of startup repair. It looks for a fix but it doesnt find one. In the diagnosis the only error it shows is 'Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt'. I have booted kaspersky repair disk and run a full scan which found no viruses or malware etc. From the startup repair window i have tried a system restore which had the same problem when attempting to boot. I can only access the system recovery options screen.

I am running windows 7 32bit, and i dont have a windows 7 disk but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7.

I would be grateful for any help to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to boot into Windows 7: Boot critical file C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmbus.sys is corrupt

but do have the windows 7 32bit iso file that i used to install windows 7
so burn the win7 iso to dvd and see if you can boot to it and run the repair

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when I boot up I get to the log on screen and press enter - and get the following message.
Windows product activation - A problem is preventing windorws from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error Code - 0x800703e7.

This is not the first time its happend to me - its the third. The last two times I have had to do a full reinstall.
This time its allowing me to get into safe mode - it didn't before.
Ive tried a system restore in safe mode but it brings up an error report which it then wants to send. I click dont send and then nothing happens.
My computer is a Sony Vaio PCG -FX805 with Win XP SP2.

Now im in safe mode I need help as I don't want to come out in case i can't get back in.

A:windows wont boot - product activation error message

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We are a software services firm and am the IT manager managing our infrastructure.We have recently switched to Mac and been using windows with parallels on them. We have been experiencing issues with windows licensing. It is using more than one VLSC seat for
each mac. This number goes up when the user is switching between parallels and the <g class="gr_ gr_30 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="30" id="30">bootcamp</g>.
Wanted to know what is the best way to apply the windows license key when there parallels in the scenario.
Current steps are:
Set up <g class="gr_ gr_25 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="25" id="25">bootcamp</g> partition and install windows.
Apply windows product key in <g class="gr_ gr_24 gr-alert gr_spell gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="24" id="24">bootcamp</g>
Set up parallel on Mac and then it requests for parallel key again.

I have read multiple posts about this but couldn't find one recommended solution for this. Kindly advise the method of using parallel such that we are not required to enter product key twice or at least our VLSC seat count does not increase.
Help will be greatly appreciated since we are currently stuck in this situation.


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I recently realized my MBR, Master Boot Record, was on the wrong drive, secondary, when trying to install a new HDD as a secondary. I followed instructions to set the primary holding the OS as the active drive and then repair. Several hours later WAT flagged my system as a new computer and blocked my key because it was an OEM even though this is the exact same system it was installed on before and the changes were not in any violation to OEM licensing.

I contacted Genuine Advantage and eventually tech support going through about 9 people and two supervisors as well as the vendor of my OEM which referred me back to Microsoft. Microsoft kept referring me to the vendor but it turns out the vendor had zero control or systems in place to do anything related to this or my key and it was entirely on Microsoft's end. Both supervisors, one for each department, confirmed my WAT was below the threshold and I had, indeed, been blocked only hours after the change which was a 1 hardware change just as claimed for my MBR to primary OS repair and believed my story. Unfortunately, every single one of them kept saying there is nothing they can do since the key is blocked.

My problem is that I do not want to buy a new key and would like to continue using my OEM key or have a replacement because Microsoft violated licensing agreement by blocking my key which was entirely, and verified repeatedly by their own supervisors, completely within OEM license agreement and thus should not have been... Read more

A:Windows Activation Issue After Repairing Master Boot Record

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


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!

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I recently repaired my windows XP after it keeps to ask me to activate and register online. I try to do so but it seems to be not working. Therefore I repaired it(not format) again with a new XP CD and product key. So far, I didn't find any warning to ask me to activate... but i'm afraid it will happen someday. Moreover, I try to search for 'Windows Activation' in Program Files, Accessories, and System Tools and nothing in there. So how do I activate my windows XP?

A:Unable to see a "Windows Activation" in program files.

Choose to Validate Windows, if it comes back Validated, then you have a Activated, legal copy of XP

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I reinstalled xp with partitioned E drive on hp pavillion, now its asking to activate windows...i put original key in ...It told me , invalid key......tryed activating on line @microsoft....to no avail....tryed phone activation to no avail....i'm ready to give up ....it says i have 30 days to activate windows........what to do?........Thanks

A:windows xp activation problem

Call Microsoft and explain the problem. Or call your Computer provider and explain the problem. Usually your computer provider can barter with micro$oft to get you another license key.

