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

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

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

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

Cheers
jimbo

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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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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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Just upgraded my Cpu/Mobo from a AMD 960T to Intel 4670k. Now windows 8 media pack plus is telling me I need to activate with a new key or buy a new key.

I'm using a windows 8 x64 pro upgrade (with media pack key) I bought from Microsoft. My problem is I cannot call phone with my cell as my area/house is so terrible and can guarantee anyplace in my house I'll loose the call.

Is there another way to get my key working? I believe wiping the drive at this point won't help my situation.
 

Answer:Win 8 activation after cpu/mobo upgrade.

RogueTrip said:


Just upgraded my Cpu/Mobo from a AMD 960T to Intel 4670k. Now windows 8 media pack plus is telling me I need to activate with a new key or buy a new key.

I'm using a windows 8 x64 pro upgrade (with media pack key) I bought from Microsoft. My problem is I cannot call phone with my cell as my area/house is so terrible and can guarantee anyplace in my house I'll loose the call.

Is there another way to get my key working? I believe wiping the drive at this point won't help my situation.Click to expand...

I'm pretty sure you don't need to be in front of the computer to do this, they just need the CD key.
 

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I'm updating my wife's Home PC to a new CPU and mobo (old had only 4G DDR2 memory and was slower than molasses).

This PC was originally Win 7 Home and I used the free upgrade facility to go to Win 10 Home. This PC is listed as one of my devices under my account at Microsoft.com.

Am I going to have any problem activating the PC after the hardware upgrade, or is it as simple as updating and signing on the my Microsoft account?

Thanks.

Answer:Activation after CPU and mobo upgrade

Reactivating Windows 10 after a hardware change

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I have found many threads about this (common) problem. My motherboard died, and I replaced it with a new one, a new processor, and added an ssd while I was at it. The old C: drive is intact, but not installed - so I could potentially reinstall it and and use it temporarily. But I would like to have a new install present. So I did a new install with my old Windows 8 pro disk and key. It did not activate. I followed the instructions here Activate Windows 8 by Phone and after reading the string of numbers the recording told me my product was not valid. I did not hang up, as it says at the end of the instructions, but microsoft did. I can't seem to find a simple support number to call and talk to an actual rep to tell them what happened.

I would like to do that. But I guess that I could reinstall the old HDD with the previous (activated) installation of Win8 on it and deactivate it? Would that allow me to then remove the old HDD and boot from the SSD and have my key work, or activate by phone?

It seems like it would be easiest to just talk to a rep, as that solution worked for many people on this forum with the same problem it appears. How could I get a Win8 activation rep or tech support on the telephone?

TIA!

CRaig

Answer:New mobo + ssd, activation problems

Hello Craig, and welcome to Eight Forums.

1. You need to try between business hours and days:
? United States: Monday through Friday, 5:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Pacific Time.
? Canada: Monday through Friday, 5:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Pacific Time.
? TTY customers: , Monday through Friday, 5:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Pacific Time.
2. You can try the following direct activation numbers:
Direct Activation number: (888) 725-1047
1-800-936-5700
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If you live somewhere else:
Try the appropriate phone number listed here: Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:
Microsoft Volume Licensing - Activation Centers
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Microsoft Support Contact Information: Microsoft Support
General Microsoft contact site: Microsoft Support
1-800-642-7676 (1-800-MICROSOFT)

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Client has failed mobo (power surge) and wants a new one. However also wants to take advantage of situation to upgrade to a faster processor and faster RAM (lots of).When we reinstall his legal copy of Windows XP this will surely detect a new hardware setup and want to re-activate with MS.He's worried about ringing Microsoft to re-activate, so he wants me to ring. However i've never re-activated XP before and need a few pointers. (I've activated a few copies but not RE-Activated)Will this sort of upgrade be OK with MS (client wants to spend max of budget on hardware and not fork out 80 for OEM copy of Win XP - esp as he bought XP only 6 months ago) or will they say no?Do you get a new CD Key for future reinstalls??What info will i need when i call? He'll be there but i don't want to keep having to ask him info every 30 seconds...Anything else??

Answer:Windows XP Re-Activation After Mobo Failure

I've re-activated several, due to failures, (mobo, hard drives) all without problems, just went back on the net, and activated it as if it was a new copy...Hope that helps....

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If I upgrade my mobo and processor and install my xp that has already been
"activated" for my old system will microsoft let me reactivate it in my new system? For that matter if I reinstall on the present system that it is already on will I have to reactivate it?
I'm kinda confussed about this activation stuff.

Answer:xp activation after upgrading mobo and processor

and welcome to the Forum

If you reinstall, which is the smart thing to do, you will have to activate . . it's quick and simpole, even if you have to call. Don't let it bother you

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Model #       17-f053usProduct #    G6R30UA#ABA Windows 8.1 I bought this laptop new 16 months ago and  both USB 3.0 port failed and it's now out of warranty.  I purchased a used mobo 763422-501 the same as the one in the computer now.  I've been reading on the board that after a mobo change you must reactivate windows 8.1 and the key is imbedded in the BIOS.  Is there a way to get the activation key from the BIOS before I start the replacement?  Do I need the activation key from the mobo that is in the computer now or from the replacement board? Are there any other pitfalls I might encounter with this replacement?

