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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
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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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

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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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:

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]
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}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost... Read more

A:Unable to activate Windows Security Center, Windows Defender, etc

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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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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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system asking pruct key

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

Windows Product Key Information
Product Name: Windows 8.1
Product ID: 00259-60600-00001-AA950
Installed Key: 334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT
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:

Windows Diagnostic Information
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:
Active Product Key ... Read more

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Can I activate Windows 7 online using the Windows 10 activation key?

A:activate Windows 7

you can sometimes activate W10 using a W7 key but not vice-versa

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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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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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
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 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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tried to activate windows
i bought the laptop came pre installed with windows 8 it now asking to activate windows when say ok it fails
any ideas please

A:windows 8 will not activate

try opeing a cmd prompt as admin and type slmgr.vbs /ato

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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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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 just did a factory restore on a Samsung laptop and I'm getting a message stating "Windows couldn't be activated" Error code: 0x8007232B DNS name does not exist.  I have tried entering the product key using slui 3 and it get error message "We couldn't verify this key so try a different one".  I know the key is correct and valid.  When I try to activate by phone, I cant get past the first screen asking for country.  Help!

A:Can't activate Windows

USA users can call Microsoft directly at (866) 234-6020 or 1-800-MICROSOFT (642-7676)Global Customer Service phone numbersMicrosoft Answer Desk phone support servicesMicrosoft Support: Phone Number, Live Chat, Email ID, Useful Links

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My problem is this: We had error message 0x800700c1 on the grandkids computer. Called the experts to fix it, they couldn?t do it. We were running Windows XP Home 2002 service pack 2. I had a go at it myself and was lucky to get trough safe mode start up to get the original XP install disk to work. I clicked on the repair option and everything was fine. I put in the product key which was accepted and I was requested to restart the computer. I felt real smart that I?d done ok when the professionals couldn?t. So I rebooted and the message appeared: Microsoft has to activate this product before you can log on, do you want to activate now? I clicked yes and the picture of the former desktop background appeared and 30 minutes later nothing had changed. No activation, no notification to call tech help, nothing. I then re booted in safe mode with internet only to get the same message, Microsoft has to activate-----. This is the second time this install disc has been used and there should not be a problem with it. Can somebody help, please?

A:Can't activate Windows XP

Try this: Fix Windows XP Activation infinite loop

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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 - 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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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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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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You have a Lenovo OEM_SLP Key on a Gigabyte retail motherboard.
Do you have a COA sticker on the case of the machine?
If not, and you didn't purchase your Windows LIcense separately, then teh install is counterfeit.

A:How do i activate my windows

Buy a legal license for Windows and clean install it - unless you can find a COA sticker, or the Product Key of any license you already own.

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I brought a HP Pavilion 15 e058TX before two months, I can't activate my windows 8.1 pro and my windows will expire by August 28/2014.The message displaying in my Laptop "Your windows licence will expire soon, Activate windows. Contact your system admin to get Product Key".So How can i contact my system admin to get product key and how to activate windows.

A:i can't activate my windows 8.1 pro

Please read through the document from the following weblink and follow the steps application for this situation: HP PCs - Windows 8 Product ActivationActivate Windows 8 on HP and Compaq computers.

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I had problem with my windows It was giving an error of hwpolicy.sys on startup.. I tried many ways to repair but failed. and I didn't had any backup of my original windows..
When I bough new laptop it had registered windows 8 then I upgraded it 8.1 then 10
After above problem I never had option istead of reinstalling windows. I formated my hard drive and re-install windows 10 pro... Now my windows is not activated I contacted with microsoft they told me that you have to contact with your laptop manufacturer for your product key of win 8 which was registered with your laptop. 
Now can anyone help me that how can I get my product key of windows which was provided with my laptop
My Laptop details are 
HP Pavilion 15-n031se Notebook PC (energy star)
Product Name: 15-n031se
Product Number: F1E53EA
Serial Number: [Personal Information Removed]
Hope to hear positive response soon

