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Unable to activate windows 7 upgrade

Q: Unable to activate windows 7 upgrade

I just purchased Windows 7 64bit upgrade.

I installed it on my Windows XP computer. According to the official microsoft guidance, this upgrade can only be done as a "clean" or "custom" install - in place installs don't work when upgrading a 32bit system to 64bit.

Anyway, I installed Windows 7 no problem, but when trying to activate I am told 0xC004F061 error, This product key is licensed only for upgrading, not for clean installations.

What do I do? This is a valid CD for installing Windows 7 to an XP computer, and I have a valid XP COA - how do I activate the software I paid for?

Bless,
Chris

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A: Unable to activate windows 7 upgrade

Welcome bigonroad

Read this, ask any questions and give it a try. Good luck

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

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After updating to windows 10 I had a few minor problems with the start menu and ran a fix tool to get this working. This tool seems to have broken the sound and wifi (it now won't turn on and cannot detect any sound devices). I tried to do a restore but I misread and seemed to select an option which deleted all the installed software and this has now removed all the initial software from Toshiba.

As such I have a fairly major problem... I could just restore my factory setting but I am not keen to do so and I have been very lax with backups of all but the most important files. Is there anywhere to download the original toshiba software so I can restore all this functionality?

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Well I got a big problem.

A couple days ago I noticed network connectivity issues. Random connection drops, overall bad connection, etc. I recently had some really bad malware and I removed it, so I suspected leftover malware from the start. I went to check Windows Update to see if I missed a security update, and it wasn't even on my computer. Something removed the service completely off my computer, so I found a .reg to fix it. I then started Windows Update and found that I had 30 updates missing and updated all of them successfully.

I then decided to see what was going on with my Windows Firewall, only to find that it was also removed. Wasn't in my services or anything. So I downloaded the .reg to fix that, tried to activate the service, only to run into another roadblock that I still haven't been able to fix, an error stating

"The Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) Service on local computer started then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs".

Ok. So I checked my services again and I believe that some more were completely missing(Base Filtering Engine, NSI proxy Service). So to try and remedy this, I attempted an sfc /scannow in elevated cmd prompt.

Then another brick wall. I get to 59% and then I get this message

"Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation".

Trustedinstaller service is turned on, so I have no idea why I'm getting this message. But... Read more

A:Windows Firewall Service unable to activate, SFC scan unable to work

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All,

First, I will say that I have searched and tried many options to no avail. Here is the history: I bought my laptop with Windows Vista just over 2 years ago (HP G60) with the option to upgrade to Win7 Home. I did a clean install of Win 7 after receiving the disks and replacing the hard drive (it went bad 1 year + 3 days after purchase). I have a dual boot system with XP and 7 Home. It has been working great and nearly flawlessly since that activation.

Last week I had an opportunity to utilize the anytime upgrade to 7 Pro, so I entered the key and it upgraded to Pro with no problems. I didn't realize it needed to reactivate until this morning when I got to work and a screen popped up stating that the Win7 Pro product key you typed is invalid for activation, error code0XC004E003. I have attempted "slui.exe 4" and I only have 3 options, none of which include the telephone option.

I have been to the windows website and been able to get updates, and have run the mgadiag.exe program (results below). The windows website also states that I have a genuine product per the online tests, so I am at a loss.

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M3DJT-4J3WC-733WD
Windows Product Key Hash: xo+ajVSpae7/4VoZjS7m6JL0f3A=
Windows Product ID: 00371-OEM-8992671-00524
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OE... Read more

A:Unable to activate "anytime upgrade" - Error Code 0XC004E003

All,

Problem solved via Windows Answers Forums. Turns out I got a bum upgrade... Will no longer trust co-workers and their stories...

Thanks anyway.

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Hello, I've been trying to activate my laptop for sometime now. I had to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 bit a few weeks back and it will not take my key on the coa sticker. No anti-virus is running on this machine as of yet.


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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-7H9D9-48TKB-XHPFC
Windows Product Key Hash: yTPDVGIeyClxyrImIeMIYdemAck=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9819294-17917
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {B17461A6-0170-4769-877A-9DDF4776BC52}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.151019-1254
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

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A:Unable to activate windows. OEM key

That key should activate. If nothing works, call Microsoft.

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Becasue of security problems, was forced to attempt repair of windows xp sp2. Repair succeeded but then prompted for activation code. I inadvertently may have entered the wrong code as I have several licenses.
Now when I boot - I get the windows login screen - when I click on the user name - error message comes up says - this copy of windows must be activated - options are yes or no - clicking on yes brings up a blank desktop for a very long time and then puts me back at the login screen - clicking on no puts me back at the logon screen right away.
I believe the problem is that windows cannot access the internet to authenticate the activation but I cannot connect to the internet without windows.
A real catch 22!
The system boots in safe mode!
Any help would be appreciated

A:unable to activate windows xp sp2

why was there a repair to begin with, maybe related?

as far as the activation, the best thing to do is to try the repair again and make sure you use the proper key.

