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Activation says my key is only for upgrades not activation?

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

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?

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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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I have 4 systems to maintain - all had Win7 Ultimate 64bit, and all upgraded (free) to Win10 Pro successfully. Toward the end of this year, all 4 systems will have new motherboards, CPUs, memory and possibly SSDs.

I understand that major hardware changes will cause a deactivation state in Win10 (although I never had any issues with Win7 and hardware upgrades). It would be nice to just pop the old SSDs into each new system, do a few driver updates and be done...

I have seen references that the Win10 upgrade was ONLY good for the hardware it was installed on and you will have to purchase a copy of Win10 for your new hardware. I have also seen references that all you have to do is call MicroSoft, explain about your new hardware and reactivation should not typically be a problem.

I know I can start from scratch and put the original 7 on all of them and then do the free Win10 upgrade again, but this is tedious and I will likely lose most, if not all, of the third-party software (and games) that I had installed across the systems.

So the question is: has anyone done a major hardware upgrade after a free upgrade to Win10 from a valid Win7 / Win8 and successfully reactivated (assuming you were prompted for a reactivation)?

Answer:Activation after new hardware upgrades?

If you put in a new motherboard and CPU - it is a very BAD idea to move the old Windows installation over to it anyway due to the major differences in drivers that will result.

But, if you really want to try it that way - replace all the components and put in a blank hard drive or SSD. Install Windows 7 to it. Upgrade to Windows 10. Make sure that is activated. Then either put the old hard drive back in or clone the old hard drive to the new hard drive/SSD. The old Windows 10 should calculate the same Hardware ID for the new components as the upgrade Windows 10 did and will retrieve the activation from the activation servers that was pushed when you did the Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade prior. Maybe. Worth a try.

If you previously had Windows 7 retail licenses and product keys, read the Windows 10 upgrade EULA and notice that it says that retail licenses are supposed to upgrade to retail licenses and retain transferability, but in reality they upgrade to OEM licenses of Windows 10. Push the issue with Microsoft and they might give you retail Product Keys for Windows 10.

If you had OEM licenses for Windows 7 before, then it violates the EULA to transfer those Windows 7 (and resulting Windows 10 upgrades) to the new systems created by a motherboard and CPU upgrade.

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I have 4 systems to maintain - all had Win7 Ultimate 64bit, and all upgraded (free) to Win10 Pro successfully. Toward the end of this year, all 4 systems will have new motherboards, CPUs, memory and possibly SSDs.

I understand that major hardware changes will cause a deactivation state in Win10 (although I never had any issues with Win7 and hardware upgrades). It would be nice to just pop the old SSDs into each new system, do a few driver updates and be done...

I have seen references that the Win10 upgrade was ONLY good for the hardware it was installed on and you will have to purchase a copy of Win10 for your new hardware. I have also seen references that all you have to do is call MicroSoft, explain about your new hardware and reactivation should not typically be a problem.

I know I can start from scratch and put the original 7 on all of them and then do the free Win10 upgrade again, but this is tedious and I will likely lose most, if not all, of the third-party software (and games) that I had installed across the systems.

So the question is: has anyone done a major hardware upgrade after a free upgrade to Win10 from a valid Win7 / Win8 and successfully reactivated (assuming you were prompted for a reactivation)?

Answer:Activation after new hardware upgrades?

If you put in a new motherboard and CPU - it is a very BAD idea to move the old Windows installation over to it anyway due to the major differences in drivers that will result.

But, if you really want to try it that way - replace all the components and put in a blank hard drive or SSD. Install Windows 7 to it. Upgrade to Windows 10. Make sure that is activated. Then either put the old hard drive back in or clone the old hard drive to the new hard drive/SSD. The old Windows 10 should calculate the same Hardware ID for the new components as the upgrade Windows 10 did and will retrieve the activation from the activation servers that was pushed when you did the Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrade prior. Maybe. Worth a try.

If you previously had Windows 7 retail licenses and product keys, read the Windows 10 upgrade EULA and notice that it says that retail licenses are supposed to upgrade to retail licenses and retain transferability, but in reality they upgrade to OEM licenses of Windows 10. Push the issue with Microsoft and they might give you retail Product Keys for Windows 10.

