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Moving Activation to a new MB

Question: Moving Activation to a new MB

I am a developer who does work for the VA and a DoD contractor. I am under orders to change-out my Intel MB for an AMD Threadripper one. I don't make the rules - I just have to follow them.

I am on W10 Pro x64...

How do I move my license from my existing MSI MB and Intel CPU to a ASUS MB and AMD CPU?

Is it even possible?

Dave

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Preferred Solution: Moving Activation to a new MB

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Answer: Moving Activation to a new MB

Use Activation Troubleshooter in Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

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I have a PC with Windows 10 Pro. I activated this Windows with a product key that I got over the phone from Microsoft because it was not possible to activate Windows 10 after upgrading from Windows 8.1.

In my Windows 10 Pro settings it says under Activation "Windows is activated using your organization's activation service." (What does that mean?) At least in this Activation window it is not possible to link my Windows 10 license to my Microsoft account although I am using this Microsoft account to log into the computer.

Now comes the interesting part. Something is wrong with my motherboard - it sometimes does and sometimes does not recognize my RAM (I'm sure it is the motherboard because this happens with my old RAM and also with new RAM that I bought because I thought the old RAM might be faulty). I therefore bought a new PC. This PC does not have any Windows installed.

Will I be able to move my Windows 10 license from the old PC to the new PC, and do I have to do this in a specific way?

Thanks for your help!

Greetings - desertman

Answer:Moving to new computer - activation question

Open a command prompt (admin) (Win + X will bring up a list and Command Prompt [admin] will be in the list).

In the window run:
slmgr /dlv

Please post the results here. It sounds like you are activated with a KMS type activation which is reserved for corporations using volume licensing and there should have been no way Microsoft would have given you that.

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Hello,
I need to move a virtual machine from XP mode in Win 7 to a VM in virtual box under Windows 10. And I have to activate the XP license. I only have keys from my old XP SP1 or SP2 which are not accepted.
So my question is: will a new XP SP3 key work? Then I would go and buy a SP3 box from a used software dealer or will this key also not work and I can save my money?
Best regards and thx in advance...
Dieter

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Okay, so here's the deal:

I built a computer, which left my old one without a hard drive. My mother has an outdated computer we picked up a while ago. After explaining just how outdated it was, I decided to move her hard drive into my old computer. The problem is that after I did that, Windows told me that it needed to be activated again. I called by phone, and the answering service said that my product key had already been used for installation, which makes sense because it was on a different computer...I guess.

So I go to change my product key, which requires the key that came with the computer. This key I entered, and surprise, it said that it's not valid, and the only number it offered for me to call to get a new product key is incorrect.

So what am I supposed to do here exactly? What's the -proper- way to go about getting a new product key from M$?

Note: The computer is SEVERAL years old, so contacting the manufacturer may not be advisable, because I don't know if we're going to be able to find the payment information.

Answer:Moving a hard drive from one computer to the next...activation problem

Your best option is to reinstall XP from scratch and enter a matching unused product key right away during the installation. Moving a system drive into another computer requires a clean installation to work properly anyway, the motherboard and devices are different and if you don't reinstall you'll face stability issues.

An XP Home product key won't work with an XP Pro installation & an OEM product key won't work with a retail installation. If you already have a retail XP CD you can order an additional product key for that version. If XP was preinstalled on the old system (your mother's hard drive) then what you have there is an OEM installation and you can't legally transfer it in another system and reactivate : once it's been installed on a computer it's married to that computer. You'll need to buy a new XP CD (this is a link to the cheaper OEM version, what I said about OEM versions above applies).

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Okay, so two weeks ago someone put their foot through my Acer laptop screen. Rather than had it fixed, I decided to remove the 2.5 inch hard drive, and transplant it into my HP Pavilion Desktop.

The Acer was running Windows 7 and the desktop Windows Vista. I bought a 2.5inch to 3.5inch hard drive bay converter, removed the 3.5inch HD (4 years old with Vista) and replaced it with the 2.5inch HD (6 months old with Win 7 64 bit).