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Hello,

I purchased a Lenovo y510p which came installed with Windows 8.1 (not pro). Later I decided to upgrade to Windows 8.1 pro but at that time I didn't activated it. So, right now an "activate windows" mark is coming on lower down side.
So firstly, I quickly bought a genuine windows 8.1 pro x64 key. But now, when I try to activate the computer through activation center, then it says that this key won't work. Moreover when I try the "slmgr.vbs -ipk <key>" method, then it says that key is added but then gives an error saying: "Error: 0xC004E016 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition".

Please let me know that how do I fix these errors and successfully activate my computer.


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4WWMJ-GGFMW-W4YQH
Windows Product Key Hash: Z5C4xjMnp57xbyUq0ZYXNcr4OKA=
Windows Product ID: 00178-10079-46147-AA898
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: 6.3.9600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {E8448E92-1FCA-486D-BA8C-C24B089EF9C4}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 8.1 Pro
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 9600.winblue_gdr.140723-2018
TTS Error:
Validat... Read more

A:Unable to activate Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Do you get error 0xC004E016 when running slmgr /ato ?

Please post a WDT report - it will have more info regarding the reason it's refusing your Win 8 Pro key.

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We bought this laptop about a year ago at Best Buy, but haven't used it much until recently. I see that Windows 8 is not activated, however, when I go the system page to activate it, nothing happens. I have tried EVERYTHING, including: Downloading the Windows 10 update(this won't work unless the current version of Windows is activated)I checked the properties of this PC, and for Product ID, it says "Not Available".Additionally, I used a 3rd party program (belarus) to ID the Windows product key, so I tried to manually activate Windows using the key, and get a message that the key is not valid. I have done this MANY times, just to make sure I'm entering the right key. At this point, this product is near useless, as I can't even install Windows updates until I can validate/activate the current OS.  FYI, the version of Windows 8.1 is Build 9600, whatever that is. This notebook did not come with a sytem DVD or a hard copy of Windows, either. I even tried restting the computer to the original factory settings, and that didn't help either. I'm hoping there is a solution for this - help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello all.

I recently formatted my computer and reinstalled Windows. However, I was forced to use my dad's disc, which is notably a few years older than mine, to install. I had lost my disc, but still had my serial code. Now, I'm unable to activate Windows with the tool that keeps prompting me to do so. It says "Online activation cannot be completed at this time." Obviously my internet connection works fine, but otherwise I have no idea what the problem may be. I was able to update with the Automatic Updater just fine.

My alternative is to either find my own disc (I've been searching for weeks to no avail) or activate it by phone. I would prefer not to have to call Microsoft. Another alternative I could think of would be to take my rig in to the shop which built it for me, and explain things to them. If I give them my serial code, is it possible they may be willing to do a format/reinstall with my code?

Thanks!
~Aika

A:Unable to activate Windows

you will probably need to call them to activate it, if it's a legit install, it's relatively painless process over the phone (at least here in the states it is) have had to do it numerous times at work

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Hello,

I purchased a Lenovo y510p which came installed with Windows 8.1 (not pro). Later I decided to upgrade to Windows 8.1 pro but at that time I didn't activated it. So, right now an "activate windows" mark is coming on lower down side.
So firstly, I quickly bought a genuine windows 8.1 pro x64 key. But now, when I try to activate the computer through activation center, then it says that this key won't work. Moreover when I try the "slmgr.vbs -ipk <key>" method, then it gives an error saying: "Error: 0xC004E016 On a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition".

Please let me know that how do I fix these errors and successfully activate my computer.


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4WWMJ-GGFMW-W4YQH
Windows Product Key Hash: Z5C4xjMnp57xbyUq0ZYXNcr4OKA=
Windows Product ID: 00178-10079-46147-AA898
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: 6.3.9600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ID: {E8448E92-1FCA-486D-BA8C-C24B089EF9C4}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 8.1 Pro
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 9600.winblue_gdr.140723-2018
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A... Read more

A:Unable to activate Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Where did you purchase your new 8.1Pro Key from?
From what I can see, the current Key appears to have been declared 'expired' - I'm not sure whether this means that it's out of the grace period, or that the Key itself is wrong.

You should really be asking this question on our sister forum - www.eightforums.com - where people with more experience of Win8.1 upgrade problems may be able to help better than I can.

