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KMS Host will not activate Windows Pro/Ent after updating CLVSK to activate Windows 10

Q: KMS Host will not activate Windows Pro/Ent after updating CLVSK to activate Windows 10

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

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I have this watermark in the bottom right of my screen. looks like this:



In case it's important I'm using dual monitors and my OS windows 8.1 build 9600. It. I don't know the first thing about computers so I don't really know what to else information is essential. I'm really sick of this thing here so if anyone could help me get rid of it that'd be great, thanks

My specs:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16327 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 465 GB (300 GB Free); D: 931 GB (472 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Z97-A
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

A:"Activate Windows go to PC settings to activate windows"

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Hi everyone, please help~~ I have been struggling for 2 days on this simple VMWare desktop deployment/composition.



After all the reading patiently today.. finally I know how to setup a KMS host. I made a win7 to be KMS host, and create the _vlmc srv record in the dns. I ran some commands to verify the status on the KMS host and it seems to be fine.

Now I would like to ask...let's say...after finishing a Windows 7 client installation.... Do I need to do something to make that Windows 7 client to be KMS client? Also, do I need to take any actions at all to activate the windows 7 license on the client?
( for example, click on the "activation link in the Computer properties") Or is it automatically access to the KMS host?

How about the Office Pro? On the same Win7 running KMS host for Win7 to be Office KMS host as well? Do I need to install Office on the KMS host again? What do I need to do to make the client to act as a kms client? Or is it also running automatically?


Thank you very much in advance, and hope you can share your ideas.

Takami Chiro

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

The issue:

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

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

* Cannot start Windoes Security Center Service

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

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

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

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

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i cannot activate my laptop it was windows premium 7 now its windows proffesional N

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Hello thereI bought a dell laptop from singapore on 22 June 2015 with genuine windows 8.1 preinstalled.now it is giving me a message saying that i have to activate windows and that my windows will expire on 4th november.however when I do so....there is no activation happening automatically. They are asking the key which I dont have it.i contacted singapore office and they asked me to scan using command prompt by giving the command as, sfc/scannowit says there is no violation..but the activation message kept popping up.and now they directed me to Bangladesh dealer as am using the laptop in dhaka.could u please help me......it says my windows will expire on 4th novemberregards
Sontosh

A:How do I activate windows on a Dell laptop which came with pre installed genuine windows 8.

It is possible  you have a pirated copy of Windows. Computers with a factory installed legal copy of Windows do not need to be activated. The activation code for Windows 8 is located in the system BIOS and is read automatically. You can check the code by using one of the utilities that will extract it from the BIOS. If there is a code, contact Microsoft and ask them if the code is valid.

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

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I have moved my OS to a new hard drive (from HDD to SSD) AND reinstalled it because I wanted to start afresh. I did not use a new .iso, I used the recovery option. Since then, I discovered that Windows 8 wasn't activated and so I tried to do so with the product key I found via Produkey, a third party software. It didn't work and I contacted Microsoft several times. They confirmed it was an OEM that had been blocked since it was used "over 100 times", and that I'd need to contact HP to get the key (which doesn't make sense to me - is it the same key? The key in the BIOS? If so that's pretty pointless since it doesn't work). The general gist I got was to contact HP since it was their problem, not Microsoft's. However, looking for a phone number/email/anything for HP has been a nightmare since my warranty expired back in 2014 and the only support for out-of-warranty products is unrelated to my problem. Can someone help me with getting a hold of a real person at HP or something? I refuse to spend more money buying the same OS again. What options can I take? Note: currently my OS is actually 8.1 because I thought it might've been the OS version that was the problem. It didn't work.

A:Windows 8 key is OEM, cannot use it to activate

Meiji03 Sorry, don't have an answer regarding the "blocked key" -- but I do know that different keyfinders report different keys, especially when dealing with OEM systems. Here are a couple of different keyfinders.  Perhaps one will report a key that works:Download Windows OEM Product Key Tool 1.0.0.1Showkey - Windows 10 Forums Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol on my post to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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My version of Windows is not valid? I need to activate it but don't have a product key for the Vista Business that someone put on my laptop after taking out Windows 7. Therefore I can't do anything except get to the desktop if I start in Safe Mode. Help, what do I do?