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-MPTKF-XQK86-8WKXF
Windows Product Key Hash: 5P+0G/6hvLi9JAPS36JtW2yQCBI=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-0631022-32752
Windows Product ID Type: 3
Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {AAAD2855-89CE-4F3A-81D0-DB1BE9ECFBC7}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150316-1654
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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

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

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

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-800... Read more

Answer:Mobo swap causing re-activation issues

The major limitation of an OEM license is that it cannot be transferred between motherboards - it's locked to the first one on which it is activated.

If you're lucky, and get a friendly Activation operator on the day you try, you may be able to persuade them to allow activation on the new motherboard - otherwise, you're SOL.


telephone activation (operator calls)
Click on the Start button
in the Search box, type
SLUI 4
and hit the Enter key
follow the instructions, but when asked which service you require by the telephone ansafone, do NOT reply - this should force an operator to respond, who can deal with you

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Hello!
My story is this. I had a Gigabyte-mobo that "died" some time ago, and as it was only 2 month old, I send it to RMA. In the meantime Microsoft was giving Windows 10 away, so I did not want to wait weeks before I could join Windows 10. I therefore got me another mobo (this time an ASUS). I installed my Windows 8.1 Pro, upgraded to Windows 10 Pro, it is activated and running well.

Now I have got the Gigabyte-mobo back from RMA. What will happen to my activated Windows 10, if I put my CPU, RAM aso., on this mobo to test if it is working? Well, it might not activate, but after failing this, how about when I reinsert the ASUS-mobo? Will it then activate again?

How do I test this Gigabyte-mobo? I really don't trust them, as they say they have "repared" the mobo. What to repair on a mobo?? Change the battery? So before putting it on sale, I want to be sure it is in good condition as they told me.

Answer:test of mobo - will this ruin my win10 activation?

If you don't have a second hard drive to use with the repaired motherboard, I would make an image of your current hard drive as a backup. If you just put the existing Windows 10 hard drive on the new motherboard, first Windows 10 will deactivate. But, more importantly, Windows 10 is going to have a batch of new hardware to install drivers for. When you go back to your ASUS motherboard, Windows 10 will probably activate itself again - but more importantly, it's going to have to go back to the previous drivers. I just think that switching those hardware drivers back and forth - without it being during the install of the operating system - is a recipe for disaster.

What about using a live version of Linux running from DVD or a USB drive to test the repaired motherboard and never put your hard drive on 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.

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

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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ProDesk 400G1 MTWindows 8 was orignal operating systemUpgraded to Windows 10 recently Issue:   Replaced orignal mobo that crashed.  Original HP mobo crashed.  Replaced with higher version 2.0 than the 1.2 that it came with but same maker. Getting two errors:1. at boot up - Invalid Chassis Serial Number2. Windows 10 boots and works great - did not need to reinstall O/S - but Windows 10 does not activate Solutions?  Is there a way to fix this without reinstallation?   Something in BIOS/EUFI that needs updating?  Thanks, Darryl

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Hi 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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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
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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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Heres the situation. My brother bought a new laptop with vista, but he didnt realise he had to activate it. When he brought it to my house it had stoped working (because it had ran out of trial period time) i ran the laptop and it asked for the activation code which i typed in from the bottom of the laptop it then asked to connect to the internet and this is where the problem occurs i took the network cable out of the back of my desktop PC (on which the internet works perfectly fine) and slotted it into his laptop so i tried then letting it connect to the internet and activating but it could not access the internet ive tried several things but i cant actully access windows to mess with any settings. He said when he had the laptop at uni a few days before he left for the summer the internet was working fine on th elaptop (but the univercity's internet would be running through LAN?). Please help
 

Answer:Vista activation connection issue

Select the option in the Activation wizard to call MS via telephone, the PC will generate a code to pass to MS and then MS will give you a long number to type in and the laptop will be activated - no internet required.
 

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Hey everyone.
My Machine is an AMD Athlon with WIndows XP.
The other day I booted up my PC and it told me that I needed to reactivate Windows. I also wasn't able to connect to the internet. I re-activated Windows via phone and noticed my Device Manager window was empty.

My first attempt to fix it involved me going into regedt32 and selecting Hkey_Local_Machine/System/CurrentControls/Enum and changed the Permissions to Allow Full Control and under advanced I clicked "inherit from parent permissions."
After that I found out my Plug my Play was de-activated. That solved my problems for the Device Manager. It shows my Network card as being functional and the light is blinking.

I still have no internet connection and as far as I can tell no sound. I ran ipconfig /all under cmd and it shows that most of my Media States are disconnected (under all Ethernet Adapters). Also IP Routing and Wins Proxy are NOT enabled.
 

Answer:No Internet connection after Windows re-activation.

