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Activation Fail and no Phone activation possible.

Question: Activation Fail and no Phone activation possible.

Hi Gents,

Hope someone can help me here. I've been using a retail version of Win7 Home premium 64 for about 2 years now with no issues.

During that time I've reinstalled the product possibly 6 or 8 times. Excessive I know but when things start to go wrong I like to start fresh again. Anyway from memory the last 2 times I have had to use phone activation.

A couple of weeks ago I dropped my laptop and killed the HDD. Put in a new one and reinstalled Win. I've just tried to activate with no luck. I went to phone activation and being lazy I typed in my old code I had saved from last time.

Now I can't activate and when I try and open the phone activation box I get a pop up from the toolbar saying the copy isn't genuine and nothing more.

Is there a way to resolve this or have I pissed off the activation so much that I actually have to shell out for a new copy?

Thanks in advance and I'm located in Thailand if that makes a difference.

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4MHKM-R9MG4-B9DC6
Windows Product Key Hash: fS2p+9FFNHo2N74fO2AYkN6aX6E=
Windows Product ID: 00359-312-2766597-85458
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {CABA53C2-FBFA-4CBE-BCEA-C50D8F29804C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
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_025D1FF3-258-3

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
Default Browser: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
Active scripting: Allowed
Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

File Scan Data-->

Other data-->
Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{CABA53C2-FBFA-4CBE-BCEA-C50D8F29804C}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003</OS><Architecture>x64</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-B9DC6</PKey><PID>00359-312-2766597-85458</PID><PIDType>5</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-206995290-4116398446-3547689943</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>Acer</Manufacturer><Model>Aspire 4750</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies Ltd.</Manufacturer><Version>V2.07</Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="6"/><Date>20110722000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>61F03307018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>0C09</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>SE Asia Standard Time(GMT+07:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>ACRSYS</OEMID><OEMTableID>ACRPRDCT</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults>

Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Name: Windows(R) 7, HomePremium edition
Description: Windows Operating System - Windows(R) 7, RETAIL channel
Activation ID: 2e7d060d-4714-40f2-9896-1e4f15b612ad
Application ID: 55c92734-d682-4d71-983e-d6ec3f16059f
Extended PID: 00359-00170-312-276659-00-3081-7601.0000-3282013
Installation ID: 014936153985020486143363016836193012857650194921842785
Processor Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88338
Machine Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88339
Use License URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88341
Product Key Certificate URL: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=88340
Partial Product Key: B9DC6
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F031.
Remaining Windows rearm count: 3
Trusted time: 25/12/2013 3:21:19 PM

Windows Activation Technologies-->
HrOffline: 0x00000000
HrOnline: 0xC004C533
HealthStatus: 0x0000000000000000
Event Time Stamp: 12:25:2013 13:05
ActiveX: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
Admin Service: Registered, Version: 7.1.7600.16395
HealthStatus Bitmask Output:
HWID Data-->
HWID Hash Current: MgAAAAEAAgABAAIAAQABAAAAAgABAAEA6GFC/1y2KK1oeXB7Vip2OI5Kijws5bDkLnM=

OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
N/A

OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
BIOS valid for OA 2.0: no, invalid SLIC table
Windows marker version: N/A
OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: N/A
BIOS Information:
ACPI Table Name OEMID Value OEMTableID Value
APIC ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
FACP ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
HPET ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
MCFG ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
SLIC ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
SSDT ACRSYS PtidDevc
ASF! ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
SSDT ACRSYS PtidDevc
SSDT ACRSYS PtidDevc
SSDT ACRSYS PtidDevc
UEFI ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
UEFI ACRSYS ACRPRDCT
UEFI ACRSYS ACRPRDCT

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Preferred Solution: Activation Fail and no Phone activation possible.

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Answer: 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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Answer:Win7 activation fail

probably just use the phone option, its possible that your key has been used as well though. If you have the COA, you can get it activated.
 

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Hello!
every now and then I check the Computer Management. Today, in Administrative Events I found the following:
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I googled and found out that it has to do with Microsoft C + + +
but I'm not sure which one I should install!
Can you please help me?

Answer:Activation context generation fail for...

I installed vcredist_x86.exe
from : Solution to Microsoft Flight Simulator X ?side-by-side? Error ? Jon's View
it seems like it's solved the problem

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Greetings!

This is relatively new experience for me and I have spent some time Googling for solutions.

A friend of mine upgraded his genuinely activated Windows 8 Pro Parallels virtual machine to Windows 10 Pro. After the upgrade, he finds that his Windows 10 Pro is not activating. When I check, the error 0xC004C003 states that the activation is being blocked.

A common suggestion I have encountered was to install the OS from scratch, but that isn't practical in this situation. I am also aware that with Windows 10 the licensing is based on unique hardware identification, which makes me feel that this might affect virtual machine installations due to the nature of virtualizaiton, but surely Microsoft had thought about this before rolling out Windows 10 with the new licensing scheme (or at least I hope).

Another suggestion I read and tried was "slrmgr.vbs /rearm" --> reboot --> "slrmgr.vbs /ato". I still receive the same error. I also tried "slrmgr.vbs /ipk Windows8KeyHere" but it didn't work. I received an error code "0xc004e016" about the key being invalid.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Mac Parallels Windows 8 Pro (genuine activation) upgraded to 10 Pro, activation block

If he doesn't want to reinstall, call Microsoft's licensing number and complain.
 

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Answer:Why phone activation?

It's a strange one. Generally only occurs when there is zero internet connection. Was the probook definitely connected to the internet at the time you attempted to activate?

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hi ppl,
every 6 months or so, i wipe the hdd and do a clean reinstall of xp.
over the past 2 years - due to several hardware changes, or whatever - i've had to "phone activate" after reloading xp.

yesterday, i did the "6 monthly reinstall" and *surprise surprise* activation was effected successfully automatically online ! no phone needed

would this be a new Micro$$$oft policy
in other words "with the release of Win7, we are washing our hands of XP soon"

interesting.......
 

Answer:No phone activation ! :)

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Answer:Phone no. for XP activation?