If you had OEM licenses for Windows 7 before, then it violates the EULA to transfer those Windows 7 (and resulting Windows 10 upgrades) to the new systems created by a motherboard and CPU upgrade.

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Hey all,

So what is the latest when it comes to re-installing Windows 10 after an upgrade in this post-CD Key world?

My stepson?s rig is (an FX-8350) is starting to have problems, and I suspect the motherboard might be on the way out. I am considering replacing it with a motherboard CPU bundle at Microcenter (Maybe a low end Ryzen?) but I am concerned what will happen with Windows 10 when I do so.

I remember reading that if you register your system with a windows account it automatically remembers it and re-activates, but I don?t do windows accounts.

All of my systems are local accounts only, and no one in the house has a Microsoft account or wants one. Under no circumstance will I sign up for a Microsoft account or have nay of the machines in my house tied to one. It?s a matter of principle.

So, in this circumstance, what happens if ? after the upgrade and reinstall ? Windows 10 fails to activate? Is there a number I can call or something? And if so, how do I prove I have a legitimate copy, if I don?t have a CD-Key? Using the CD Key of the old Windows 7 disc I upgraded him from?

I?d appreciate any information and suggestions anyone may have regarding this process!
 

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I recently installed a new SSD hard drive and did a clean install of Windows 7 Professional on it. Regrettably, it's not letting me validate it with my product key because my original hard drive started with Windows 7 Home Premium (I have the product key for that) and I had downloaded the upgrade to Professional (I have the product key for that too), but because I went straight to Win7 Professional on the clean install, it won't accept my product key because it's just an upgrade. I get the reasoning behind that but there has to be a way (I hope) with BOTH product keys to verify I'm a legitimate user without reinstalling Home Premium just to turn around and upgrade to Pro? Hoping against hope!

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Answer:Clean Install Activation Issue with Win7 Upgrades

Is the original hard drive still in the loop, did you take it out of the system ?

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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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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

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 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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So when the big Windows 7 preorder deals were flying around, I jumped on the one newegg was offering and it's still on hold waiting for the October release.

I was wondering if anyone has a concrete answer as to whether or not you actually have to have Vista or XP installed AND ACTIVATED before you're able to use your upgrade CD to install Windows 7.

any info is appreciated
 

Answer:definitive answer on Win7 "upgrades" re:activation

xnorthx said:


So when the big Windows 7 preorder deals were flying around, I jumped on the one newegg was offering and it's still on hold waiting for the October release.

I was wondering if anyone has a concrete answer as to whether or not you actually have to have Vista or XP installed AND ACTIVATED before you're able to use your upgrade CD to install Windows 7.

any info is appreciated Click to expand...

the prior os needs to be activated.
Posted via [H] Mobile Device
 

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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
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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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

If you are using ghost to deploy images to multiple machines you need to use the VLA version of XP that doesn't have activation. It will save your company $ on licensing too.

I have never activated windows XP because of this.



 

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Question: Activation key

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

Answer:Activation key

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

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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: DSL activation!

hi allmy sister has a problem getting dsl enabled. she is in an active area and has contacted an ISP and has been told that a DSL connection is already active on that line.i think the problem is that the people who lived there before her had a DSL line but didn't de-activate it, so obviously she can't create another one.BT say she needs to contact the ISP that provided the connection before they can do anything to connect her, but, because it was the previous tenants, she doesn't know them and so cannot find out who the ISP is!!any ideas on how to gain this info would be most appreciated.

Answer:DSL activation!

If your sister has taken over the line, BT should be in a position to tell her who the ISP is.The only other way I can think of is to connect a modem and see who it tries to connect to.

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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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Hi, I am giving a XP Home OEM PC to a friend. It has been lying idle for months so I had to put a new MoBo battery in. It still has original HDD and hardware etc and activated in my name. I reformatted the drive and installed the OS in my friends name. Can I reactivate it at my BB connection or up at his house. I know I will have to phone Micro$oft to do this. Also if/when activated can I install M$ updates as he is on dial-up. TIA..Jean

Answer:Win XP re-activation

Yes.