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Greetings. We have Thinkpads T420s with LAN, Wifi and WAN interface.I've already put in a script when connecting to the LAN that disables the Wifi and the WAN interface. However the user is still able to activate the Wifi when connecting to the LAN, which is not wanted. As we work in a corporate network with Windows AD + GPO, we do not want a laptop to connect to two networks at the same time. We are using Thinkpad Connection Manager version 5 and I just tested the 6.There is no option that only one network connection is allowed in that application. So does anyone have a solution to just allow ONE network connection at any time?? Thanks.Guy    

Answer:block activation of a second network connection

I believe there may be something in Power Manager that will and may still be in current versions.When I got my ThinkPad I couldn't enable both at one time. In my case with WiFi on attempting to connect to a router if I plugged the patch cable in the WiFi was turned off. This was out of the box. I needed both working since I could not log into my router for some inexplicable reason. After some time I figured it out but took a while for the grey matter to venture down the road less traveled. LOL Turned out the ISP supplied router was updated by the ISP across their link and they enabled MAC filtering. Turkeys, didn't let me know. Anyway with both NIC's enabled I copied and pasted the N-6300 MAC address into the router filter table and the WiFi connected.Most notebooks seem to be configured with a connection tool that do that. I have seen it happen in Toshiba, Compaq, ThinkPad and other brands over many years. Now whether you can lock it in, that would be something else.I had to go in and change it in two Thinkpads so they're both active. That was last June so I don't remember where I accomplished it.





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I have a clean install of windows XP home SP2 running under Virtual Box, and activation thinks there is no internet connection. which there is obviosly is, because im using the VM to type and post this.
any thoughts on this?? id rather not use the phone method.
 

Answer:Solved: windows xp activation says there is no internet connection when there is?

i used phone activation, thx for helping everybody. oh ya it took 20min cuz it kept saying "what i didnt catch that" even though i was typing the numbers in and not saying them.
 

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Hi,
Now in 2016 I have this activation error on Windows XP Professional SP3.
Code 45123 Could not establish a connection with activation server.I checked my internet connection and I can get Windows Updates without problem.
How can I fix this error?

Answer:Code 45123 Could not establish a connection with activation server

FWIW
 
Activation errors don't vary by Windows version, so the info posted for Server can also apply to XP.
 
Louis

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Hi,
Now in 2016 I have this activation error on Windows XP Professional SP3.
Code 45123 Could not establish a connection with activation server.I checked my internet connection and I can get Windows Updates without problem.
How can I fix this error?

Answer:Code 45123 Could not establish a connection with activation server

FWIW
 
Activation errors don't vary by Windows version, so the info posted for Server can also apply to XP.
 
Louis

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

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

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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Question: activation

I have win 10 on a 500gb hdd (loaded with spamware) and it is activated. I added a 160gb to the system--same motherboard--formatted it then installed win 10--how do I activate this hdd? I would like to clean install on the 500gb hdd but I wanted win 10 on other drive first.

Answer:activation

robert said:

I have win 10 on a 500gb hdd (loaded with spamware) and it is activated. I added a 160gb to the system--same motherboard--formatted it then installed win 10--how do I activate this hdd? I would like to clean install on the 500gb hdd but I wanted win 10 on other drive first.



Settings -> Update & Security -> Activation

What did you do when it asked you for a product key during the installation?

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

Answer:Activation Key for xp

You must telephone Microsoft and explain your situation.

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Question: Activation SMB

Hello ,


Please should be informed that i disabled the SMB in my computer with OS 8.1 using the bellow command :

To disable SMBv1 on the SMB server, run the following cmdlet:
Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB1Protocol $false


To disable SMBv2 and SMBv3 on the SMB server, run the following cmdlet:
Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB2Protocol $false

so i can't access to any share item .
when i enabled the smb using

To enable SMBv1 on the SMB server, run the following cmdlet:
Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB1Protocol $true

To enable SMBv2 and SMBv3 on the SMB server, run the following cmdlet:
       Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB2Protocol $true
I still have no access to shared folders
can you help me please to solve this issue

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Question: Activation help

I am trying to activate my windows, since i procrastinated and waited till 30days, but when I try to connect to the server it always says unable to connect to network, and I know the internet works.

Answer:Activation help

You got a touch tone telephone? Choose the Activate By Telephone.
It takes about 5 minutes, but it beats waiting for another reply from TF.

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What's the the telephone number for talking to microsoft about activating your xp?
andy
 

Answer:xp activation tel no

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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: Xp Pro activation

Hello folks.

I am still getting a count down for my windows activation (21 days to go), even though it is already activated.

When i click on activate i get


It does disapear when i click ok, but when i reboot i still get the same, but a day less on the reminder. Will this lock up on me in about three weeks time ?

Or anyone got any idea how to rid of the countdown reminder ??

Any help much appreciated.
Copper.

Answer:Xp Pro activation

Must be a Pro thing, the many times I have installed and activated XP home, it never did that.

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So,

I had Win 8.1 retail on my machine, updated it to W10.
Now I swapped the mobo and trying to activate W10 again.
It won't accept my old serial...is there a way to activate it? I thought retail (not OEM) versions could be transferred to a new build as long as they are removed from the previous build?

Answer:Activation with old key?

Actually, the way I had done it was wrong; I had used the ShowKeyPlus to reveal what was my original code and that was all wrong. Found the original serial and everything is fine, Windows activated :-)

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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

Did you use it more than 3 times?

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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: XP activation

hi,
i recieved this popup on my XP home edition startup.
It says :
" This copy of windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on.
Do you want to activate Windows now?"
i tried clicking "yes" and "No" it does not allow me to logon.
the PC is a standalone.
any help?
thanks
 

Answer:XP activation

Call Microsoft, they have an 800 number for activation issues.
 

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I have XP on a pc. I want to put the XP on another pc and use ME on this one. The XP has already been activated so can this be done?
thanks andy
 

Answer:de-activation of xp

This was taken frommicrosoft's knowlage base

Can I transfer a license to another computer?