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A client brought me an Envy dv7 laptop that had come originally with Windows 8.0. He reported that it had be updated to Windows 8.1 and then Windows 10. He wanted to transfer the machine to a relative, so did a factory restore back to 8.0. He brought it to me to return it to Windows 10. To save time, I did a clean install of Windows 10 and it reported activated. Now, a few days later it says it is NOT activated. After speaking with Microsoft, I was told I had to retrieve the original imbedded Windows 8.0 license key from the motherboard an input it as the license key to activate Windows 10. I don't have any idea how to retrieve that key and from the reading I've done, HP is not likely to be helpful on this. I've even tried Windows 8.0 and 8.1 OEM keys I have in stock, but they do not work.  I'm open for suggestions and/or assistance on this.

A:Unable to activate Windows 10

Hello, This falls under Microsoft responsibility. HP might be able to help you activate Windows 8/8.1 which originally was installed on the PC. After it migrated to 10, it is using MS methods (so to say).  If the computer had previously Win 8/8.1 and was eventually upgraded to Windows 10, then it is activated using Digital Entitlement method, therefore no keys/codes are needed for activation. If Windows 10 is later reinstalled, then it should activate fine without any codes as long as these conditions are met:- the computer is the same- the hardware is the same- the correct Windows 10 edition was installed  If the computer originally had Windows 8.1 (e.g. Standard edition) but now you installed Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise, then it will not work. Most probably this is the case. Based on the official documentation, this computer comes with variety of options and some are Windows 8 (standart/plain edition), the others come with 8.1 Pro. Please, check which one was the edition originally installed, take Windows 10 from MS with the correct edition and reinstall it >> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO Windows 10 should activate fine using Digital Entitlement >> https://support.microsoft.com/is-is/help/12440/windows-10-activation Let me know how this goes.

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Dear Community,
I recently refreshed my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15R 5521). After refreshing process was complete, windows couldn't activate windows. Whenever i try to activate, following error msg appears:-
error code: 0x8007007B 
error description: the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect
I am still unable to activate windows and I dont know what is the product key as well. Pls help. Thanks. 
Balpreet

A:Unable Activate Windows 8

Do you have a MSDM table?
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/download-windows-8-1-retail-and-oem-iso/#OEMKey

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I am not able to activate the Windows 7 with a volume licence key. The error code is 0x8004fe2f. Also tried to activate with the telephonic activation, but while I run the slui 4.exe it not opens, instead of that a pop is coming below right corner like "windows
is not genuine" 
Please revert with your valuable answer. 
Thanks

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I purchased a copy of Windows 8.1 for a PC, and have since upgraded the hardware. Now it appears my copy is no longer "active".
The "Activate Windows" program states "Windows can't activate. Try again later"
Clicking on the "Error details" displays a blank box (see image).
Running slui 4 hangs / spins at "call and provide your installation id"
slui 3 states my key doesn't work
Running the windows update diagnostic provides these fixes:
Service registration is missing or corrupt - Fixed
Windows update error 0x80070057 - Fixed
Problems installing recent updates - Fixed
(Note none of these are fixed, and it provides this output every time the diagnostics tool is run)
Booting from the disk and running a refresh states the drive is locked and must be unlocked.

Any help would be very much appreciated!

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:19:33 AM, on 6/17/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17126)
Boot mode: Normal
 
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\RealNetworks\RealDownloader\realupgrade.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinRouterMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyHeritage\Bin\FTBCheckUpdates.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Real\RealPlayer\Update\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinSetup.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\DllHost.exe
 
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://start.toshiba.com/g/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=255141
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = 
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = 
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\... Read more

A:Unable to activate Windows Defender

Hi there,my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.     HijackThis is not the preferred initial scanning tool in this forum. With today's malware, a more comprehensive set of logs is required to determine the presence of malware.    Scan with FRST in normal modePlease download Farbar's Recovery Scan Tool to you... Read more

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Hey.  Basically I made some hardware changes to my computer (a year ago or so) and now Windows is requiring another activation.  Problem is, I don't have access to the Internet through that computer and when I called tech support they told me that because I can't produce an installation ID# (there wasn't one on the dialog box), I have to format and re-install the OS.  I really don't feel like doing that (not just because I tossed the installation CD my computer came with), and this is Microsoft after all, so I'm basically asking is there another way to activate?  Would an Internet connection get the job done or is there something else I can do?  Thanks...

A:Unable to activate copy of Windows XP Pro

Activation...is the province of Microsoft...as is every version of Windows.  PA protects MS property/legal rights.
 
Are you saying that you tried a telephonic activation?
 
I've not heard of "installation ID"...a user needs the license/key to activate.
 