All the drivers were updated and I had a sparkling new desktop running Windows 7. The laptop carcass was then disposed of.

All well until I found a date ticker saying that I needed to activate the O/S. There was a product code already in the form, so I hit the Activate button. The reply came back that it was not valid. I certainly did not change it from when it was in the laptop.

What can I do? I obviously do not want to pay for a new O/S, since I had bought the Acer laptop with Win 7 and it is still only on one computer.

What are my options? Can anyone assist?

Many thanks,

Hal.

Answer:Activation required after moving hard drive from laptop to desktop

The reason its unactivated is that the late Acer laptop had a factory win7 activated via Acer oem activation- this type of activation is a brew of several components one of them being an oem marker in the bios. When you moved the hard disk to the HP, the bios marker and some other components went missing.

Theres no option other than buying a new license. The Acer license was tied to that computer, its not transferrable. However, since you already have vista, you can buy an Upgrade win7 license which is considerably cheaper than the full retail license. FYI, you can also do a clean install of windows using the upgrade disk.

BTW, that product code is not the product key, hence the error.

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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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Alright sooooo.

I completely reformatted my computer. I have two drives.

I deleted/created partitions on both, and chose to format/install Windows xp on the C: driver. The format got to 100%, then said the format couldn't be completely probably due to a bad hard drive. I switched out my drive for another spare I had thinking I just got unlucky and my drive had died...

To my surprise, I got the same error with a completely seperate hard drive. Trying various things, I swapped the xp disk into my other DVD-Rom on my computer and the formatting went fine!

Xp was installed, no problems. Now, however, my CPU usage spikes to 100% when doing very minimal tasks such as moving a window around the screen (computer lags, leaving traces of the window around the screen) or even scrolling up and down on a web page with the mouse wheel.

Weird thing is, I can navigate both hard drives just fine. I don't know if my CPU is dying, motherboard dying, or what... But is there anyone that can help me out with this?

I'm currently reinstalling all my drivers praying that this somehow magically fixes it
 

Answer:CPU usage 20% just moving mouse, 100% moving windows or scrolling websites!

trustandfall said:


Alright sooooo.

I completely reformatted my computer. I have two drives.

I deleted/created partitions on both, and chose to format/install Windows xp on the C: driver. The format got to 100%, then said the format couldn't be completely probably due to a bad hard drive. I switched out my drive for another spare I had thinking I just got unlucky and my drive had died...

To my surprise, I got the same error with a completely seperate hard drive. Trying various things, I swapped the xp disk into my other DVD-Rom on my computer and the formatting went fine!

Xp was installed, no problems. Now, however, my CPU usage spikes to 100% when doing very minimal tasks such as moving a window around the screen (computer lags, leaving traces of the window around the screen) or even scrolling up and down on a web page with the mouse wheel.

Weird thing is, I can navigate both hard drives just fine. I don't know if my CPU is dying, motherboard dying, or what... But is there anyone that can help me out with this?

I'm currently reinstalling all my drivers praying that this somehow magically fixes it Click to expand...
Does your graphics adapter have dedicated memory and, if so, how much? If it doesn't, how much does the RAM lend to it and how much is left over?
 

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Hi 10forums,

I've been finding this hard to describe and search for so I'm just going to upload a .gif to illustrate my problem.

I want to stop the window moving back onto the screen when the mouse is against the screen edge. Does anyone know if this is possible? Or even just what the 'feature' is called in Windows?

Much thanks

EDIT: Disabling Aero Snap will not stop this behavior.

Answer:Stop windows moving when moving the mouse to the edge of the sceen

You have to disable "Snap to border/edge". Always check the Tutorials first on here. Brink has spent a lot of time giving us the best resources on the Web.

Aero Snap - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi everyone.
I just bought a new SSD.
I plan to whipe my old drive and put the OS onto the SSD. On my current drive I quite a few games.