Consumers should use the terms of their license agreements to determine if it is permitted to transfer a license to another computer. If a transfer is permitted by the license agreement, the product has to be removed from the computer on which it was first installed. Users may have to complete the activation on the new computer by placing a call to the Microsoft Activation Center.
 

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Question: xp activation ?

This is not a pirate question. I installed a new mobo in a dell comp and xp went to the blue screen of death. I reinstalled xp and thought when I go to activate xp , it would deny because it had been registered already.I typed in the key off of the dell case and it activated without any problems at all. Can someone explain the rules about activation to me ? I have two rigs running xp and both have crashed. but I only had to reactivate one of them. One crash was from a virus and the other was lightning.

Answer:xp activation ?

You need at least 1-3 major hardware changes, for activation not to work online(to activate it you need to talk to a microsoft rep.). They also track the cpu-id. Since your using the same cpu and your computer has had only 1 change it should be fine.

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Hi, I have recently reinstalled Win 7 in my Lenovo S 10 -2. My keyboard is not working properly and I am using an external USB keboard, so there is no "Fn" key to activate my web cam. As the web cam is not activated, windows does not detect it and I can not install the driver. My question: Is there another way to activate the web cam alternate to the tipical shortcut Fn + Esc ? Thanks.

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Several months ago, I gave a computer running Win 7 to a troubled friend. I have reason to believe she pawned it and lost it, but cannot get in touch with her to verify this. If I am correct, and if the pawn shop wiped the drive prior to reselling it (as I would imagine they did), then I could sell that copy of Windows or use it on another machine.

Is there any way to determine whether my product key is currently in use on another machine?

Answer:Is my Win 7 Activation key in use?

If the w7 was installed on the PC at the factory, ex. Dell, eMachines, etc, the key can't be used on another machine in any condition.

I doubt if a pawn shop would go to the trouble of wiping a drive, they don't really care, unless law requires it in some states.

I can't find a way to check to see if the key is in use. One way would be to install and enter the key after installing to see if it will activate.

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Question: Activation

The actiuvation key is lost
i dont know what to do
suggestions?

Thank you
 

Answer:Activation

1. Call Microsoft and buy a new one...
2. Contact the computer maker/person who installed XP and see if they can help...
3. DL a key finder to locate the key (Magical JellyBean)...
 

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So I am wondering about Pros/Cons of activation (not prirate version but just leaving as not activated). This would seem to be a way to stop the forced updates (for Home version). I understand the watermark is gone (from Win7/8 days), and you lose updates (which is good IMHO), but do you lose any other functionality by leaving unactivated/non-genuine (even though you have legit key)

Answer:On Activation (vs not)

chemie said:

So I am wondering about Pros/Cons of activation (not prirate version but just leaving as not activated). This would seem to be a way to stop the forced updates (for Home version). I understand the watermark is gone (from Win7/8 days), and you lose updates (which is good IMHO), but do you lose any other functionality by leaving unactivated/non-genuine (even though you have legit key)



If asking about Windows Activation there's 2 things to keep in mind, one is that with a clean install you usually have 30 days but with a reinstall you might get only 3 days [have run into that several times]. Activation is required at some point or risk reduced functionality, have not seen a list of what that reduction comprises.

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When I booted my PC this morning, I got a message saying that the hardware had changed and I had to reactivate Win XP. Well, the hardware hadn't changed, but I attempted to do the activation. The activation window opened, but the normal activation info did not appear. Instead, the hard drive is constantly busy and msoobe.exe is using about 30% of the CPU and this goes on forever. (Forever being at least 10 minutes in this case). I've tried it multiple times with the same result.

Everything appears to be fine on the hard drive and all applications work properly. I've always accepted the installation of the latest XP maintenance and am at SP3 level. Any idea as to how to proceed? I have the 888-571-2048 activation number, but when you call that they assume you can get the activation window open and see the options available. Maybe if I had left the activation loop run for a few hours it might have eventually presented me with the proper screen?
 

Answer:Win XP Activation help!!

It may be a virus. Your windows activation data is stored in your C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpa.dbl along with other stuff. That may have become corrupted, so I would suggest using a virus scanner first to assure that's not the case.
 

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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: XP Activation

I installed Windows XP (on a different machine than I'm using now). The 30 day activation grace period expired before I got hooked up to the internet, and now I can't start up anything. Is there a way to register now that I have the internet so that I may use my good CPU?
 

Answer:XP Activation

You can't use a single XP license concurrently on 2 PC's. With that disclaimer, go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>activate windows.

You may have to activate over the phone. It's a bit tedious but it works.
 

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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: Activation

Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. Got a bad install.Reinstall Windows 7 (complete) .Got no upgrade icon on task bar.
Reinstalled windows 10 from ISO Disk. Install will not activate. Shows Lic key. Will it take time for the server to do the activation ?

Not having a update icon in the task bar Windows 7 mean that the first upgrade was installed ?

Answer:Activation

fred0843 said:

Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. Got a bad install.Reinstall Windows 7 (complete) .Got no upgrade icon on task bar.
Reinstalled windows 10 from ISO Disk. Install will not activate. Shows Lic key. Will it take time for the server to do the activation ?

