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Windows XP Activation - new pc

Q: Windows XP Activation - new pc

I'm buying a new computer tower with no OS installed, but I have XP installed on my current tower. Would it be possible to just tell Microsoft I've upgraded and use the same key and activate successfully. The licence is still stuck to the side of my current computer with the number on.

I have the full installation CD. I realise that it's "tied" to this computer. But when you significantly upgrade hardware, you need to reactivate. So what makes the PC the PC - how much can you upgrade before it becomes a different PC?

Obviously, I'm technically buying a new unit, but how do MS know that?

Simply because, whats the point in buying a whole new XP when vista comes out start of next year.

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A: Windows XP Activation - new pc

Hi

Not liking your chances too much

If the current version is on a OEM pc then it will tied to the bios of that motherboard and you will not be able to activate it

If you have a full version bought standalone then you will have to call microsoft at activation as the hardware will be completely different. I don't think they will take too kindly to it.

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keeps asking for reactivation. does not allow reactivation. I used a registry cleaner. Maybe this is the problem. I have tried a few fixes on other forums. Please let me know what other info I need to share.

A:Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

NB: Sometimes the report can be very long if there are lots of eventlog errors - so please post between <code> tags (# in the toolbar)

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Hi there
I recently changed a MOBO from an INTEL based one to one using an AMD PHENOM processor -- W7 didn't want any new activation rather surprisingly. (Broken Mobo and I had a spare ASUS MOBO lying around).

However the first time I switched to using a LAN cable instead of a Wifi USB adapter I got the "Hardware has changed - please activate windows. OK it activated fine -- however seems strange to me that a MOBO change didn't call for any activation (Disks, memory, DVD device etc were canaballized from the old machine) but a simple switch from Wifi to a LAN did. !!! The internal logic of the activation process seems totally illogical and bizarre. (Running W7 x-64 ULTIMATE). !!!

Cheers
jimbo

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

In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Every time I reboot this one computer at my site, the Activation is gone.  I reactivate the computer and windows appears to be genuine, but once I reboot again windows once again requires activation.
MGADiag results:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
 
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-J8D7P-XQJJ2-GPDD4
Windows Product Key Hash: xgsndMkYdJsYmUng0qIJ/thx+HI=
Windows Product ID: 00371-868-0000007-85573
Windows Product ID Type: 1
Windows License Type: KMS Client
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {E8AB3244-A396-4A36-9853-78537C5B42AF}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160408-2045
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
 
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
 
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
 
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070... Read more

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I recently performed a system recovery because I was unable to back up to earlier time before we started having computer issues. Anyway I performed a recovery. Stumbled accross this by accident that windows has 3 days before it wall automatically activate. So I clicked activate. It gave me this message header. "The Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation". There are 3 options. 1 is to Buy a new product key online. 2 is to type a different product key. 3 is to contact Hewlett-Packard Company to resolve this issue. I contacted Hewlett-Packard Company and they had me call Microsoft. Microsoft wants to charge me $100 for something I already own. Very confused. Anyway does anyone have a fix for this. Thank you

A:Windows Vista Home Premium product key you typed is invalid for windows activation

Hi
You have two choices:
You may either reinstall using the recovery partition, if you have one.
or
You could look for the key on the computer. It can be anywhere, including the battery compartment, if you have a lappy.
As a last restort you can try to use magic jelly bean, but I have doubts since you reinstalled.
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

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Hi, my Windows 7 Professional is activated for a long time.  However, the Windows 7 Professional OS require me to re-activation after the installed display card was suddenly  unrecognized by Windows OS?  Is there any method to prevent recognition
again by Windows OS if the display is intermitted fault?

Thanks.
Paul

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I just completely reformatted my computer after a suspected malware attack.
The first thing I tried after reformatting and doing a clean install of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit edition was to run windows update. I received the error code 80072EFD. This is before I installed any software, firewalls, or antivirus programs. I also get this same error when trying to activate windows or office, or when trying to set up Microsoft media center.

I do have internet connection. Both firefox and internet explorer work perfectly fine.

