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Q: Windows 7 Activation

I recently added more memory. I am now getting a message to activate within so many days. Entered product key and would not let me activate. Called somewhere in India and they said my product key was blocked. Any help would be appreciated.


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-0000007-85085
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {57BED6AC-4853-4D1B-9383-0C6601E0EE0C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
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
Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Users\user1\AppData\Local\Oxy\Application\oxy.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed
File Scan Data-->
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watadminsvc.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\npwatweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watux.exe[Hr = 0x80070003]
File Mismatch: C:\Windows\system32\wat\watweb.dll[Hr = 0x80070003]
Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{57BED6AC-4853-4D1B-9383-0C6601E0EE0C}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-3MBMV</PKey><PID>00426-292-0000007-85085</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-99723723-2557746579-689333418</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Model>8935A47</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>LENOVO</Manufacturer><Version>7OET24WW (1.03 )</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070628000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>49323507018400FA</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>LENOVO</OEMID><OEMTableID>TP-7O </OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>
Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002
Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514
Name: Windows(R) 7, Ultimate edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
Activation ID: ac96e1a8-6cc4-4310-a4ff-332ce77fb5b8
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00426-00170-292-000000-00-1033-7601.0000-2352014
Installation ID: 004581361436348330999300899230457792989364059304830664
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Partial Product Key: 3MBMV
License Status: Initial grace period
Time remaining: 41760 minute(s) (29 day(s))
Remaining Windows rearm count: 2
Trusted time: 8/24/2014 1:25:09 PM
Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0x00000000
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 8:17:2014 14:52
ActiveX: Not Registered - 0x80040154
Admin Service: Not Registered - 0x80040154
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:

HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: MgAAAAEAAwABAAIAAAABAAAAAgABAAEAeqiYCMPx/JAY7C4IpnMSbfZwGmcWXVrnsg0=
OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A
OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
Windows marker version: 0x0
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC LENOVO TP-7O
FACP LENOVO TP-7O
HPET LENOVO TP-7O
BOOT LENOVO TP-7O
MCFG LENOVO TP-7O
SSDT LENOVO TP-7O
ECDT LENOVO TP-7O
TCPA LENOVO TP-7O
SLIC LENOVO TP-7O
SSDT LENOVO TP-7O
SSDT LENOVO TP-7O
SSDT LENOVO TP-7O
SSDT LENOVO TP-7O
SSDT LENOVO TP-7O

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A: Windows 7 Activation

You need to do this tutorial so are experts can see if their is a problem.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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

A:Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

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

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Hi there
I recently changed a MOBO from an INTEL based one to one using an AMD PHENOM processor -- W7 didn't want any new activation rather surprisingly. (Broken Mobo and I had a spare ASUS MOBO lying around).

However the first time I switched to using a LAN cable instead of a Wifi USB adapter I got the "Hardware has changed - please activate windows. OK it activated fine -- however seems strange to me that a MOBO change didn't call for any activation (Disks, memory, DVD device etc were canaballized from the old machine) but a simple switch from Wifi to a LAN did. !!! The internal logic of the activation process seems totally illogical and bizarre. (Running W7 x-64 ULTIMATE). !!!

Cheers
jimbo

A:W7 activation -- new MOBO fine but LAN connection wants activation

In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Every time I reboot this one computer at my site, the Activation is gone.  I reactivate the computer and windows appears to be genuine, but once I reboot again windows once again requires activation.
MGADiag results:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
 
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows Product Key Hash: xgsndMkYdJsYmUng0qIJ/thx+HI=
Windows Product ID: 00371-868-0000007-85573
Windows Product ID Type: 1
Windows License Type: KMS Client
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {E8AB3244-A396-4A36-9853-78537C5B42AF}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160408-2045
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
 
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
 
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
 
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070... Read more

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I recently performed a system recovery because I was unable to back up to earlier time before we started having computer issues. Anyway I performed a recovery. Stumbled accross this by accident that windows has 3 days before it wall automatically activate. So I clicked activate. It gave me this message header. "The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation". There are 3 options. 1 is to Buy a new product key online. 2 is to type a different product key. 3 is to contact Hewlett-Packard Company to resolve this issue. I contacted Hewlett-Packard Company and they had me call Microsoft. Microsoft wants to charge me $100 for something I already own. Very confused. Anyway does anyone have a fix for this. Thank you

A:Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation

Hi
You have two choices:
You may either reinstall using the recovery partition, if you have one.
or
You could look for the key on the computer. It can be anywhere, including the battery compartment, if you have a lappy.
As a last restort you can try to use magic jelly bean, but I have doubts since you reinstalled.
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

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Hi, my Windows 7 Professional is activated for a long time.  However, the Windows 7 Professional OS require me to re-activation after the installed display card was suddenly  unrecognized by Windows OS?  Is there any method to prevent recognition
again by Windows OS if the display is intermitted fault?