Not having a update icon in the task bar Windows 7 mean that the first upgrade was installed ?



Hi there

didn't you get a prompt for W10 during the re-install process. Refuse that (say later) . Install W7 and activate . Now go to windows Update in control panel and you should see Windows 10 offered as an update.

When re-installing W7 WIPE all the partitions off the old W7 partition / HDD.

Cheers
jimbo

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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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Question: Activation

Hello, Yesterday i bought a Product Key and i tryed to activate my Laptop. I used a usb to make the bootable drive. and installed Windows on this Laptop. And i needed to put the activation code while it was installing. that worked. but now, i have a laptop that is not activated. How do i do this? I hope you guys got enough information, Lesley.

Answer:Activation

Hi Lesley,What is your laptop model name, product number?Did your laptop come with an operating system from factory?Which Windows product key you bought?From where did you buy this from? Is this a Microsoft retail activation key?RegardsVisruth

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Question: Activation

Have had to reactivate W7 twice in the last week. Have made no changes to hardware. re activation was seamless and simple.Anyone else had the same?

Answer:Activation

No.

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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: 8.1 activation

I already entered my product key but still my windows 8.1 is not activated. Why is that so?

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Hi All,
We are using MAK activation in our environment. Recently, we have purchased a new MAK key as we were out of activation keys.
Now we are using new MAK key for Winodws 7 activation and it is working fine on all location except one. All TS related to that location has already been updated with new MAK key but still unable to activate window.
I have tried same TS in VM and it is working there, so unable to understand why it is not working on that location.
Any suggestions/solution.

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Question: cd x activation

Hi Guys Chegs Kindly sent me a cd x rescue but pcadvisor were unable to help with the activation code has anybody by chance still got the code it came on a pcadvisor cover disc thanks Kopite

Answer:cd x activation

Good program this!ID = 3753603 Password = 33067

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Question: XP Pro activation

I just put my old HD in a new computer w/motherboard. Boot prompts me that I have 3 days to reactivate but.... It say my product key cannot be used again.
what happens if I dont activate??

Thanks
 

Answer:XP Pro activation

It stops working.

Activate it via the phone; call MS and explain to the tech why you need to reactivate. You will get another activation code and you are good to go.
 

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Plz kindly help me how to Divert the Activation Key in XP Sp2

Answer:Activation key in XP

Quote:





Originally Posted by pavand


Plz kindly help me how to Divert the Activation Key in XP Sp2




You can't unless it's...well we're not supposed to even mention the "H" word here. Posting here is for legitimate reasons. If you don't have the CD-key for your OS you need to buy another license for it.

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Question: xp activation

I have just bought a 2nd hand laptop for my fathers xmas but xp has 30 days to be activated. Niow how do i do this without net access ?? I was thinking of buying a card so i could use it via my broadband connection at home or can i do it from my pc via ms webpage? it is a genuine copy of windows in case you ask. Thanks

Answer:xp activation

There will be a freephone number on the screen. Just ring and follow instructions.

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Question: win XP activation

Will the product ID's for Windows XP work with any Windows Installation CD? A friend of mine tried to reinstall Windows XP home edition on his computer with some one else's CD, but using his Product ID#. He is at college and his installation disc was left at home so he didn't want to wait for it ot arrive. When he tried this, he called microsoft to activate and a recording told him that either the ID# was bad or the ID# did not recgonixe the software and to re-install. So did that mean that he has to use his own CD? His CD was a Windows XP Home Edition upgrade disc while the one he tried wasn't an upgrade.
 

Answer:win XP activation

the product keys will work with any CD as long as they are the SAME VERSION otherwise it gets fairly complicated...
 

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So,

I had Win 8.1 retail on my machine, updated it to W10.
Now I swapped the mobo and trying to activate W10 again.
It won't accept my old serial...is there a way to activate it? I thought retail (not OEM) versions could be transferred to a new build as long as they are removed from the previous build?

Answer:Activation with old key?

Actually, the way I had done it was wrong; I had used the ShowKeyPlus to reveal what was my original code and that was all wrong. Found the original serial and everything is fine, Windows activated :-)

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Question: win xp activation

Here's the problem: I'm being told by MS to activate XP nonstop since I reinstalled it from scratch after having main files in the original wiped out by a virus. Thing is, I don't have the original cd. Well, there wasn't an original cd because XP came with the computer. Plus the computer was given to me by my cousin. I borrowed a disk to reinstall XP and ended up having to use that key code because the one on my computer sticker "doesn't match the disk." I used the jellybean program to change the key code to the matching one for my computer and I get an error message telling me that its invalid and to check it again. Now I'm stuck. I don't know who to ask at MS for help, if they'll even help me, so please......

Answer:win xp activation

You have to actualy wipe (zero-sum-fill) the hard drive first before you re-install.
Then, Install with the CD-Key of the copy of XP you have.
But, if anyone else has activated with that cd-key, it won't activate on yours.
So, you'll probably have to buy a new copy of XP.

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Question: XP Activation

Hi folks,

I just bought a SONY Vaio GRZ630 Notebook computer with WinXP installed.

I temporarily hooked it into my home network to zip on over to Microsoft and get my XP activated so it doesn't up and die in 30 days. Well....in looking around, there is no activation icon in the systems tray and there is no activation listing under

Start/
Programs/
Accesories/
System Tools

Which, BTW, the XP help center said there would be such things.....