The question I have is about backing up games/moving the files.
I have steam, origin and battlenet. I tried to use steam back up before, it stopped working and now I have a file that I can not delete.

I have not found a battlenet backup, or an Origin backup.
Due to all of the games being digital, I do not want to spend a day downloading all of my games over again.

The question I have:
Is it possible to move the files (i.e. programx86 --> steamapps) onto my external, then when the clean install is done, move the files back to the same location?

Is this a viable/possible solution, or what would you recommend I do to spare my data cap/time?

Thanks all.

Answer:Moving files to external, formatting then moving back.

If your system is working well the best way to do this is to take an image of the old drive and then restore it back to the SSD, or simply direct clone the old drive onto the SSD. I've had good results with Aomei Backupper to do this. If SSD space is a problem you could remove data and unused progs first, and do disk cleanup.

If the system is on its last leg, you're probably going to have to reinstall the progs onto a fresh install of Win7 on the SSD.

In either case, back up your valuable personal data.

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I have a client that has to regularly move emails from his inbox to a PST on his company shared drive. Moving files under 100kbs seem fine but this client needs to regularly move emails upwards of 5Mbs in size to his PST on the share. When he does move these files his outlook gets hung up to the point of completely freezing everything on his computer just to move the email. It can take upwards of 10-20 minutes to move one file.

The troubleshooting I have performed:
-I tried setting his network adapter to 100 Mbs Full Duplex, didn't appear to do anything
-Speed test his connection, he is running about 1.2-1.5 Mb down and 1.5+ Upload, so no issue there.
-I tested moving a 15Mb file to his shared drive, this seemed to be uploading fine, after a minute or 2 it was nearly half done, so this leads me to believe the issue is more pertaining to outlook.
-I then killed his outlook profile, recreated him a new one and remapped the PSTs.
-Had him test moving files again, and the same issue is still occurring.
-The client also reports this was not always an issue and had recently started happening.

At this point I am stuck and would like any advise anyone may have to offer for a solution.
 

Answer:Outlook - Moving emails to a PST on a share moving very SLOW! Help Please

Ideas?
 

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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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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
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

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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I am a bit worried because my cursor started hovering over my programs when I went to click the all programs on my start button. I'm not sure why but i'm pretty sure it wasn't my mouse. The reason being my cursor started hovering up and down over programs and I think it might of clicked something. I'm not sure if it did since i shut it off directly after I saw it move. I'm not sure what to do since i use mcafee total protection and it didnt find anything.
 

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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
Sign... Read more

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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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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I want to know why after downloading a moving emoticon on my pc it will stop to move please can some one tell me what to do.

Answer:Moving emoticons not moving after download on my pc

You didn't provide enough information to characterize yourproblem clearly, but I'll guess that you viewed the moving emoticonon a web page with your browser, but are using some other programto view the "downloaded" image, such as Windows Photo Viewer,which doesn't have the ability to play animated GIFs. -- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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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: 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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Folks,I bought Win 7 recently, (Full retail, not OEM, at the special pre-order price). I didn't have a specific use for it at the time, but then decided to try it on my laptop. I liked it and eventually wiped Vista altogether from the laptop and freshly installed Win 7, and got everything running REALLY nicely. It was activated about a week ago.Lo and behold couple of night ago a serious problem with the laptop. Bottom line is that it's a motherboard problem and a repair is not a realistic financial proposition...So I'll be looking to replace the laptop. One of the models I'm considering comes with no OS.Now becasue this is a retail version of Win7 I know I can install it on another machine, as long as it's only on one at a time.Does anyone know how much of an issue it will be, to activate this copy of Win 7 on another computer?I understand, (from threads regarding other folk reactivating XP in the past) that attempting to activate online will fail, and a number is presented for you to call and activate by phone. What I'm wondering is how much hassle is it IN PRACTICE. Do you speak to a real person? Do they give you a hard time? I'm wondering especially because of the short time involved between installations.Thanks in anticipation,Regards,Simsy

Answer:WIn 7 re-activation?