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Question: XP Activation

Hi Folks, Happy New Year,I have a legitimate copy of XP Home but being a bit a of fiddler I am always formating and re-intstalling my copy of XP Home upgrade edition, yes, I have to intall 98SE first. After my latest format I re-installed everything, I know, I know, I must be crazy, some people drink, some people gamble, I just fdisk and format!! I'm a fidler. Anyway.... I have just tried to activate my copy of XP Home and I get a message telling me I have done it too many times, what happens now after the 30 days? I am not buying another copy, the only other option I can see is the illegal one!! Help!

Answer:XP Activation

phone MS

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

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

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

Answer:XP Activation

Call Microsoft to activate it.

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Question: DMR Activation

Am running into same problem as someone else with downloading Big Fish Games. Up until a week ago they were fine, but only recently I download them as normal, but when I try activating the games I get the message 'drm activation had stopped working'.

Anyone out there with any ideas? My system is Vista on a Vaio. Been tearing my hair out trying to figure out what is wrong!!! HELP!
 

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Question: 8.1 activation

I have just got 8.1 (full version ) from The Windows Store. It seems to be running ok but it activated automatically without my help. Is this right? I only had to enter the security code sent to my email address.

Answer:8.1 activation

Yes, its how it works now. because you updated from a licensed windows 8 version you don't have to pay for the new version. So they came up with this system. No worry's

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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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not talking piracy here, talking about x32 to x64. i have a legit x32 serial from school. however, i'm wondering if it works with x64? i find that a simple solution since microsoft is giving it free for valid x32 owners, how come we cant just download x64 (the trial from microsofts website) and use our old serial and register that way?

is it possible?

has anyone tried their x32 serial with the 64 trial or the 64bit free upgrade?

i just hope i am able to use x64 without spending more errr!

****

if not, has anyone rescieved their free x64 upgrade from microsoft yet in the mail?

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/evaluation/trial.mspx

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/upgrade/default.mspx
 

Answer:xp 64 activation...

It won't work, x64 uses a different logarithm to generate keys. You have to use Microsoft's exchange program thinger.
 

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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: 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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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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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: Activation

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M8JC8-YTC67-FQWDB
Windows Product Key Hash: YHK2MoHFYAookdjFHatAgN3s4z8=
Windows Product ID: 00359-030-5133504-85894
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {7D8DAFD3-EA58-4856-9E0A-9E099BC13917}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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

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

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

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

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Answer:Activation

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

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Question: fsx activation

how does one change fsx from trial to activated. it was downloaded but something went wrong somewhere any ideas and help appreciated.
 

Answer:fsx activation

how does one change fsx from trial to activatedClick to expand...

I have no idea what fsx is.
Is it a program or game that you have to pay for and that you have been using during a time-limit trial period?
it was downloaded but something went wrongClick to expand...

Where did you download it from?

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I have a Desktop PC which I upgraded to Win10 with no problems. I also have a Laptop, HP ProBook which was also offered to upgrade to 10 which I did and gave to my daughter.

She attends University away from home, and I never had a chance to look at the laptop much. She graduated this week and came back home and I took a look at My/her laptop and found out, much to my surprise that Win10 never activated on it.

The original account, in which the previous Windows version was upgraded is still present on laptop, (my account), so I tried to activate from there and it was not possible.

The original license is no where to be found on the computer, i.e. sticker, but I do have the DVD to upgrade to Win 8.1 from Win 7 that came with it, which I never did.

I thought of using the credentials of the account in my desktop to create a new one in laptop, Microsoft account, but I am reluctant to do so, as I don't know how that would impact my desktop.

So my question is:

How to activate Win10 on laptop at this point?. If a reinstall Win 8.1 will it recuperate my previous license, (doubt it). Can I use the Microsoft account in my desktop on laptop at the same time and try to activate?.

Is there any other way to activate? Calling Microsoft maybe...

Thank you very much in advance for your sugestions

Answer:Win 10 No Activation

Check the OEM edition of the laptop.. run ShowKey first to check the edition - click the keys shown, to mask them ( then screenshot or save the txt file and paste the result here)

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Question: XP activation

If I install XP Pro corporate on the 25th out of 25 machines and this machine then needs to have a re-install, can I activate a 26th time?Canit be done over the internet or is this what M$ has disabled?