I have been in contact with microsoft, but nothing has worked so far. I thought I would see if anyone here had any ideas.

Here are the troubleshooting steps I have already done. Please read through these before posting as you can see I have already tried a lot of things!
1. Waiting 15 minutes and trying again
2. Restarting the computer
3. Adding windows update websites to the internet explorer exceptions list: http://*.update.microsoft.com https://*.update.microsoft.com http://download.windowsupdate.com Microsoft Support http://update.microsoft.com https://update.microsoft.com
4. Verifying internet connectivity (internet works fine)
5. Tried it with Windows firewall on and off. No other firewalls are installed.
6. I tried this before any anti-virus was installed. I have since installed AVG free and tried again both with it running and disabled
7. No software accelerator programs are installed
8. windows update is not using a proxy ser... Read more

A:Windows Updates; Windows Activation Error Code 80072EFD

Please post an MGADiag log (while I try and digest the current logs)

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine, but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell - Home

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Hi!Windows tells me that it wants to be activated on the machine mentioned above. I don't see any sticker with a license code on the case. So i tried to read the license key from the BIOS. This gives me HYF8J-CVRMY-CM74G-RPHKF-PW487. Windows says that this key is a standard key and that i have to enter my individual key. But where can i find this key?Thanks in advance for any help!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hiya,

I am having a problem with my windows 7 home premium 64bit. I wiped my computer to try and get a new graphic card to work( never got it working, gave up and went back to my old graphic card) Since then I have had to wipe my computer a number of times, I kept having to wipe my computer since the same problem kept happening. Which is that my windows will crash and wont work after about 1-2mins after start up.

I thought it was my disk so I installed it from a usb windows installer and has been runnign fine for about 2 weeks until I was free to do the phone activation of my windows, I phoned up the activation after using my computer for a while then after I phoned and it came up genuine (like normal) I went to get a drink befor doing more work and once getting back to my computer I opened a new tab on firefox it was very slow on the internet so I clsoed my browser and tried to reopen it and but it woulnd't open windows has frozen completely so I pressed the restart button on my case and let it boot up and then it wouldn't let me do anything.

Does anyone have any idea of how come my computer seem to freeze and refuse to work once I use the windows phone activation?

A:Windows wont work after using windows 7 home phone activation

What makes you think it is the activation? Did you go click on "Start Button", right click on "Computer" and left click on "Properties"? When the screen comes up scroll down to the right bottom of the screen and you should see a "Genuine Windows Logo". If it says something different then there is an activation problem.

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We purchased a VLK with Software Assurance from a local distributor here my question is what if from their VLSC License the Operating System listed are

10 Windows 7 Professional
82 Windows 8 Enterprise
15 Windows 7 Enterprise

We don't want to install Windows 8 as of now to our office and we wanted to retain the Windows 7 Pro and Enterprise as our Operating System. Do we have a problem for Activation if we still insists to used Windows 7 Pro and Enterprise Operating System using the Windows 8 Enterprise 82 Licenses?

Thank you very much

A:Activation Windows 8 Enterprise VLK but wanted to install Windows 7Ent

There is no way you can use a Windows 8 Enterprise licence for anything else than Windows 8 Enterprise. You simply can not activate Windows with a product key belonging to another Windows version and edition.

With those licences you can install and activate 27 25 Windows 7, not a single more.

Kari

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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):
-----------------------------------------
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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Hello all,
I have a very specific question that i can not find an answer.

I bought a new pc and i want to buy Windows 10 Pro. I have found a very good price for a Windows 7 Pro license which will give me a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

I will have the key in the following days but the pc is assembled and ready.

(1)Can i clean install Windows 10 Pro and activate it with the windows 7 pro key that has never been activated even for a windows 7 machine or
(2)should i first install windows 7 pro, activate it with the key and then clean install windows 10 and activate it with the windows 7 pro key

Thank you.

