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Q: how to get windows activation key

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

A:Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

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

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

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

Cheers
jimbo

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

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

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

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

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

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.
Paul

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Hiya,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows Updates; Windows Activation Error Code 80072EFD

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

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

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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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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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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
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A:Activation Fail and no Phone activation possible.

The error indicates mismatched ID's in the license.

Please first try recreating Licensing Store.

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

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

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

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

Reboot and Post back with a new MGADiag report.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

Roy.

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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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Good day all! I was doing a little looking around on the computer and found the following message under the system tab:

1 day until automatic activation. Activate windows now.

It shows a 20 character Product ID with OEM after the first five characters. I looked on the bottom of the computer and found a 25 alphanumeric Product Key. I believe, under the system tab, it used to say that it was activated. We have had the computer well over a year and I have not done any mods or motherboard maintenance. It is an HP running 7 Home Premium/64 with SP1. Don't want to render the computer useless or run into something costly. Any and all help is appreciated.

Thanks! Duckman

A:Windows Activation Help Please

try using the Activate windows now and enter the key you found on the bottom of the computer and see what happens.

scrooge

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


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-0000007-85085
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {57BED6AC-4853-4D1B-9383-0C6601E0EE0C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
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A:Windows 7 Activation

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

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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

A:Windows Activation Pro (WAP)

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

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I just upgraded my old computer, new case etc. I put in my Hard-drive and boom, i've got to activate XP. I've got all my stuff on there, and i need that computer!

I click "online activation" and it says my there may be a problem with my connection (im using my laptop so definately not...).

I called the phone activation center, i had enter a 42-digit code, and they said they couldnt activate it, and i should go to microsoft.com/genuine and look something up (no other instructions). They just said maybe it was pirated, which it isn't.

I may had a COA sticker on the old case, but thats been gone for years. I need your help!
The Assistant wont accept the online activation, and the automated assisstant says the code is invalid. I've got nothing else to use, i hope you TechGuy can help!
 

A:Help! Windows XP Activation

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Well i reseted my laptop not that long ago and ever since ive been reseting my laptop i get a message saying to activative windows, and when i click on activative, i click on the error details and there is an error. I dont know why im getting this message and i cant modify my computer without a activation.?

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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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Hi,
I m getting this message since yesterday.

This pre-release version of Windows 7 Ultimate will expire in 0 hours

To keep using Windows, back up your files, and then install any edition of Windows 7 Ultimate.

Then after some min it restart on its own.....

my configuaration-

windws 7 Ultimate
SP-1,v.721

now what can u do???

A:Windows Activation

Please check this thread for a possible solution: Pre-Release version expiring

It seems you need to uninstall the pre-release version of SP1 and install the up-to-date RTM version of SP1. This is because what you have is the pre-release version of Windows 7, which has an expiry date.

When I say SP1, I'm talking about the service pack itself, not a complete re-install of Windows 7.

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Sorry if I'm breaking the terms.. Searched and couldn't find anything about this..


Years and years ago I built components for a computer and put it together.. Got a copy of Windows XP Home OEM..

A few years ago I bought an HP computer from Best Buy, Came with windows XP on it.

Recently, I decided to sell the HP To my friend. I decided to re-format it..

I haven't really reformatted and installed windows on a computer since I had been using windows 98 which was very simple and easy. I knew I had a disk with Windows XP on it and just wasn't thinking!

I reformatted, put in the OEM Windows XP disk in and installed it, got the the product key and the code on the actual HP PC did not work. Long story short, I had a product key for windows xp that came from HP and a windows XP disk that requires an OEM product key.

So I tried to figure this out for hours and hours and finally the only solution I came up with was.. sad to say.. a crack, a thing to bypass the activation thing.

My friend asked me to clean out her computer of junk slowing it down.. SO I went over and ran malware bytes, not thinking it detected the bypass thing and indentified it as a trojan and I got rid if it! restarted and now it wont let me on the computer unless I activate it!

I'm not asking for a program to let me bypass it anything.
I'm will to actually buy a retail version of XP and re-install it.

The only reason I havn't done this is because she has a lot of pictures she wants o... Read more

A:Windows XP Activation!

You should be able to take the drive out and attach it in place of a CD or DVD drive in a working pc to salvage the files.

What version of XP did the PC come with? . . Home, Pro or MCE?