No problem at all when I've phoned $S, in fact they were very helpfull. Quite painless.

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Question: activation

hi

by what i understand if i do upgrade Microsoft stays with my id, later if i do a clean install i can activate.
so far so good

In case of laptops with windows 8 that key is on bios.

if i do a fresh install of windows 10 will i do the activation with no problems ?

Answer:activation

In the case of the laptop you have to upgrade from a qualifying OS(7,8.1) then you can perform a clean instillation/activation.

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Question: Activation

After some problems Yesterday I did a complete reinstall this has been done from my Acer factory restore disks will i have to reactivate my windows software (Vista Home Premium)

Answer:Activation

Control panel- system and security- system, scroll down a bit and will show if activated or not. Takes a few seconnds to show.

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I have a server with a fully licensed, installed, and activated copy of WHS installed. It was activated immediatelly after install and nothing has been changed since.

Yesterday I had a provider-based network outage, and during the outage my WHS status Icon went red with a warning that "My evaluation period had 0 days left".

As soon as the outage was resovled, the icon went back green and the error disappeared.

Is WHS constantly phoning home and when it can't reach the mothership deems itself expired, or is this a bug ya think?
 

Answer:WHS Activation/WGA Bug?

I know you said "fully licensed, installed, and activated", but was it purchased or is it a RC? Those expire.

If it is a purchased item, then I hope (and would like to know how) you get to the bottom of it, as I plan on purchasing WHS before my RC version expires in early Feb.
 

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Question: My Activation

Hey guys, I wanna know if I didn't Activate my windows, what will happen ? Can I know please ?

Answer:My Activation

Why?

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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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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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Question: re-activation

for various reasons i might re-install xp as many times as necessary.

my question is:

does anyone know how to bypass the annoying re-activation process on the phone with someone i usually cannot understand in a foreign country?
or maybe re-activate on the keyboard somehow?

Answer:re-activation

we cannot help you bypass activation, most of the time you can reactivate online but if you need to call it will tell you and you best call to get it activated.

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hey this might be completely inappropriate remove this thread if it is but, how am i suppost 2 get past this 30 day activation, can i just activate online?

Answer:activation of win 7

Use this link to get a legitimate key from Microsoft.

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I had to upgrade my laptop because Win 7 got so many errors on it and I couldn't fix it. So to make a long story short I upgraded to Win 8 Pro x64.

Since I don't have a legit key activation fails, but I want to buy it and when I click on the buy it link it says I have to go to a retailer.

My question is how can I buy a license? If I wait until late Oct. will it work then? How long can I wait with not activating it? I don't want to ge locked out.

It is Win 8 Pro Build 9200, don't think it is MSDN.

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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: activation

i have a symbol asking me to activate my 2007 Microsoft office suite, which I can't understand as windows 7 was pre installed on my acer computer when I bough it roughly 9 years ago help please, cant get rid of the symbol

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Question: CD activation key

I bought an XDA, and it included Outlook for free. I installed it onto my PC. Only problem is that my PC gave up the ghost and I had to buy a new one. I tried to install Outlook, whereupon it requested the key from the CD case, which I have since lost. Anyone got any ideas on where I could possibly get hold of the key. If I succeed in getting my old PC to work again could I get it off that?Cheers

Answer:CD activation key

Contact Microsoft.

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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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Ok, Well I have recently used the recovery cd to install a new verson of windows but it won't allow me to activate my windows XP Home Edition computer. It says Because i have already used my key too many times. And i have recovered my windows many times so that is the reason, but can anyone help me to activate it so it will work? I only have about 15 days left before i loose control of my computer. Any idea guys?

Thanks for the help!
I REALLY need it!!

-Moneenfan
 

Answer:Help With Activation Of XP!

All you need to do is cal the telephone number on the activation screen and explain to the tech that answers the phone. depending on how good your explanation is will either get you a new authorization or a refusal. If refused they will sell you a new product ID for somewhere between $100.00 and $200.00 depends one what version of Windows you need.