Answer:XP activation

Do you mean you have formatted 25 times and installed WinXP?You can format your system as much as you wish and you can still activate Windows. You should be able to activate it over the internet as usual, but Microsoft will stop you from doing this if you keep formatting it, so that you will phone them and they will ask you why you keep formatting. If the reason is genuine, then they will give you a code to type in and allow you to activate Windows over the net again. (They do this for security as someone may be installing Windows onto identical computers and teh activation tool wont know this if they have the same hardware.)

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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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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: Activation ??????

After running vista for over a year now all of a sudden I am getting nagged to activate.It has been activated since day 1 and this only started on boot this morning.On trying to validate I get the Error:The validation service is unable to determine whether this copy of Windows Vista is genuine. I have google like hell this morning but cannot see a definitive solution.So now what.

Answer:Activation ??????

From MS UK themselves,If you are experiencing Product Activation issues, please contact the Product Activation Team on 0800 0188 354Thought I might have run into trouble with something (but didn't) but kept the number in case.

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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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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: 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

how to activate my microsoft word /excel/powerpoint/ ....im not familair in this issue could u help me theres a question im must need to enter the product key but i don"t know how to find that.... please guide me to fix this. This is a new laptop actually. thanks

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as you may or may not recall, i work at my college's computer help desk and fix people's computers. often this results in the need to format and reinstall their OS. many times i've reloaded an oem computer with no problems, just use an oem xp cd and the key from the sticker on the bottom of their computer. fine. but just yesterday and today for the first time ever for me, windows would not activate over the internet. i called the number for the phone and entered it into the voice recognition thing but it naturally didn't work and i ended up talking to someone in india and i explained this was a reinstall on a hp/dell, it was preinstalled when they got it but i had to reinstall. fine, she gives me the confirmation number and it goes in. but it again happened today on another computer (the first one was hp, this one was a dell). but today the system was down for maintainence or whatever so it took me all day before i could actually accomplish it.

has this happened to anyone before? as far as i know, since both were preinstalled from the manufacturer and they never reloaded it themselves it should have let me activate it.

and fyi, i figured out that you can press 1 instead of saying yes when it asks if you're activating xp, and if the activation wizard is up, also you can enter the key on the keypad, much faster than saying it and waiting for it to recognize your voice
 

Answer:win xp oem activation

maybe someone copied down the serial and used it on their computer?
 

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Question: xp activation...

I managed to scratch up my windows xp home cd..
so i downloaded one off bittorrent. ( i have a valid xp key )
but when i come to install it wont take my serial key........so i put in the one that came with the torrent..how can i change the key now so i am using my valid key?? Ive tried a few key changers but none of them seem to work...anyone got any ideas??

Answer:xp activation...

You can't, you'll have to reinstall windows. You have to ensure you have the EXACT edition of XP for that CD key to work. I've even heard of manf. specific CD keys, like Dell CD keys will only work with dell CD's (which in your case you'd have to find a Dell CD download or a copy from a friend).

I do not believe you can change your pirated (yes pirated) CD key, you'll have to reinstall.

In order for your old CD key to work you will have to ensure you have the exact same edition as your old one. One thing you could try is copying the CD w/ Nero and see if that fixes the issue.

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Im going to be buying 2xraptors for some RAID 0 action, and was gonna use this opportunity to move up to Windows XP as well.

My question is, after the initial install/activation, how often am I gonna have to deal with the ms activation crap.

1. If i reformat the pc, changing none of the hardware will it require another activation?
2. What about hardware upgrades (with or without a reformat) will it refuse me?
3. I read the faq saying that officially only a mobo change would require a new liscence?
4. Can i install it on more then one hdd on the same pc?
 

Answer:XP Activation, how often?

1. If i reformat the pc, changing none of the hardware will it require another activation?
Yes. However, there is a trick where you can save your WPA info and copy it back onto the machine. Google = friend

2. What about hardware upgrades (with or without a reformat) will it refuse me?
You will have to reactivate if you swap out enough hardware. Adding something like a NIC won't force you to.

