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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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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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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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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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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):
-----------------------------------------
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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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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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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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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After I wiped my PC, due to a virus, I receive a message saying 'Activate Windows'. This pops up every 3 hours and takes me out of whatever I'm doing. I have been on Windows support and the people said they cant do anything. I have Windows 8.1 pro now because I got automatically upgraded. Now I have spent over 3 months following all guides and they're all different from what my problem is. I am willing to spend time with anyone who can help me with this VERY frustrating problem!! Thank you to anyone who can respond!

A:Windows Activation

Hi, did you get it shipped with windows 8? You may need to install windows 8 with your original serial and then upgrade manually to 8.1. Let me know how you get on!

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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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Can I activate windows to go created from windows 8 pro with my genuine 8 key?

A:Windows to go activation

Hello Patrapinak, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sorry, but no. You would need a genuine Windows 8 Pro key to activate it.

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I just bought "xp" legit, I was intending to install on all (3) of my home network computers. the first install went fine, however on the 2nd install I was unable to activate windows xp. Am I not allowed to put this program on all my computers? If not is there anyway to bypass this activation. $ 99.99 was ok for (3) computers but theres no way I'm going with $99. each. Any ideas?
 

A:windows xp activation

Sorry to be the bearer of "bad news" , but if you read your EULA you will see it states one liscence one computer, therefore you need and individual copy for each machine.
 

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why do i keep getting  error messages regarding actvation key recent examples 0xcoo4Fo74.have reactivated my key ,all working well then this morning in the bottom right hand corner of screen windows not genuine reactivate key whats going on Regards
Ron Hilditch

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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 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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HelloI bought hp n210se 1.5 years ago with default windows 8.1 than i upgraderd to win 10 from option that was coming to my taskbar win 10 was working ok but virus disturbed me alot yesterday i decided to reset my laptop and it was stuck on 53 % and says it cannot be reset and give option to countinue with win 10 but when i click to it it stops at hp logo and countinue doing so at last i have to check in to bios and change boot options i have dvd of win 7 so due to my emergency as i am student i have installed win 7 to hope that i will get win 10 back i broke my partition and installed win 7 now when i re instal win 10 it asking me about activation key when i contacted microsoft they said me to contact hp and they can retrieve me back my activation keySorry for long story can anyone help

A:Windows 10 activation

I have a emailed chat with microsoft if anyone want that

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Hello, I bought my lenovo z50-70 online and it was shipped to me through usa.I paid extra dollars to buy activated windows with it. Now, after 2 years probably I somehow corrupted my windows and the only solution I was left to delete the windows and install a new one. So, I did.Now, I cannot find my box of laptop neither I have any activation or product key of my original windows. Please, tell me how can I get that product key of my original windows with came with the laptop?Thank you.

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Code:

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-788W3-H689G-6P6GT
Windows Product Key Hash: yr8OHoeXhbT4dc6MxGYjdAStSPY=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00008
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {1FFDEEA2-F9A6-462E-8D4C-27B9025ACC56}(3)
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_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-->
Office Status: 114 Blocked VLK 2
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 - 114 Blocked VLK 2
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_0... Read more

A:windows 7 activation fix

You have an HP Win7 OEM_SLP Key on an eMachine built well before Windows 7 was released.

You need either to input a genuine Key for Windows7, or reformat and reinstall using the manufacturer's Recovery media for the original OS that was shipped with the PC - probably Vista.

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I have recently had a msg saying my Windows 7 OS is not genuine on my 3 year old satellite[I have Norton firewall and Avast security].
I have a valid product code but Microsoft say I have to buy a new Windows OS at ?75 .

Has anyone else experienced this and what have you done about it??i

A:Re: Windows 7 activation

The question is: which OS version do you use?
If you use original OS version that you got with your machine (recovery image) product registration is not necessary.

Many people use original Microsoft installation disc and try to activate it with product key from Microsoft sticker placed on the bottom side of the notebook. This will not work. This product key belongs to the original recovery image ? version delivered with the notebook.

Have you installed own OS version on your notebook?

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AFTER I USING WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE IT SHOWING VALIDATE YOUR WINDOWS SHOW ME A LINK SO I CLICK ON MICROSOFT WEBSITE   BUT ON THE WEBSITE SHOWING THAT THAT URL OR SOMETHING WRONG SO HOW I CAN VALIDATE MY WINDOWS 7

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More than one and a half years ago, I purchased a Lenovo laptop for a new employee who, after working for four months, left the company. The laptop has since been sitting idle most of the time. Two days ago, I turned it on. I believe I saw a message saying the Windows 8.1 Pro will expire in May. I haven't seen that message since.

What kind of a license does the laptop have that will expire in one and a half years?

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I bought new lenovo laptop with pre-installed win 10, I want activation key for my OS to keep it safe for future use.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

A:Windows 10 Activation key

Hi alexxevior5512,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
As I understand you want to know windows activation key but as your system is OEM and for OEM machines activation key is pre-injecting in motherboard, you have to create OS recovery media in 16 GB pen drive and you can keep OS backup safely, If you will install OS with recovery media, it won?t be ask you for activation key.
 
I hope the above information helps.                   
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Regards,
Ashish
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped.
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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More than one and a half years ago, I purchased a Lenovo laptop for a new employee who, after working for four months, left the company. The laptop has since been sitting idle most of the time. Two days ago, I turned it on. I believe I saw a message saying the Windows 8.1 Pro will expire in May. I haven't seen that message since.

What kind of a license does the laptop have that will expire in one and a half years?