This is the only thing that you can do.
 

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I think I am on the verge of this being not allowed but I do have a problem. I have a rebuilt compaq thta is supposed to have a windows vista but I preferred the xp and had a problem with viruses so did numerous reinstalls of my xp with no issues. But I did not get completely rid of my virus so had it professionally reformated.

when he brought it back, he brought back my disks and said he did not use my disks but i should just go ahead and activate during the next five days. I have tried repeatedly to activate but I don't get approved. the telephone system is just a electronic voice and when i put in that other code they say that is no good.

No i did check my code with the magic jelly bean and I do have the right code and it is registered to me but it is xp and not the vista that was with this machine and what is on the case.

So does anyone know of a phone number where I can reach microsoft without paying a fee or do i need to get the vista activated and then go back to xp or something.

I also have microsoft office from my daughters online school and it would not accept that key either and in fact i can't get the puter to look at anything from the cd drive. I do have a work around for getting online but i am unable to access my hard drive and am only able to do online stuff. I need to access my puter.

any ideas would be appreciated. i do have a couple bids in for the windows 7 on ebay but am afraid to do the upgrade cause i am afraid it wont work cause of this ... Read more

Answer:not sure, i need help with activation of xp

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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: XP activation

Few weeks ago I installed XP on my machine. Now is asking to to activate. unforunetely I don't have the original. Is there way I can by pass this option?

Answer:XP activation

if you do not have the proper copy to activate, then you are out of luck. You will have to purchase a legal copy.

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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: 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: xp activation

Hi!

How much time do i have before i can reactivate xp home edition on another pc?

[i installed it on my pc, now i want to install it on my second pc, what will happen if i'll click the activation "keys icon" on my 2nd pc?]
 

Answer:xp activation

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Question: Activation

I get a message to reactivate WIN764bit after installing a new motherboard, but before I can do it, the message dissapears and I cannot find the ACTIVATION link. Is it hidden on the PC.

Answer:Activation

Win 7 Activation...

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Question: OEM Activation

Can someone explain to me, what the editor meantWhen he says that OEM copies of XP don?t useActivation, Page 91 June PCAdvisor.I bought an OEM copy of XP Home from a computer fair.I clicked the icon to Activate while I was on line,Nothing happened, except I don?t get reminded to Activate anymore.Am I Activated, or did I waste my time?

Answer:OEM Activation

my Son's new laptop came pre-loaded with XP home and Works Suite 2003, both OEM.They both had to be activated. He didn't have an ISP at the time, so we did it by phone. j.

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Question: XP Activation

My Win XP keeps asking me to activate the product every 3-4 days. when ever i try to log on it comes up with the message windows needs to be activated before you can continue. so i go through the phone activation process reactivate it and then 3 days later i have to do it again.it is a legal version

Answer:XP Activation

are you logged on as 'Administrator' when you are going through the activation process and does it complete properly?

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Question: XP Activation

I was cleaning & found an unopened package that contains my XP Pro SP2b English 1pk DSP CD,
can I activate this on a new/clean HD?

Answer:XP Activation

If unused YES.

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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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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: W10 activation ??

I just activated my copy of w10 insider by inputting my product key for 8.1 pro which I own. I did this by going to settings update and recovery then, activation.It accepted my key,and now says windows is activated
Does this mean I don't have to rollback to 8.1 before getting the official release on July.
Would be nice to know that I wouldn't have to o through any bother when the time comes.
It would make sense to me that this activation should be enough to prove my validation for the upgrade
Anyone know ?

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Hiya,

We have a machine at work which originally had windows 7 64bit home installed on it. We upgraded via the upgrade assistant thing to professional for office use. The upgrade assistant gave us a new activation code.

I was wondering if I can use the original disk and original activation code to install on a separate machine at home which I have recently upgraded to a 64 bit system - will the os activate?

I thought it would be a good idea to check if this is possible rather than go right ahead and purchase a new 64 bit os for my new home system. Maybe it is a call to Microsoft?