If the system is an OEM system (made by Dell, HP, etc.)...a change of key hardware items has been considered a change of system by MS...since 2006 or so.
 
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/oemeula.htm
 
Louis

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I'm unable to activate the app notifications. I dont know why, but this is disabled.
When I put the mouse above the notification icon, I can see the message informing that "the notifications is disabled"

When I access the configurations I can see that the "show app notifications" is disabled, but i'm unable to activate it.

Someone know how fix it?

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I recently upgraded my Inspiron running Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.  My computer appears on the list of tested computers for the upgrade by Dell.  No problem with the upgrade or how it works now.
BUT - windows won't activate.  It says I need a key from Windows 8.1.  I don't have a key - it was embedded in the computer.  I have gotten mixed answers from Microsoft.  One says it should activate with the Nov. version of Windows 10 - which I have, one says I have to roll back to Windows 8.1 and then go find the key.
I used Belarc advisors to see the Windows key on my computer.  It is not valid per Microsoft.  And they say sometimes embedded keys are encoded.
Help - I need a Windows key to activate. How do I get a windows key for my computer??  I am out of warranty - so Dell wants money to talk to me.  

A:Windows 10 upgrade won't activate

You have 30 days to rollback.
I would do that first.

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I had activated the Windows 7 x64 Sp1 yesterday, when I came back this morning, all the devices ( I worked on two yesterday ) reverted back to the message "This copy of Windows is not genuine." Can anyone provide assistance?

Here is the MGADiag report...

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows Product Key Hash: xgsndMkYdJsYmUng0qIJ/thx+HI=
Windows Product ID: 00371-868-0000007-85309
Windows Product ID Type: 1
Windows License Type: KMS Client
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {602C9120-0CA2-42C1-9CB5-F5FBE0EABC72}(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.160317-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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

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

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

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      Well, I guess you get what you pay for. I purchased a "genuine" copy of Vista with case, documentation and valid product key, I verified it with "Magic Jelly Bean" on-line. However, Windows won't activate because the product key is already in use. I've tried looking on-line for product keys but none of them work.
 
      Could some direct me to a sight to find a working key or should I just toss the disk and chalk it up to experience.
 
Cheers
 
 
Mike
 

A:Unable to activate Vista Windows says Product Key already in use.

Who did you purchase this disk and key form, a retail store or perhaps ebay? 

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The random pictures that would appear in the lockscreen all of a sudden stopped changing. I went into the Settings for the Lockscreen to find everything has been grayed out/disabled and I am unable to change any of the settings. (see attached screenshot) Any suggestions on how to fix?
 

A:Unable to activate lockscreen slideshow Windows 10

Are any other personalization settings greyed out also ?
 

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My computer was repaired and required re actication of the windows XP home edition. Unfourtunatly I did not do it within the time fram. Now it brings up a logon screen that requires a password that I do not have. How do I reactivate it. I have the key stuck in the computer.

Help
 

A:Unable to Activate Windows XP home edition

If you bought the computer with Windows Home Edition OEM, then there should be sticker somewhere on the case with your key on it. Try that.
 

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Hello,

I'm in a twist and I'm not exactly sure what the problem is.

I bought a new laptop with Win8 pre-installed (and immediately updated it to 8.1).
I decided after a week to buy an SSD and installed Win8.
I now find there is no product key to be found, and can't seem to activate Windows.

1. I've tried a few things. I tried to enable UEFI in PC Settings, but the setting isn't there (does this mean my laptop doesn't support UEFI?)
2. I entered my BIOS. CWM was enabled, and pwe enable. But SECURE BOOT disabled. So I enabled SECURE BOOT, but regardless of what options I select, the laptop keeps booting into the [Legacy] BIOS, possible because there are no BOOT OPTION PRIORITIES found any longer?

And where I'm at. My problem is activating windows, and if UEFI is an option, enabling it.

A:Fresh 8.1 install, but unable to activate windows

amalething, welcome to EightForums. Look here to find your product key

Product Key - Find for Windows 8

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.6

First off, thank you to whomever helps me work this out.

The problem: I have recently inherited a Eee PC c/XP sp3 and wanted to install Openoffice on it. Attempting to install open office triggered an error, which requested I update to the latest version of IE. Upon trying to activate windows update in order to install IE and any other necessary updates I run into a series of errors preventing me from activating it. I then tried to dwnld/install IE 8 from microsofts update page, which was on 50% successful. During the install I encounter a ieseptup.exe - Bad image error which reads:

The application or D:: C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuapi.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

And that is where I am currently at.