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Hi there,
any advices on following scanario will be highly appreciated.
I'm new to company and found there are some Dell Dimension 3100 PCs which were reinstalled by using XP Professional Pirated CD with the other license key so that product key appeared as xxxxx -640-0000356-23 xxx xxxxx -640-2001765-23 xxx ... by ex-IT guy.
So, i try to change the regedit method HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents and run the msoobe and change the products key to the correct key stick on the Dell box but somehow it rejected. I doubt that the CD he used must be sort of volume license and i'm using OEM key. if i reinstall the whole windows with the CD from Dell, it was ok to key in the correct key. Is there anyway that i could change to OEM products key without reinstalling whole windows XP professional.
p.s all dell box i have in my company comes with XP professional and the OS in it are also XP professional.


A:Windows XP activation problem

640 is definitely a corporate volume license-#
I'm not sure if you can (without any side effects) exchange the (pirated)volume license with a (valid)OEM since I never had the need to do it.
but google for Magic Jelly Bean it's a freeware which lets you retrieve and even exchange
windows lic-keys without the need of a new installation and it might even work in this case, saving you a couple hours ;)
If not, you could always try a repair-install instead of a full one


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I have problem with my laptop, originally it has Windows 8, then i upgrade to 8.1. And about 7 month later the trouble begin. Windows tell me that i need to activate the windows, but i can't. Windows giving error 0xC004F012. Then I call the Microsoft customer service. They took over my computer, try everything and eventually give up. Even the Microsoft can't solve this problem. Have anybody ideas, what to do next?

A:Problem with Windows 8.1 activation

Try running Elevated (Administrator) Command Prompt window and type the following....

net start sppsvc

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Hello everyone, i have a question i have a retail copy of windows xp and it installed perfectly but kept on forgetting to act. my windows xp because it's not my main computer and now the period to activate has expired and i do have a network card built in what can i do? I also have the activation file from the windows xp that was on the PC before i reinstalled! And it wil not let me get into safe mode or normal mode. Any ideas or comments pleas Post! Thank You!

A:Windows XP activation Problem!

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My pc came with Windows 7 pre installed on it. I have been using it for 2 weeks and is showing me the message ,,Windows is not activated,, And yesterday it was writing that windows is activated. This problem showed today. Any ideas ??

A:Windows 7 Activation Problem

Download this tool and run it.


Click on the Copy button at the bottom of the tool, paste into notepad, save as .txt file, upload the file here.

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Greetings. I have a little problem about activation Windows 8. The problem is that I can't see "current edition" on Windows Activation. I have tried to put all different product keys and I have done the CMD thing, but until I realized that my friend has current edition as Windows 8 Pro and about mine, it doesn't show anything, i can show you that from the picture below, so is there any way to activate it even I have Windows 8? Sorry about my bad English, but hope you understand what I meant.

A:[Help] Windows 8 Activation Problem

Please open anElevated Command Prompt window (in Start, type 'Command' - a Command Prompticon 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 beput on your desktop -
open the'report.txt' file in Notepad, and copy/paste the results to your response - youcan ignore the repfiles.cab file for the moment, as it's only backup data

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I've activated my retail purchased copy of Windows 7 three times in the last month. Each time, the activation process is quick, and I receive a confirmation message that says, "Activation was successful." I've included a screenshot of the "Activation was successful" message with this email posting.

Thanks for any tips on how to end the repeated requests to activate Windows 7 after I have successfully activated it previously.

A:Windows Activation Problem

Are you changing out hardware or reconfiguring windows in any large way before this happens?

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yes hello to all so i recently activated my windows 7 ultimate 64 bit right and then my younger brother came and did the slmgr- rearm thing to get 30 more days ( he didnt know that i had activated it) right so then after getting mad at him and scolding him i thought no big deal i will just re-activate it with the key that i purchased right; wrong! well whenever i go to the activate windows now type your key i proceed to do so and then after it goes through the activation process the activation window says type a different product key for activation.

A:Windows 7 Activation problem

is it the same illegal win7 as in the following thread

windows 7 ?

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After receiving my computer back from the repair shop (problem with RAM) recently, Windows said it needed reactivating within 2 days. I clicked yes, to activate and windows loaded with a window that was titled "Activate Windows" but it was completely blank inside. I closed it off after waiting several minutes, and since have tried reactivating many times. I gave up and downloaded an activation crack instead. After 2 days passed windows wouldn't load so I booted in Safe Mode and applied the activation crack. Now when I boot i get the login then a blank window with the error icon and a yes and no button. when I click yes I see my wallpaper but then it goes back to log in window if I press no, straight back to login window. Probably shouldn't have tried cracking it, but there u go. I think that the activation part of windows was probably corrupted some how (before activation crack) is there anyway of restoring it without reinstalling windows altogether.