A:Activate Windows

The seller must have installed Vista just to show the PC works.  You have some choices.  First go back to the seller and ask them about the Vista key.  I would not bother, IMHO, with Vista and install Windows 7.  So, ask about that with the seller, too.Otherwise, if that does not produce any fruits, get Windows 7 yourself and install. If you provide a more complete model number, there might be a Recovery disk set available from Computer SurgeonsGo to that linked site and fill in the model number

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-74XYM-BH4JX-XM76F
Windows Product Key Hash: KeYfcvXg/a1Q01x73+f8IL/JC4Y=
Windows Product ID: 00359-112-0000007-85418
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {BBCCF9EE-ACE0-4ED6-A300-9E118D1D4C90}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
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_025D1FF3-244-80070002_02... Read more

A:I Cant Activate my windows pls help

I'm no expert, Noel is; but I would like you to check and see if you have KB971033 installed in Windows updates.

Have you installed all of Windows 7 Updates?

Have you used any kind of registry cleaners of any kind?

Using this tutorial by Brink would make you log a lot easier to read.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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here is the problem.

My friends PC was packed with viruses, I knew I could fix them buyt he just wnated to reinstall windows Xp.

He did, but now when he wants to log in it says, "you must activate your windows or you will npt be able to sign in"

So, we have to hit yes, gives you the option of doing so over the internet, over the phone, remind me later.

We tried internet, remind me later, but everytime we hit one it just freezes.

Please help,
Alan
 

A:Activate Windows

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I have product key for my Windows 8.1 OS. But when activating windows OS it shows message as try another key.

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Hi! I am using a HP envy 15-j139TX model. My recovery drive and all things accidently got formetted. Now i cannot activate my windows. How can i activate the windows? Please help me! Br,-Sasanka.

A:Cannot activate the Windows

 So can you access your desktop. If so click the flag and type in Change your Windows product key




I am a very busy person. PleasePlease click ?Accept as Solution" if I solve your Problem

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Basically last week when i logged on, it said Windows Needs Activating, Activate now. So i clicked Yes, and it said it was already activated and left me the in the famous " Windows Activation Loop ". So i booted into safe mode, and messed around with the key in the regedit which allowed me to activate windows when i logged on. So it came up with the options, i tried the internet one but it said it can't connect even though my internet is connected ect. So i opted with the telephone option. It gave me the number, so i ring it, it comes up with the automated voice asking for the Instalation ID. So i typed in the installtion ID on the phone numbers, and it said it was being generated or something. Then it said " Error, we couldn't activate the ID or something like that and told me i might be a victim of piracy blah blah blah. So i contacted a Microsoft Techi, told him my problem, and he asked for my computers product key, which i provided, and he said that its incorrect or he couldn't find it ect. Told me to contact my Computers manufacture and purchase a new Windows CD as i've lost my current one.

So now im stuck. The hardrive is secondhand but i've had it for over 2 years and activated windows about 2 times already on this PC without a problem. Is there anyway to activate windows with a generated product key of the internet or is that impossible. I've actually activated windows by going into safe mode, going into regedit > WPAEvents and putting in a key t... Read more

A:Can't Activate Windows

That does not sound correct. Either the Product Key is valid or it is not. Getting a new CD is not going to fix an invalid Product Key.

Do you have a Microsoft Product Label with a Product Key on it? Where are you getting the characters for the Product Key from?

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guys please help me.when i run slui.exe it show windows is activated but there is no info under pc info-activation..it shows PRODUCT ID-NOT AVAILABLE
whenever i try to run any slmgr script command like slmgr /ipk (PK) slmgr /rearm slmgr /rilc .everytime below error pops up..(screenshot attached)
WINDOWS SCRIPT HOST-
error 0x80041002 occured in connecting to the local WMI provider.
on a computer running microsoft non-core edition,run -slui.exe 0x2a0x80041002, to display the error text.
i tried all registry fixing programms, sfc /scannow(found currepted files) but nothing worked .
my pc is running on windows 8 pro 32bit.
 

A:cant activate windows 8 pro 32 bit

You haven't provided a description of your computer nor advised how Windows 8 Pro 32-bit was installed in it.

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I try to log on and it says I need to activat windows I try to activate them and it says windows is already activated to click ok when I do it logs me off what do I need to do

A:activate windows xp

If you have Genuine Windows then you should call Microsoft. Their toll-free number would be on the package of Windows CD. You paid for it, give them headache :)

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hi All,
I By new HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook with pre loaded but when I try to activate is now me below error
Error code: 0xC004F074
error description: The Software Licensing Service Reported that the product could not be activated. No Key Management Service (KMS) could not be contacted . Please se the application event log for additional information.
Thanks & Regards!
Hitesh 

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I recently reformatted my Dell Laptop. But due to circumstances beyond my control I was unable to actually get in there after I did this and install the drivers (mainly, my ethernet one for the internet), to activate Windows.

