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Q: Windows 7 Activation

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

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Activation

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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

A:Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

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

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

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

Cheers
jimbo

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

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

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

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

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

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.
Paul

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

A:Solved: Acronis keeps asking for activation after activation

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

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Hi Gents,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4MHKM-R9MG4-B9DC6
Windows Product Key Hash: fS2p+9FFNHo2N74fO2AYkN6aX6E=
Windows Product ID: 00359-312-2766597-85458
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {CABA53C2-FBFA-4CBE-BCEA-C50D8F29804C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:Activation Fail and no Phone activation possible.

The error indicates mismatched ID's in the license.

Please first try recreating Licensing Store.

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

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

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

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

Reboot and Post back with a new MGADiag report.

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

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Hiya,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you very much

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

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

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

Kari

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Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
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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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!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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Hello all,
I have a very specific question that i can not find an answer.

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

Roy.

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

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Hi all,

I have a pc with windows 7 installed.
I own a genuine windows 7 dvd.

My wife has a laptop and would like me to install windows 7 on it as she is not keen on winxp.
Would I be ok installing on her laptop or is this not legal?

simple question but I don't know the answer....

Thankyou.

A:windows 7 activation

1 liscence key for one PC.

If this is a retail version of Windows 7.... The key can be uninstalled from one PC, and installed on another PC.

If this is an OEM version of Windows 7... You are pretty much locked down to the PC you installed it on. You cannot interchange the liscence key.

To answer your question... It would be illegal to install one Windows key on 2 different PC's.

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How many times on average can you activate Windows on an unchanged hadware computer before it becomes invalid?

Cheers
 

A:Windows XP Activation

With no major hardware change, I don't think there is a limit . .

wrs
 

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how to activate windows 8 pro?

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If i want to activate 1000 windows 7 through kms how can i do i t?   

I dont want to go to every pc and run slmgr command ??? is there any solution through which i can activate 1000 windows 7 machines at a same time 

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Code:

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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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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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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great........so now I could be in doo doo. It hasn't happened yet........hopefully they will change their minds......not much I can do about it now......advised them it was not a good idea
 

A:Windows xp activation

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

A:windows 8.1n activation key

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

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When i log on, it says "this copy of windows must be activated with microsoft before you can log on" so i click yes, and it says windows is activated, takes me back, and it just loops!!!! so how do i fix this? my cd drive is not working for some reason. i changed HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion to 1 like someone suggested in another post. i cant find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFTNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon though for some reason. PLZ HELP ASAP!

 

A:Windows XP Activation HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I purchased a used gateway computer with windows xp sp2 for my son. When I went to windows update it could not validate the machine. I used magical jelly bean key finder and have the key. When I printed off key it also printed " not installed or supported". What can I try to do with the key. Can I add it to the registery , and how, or should my next step be to call microsoft? Hope it is a good key. Should of thought of this sooner
 

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

A:Windows activation

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

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Recently I was given a new computer with Windows XP installed.I started the registration process but was interrupted before I could enter the Product Activation key.I shut the computer down thinking I could resume the next day. I could find nowhere to enter the activation key.I have had no prompts to do so. What now? Any help will be greatly apreciated.
james

A:Windows XP Activation

You Dont Really Have To Worry About It... What Type Of Xp Are You Using?

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My computer had to have a hard drive replaced.  They reinstalled windows but I keep getting a page requesting windows activation.  I tried calling the number but they say the windows doesnt exist.  What do I do?  Bought the computer from best buy several years ago. 

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

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Do you have to activate windows home edition on microsoft website?

also..

Ive read loads about coa numbers and product key numbers are they the same thing? and which do u use to activate at microsoft if you have to do it?

Thanks in advance...lol...i know im lame when it comes to computers!!!
 

A:Windows xp activation ?????

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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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I have used windows on my pc for a couple of years, it as suddenly started asking me to validate. I have entered the product code, checked it n times, but it will not recognise it and now will not allow sending email and screen saver drops out?

A:Windows activation

Where did you get this copy of Windows?

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Hi i have a Samsung Nc-10. I aquired it second hand and shortly after found out it was running on a trial version of windows. I am new to owning my own laptop and didnt realise i had the product key on the underside of the notebook. So i found out how to renew the trial through safe mode for a further 30 days. I have now renewed the trial version 4-5 times and it seems i can bypass the activation no more. I am now stuck as what to do. I know i could take it into a shop somewhere and they could sort it in 20 minutes but i am currently travelling australia and ever so low on funds for food, let alone technology.

Any help would be greatly appriciated.

A:Windows Activation

See if this helps:
How to activate Windows XP

At some point you should be prompted to enter the key which as you said is on the tag on the bottom of the laptop.

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ok, a computer was upgraded from win2k to winxp pro with a windows upgrade version ....

but now, needs to be reformated and reinstalled...

how would i go about doing this?

format, reinstall win2k, and upgrade?

also, what about re-activating it? any issues there?
 

