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

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

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

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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 have found many threads about this (common) problem. My motherboard died, and I replaced it with a new one, a new processor, and added an ssd while I was at it. The old C: drive is intact, but not installed - so I could potentially reinstall it and and use it temporarily. But I would like to have a new install present. So I did a new install with my old Windows 8 pro disk and key. It did not activate. I followed the instructions here Activate Windows 8 by Phone and after reading the string of numbers the recording told me my product was not valid. I did not hang up, as it says at the end of the instructions, but microsoft did. I can't seem to find a simple support number to call and talk to an actual rep to tell them what happened.

I would like to do that. But I guess that I could reinstall the old HDD with the previous (activated) installation of Win8 on it and deactivate it? Would that allow me to then remove the old HDD and boot from the SSD and have my key work, or activate by phone?

It seems like it would be easiest to just talk to a rep, as that solution worked for many people on this forum with the same problem it appears. How could I get a Win8 activation rep or tech support on the telephone?

TIA!

CRaig

A:New mobo + ssd, activation problems

Hello Craig, and welcome to Eight Forums.

1. You need to try between business hours and days:
? United States: Monday through Friday, 5:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Pacific Time.
? Canada: Monday through Friday, 5:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Pacific Time.
? TTY customers: , Monday through Friday, 5:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Pacific Time.
2. You can try the following direct activation numbers:
Direct Activation number: (888) 725-1047
1-800-936-5700
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If you live somewhere else:
Try the appropriate phone number listed here: Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:
Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers
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Microsoft Support Contact Information: Microsoft Support
General Microsoft contact site: Microsoft Support
1-800-642-7676 (1-800-MICROSOFT)

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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If I upgrade my mobo and processor and install my xp that has already been
"activated" for my old system will microsoft let me reactivate it in my new system? For that matter if I reinstall on the present system that it is already on will I have to reactivate it?
I'm kinda confussed about this activation stuff.

A:xp activation after upgrading mobo and processor

and welcome to the Forum

If you reinstall, which is the smart thing to do, you will have to activate . . it's quick and simpole, even if you have to call. Don't let it bother you

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Model #       17-f053usProduct #    G6R30UA#ABA Windows 8.1 I bought this laptop new 16 months ago and  both USB 3.0 port failed and it's now out of warranty.  I purchased a used mobo 763422-501 the same as the one in the computer now.  I've been reading on the board that after a mobo change you must reactivate windows 8.1 and the key is imbedded in the BIOS.  Is there a way to get the activation key from the BIOS before I start the replacement?  Do I need the activation key from the mobo that is in the computer now or from the replacement board? Are there any other pitfalls I might encounter with this replacement?

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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: *****-*****-MPTKF-XQK86-8WKXF
Windows Product Key Hash: 5P+0G/6hvLi9JAPS36JtW2yQCBI=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-0631022-32752
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {AAAD2855-89CE-4F3A-81D0-DB1BE9ECFBC7}(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: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150316-1654
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_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-800... Read more

A:Mobo swap causing re-activation issues

The major limitation of an OEM license is that it cannot be transferred between motherboards - it's locked to the first one on which it is activated.

If you're lucky, and get a friendly Activation operator on the day you try, you may be able to persuade them to allow activation on the new motherboard - otherwise, you're SOL.


telephone activation (operator calls)
Click on the Start button
in the Search box, 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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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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ProDesk 400G1 MTWindows 8 was orignal operating systemUpgraded to Windows 10 recently Issue:   Replaced orignal mobo that crashed.  Original HP mobo crashed.  Replaced with higher version 2.0 than the 1.2 that it came with but same maker. Getting two errors:1. at boot up - Invalid Chassis Serial Number2. Windows 10 boots and works great - did not need to reinstall O/S - but Windows 10 does not activate Solutions?  Is there a way to fix this without reinstallation?   Something in BIOS/EUFI that needs updating?  Thanks, Darryl

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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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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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Hey everyone.
My Machine is an AMD Athlon with WIndows XP.
The other day I booted up my PC and it told me that I needed to reactivate Windows. I also wasn't able to connect to the internet. I re-activated Windows via phone and noticed my Device Manager window was empty.