So....what gives? Is this Notebook immune from activation thingy stuff? It gives the appearance of already being activated, but I can't tell for sure. Also....as added info....when I first turned the machine on, I was fully prepared to enter in the Product ID code like I have done with other Windows installs....but with this one...it just went through some SONY screens and dropped me on the desktop, ready to go.

Thanks.
 

Answer:XP Activation

Some computers like Gateways that come with a system restore disk have a volume licensed modified version of XP, most likely the disk won't work on any other PC since the registry key that activates it is somewhere on the CD and is tied to that particular hardware. No, it doesn't need activation. Like I said, there is a reg file on the disk that is installed when you run the restore disk that ativates it.

I actually feel manufacturers are short-changing people by these restore disks. I mean, you bought the CD, you should be able to use it on any PC you want to. They prevent piracy I guess.
 

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Question: Win 8 activation

Hi guys i bought a laptop from Acer and i was offered win 8 when it was due to come out for a special price so i did this and waited till win 8 came out and true to there word Acer sent the win8 disk.

So i installed it but sadly i did not really like it so i wiped the lappy and went back to win 7 so i was rummaging about in the house and i found an old Toshiba lappy satellite L40 14n which runs vista so i sparked the lappy up and re-did the Tosh but for some strange reason i am suddenly getting loads of stuff that never used to happen ie not allowing me to update stuff or install for example Adobe flash.

So i thot i would fire the win 8 on the Toshiba which works fine and dandy (so far) but it came up that this license key is already being used on another PC which i take it will be the Acer i had it on originally, so what i am thinking how can i get the win 8 to activate on the Toshiba or can this not be done as it's been used on my Acer laptop.

If i can get it activated on the Toshiba i will probably just format it so it has only win 8 on it instead of the dual boot option but i do not want to totally wipe it before i know i can activate win 8 because that will get rid of the recovery option for Vista but tbh if it's doing those things i mentioned i do not really see the point in worrying about that.

All i really want to do is to use the Toshiba so i can log in and watch Now Tv from sky to which i subscribe for the movies so if i could just use it for this option using w... Read more

Answer:Win 8 activation

Hi, I understand that you are having a problem with licensing and activation. Contact the helpdesk and they may be able to deregister the serial from your other computer so you can use it in your Toshiba !

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I waited the 30 days before activating windows xp (stupid mistake :\)

I use windows home with service pack 2. I have a cable modem and a router that connects to 2 other computers.

Anyways when I log on it takes me right to an activation screen. I click on activate on line but windows cannot detect my on line settings. Weird part is surfing the web worked before this activation screen poped up. So i tried calling windows activation support and I gave them my installation ID. But the lady on the phone said it was not a valid number. I even called again and double checked to see if I gave it right. Didn't work.

Is there now a way to activate windows with out reinstalling windows? (I'd like to keep the files in my documents and microsoft is no help)

Thanks in advanced.
 

Answer:Help with win xp activation

If it is a valid ID, and the disk has never been used on another PC, and is not a copy, then escalate the call.

Is this a new PC?

An upgraded installation?

Some history would help.
 

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Question: Win XP Activation

I want to build a new pc but i.e. new motherboard, cpu, HDD etc. On my current PC I have XP pro which has been activated. When I build my new PC will I still be able to use the XP Pro that I activated on my old PC?

Answer:Win XP Activation

Yes... But you have to phone up the "activation line" to activate itYou also need to format the old system....

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Question: activation

Hi
I have been running Windows 8, with media pack, in 32 bit mode for the last two months without problems.

I have now done a clean install with formatted drive of windows 8 in 64 bit mode. All went well and activation was a success. However the USB network adapter is giving serious problems and a suitable driver appears not to be available. Briefly the whole system locked up and I did a reinstall, which was successful. Trying to find a suitable driver again caused problems so the USB adapter was taken out and a refresh done. The network was then cable connected, which is okay. However on trying to activate it now returns that the activation key is in use on another computer and I have to buy another key. It wont give me the option to activate by phone.

I understood you could reinstall as many times as needed on the same computer, or does changing from 32 bit to 64 bit override that. If so how come I have done the exact same thing on my laptop with no problems. Unless anyone can suggest an answer I guess it is a call to customer support. I would appreciate your views.

Answer:activation

I use Download DriverMax and update your Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 drivers to update my drivers.

If one I choose is the wrong one, it tells me so & offers other drivers.

In the free version you can download & install 2 drivers per day.

30 day license is $10 US with unlimited downloads.

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Question: XP Activation

Are we allowed to install Win XP on a second partition of the same computer & activate it?I've been trying XP with sp2 this way for a few days. Will it allow updates to both activations?

Answer:XP Activation

Been running it un-activated that is to clear a point.