A:Activation of Windows 10 (clean install) from a Windows 7 Pro edition

Hi Trod,
You can install W10 NOW and you dont have to activate it immediately, theres a 30 day grace period.
So when you get your W7 package you can activate it with the product key.
Windows 10 - Clean Install - Windows 10 Forums.

note your purchased W7 pro licence MUST be either System builder or retail or it will not activate

Roy.

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I owned the Lenovo IdeaPad 320 laptop and it was installed on Windows 10 Home. I upgraded to a Pro patch, and forgot that I did not have the activation key and now I want the activation key or way back to the Home version

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I need help with Windows XP home edition. Recently I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled my Windows XP software home edition Pack 1. Everything seems to be working fine except with the activation of my product. The activation Icon is displayed on taskbar notifying me of amount of days remaining for activating my windows. When I click on the Icon, the activation window is displayed with a message that my Windows is already activated? However, the activation Icon continues to count down the days. What do I have to do to fix this problem. I really don't want to reinstall windows again. Is there a number where I can talk with a Tech for help.

Thank you,
 

A:windows activation

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I am running windows 7 professional 64bit right now, but its not activated yet. All i need to do is enter the product key. Will the product key from an upgrade version of windows 7 professional work? I can get it cheaper that way. Thanks

A:Windows 7 Activation

Welcome jmdanna

You may have to do the work-around in this tutorial

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Hi, I resetted my laptop to factory setting, through HP support assistant. Now windows is saying my my activation key expired. My laptop has 2.5 years, do you sell them with short term activation keys?

A:Windows 8 activation key

Hi, Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting! No, HP does not sell Windows with short-term validation period nor any other vendor to my knowledge.This is some sort of technical issue. Please, check this article >> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03486254and perform the steps mentioned.

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I recently gave my parents one of my older PCs. The PC had Windows ME. I purchased the XP upgrade disk and installed it with no problem. One of the requirements of the install is that the new windows program needed to be activated in 30 days. I was curious on what happens if I do not activate the program in 30 days.

Does windows stop running or does look like a bootleg program to microsoft ?

Thanks

T

A:Windows Activation

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307890Activation is required in 30 days from the first day that you start Windows XP. If you want to activate Windows on a day that is later than the day that you install it, a Windows Activation icon appears in the notification area. This icon periodically displays notifications to remind you about how much time remains before you must activate. After the 30 days has expired, you must activate Windows to continue using Windows.

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I bought W7 and installed it on my laptop after saving the W7 beta mig files to a USB. I installed the new W7 and did not get back ANY of my original files, programs, photos etc. ! I am really upset. Now I had HDD problems with my Dell Inspiron 530s so I installed the same W7 on it and had to reactivate PS3 and all of my other programs as they did not transfer from Vista. WHAT A CROCK!!! I talked to support and they said I have 30 days to buy a new key. I went to the MS store and ordered the Family pak for 3 activations for $175, waiting for it to arrive. Today I get a message that I MUST activate today! I called support and she tells me I will lose the current W7 along with all of my newly installed programs. I said I have 3 new keys coming, she said I have to re-install W7 when they arrive to install the new key and then re-install ALL of my programs again! Is this right?????

A:Windows 7 re-activation

Let me get this straight...you bought Windows 7 and installed it, it didn't go as expected (Meaning you didn't upgrade as opposed to full install, at least from what I gather), you called support and they told you you had to go and BUY Windows 7 again?

Something doesn't match up with this story....care to elaborate?

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Hello!!!!I bought your laptop DELL Instiron 7737. The purchase was make 12/23/2013.Until now there were no problems and did not attach any importance to some small things.The thing is that with your computer did not have the Windows installation disc.Moreover, nowhere specified key for Windows.For this reason, I can not activate the system after recovery.What do I do in this setuatsii: buy a new license or have another way out full of?
Best regards

Valeriy Kurnosenkov

A:Windows activation key

vkurnosenkov,Which version of Windows are you needing activated? Did you upgrade to Windows 10?