My first attempt to fix it involved me going into regedt32 and selecting Hkey_Local_Machine/System/CurrentControls/Enum and changed the Permissions to Allow Full Control and under advanced I clicked "inherit from parent permissions."
After that I found out my Plug my Play was de-activated. That solved my problems for the Device Manager. It shows my Network card as being functional and the light is blinking.

I still have no internet connection and as far as I can tell no sound. I ran ipconfig /all under cmd and it shows that most of my Media States are disconnected (under all Ethernet Adapters). Also IP Routing and Wins Proxy are NOT enabled.
 

A:No Internet connection after Windows re-activation.

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Heres the situation. My brother bought a new laptop with vista, but he didnt realise he had to activate it. When he brought it to my house it had stoped working (because it had ran out of trial period time) i ran the laptop and it asked for the activation code which i typed in from the bottom of the laptop it then asked to connect to the internet and this is where the problem occurs i took the network cable out of the back of my desktop PC (on which the internet works perfectly fine) and slotted it into his laptop so i tried then letting it connect to the internet and activating but it could not access the internet ive tried several things but i cant actully access windows to mess with any settings. He said when he had the laptop at uni a few days before he left for the summer the internet was working fine on th elaptop (but the univercity's internet would be running through LAN?). Please help
 

A:Vista activation connection issue

Select the option in the Activation wizard to call MS via telephone, the PC will generate a code to pass to MS and then MS will give you a long number to type in and the laptop will be activated - no internet required.
 

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I have a clean install of windows XP home SP2 running under Virtual Box, and activation thinks there is no internet connection. which there is obviosly is, because im using the VM to type and post this.
any thoughts on this?? id rather not use the phone method.
 

A:Solved: windows xp activation says there is no internet connection when there is?

i used phone activation, thx for helping everybody. oh ya it took 20min cuz it kept saying "what i didnt catch that" even though i was typing the numbers in and not saying them.
 

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Hi,
Now in 2016 I have this activation error on Windows XP Professional SP3.
Code 45123 Could not establish a connection with activation server.I checked my internet connection and I can get Windows Updates without problem.
How can I fix this error?

A:Code 45123 Could not establish a connection with activation server

FWIW
 
Activation errors don't vary by Windows version, so the info posted for Server can also apply to XP.
 
Louis

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Hi,
Now in 2016 I have this activation error on Windows XP Professional SP3.
Code 45123 Could not establish a connection with activation server.I checked my internet connection and I can get Windows Updates without problem.
How can I fix this error?

A:Code 45123 Could not establish a connection with activation server

FWIW
 
Activation errors don't vary by Windows version, so the info posted for Server can also apply to XP.
 
Louis

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Hello, I have my original activation key but when trying to finalize it, windows tells me this key is only for upgrades not for clean installs?

I had to to do clean install and it was from my original official backup disc so I'm not sure what the problem is?

A:Activation says my key is only for upgrades not activation?

Maybe you bought an upgarde disc and not a full install disc.

Use your original disc, not the backup.

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How do i upgrade from windows vista to windows 7

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I have had my G62 for aeveral years running Win 7. I tried on several occasions to use the auotomatic upgrade to Win 10 by clicking on the in the bottom tool bar, it just would never work and always restored my Win 7 ! I then created a USB Win 10 and did a clean install which worked. However it is not activated, When I try using my Win 7 Product key it gives an error 0x80041204. I contacted Microsoft Support and they say that the key is blocked and because it is an OEM Win 7, I must contact the Supplier. Please help.

A:Win 10 Activation

Operating system is Windows 10 not Server 2003

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I have an old Toshiba laptop and some how the activation key got corrupted  and now it says I don't have valid version of Windows  7 premiere.  How do I get a new key or resolve the issue. I was attempting to upgrade it to Windows 10.

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Plz kindly help me how to Divert the Activation Key in XP Sp2

A:Activation key in XP

Quote:





Originally Posted by pavand


Plz kindly help me how to Divert the Activation Key in XP Sp2




You can't unless it's...well we're not supposed to even mention the "H" word here. Posting here is for legitimate reasons. If you don't have the CD-key for your OS you need to buy another license for it.