0870 60 10 100 is their product support number, it's listed in the back of my XP Start Here man.

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Answer:Problem with phone activation

vertx93 said:

Hi, I'm having a problem with the phone activation. I'm stuck at the security check dialogue, keeps saying "we cant verify you". Is it just me, or did MS kill phone activation?



I've used the phone method to activate Win7 on 4 Notebooks in the last 10 days without problems. I always use the traditional landline instead of my cellphone. Then when the Notebooks got updated I got the Win10 as part of the updates and got that done without problem.

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Thanks for your time.

Answer:New PC and Windows 8.1 Activation by Phone

Originally Posted by Gdx


I just put together my pc, I changed everything but the hard drives and videocard. when I put in my key to activate windows it said my key was being used on a different pc and to call a number if I changed hardware. I called and everything worked fine, my question is am I going to have to do this every time I reinstall windows now? and if I do, next time I call and the system asks how many computers I have used the key on, do I say 2 now or still 1.

Thanks for your time.



Next time, you could uninstall your product key first then continue on to the next phase, or, clean install next time so your key is not registered as 'in use'.

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Answer:Activation for htc 8x windows phone

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Hi, I'm having a problem with the phone activation. I'm stuck at the security check dialogue, keeps saying "we cant verify you". Is it just me, or did MS kill phone activation?

Answer:Problem with phone activation

Originally Posted by vertx93


Hi, I'm having a problem with the phone activation. I'm stuck at the security check dialogue, keeps saying "we cant verify you". Is it just me, or did MS kill phone activation?



I've used the phone method to activate Win7 on 4 Notebooks in the last 10 days without problems. I always use the traditional landline instead of my cellphone. Then when the Notebooks got updated I got the Win10 as part of the updates and got that done without problem.

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Answer:Does the Activation via Phone is infinite use?

rou22, OEM versions of software are restricted to the one machine they are installed on. MS keeps track for a while of the install of oem copies of their software. your answer is NO..

Rich

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hello,

on my old PB laptop dead HDD i buy new instal win 7 put windows key from old hdd but no phone activation option when want activate
Here is report:
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: *****-*****-WJ2H8-R6B6D-7QJB7
Windows Product Key Hash: ckKNc+BBPDWmo1LUlOkraNjlQ34=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {2BF9C185-D8AF-4A00-809C-F2AE0ADE5B56}(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: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150525-0603
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
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Answer:No phone activation option after new HDD

You don't get an option to telephone activate an OEM_SLP Key.


You need to change the Product Key to the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case (or inside the battery compartment), using the Change Product Key link at the bottom of the System properties page.
You may need to activate by phone.
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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When windows 7 gets native trim support for raid I will have to throw a party or something.

Before my last refresh my average was 343MB/sec, now I am back to a cool 477MB/sec it clearly has to be done

I know Microsoft doesn?t want there product stolen however I don?t want to be annoyed after paying for your product if trim was supported in raid this wouldn?t be necessary.

Answer:Phone Activation Annoyance

  
Quote: Originally Posted by xander6969





I know Microsoft doesn?t want there product stolen however I don?t want to be annoyed after paying for your product if trim was supported in raid this wouldn?t be necessary.



We are not Microsoft.

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Answer:Need Vista activation phone #

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Answer: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
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Answer: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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Hi there

anybody else got this -- trying to personalize PC -got you need to activate windows before you can personalize PC.

Now what do I do !!!!!?!

Is this normal (I did an UPDATE rather than a new install BTW).
Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Activation woes - Windows needs activation to personalize

Hello Jimbo,

See if you may be able to activate with the same Windows 10 Technical Preview key below.

Product key: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR

https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-...l-preview.html

You should be able to use the same OPTION TWO below for Windows 8 in Windows 10 as well.

Activate Windows 8 Online

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hi all

is SLP loader functions the same as windows activator?

i'm using Win Server 2003 Standard Edition as my OS. currently, it's already prompting and i have 27-days left for activation

this all happened when i initiate System Recovery using the same CD installer i used to setup the same computer almost 3-years ago. i did so as it hung-up and i can't managed even to go into Safe Mode, as well, the so called Last Known Good Configuration but still to no avail

i used the same CD Key i used initially before but it won't accept or recognized it where it states that if my CD Key was right and still not updating then i should telephone Microsoft

wow!

can i do that when i'm not in the continental USA much more these computer was registered not under my name since it's only a hand-me-down or surplus which is beneficial to me

so i'm looking for SLP loader or windows activator (if it function the same way) intended for Win Server 2003 Standard Edition as it may resolve my issue

hope it's okay to inquire and that if it's not advisable to reply post in here, i welcome it through PM

Answer:windows activation (27-days left for activation)

If it's a valid key, you should have no problem calling MS to re-activate Windows.

It should give you an option to pick which country you're from on the activation window, and then a number to call.

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Answer:Why does use of a COA product key always require phone activation?

I don't think it does. Where did you hear that it requires phone activation?

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Hi,
i have recently installed 1703 distribution to my old pc from scratch (original windows7pro, upgraded to 1611 with digital license) after broken the original hard disk drive, replaced with a new one.
I have a big problem with automatic activation: with 1611 release was very easy to activate my pc, and if automatic activation failed i always tried the phone activation with no problems, but now with 1703 i tried to launch from elevated command prompt "slui 4" and......nope.
Changed something ?
Please help me, thanks.

Answer:1703 Phone activation disappeared

In a Command Prompt (admin) or Powershell (admin), try:

slmgr /ato

Also, see here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/...troubleshooter


The activation troubleshooter might give you the phone number and installation ID, but I'm not sure.

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Hi. Earlier today I changed the SATA mode in my computer's bios from IDE to AHCI, having read that it might improve disk performance slightly. The computer then booted fine, but is now requiring reactivation (this surprised me a bit, I thought several pieces of hardware, not just hard disk mode, would have to change before a reactivation).

Anyway, I tried to reactivate online, but this failed and I got a message saying I had to activate by phone if my hardware had changed. So I tried to do so, but then got the error message: "An unspecified error has occurred". Despite this, the activation progressed to the next stage, where a list of locations should have come up, but all I got was an empty box and empty drop down list: When I clicked next, I got the option for a toll phone number (which I really don't fancy, because I have no idea what the toll is and I have to enter and take down 108 characters), but the freephone option says it's not available.