Thanks.
Paul

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Hi guys , I installed ATI 2010 Home, Boxed version made a backup image to external HDD. got a message saying I had 30 days to activate trial version? I restored the backup image and I activated ATI , offline, I then received a message saying thanks successfully installed. When I access ATI now I get the same box asking for activation again. the options are Try out, Buy, Activate, Cancel . I was thinking of reactivating online , but am wary of further messing up the install . I have not registered the product yet , Had a look at the Acronis register page ( they tell you Not recommended to access the page) ? Any ideas with this one ? options uninstall , reinstall? Try activate online? Anyone experienced this problem?
 

A:Solved: Acronis keeps asking for activation after activation

Hi guys, this ones solved, I took a chance11 rebooted, connected to the internet, started ATI and reactivated online it worked . Same as last time only the ATI icon seems to be different, have tested it a few times and goes straight into Acronis without problems now. Done!
 

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Hi Gents,

Hope someone can help me here. I've been using a retail version of Win7 Home premium 64 for about 2 years now with no issues.

During that time I've reinstalled the product possibly 6 or 8 times. Excessive I know but when things start to go wrong I like to start fresh again. Anyway from memory the last 2 times I have had to use phone activation.

A couple of weeks ago I dropped my laptop and killed the HDD. Put in a new one and reinstalled Win. I've just tried to activate with no luck. I went to phone activation and being lazy I typed in my old code I had saved from last time.

Now I can't activate and when I try and open the phone activation box I get a pop up from the toolbar saying the copy isn't genuine and nothing more.

Is there a way to resolve this or have I pissed off the activation so much that I actually have to shell out for a new copy?

Thanks in advance and I'm located in Thailand if that makes a difference.

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4MHKM-R9MG4-B9DC6
Windows Product Key Hash: fS2p+9FFNHo2N74fO2AYkN6aX6E=
Windows Product ID: 00359-312-2766597-85458
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {CABA53C2-FBFA-4CBE-BCEA-C50D8F29804C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Sign... Read more

A:Activation Fail and no Phone activation possible.

The error indicates mismatched ID's in the license.

Please first try recreating Licensing Store.

Recreate the Licensing Store
Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-Click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator - accept the UAC prompt
Run the following commands in the Command Prompt window, using the Enter key at the end of each

net stop sppsvc
(wait until the service has stopped before entering the following lines)

CD %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
REN tokens.dat tokens.bar
net start sppsvc
slui.exe

After a couple of seconds the Windows Activation dialog will appear.
You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key, or Activation may occur automatically.
If you are asked for your Key, use the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case

Reboot and Post back with a new MGADiag report.

(Note: the Line 'CD %win......\SoftwareProtectionPlatform' is all on one line - it may be broken in the Forum listing)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi!Windows tells me that it wants to be activated on the machine mentioned above. I don't see any sticker with a license code on the case. So i tried to read the license key from the BIOS. This gives me HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487. Windows says that this key is a standard key and that i have to enter my individual key. But where can i find this key?Thanks in advance for any help!

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I just completely reformatted my computer after a suspected malware attack.
The first thing I tried after reformatting and doing a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit edition was to run windows update. I received the error code 80072EFD. This is before I installed any software, firewalls, or antivirus programs. I also get this same error when trying to activate windows or office, or when trying to set up Microsoft media center.

I do have internet connection. Both firefox and internet explorer work perfectly fine.

I have been in contact with microsoft, but nothing has worked so far. I thought I would see if anyone here had any ideas.