A:Unable to activate windows update/install IE8

You do not need to update IE8 to install Open Office. Any browser Firefox, Chrome etc will work
For your other errors, go to Start/Run and type SFC /scannow put the XP CD in and it will replace any missing or corrupted files from the disc

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I bought a new laptop (GIGABYTE P35K-CF2) a couple of days ago and have been struggling to activate it without making any progress. In contrast with other threads I have been reading on the forum, I am not trying to install a different OS version at all. I just need to activate the Windows 8 Professional that was pre-installed by default.

I understand the current Microsoft approach is to embed the Windows Product Key in the motherboard (encrypted in the BIOS/UEFI) in order to minimize piracy, etc. I also understand this allows for the Windows installation to directly read such product key and activate it automatically. Well, for some reason this is not working on my brand new laptop.

Allow me to explain in detail what has been happening during the last 24 hours:

1) I noticed a pop-up window that required a new Windows key since the current product key was apparently blocked. Please notice that up to that point I didn't change anything regarding to Windows itself. In fact, I only installed a couple of programs, including an antivirus. Automatic updates were also turned off.
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The product key didn't work. Try a different key, or buy a new one.
(...)
Current edition
Windows 8 Pro
Current product key
*****-QPBRC
(...)
Activation details
Error Code:
0xC004C003
The activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked.
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2) I run a small program ( wpkey / Windows 8 Product Key Viewer) to check my current product key in order to confirm the previous informa... Read more

A:Unable to activate Windows 8 Pro (OEM) / Error 0xC004C003

Try to use "slui 4" command. Windows 8.1 Activation Error: 0xC004C003

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I had a spare Lenovo S10-3 laying around that was elibable for the free Windows 10 Home upgrade.  The upgrade went fine but I now have no wireless connections.  The hardware switch is in the correct position and I have tried new drivers and a new wireless card.  Fn+F5 does not bring up a control panel any longer.  Does anyone know what turning on WiFi from that panel actually did?  Does it change a properties setting or something else that I can get to another way. Does anyone know if a USB WiFi adapter will work in place of the internal one?





Tom Ballenger AKA GR8RYDLenovo S10-3 running current Windows 10 Home 2GB RAM

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Hello,

a friend of mine has the following problem:

He bought a Windows 8 Pro upgrade licence, but did a complete new installation. But now he can't activate Windows 8. He is owner of a valid Windows 7 key, but there is no option to validate your Windows 8 licence, if you did a new installation. Former Windows installations asked you during the installation for a valid CD/DVD of a former Windows version, but this is not the case. So how can he activate his Windows 8 now?

A:How to activate Windows 8 upgrade from a new installation

Begging MS for assistance is the only supported way, apart from a reinstall of the base qualifying license, and doing the upgrade properly.


telephone activation (operator calls)
Open the Charm bar
in Search type
SLUI 4
and hit the Enter key
follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Hi,

3 days ago I update my HW (MB, CPU, RAM & SSD), so after reinstalling all drivers and after couples of reboots I was awaited by this message on desktop "Activate Windows, go to setting and activate windows." so I do that I go to "Settings/Update & Security/Activation" there I select "troubleshoot" and than select "I change hardware on this device recently" and after that I get message "Unable to Activate Windows / We can't reactivate Windows as our servers aren't available right now. Wait for a few minutes or try adding your Microsoft account again."

What can I do next, has anyone have any solution?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Ok I've been trying to find a solution for 3 days now. I've ggogled a lot but only found the standard ways but nothing helps.

The problem at hand is this:
I'd been using Windows Search (in the explorer upper right corner and start menu) often and intensely. After a session of using CCleaner and a reboot my Search Service didn't work anymore. It even disappeared in the Service Manager (services.msc). I found that the files SearchIndexer.exe, SearchFilterHost.exe and SearchProtocolHost.exe were missing from the system32 folder and the syswow64 folder. The file SearchFolder.dll is ok and there BTW (in both folders).
I used "DLL Suite" to download these files but they seem to be incompatible with my system somehow. Since the cmd prompt "regsvr32 SearchIndexer.exe" gives me the error that i should check the compatibility of the file for a 32 or 64 bit version of regsvr32.exe.
Furthermore when I add the files manually then it appears in the Service Manager but it says "Failed to read description. Error Code: 2" and if i try to start it "failed to find the patch specified" (the event viewer displays an error with the same message).
When i activate the search service through the feature manager it works fine, configures to 30% then reboots, starts off at 35% and - at the last try up till now - it got through to 98% then immediately switches to failure configuring-revert changes and the files get deleted.
I cant rebuild the index (i think it wo... Read more

A:Unable to activate Windows Search after sudden self-deactivation

What did you clean with CCleaner? If you cleaned anything in the registry, look in your Documents for a backup that starts with cc_ ####, and merge it back into the registry.