So really I need either the UK Windows 7 x64 activation phone number, or a way round these error messages. Any help much appreciated, thanks.

Answer:UK activation phone number needed

Hi michael123, type slui.exe 4 into the start menu and hit enter.
Hope this helps

The number i get is 0800 018 8354

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Hi Team,
We are looking for some mechanism where we can activate our OEM licenses without phone or internet.... 
We sit in a closed environment with no access to internet, and activating each OEM licenses for individual system via phone is time consuming.....  Is there a feasibility where we can automate this process before we deliver our product to the customer...

Any help would be appreciated....

Modassir Khan

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Anyone know the Windows (XP activation) freephone number from the UK?The problem I'm having is that Windows keeps asking me to activate it, so I click YES and it says that Windows is already activated. So I click Next and it takes me back, asking me to activate it, and I kep gonig round in circles. If i say I don't want to activate it, the PC shuts down.I thought I might try phoning Microsoft Activation line unless someone here can come up with a solution.

Answer:Windows activation phone number

I don't know if this is a free number, I don't live in the UK. But I have it as 0870 241 1963

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Hi guys. I'd been trying to activate my windows XP PRO SP2 with no success due to:

- Unable to connect via internet: despite my internet connection is good the activation wizzard just won't connect.
- Phone activation: I've lost count of how many times I've tried the phone number that was given to me by the activation wizzard, NOT GOOD! the number was 800-1-5550, for Venezuela that phone won't work.

So please, If you have any ideas for solving the connection problem or if you happen to have the current phone number for phone activation pls post it, let me know, what ever. I'll be really thankful!

Thanks for your support!

Answer:Activation phone number for Venezuela

Have you taken a look at this article?

(Simply click the colored link to be re-directed)

It seems this is what you are looking for.

Best of luck,

-Coolfreak

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Hello and thanks for reading this

I installed Retail version Win 7 64 on my old system about a month ago. Then decided to upgrade since I caught the upgrade bug. Installed Win 7 on my new system (new motherboard and CPU). Unfortunately that CPU died because of my installation cruelty, and I bought a new one.

I decided to reinstall Win 7 and start over with the right drivers installed to make sure there were no problems with the new CPU.

Just tried to activate, and it said that my code was blocked by MS. So I called them on the activation number. That failed, and it said that my Win 7 might be a pirated copy I don't do fake software Problem is, there was no option to call anyone to verbally confirm what had happened.

Can someone tell me if this all sounds normal? And, what do I do to activate my Win 7? Do I only have 3 days left, and then my OS stops working???

Answer:Phone activation called me a pirate :D

AS you only had Windows 7 installed for month, that would make it look that way.

Try this:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ays.html?ltr=A

Than late this:
Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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I have purchased a laptop that came originally with the OEM W7 Home Premium 64.
The previous owner had deleted the recovery partition and installed Ultimate on it which has a key.

I used an official Digital River ISO to create an install disc of Home Premium and validated the original OEM copy's key.

I need to use XP Mode and that is available only for Prof and Ultimate. I was wondering if I can replicate the ISO process and have the key of Ultimate validated by MS, so that I can switch to it.

When I validated the key by phone it used the running the version of W7 to which the key belonged. I am wondering if I can validate the other key even though I do not yet run that version. If not, is there another way to activate while that version is not running?

Thanks.

Answer:Is activation of W7 via phone possible for a not running version?

You can use Anytime Upgrade to install the Upgrade key you purchase (Anytime Upgrade, full Upgrade, or Full Retail license) - you will need internet access, as it checks validation during the process.

You cannot activate a Key that is not in use.

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I have a license of Win 7 Pro, that's always been used for a VM of my work environment. This license has never been installed on anything other than a VM.

Today, I did a reinstall, and the automatic activation didn't work. I needed to call in and do phone activation. It worked fine, but what caused this to happen? It's been almost a year since the last install, and the keys never been used for anything else.

Also the base computer hasn't changed... except for a new SSD. Would that small change cause this?
 

Answer:Windows 7 install - phone activation?

Probably because the VM doesn't do an absolute mirror of your hardware. There are somethings built-in to the VM software itself that probably registers as different hardware when you used the key in the VM. I'm thinking things like audio/video, maybe even Ethernet ports, etc. The hardware is not seen the same by Windows because it technically isn't. The VM is emulating hardware for the most part using its own defaults to simulate a general piece it's emulating.

Maybe that's it. If it was something like ESXi then I don't know because that's a little more bare metal VM, but I'm sure it would have similar quirks.
 

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The other day I decided I was going to reinstall windows 8.1. Bad move, now it says my key is invalid, gives me no option to call. Only to buy or enter a new key. This is a retail 8.1 pro. Does someone have the US activation number I can call to sort this out. It doesn't give me the option of calling. Just says key is blocked.

*edit* yes its genuine, got it at best buy and spent 200 bucks for it...

Answer:How to contact Microsoft activation on phone

Does this help

Activate Windows 8 by Phone

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/326851

To activate your product over the telephone, use one of the following numbers:
Office activation (U.S. only): (888) 652-2342Windows activation: (888) 571-2048

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I have a very odd problem that I really need help with. After upgrading several components of my PC, my Windows 7 Home Premium needs reactivation. Unfortunately since it would appear that I've used up my 'available' activations I need to do the phone activation method.

Everything is ok until I get the installation ID. If you check the attachment you'll see that it is cut off and I can't see the 9th set of numbers. Therefore I can't phone activate.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Answer:Windows 7 phone activation menu cut off.

Call the number of your activartion center or the number below
Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers

Give the key number to the rep and explain, they will help you.

A rep come on the phone if you do not enter the correct key number.

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Could anyone let me have the correct phone number for Microsoft Activation, I must be looking in all the wrong places, Thanks. Prof

Answer:Microsofts Activation phone number please

the correct number to call should be displayed on the screen when installing xp.