3. I read the faq saying that officially only a mobo change would require a new liscence?
If you purchase an OEM copy it is tied to the mobo of the computer you installed it on. If you purchased a retail copy this does not apply to you and you can reinstall it on other computers (one at time)

4. Can i install it on more then one hdd on the same pc?
Hmm, never thought of that, but I don't see why not since only one is active at any given time. The activation would allow it so I'd say yes.
 

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Question: Activation nag

Firstly, if this has been answered in another thread, I apologise, although a search of the threads did not answer my query.

I have downloaded an installed from the Microsoft site this version of Win7 RC, which came out in early May to general release. It is the 32 bit version, and activated with a key from the Microsoft site.

My problem,

Every so often I get a nag saying that Windows needs activating, now I don't get a black background like in Vista, and the wallpaper/theme remains unchanged.

The advice the nag gives is to go to the download site, obtain a new key and enter it. This I have done 3-4 times now, but after a few days the nag reappears.

I know this is an RC version, unpaid for and all that, and that come June next year it going to crash itself every two hours, however, is it normal for the activation nag to keep occurring.?

If not, what can I do about it, other than to keep reentering a key every 3-4 days?

Answer:Activation nag

  
Quote: Originally Posted by peasant


Firstly, if this has been answered in another thread, I apologise, although a search of the threads did not answer my query.

I have downloaded an installed from the Microsoft site this version of Win7 RC, which came out in early May to general release. It is the 32 bit version, and activated with a key from the Microsoft site.

My problem,

Every so often I get a nag saying that Windows needs activating, now I don't get a black background like in Vista, and the wallpaper/theme remains unchanged.

The advice the nag gives is to go to the download site, obtain a new key and enter it. This I have done 3-4 times now, but after a few days the nag reappears.

I know this is an RC version, unpaid for and all that, and that come June next year it going to crash itself every two hours, however, is it normal for the activation nag to keep occurring.?

If not, what can I do about it, other than to keep reentering a key every 3-4 days?


Have you actually Activated it yet?

You need to click on the the Activate now and let it go through to Microsoft etc.....
If you have done that....have you done anyting else...like removing the Watermark with a hack etc....this can cause problems with activation...

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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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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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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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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: 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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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

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: 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 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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Question: XP Activation

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

Answer:XP Activation

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

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Question: no activation

did you get no activation option?sorted it for you.

Answer:no activation

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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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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: Win 7 Activation

Is there going to be anywhere to purchase a key for the RTM?? And no I don't mean Technet subscriptions where you have to pay $1000. How long is the RTM good for without a key?

Answer:Win 7 Activation

You get a key when you buy the retail package. You can re-arm and use Win7 w/o a key for 90-120 days.

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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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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: Activation

Hey Guys,

This is Just a question... That is if you Activate an OEM License Software it Ties it to the Motherboard it was Installed on then If I get a New Motherboard I would need a New Copy of Windows , Correct?

And if I added something like RAM Will I need a New Copy of Windows or Not?

Also If I ever needed to Reinstall Windows Will I need another Activation or will it be okay on the Motherboard It was originally Installed on?

Josh

Answer:Activation

I have installed new and more RAM without activation being an issue.
Don't know about Motherboard or Reinstall.

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Question: Activation

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

Answer:Activation

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

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

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Question: XP activation

I have been left a PC which has an illegal Windows XP Pro on it. I have now purchased a legal copy, but do not want to format and start again. Can I use the new activation code for my existing circumstance and make it a legal copy?

Answer:XP activation

I would say no it wouldn't accept the valid activation key onto an illegal copy.

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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: 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: 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: 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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Question: XP re-activation

Hi there to you all, I have just formatted and partioned my computer, and when I got to the stage of activating Windows XP again, I am having problems being recognised.The XP I am using is the original one given when I purchased the computer,Does anyone out there have any ideas.Birdboy

Answer:XP re-activation

Welcome to Computerhope birdboy.Read the below website.http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/wpa.php

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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: 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

I have had Windows XP for about 4 years now all legal and registered. I had a hard disk problem(bad sectores) and put an new 550 gb hard disk in and cloned it with Seagate disc wizard. All great and I could boot from either drive. However, I thought I would do a fresh insatll of Win XP on my new hard drive as a couple of annoying errors had cloned across (obviously) After doing a new install it is now asking for both drives (old and new) for Windows to be activated. However even if I try to activate over the internet I can;t because I can't log on and it tells me I have no connection (catch22) There is no boot in safe mode is there? Any ideas how I can get in please?
 

