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Windows 7: Reinstalling win 7 from backup made before Ms product keys activated


26 Dec 2011   #1

win 7 pro 64
 
 

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So I made a nice backup using the Windows 7 backup and restore default program- then the Win 7 and Office 2010 product keys were activated and I made a new back up- BUT want I would like to know if I restored from the first back up would it upset my product key activation and put me back to 30 day grace period or whatever?
I am refering primarily to the a back up disk image that I made.,
I am not sure exactly what back ups cover.

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26 Dec 2011   #2
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colhaze View Post
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If I do a win 7 restore from a Windows 7 back up that was made before I activated the Windows 7 and office product keys will it cancel that activation?

It's hard to say, probably not unless there were hardware changes that cause activation to see a different hardware signature assigned to that key. But reimaging can cause activation loss.

I'm not sure why you are concerned about this. If you have the Windows 7 and Office Product Keys then you can reactivate them as often as you want. MS does not steal your software back from you when it thinks you've reinstalled it enough. At most you'll have to do phone activation and once they are convinced you do not have it installed on more than one machine it will be activated.

I've never heard of anyone permanently losing expensive software activation if they have a readable Product Key and go through the activation process completely.
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26 Dec 2011   #3

win 7 pro 64
 
 

0110 what is the reason for this?

With mak activation heaps of people have activation -reactivation problems and you can only use KMS a limited amount of times. Some people have connection to kms service problems.
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26 Dec 2011   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by colhaze View Post
0110 what is the reason for this?

With mak activation heaps of people have activation -reactivation problems and you can only use KMS a limited amount of times. Some people have connection to kms service problems.
What does "0110" mean?


What is "KMS"?
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26 Dec 2011   #5
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You mentioned nothing in your original post about Volume Licensing.

Consult your Network Administrator.
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