A:Need to activate my windows

Arsalan1 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Microsoft is passing the buck as usual, and is not giving you accurate information. HP keeps no records of individual product keys associated with individual PCs.  So, HP has no way of telling you the product key for your PC. However, you can download and run this utility, as it will retrieve the product key embedded into the UEFI firmware of the motherboard of your PC: Download Windows OEM Product Key Tool Luck

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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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Hi everyone, I'm new here. I have a bit of a problem with my mothers laptop and I couldn't find other cases that matched mine.
We bought her a new laptop: Toshiba KIRA, pre installed with windows 8. Due to her work requirements, we needed windows 7 professional. So I wiped it clean and installed windows 7 on it and all was running well. I used a copy of a windows 7 disk I bought 4 years ago with no product key or information, just the disk. 30 days later, of course, the time has come to activate windows. So when I log into the computer and the message appears and I click 'buy a new product key', redirected to Microsoft page and downloaded the LegitCheck for validation. After this process, an error came up saying that product keys are no longer available for purchase and that I couldn't activate. I contacted Microsoft support through live chat and she checked out the Product ID and it was registered as an OEM copy and that I'd need to contact the manufacturer.
I don't know a lot about OEM or whatever, but I do know it's a once of thing, tied to the one PC forever. I have concluded that I would need to buy a whole new OEM copy of windows 7 and wipe the other one off. Finally, I come to my question: If I buy the said product and it comes with the OEM product key, am I able to enter that key under system properties where it says the product ID and 'Change product key', OR do I have to wipe the computer completely and reinstall it, entering the product key when prompted? I wou... Read more

A:Cannot activate Windows

If I buy the said product and it comes with the OEM product key, am I able to enter that key under system properties where it says the product ID and 'Change product key',


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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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keep getting a pop up and says i have to activate windows
tried to but have to put in windows cd key
i dont have one
is there a way to get around this ?
or where can i get an key # to put in to activate windows ??

A:activate windows ???

any suggestion????

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


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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I built a system a few months ago and things were running great.  Then I noticed Chrome was acting oddly and I got a pop up that said my copy of Windows 7 is not genuine and I need to activate.  I was on the phone with Microsoft and the OEM version key I bought is legit. We tried a number of different things and he said he couldn't do anymore and I would have to pay for further service.  I am getting error code 0x80070005.  I am guessing it is malware.  I tried to use some of Microsoft's tools but no luck.  The ball is your court......

A:Windows 7 won't activate

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Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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Pulling my hair out

After my hard drive failed, I have done a clean install of Windows 7 Pro that I got from Microsoft as a student. I have always always done the clean install when I had to do an install and never had an issue before.

This time when I try to activate I get this:

I clicked the top option and get this:

I entered my Product Code and clicked Next

After a bit I get:

Basically say I can't my Product Code with clean install. There is NO option for activation phone or any other method.

I resorted to doing a search for this problem and found this page.

Clean Install Windows 7 with Upgrade Media

I tried to use Method #2. I made the changes in the registry and closed it.
I then ran "CMD"

and got this message:

I don't have a clue how to elevated privileges for this process.

I did take ownership of everything in the windows folder but that did not help any at all.

I really don't want to have to install Windows again. This is the first time it has worked well in two weeks.

Please ... Please ... Does anyone have a way to fix this or another method I use to activate my windows?

A:Cannot Activate Windows 7 Pro

Hello Huffman,

Be sure that you are opening an elevated command prompt while doing OPTION THREE in the tutorial below for the same thing. The command prompt that you opened in your screenshot is not elevated, so that is why you are getting that error message.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,

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I have this program or app w/e it is that allows me to open it up and it adds another 30 days to my thingy. is there a way to activate built 7000 because yah LOL

A:How do i activate Windows 7

Leave the activation alone, in a few days there will be a public release and keys.