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

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why do i keep getting  error messages regarding actvation key recent examples 0xcoo4Fo74.have reactivated my key ,all working well then this morning in the bottom right hand corner of screen windows not genuine reactivate key whats going on Regards
Ron Hilditch

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Hi Everybody,

I updated to Windows 10 last week from what I thought was an activated version of windows 8.1, but now I'm stuck with an "Activate Windows" watermark in the bottom right of my screen (which goes over everything, not just the desktop) and I was wondering if in order to activate windows I could just buy a new product key, or would I need to re-install windows with the new product key. If anyone could give me any other idea of how to resolve my problem I would be truly grateful.

A:Windows 10 Activation Help

First thing to try is to activate it using your windows 8.1 key (change product key) from activation menu.

Use showkeyplus to extract 8.1 key if you do not know it.

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I had to perform a system recovery due to a virus problem. My virus program blocked a couple of viruses (some email about a package at the post office) and when i clicked to remove them my system crashed. Afterward ,when i tried to boot up it would keep crashing (blue screen). So i performed the system recovery. Everything seems fine except when i try to activate windows i get code 0xc004e003 the software licensing service reported that license evaluation failed. Now this is an acer that had windows pre-installed. This is the second time i've had to do a system recovery. The first time i got a set up with number codes and a phone number to call (microsoft) and by following instructions i was able to activate it (sorry for my explanation , i hope you can understand it). Any help or suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks.

manny

A:windows 7 activation

Sorry to tell you this but your in for another microsoft chat. Either that or complain to Acer.

Rich

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Hi all!

I have got another question for you!
I found this one the site where i want to buy W7:

(Original text in Dutch)
Activatie van Windows 7 is niet mogelijk indien deze in een andere taal is dan de reeds geinstalleerde versie van Windows, dus van Nederlands naar Engels of andersom is niet mogelijk.

Activatie van Windows 7 is niet mogelijk indien de bits niet overeenkomen, dus van 32-bits naar 64-bits of andersom is niet mogelijk.

Translation:
Activation of Windows 7 is not possible when it is a different language than the already installed version of Windows. E.G. Dutch Windows Vista to Windows 7 in english is NOT possible.

Activation of Windows 7 is not possible when the bit versions dont match, e.g. 32-bits to 64-bits or the other way round is NOT possible.

The first criterium is nota problem. Vista (dutch) to 7 (dutch), so thats okay!
But, I want to upgrade from 32 bit to 64!
I know the installation is possible (clean install)
But, will I be able to activate my 64 bit Windows 7?!
Please help me!

A:Windows 7 activation!

Yes, your key will work and activate on 32bit or 64bit, just not both at the same time.

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Hey guys, I recently changed my service provider from DSL to Cable. Now I have to call Microsoft to activate my windows 7.

Is there any way to fix this problem?

A:windows 7 activation

Just call them, here are the steps: Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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As a Computer Forensics student we are able to download software from Dream Spark. I downloaded a copy of Windows 7 to use on my virtual machine. I originally installed it without the product key. Now, I'm trying to use the key to validate the copy of Windows.
Using your tool for the report it says the grace period has ended. is there anything I can do short of purchasing a key?  Report is below:
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: *****-*****-28G87-GJ2XW-4WH4B
Windows Product Key Hash: fXg+HfwkVjeNm9bxiz5Cv8uZ37U=
Windows Product ID: 00371-703-8189995-06482
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {4D1EC3A3-0468-4C83-8DF0-48FED02271A5}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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

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

OGA Notific... Read more

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ok so i have been using my dads copy of Ultimate untill today it says i cant use windows anymore cuz i havent activated. typed in the key number thing and says its already in use, so that means only one computer can run one copy? that sucks, but now, how do i reinstall my old version of premium if i cant access windows now? i have the cd that came with the computer but i cant access it? can someone help me out ?

A:windows activation

Hi -

You should check w/ your dad, too - he might be getting the same message. You do need your own copy of Vista. If Home Premium came pre-installed on your system and you have the DVD and key code, you should be able to boot-up w/ it. You may need to change the BIOS order to look at the DVD 1st (b4 hard drive).

If that works, it will re-format your HDD and all files are lost. The only methods that I can advise you on to recover files is to purchase Ultimate and enter the key code or to use another hard drive for Home Prem installation, then connect the current as a slave and then try file retrieval.