Also, have you tried a system restore to a date before you had this problem?

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RELEVANCY SCORE 55.2

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit
Nature Of The Problem: The sticker on the bottom of the laptop has some characters erased which is why i am unable to activate my windows. I downloaded windows 7 and burned it and boot installed it without any problems, however i am unable to activate it. Please also check the image attached to this post to see the sticker itself.

Please help me out with my problem, that would be really helpful.
Thanks.

A:Unable to activate windows due to a missing product key character

Please remove your image -- as soon as possible! I can make out nearly all the letters, and with a little guessing, could probably figure out the two I can't see clearly. The first person to guess these properly can easily steal your product key.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

Hi Everyone,  I just swapped out the hard drive in my ThinkPad T510 and replaced it with a zippy SSD.I installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 thinking I have my Windows 7 COA (clearly visible under my battery).But I was unable to activate Windows 10. I called Microsoft and they said yes, I have a geniune copy of Windows 7 BUT that the OEM (Lenovo) was blocking the activation. I called Lenovo and they said it's a Microsoft issue. I called Lenovo again and they said I needed to pay $45 for recovery discs because my "real" Windows 7 code was secreted in a system board, and once I retrieved that, I would have to install Windows 7 on my new SSD, then upgrade to Windows 10 and the activation would take. Um, really? Isn't there an easier (and cheaper) way to accomplish this? Again, my Windows 7 COA is clearly visible under my battery but it didn't work. What am I doing wrong? And can anyone out there make it right? Thank you so much!

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A friend, who exhausted his resources at hand for trying to clear my infection, recommended I post here.

The issue:

* Was getting google search result redirects (seemes fixed after changing my DNS server)

* Cannot start Windows Defender (message: The Windows Security Center Service can't be started.)

* Cannot start Windoes Security Center Service

* Cannot start Microsoft Security Essentials (appears for a brief moment before evaporating)

* Malwarebytes comes up clean, Rkill comes up clean, Spybot detects two registry changes, says it "fixed" them, but the error remains in subsequent scans.
So, dear bleepingcomputer forum, here is the results of my DDS:

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by Andrew at 16:39:12.25 on 12/05/2011
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.2.1033.18.6143.4261 [GMT -2.5:30]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
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A:Unable to activate Windows Security Center, Windows Defender, etc

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.8

FAQ: How to install, reinstall, upgrade and activate
Windows 10 (by Ed Bott)

Carey Frisch

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RELEVANCY SCORE 54.4

Hello everyone,A friend asked me if I could restore it's performance of it's laptop and make it go 'faster' again.So I did the usual Disk Clean and Defragmentation also I noticed the AVG was acting weird.Every time I started AVG Free, I would get a 'Server is busy' dialog with 2 available options, Switch to or Retry, which basically do nothing.After reinstalling AVG few times, uninstall, avgremover, search and delete, ccleaner, install and still getting the error.I tried Housecall, but that couldn't find any threats, so used Spybot S&D, got a few tracing cookies and MalwareBytes with some stuff, can't remember what.Also i've updated my drivers with Driver Genius Pro.Anyway I found this site after a bit of Googling, and ran a DDS scan, which worked like a charm, but the first attempt of GMER gave a BSOD, second time it worked, however it was slow as hell and freezed from time to time, after 18 hours it stuck on a freeze that it couldn't get out from.I'm kinda curious what is eating this computer and promised my friend I would help 'fix' his computer, so please help, thank you.Greetings Rob//EDITAlso i'm unable to Enable the Windows Firewall for some reason and Windows XP language is Dutch------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by rob at 14:33:37,84 on vr 11-06-2010Internet Explor... Read more

A:AVG server is busy dialog and unable to activate Windows Firewall

Managed to run GMER in safe mode, here is it's log:GMER 1.0.15.15281 - http://www.gmer.netRootkit scan 2010-06-12 10:12:41Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3Running: gmer.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\rob\LOCALS~1\Temp\fwryqpog.sys---- Devices - GMER 1.0.15 ----AttachedDevice \Driver\Kbdclass \Device\KeyboardClass0 SynTP.sys (Synaptics Touchpad Driver/Synaptics, Inc.)AttachedDevice \Driver\Kbdclass \Device\KeyboardClass1 SynTP.sys (Synaptics Touchpad Driver/Synaptics, Inc.)---- Registry - GMER 1.0.15 ----Reg HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\DShowPreview.VideoPreview\CLSI@ {457A23DF-6F2A-4684-91D0-317FB768D87C}---- EOF - GMER 1.0.15 ----

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did anyone get this Error code: 0xC004F034 after upgrade to windows 10?