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Hi, can you help an old gimmer? I purchased a copy of Win 7 on Ebay back in July. I was taken to hospital on the day that I received it. So I was not able to install it until last week. The activation failed and said the code was not genuine, (although it is on the box); the buyer is no longer on Ebay and I have no way of contacting him/her. So is there any work around, or do I have to bite the bullet and buy another version???? Anticipating your replies, LFU2

A:Win 7 Activation

The product key should be on the Windows cover, inside the plastic box.

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Want to thank all that helped me being able to do a fresh install of 7. To activate your fresh install just type Slui 3 at a Administator command propt and put in the Product key from you Sticker. I am glad that Microsoft is giving respect to those that just want to run the machene and OS that the payed for with hard earned cash.... Now if I can just figure out all these Event Logs... But thats the fun of it all...

A:Activation tip

Usually we just type in the key during the install, but I always wait a while before activating

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hey i got an XP cd from a friend and with his cd key n install xp but i cant activate it cuz it sed cd key used already
so then what shall i do ?

is it that i have to uninstall xp?
if so then how do i uninstall windows xp and install windows ME?

and my usb mouse doesnt work
the light on the mouse is on but when i move it the pointer wont move
 

A:XP activation

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Can I activate Windows 7 Ultimate with a Windows 7 Enterprise MAK key?

A:Activation.

I don't know but I wouldn't think so, I thought that the keys related to the version you have installed, or what you want to install.

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Is there going to be anywhere to purchase a key for the RTM?? And no I don't mean Technet subscriptions where you have to pay $1000. How long is the RTM good for without a key?

A:Win 7 Activation

You get a key when you buy the retail package. You can re-arm and use Win7 w/o a key for 90-120 days.

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So,

I had Win 8.1 retail on my machine, updated it to W10.
Now I swapped the mobo and trying to activate W10 again.
It won't accept my old serial...is there a way to activate it? I thought retail (not OEM) versions could be transferred to a new build as long as they are removed from the previous build?

A:Activation with old key?

Actually, the way I had done it was wrong; I had used the ShowKeyPlus to reveal what was my original code and that was all wrong. Found the original serial and everything is fine, Windows activated :-)

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I have had Windows XP for about 4 years now all legal and registered. I had a hard disk problem(bad sectores) and put an new 550 gb hard disk in and cloned it with Seagate disc wizard. All great and I could boot from either drive. However, I thought I would do a fresh insatll of Win XP on my new hard drive as a couple of annoying errors had cloned across (obviously) After doing a new install it is now asking for both drives (old and new) for Windows to be activated. However even if I try to activate over the internet I can;t because I can't log on and it tells me I have no connection (catch22) There is no boot in safe mode is there? Any ideas how I can get in please?
 

A:Activation

Probably no ethernet driver. You might use another computer, go to the manufacturers website and DL the driver to a floppy/thumbdrive etc. and install it that way - should get you online.
 

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Ok, Well I have recently used the recovery cd to install a new verson of windows but it won't allow me to activate my windows XP Home Edition computer. It says Because i have already used my key too many times. And i have recovered my windows many times so that is the reason, but can anyone help me to activate it so it will work? I only have about 15 days left before i loose control of my computer. Any idea guys?

Thanks for the help!
I REALLY need it!!

-Moneenfan
 

A:Help With Activation Of XP!

All you need to do is cal the telephone number on the activation screen and explain to the tech that answers the phone. depending on how good your explanation is will either get you a new authorization or a refusal. If refused they will sell you a new product ID for somewhere between $100.00 and $200.00 depends one what version of Windows you need.

This is the only thing that you can do.
 

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hi,
i recieved this popup on my XP home edition startup.
It says :
" This copy of windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on.
Do you want to activate Windows now?"
i tried clicking "yes" and "No" it does not allow me to logon.
the PC is a standalone.
any help?
thanks
 

A:XP activation

Call Microsoft, they have an 800 number for activation issues.
 