The lingering issue is whether Vista has seen your running of Ultimate a Vista Upgrade, which may mean that your Home Premium key code is no longer valid.

If the files are not important, place the DVD in, boot-up and press the F2 key (or esc, enter, etc... if there is option mentioned on boot screen), enter the BIOS & change configuration so DVD 1st in line.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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HelloI bought hp n210se 1.5 years ago with default windows 8.1 than i upgraderd to win 10 from option that was coming to my taskbar win 10 was working ok but virus disturbed me alot yesterday i decided to reset my laptop and it was stuck on 53 % and says it cannot be reset and give option to countinue with win 10 but when i click to it it stops at hp logo and countinue doing so at last i have to check in to bios and change boot options i have dvd of win 7 so due to my emergency as i am student i have installed win 7 to hope that i will get win 10 back i broke my partition and installed win 7 now when i re instal win 10 it asking me about activation key when i contacted microsoft they said me to contact hp and they can retrieve me back my activation keySorry for long story can anyone help

A:Windows 10 activation

I have a emailed chat with microsoft if anyone want that

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I downloaded windows 7 ultimate from this website:





https://archive.org/details/cdromsoftware



, and it came with no product key. To make this a legal copy, I am trying to purchase a new product key.

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I recently had a hard drive error and I had to reinstall windows from scratch.
When I tried to activate it it just keeps saying "This activation code is for upgrades, not for full installation" or something like that. I think it might be because in the upper left corner it says "Upgrade designed for Windows Vista*". Any suggestions?

A:Windows Activation

You can clean install with an upgrade version, using the workaround described in this tut.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Remember this process is legal only if you own a previous qualifying version of Windows.

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

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

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

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Do you have to activate windows home edition on microsoft website?

also..

Ive read loads about coa numbers and product key numbers are they the same thing? and which do u use to activate at microsoft if you have to do it?

Thanks in advance...lol...i know im lame when it comes to computers!!!
 

A:Windows xp activation ?????

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I installed Windows 7 x64 hp on a new computer that I build. I installed it from a CD-Rom. The problem ist that the Product Key from that CD has already been used to the limit. However I do have another Product Key also for windows 7 x64 hp. Now...my problem is that I'm not sure if the second Key will work because in the activation center it shows me that there is an Product ID. Will it work even though the Product ID and the Product Key dont match?
Even if it would work, would that count as an activation for the Key or the ID? Because the ID is registered to the CD and that has already its limit reached.

Another question is: what actually happens if you install and activate the same product too many times? Will Microsoft deactivate the first activation? I dont want all my computers to crash!!

Please Help
 

A:Help with the activation of Windows 7

Generally speaking, an install CD is a licence for one and only one installation. Any more than that is illegal and subject to penalties. There are a very few exceptions, and if you are one of the legal exceptions, you need to fully explain how you qualify before any help will be coming from this site.
 

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I recently upgraded my PC from Win 7 Home Premium to Win 7 Professional, but now every few days my desktop wallpaper disappears and turns solid black, and in the lower right corner I get the message that "This copy of WIndows is Not Genuine" and it then prompts me to re-enter my serial number and re-activate my copy of Windows 7 on-line. Has anyone ever encountered this problem before? Right before this happens I get a cryptic error message to the effect that there has been some change that has called the authenticity of Windows into question. It's pretty annoying to have to keep activating my copy if Windows 7 evety few days. Does anyone have a clus as to why this is occurring and how I might be able to resolve it?

Thanks for any and all advice!

A:Windows 7 Keeps Asking For (Re-) Activation

Did you change some hardware after upgrading to Pro? Retail keys get tied to a hardware hash so if you make significant changes, you may get deactivated. But it shoudnt happen off and on.

Random deactivations can happen because of a permissions problem. Follow the steps here.

Genuine Windows 7 Became Pirated? Make It Original and Activated Again - Tweaking with Vishal

I can take a look at your mgadiag log for clues. For that, download mgadiag, run it, click on the Copy tab, paste into notepad, save as .txt file and upload the file here.

go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

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I got a msdn activation key for Windows 10 and its saying that it can only activate for 10 times, Is it true and what will happen if I still tried to activate.

