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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
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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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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A friend of mine gave me his old laptop for good, I decided to reformat and reinstall the Windows 7 Ultimate and copied down the activation code for use after setting up, the code is 25 numeric combined but unfortunately after I installed Windows 7 Ultimate
which I downloaded from Microsoft website says my keys are not valid. Could it be something that I'm missing? Is there any other versions of Ultimate extended XYXY? I might have seen something related to the word 'Enterprise' on the System page on the laptop
before I killed it.

Please enlighten me =) TY

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Installed XP on my computer recently and it keeps saying I have to activate it in XX days. Do I really have to? As in, it won't work after the time runs out? I tried to activate it and I go to activate over the internet, don't want to register it, just activate then it brings me to a screen with "incorrect prouct key" at the top. It gives me boxes to type it in, so I do but the only options on the bottom are "Telephone", "Remind me Later" and "Retry" and when I type in the code and go to retry it it brings me back to the same screen. If the key was wrong how could I install it in the first place? Strange, help is appreciated.

I hate XP, but my MP3 software required it :(

A:Activation?

once the time expires you will not be able to use the computer
if the key will be accepted phone micrsoft on the number it gives you

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Hi there,
I have ben using Win XP Pro for over a year fine, and activated it at the time of installation. I installed a vesrion of Sp2 and that was working fine..... i turn my computer on and it says i had 7 days to activate, 7 days later(i had been on holiday) windows wont log on cause it says i have to activate.???

now i know that windows can ask for re-activation after hardware changes but i havent altered anything.
 

A:Activation and SP2

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Hi,
I was wondering if there is a way that a pc can be reformatted with windows xp without having to activated within 30 days, as that's the message I keep getting after I reformatted my pc. Does windows stop working fter the 30 days if not activated?

A:xp activation

after 30 days i believe windows will go into a limited mode of some sort or stops working. u can just activate it over the phone or the internet

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After I uninstalled my nvidia driver and replaced it with ATI because I switched my graphics card to ATI, Windows said I have to Activate it because alot of software and stuff was changed. It tells me how to Activate it;Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/ Activate Windows. I click on it and and a Windows pops up, like this:

Nothing happens, inside how can I activate my windows?

A:Activation

Hello Liquiddragon,

Go here..................

http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/

then telephone your nearest Microsoft Support Centre, and explain to them what has happened...you will need your original Installation Disk, as they will ask you a couple of questions about the security code number that's on the spindle hole.

Good Luck, and post back here with what happens.

Regards,

Dave T.

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Hey Guys,

This is Just a question... That is if you Activate an OEM License Software it Ties it to the Motherboard it was Installed on then If I get a New Motherboard I would need a New Copy of Windows , Correct?

And if I added something like RAM Will I need a New Copy of Windows or Not?

Also If I ever needed to Reinstall Windows Will I need another Activation or will it be okay on the Motherboard It was originally Installed on?

Josh

A:Activation

I have installed new and more RAM without activation being an issue.
Don't know about Motherboard or Reinstall.

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Hello I would like to know where cqn i buy an activation key for windows 7 Ultimate.?

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Hi all can someone please help me for some reason my PC crashed and i had to re install win 8 i used the activation key to in stall all OK but when i tried to install media centre i was told i had to activate o/s first so i went to action centre to activate but it is saying i cannot use this key it is for upgrade not clean install.
Thanks in advance Dell

A:cannot use activation key

You've got an upgrade version of Windows 8.

See Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade and activate by Refreshing the Windows 8 Upgrade (Step 5).

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I recently formated and reinstalled my computer running legit winxp.
Everything worked just fine untill was about to log in.
It sais my 30days time had expired even though i just installed the OS, and when i agree to activate, my computer freezes. I wait for a while and reboot. When my computer starts up again i come to the login screen and again it sais i have to activate my OS. I agree once more and the activation process starts. I try activating online but i get an error. I decide to activate on phone and but where its supposed to tell my activation id it only says "------"

I have tried formating several times after that but the same thing happens every time. Any ideas?

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Hi
When I try to activate Windows Vista, i get error message 0x800705B4 and I have been unable to activate it. Is anyone able to help?

A:Activation

how do you activate windows hermanator?

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I have activated xp pro, (by phone)It said it was successful,but I keep getting the activate message. any ideas?...my days are running out!
 

A:xp activation

try to activate again?
 

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I think I am on the verge of this being not allowed but I do have a problem. I have a rebuilt compaq thta is supposed to have a windows vista but I preferred the xp and had a problem with viruses so did numerous reinstalls of my xp with no issues. But I did not get completely rid of my virus so had it professionally reformated.

when he brought it back, he brought back my disks and said he did not use my disks but i should just go ahead and activate during the next five days. I have tried repeatedly to activate but I don't get approved. the telephone system is just a electronic voice and when i put in that other code they say that is no good.

No i did check my code with the magic jelly bean and I do have the right code and it is registered to me but it is xp and not the vista that was with this machine and what is on the case.