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can someone please help me, I have carried out a factory restore of my Pavillion laptop, but cannot get Windows 8.1 activated. I called the microsoft activation centre, but they are saying the activation key i have is a Volume Licence Key and cannot be used to activate my windows.This is the original key that was supplied when i boughtthis laptop, but cannot get it to activate. I have tried to contact HP direct but getting absolutely no joy whatsoever 

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Help me activate my window 8 hp

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I can not activate my hp 255 G5 i have tried several keys but it is sending error messages can i get a key or what other way can i activate windows

A:i can not activate my windows 10

Is this a factory install of Windows 10 or what is the history of this Windows 10 installation?

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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!

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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 


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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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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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?


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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Here's the problem that I'm having: I am running a Windows 7 Home Premium upgrade on a Vista computer. I have a retail set of Win. 7 discs that I upgraded from about a year ago. All was working fine, until... I installed a skin from Microsoft for my media player and it killed my media player. It wouldn't load after that. After being unable to repair Media Player I decided to move all my important Documents off my C: drive onto my external and reload the OS. Install went smooth and all works fine except it will not activate. It comes up as Genuine with WGA and when I go to support.microsoft.com/pag and click on "validate now" it takes me to a page to download and install Microsoft Security Essentials which says your copy of windows must be Genuine in order to dl and run this program. I have it dl'd and installed on my PC. Everything says it's genuine but still it refuses to activate. I get this error message: [code 0xC004C003 The activation server determined the specified product key has been blocked.] When I try to activate by phone the computer gives me the /pag web address which tells me my copy is genuine. Around and Around we go! I'm getting dizzy and pissed off! What can I do?

A:Windows 7 won't Activate

Hi Professor_Freak,

All Windows keys has a set amount of "allowed installations". In this case it has been bloocked because it has been installed on too many machines with the same key, thus denying you to install it on "any more machines".

You need to contact Microsoft and explain your problem and they'll release the block on your key, providing it's a valid legal key.

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Hi.I have a dell inspiron 14 5000 5459 and I can not activate windows hello. If someone knows a solution very grateful in advance.Greetings.

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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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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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What do you do when you reformat and now cant activate windows?

A:Activate Windows

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I suddenly get a message screen telling me I have 3 days to reactivate Windows?
I have done a system restore to several days earlier but it still appears.

Fairly sure it is a virus or scamm because the Microsoft Privacy screen it takes me too says visit a site but part of the URL is missing and just a snail mail microsoft address shows?

Can anyone throw any light on my problem or suggest a fix?

Pretty sure it started after an Adobe Update?

With thanks


A:Let's Activate Windows???

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The background: Had a Dell XPS that took a lightning hit through the cable modem and blew out the motherboard. (Power supply, hard drive and all else were okay. Modem was cooked!) Bought a Dell (I think Dimension) that had no hard drive, but a 3.2 Ghz Intel 4 processor, assorted peripherals. I pulled the 160 GB SATA hard drive from my XPS, popped it into this one. Wouldn't boot up windows. Ran diagnostics from BIOS, everything checked out. It just kept saying something about "to protect your computer windows has shut down." And gave an error code. Anyway, I never had a reinstall disk, so I bought one. When it asked if I wanted to repair the edition of XP Pro that was already on the hard drive, I hit "R." It went through it's reinstall steps. Everything seemed to be going according to plan, up to that point. Had a hiccup or two getting it to boot to Windows from there, but now the bootup seems to be working, after a fashion. When I turn it on, it boots to the Windows welcome screen. Then I get a dialogue box that says: "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate Windows now?" At this point, I can click "No," on that dialogue box, it returns to a welcome screen, and then brings up the welcome screen with my personal settings and log-in name from the hard drive. And I get the same dialogue box again. "This copy of Windows must be activated with Mi... Read more

A:Windows XP Pro won't activate


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