A:Windows 10 activation

Do you have a valid MSDN subscription? And where does it say only 10 activations?

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I purchased a few months agos an upgrade ver of winxp for a troubled system that died 2 days after I upgraded it to winxp. That computer no longer exists. I have since purchased a new computer w/OS. I would like to pass on the winxp upgrade that I did activate but only used for 2 days. I have consulted the Microsoft WS but I do not want buy a new license since I did not get any real use out of the one I bought, nor do I want whoever I donate it to, to to have to purchase a license. I also do not want to pay the fee to get in touch with Microsoft. I spent good money on an upgrade that I am not using and I want to pass it on as a legit copy. How do I go about getting a new activation key without incurring additional expenses? Thanks!

A:New Activation Key for Windows XP

and welcome to the Forum

You do not need a new key . . whoever installs it next, at the point they activate it, will just call microsoft and explain that it is being reinstalled on a different machine. It's a quick and easy call for them.

Since it is an upgrade version, the next user will need a previous installation cd to be able to install

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hello! I just bought the asus x550dp laptop two weeks ago and there's something i cant understand.

1. I cant change my background in the metro

it just appeared blur like this and i cant find any solution to fix it

2. I cant open a group in metro

3. I cant download apps from store even when i already registered for windows account
I've asked the windows support team and they told me to activate the windows with product key
but the laptop shows that windows is activated
and i cant find the product key on the box or the laptop

Is there any solution for these problems?

A:windows activation?

If you only just bought it, new, and you have a legitimate copy of Windows. I would advise you take it back to the store of purchase.

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Every couple of days, my "activated" RTM would keep reverting to a trial based OS. I would reactivate it but then it would do the same a couple of days later.

Can anyone help me activate it permanently?

A:Windows 7 RTM Activation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by anhtimmy


Every couple of days, my "activated" RTM would keep reverting to a trial based OS. I would reactivate it but then it would do the same a couple of days later.

Can anyone help me activate it permanently?


znhtimmy

First could you tell us abt your system and OS? Clean install or upgrade?

Ken

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

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I have an Acer aspire 5745PG laptop touch screen,it was running windows 7 when new,I bought windows 8 pro and installed it then upgraded to 8.1 pro,i lost a lot of space on my hard drive so i wiped it with wipedrive that cleared up my hd size so i did the same again installed windows 8 with my disc i bought from pc world then upgraded the free upgrade to 8.1 now i get activate windows message all the time,when i try it says i need to buy another key.It works fine the 8.1 pro apart from constant messages asking me to activate.I tried activating by phone but to no avail.

A:windows 8.1 pro activation

Welcome to EF,

Run this to check licence state.

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I installed windows xp a month ago and I activated it. Now it has locked me out, 30 days later, saying windows needs to be activated "to activate now click yes" when i click yes, the activation box comes up and says "windows has already been activated" "click ok to continue". i click ok and it logs me off. And this becomes a vicious cycle if you can see where i'm going with this. What could be causing this?j why is it asking me to activate then telling me it's already activated and not letting me log in?
 

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When I first installed Windows 8 I got 2 free WMC keys. I used one on my Windows 8 system and never used the 2nd one. I have installed 8.1 preview using the ISO and Hyper-V. Today I used "Add features to Windows 8" using the unused WMC key to install WMC on my 8.1 virtual system and it worked great.

Windows Media Center - Add to Windows 8

Jim

A:Windows 8.1 and WMC activation

Does you copy show an expiration date?

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How many times on average can you activate Windows on an unchanged hadware computer before it becomes invalid?

Cheers
 

A:Windows XP Activation

With no major hardware change, I don't think there is a limit . .

wrs
 

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i have instoled my windows 8.1 single language in my HP Pavilion laptop,
and after instaled different activation key for adding aditional futures i got a result in '' windows 8.1 BILD 9600 '' error
plz do some think for this.

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