Here are the troubleshooting steps I have already done. Please read through these before posting as you can see I have already tried a lot of things!
1. Waiting 15 minutes and trying again
2. Restarting the computer
3. Adding windows update websites to the internet explorer exceptions list: http://*.update.microsoft.com https://*.update.microsoft.com http://download.windowsupdate.com Microsoft Support http://update.microsoft.com https://update.microsoft.com
4. Verifying internet connectivity (internet works fine)
5. Tried it with Windows firewall on and off. No other firewalls are installed.
6. I tried this before any anti-virus was installed. I have since installed AVG free and tried again both with it running and disabled
7. No software accelerator programs are installed
8. windows update is not using a proxy ser... Read more

A:Windows Updates; Windows Activation Error Code 80072EFD

Please post an MGADiag log (while I try and digest the current logs)

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

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Hiya,

I am having a problem with my windows 7 home premium 64bit. I wiped my computer to try and get a new graphic card to work( never got it working, gave up and went back to my old graphic card) Since then I have had to wipe my computer a number of times, I kept having to wipe my computer since the same problem kept happening. Which is that my windows will crash and wont work after about 1-2mins after start up.

I thought it was my disk so I installed it from a usb windows installer and has been runnign fine for about 2 weeks until I was free to do the phone activation of my windows, I phoned up the activation after using my computer for a while then after I phoned and it came up genuine (like normal) I went to get a drink befor doing more work and once getting back to my computer I opened a new tab on firefox it was very slow on the internet so I clsoed my browser and tried to reopen it and but it woulnd't open windows has frozen completely so I pressed the restart button on my case and let it boot up and then it wouldn't let me do anything.

Does anyone have any idea of how come my computer seem to freeze and refuse to work once I use the windows phone activation?

A:Windows wont work after using windows 7 home phone activation

What makes you think it is the activation? Did you go click on "Start Button", right click on "Computer" and left click on "Properties"? When the screen comes up scroll down to the right bottom of the screen and you should see a "Genuine Windows Logo". If it says something different then there is an activation problem.

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We purchased a VLK with Software Assurance from a local distributor here my question is what if from their VLSC License the Operating System listed are

10 Windows 7 Professional
82 Windows 8 Enterprise
15 Windows 7 Enterprise

We don't want to install Windows 8 as of now to our office and we wanted to retain the Windows 7 Pro and Enterprise as our Operating System. Do we have a problem for Activation if we still insists to used Windows 7 Pro and Enterprise Operating System using the Windows 8 Enterprise 82 Licenses?

Thank you very much

A:Activation Windows 8 Enterprise VLK but wanted to install Windows 7Ent

There is no way you can use a Windows 8 Enterprise licence for anything else than Windows 8 Enterprise. You simply can not activate Windows with a product key belonging to another Windows version and edition.

With those licences you can install and activate 27 25 Windows 7, not a single more.

Kari

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Hello all,
I have a very specific question that i can not find an answer.

I bought a new pc and i want to buy Windows 10 Pro. I have found a very good price for a Windows 7 Pro license which will give me a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

I will have the key in the following days but the pc is assembled and ready.

(1)Can i clean install Windows 10 Pro and activate it with the windows 7 pro key that has never been activated even for a windows 7 machine or
(2)should i first install windows 7 pro, activate it with the key and then clean install windows 10 and activate it with the windows 7 pro key

Thank you.

A:Activation of Windows 10 (clean install) from a Windows 7 Pro edition

Hi Trod,
You can install W10 NOW and you dont have to activate it immediately, theres a 30 day grace period.
So when you get your W7 package you can activate it with the product key.
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums.

note your purchased W7 pro licence MUST be either System builder or retail or it will not activate

Roy.

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I owned the Lenovo IdeaPad 320 laptop and it was installed on Windows 10 Home. I upgraded to a Pro patch, and forgot that I did not have the activation key and now I want the activation key or way back to the Home version

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

A:windows 8.1n activation key

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

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Hi,
I purchased/installed windows 10 pro from ebay (CoA). I enter the PK and windows does get activated.
<This PC><properties> displays: "Windows is activated" . I'm used to seeing a genuine stamp on the left
side of the screen, it's not there.
Has windows dropped this or do I need to do something?
Thanks,
Keith

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Hi everyone,
I have just formatted my laptop and installed a new version of Windows 8.1,
At the beginning it was all ok, but after some hour it started saying that it's not a genuine version and that I need a product key.
Initially I had a genuine Windows 8 on my laptop, is there any way to rescue my product key?
Could you tell me what to do otherwise? I also read some things about cracks like KSMPico but I never used anything like that so I've no idea what to do with those.. I plan on upgrading to Windows 10 soon anyway, so I wouldn't mind getting something temporary.

Thank you very much!