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I am not having an issue with COA pk activations. Just curious. What is it about COA pks that requires phone activation instead of automatic activation over the web?

Answer:Why does use of a COA product key always require phone activation?

I don't think it does. Where did you hear that it requires phone activation?

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Hi. I formatted and reinstalled Windows XP Home edition. What is the phone number to call so I can talk to a live person because I need a new activation number. When I call the 1-888 number( from the activation setup) I get a computer voice. I know I need a new activation number because I had to get a new one about a year ago. I own the OEM WinXP home cd.
I just can't find the number to call.
I"m in Canada
Thanks
 

Answer:Phone number wanted for activation

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Hi

I have a problem
I cant activate me Windows 7 Ultimate 64.
When i typing slui 4 in CMD or Start then i got only this option

1) Buy A new product key
2) Type a different product key
3) Contact Microsoft to help resolve this problem

When i typing my Product Key Windows trying activation online
No Phone option

Whats wrong?

I have try also to delete my actualy Key with...

slmgr -upk

But same problem

Can anyone help me please?

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Hi,
I had to change from 32 bit to 64 bit today. After about 5 hours I get a phone call from some foreign guy going on about 'Microsoft Software Warranty'. After about 10 minutes I asked what it would cost and said I didn't want it. Thought it was suspicious the whole time and was googling for info while talking.

I assume this is a scam and if so how on earth would they know I just re-formatted?

Answer:Weird phone call 'from Microsoft' after re-activation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Logman


Hi,
I had to change from 32 bit to 64 bit today. After about 5 hours I get a phone call from some foreign guy going on about 'Microsoft Software Warranty'. After about 10 minutes I asked what it would cost and said I didn't want it. Thought it was suspicious the whole time and was googling for info while talking.

I assume this is a scam and if so how on earth would they know I just re-formatted?


Some idiots may be on the same ISP as yours, scanned it and got your OS.
Also, there are many web plugins that say what browser, windows and version you are using.

Nothing to worry about, just make sure you have a good antivir program like avira

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Hello. My HDD was failing so I replaced it. I installed Windows on this (using a disc I had downloaded & burned from the Microsoft website) and when I put in my product key (from the sticker on the side of my PC) it tells me it's invalid. I've tried to use the Phone Activation method but when I run slui.exe my only two options are "Activate Windows online now" or "Ask me later". I'm stumped!







Quote:
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: 00359-112-0000007-85922
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {1FAFAA13-67D1-47A9-ADBA-4FCBFFBF12CF}(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: 7601.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
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 Notifica... Read more

Answer:Invalid Key after HDD replaced, no phone activation option available

Welcome to the forum,

As per this tutorial,

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Phone activation would be slui.exe 4

See if that gets you through.

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So today I realized I'm really a special case lol...

Anyway, I have the following issue. I have a legitimate Windows 8 Pro copy which was installed on my PC before I did a major hardware upgrade (MBO, CPU etc.). When I set everything together, I booted into my Win 8, and of course it was deactivated.

So, what I did next:

- I uninstalled the product key (with slmgr commands) so it wouldn't recognize it's still installed on that PC (if that has something to do with it)
- formatted my HDD in order to have a nice, clean installation
- reinstalled Windows 8
- entered the product key again
- started the Phone Activation

So I did EVERYTHING good, until the phone lady robot asked me on how much computers is this Windows 8 installed, and I somehow managed to press on "2".

Of course, the next thing that happened, phone lady robot told me my licence doesn't support 2 PCs, so I got angry on myself, ended the call and cursed a lot

When I tried to repeat the process, she told me that the activation didn't finish (or something) and that she'll connect me with a call agent.

Today was a holiday in Croatia, so MS support in Croatia was on day off.

So... what do I do? Do I have ANY options left in order to activate my Windows 8?

Can I call MS support in Monday, explain to them what happened and hopefully they'll help me activate my 8?

Thanks

Answer:Phone activation - accidentally pressed on number 2

So I did EVERYTHING good, until the phone lady robot asked me on how much computers is this Windows 8 installed, and I somehow managed to press on "2".



YEP! Been there... done that! If I remember correctly, I think that a repeat of my process (and always selecting 1 thereafter) was successful; however, I can't remember if I tried to authenticate (a second time) via the same 800 number or used a different automated location. Anyway, you can try a different automated location, and if that does not work, I am sure MS will be able to help you. Good luck.

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My coworkers Dell came in today. I volunteer to format and reinstall to get rid of the craplets.

Installs fine, and activation fails. I retype the key right off the sticker and it still fails. So i proceed with activating over the phone using the number displayed on the screen, and no dice. The Microsoft Windows activation phone line plays elevator music for a moment and then goes silent.

Here try it yourself, you most likely wont go through to the robot or anyone... 1-866-740-1256 (North America)

So what do i do now? I don't want this PC leaving her unactivated.
 

Answer:Windows Activation Phone Line is Borked

Called it and a nice young lady answered and asked for my name and what she could help me with. Was it supposed to be automated? If so, they've already routed around that problem.
 

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Hi all,

I have a problem I've been trying to solve and hope someone can help.

I purchased an Acer desktop which came with Vista but as it was around the time of changeover I got a free upgrade to Win7

I was living in Malaysia but left in July. Before I left I got the local computer shop to check and service the computer as it was much cheaper than where I was going to (Japan).

Shortly after arriving in Japan Win7 deactivated. I contacted MS and they say to contact Acer in Malaysia which I did.

They asked for serial numbers and the Win code on the computer. This is where trouble strikes - the code on the computer is for Vista. After about 3 weeks of going back and forth they finally provide a new 20 digit product ID. However this doesn't work so Acer tell me to use the phone registration. This option won't come up for me, even when trying to fiddle with it using slmgr.vbs, slui.exe and other methods.

I have contacted the computer repair shop too and they have basically brushed me off.

So I now turn to you all and hope you might be able to help me out please. Thanks!

Here is the code.


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: 00359-112-0000007-85936
Windows Product ID Type: 5
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Answer:Genuine Win 7, deactivated, can't reactivate, no phone activation

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nic


Hi all,

I have a problem I've been trying to solve and hope someone can help.