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Hello, I'm running RGS 7.2 Sender and Receiver on HP Z800 Workstations. When I start RGS connection on my receiver I get "Advanced Features Activation Failed" message.  I know the receiver requires internet access for a one-time activation. However, we do not have internet access in our company. We do have a floating licese for RGS ver7.2. Can I use the same floating license to register the receiver?

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ok my friend bought an Emachine computer
however his computer crashed, and i reinstalled windows xp using my upgrade cd i bought at best buy (his computer did not come with a restore cd)

ok now that i reinstalled windows xp its asking me for the activation key
i tried putting the one that came with the xp cd but it woudlnt work

so what do i do now?

how do i activate it.?

thanks.
 

A:activation key

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how to activate my microsoft word /excel/powerpoint/ ....im not familair in this issue could u help me theres a question im must need to enter the product key but i don"t know how to find that.... please guide me to fix this. This is a new laptop actually. thanks

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Hi, I'm not sure if I'm in the right thread, but I'm hoping you guys can help me. Here it goes....I built my HTPC, and installed a home xp, activated my xp,then couple of nights ago, when I started my pc, it says windows needs to be activated, when I click yes or no, Pop up says "windows already activated" then afterwards it logs me off. Is there anyway that I could access my files (movies,pics nd music)? I cant get into my desktop. Please any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:help xp activation

Welcome to TSF....

Is this version of windows a legal version?

If it is I would suggest contacting Microsoft at the phone number provided, they might be having authentication server problems for your area

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       Five Months (10/22/15) after I bought my new PC with pre-installed Windows 10. A note on the bottom of my screen appeared saying I needed to activate Windows. When I try to activate it there were only the last five numbers of my product key.When I t TRIED TO activate I received the message. "We Can't activate Windows Now .TRy Again LAter I bought the PC at Best Buy and had the Geek Squad  transfer my old files. I can't find the Product Key anywhere. I looked all over the box my new pc came in and on the PC itself. I found nothing.           I thought in the process of doing that they activated Windows. I never saw anything during setup telling me to do that. The only thing I changed ON THE pc WAS ADDING a external dialup modem, because I have dialup and  and had to have a new  DVD drivebecause my QUIt!  I couldn't understand after five months of use WHY I had to activate Windows. When I replaced the DVD Drive I didn't have a problem and that was after I added the modem. DOes anybody have any idea what happened or what I should do?                                                  &n... Read more

A:Activation

Helvi2, welcome to the forum. You should contact Micrsoft's Customer Service for help with your problem.  They should be able to help you without any problems.  I know that the Product Key is embedded in the BIOS with Win 8.0/8.1, but am not certain with Win10. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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When I booted my PC this morning, I got a message saying that the hardware had changed and I had to reactivate Win XP. Well, the hardware hadn't changed, but I attempted to do the activation. The activation window opened, but the normal activation info did not appear. Instead, the hard drive is constantly busy and msoobe.exe is using about 30% of the CPU and this goes on forever. (Forever being at least 10 minutes in this case). I've tried it multiple times with the same result.

Everything appears to be fine on the hard drive and all applications work properly. I've always accepted the installation of the latest XP maintenance and am at SP3 level. Any idea as to how to proceed? I have the 888-571-2048 activation number, but when you call that they assume you can get the activation window open and see the options available. Maybe if I had left the activation loop run for a few hours it might have eventually presented me with the proper screen?
 

A:Win XP Activation help!!

It may be a virus. Your windows activation data is stored in your C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpa.dbl along with other stuff. That may have become corrupted, so I would suggest using a virus scanner first to assure that's not the case.
 

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Ok so this laptop i have does the activation is required upon login. I click yes to tell it to bring the activation window up and it logs off. IT isn't beyond the 30 days. I did a repair install and its still doing the same thing. You guys have any ideas?
 

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My friend installed her dads XP on her old computer, and the activation countdown finished and froze her system. Is there any way to rescue her files?
 

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I purchased an original Windows 7 package last year and since it was on my son's PC, I forgot to officially register the system and have since lost the activation key. I am happy to buy another one on line but every time I try, the MS site directs me to Win 8...any suggestions?

A:Trying to buy an activation key for Win 7

Greetings WixPip, to TSF.

I suggest that you contact your local Microsoft Office directly, either by telephone, or email, rather than trying via the website.
Explain to them your plight, and see if they can help you.