Thanks for any help its appreciated)

Answer:Help with activation.

Hello Quantumk, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. Since this is an upgrade copy and not a full retail copy purchased, it would violate the EULA to continue using the product key of the Windows you upgraded from.

In addition, if the 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium came preinstalled on an OEM computer, then you will also not be able to activate it's key on another computer since it is permanently tied to the motherboard of the OEM computer and will not activate on any other computer or motherboard.

Sorry,
Shawn

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Question: XP Activation

Hi
I am working on a recent compaq running xp hm sp 2 - evidentally after the owner did a windows update, the fit hit the shane, so to speak, and had no backup. they also had no xp cd. I have a similar dell cd, xp home sp 2.

To make a long story short, the owner does not want to lost data, so I thought I might be able to use my cd. I feel like the liscencing issue should not be a problem because each pc has its own seperate coa sticker on the case and they run the same operating system.

If everyone agrees that the existing liscenses are fine, maybe you can set my on the right path for the next part:

I thought to recover windows using the xp cd. after booting off the cd, then repairing the operating system, it wants me to activate. the ethernet does not appear to be working, but the modem does. xp tries to dial in to verify, but does not receive a confirmation. It then gives me the option to telephone in to verify. This is an automated process, with no-one to speak with other than the "operator" - evidentially a computer based menu.
the compaq, having appeared to successfully repair itself, offers an "activation ID" to use over the phone to activate.

Here is the problem. Evidentally the dell cd must not jive with the compaq because it kicks back my "activation ID." Is there a way to talk with a person over there at Microsoft? Or does the owner simply have to buy another CD? Are there any other workarounds? Remember, we... Read more

Answer:XP Activation

First, let me say we will not assist with any type of software piration.

Dell disk should only be used on a Dell System. Compaq should have Restore Disk, if the user does not have them then they should contact Compaq so they can get them.

Other option would be to buy the OEM copy of XP. Using a Dell reinstallation disk is not recommended.

Also, the installation needs to match the COA sticker key, if it doesnt then it needs to be an OEM copy.
 

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Question: XP Activation Help

I just built a whole new computer for my self. I have an origianl copy of XP Home. when i tried to activate it i get the msg ..says that i exceeded the activation of the computer... i ve read on here that i need to call microsoft. How does this actually work.. Do they reqire any information from me liek name or what? do i need to have the windows cd with me or any of the paperwork? Any help will be apreciated. thanks.
 

Answer:XP Activation Help

(from what i've heard, when you call, it's a prompt driven system. you only talk to someone when there's a problem. i'm sure you could call them and they will tell you what they need to know. you of course would not be obligated to answer (it's your damn phone you can hang up any time you like ). i'm sure if you didn't have what was necessary you could call back once you got/found it

i've been lucky enough to never have to call.
 

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Question: X P activation

I have bought a new P.C. with X.P pre-loaded.Upon booting up for the first time I received a message " you have seven days to activate windows X.P" whereupon the seven days reduced daily until I was unable to get into windows at all.Pressing alt ctrl delete brings up this message,"windows is allready activated, enter user name and password" as I don't know the user name or password as windows was preloaded, and I am having problems tracing the person who built the P.C.( a friend brought it over to spain for me)I am unable to enter the details to use it.Any help would be very much appreciated.

Answer:X P activation

I take it that you don't have a Win XP CD right ?

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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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Hey guys, I ordered an OEM copy of XP pro from newegg and installed it on my parent's computer. Well they got a new computer yesterday (that I built for them) and was going to put the copy of XP pro on that I bought. I took the other computer, formatted it immediately and put some nice Gentoo Linux on there for my router/server. Anyway, I'm happy with my new box (their old one) and they are happy with theirs save for one problem. I can't activate windows on the new computer! It says it is out of activations and I only activated it once. What should I do about this?
 

Answer:XP Pro: 1 activation?

call ms..
 