I purchased an Acer desktop which came with Vista but as it was around the time of changeover I got a free upgrade to Win7

I was living in Malaysia but left in July. Before I left I got the local computer shop to check and service the computer as it was much cheaper than where I was going to (Japan).

Shortly after arriving in Japan Win7 deactivated. I contacted MS and they say to contact Acer in Malaysia which I did.

They asked for serial numbers and the Win code on the computer. This is where trouble strikes - the code on the computer is for Vista. After about 3 weeks of going back and forth they finally provide a new 20 digit product ID. However this doesn't work so Acer tell me to use the phone registration. This option won't come up for me, even when trying to fiddle with it using slmgr.vbs, slui.exe and other methods.

I have contacted the computer repair shop too and they have basically brushed me off.

So I now turn to you all and hope you might be able to help me out please. Thanks!

Here is the code.

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
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-... Read more

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There was an user who doesn't know what activation of windows 7 is, and continue to use the laptop for a few weeks. Then he passed away. The new owner, his friend, got his laptop, 2 yr. later.

So by now, the activation period is over, and from this link

http://www.kodyaz.com/articles/how-to-activate-windows-7-by-phone.aspx

so after I click Activate now, and enter the serial no. at the back of the laptop, there is a strange error. I don't know if it's a microsoft website error, or a win 7 error. It actually says : Error Code 0 x ??????

and it gives the option of Change product key, but no telephone option

And as of now, the win 7 on the laptop says it's not a genuine product.

So I don't get it, I type it the exact letter at the back of the PC, is microsoft saying because the guy didn't activate his laptop until 2 yr. later, it's no longer genuine?

how do you fix this?
 

Answer:How to activate windows 7 by phone if you pass the activation period?

There shouldn't be any manual activation on an OEM laptop. there is the possibility that the laptop was repaired or reloaded with an OEM or Retail version and never activated with the key for whatever version was installed.
If you have the original discs for the laptop or manuals, I would see if there is a restore partition on the hard drive and I would restore it and go from there.
 

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Hello to all!

I recently re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my Acer Aspire 5742Z laptop.

I used the Product Key from the sticker on the laptop, but for some reason, when I tried to do the Activation online, it told me to do it by phone instead.

I activated by phone, typed in the confirmation code and it said "Activation Successful."

But now when I look in "System" section of Control Panel, there is a Product Key there that is totally different from the one on the sticker! (The one on the sticker starts with a 9, the one in "System" starts with a 0)

The letters OEM are part of this different product key, and the sticker on my laptop does say "Windows 7 Home Premium OA" (I believe OA is the same as OEM, correct me if I'm wrong).

Is it ok that it is a different Product Key? I want to make sure my copy is legal.

The "Genuine Microsoft Software" is beside it, FYI.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Activation By Phone results in different product key than one on laptop

deadpan rookie said:





I want to make sure my copy is legal.Click to expand...

If you were able to activate it, then chances are very good that it is a legal copy.
 

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I bought windows 7 ultimate license on-line for good price. the seller said only phone activation.

however it did activate by phone. i started wondering why only phone activation.

I looked at licence by slmgr it shows retail channel.

is this legitimate copy and can i activate on-line the next time??

why only phone activation?

I updated the KB971033 and still activated.

Answer:Bought windows 7 used licence, activation only by phone! is it legit?

You can determine this with certainty by calling MS Customer service. This helps because once they verify it you have a permanent record of that for any reinstalls and they'll task Support to get it activated no matter what. Retail can migrate and reinstall as often as you want as long as it's only on one PC at a time. Phone activation sometimes is required if there's doubt about that, with a series of numbers traded to update the hardware ID associated with the key. When they ask how many PC's its installed upon the only correct answer is "One" after which they take that as permission to deactivate it on any other device which hardware ID had been associated with it.

We saw tons of bad eBay licenses, so I'd confirm its validity now in case it loses activation so you can file for PayPal refund or challenge the charge with your bank. It is a crime to sell phony or pirated software keys, and MS will sometimes award you with a free copy if you cooperate into an investigation where you lose money.

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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?
 

Answer: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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Looking for Microsoft Windows Product Activation Center Phone Number?
Open Activation Wizard in Windows 7 and follow these steps mentioned in KB950929.

Answer:Microsoft Windows Product Activation Center Phone Number

what use this option

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I recently clean-installed Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium OEM. When I did the phone activation, the automated voice menu asked me to tell it how many computers were installed with this version of Microsoft Office. Should I try to get through to a live Microsoft agent and let them know that they have incorrectly identified my copy of 7 as a copy of Office?

Answer:Weird Phone Activation Message - System Says Office Instead of Windows

Hello ESL,

Double check using the tutorial below to make sure that you dialed the correct phone activation number for Windows 7. If you did, then yeah wait to talk to an activation operator.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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I am trying to get my Windows 7 machine activated after a hard drive change and clean install.

It would not automatically activate online so I did the phone activation, no problem, I get the new conformation ID numbers and am good to go right?

NOT!

I originally upgraded the hard drive and reinstalled Windows and activated it. Windows 7 said it was activated before I tried to do the free upgrade to Windows 10. After I did the upgrade to Windows 10 it said it can't activate do to a blocked key.

I went back and fourth going back to Windows 7 and made sure it was activated and then did the upgrade again and same thing, the key is blocked. I even spoke to a few people at Microsoft and keep getting different So-called" answers and nothing works.

I even had it on Windows 7, 3-4 days saying it was activated before trying the upgrade and same thing the key is blocked.
I have even done multiple clean installs and just tried reverting back to Windows 7 through Windows 10 a few times. Most of (maybe all) the activation's from a clean install I had to do the over the phone and thought it was good to go until trying to upgrade to 10.

But NOW!

I reinstalled 7 again, activated it, now hours later it is saying the key is invalid in Windows 7. I never had this on Windows 7 until now.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Or if someone from Microsoft
knows
What is going on?