A:after upgrade windows 10 cannot activate Error code: 0xC004F034

I get the exact same error. Any improvements so far?

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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Hi, I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit from Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit when Windows 10 launched, then a few months later, around New Year I decided to do a clean install. I made an installation disc with the program from Microsoft's website and did the procedure, skipping when asked about a product key.

After that, however, I started getting messages that "Activation failed because this device doesn't have a valid digital entitlement or product key. Error: 0x803F7001". That is even though I still have the emails from when I upgraded to 10 and my old install is still listed on my Microsoft account. When I asked Microsoft on the phone about this they told me I needed either the key I used for Windows 7 with which I upgraded or a new Windows 10 key. My old key is long lost and I feel I shouldn't have to pay for a new key when it is pretty clear it's the same machine and since it's also stated I don't need a key after a clean install after an upgrade.

Is there any way to prove that my laptop is the same one that upgraded from windows 7 so that I can get my OS activated? Any and all help is much appreciated!

Here are some of the things that I already tried per advice elsewhere:

- A program that shows the Windows key. It found a key but when I tried it in Change Product Key in settings it thought about it for a while and said "Windows can't activate with this product key" with the same error 0x803F7001 as before. I will probably call Microsoft tomorrow about... Read more

A:Windows won't activate clean install after upgrade from Windows 7

ever use method 2 here http://www.fixerrs.com/2015/11/fix-a...x803f7001.html

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RELEVANCY SCORE 53.6

I have a PC that had a copy of windows 7 Enterprise on it. I did the upgrade to windows 10, but am told it is not activated and it won't activate.
I need to know if I can buy an OEM version of windows 7 or 8 and activate using it's key, or if I can buy the full version of windows 10 which is for new installation, and use it to activate? I do NOT want to reinstall new since I have many programs I do not want to reinstall.

What is the best way to go abut activation?

A:how to activate a windows 10 upgrade on a previous copy of Windows 7 E

If you have 1511 you can just use a key to activate 10.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.8

As mention in the title, unable to activate Maya and unable to see any chat msg on yahoo messenger. I do not know what is wrong with my laptop. When i log into my yahoo messenger and start chatting with other people, i wont be able to see my msg or other people msg as well. And i have Maya downloaded and it wont let me activate, it having a blank screen. I think something wrong with my laptop or maybe out of date drivers.

A:unable to activate Maya and unable to see any chat msg on yahoo messenger

Hello -
can I pop 2 quick questions in first -
1/ Has Maya been working for you recently ?
2/ Do you live in the UK or USA -
 
Thank You -

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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: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {6961CC5B-D816-4FC2-84DA-A23FD6E1B7D7}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.170512-0600
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

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

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

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

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 77F760FE-153-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-23... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 52.4

I just spent the last three hours on the phone. I was transferred 5 times and no one could help me. I want to rage beyond words right now.

So here is the problem...

I have a legitimate copy of Windows 7 ultimate. (that I bought in 2010 from my college.)

When windows 10 came out I made a mistake and did a CLEAN install not knowing the idiotic rule of not being able to validate the old windows 7 key. (validation only works if I did a windows 7 to 10 upgrade FOR SOME STUPID REASON.)

Now I am stuck in windows 10. My windows 7 key will not validate to re download windows 7 in order to UPGRADE to windows 10.

I have the disc of windows 7 but I do not have a CD rom. (so I will need to do a USB install)

When I call Microsoft they check my key (to ensure it is valid) they say everything is fine with it, but like I said I cannot use it.


I have not given this key to ANYONE. I also did not deactivate it before the windows 10 clean install.

When I attempt to download the windows 7 download and enter my key I get this response...

"Error
The product key you entered appears to be for software licensed through an Enterprise Agreement. Please contact the Volume Licensing Service Center for software recovery options or visit the Volume Licensing Home Page for more information on Enterprise
Agreements"

Someone please for the love of god help me. Every person I have talked to on the phone or on a forum for Microsoft has been the opposite of helpful. The... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

Hello everyone. So after remembering that I've read this would be possible at some point, I did some research and found that it's indeed possible to activate Win 10 w/ key from 8.1 after latest big update. I wanted to re-format the SSD and start from scratch. I bought PC w/ Windows 8.1 pre-installed and eventually upgraded to Windows 10. I had it up-to-date and I was logging in with email.

However, now when I've installed Windows 10 and updated it w/ 1511, I still can't activate my copy of Windows. This is the error I get: http://i.imgur.com/PmzIwDj.png

Does anyone have any idea how to activate Windows 10? Should I call someone at Microsoft? It's a business PC, so I can't have Windows that aren't activated or with illegal key, so I need to have this resolved within a few days tops. Any help would be very much appreciated!