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Question: XP activation

The PC, on which I installed a legal retail copy of XP, is in the middle of its 30 day activation period. As I had done most of the upgrades I wanted, I decided to do a regwiz and register the product and get it activated. Towards the end I got a number which was supposed to identify the product for Microsoft support. At the very end I got a message saying that an error had occurred and the program wished to send a couple of files to Microsoft, which I allowed.
Does this mean that my XP OS has not been activated and should I do anything else to get it activated?
TIA
 

Answer:XP activation

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I'm asking on behalf of my Mom - about a year ago my uncle did an overhaul of my Mother's old computer. When he gave it back to her, it had XP installed on it. Recently when she starts up the computer, the Windows Product Activiation screen comes up saying she must activate with Microsoft before she can log on. We were unable to locate any XP disc, and my uncle insists he gave it to her, but we fear he may have uploaded an illegal copy. My Mom ordered a legal copy of XP, but now we can't figure out what to do with it. The computer can't get out of the Activation window, and nothing happenes when we put the disc in the drive. We tried putting in the code we got with the new XP, but it doesn't work. The new XP disc is the version that comes with Service Pack 3, but I am not sure of what she had previously. She would just contact Microsoft, but after buying XP, her budget won't allow for a $59.00 phone call or email.

Any help or advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Answer:I need some help for Activation

Hey man just when you start the computer press F2 or F1 (or the key the screen tell
you to press for BIOS). Do this quickly before anything Windows related appear if you fail turn off pc and try againg.

If you successfully got into the BIOS first be careful dont change anything, use the arrows keys and look for some settings to change the Boot order "boot sequence", "boot priority", etc

Change the booting order to Boot from CD/DVD rom first. After you do that exit saving your changes (usually F10).


Then you restart the computer with the Windows XP cd you bought in and the setup should start, follow instructions to install XP. After it finish restart computer again, go into BIOS again and change the booting order again and put Hard Drive first.

And well that should do it.

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Question: Win 7 activation

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

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Win 7 activation

does it say it needs to be activated?

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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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Question: XP Activation

My sister just got a new DELL laptop and she asked me to partition her HD the same way I do to my work PC's. The laptop is new out of the box. When I partition a HD, I like to just reinstall the OS and partition if from the setup so that all the junk demo programs and stuff that comes from the factory isn't floating around.

The one thing that I noticed was that I didn't get the XP Activation Notification when XP finished installing. I know that it is/was buried in the start bar menu under accessories\system tools, but I can't find it anywhere on her laptop. I know that the previous XP installs would have a message saying that if you don't activate this within 30days, it won't work. I don't want the laptop to suddenly stop working after 30days on my sister if I missed activating it. Is it automatically activated during setup and during the internet setup, pre-activated at the factory for this machine, or do I need to manually activate it using some wizard that I can't locate.

Thanks.
 

Answer:XP Activation

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Windows XP is telling me it needs activation within the next 3 days for some reason.  I have the XP product key but it when i enter the product key nothing happens.  The product key is good.  We even tried to load Windows 98 on one occasion and Windows 2000 but the pc would not accept those either with their respective proper product keys. Any ideas because it appears in 3 days i will be without a computer.  Thanks

Answer:T40 XP says needs activation?

We called Microsoft and the person who helped us said " it is an IBM problem". Microsoft made sure we had the correct product key and the T40 wouldn't accept it. It just reverted back to XP and that pop up note that says activation required within 3 days. It's a T40-2373.

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Question: XP activation

Has anyone else had SP2 trigger a request for their XP activation which has been in place and working fine for months? I ask because after installing SP2 20 days or so ago I received an activation request last night saying I had 6 days left to register.

I don't use the machine much so it may have prompted me sooner though I'm pretty sure I used it in the last couple of weeks at least once but who knows.
 

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I bought XP Pro from my school's bookstore and they included both x86 and x64 versions. I've already activated the x86 version but I haven't opened the x64 version yet. Can I still register and use the x64 version of XP or is it somehow tied to my already registered x86 version? Both versions of XP come with different serials.
 

Answer:XP Pro x86 and x64 activation

The way I understand it is that you can use one or the other but not both at the same time, but I don't know if its tied into activation.

Unless you have 4GB of RAM or more, I wouldn't even bother with the x64 of XP. 64bit driver support for XP isn't all that great and you can nothing really on a system with less than 4GB.
 

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Question: Activation

The actiuvation key is lost
i dont know what to do
suggestions?

Thank you
 

Answer:Activation

You mean Windows XP product key?

Check to see if its attached to the computer case somewhere.

Or if the computer is still running you can use Belarc to see what it is: http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
 

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Question: Activation key

I have a HP probook 6460b .I have installed windowl 7 32bit on my laptop ,I have product key written on back of my laptop , but it is not activating my windows , how do I activate my windows

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Question: 8.1 Activation

I have re-installed Win 8.1 and other programs using the disk image created in Windows. Under PC and Devices-PC info it tells me "Activation - Windows is activated". When I go to Lock Screen (for example) the message on the screen is"You need to activate Windows before you can personalise your PC". When I try to actvate Windows the message is always "Windows can't activate. Try again later". I believe that this may be why Windows will no longer install updates. I have been to Microsoft 3 times - each time I was told the problem is now fixed but it never has been. I would really appreciate any suggestions.

Answer:8.1 Activation

Did your pc come with windows 8.1 oem? If this is a reinstall have you already set up your account (local or microsoft)?

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Okay, big problem I think. I recieved my new hard drive in the mail today and so excited I switched out my 250gb for my new 750gb without reformating or anything. So, now I am not sure what to do because it says my activation key is still active from my other hdd. Oh and if it helps I went from 32bit on 250 to 64bit on the 750.

I bought Vista Ultimate in 2007, so I have the RTM version of it. Hopefully someone can help me out.