The code below is after I got the popup saying the product code is invalid Should I run the dia... Read more

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after installing a new SSD on my t440s I couldn't activate windows because the laptop did not have the licence key sticker on the back and it was downgraded to 7 from factory.   When i called the phone activation, it told me the 6 sets of numbers are invalid,then I spoke to 2 different but equally useless reps who spoke horrible english. 1 simply told me the numbers are invalid and asks me to wait 2-3hrs for a tech guy to call me back to remote access my system since she couldn't (of course she couldn't, she didn't even ask!) 2nd rep was this vietnamese woman who spoke equally horrible english than the first. Tried to explain to her the same thing as the first but all I can hear are mumblings and mangled english. I told her I can't understand her and she said something like " i can no transfer cone. please cone back back"   **bleep**? took me a while to understand. It took me 30mins to explain to them why I don't have the sticker or why I don't have the recovery cds.later on I finally found 2 softwares to dig up the bios and I found 2 keys, key 1 is labelled windows 7 professional key, key 2 is the windows OEM key. i tried to enter a key (key1) but it was seen as invalid, I tried entering key 2. but it says there is an invalid character so the key becomes 24 characters instead of 25. turns out the N letter is seen as an invalid letter.





x61s.7666-AH5

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I switched out motherboards. MS no longer recognizes my key as valid. I've been looking for a phone number for product activation but I haven't been able to find one . Can you help me?
 

Answer:Solved: What number can I call for Microsoft's product activation by phone for Win7

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

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

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

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

Use your original disc, not the backup.

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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?

Answer: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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Hi guys a lot of research online brings me here, and I hope this will be the last stop before I put my fist through the screen of my laptop.

So a few days ago my computer can't connect to wireless, stuck in Limited mode. Troubleshoot says - "wireless connection doesn't have a valid ip configuration". i've uninstalled the driver, put valid settings from another laptop I have, I've uninstalled Bonjour, i've put netsh commands.. still nada. The USB connection I could use to tether also stopped working. I've tried other wifi connections and they don't work either. The strangest thing is that itunes won't recognize the phone, but windows does and i can go inside the folders.
I have the 169.254.x.x ipconfig forgot the name but like I've read here before it can't get to DHCP.

The laptop is 6 months old lenovo windows 7.
Would really appreciate some input on what else to try. Thank you!
 

Answer:Solved: Not valid ip configuration plus UBS tether fail PLUS itunes phone fail

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what is the name of the windows xp version that doesnt require the online/phone activation?
 

Answer:online/phone activation, sucks sucks sucks

I may be wrong but I'm pretty sure that all versions of XP have to be activated somehow.
 

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Question: XP Activation

I have a lap top running windows XP home the soft ware was preinstalled will i have to activate the product within the 30days or has this already being done if so how do i go about it

Answer:XP Activation

I have a HP laptop with XP home and I have reinstalled at least three times and never have I had it validated. My PC I have to have Validated every time I reinstall.

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

Please enlighten me =) TY

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Question: XP re-activation

After a RAM defect, my recovery disc would not function. System would not boot. With defective RAM replaced, and still not booting, I replaced the Hard drive -incredibly cheap now - and did a clean re-install using an OEM Windows disk purchased for another machine. All went well, & the licence code for this machine was accepted.It does demand reactivation, which is 'not available' on-line. Am I likely to have a problem, since this machine was originally a 'volume manufacture' with only a 'recovery' disk?

Answer:XP re-activation

Shouldn't be a problem; call MS and use the automated service via phone.

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Question: XP Activation

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

Answer:XP Activation

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

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Question: Activation

I just installed Windows 10 in a computer with a new hard drive. I used a Microsoft DVD. During installation I was never asked for a license key. After installation, I checked activation and it said "Windows 10 is activated with a digital entitlement" What gives? Thanks

Answer:Activation

What copy of Windows did the machine originally ship with?  If it had 8 originally then 10 has probably picked up the 8 key from the UEFI and used that to get the free upgrade to 10.

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I'm sure this has been brought up before, but here goes anyway...

I'm installing a new MB/CPU in my computer this weekend. I own Windows XP Pro retail, and I've installed new MB's before, and everytime, I have to call in to activate, and I just tell them my old MB crapped out, and I had to install a new one.

Is there a limit to how many times I can do this? I truly only have it installed on this one 'computer'. I'm keeping the same VC, memory, HD's and OD's...

Thanks.
 

Answer:XP re-activation after new MB

I believe there is a limit, but that it expires every 6 months or so. Assuming you don't make this a monthly thing, you shouldn't have an issue.
 

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Question: XP Activation!

Hi,
Just out of personal preference i don't usually register most software, and after a nightmare install (3 days) of Windows XP Home pro, Ive found that my system will not be operational if I don't activate it by phone or web!

I have installed a fully legal version of the software with a legitimate key code, and just wondered if any knows weather it is really necessary to go through the activation process??? or if there is a way around it???

Cheers,

Jademunky!!


 

Answer:XP Activation!

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Question: Activation 8.1

Have a friend which the last few days got a Message telling that the computer need activation, and that he must og to computer settings, and choose activation. But if we try that, nothing happend. Also tried many restarts without Luck!
But if I look under controlpanel - system, it says that the computer is activated and he still keep getting this messaged. If I try running "slmgr/xpr" then it tells that the volume licens runs out 7. november.

What is wrong/How can we fix this??

mvh
Kåre!

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Question: XP Activation

I have an old PC and I want to put a copy of xp pro on it so my nephew can play games on it.

I do not plan on useing this on the internet or doing updates for it.
But, the disc I have is already used on my PC.

What happens after the 30 days are up to activate it and is there anyway to get around it so it doesn't say I have to register and activate my copy. This question is probably borderlined so I apologize in advanced. But I do not want to use on net.

Answer:XP Activation

Call Microsoft to activate it.

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Question: Activation

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

Answer:Activation

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

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Question: Activation

Anyone know how many times you can activate Windows XP? I have had to reinstall 4 times in 6 months because of problems and have had to phone in because of installing on newer computer.
 

Answer:Activation

If you are using the same computer and same licence without changing your hardware you can backup your Windows Activation state.

Before formatting copy the following files to a safe place that will still be available after wiping your hard drive such as a USB Flash Drive or a Floppy Disk.