Thanks for any help

A:Windows Activation Problem

Well there may have been, but now you may well be stuck with a reinstall.

If you can boot into safe mode there is still a chance by typing "sfc /now" in a command prompt window (start comp in safe mode with command prompt if you can).

If that doesn't work, you can try doing a repair installation, which won't erase all your files, it will simply overwrite the c:\windows folder.

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A while back ago (around 2012, December) I bought a pre built Dell PC and it came pre loaded with Windows 8. In February I thought it was about time to upgrade my PC, so I bought a new MB, CPU and GPU. This reset my Windows back to trial version. I then upgraded my OS to 8.1 and only now have I thought to solve this problem as Windows has been running quite bad lately. When I'm in the Metro searching for things my CPU usage goes straight to %99. I have my old Windows Key if that helps.

(Games are crashing and stuttering horrendously.)

These problems have started to occur after upgrading my GPU from a GTX550ti to a GTX660 OC

My Specs;
CPU: Intel i3 3220 3.3GHz
GPU: Asus GTX660 OC Direct CU II
RAM: 6GB DDR3 1600MHz
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
OS: Windows 8.1 Trial

(I have booted in to safe, that's where I found the CPU usage problem and it seems to be the same when booting in to regular mode.)

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Before login to windows xp SP3, i'm getting error "Windows Product activation" - do you want to activate now, if i press no, i'm able to Log In. Then in Startr ---RUN ---oobe/msoobe /a ---with the mentioned command system shows Windows is already activated.
Kindly help to remove the error before login

A:Windows XP Activation Problem

Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Activate Windows

Make sure your Internet is plugged in, simple as a few clicks and your windows will work again.

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Attachment 253304
and this is MGA report
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0x8004FE21
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070424
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: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.001
ID: {77A3ABF2-3F1A-44F8-B91A-B04CEF048EAF}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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

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

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

OGA Data-->
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A:i have a problem windows activation, help me..

The Software Protection Service looks like it's been uninstalled - have you been using a registry cleaner (WiseFixer, probably)??
First, let's check that, and then run some checks to try and repair the other damage....

Click on Start
in the Search box, type
and hit the Enter key - accept the UAC prompt if you get one.
Look in the console for the Software Protection service, right-click on it and select Properties.
make sure that the Startup Type is set to Automatic (Delayed Start), and click Apply.

Try starting the service now - do you get an error message? Does it start? does it almost immediately stop again?
Post back with your results, and a new MGADiag report.

If it doesn't start, then please do the following...
Please open an Elevated (Administrator) Command Prompt window and use the following commands....

net start sppsvc
sc qc sppsvc
sc queryex sppsvc
sc qprivs sppsvc
sc qsidtype sppsvc
sc sdshow sppsvc

Copy and paste the output to your reply

Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the ECP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last co... Read more

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Hello eightforums!

Long story short

I installed windows 8 pro to my second laptop. A few weeks later, I decided I would input my 2nd WMC Code (I have 2 of them) After adding WMC to my laptop, it automatically rebooted after adding the features but now my laptop isn't activated anymore.

Solutions I tried:
Activating Windows via:
1. Re inputting my Windows 8 pro product key - That didnt work
2. Re inputting WMC code - That didn't work either.
3. Restarting laptop

I checked my 1st laptop's product key (which has wmc too) and it was different to my 2nd laptop which also has Wmc. From what I see, inputting my second Wmc code seems to have broken my activation. Is there any other solutions to solve this apart from clean install?

A:Windows 8 Pro Activation Problem

This appears to be a fairly common scenario - and it usually solves itself after a couple of days.

You can try activating over the phone - use 'SLUI 4' in Search to bring up teh wizard.

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hi guys, i purchased a laptop a few months ago and then upgraded from windows 7 home basic to windows 7 home premium via anytime upgrade......everything was fine and activation went normal...
and today upgraded through windows anytime upgrade as well to windows 7 home professional, but now when i try to activate it says that my product key is not valid!

any advise please guys.

A:Windows activation problem

Where do you get your product key?