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My PC has recently been hit with ransomware. 
 
My Windows Defender was up-to-date but I noticed that my Malwarebytes wasn't and the virus seemed to have slipped through the cracks of my security.
 
I followed the DIY instructions on BleepingComputer on how to get rid of the ransomware, but the instructions were weird. 
 
How were you able to gain access into your PC through "Safe Mode with Networking", when the Windows Act. Pro. is the first thing that blocks you from gaining access the moment you enter your password??
 
I did the "Ctrl + Alt + Del" and I was able to get rid of the Windows Act. Pro. but now all I see is a black screen with "Safe Mode" on each corner of the screen.
 
The instructions seems to go about as if the ransomware never popped up, allowing you to install Malwarebtyes and scan your PC without an issue, yet I can't even do that. I might just format my PC if all else fails. 
 
My question is, how do you bypass WAP in Safe Mode so I can scan my PC for any viruses? I already downloaded Malwarebytes (the latest version) onto my external hard drive (from my laptop), and it's ready to be plugged in and install the anti-virus software. I just need to get into my infected PC on Safe mode
 
I havent made any changes on my motherboard, or CPU.
I use Windows Defender and Malwarebytes.
I use Windows 7 SP1

A:Windows Activation Pro... HELP!?!

I did the "Ctrl + Alt + Del" and I was able to get rid of the Windows Act. Pro. but now all I see is a black screen with "Safe Mode" on each corner of the screen.
 
When you are at this point try to ctrl+alt+delete and go to task manager, then you have the option to start a new task (File -> New task).. write explorer.exe and windows explorer should be started and you will be able to access to your computer/files

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

Thank you very much!

A:Windows 8.1 activation

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

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I replaced the motherboard in my HP laptop, and now the product key code has been blocked. How do I activate Windows?
 

A:Windows 8.1 activation

If it's a retail license call Microsoft (because those can be transferred).

If it's an OEM license call Microsoft anyhow, as they may OK your motherboard replacement.
 

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

A:Windows Activation Pro

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

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Good day all,
Need your help,,,

After installing Windows7 ... Check on ALL CONTROL PANEL to see the remaining days countdown! In fact this part was disappeared! doesn't show! blank!

1/Why is that?
2/How to re active or get that part back?

I would like to see the countdown days at that part,, which will also allow me to active or change key but am currently not able!!

Thanks in advance,,,,

A:Windows activation

open your start menu, right-click COMPUTER and choose PROPERTIES.

Under WINDOWS ACTIVATION, what do you have?

if you see what I've attached, Windows is activated and genuine and there is no "countdown".

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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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Here is the situation:

New custom build from scratch: purchased chassis, cpu, hd, mb, psu, etc seperately. Also purchased an OEM vers of W7 Ult from NewEgg, knowing that I do not really need MS support. Prior to the purchase, MS customer service told me over the phone, that if I purchased an OEM vers, it would come with a product key, that I could use to activate the OS. But I am having a problem.

I bypassed entering the prod key upon the install, as I did not have the DVD case handy (that's where the prod key is located - on the outside back of the DVD case), knowing full well, I would have the ability to enter it later on.

And this is what I am trying to do now, but it isn't working. Can't activate over the internet; try by phone automated system, no go. Get a rep from the activation dept. on the phone, give him the MS generated activation id (not the prod key), and he tells me this is an invalid id. So, already I am confused, because if the prod key was wrong, I would not have been able to continue. But I was; this tells me that the product key was entered correctly. So now, the rep transfers me to customer service, who takes the case number given to me by the activation dept. rep, and then proceeds to tell me that he can not help me - that he needs to transfer me to the activation dept. "Hold on" I say, and explain the situation. He then transfers me to technical assistance, and when I tell the rep what is going on, he now proceeds to tell me that he has t... Read more

A:Windows 7 activation help, please

Change Windows 7 Key | How to Change Windows 7 Product Key

try this

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

A:windows 8 and 7 activation

Hello Louberk, and welcome to Eight Forums.

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

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We have purchased the desktop computer HP Pro 2000 machine  with OS(Serial No. SGH022SGVB , Product No. VK189AV) and when we are goint to restore windows 7 professional, key is generated as 00371-OEM-8992671-00008. Please can you send the product activation key for windows 7 professional.

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Dear sir/mam,
I have a windows 7 system builder,which will not activate.It keeps saying,"invaled product key.I have reinstalled this software several times and had no problem activating windows.And now,I reloaded my software again and it refused to activate.
Can you tell me how to activate my windows 7 system builder oem product key?
Thank you,
John Pearson! (Pearson1943)
 

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whenever I activate win 8 consumer preview , it displays ''error code 0*80072EE2Error description: The operation timed out.''someone please help me!

A:Windows activation

Hello Mir Tabraiz,

Sorry, but the Windows 8 Consumer Preview expired on January 15th 2013. You will no longer be able to activate it.

You'll need to either purchase Windows 8, or go back to whatever you had installed before.

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