A:Windows 8.1 activation

this utility will show you your OEM key and what version of Windows 8.1 its for. Showkey - Windows 10 Forums You don't really need to know what the key is, just what version was installed at the factory. Once you know what version you need go here, Create installation media for Windows 8.1 - Windows Help and download it. If you install the correct version it will automatically use your OEM embedded key without you having to type it in. Just so you know talking about cracks and cheating activation will get you banned in the blink of an eye. You might want to edit any such reference out of your post.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
Clean Install - Windows 8

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I recently upgraded my PC from Win 7 Home Premium to Win 7 Professional, but now every few days my desktop wallpaper disappears and turns solid black, and in the lower right corner I get the message that "This copy of WIndows is Not Genuine" and it then prompts me to re-enter my serial number and re-activate my copy of Windows 7 on-line. Has anyone ever encountered this problem before? Right before this happens I get a cryptic error message to the effect that there has been some change that has called the authenticity of Windows into question. It's pretty annoying to have to keep activating my copy if Windows 7 evety few days. Does anyone have a clus as to why this is occurring and how I might be able to resolve it?

Thanks for any and all advice!

A:Windows 7 Keeps Asking For (Re-) Activation

Did you change some hardware after upgrading to Pro? Retail keys get tied to a hardware hash so if you make significant changes, you may get deactivated. But it shoudnt happen off and on.

Random deactivations can happen because of a permissions problem. Follow the steps here.

Genuine Windows 7 Became Pirated? Make It Original and Activated Again - Tweaking with Vishal

I can take a look at your mgadiag log for clues. For that, download mgadiag, run it, click on the Copy tab, paste into notepad, save as .txt file and upload the file here.

go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

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I've had OEM version of XP installed for 6 days and activated it and registered on the day of installaton. Now 6 days on windows is asking me to activate and register again with the mesage '25 days left to activate' above the icon.

What's going on?
 

A:windows XP activation

Seems as though it has not accepted the activation.

Re-activate it. Its able to be done as many times as you want on any unchanged installation and it does not cost anything, so assume you have tried?
 

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Hi Everybody,

I updated to Windows 10 last week from what I thought was an activated version of windows 8.1, but now I'm stuck with an "Activate Windows" watermark in the bottom right of my screen (which goes over everything, not just the desktop) and I was wondering if in order to activate windows I could just buy a new product key, or would I need to re-install windows with the new product key. If anyone could give me any other idea of how to resolve my problem I would be truly grateful.

A:Windows 10 Activation Help

First thing to try is to activate it using your windows 8.1 key (change product key) from activation menu.

Use showkeyplus to extract 8.1 key if you do not know it.

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great........so now I could be in doo doo. It hasn't happened yet........hopefully they will change their minds......not much I can do about it now......advised them it was not a good idea
 

A:Windows xp activation

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I got my laptop about a month ago now. And Windows Vista Basic was already installed. Also Windows Office was installed. Recently i have been getting windows activation popups and i dont want to ring to activate! But when i tried to verify my Windows Vista online it wouldnt let me! I dont know what to do! Help!!!

Thanks!!

X

A:Windows activation

Hello Gaga, and welcome to Vista Forums.

If Vista will not activate online, then you will have no choice but to do a phone activation. However, since you have a OEM Vista and not a retail Vista, you will need to call the OEM (brand of laptop) instead to have it activated. You can check at your laptop manufacturer's website to find out the information you need to contact them.

I hope this helps,
Shawn

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I bought a refurbished laptop from walmart in march 2106. I  have tried too many times to count to activate windows. I always get the  windows can't activate . Try again later message. Walmart says there is nothing they can do.  Can anyone offer a solution?   Also when my laptop tries to update it will try and fail then try again and fail again before finally restarting, taking anywhere from 20 min to 45 min .ty

A:windows activation

When requesting assistance, please provide the complete model name and product number (p/n) of the HP computer in question. HP/Compaq makes thousands of models of computers. Without this information it may be difficult or impossible to assist you in resolving your issue. The above requested information can be found on the bottom of your computer, inside the battery compartment or on the startup BIOS screen. Please see How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? for more assistance locating this information. DO NOT include your serial number.  If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Please click the White KUDOS "Thumbs Up" to show your appreciation

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I purchased legal licence for windows and I know that KMS activator (KMSPico) is illegal method to activate windows and office. I never plan to use it but I'm interested how that activator really works. I've always thought windows is secure system since activation process is online with serial key that is unique to every legaly purchased licence. I would be very thankfull if someone answered this couple of questions :
1) Who made KMSPico , did some hacker write it in c++ or is it microsoft product ?
2) What does KMSPico actually do to windows system so it can bypass online activation, how it actually works ?
3) Why didn't microsoft protect its system with windows update ?
4) How can I protect my system from activators like this ?