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Hi all,

Plz help me on this issue. I Installed XP Pro Service Pack2 on a Laptop and ran a windows update once. After that i tried activate the Win XP but i couldnt find any tool that i can activate win XP. Couldnt find Accessories --> System tools --> Activate Now


A:Windows XP Pro Activation Problem

Hi Nuwans, I'm not sure I understand exactly what you are trying to do buddy. Could you be a little more specific so that I can help you to resolve this issue? Do you mean you are unable to load XP now? Let me know.

Thank you

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Hey guys i found a key for windows 7 i typed it in it worked and when i restarted my pc it was all fine but when it powerd back on it said test mode windows 7
Now i downloaded a windows 7 fixer and it updated my licence and all that and it all seemed to be fine but i restart it has an 3 min update then when i log on it said it need to be activated again and says windows 7 test mode in the corner any help?
Thanks stormz

A:Problem with windows activation

1. A genuine Windows DVD would have its own genuine product key.

2. "Finding" a product key for Windows suggests dodgy software.

3. Discussing pirated software is against the rules of this forum: see Rule 4.

Windows 7 Forums - Forum Rules

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​Hi mates.
i've bought a window 8.1 from the market which asks for an activation.
There is no activator with it...................
plz give me activator for windo 8.1.

A:Windows 8.1 activation big problem.............

Do you mean a computer with 8.1 on it, or did you buy 8.1 and install it on an existing computer?
If you have bought an 8.1 computer is it new or used?

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Good day, Please help. its annoying that eveytime i open my laptop the blue message will pop-up " the windows license will expire soon" . but when i look at cmd and check license info "The Machine is Permanently Activated". im using Win.8.1 Single Language. Is there someone having same issue? How to fix this thing. Ty y in advance

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Started up an old computer at work. Hasn't been used in a while and is not connected to the internet. Windows XP said that I have 3 days to activate it. As I was constantly getting called away, I wasn't able to activate in time. I only need it work for a short time to recover some important files off of it.
I am wondering if there is a way round activating it so I can get the files off without having to phone a Microsoft operator to get an activation code.

A:Windows XP Activation Problem

Sorry, we don't assist in any way with circumventing Product Activation, since it's illegal to do that.

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I installed win 7 Ultimate 32 bit with my Pre-activated OEM disk. I also updated it with SP1. I?ve been using it for 2 years without problems. Recently I sold my Laptop for some problems and created a backup of my windows following this post. Yesterday I bought new laptop [another brand] and tried to restore my backup windows image. But it shows activation problem. I collect my product key from previous laptop and tried to activate with it. But it shows the massage bellow. Is there any way to activate it with my Pre-activated OEM disk?

A:Windows 7 Activation Problem

This warning from the very beginning of the tutorial you mentioned:

Using this method causes Windows 7 to lose all activation information, and it needs to be reactivated afterwards. If your Windows 7 is an OEM version, you might not be able to reactivate it, at least not without phone activation option.
This quote from your post:

Quote: Originally Posted by Kamrul08

I installed win 7 Ultimate 32 bit with my Pre-activated OEM disk.

It might be you are not allowed to activate your OEM copy of Windows on another PC. Your best shot is to try phone activation: Activate Windows 7 by Phone


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I brought 5 hp desktop pc's and installed windows 10 and one  8.1 OS  but i want to change 8.1 activation key to another pc when i tried to activate it showing product key is wrong.So i Formatted windows 8.1 product key activated pc and reinstall windows 10 it will work for windows 10 keySame process i will try for windows 8.1 OS but it showing WRONG key how to solve

A:WINDOWS 8.1 Activation key problem

Hi, You have 4 Windows 10 machines and 1 Windows 8.1 machine. Please ONLY use Windows 8.1 key on Windows 8.1 machine, you can't mix them. Regards.

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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate with Sp1 with my product key.
In Control Panel > System Properties. It says "You must activate today. Activate windows now."
But if I click on it nothing happens. I'm not able to activate windows 7. Please help me.

A:Problem with Windows 7 Activation

"Jayanth D" wrote in message news:85a4c1a6-f32c-4bb2-804f-4093a66d693b...

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate with Sp1 with my product key.
In Control Panel > System Properties. It says "You must activate today. Activate windows now."
But if I click on it nothing happens. I'm not able to activate windows 7. Please help me.

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool

(download and save to desktop -
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
  - **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!


Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi |
CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth

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I have an XPS 8500 that came from the factory with Windows 8.  Soon after the purchase (around first of 2013) I made the rescue disks on 4 DVDs.  Recently the hard drive failed.  I gave the Dell salesman the service tag #  and ordered a new hard drive.  I Asked what I needed to re-install the OS.  I was told I needed a USB key ($39.99) and ordered one.  I was told this would get me up and running. 
I installed the new drive and inserted the USB key.  Windows installed and runs.  However, I cannot activate Windows.  Using Belarc advisor I was able to find my Windows key imbedded on the bios.  When I input that key the pop up tells me that the current edition is Windows 8 Pro and the current product key ends with QPBRC.  This differs from the product key embedded in the bios and I get an error code of 0xc004c003 'the activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked" and that I need to purchase a new key. 
I'm assuming that the problem is that I have a valid key for Windows 8 but not Windows 8 Pro.
I called Dell and was given a number to call Microsoft; alternatively, I was told that I'd need to go through Dell's tech support at a cost of around $250. 
I am at a loss at this point.  Any suggestions are welcome! 

A:Windows activation problem

Does the sticker affixed to your system say Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro? Does the Edition say Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro? It sounds like Dell send out the wrong Edition of installation media.
Lets try to resolve this first I advise first making sure your BIOS is up to date revision A13:
See here to determine your (UEFI) BIOS revision and update. Ensure UEFI and SecureBoot are enabled:
Next you have a choice install Windows 10 TH2 or clean installing Windows 8.1.
Installation Media from Microsoft will not ask for a product key and automatically pick up your UEFI BIOS embedded SLP key during installation provided the Edition of the Installation Media and your Product Key match. Simply put if you asked for a product key you are installing the wrong Edition.
I advise Windows 10 TH2 over Windows 8.1 see here for details on your Free Upgrade from Windows 8.1:
To Download Windows 10 TH2 installation media see here:
To Download Windows 8.1 installation media see here:

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Hello Everyone,
My Daughters emachine with winxp-home had some viruses and adware
galore. I took the drive out, put it in my XP-PRO machine as slave to
run virus removal, checkdisk, and defrag.
I reinstalled drive in her machine and get this message.
Cannot log on because windows is not activated!

will not let me log on as Administrator, safe mode or user. She lost the
recovery disc.
Is there anyway to re-activate XP-Home

Thank You

A:Windows Activation Problem

Check on the sides of the case or the back, the key should be on a sticker there if its an emachine.

Did you backup the registry before hand ?

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So my father bought me a laptop that already have a Windows 8 OS.
I have this laptop for like a year now and at Oct 11, Windows gave me a message about the activation
Ive already clicked activate and it said "Thanks,you're all done." but when I close it, It's not activated.
So how can I fix this? Do i need to renew it like every year?

A:Problem with windows activation

Hello Stanley,

You could try to activate by phone to see if it may stick afterwards.

Activate Windows 8 by Phone

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I've got a Thinkcentre m700 tiny with Windows 10 Pro installed. According to https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht077446 my PC is eligible for downgrade to Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. I've installed Windows 7 using ISO image from MS digitalriver website (with added usb3 drivers using solution from Intel website). But when I checked the status of activation - Windows wasn't activated. But according to https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht078865 on Thinkcentre PCs "Windows 7 will be activated automatically.". Didn't happen When I called Lenovo support they told me that I have to buy recovery DVD's set in order to install Windows 7. But their own page ( https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/ht077446 ) says that my PC is eligible for downgrade without the condition that I HAVE TO buy anything to make it eligible. It mentions the recovery set - but again without saying that I have to buy it. I don't want a recovery set and all the bloatware, I just want a vanilla Windows 7 Professional to which my PC with Windows 10 Pro is eligible according to Lenovo's own website. Is there a way execute this right without buying the recovery set?

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I've got original Windows 10 Pro as you can see but i got this error. Troubleshoot won't help.


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I have a Dell Dimension B110. When ever I try to log in to Windows it says "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate Windows now?" I click " Yes " , Then it brings me to another window called "Activate Windows" an it says " Windows is already activated click OK to exit ". and it just continues back and forth, I cant log in, I cant run Safe mode, Restarting it doesn't do anything, If i click " No " it doesn't do anything. I bought this computer at a garage sale last year so i don't have any CD's or anything that comes with it. What do I do?

A:Windows XP Activation Problem

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"This copy of Windows in not genuine." prompts on my pc. I tried to activate my windows. The product key is valid but the id is not. I need a technical help on this matter. Thank you.
Anyway, I'm using windows 7 Ultimate.

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