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Question: XP activation

hey i got an XP cd from a friend and with his cd key n install xp but i cant activate it cuz it sed cd key used already
so then what shall i do ?

is it that i have to uninstall xp?
if so then how do i uninstall windows xp and install windows ME?

and my usb mouse doesnt work
the light on the mouse is on but when i move it the pointer wont move
 

Answer:XP activation

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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 key

My laptop needed repairs and the tech loaded a VLK addition of XP and my computer will not validate it and says it is locked. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1150 which came with an XP (SP2) operating system disk, which I have, and there is an activation key attached to the bottom of the laptop. I wish to change to my valid key so I can get updates and be legal. I have sent emails to MS support who say they will get back to me but this could take months. Please could some one how I could change the key without having to reload all my software (a lot and hours of time).
Thanks Pip.

Answer:Activation key

Welcome to TSF.

From Microsoft's knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q328874

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Question: activation

hi my name Faisal and i have windows 7 home premium backup and install it to my new hard disk cuz my old hard disk is broken but when i install this backup to my new hard disk they didn't activate can you tell me how can i activate 

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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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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

as some of you may know, i short circuited my motherboard.... (fool i know). I have windows xp on the hard drive. To install the motherboard i'll have to reinstall windows. Everything (except from some more ram, and an added cd- drive) is the same form when i first installed windows, but will windows refuse my activation code on the grounds it's 'another pc' because it will have a new motherboard and processor?

Answer:xp activation

they are not as bad as some paintedLong live Northwood

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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 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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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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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: XP Activation

Hi My son has bought new computer can anybody tell me how he can activate XP Home, he has no telephone connection at his home can it be registered from another computer or via telephone. Thanking You in advance.

Answer:XP Activation

You can activate via the telephone. XP will give you a number to contact as one of its options. You will need some information available on contact, again XP spells this out.

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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

I installed Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003 but each time I open Word I keep getting this message : You must activate your installation to fully enable all the features. If you choose not to activate at this time, you may run the software 45 more times before many of the features become unavailable.I have activated over the internet but keep getting this message.

Answer:Activation

You may find something useful at click here

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Question: xp activation ?

if i legally purchase a 2nd hand xp disc liecence and activation code, what happens if the seller is still using it on his system, will i still be able to register or ? thanksalan

Answer:xp activation ?

This would still be illegal becuase the other user is still using the operating system. You installing it on your drive would mean there are 2 of the same copies. I not sure whether you will be able to activate it becuase windows produces a Computer ID number and according to your configuration, the Number won't match the one the other user registered.whenever you activate, you give Microsoft the id number. If you register now, Microsft will see two different ID (2 different computers) and won't give you an activation number.I'm not too sure about this, I'm just saying what I think. Hopefully someone can confirm this.

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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: Activation

Ok so this laptop i have does the activation is required upon login. I click yes to tell it to bring the activation window up and it logs off. IT isn't beyond the 30 days. I did a repair install and its still doing the same thing. You guys have any ideas?
 

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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: Activation sms

Hello.
I try to get my google drive to work on my lumia 630, and google sending me an activations sms but i do not receive any sms. I have the same problem with my new installed Viber acount. I can receive sms messages from others, like family and friends

Answer:Activation sms

There may be several factors that cause this, but one of the most common is having the wrong country code or including the number "0" in front of the main mobile number.
For example:
In my country, the country code is +63. Let's say a mobile phone number is 09171234567. This usually becomes +639171234567 where the "0" is replaced by the country code. This number may not be the same as +6309171234567 at all times.
Note: the mobile number used above is an arbitrary number, not mine though it may belong to someone else. The number is readily producible, as it is 1234567.

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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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Question: XP Activation Help

I recently accidentally wiped my hard drive after trying to restore my master boot record, and I've needed to reinstall Windows. I have a Dell OEM XP SP2 disc laying around and I installed it without a hitch. My problem? It's on an HP. It constantly asks me to activate. Now I know this may be a stupid question, so be gentle. Can I call Microsoft to get it activated without any flak from them? I would call and try, but I'm kind of paranoid that they'll ask a question that will get me busted. I may be a worrywart, but I have to make certain before I call. Thanks for your help in adavnce.