A:About windows activation

 
I purchased legal licence for windows and I know that KMS activator (KMSPico) is illegal method to activate windows and office. I never plan to use it but I'm interested how that activator really works. I've always thought windows is secure system since activation process is online with serial key that is unique to every legaly purchased licence. I would be very thankfull if someone answered this couple of questions :
1) Who made KMSPico , did some hacker write it in c++ or is it microsoft product ?
2) What does KMSPico actually do to windows system so it can bypass online activation, how it actually works ?
3) Why didn't microsoft protect its system with windows update ?
4) How can I protect my system from activators like this ?
 
 
1) Microsoft supports a licensing mode called Key Management Service (KMS), but it is typically only used (available?) for volume licensing accounts.  I remember playing with it at work a few years back and it seems like there had to be some number (I want to say 25 or more -- but maybe it is only 5?) Windows systems for the KMS system to become operational.
 
I'm not familiar with KMSPico, but based on a quick Google search it reveals that KMSPico is not a Microsoft product and appears to primarily be used to facilitate software piracy of Microsoft Windows.
 
2) I've never used KMSPico and do not know specifically how it works. (I don't think the discussion would be permitted on this forum)
 
3) Microsoft d... Read more

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Hey guys, I recently changed my service provider from DSL to Cable. Now I have to call Microsoft to activate my windows 7.

Is there any way to fix this problem?

A:windows 7 activation

Just call them, here are the steps: Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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I have an Acer aspire 5745PG laptop touch screen,it was running windows 7 when new,I bought windows 8 pro and installed it then upgraded to 8.1 pro,i lost a lot of space on my hard drive so i wiped it with wipedrive that cleared up my hd size so i did the same again installed windows 8 with my disc i bought from pc world then upgraded the free upgrade to 8.1 now i get activate windows message all the time,when i try it says i need to buy another key.It works fine the 8.1 pro apart from constant messages asking me to activate.I tried activating by phone but to no avail.

A:windows 8.1 pro activation

Welcome to EF,

Run this to check licence state.

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I am building two similar computers at the same time and when i went to install windows today i came to the same problem, only one solved itself and the others being really stubborn. For both of them windows installed and came to the windows login screen where i got/get a popup saying i have to activate windows before i continue, then asks if i wish to do it now. For one computer i clicked No and signd in and i was in windows with a 30 day reminder to activate windows. From there i was able to install the ethernet card and service provider information, then sign right on and activate. However the other computer wont get past that login screen! I have hit No 50 times and tried going to the end of activation then hitting Remind Me Later but i cant get anywhere. Please help and thank you in advance
 

A:Windows activation

This may be silly but have you tryed just activating it? Through internet or telephone.
 

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I had my computer cleaned up after it was infected, so I lost the Chinese language as well. I was told to reinstall windows xp in order to add Chinese back, so I did that using a CD I bought from the computer store. I followed the steps till I was asked to "activate" xp, and I did that. The screen froze after I clicked "yes". I also tried to reboot using F12, but it gave me the same message after a few steps.
 

A:windows xp activation

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I had to perform a system recovery due to a virus problem. My virus program blocked a couple of viruses (some email about a package at the post office) and when i clicked to remove them my system crashed. Afterward ,when i tried to boot up it would keep crashing (blue screen). So i performed the system recovery. Everything seems fine except when i try to activate windows i get code 0xc004e003 the software licensing service reported that license evaluation failed. Now this is an acer that had windows pre-installed. This is the second time i've had to do a system recovery. The first time i got a set up with number codes and a phone number to call (microsoft) and by following instructions i was able to activate it (sorry for my explanation , i hope you can understand it). Any help or suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks.

manny

A:windows 7 activation

Sorry to tell you this but your in for another microsoft chat. Either that or complain to Acer.

Rich

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Good Day,
Company PC currently re-installed to Windows 7 Ent to a replacement HDD, these PC is working and activated both Win7 Ent but we need to replace the HDD for something technical reason, after I re-installed our standard software including Windows 7 Ent version
and going to activation using our existing product key, Windows 7 Ent activation failed with an error code 0XC004C020, I I research the error code and found out that we already reached the limit of activation, but my Question is, is there a way to remove the
two (2) PC name in Microsoft to free up the product key that I used before.
I am Hoping to find a right answer.
Thank you and more power.