Now my laptop is telling me when I try to turn it on that I immediately need to activate Windows. Saying.

"This copy of Windows must be activated before you can log on. Do you wish to activate Windows now?"

I am stumped as to what I should do. I have the drivers ready to install but I cannot access my system to do it.

Is there another way to activate Windows? Or barring that, a way to install the necessary drivers without logging in?

I'd be grateful to anyone who could point me in the right direction.
 

A:I need to activate windows?

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Laptop purchsed on 15/5/2016 @Qatar . Now Iam getting below message

A:HOW TO ACTIVATE WINDOWS 10

Hi, I replied your other message before reading this message. Your machine came with Windows 10 Home 64 bit     http://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c04952337 and no need to activate but in this case, please use the following ways to fix:         http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/windows-10-activation-pr... Regards.

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So i decided i want the windows 10 anniversary update, so i used the media creation tool and click upgrade this PC. I already had the old version of windows 10. The install failed it just did nothing. But my Windows was not activated. I tried a few things and it is even worse now! Please help me! BTW, i have Windows 10 Pro

A:Windows 10 does not activate!

The anniversary upgrade has not been released yet, you will need to restore your original copy and keep checking the windows update over the next few days until it's released

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Laptop purchsed on 15/5/2016 @Qatar . Now Iam getting  message stating that windows 10 going to expire on 30/7/16 

A:HOW TO ACTIVATE WINDOWS 10

Hi,  What is the message EXACTLY ? I don't think that message has anything to do with your computer. I think it a a message from Microsoft which reminds people to upgrade machine to Windows 10 for free. The end date is 29Jul2016, after that date (ie from 30Jul2016) Microsoft will charge people for upgrades. Regards.

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Hi guys,

I would greatly appreciate any help with activation. Here are the facts:

I have been running Windows 8 PRO OEM version on my laptop for over a year without any issues. For several months I have been prompted by the OS to "Install Windows 8.1 upgrade" but I have always been clicking "later" as I really did not want to mess with my production system. Eventually the upgrade was installed automatically and now I can not activate Windows... I get the following using Superfly's diagnostic script:


Code:
Diagnostic Report-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
ToolVersion: 6.3.9600.16384
LicensingStatus: Unlicenced
LicensingStatusReason: 0xC004F014
LocalGenuineState: Invalid license
LocalGenuineResultP: 0
LastOnlineGenuineResult:
GraceTimeMinutes: 0
TotalGraceDays: 0
ValidityExpiration:
ActivePartialProductKey: 4M2MQ
ActiveProductKeyPid2: 00180-20017-54950-AAOEM
OSVersion: 6.3.9600.2.00010100.0.0.048
ProductName: Windows 8.1 Pro
ProcessorArchitecture: x64
EditionId: Professional
BuildLab: 9600.winblue_gdr.140723-2018
TimeZone: FLE Standard Time(GMT+02:00)
ActiveSkuId:
ActiveSkuDescription:
ProductUniquenessGroups:
ActiveProductKeyPKeyId:
ActiveProductKeyPidEx: 55041-01802-001-754950-02-2057-9200.0000-3102014
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A:I can not activate Windows

The "unknown" errror 0x800700d8 refers to Windows not being able to process system files.

This could be due to outdated Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers.

Alternatively, a corrupted update.. check by running sfc and dism .. David has a handy script here:

Let me know the results of that... if that passes we can try rebuilding the licencing store otherwise a refresh may have to be done with a clean ISO download.

Good luck.

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I had windows 8 for around 5 months and then it randomly "deactivated" and when i click activate windows it does nothing at all, I've tried reinstalling windows and all but still nothing..

Any ideas on how to fix without buying another copy?

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Alright so, a while back i for some absent minded reason upgraded to Windows 8 for fun. Pretty sure i was drunk or something. It completely broke my computer in 100 ways and i hated it, so i grabbed my DVD and went back to Win7. Only problem is, it keeps telling me invalid key. When i called Customer Support, i was told i have to re-buy Windows 7 because i wiped my HDD when Win8 installed.