%SYSTEM32%\wpa.dbl
%SYSTEM32%\wpa.bak <-- This one may not be present
Click to expand...

Once you have formatted and reinstalled window you will need to reboot into safe mode by restarting your computer and pressing F8 until the boot menu appears and selecting Safe Mode

Once in safe mode rename the exisiting files (if present) to:






%SYSTEM32%\wpa.dbl.old
%SYSTEM32%\wpa.bak.old
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Then copy the 2 files from your 'safe place' into the system32 folder.

Now when you reboot into Normal mode your windows will be activated.
 

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Question: XP Activation

I'm going to fit a bigger hard drive which will require a fresh XP install. The system components will be the same ones, apart from the new drive. Will the current saved wpa.bak & wpa.dbl files be acceptable to the XP activation still?

Answer:XP Activation

Depends on which parts of the PC the activation registers against and how many changes have been made since activation.I suggest you download XPinfo click here which will tell you much more.

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HI,I have just installed XP PRO but can't find the Activation anywhere. Usually under system tools but not there. Could it be that it got activated automatically during installation/set up. When Xp was installing I went away to amke a cup of tea. Any info much apprecaited.

Answer:No XP Pro activation?

BTW, updates have downloaded automatically and installed. Is this further evidence that it was activated w/o my knowing during the XP installation process?

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Question: Win 7 activation

So if I burn an ISO to a flash drive and have several keys for Win7, will I be activating the same copy of 7 or would they all act like separate CD's would?

I have 3 servers that I don't have an optical to and the USB Flash is the best idea for this. I did this with Vista and think I deactivated the first install with a second install and separate key for the second machine. The first machine immediately told me I had to re-register it. Does the installation ID bounce?
 

Answer:Win 7 activation

Keys for the Win7 Beta or RC will work over and over again, even if the keys are identical.
 

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Hi I have 2 pc one at home and one at my mother place
Qeustion is can I activate both pc from the same product key
Or what must I do
 

Answer:Activation key for 2 pc

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Question: XP SP2 activation

I am unable to obtain the display of the activation window when I type oobe/msoobe /a or go through Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Activation. There is no rebuttal. The request is processed but nothing happens.

I reinstalled XP from scratch and used the previous WPA which I had saved previously. The WPA files were copy-pasted under Safe Mode.

Bottom line : I don't know whether I am considered as activated or not.
 

Answer:XP SP2 activation

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Question: activation

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this question maybe someone could point me to the right direction? have been on with microsoft answer tech and he tells me "I see, I have checked the product key that
you have and it is under Windows 7 Ultimate and its under MSDN, meaning to say that you need to contact MSDN technical team in order for them to activate this license."
How do I reach the technical team?

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Hi All.
After the last update a week ago , now I have a message asking me to activate windows ..
My windows 8.1 came with the HP laptop and upgraded to 10 about a year ago ..

What is the problem ..? how do I fix this ..?

Thanks .

Answer:WDS activation ...?

Please open a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) and run:
slmgr /dlv

There will not be any uniquely identifying info in the result, please post the entire result here without blanking anything out and we can help further.

I suspect you probably have an erroneous Windows 10 Home product key installed and it needs to be changed to:
TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99

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Question: Activation

Hi i recently installed Vista and after a month or so it rejected the OS. I tried putting in the Key that is located bhind the tower of the Desktop PC (Which is an XP activation key) But as far as i know u can update windows xp home to vista basic home. The way i got it on the desktop is by a Dell OEM installation disc, any advice as to what i should do? ty in advance

Answer:Activation

You have to use the Vista key, not the XP key.
If you are upgrading, and asked for the key number give the Vista number.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...-Windows-Vista
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...15(WS.10).aspx

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Question: OEM activation

I got an oem license. Does upgrading my mobo bios need reactivation, and will it be a problem to reactivate?

Thanks

Answer:OEM activation

Welcome

Usually replacing the MOBO, will create a problem; that is the criteria if this is a new computer or not. If you have a problem you can activate by phone and everything will be good.

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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Question: os activation

hi
i formated my laptop(EXTENSA TRAVELMATE 2490) with windows xp proffessional so i couldnt activate until 30 days of activation expireration. the problem is i cant activate by internet coz LAN drivers ar not available and i tried to download some couldnt work. to activate by 4ne failed coz the 4ne number from where iam(botswana) is not working and there is no tollfree number. is there any possible way i could use to activate my OS?

Answer:os activation

Download the drivers on another computer and then transfer it over to your computer.

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Question: Activation

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M8JC8-YTC67-FQWDB
Windows Product Key Hash: YHK2MoHFYAookdjFHatAgN3s4z8=
Windows Product ID: 00359-030-5133504-85894
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {7D8DAFD3-EA58-4856-9E0A-9E099BC13917}(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: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431
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_025D1FF3-258-3

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Answer:Activation

There is a LOT of data missing from the report.
Please post the FULL UNEDITED report - then we can begin diagnosis.

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Question: new activation

I want to buy a copy of vista, but I have 2 computers to put it on, can I just buy another act key, and where do I get it?
 

Answer:new activation

One copy, one computer. There is no "buying another key" since that would require buying another copy.
 

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Question: XP Activation

I have imaged countless laptops over the years using PowerQuest Deploy Center, I have never ran into many issues untill lately, after imaging a few IBM X40 laptops running Windows XP and deploying that image onto other X40'S I can't get those machine to activate XP, I am using the correct key codes and still it tells me that the code is wrong, so I figured I would use the IBM restore option to bring the machine back to it's factory state and image the machine with an older X40 image that I know works, yet still even after restoring the older image I get the same error when I try to activate windows, what is causing this? why would it still have this problem even after restoring it back to factory and then re-imaging? could I re-run Sysprep?
 

Answer:XP Activation

Call Microsoft, they will help resolve the issue, Also do this & you will never have this issue again.

Reinstall Windows XP without re-activating

If you were to reinstall Windows XP, you normally must re-activate it as well, even if your hardware is unchanged... luckily, there's a way around this.

First, your hardware between reinstalls must NOT change..

