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10 Nov 2012  

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
Win7 retail can't autoactivate - reason?

After having installed my Windows 8 Pro Upgrade, and regret it, I installed a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate x64 from my retail dvd.
When it came to activation, it wrote "unsuccesfull, please use phone activation".
I then tried that, and as first I had to answer on how many PCs this key was used. I press 1, and the phone-activating was done normally.

But after a while I got to think, WHY MS had to ask me this? My retail DVD (and the key to it), has not been activated for over 2 years, so maybe another is using my key?
Is there any way I can check this? Is there any way I can make "online-activating" working again?
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