So does anyone know of a phone number where I can reach microsoft without paying a fee or do i need to get the vista activated and then go back to xp or something.

I also have microsoft office from my daughters online school and it would not accept that key either and in fact i can't get the puter to look at anything from the cd drive. I do have a work around for getting online but i am unable to access my hard drive and am only able to do online stuff. I need to access my puter.

any ideas would be appreciated. i do have a couple bids in for the windows 7 on ebay but am afraid to do the upgrade cause i am afraid it wont work cause of this ... Read more

A:not sure, i need help with activation of xp

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My auto online activation for my XP Pro has passed its limit. Its a store bought copy OEM as I loathed Vista.
I did a clean install and got message to Activate before I could LOG-ON. As I have to install drivers needed to connect, I gave up trying, luckily I had Image Back Up made using Norton Ghost or I would be up the creek without a paddle.
Help re activating after clean install required PDQ

A:Xp Activation

Tell it to activate, when it fails it'll give you the option to use the telephone to activate.
Call Microsoft and have them activate it over the phone.
Make sure that you confirm that this is the only copy of XP and it's only installed on one system.

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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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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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My new computer came with an activation key for XP at the side of the PC. I used that key once and now I want to activate Windows again because I reinstalled but it says I used it too often and have 30 days to activate.

A:Activation Key for xp

You must telephone Microsoft and explain your situation.

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Hello,Recently I reformatted my Toshiba C660D Hdd ,after a disastrous upgrade to W10. I could not go back to W7 despite being within the 30 days(said files were deleted),and could not gain access to "D" drive where I had both an image and factory reset, so used media recovery usb from Toshiba.Using this I reformatted and re-installed W7 successfully, however this also changed my activation key. Do I need to change it back to original,or should I just leave it as it is.My computer indicates that Windows 7 has activated successfully.Thank You

A:W7 Activation

If Windows says it is activated then leave it. The key on the Recovery USB may have been different but still activated Windows.

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XP wants me to enter the CD key, the one I have from belarc advisor does not work, says it is incorrect for whatever reason. I have lost the CD and key since I have moved about four times since I bought it five years ago.

So what are my options? I know Windows 7 is coming out soon so it would be a huge waste to buy Vista now. Is there really cheap XP keys I can get anywhere? I also heard that some versions of Vista will get you Windows 7 when it comes out.

A:XP activation

The key should be stuck on the computer case. I would be surprised if this forum would allow anyone to help you further with this issue...as it might be helping others to use pirated software...or at best illegal activities.

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laptop gateway m6391 windows vista home basic 32 bits, my original operation was windows vista premium , but as my computer got hanged , so i borrowed windows vista and loaded it , but now i cant
activate it , my original window vista home premium key is at the back of the laptop. need your help to to upgrade to my original or recover vista home premium as the key at the back of the laptop
 

A:key activation

Where are your original install cd's? You can't 'borrow' an OS disk to install, as that OS is installed on another computer already. You will need to find your original install disks or call MS and talk to them.
 

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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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I am upgrading a winxp dell laptop to win 7. The license is legit, I bought a new work system with a win 7 ultimate license and downgraded it to xp using my old xp license and wanted to use the win license to upgrade my home laptop, in effect swapping the licenses on both machines. I did a clean install on the home system, formatted the drive, the install appears to have gone correctly but never asked for the new license. When I try to enter the license manually it keeps telling me there is a problem and to call Microsoft and register over the phone. I would rather figure out what the problem is and get it corrected. I think the way I installed win 7 on my home system wasn't the best way to do it but at this point I'm not sure what the best next steps should be.

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Win 7 activation

does it say it needs to be activated?

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I have just got 8.1 (full version ) from The Windows Store. It seems to be running ok but it activated automatically without my help. Is this right? I only had to enter the security code sent to my email address.

A:8.1 activation

Yes, its how it works now. because you updated from a licensed windows 8 version you don't have to pay for the new version. So they came up with this system. No worry's

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I was cleaning & found an unopened package that contains my XP Pro SP2b English 1pk DSP CD,
can I activate this on a new/clean HD?

A:XP Activation

If unused YES.

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Hi you all.

I have a small question.

I just built a new machine,a e6600 with a p5b delux mobo.
I installed xp using a old cd that i had(just because i havent bought a new xp yest)
I know that this isnt a leagel copy,but i thought that id install it and then i have 30 day to validate it.

bute here comes the problem.

I cant get it validated with the new key.

when i look at the system properties it says oem and dell,and i dont have a dell.
So i think that the cd i used was some kind of coperate version of a dell xp,

now i try to validate it with a key that i know works,that i use at work and have ok to use(its a multi licence key)
But i only get invalid key.

Does the XXXXXX-640-7721335-XXXXX from the system properties have anything to do with the validation?

Cause my com at home has XXXXX-Oem-XXXXXXX-XXXXX.

And if i change that will i be able to activate it?

Thanks in advance

n3m3

A:XP activation

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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.

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