XP keeps the activation information in a file named "wpa.dbl", which can be found in _:\WINDOWS\System32\

After your activating Windows XP, back this file up to a floppy or some other type of media.

Now, if you ever need (or want) to reinstall Windows XP, go through the whole procedure as you normally would. Once you get into Windows itself, copy the file from your media back into _:\WINDOWS\System32\... You may need to be in safe mode to do this
 

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Question: Key activation

i was in the process of activating microsoft office proffessional 2007 and received the following message"product cannot be activated because the key has been activated maximum number of times for software licence".what should i do and how.have not managed to get through microsoft activation center.any one with clear details on this,kindly?

Answer:Key activation

How many times have you installed and activated this particular license?id10t

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win 7 instaled , wont let me do enything. says need activation?

Answer:no win 7 activation key

What happens when you try & activate it? Some OEM reinstalls don't require you to put the activation key in during the install but they still need activating, & occasionally you need to re-input the key from the CoA sticker. Incidentally, a few laptops I've come across, the manufacturer has put the CoA in the battery compartment, underneath the battery, so it doesn't get worn off."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Question: Activation

my friend has had to reinstall XP home, (oem )when he tried to activate it by internet,microsoft said it had exceeded the number ofactivations aloud,and he should use another key.does that mean he must buy another disc ?

Answer:Activation

To get another key, yes the only way to do so is to buy another disk.However - I am not aware that there is an "allowed number of activations" - just that too many within a period will necessitate you explaining why to MS.I think you friend should call them again and explain the situation, assuming there's a legitimate reason for an excess number of re-installs.

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Question: Activation

Just downloaded 10532 and all went well. It shows that it is activated but has an expiration date of 07-15-2016. When I run slmgr /xpr it shows it is activated permanently on this machine. Are they referring to the original RTM as being permanent?

Answer:Activation

The Permanently activated notice is not correct - but the evaluation expiration date is.

The RTM that was "upgraded" to the latest insider version is no more. I do not worry - most likely during the next 12 months there will be another version that will not be time-limited, - another RTM or gold version - that will not time out, while successive insider evaluations will be released for evaluation..

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Dear Guys,

I am using genuine Windows 7 Home Premium. Recently I upgraded it to Windows 7 professional using anytime upgrade key which I bought got it from someone who told me it was genuine but it wasn't. Unfortunately I can't do anything about it.

Now I am willing to buy Win 7 Pro thru anytime upgrade. I do not need to buy a new Win 7 Pro but I can buy Win 7 home to Win 7 pro anytime upgrade. Right.

I have two queries :

- I live in Asia, I heard that Win 7 Home Premium - Pro is available only in selected contries (mostly european & US). Does this mean I cant upgrade ?

- If I upgrade (using win anytime upgrade) and get a key, do I need to install home edition & then put the key in or I can put key in this non genuine Win 7 Pro OS to make it genuine.

Please advice.

Thanks You,

Yours Sincerely,
Sam

Answer:Win 7 Activation Help

1) You wont be able to make an online purchase.






Quote:
Windows Anytime Upgrade is only available for online purchase in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.




Source: Windows Anytime Upgrade - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows

2) You can buy the WAU key from retail. Check out the stores in your country. Also, see this Amazon link.

Amazon.com: Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade [Home Premium to Professional]: Windows XP: Software

3) I am not sure whether you can do a repair install and use your AU key with it but you can give it a shot.

Repair Install

If that doesnt work, you can try changing the product key on your current install with the AU key.

Change Windows 7 Key | How to Change Windows 7 Product Key

If none of those work, you'll need to reinstall your home premium version then do an anytime upgrade.

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Question: XP activation?

I activated my copy of XP on one of my computers about a month ago, but said computer is on it's last leg. My Mom got me an old computer from her work, and I've installed the same version of XP on it. This brought to my attention that only one computer can have XP activated on it a time. Is there a way for me to "unactivate" XP on the computer I'll be throwing out, so that I can use it on my computer that actually works?
 

Answer:XP activation?

I believe a simple phone call to MS activation will solve the problem - buy yes, you can do that...
 

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Question: Win XP Activation.

Hello!

Currently am running win xp pro sp2. For the past few days everytime i start the machine and before the OS loads up, I see on the blue welcome screen it says " you have 7 days to activate the product. Do you wish to activate it now?" SO i clicked ok. and i got the activation screen where it said the product is already activated. However as next day it becomes 6 days and then 5 and now 4.

What can be done? What's wrong?

P.S. I have run a SP2 crack to activate windows.
I have been runing sp2 well for the past month and a half.


ty

Jackt
 

Answer:Win XP Activation.

Guess your crack wasn't all it was cracked up to be.
 

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Question: Activation key

I have Windows 7 Ultimate. It has been verified as legal over the past few months
that I have had it. It came installed on the HP ProBook that I bought about 6 months ago. I am now being asked for an activation Key and being told that my Windows 7 is not genuine (and also that it is a 'default' version, I think).
So I need a new activation key. I have seen cheapish ones offered which claim to be genuine. My first question is whether or not these versions for around $29 are genuine. And are they safe? I also need to know if I can buy the activation key and type it in the "Activate Windows Now" box without actually reinstalling Windows, since it is already installed. Or are activation keys strictly limited ti a specific single product. I am very very untechy so do not like the idea of reinstalling. If Windows would just download as an "update" and recognise that my computer already has it, but still let me use the new activation
key, that would make things easier. Also I hate to pay over $200 for something I already have so would like a cheap, but legal option if possible. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Activation key

You already have a legit key that was purchased with your HP. Use the one on the sticker. If that doesn't work, you will be prompted to call Microsoft, and they will get you resolved easily. You shouldn't be thinking of purchasing anything.

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

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

Answer:win 7 activation help

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

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Just installed Windows 8, but thinking about picking up a new SSD. If I transfer the image to the new SSD will it trigger a reactivation of windows? Wondering how that works since this was technically an OS upgrade
 

Answer:Does new SSD = Activation?

The activation in Win8 is tied more to the motherboard than the Drive. You will probably not need to reactivate but there is always a chance with windows...
 

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