If the Dell reinstallation cd matched the version on the sticker, it should have worked fine to reinstall. Otherwise, any retail version will work

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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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i have installed windows xp off my windows disk off 1 of my computers and when i start up i cick activate windows and put my key in for the computer i have formatted and its not going through to the activation centre,

s there a way to change the license key in theregistry or something as i cant activate over the phone because it is saying the id is wrong and i know the license isnt installed on any computers because i have just bought it

so what i need to do is edit some files or keep trying to get to the activation centre
 

A:windows xp activation key

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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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Hi I purchased windows 7 earlier this year and installed it onto my laptop, recently the hard drive was damaged and I have just purchased a new hard drive for my laptop. Can i reinstall my windows 7 using the original disc and my serial key.
Thanks

A:Windows 7 activation Help

Thanks, I originally used it on the old hard drive but this is damaged and cant be used. my new hard drive is clean and needs a operating system just didnt know if i have to buy windows 7 again

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Hello
I have read through this and many other forums in the last two weeks in regards to this issue, I hope this is not a duplicate.
Inspiron 3537 i5 laptop running windows 8 bought from Dell outlet UK in April 2014, certified refurbished. Upgraded to 8.1 straight away and the W10 without issue. Hard drive failed last month, lost everything my daughters laptop, no she didn't make a recovery disk!  I replaced the hard drive, smaller capacity but still SATA 2 and started looking around the forums for solutions for recovery.  I came across a thread here in regards to using  Microsoft  created installation media, which I successfully created to a DVD and installed on my new hard drive. On completion I had a activation problem, although being assured that 8.1 would be activated I was aware that my product key pre installed in the BIOS was W8.  I contacted Microsoft support and was told to contact Dell who informed me that 8.1 would never work and relieved me of £30 and sent  a W8 disk, although annoyed that I am paying for something twice I considered it a type of fine for not creating one.
I clean installed, booted from the DVD, I accepted the licence agreement from Microsoft which thanked me for choosing a pc pre-installed with W8, unfortunately at the end, not activated. I have used these forums and discovered the full key, entering manually, but not recognised probably due to the fact it is not supposed to be entered manually.  I us... Read more

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I purchased this laptop in July of 2014 from Micro Center. It came with Windows 8 installed. I upgraded to 8.1 and then finally Windows 10.  This is a personal laptop I use infrequently. Last week when I turned on the computer it would not boot and got as far as the HP logo with the spinning wheel of death. I tried numerous fixes and finally had to settle for a full clean recovery.  That worked well and I'm now back to 8.0 however I now keep getting the notice:  "You Need To Activate 8.0 (without it I can't update to 8.1 and without that I can't get to 10 if that option is still available). I do not have the windows key / certifcate to enter.  I never backed up or made a recovery disc. Can anyone help me with this?  I would hope that HP will  have a fix for owners like me that this happens to without having to buy an OS for get a  key. In my mind since I bought this the key should be automatically givin to us. Note: I get an error code OxC004C003 on the activation page which I think means I upgraded to 10 from 8.1 using free upgrade offer but somwhere along the way an activation didn't happen. I made no signifcant hardware changes other than installing additional RAM. Thanks for your help out there

A:How and where can I get a Windows 8 activation key after re...

Hello, Welcome to the HP Support forum. If you upgraded to Windows 10 (from 8/8.1) and if Windows 10 was successfully activated back then, you are entitled to use Windows 10 using a Digital Entitlement method of activation with out key. If you prefer, you can install Windows 10 and it should activate fine.More info and how this can be done , here:>> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Trying-to-Boot-From-USB/td-p/582...>> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12440/windows-10-activation  If you prefer to stay on Windows 8/8.1, please let me know how you installed it now. This is important. Did you perform HP Recovery using F11 method / built-in recovery partitions ? If this was not used and you install Windows 8 by other means (other type of Windows 8, not OEM one), you will need a recovery media >> http://www.computersurgeons.com/p-25017-windows-8-64-bit-usb-recovery-kit-736803-003-for-hp-pavilion...  You can also read this article with general advice and steps about Windows 8/8.1 activation issues:>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03486254>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03486254#AbT4  Looking forward to your update, clarification and comments. Cheers!

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Ok, so here's what I keep running into.......I turn off UAC, and within a few hours I start getting a notification that I need to activate Windows 8. It's a legit install, and this only happens when I turn off the UAC.

If I turn UAC back on, then the activation is not a problem and all is good. However, if I try to re-activate with the UAC off, it runs into an error.