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i bought a hp pavilion 15-n205tx laptop but i unable to activate my windows 8.1 pro 64 bit till yet.please suggest my activation key.

A:for activation key of my windows

Hi, Are you sure it came with Windows 8.1 Pro (64bit) ? If yes the key is in the BIOS of your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/Regards,

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I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC.
I have activated it Successfuly.
MY question is .In the future when i have to reinstall my OS i have to activate again and again.
Instead of doing that there is a Microsoft Digital Signiture(a file about 7kb) which is written somewhere on my hdd.That file contains the Confirmation ID#.This can be used in case of reinstalling of OS,so i dont have to activate again.INstead you just enter the confirmation ID and then the activation is completed.
Is it true this or how does Windows 7 keeps the Activation.
i dont want to activate every time.
That is why i would like to know if such file exist and that is?
Thanks
 

A:Windows 7 Activation

Activation is only a click away, why bother finding another route? Unless you are going to upgrade multiple pieces of hardware at the same time, then you'd have to do phone activation.
 

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

i tried the help desk and they said that the only way was to re-instal win 8. activate it and then upgrade to win 10. is there any other way ?

Thank you for your time.

A:Windows 10 activation.

That's the only way.

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i have instoled my windows 8.1 single language in my HP Pavilion laptop,
and after instaled different activation key for adding aditional futures i got a result in '' windows 8.1 BILD 9600 '' error
plz do some think for this.

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If I purchase and install windows 8 on a windows 7 machine, can I then install and activate the windows 7 on a different machine

A:windows 8 and 7 activation

Hello Louberk, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If it's not an upgrade copy of Windows 8 you purchase, then you could. Otherwise no.

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 Laptop crashed, I did an advanced usb reinstall and now I keep getting code to activate windows 8.1 problem is windows was installed on laptop when I purchashed the laptop so I don't have full product code and can't get windows store updates.

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RECENTLY REPLACED THE HARD DISC AND CONVERTED FROM WINDOWS 7 HOME BASIC TO WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE, SERVICE PACK 1.
ACTIVATION IS NOT POSSIBLE WITH THE HELP OF OLD PRODUCT KEY, PLEASE SEND ME NEW PRODUCT KEY

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Hello all

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

Thankyou for reading this and helping me

Jon

A:My Windows 7 activation

Hello Jon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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

A:windows XP pro. Activation...

Yes...activate your Windows installation.

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

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I installed my copy of 7 ultimate in a virtual machine, been running that way since January 7 of this year. I forgot about it, and installed it on my laptop. After updating it, it now says I have XX number of days to activate, I chose to activate now and it says that the number is not good. I went back to the machine I forgot about and checked that and that shows it is activated. My question is what do I need to do legally to activate the copy on my laptop and deactivate the one on the virtual machine?

Thanks

A:windows 7 activation

Welcome,

You can only have one copy running. Remove it from the machine that you no longer want to use Windows 7

Then call the number that I will give you shortly, and explain, in a polite and professional manner, They will take care of everything

In this order:
Remove the OS from one computer
Call this number
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/e...n-centers.aspx

Explain the way you did to me. They are professional and polite, They will activate you. Have your number ready.

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When I first installed Windows 8 I got 2 free WMC keys. I used one on my Windows 8 system and never used the 2nd one. I have installed 8.1 preview using the ISO and Hyper-V. Today I used "Add features to Windows 8" using the unused WMC key to install WMC on my 8.1 virtual system and it worked great.

Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

Jim

A:Windows 8.1 and WMC activation

Does you copy show an expiration date?

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i am using windows 7 .
I am getting windows problem.
Repair windows pop comes.
https://www.punelaundry.in

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I've had OEM version of XP installed for 6 days and activated it and registered on the day of installaton. Now 6 days on windows is asking me to activate and register again with the mesage '25 days left to activate' above the icon.

What's going on?
 

A:windows XP activation

Seems as though it has not accepted the activation.

Re-activate it. Its able to be done as many times as you want on any unchanged installation and it does not cost anything, so assume you have tried?
 

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Hi

I switched on my computer and following happened-

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

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

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

A:Windows activation

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cmos checksum error - defaults loaded




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

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