A:Unable to activate Windows 10 w/ Windows 8.1 key

I am surprised W10 did not activate automatically. From your first upgrade on this laptop you will have created a digital entitlement recorded on the MS servers for your laptop. Any new installations of W10 on this laptop will pick up that entitlement automatically and activate. You should not need to enter a product key.

The only reason this might fail is if you picked the wrong edition of W10 when you downloaded the ISO file for your latest installation. It could be the language did not match, English versus English International or something like that. The W10 edition needs to match the W8.1 edition you had originally.

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

Hi

I have a laptop here. I have been forced to do a repair install on it and when entering the Welcome screen, XP lets me know that the prodict is not activated. Would you like to activate now? Yes No.
Either answer results in a windows shutdown jingle and loops back to the welcome screen to start the game again.

Have tried in safe mode, but the same happens with the exception that it also let me know that Microsoft cannot activate in Safe mode.

I have performed many many repair installs with XP, first time for this!

As a sidenote, wgatray.exe was playing up a fair bit before the reinstall. Lots of red marks in the even viewer.

The cd I am using is a system builder XP SP2 and the key is legitimate.

Any ideas guys and gals?
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server running as my KMS host. This server has been in production for over 18 months. It services both Windows 7 Pro, Ent, Win8.1, Office 2010 Pro Plus and Office 2013 Pro. I set this KMS up via the VLS on 2012 and manage it via
VMAT 3.0 version 6.2.9200.0. After I replaced my 2012 server kms host key with the newer one that would activate Windows 10, did an offline via telephone activation. My issue is that now I can activate all my servers (2012 r2) but cannot activate any Windows
7 Pro/Ent workstations. My main error is "The software licensing service reported that the product could not be activated. No key management service (KMS) could be contacted. With that being said, I've checked to ensure that the KMS service is running
and that port 1688 is open. This was accomplished using PortQryUI. I also have verified that the KMS host is properly registered in DNS. Within the KMS event logs, I have Evt ID#12290 and in the Volume Activation Management Tool logs I have VMAT Runtime Evt
ID#1000 with error 0xC004F074. On any given WS (Win7) the Application event log shows Evt ID#12288 with 0XC0000022, 0x00000000 as it starter, with no #12289 entries. I've read where I should remove the newly installed host key, reboot, reinstall, activate
and then reboot. The strange thing is that when I run "slmgr.vbs /dlv all" I can see the newly installed host key as verified by the last 5 digits and it shows active and licensed. If I run "... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.8

Hello,

This machine is a very common model in my environment and I have done many fresh windows installations using the OEM license key without issue. however, on this particular machine, it reports it cannot activate because it cannot contact the KMS for activation.
Again, to clarify, this is the OEM product key that has been automatically pulled over from UEFI and NOT a MAK/KMS key.


I've run diagnostics as typically requested for this type of issue and can provide any additional information you might need. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated!!


The failure event:

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP
Date:          11/2/2015 10:21:03 AM
Event ID:      8198
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Temp-PC
Description:
License Activation (slui.exe) failed with the following error code:
hr=0xC004F074
Command-line arguments:
RuleId=eeba1977-569e-4571-b639-7623d8bfecc0;Action=AutoActivate;AppId=55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f;SkuId=c06b6981-d7fd-4a35-b7b4-054742b7af67;NotificationInterval=1440;Trigger=NetworkAvailable
Event Xml:
< Event xmlns="http://schemas.micr... Read more

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RELEVANCY SCORE 48.4

Hi,
 
I've had this PC running XP for a while. I got it used and installed an old copy of XP Pro my dad gave me.
 
I've never been able to activate it. It can't connect to Microsoft activation server. Also, when I try phone activation, the system at the other end won't recognize my installation id.
 
I've tried running various genuine diagnostic programs from Microsoft such as OGAplugininstall but get the error 'installation failure. Failed to copy files. 0x80070003'
 
I've kept the computer going by resetting the Oobetimer every month. However, nothing I do now can get the activation clock to reset. Oobetimer goes back to it's original value after I reboot.
 
Any suggestions on how to proceed? This is an old computer, 2002 gateway, and when I originally asked a tech guy, he wasn't sure of it could run win 7 or not.
 
Thanks.

A:unable to activate on xp.

Sounds to me as a patently illegal install.
 
I suggest that you pursue this issue directly with Microsoft.
 
As for your question about Win 7 capability...see Win 7 Hardware Compatibility .
 
Your illegal install of Windows is a direct violation of BC Forum Rules (see link in my sig for more exhaustive list).  Applicable excerpt follows.
 
"No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences."
 
This topic is now closed.
Louis

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