Answer:Activation key help!

You need to activate your install.

If Vista came preinstalled on your system its what is called OEM. It will need to be activated by phone, online activation will "not" work.

If you bought it retail, online activation should not be a problem.

Welcome to the forums and if you have any other issues let us know.

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Question: xp activation

where is the activation information kept once activated?

Answer:xp activation

Microsoft.

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Question: XP Pro Activation

Hi,

the volunteer agency where I work (unpaid) has just been donated three new HP PC's all with XP Pro already installed. In order to provide some level of support I need to install a copy on my home PC. I have the CD with the install code, but every attempt I make to activate it using XPKey.exe from the Blue list fails. Any help would be appreciated.

As to piracy issues, I have been cutting code for thirty years - starting with a paper tape absolute loader for a PDP11/05 in 1974. For me s/w has "always" been licenced on a "user" basis. For PC's as long as there was only ever one user at any point in time then the number of machines was immaterial, and I find this process of locking s/w to a specific machine quite reprehensible, and only possible from a monopolistic entity. Having experienced many many years of M$ predatory business practices I have no respect for how they choose to control the market for their products. Pirates don't just come in small boats, they also come in aircraft carrier corporate battle groups.

Granny Nerd.
 

Answer:XP Pro Activation

Granny, You've been code monkeying as long as I've been alive; and while I completely , totally and thoroughly understand and respect your stand point on piracy, I would like to point out that only the OEM licenses are tied to specific PC's. Retail licenses are per installation and activation may be required depending on what has changed in your PC based on a point system where each hardware component is weighted. Additionally, Major Geeks prides itself in being anti-piracy. We do not sell or promote software that has the ability to hack/crack software for use without payment.

XPKey , in my understanding, is a key generator. This would lead me to believe that you do not have a licensed key. Given that information I humbly request you understand our position on this matter and the fact that we cannot offer you assistance in obtaining use of software illegally regardless of our understanding of MS's monopolistic tendencies.

If Major Geeks can be of further assistance to you in the future, please let us know.

Respectfully,
Jim Losi
 

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Question: activation

My daughter had to reinstall Vista, but she cannot get it activated.In the notification area, she is given choices, if she clicks,Activate over the internet, she gets an error window,Activate by phone, she gets a request to give numbers,In XP one can type in Run, oobe/msoobe /A, and a blue screenGives you the option as above, and if you choose by phoneYou get a line of numbers to tell Microsoft, by pressing them on your phone.She nor I know how to get to that screen in Vista.In Vista if you type oobe/msoobe /A it gives you the installation window

Answer:activation

Vista click here (windows-vista-update.com)You can activate either online or by phone. To activate online you need an Internet connection. Activating by phone requires interacting with an automated phone system.To activate Windows on this computer, do the following: Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking Click here to activate Windows now. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.You can then select the method you want to use to activate.Note If you chose to automatically activate Windows online when you set up your computer, automatic activation begins trying to activate your copy of Windows three days after you log on for the first time.Or is this what you mean/want?To check your Windows activation status, do the following:1. Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.2. Under Windows activation, you can view your activation status. You can also change your product key by clicking Change product key.

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Hey everyone,

I need a key to Symptom Survey Maestro version 8.51 or older
I can get a 30 day trial. Is there a way to permanently loop it?

Greatly appreciate any help, and will help you back if I can.

-Kate :drink
 

Answer:Need an Activation Key

I am pretty sure this website is not here to provide cracks or serial keys to paid programs.
 

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Question: OEM activation

I installed dual boot vista home premium OEM on my XP Pro HP Turion tl-50 X2 Nvida 6150 2 GIG laptop. I am not sure about keeping it on this machine. I did enter the product key but did not activate it. Can I still put it on another machine as long as I don't let it to activate automatcally? I have one more day before it will activate.
 

Answer:OEM activation

Because you've never activated it, that license key isn't assigned to any computer, so as MajorDomo said above, it's still available for another PC.
 

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Question: Activation

I completed upgrading to 10.

Here is a pic of the activation status

So Now If I clean install this, It should be activated on its own and I don't have to enter any key rite?

Answer:Activation

wonder if using a general key..

win 7 home to new win 10 home key > -7M9GH-8HVX7

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Question: xp activation

i have just purchased xp pro and have installed it as a upgrade on my system running xp when i did the final boot to xp pro there was no activation icon in the task bar is this ok i presume i dont have to activate because i already have a legal copy of 98 help much appreciated

Answer:xp activation

Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Activate Windows

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Question: Re-activation?

I have a legitimate copy of windows 7 home edition 64-bit. But for some strange reason, for the past week i have been getting a pop up saying that i need to re-activate. When i re-enter the key a window pops up saying that i can't activate using this key, and do i want to buy another on line???

Does anyone know what this is all about. Oh by the way the pop ups come from the task bar and look legitimate, not like any scams.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Re-activation?

Have you called MS? When I have had to call them for a re-activation, it was pretty painless.
 

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Question: XP activation

I need to install my legaly bought version of windows on my computer however the disc is very badly scratched. What can i do? Can i use any windows XP pro cd and use my valid serial number? Will that work? Will it matter if the serial number was for a version before SP2?
 

Answer:XP activation

Serial numbers work across all SP levels. Assuming it's the same type of XP, and the same type of license, your key will be fine.
 

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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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