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Q: Windows 7 activation

Hi, This is my first post. Was looking for a little help as im stuck.

My aunties laptop (an old advent q200)wouldn't boot, think the partition was corrupted, so I used partedmagic to retrieve her important files. I then formatted the drive and then freshly reinstalled windows 7 home premium.

During the setup process it didn't ask me for the windows activation code and it doesn't show any option for inputting it under computer/properties (where it should say product id or change product key). Ive tried slui.exe 3 but comes up with don't have correct permissions.

I cant use windows update yet as I need the correct drivers to connect to the internet. So im stuck and any advice would be great.
thanks

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 activation

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy 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 Gents,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Activation Fail and no Phone activation possible.

The error indicates mismatched ID's in the license.

Please first try recreating Licensing Store.

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

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

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

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

Reboot and Post back with a new MGADiag report.

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

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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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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):
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Windows Validation Data-->

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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For my birthday this year, I was getting a brand new motherboard, cpu and ram. My old motherboard we had bought several years ago had been recalled due to problems (which we later found out after the return policy ended, so I have had to deal with my computer restarting itself automatically whenever it pleases for the last 5 years or so now). My dad took me up to Fry's Electronics (a 5 hour trip total there and back) because nobody else around here sells those sort of computer parts we needed. We bought the parts, came home and started putting things together only to find out the sales rep. sold us ram that wasn't compatable with the motherboard We had to turn around and go back up again that next day for another 5 hour trip in our 20 year old car which barely made it home to get the ram.... We got everything put together last night, and nothing will run properly with Windows ME now! Apparently, it was made for Windows 2K or XP. My modem kept coming up just as "PCI Slot" and apparently it didn't want to see it. The other PCI cards seemed to work fine. There were other problems as well when I tried to use ME (like the disk for the Drivers saying the OS is not supported so I couldn't install drivers for the motherboard) The mouse (wireless opitical) even died on me -_-

I figured I would give Win XP a try again and see how it runs on here now. In the past, every single time I tried to install it, the system would restart constantly during the se... Read more

A:Windows XP - Activation?

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Out of the blue, this Windows Activation box says:

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

Then, there's 3 choices to click on:

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

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

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

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

A:Windows Activation Box Said...

Quote:




Contact Dell to help resolve the problem

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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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I have B50-80 80EW laptop, purchased with genuie windows 10 subscription. Recently I had a problem with HDD and it will be replaced soon (under warranty).
      So, the question is, will win10 get automatically activated when reinstalled or this new HDD will create problem regarding activation of windows?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:B50-80 - Regarding windows activation when HDD is ...

Hi rohitSgonnade , 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
OEM product key that came with your system is tied on the systemboard , so any changes on the harddrive would allow automatic activation of the product key as long as the same Windows 10 version is used to reimage the new harddrive.
 
Latest Anniversary Update of Windows 10 would also allow Microsoft Account digital activation even if the systemboard itself is replaced. 
 
Just in case there would be any issue during automatic activation , ensure the connection is stable and allow needed updates to come in . Manual activation can also be done via phone and if there would be any problems , just get the error code and have it reported with technical support or Microsoft as there should not be any problem even after replacement harddrives. 
 
Hope this help answer your query. 
 
Regards

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OK, so here's the thing. My computer is half dead, the motherboard is starting to die one me, the IDE controller is dead on one channel, etc. Enough of my problems, the solution is I'm purchasing a new computer.

QUESTION: I know you have to activate windows when you install it, what do I have to do to install it on a new computer? Do I deactivate this one somehow or something like that?
 

A:Windows DE-activation

I had installed O.S many times before and i have no problems whaT so ever. all i did is boot to cd > create partition(s) > format partition > Supply necessary information > configure some settings and that's all it.
 

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i recovered my notebook with Recovery DVD, when i try to activate it ask to enter product key and when i called microsoft team they also ask product key for activation . windows 8.1 is pre-install in my notebook.plz help

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I had to replace my hard drive & now It wants my windows activation    code & I can't find it anywhere????   Help please I think I only have 3 days! Thanks.

A:Windows activation key HELP!!

Hi, The key is in the BIOS of your machine, please use the following tool to get it:   http://www.belarc.com/free_download.htmlWhen run this tool, it produces a report, scroll down to Software Management section. Windows 8, 8.1 or 10  product key is in there.You can also use the following tool to find out:  https://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/ Note: normally you don't need to activate again.Regards,

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hi i have recently rebooted my laptop with windows 7  when i entered the activation key it appeared to accept  it before i finished entering the key now it wont update due  my error 

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

A:Windows XP Help (Activation)

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

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I recenty bought a Pavillio BE002Tx laptop which has Windows 10 64bit Single Language OS preinstalled when i first switched on the laptop it was working perfectly and it didn't have any activation issue . But when I switched it on the second time it asked me the product key for windows it thought it was an error and i contacted the HP suport , according to the advice it got i installed all the updates into my laptop but it is still showing an activation error . How can i get the laptop's OS perfectly activatedNote : The laptop is still nder warranty . 

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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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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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Hey people,

I recently posted a message regarding a laptop of a friend of mine, requesting help.

Now, i wanted to check if the windows 7 were genuine.
So, i went to the validation page of microsoft, I downloaded the program it asked and I run the check. After checking it told me that the windows 7 are genuine.

Thing is, I asked him about it, and he told me that they are pirated. When I asked for more information, he told me that he downloaded a genuine ISO from digitalriver, and skipped the "enter product key" when installing them. Since then, he has been downloading updates etc, without any issues. The only thing he has done is hiding that notorious anti-piracy update from windows update (KB97 something)

Can this really be? Shouldnt the validation check at least ask him to activate the windows?

A:Windows 7 Activation

Might be that he installed it less than 30 days ago by which time(30 dats or something) he would get asked to enter the product key or his windows copy would get shut down.

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Hello, I have a HP Envy Notebook PC.  Recently, I had to send the Notebook back to factory for repair.  My laptop has since been returned.   THe laptop came with Windows 8.1 installed.  However, a message "Activate Windows: Your product activation key doesn't work".  This is very annoying.  What can I do?

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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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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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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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HI DreadLord101,
 
I'll be helping you fix your issues.
 
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Please check this thread for a possible solution: Pre-Release version expiring

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A:windows 7 activation

Welcome,

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

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

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

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

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A:Windows Activation. -_-

Hi Olliegami and welcome to TSF

You might try a format before reinstalling windows. From what you posted, sounds like the 30 day period has timed out.

Note: Once you have installed windows, don't adjust the date on the clock.
I did that once and thereby exceeded the 30day period. I couldn't get past the login screen you described and had to re-install windows to finish my setup.

Hope this helps,
Mack1

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