A:Windows 8.1 Pro needs activation?

There aren't any that I am aware of - it's either a 90-day evaluation period or 180 day KMS activation interval.
Should you require a more in-depth analysis please post a WDT diag. report.

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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

Quote:




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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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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Hi, I resetted my laptop to factory setting, through HP support assistant. Now windows is saying my my activation key expired. My laptop has 2.5 years, do you sell them with short term activation keys?

A:Windows 8 activation key

Hi, Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting! No, HP does not sell Windows with short-term validation period nor any other vendor to my knowledge.This is some sort of technical issue. Please, check this article >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03486254and perform the steps mentioned.

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just wondering if windows xp sp1 requires activation?
is it the pro version?

exactly what is the difference between the home version and pro version?

cheers
 

A:windows xp sp1 and activation

All versions of XP require activation
Comparison of XP Home and Pro here:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.mspx
 

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Hi.
Hope someone can help?
I`ve had a HD crash and ended up re installing WIN7 in a new drive.
I now need to activate the product.
I cant find the email with the number sent to me.

I have the offending drive that crashed recognised by my new Windows installation.
All my old Windows files are there.
Is there any way I can get my product activation number from this?

Thanks

Eddie

A:Windows 7 activation help

Hello,

Did you bought windows though microsoftstore ? then you can login with your windowslive id and see your key there.You can also activate by phone for a list of phone numbers see Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers you could try a "windows productkey viewer/finder" but i'm not a fan of those.

windowskey +r type slui.exe 4

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This just happened out of the blue the other night. I get the pop up windows needs to be activated in 3 days message and when I boot the system I get the "since windows was 1st activated the hard drive has changed significantly message."

Computer actually works ok except no sound.

I ran nuke-m ten mbam:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.04.29.03

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
Paul :: PAUL-C5D256C778 [administrator]

4/29/2012 9:56:22 AM
mbam-log-2012-04-29 (09-56-22).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 293740
Time elapsed: 53 minute(s), 41 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 5
HKCR\Interface\{77777777-7777-7777-7777-770077227758} (Adware.GamePlayLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKCR\TypeLib\{44444444-4444-4444-4444-440044224458} (Adware.GamePlayLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKCU\SOFTWARE\I WANT THIS (PUP.GamesPlayLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\mpfapcdfbbledbojijcbcclmlieaoogk (PUP.GamesPlayLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
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A:Windows Activation bug

Have you changed any hardware lately?

Did you try to re-activate? You may have to use the phone system.

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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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We have about 30 PC's with embedded BIOS product keys for Windows 7/8.1 (I don't remember which) But I know that if we put a Windows 10 HDD into the same machine and activate it with that BIOS Key it says it's activated. Does that mean that the hardware ID is now registered with Microsoft as a windows 10 Upgrade?

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I recently purchased this laptop at a flea market...it has been working just fine but now it is requiring an activation key...I was not given any paperwork etc when I purchased so how would I go about obtaining this key?

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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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 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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hello! I just bought the asus x550dp laptop two weeks ago and there's something i cant understand.

1. I cant change my background in the metro

it just appeared blur like this and i cant find any solution to fix it

2. I cant open a group in metro

3. I cant download apps from store even when i already registered for windows account
I've asked the windows support team and they told me to activate the windows with product key
but the laptop shows that windows is activated
and i cant find the product key on the box or the laptop

Is there any solution for these problems?

A:windows activation?

If you only just bought it, new, and you have a legitimate copy of Windows. I would advise you take it back to the store of purchase.

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hi I download windows 8.1 from Microsoft website and u didn't have any production key what can I do ???

 please answer soon as possible

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I recently had Windows Vista and my Hard Drive crashed so I installed a new one and reloaded all the original drivers and programs from the recovery disc. I purchased a Windows 7 upgrade and installed it on my laptop and my Desktop which is a 64 Bit system. It seemed to have loaded correctly but noticed yesterday that I got a message that I needed to activate Windows. So I entered the Product Key # and it kept saying that I needed to re-enter or buy a new program. I can't understand why it keeps saying it when I do have the product key. I never got the message on Vista so what is the system not recognizing ? I woud hate to either re-format my system and reload the Vista program and then upgrade again or have to buy another Windows 7 program. Is there an easier way ?

A:Windows 7 activation

You have to purchase another copy of Windows for the computer you can not activate. You will get a new key and you can input that to activate.

Keys are only good for one machine.

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Hi all!

I have got another question for you!
I found this one the site where i want to buy W7:

(Original text in Dutch)
Activatie van Windows 7 is niet mogelijk indien deze in een andere taal is dan de reeds geinstalleerde versie van Windows, dus van Nederlands naar Engels of andersom is niet mogelijk.

Activatie van Windows 7 is niet mogelijk indien de bits niet overeenkomen, dus van 32-bits naar 64-bits of andersom is niet mogelijk.

Translation:
Activation of Windows 7 is not possible when it is a different language than the already installed version of Windows. E.G. Dutch Windows Vista to Windows 7 in english is NOT possible.

Activation of Windows 7 is not possible when the bit versions dont match, e.g. 32-bits to 64-bits or the other way round is NOT possible.

The first criterium is nota problem. Vista (dutch) to 7 (dutch), so thats okay!
But, I want to upgrade from 32 bit to 64!
I know the installation is possible (clean install)
But, will I be able to activate my 64 bit Windows 7?!
Please help me!

A:Windows 7 activation!

Yes, your key will work and activate on 32bit or 64bit, just not both at the same time.

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