Answer:XP Activation Help

an OEM disc is meant to stay with its original Motherboard..while you can get away with changing out the HDD, it can ONLY be activated with the MoBo it was originally activated with...

in short, no, you cannot activate your copy since you've put it on a different MoBo..AFAIK, you're gonna have to get a new copy of XP...they are usually on sale for around $130 for the OEM version...

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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: Activation

Hi
When I try to activate Windows Vista, i get error message 0x800705B4 and I have been unable to activate it. Is anyone able to help?

Answer:Activation

how do you activate windows hermanator?

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Question: Activation tip

Want to thank all that helped me being able to do a fresh install of 7. To activate your fresh install just type Slui 3 at a Administator command propt and put in the Product key from you Sticker. I am glad that Microsoft is giving respect to those that just want to run the machene and OS that the payed for with hard earned cash.... Now if I can just figure out all these Event Logs... But thats the fun of it all...

Answer:Activation tip

Usually we just type in the key during the install, but I always wait a while before activating

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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: XP activation

Hi you all.

I have a small question.

I just built a new machine,a e6600 with a p5b delux mobo.
I installed xp using a old cd that i had(just because i havent bought a new xp yest)
I know that this isnt a leagel copy,but i thought that id install it and then i have 30 day to validate it.

bute here comes the problem.

I cant get it validated with the new key.

when i look at the system properties it says oem and dell,and i dont have a dell.
So i think that the cd i used was some kind of coperate version of a dell xp,

now i try to validate it with a key that i know works,that i use at work and have ok to use(its a multi licence key)
But i only get invalid key.

Does the XXXXXX-640-7721335-XXXXX from the system properties have anything to do with the validation?

Cause my com at home has XXXXX-Oem-XXXXXXX-XXXXX.

And if i change that will i be able to activate it?

Thanks in advance

n3m3

Answer:XP activation

we cannot help you with illeagal software problems
closing thread

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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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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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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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Question: xp activation

installed new hard drive & reinstalled xp.xp already activated,if i reactivate xp will it stop working

Answer:xp activation

No it will either fail to activate and you will be given a number to ring or it will go through without any problems. If you have to ring the number just tell them you have re-installed the OS and they will let you though to the automated system that will give you a code to enter. Did it 3 times in a day once.

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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: xp activation

Hi,
I was wondering if there is a way that a pc can be reformatted with windows xp without having to activated within 30 days, as that's the message I keep getting after I reformatted my pc. Does windows stop working fter the 30 days if not activated?

Answer:xp activation

after 30 days i believe windows will go into a limited mode of some sort or stops working. u can just activate it over the phone or the internet

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Question: Pro activation

I used the "anytime upgrade" option and upgraded Home Premium to Professional. I have decided that $90+ is a bit too much for the additional perks, and I have 3 days to activate Pro version. My question is what will happen in 3 days if I don't activate the Pro upgrade? My hope is that it will revert back to Home Premium, but will it stay in "pro" version and keep bugging me to put in the new key?

Answer:Pro activation

This is unlikely... There is no functionality in Windows 7 that permits it to roll-back to a previous version because you didn't purchase a new key...

I'm guess you're going to have to reinstall Premium...

Luck

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Question: Self Activation!

I run XP Pro SP3 (Activated) Dual Boot with Windows 7 Pro 64bit and XP Mode (full retail 64 bit version). I was putting off activating the 7 in case I would make some hardware changes over the next week or so. I kept getting the activate warning counting down the days.

When I stopped getting these messages I was curious so hit the activate on line only to be informed that 7 was already activated.

I do not recall entering the number! What is the method to check within the 7 program that it has been activated. Can the number be verified?

Answer:Self Activation!

Control Panel\System and Security\System

After going there, check the bottom of the page and see if you have a "Windows is Activated" notification below the "Windows Activation" tab.

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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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