Answer:Activation

Probably no ethernet driver. You might use another computer, go to the manufacturers website and DL the driver to a floppy/thumbdrive etc. and install it that way - should get you online.
 

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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: Win Xp Activation

i am on a mac but recently used bootcamp to install win xp professional 2002. when i installed it i used my product key and it worked fine and everything ran smoothly. but when i went to activate windows it said i had used all of the uses of the product key. i remembered i had used it three times and understood that but now i am wondering do i have to reformat to use a new product key or just enter a new one where it tells me to enter it. also if i can like take a product key off another computer or do i have to buy it. if i do have to buy and reformat should i get home or professional
thank you
skyblue...
 

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Question: Activation Key

I got a stupid question but I never really thought about it before. Will my Windows XP activation key ever wear out? In the past 3 weeks I've reformatted a few times trying different things with dual boot using Windows and Linux (basically I screwed up the grub loader a few times and had to reformat 3 times...) Well hey I'm new to Linux! lol.

So I've used my activation key a total of 4 times. I'm wondering where there will be a point where they will say its invalid? Is there some defense to be sure I'm not just installing it onto 4 different computers?

Yeah just thought I'd ask.
 

Answer:Activation Key

not unless your activating it that many times. The algorithm that checks the key for validity is hard coded into the setup routine and does not change. Now on activation though XP will check with Microsoft's internet database to see if the key is still valid for activation or not. But even then all it takes is a phone call to have it reset.

Supposedly, (and I don't know the truth of this so take it with a grain of salt) Microsoft has the ability to nuke the activation routine once XP is no longer supported. Which will make you not have to activate anymore. But that's not until 2009-11 sometime.
 

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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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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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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

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: 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: 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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In the past, whenever I needed to reinstall XP on a machine, I would use a full retail version CD, then go through the activate-over-the-internet screens. I would then use the telephone activation. After reading the installation id to the computer, it would fail, then transfer me to the polite Indian person who would give me the correct activation code after I explained this was a reinstall. Sometimes I would need to give the correct license code (these were always legitimate licenses with the sticker intact), but usually not. I've done this hundreds of times.

Recently, on two occasions, (both with HP machines, btw), I have been transferred to the piracy-police section of MS, and told that my install won't activate unless I reinstall with the original OEM CD.

I like using the retail CD because it already has SP2, and I only need 100 or so updates to bring it current after the install. :-)

So...has there been a change in the activation procedure? Is there a better procedure for me to use, or do I need to start stockpiling OEM cds?

Thanks!!

Tuner

Answer:Activation changes?

it sounds like you did not purchase the retail version and they would know as soon as you gave them the serial
they are cracking down on pirated copies and on oem,now oem can only be sold with a full computer,a cable and a h/d and the like no longer qualifies
http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/arc...1/4177790.aspx

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Question: XP Activation

This is my first post guys so be gentle.
This topic has proberly been covered so here it goes

Got a pre installed copy of xp every 3 days it keeps asking me for the activation key, I go through the usual process phone Microsoft. I have changed the motherboard and added more Ram, new drives but the operating system is still the same. Now I think it might be either 3 things.

Faulty Ram

Cmos battery ( not sure on that one)

Software problem

When it is running I am also getting connectivity problems limited on no connection error. I am using the netgear wireless usb adapter which works fine I have tested it. But the software that comes with it wont run it runs in the background but I have no visual interface. Now here is the killer this pc is a emachines370 pile of **** hence the change in the motherboard but the copy of xp is legal which came pre installed. So the big question is can some body shed some light on this problem because I dont know how many times you can ring Microsoft.

Cheers Guys.

Welshdude

Answer:XP Activation

Actually, since you changed the motherboard, the XP license is no longer valid.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/arti...uld-i-buy.html

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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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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: 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: 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: 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

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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