Anyone else having this problem?

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A:Windows 8 Activation and UAC

Didn't see this yet.

Does it show as activated with UAC turned on?

It should work without problems.
If you have a legit install, that would need a legit activation (online). Also, legit settings: UAC turned on but of course some users need the UAC off to their own preference.

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hi there!
can any body help me please?
i have win xp home on my pc and another win xp home on my laptop.
i like to put two more computer up for my son and my daugther,
do a have to buy two more windows for them or can i use my windows some how?thanks for answer!
matrix
 

A:windows activation

You will have to buy two more licenses. . the EULA specified one installation per license.
 

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Out of the blue, this Windows Activation box says:

The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for activation

Then, there's 3 choices to click on:

Buy a new product key online
Type a different product key
Contact Dell to help resolve the problem

My desktop picture is all blank/black too (but the icons are still on there.) This is all news to me. I didn't type in anything in the first place.

I've had this Dell desktop computer for several years & this never did this before.

Hopefully someone can help me. (I'd try retyping the long digit product key in that I always had, but it's at my parents' house where I'd hopefully find it.)

A:Windows Activation Box Said...

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Contact Dell to help resolve the problem

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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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Hi
I'm having problem with my friends computer.I installed windows 7 on his computer with my genuine windows 7 cd.I have installed previously windows 7 from same cd on my 2 other computer without any problem.but now on my friends computer message has come up that windows is not genuine.I tried to put in the genuine windows key which came with the cd but it says that this key cannot be used on this computer.I'm not sure what to do now.Is it because he did not activated his windows copy in time and now the time has passed or can it be some other reason.Please help thank you.
RA.

A:windows 7 activation

one copy one machine that is the rules.

If your version is oem technically you could get done by microsoft for installing it on more than one system.

You should have a seperate key for each install which means you have to call microsoft and pay them for a new key.

remember you do not own the copy of windows you have, you bought it to use through permission of microsoft they still own it. Installing it on more than one computer in Microsofts eyes is stealing and piracy.

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Please help me!!!!!  I have reinstalled Windows 7 which came on this computer.  Now they want me to activate it and when I put the Product key code in - It says its not valid.  Have had this computer for about 10 years

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hi,Previously I was updating my device normally (1709 and other) but today when I updated it (to 1803) i lost the activation keyBut When I see in The Seetings I Find out that it's Activated.And It told Me at The end of The Update That my Liscence is Almost Overwhy i've lost my activation key after windows update (to 1803) ??

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

A:Windows XP Help (Activation)

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

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i have orignal windows 10 pre installed when i get my pc but due to some problem i formated the pc and installed again windows 10 home edition now how can i activate my windows 10.

A:windows 10 activation

Hi, How did you install Windows 10 ? It should activate automatically when you come online. Regards.

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

A:Windows XP activation

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

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I reinstalled windows xp and it prompt me to activate it so I did. I then tried to log on after then it asked me that I still need to activate it so I clicked to do so then it says it's already activated, but it just keep telling me the same thing over and over. I tried to do the fix I saw online but it didn't work. I also tried the oobetimer but not really sure what to do . - modify it? To what?
Please help
 

A:Windows XP activation

Have you tried formatting and reinstalling windows XP again?
 

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I installed windows xp a month ago and I activated it. Now it has locked me out, 30 days later, saying windows needs to be activated "to activate now click yes" when i click yes, the activation box comes up and says "windows has already been activated" "click ok to continue". i click ok and it logs me off. And this becomes a vicious cycle if you can see where i'm going with this. What could be causing this?j why is it asking me to activate then telling me it's already activated and not letting me log in?
 

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

A:Windows Activation

James,
Welcome to SevenForums.

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

WINVER.EXE will tell you.

What did you buy for ~$300?

Where did you buy the illegal version?

Did you buy a dvd?

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

Where was the Product code that you had to enter?

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

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

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

A:Windows Activation Pro

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

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Well, I bought a new HDD... my old one had issues and didn't run properly but had a legit copy of XP pro on it. I've still got the XP Pro Original disc but the box&case has escaped (probably while moving house) So, I went to a site to get a serial number seeing as I'd paid for xp anyway. The thing is I have 30 days to activate windows or well, I don't even know myself. My question is, what the hell do I do now? I can't afford to pay another $300 on xp and I can't access my old HD.. do I have any options at all?
 

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