Now SURELY there is some way for me to get Windows 7 back without spending tons of money, especially since i have already paid the outrageous price for Ultimate once. I'm not really understanding why it won't let me use the key.

A:Cannot activate Windows 7

A little more info is needed.
Is your system from a major manufacturer like Dell or HP?
If so was the DVD you used to do the reinstall from that major manufacturer?
Was the Key you used from the COA sticker on that system?
Was the DVD you used the SAME type, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate, as what is on that COA sticker?

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I spent 2 hours on the phone with microsoft, and I built this computer so I don't have a company to call for a new product key because I lost the case and blahblahblahblahblah.
and now the CD's gone poof.

What can I do?...

A:Can't Activate Windows Xp

What happened to the cd and where is the product key that came with it?

Did you get XP installed and is it working?

If it is, you can download an ap named Keyfinder from magicaljellybean.com which will read the product key the cd installed.

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I recently installed a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 motherboard, replacing a MSI NF980-G65 mobo, and got the notification to activate Windows (I had installed the NF980-G65 mobo 4 years ago with no activation problems).

However, selecting the Activate now line in the Control Panel\System box just started SLUI but nothing else happened.

I got several automated boxes at various times saying Activate now but when I entered my Product Key I'd get the error that 'The activation server determined that the specified product key could not be used. Error 0C004C008'. I also tried selecting Activate via telephone but the only phone number that appeared was '+971 4 391 7000. The other two selections were blank. Of course, the +971 number was invalid.

I went online to MS Chat and the tech determined that I had some corrupt files after trying to connect remotely and being rejected by my PC. They had me issue: SLMGR /DLV, SLMGR /CPKY, SLMGR /UPK, AND SLMGR /REARM, which apparently erased my product key.

They then had me download an ISO file so I could 'Upgrade' my PC, figuring that would un-corrupt my files. After running all night and after installing 200+ missing Windows updates, I get to the System box in the Control Panel and select 'Activate Windows Now'. Again, SLUI runs but nothing happens but it gives me two more days to activate.

I ran MGADiag and have posted the results:


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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A:Cannot activate Windows

Hello rzn,

Since it was activated on the old motherboard, activation is thinking that you are trying to also activate it on the new motherboard as well.

You should be able to activate by phone instead though.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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how i activate my windows  

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My hard drive broke down after four years so i had to install a new one.. I couldnt find my windows cd so i borrowed a friends instead.. I tried using my old product key but windows still wouldnt let me activate!! I tried again using the key that came with the cd and same result.. Now i only have 6 days left, please help!! What should i do? Thanks in advance! :)

A:Cant activate windows!!!

Hi and Welcome,
You will need to call Microsoft and explain the situation. They can send you a replacement CD.

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Hi Everyone,

I am having an issue with activating Windows 10 Pro.

When I first purchased my new laptop it came with Windows 8.1. However I needed to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro (due to using the laptop in a business environment).

I suspect that changing to Windows 8.1 Pro changed my product key, which has now affected my ability to activate Windows 10 Pro.

Here is the screen that I see when I look at whether or not Windows is activated -



When I click on the 'Error details' link I see the following -



If I look at the current product key (or at least the last five digits) it does not match my old key (as obtained using Balarc Advisor).



Furthermore if I attempt to change the Product Key by substituting the key that I obtained from Balarc Advisor before performing the upgrade it is rejected.

If anybody has any suggestions on how to overcome this issue they will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Cannot activate Windows 10 Pro

This may be of some help:

Why can't I activate Windows 10? - Windows Help

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Hi,

My laptop comes with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, ShowKeyPlus seems to confirm it:


Code:
Windows Product Key Information
Product Name: Windows 8.1
Product ID: 00259-60600-00001-AA950
Installed Key: 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
OEM Key: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-82M99
OEM Edition: Win 8.1 RTM CoreSingleLanguage OEM:DM


But when I install Windows 8.1 (Core) it does not detect the key. I used the generic key to install. When I try to activate with the key from BIOS it says "That key can't be used to activate this edition of Windows. Please try a different key."

I wonder what version can it be used to activate? Windows 8.1 Pro?

I have tried booting the installation media and use the [BIOS] key there but it won't work.