Microsoft Hong Kong Contact Details.
(Click the Blue Link.)

Please post back with how you got on with Microsoft.

Kind Regards,

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Several months ago, I gave a computer running Win 7 to a troubled friend. I have reason to believe she pawned it and lost it, but cannot get in touch with her to verify this. If I am correct, and if the pawn shop wiped the drive prior to reselling it (as I would imagine they did), then I could sell that copy of Windows or use it on another machine.

Is there any way to determine whether my product key is currently in use on another machine?

A:Is my Win 7 Activation key in use?

If the w7 was installed on the PC at the factory, ex. Dell, eMachines, etc, the key can't be used on another machine in any condition.

I doubt if a pawn shop would go to the trouble of wiping a drive, they don't really care, unless law requires it in some states.

I can't find a way to check to see if the key is in use. One way would be to install and enter the key after installing to see if it will activate.

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The PC, on which I installed a legal retail copy of XP, is in the middle of its 30 day activation period. As I had done most of the upgrades I wanted, I decided to do a regwiz and register the product and get it activated. Towards the end I got a number which was supposed to identify the product for Microsoft support. At the very end I got a message saying that an error had occurred and the program wished to send a couple of files to Microsoft, which I allowed.
Does this mean that my XP OS has not been activated and should I do anything else to get it activated?
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A:XP activation

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I was just informed by Microsoft that I can't activate my copy of XP on both the desktop and laptop. Is there any way around this Communistic Crap?
 

A:XP Activation

You can activate the same copy on two different pc's you own , you will however have to buy another license from microsoft to do this.
 

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Just a query with regard to activation of windows XP more then once. I have a genuine version of XP Pro and have not loaded it yet. However i generally tend to dump my HDD every now and then to keep it clean and clear of rubbish. I would assume that i can re-activate the software without any hassle when i dump my HDD and reload XP. Can anyone tell me if this is correct or i am up the creek when i reload at a laetr date?

Rumour is there are also cracks to convert to a corporate version?

Many thanks,
 

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My pc was running so terrribly slow--I tried everything; updates, virus scan, windows tools, mr fixit, nothing worked. Finally i read on this forum I should do repair. Disks lost long time ago, I downoad win 7 from this site link, installed on directory and ran "repair" to simply repair my win 7 pro already on my pc. Seems to have fixed something--running my better. But now is shutting down because want avtivation (money). I jst wanted to FIX win 7 pro that was already on my pc--not buy again. Contacted Microsoft help, chatted with some guy from another country, asked for help and he said it would take him MORE THAN AN HOUR and I would have to pay him but gave me no final price. I said no--probably win7 caused this problem in the first place. (Just look at this forum...it's insane the problems).

I need to get my old activation back. Have old system restore disk. Can I do reset to previous time? I can't afford to buy again. I have found an old win 7 ultimate disk from previous pc. Please help. All my files and directories are intact--did NOT do install, only repair. I said sure activate, thinking it would take my old serial number. Now it is shutting down. No wonder everyone hates this...

A:win 7 activation help

ok, I read the instructions, will comply. Saw all the views without any reply and figured something is up. Still desperately need help--don't know if pc will allow me to do all this. Screen is black and it says activation period has expired. I am typing this on another, ancient pc--surprised it is still usable. But will try to do all this from corrupted pc.

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how do I get a activation key? 

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Hello
I have a legal win8pro DVD given with my old hp laptop and I want to install it on my new hp laptop. But I do not know the product key. So how can I find out its key or obtain new one?

Thank you.

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If one has Windows 7 RC in use with a RC-productkey, is it possible to change the productkey to the 'official' one (after 22-10) in order to obtain a legal OS?

A:Re-activation

Hello Henks, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry, but you will not be able to use a retail (RTM) product key for pre-retail versions (RC or Beta) versions of Windows 7.

Shawn

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Can someone help me to activate my windows 7 ultimate x64
i need a valid key to activate windows
product ID is 00426-OEM-8992662-00015

Please help me.
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A:Activation Key W7 x64 Help

When you buy a copy of windows they will provide you with a key.

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