Here's the WDT Diagnostics Report:


Code:
Windows Diagnostic Information
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Tool Version: 6.3.9600.16384
Licensing Status: Unlicenced
Licensing Status Reason: 0xC004F014
Local Genuine State: Invalid Licence
Local Genuine Result P: 0
Last Online Genuine Result:
Grace Time Minutes: 0
Total Grace Days: 0
Validity Expiration:
Active Partial Product Key: D3VPT
Active Product Key Pid2: 00259-60600-00001-AA950
O S Version: 6.3.9600.2.00010300.0.0.101
Product Name: Windows 8.1
Processor Architecture: x64
Edition Id: Core
Build Lab: 9600.winblue_r4.141028-1500
Time Zone: South Africa Standard Time(GMT+02:00)
Active Sku Id:
Active Sku Description:
Product Uniqueness Groups:
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so i built a new computer, and bought the windows 8.1 OEM disk from amazon.

Amazon.com: Windows 8.1 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit: Software

well when i type in the key it says its not vaild. i called microsoft, and after being on hold for 2 hours, the lady with broken english said it was amazons fault. i called them and they said they could replace it but it will take a week. is there a diffrence between the oem version and regular? why can i not use that version on my computer? is the oem version only to be used by big companys like dell/hp? wtf?

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sorry if I`m doing this wrong, but I`m new to this posting stuff. my problem is , I can`t use any apps. nor can I change any settings in windows. I have a Toshiba satellite laptop that is partitioned in two, with win 8 and Linux. I continually have problems with both op systems. strange glitches, jumping to different web sites all on it`s own, won`t allow me to type, settings changing on their own, just weird things. happens on both op sys. iv`e had techs format the sys and start from scratch 3 times, to no avail. it works well for no more than 2 days before the glitches begin again. this has happened to my last 3 brand new laptops. I have gone thru 3 new laptops in the last 7 months. they get worse and worse till they stop working entirely and I end up buying a new one. I cant keep buying new laptops and want to fix prob. once and for all. also it keeps asking me to activate windows or I can`t do things until I do. I`ve tried but cant find the product key they need. I never got any dvds with the new laptops and cant locate key on my computer. I also am not allowed to use any apps until I change administrator. I have done this, including opening a new Microsoft account. still wont work. I would be appropriately grateful to anyone who can help me. thank you.

A:activate windows 8

Is your copy of Windows genuine? Where did you get you Windows 8?

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Hey guys n gals, my mom got a new computer few months back and it came with xp preloaded with the windows 7 cd in it(was a double bundle to upgrade if you wanted)

She really likes xp and doesn't welcome change much. So I decided to take the windows 7 cd to install on my computer but the cd key won't verify and keeps giving me the '3 days to activate' thing.

Is there any way for me to actually use windows 7 since its just wasted sitting there collecting dust, or is there some sort of key embedded on her motherboard to verify that THAT windows 7 will only work on THAT computer?

Thanks in advance.

Using an AMD Athlon Dual Core x64 4200+ 2.2ghz, 2.2 gigs of ram, radeon hd 4670, 300watt psu if any of this matters.

And if its possible for me to run windows 7 with that cd, how does my 2gigs of ram work into it? Would I be able to install the 64 bit version and actually play some recent games okay, even on low settings(like skyrim, BF3, etc?) it's an older computer but supports 64 bit vista, and the windows 7 upgrade advisor tool said everything was fine to upgrade.

A:Can't activate windows 7

It will run fine. If you have the Gigs, why not make a small partition of about 30 gigs or so, install 7 there, and test it out. But don`t activate it. That way you don`t have to get rid of your older system yet. Any questions, just ask. There is a wealth of knowledge here.

My bad, I re-read and saw you already put it on your pc.

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I have an Ideapad 320-15IKB that came preinstalled with Windows 10 then updated it with Windows Pro 64bit as suggested by the system. I did not install any "not geniune" Windows  After months of use, it had watermark at the right bottom of the screen saying "Activate Windows." I tried manual and troubleshoot to activate it but it wont work. I found a product key using Produkey and tried running it in command prompt (admin) however, it gives me Error 0x8007007B. I even downloaded RW-everything to look for the key but I can't find the msdm tab.  My questions is How can i retrieve my windows 10 activation key?Is my windows not geniune?How can I activate my windows? 510-15IKB Laptop (Ideapad) Type Model: 80XL00H2AD 

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Windows 8.1 laptop failed to activate, it keeps showing "this key doesn't work", any one can help me?

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system asking pruct key

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What happens if you don't activate your windows? What would Microsoft do about this? Its not that I don't have a licensed windows but I'm just curious what might happen if I don't get to activate/validate my windows but still could you it.

A:What happens if you don't activate your windows?

You have to activate it, or it goes into reduced functionality mode.

Here is a description of that that involves, from Microsoft;
Description of the behavior of reduced functionality mode in Windows Vista

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I recently reinstalled windows for a friend using a cd from another friend. The laptop has a cd key at the bottom of it (since it came with a license) but the XP cd used never asked me for a key. I guess the disk wasn't legit or whatever, is there a way I can activate windows with my key without reinstalling the damn thing with a good cd?

Thanks.

A:How to activate windows with new key

Go to Start/Run and type or paste this command oobe/msoobe /a and hit enter. http://www.command-tab.com/2007/03/1...nutes-or-less/

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Hey 'Guys'

Having just recently re-installed Windows XP, it has told me that I have 30(now 26) days to activate windows. i have tried activating online but it gets to as far as entereing the product key, I have used the product key that is situated on my modem tower, however it doesnt seem to think that i have typed in the correct code.

Thanks

Adam
 

A:Activate Windows

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What happens if you don't activate a copy of Windows. I used it for awhile and then entered the "hack" to allow 120 before activating Windows Ultimate. Today when I turned on my computer and it notified that my copy was "not genuine." My copy is obviously legit, but I am using this copy on my junk computer and want to save the code for when/if I get a newer computer in the future.

What will happen if I don't do anything? All I noticed is that my background turned black, and a few annoying popups. Other than that it is fully usable for what I use it for.

Any suggestions??

A:What happens if I don't activate Windows

Hi drewpul,

Here's an FAQ from Microsoft on activating Windows: Quick start: Activation FAQ

Let me know if you have any questions!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-KHGCQ-7DDY6-TF7CD
Windows Product Key Hash: YTcSHmTpekJgEHsEqFbudB5IfdE=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00015
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {D10D368E-9D0F-40AF-B93F-51411930A697}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150715-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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

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

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

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 103 Blocked VLK
Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 - 103 Blocked VLK
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_025D1FF3-2... Read more

A:why cant i activate my windows? help

The installed Windows is classed as Counterfeit due to the presence of a hacker's Activation Exploit (and possibly other reasons) - and the report is missing a large and important section.
Best way to fix it now (since we don't know which version of RemoveWAT was used) is to run WATFix....

Download WATFix - make sure that you UNTICK the box for the 'download manager, and click on the link on the left of the page, not the one at the top or the big shiny button on the right (which is an ad for the download manager!!) - and use that - extract the .exe file, and run it, then reboot.

Post back with another FULL MGADiag report, and we'll then see what we can do.

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I just got a new computer and when I turn it on, it asks me to activate windows. I say yes and it goes to a blank desktop and gets stuck there. I can open windows in safe mode, but I still can't activate. Any ideas?
 

A:Activate windows xp

A "new" computer does not come with Windows XP. It comes with Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Can you be more specific how and where you obtained that computer?

What brand name, model name, and model number is it?

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Hello, i am trying to activate my Windows Activation but whenever i click on it, a blank window just shows up....can anyone help me out?
 

A:Trying to activate my Windows XP...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q314935
 

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Hi my name is Deanna Adams and i am having a problem i hope to get fixed soon. I have not wanted to do much because 1 not sure really what to do. 2 i cannot seem to get back to original message.
But anyway i recently got a message i think from action center saying i had to call this 1-800 number to do so well because it was very late i set a sticky note on laptop with number to call. However when i call it says while holding to make sure the activate windows now was up and i cannot get to that screen or message for anything now. The only thing i have came across is asking me to put my product key in. I do not know where that is. Please Help me!!

A:Activate Windows Now

so don't you have your windows activation code on your box?

if so why don't you put that in
mizzeeboy

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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: *****-*****-GRYDB-C4DT7-GV8KJ
Windows Product Key Hash: UnP476H7qQFb96lMK5kE/ZeYGck=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-9815883-00470
Windows Product ID Type: 8
Windows License Type: COA SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {40876585-51B5-49D6-B735-EB0ED6AAAC23}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.101026-1503
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_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-25... Read more

A:Windows can not activate

It looks to me as if you simply neglected to activate it inside the Grace Period.


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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Hi
i had to reinstall my xp pro everthing want good truth installing it know when i try to activate windows. i get if the product key below was mistyped please correct it and then click retry i have never had to do this befor. is this something new that microsoft is doing?
thank you
 

A:activate windows xp pro

you need to read what you typed then try again.
 

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