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Windows 7: Bios update and activation ??

11 Jan 2010   #1
Mart

windows 7
 
 
Bios update and activation ??

Hi,

I had to update my bios to fix a bug with a memory problem, update went ok but whne I booted into windows 7 I was asked to re activate windows, I had to do that a few weeks ago due to installing a new boot drive so was surprised a simple bios update triggers windows 7 to re activate, is this real of a bug on my pc ?

Thanks,

Mart.


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11 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

If you are asked to activate you must, its real. If it is a computer bug, the bug will signal that you are not activated to MS.

If you go to computer icon and right click, on the page that appears do you see the authentic MS, symbol on the lower right? I bet you dont. Its easy to activate, if there is a problem you will be dircted to a phone number. You can activate by phone, if there are further problems, you will be directed to a person, who will activate you.
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11 Jan 2010   #3
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mart View Post
Hi,

I had to update my bios to fix a bug with a memory problem, update went ok but whne I booted into windows 7 I was asked to re activate windows, I had to do that a few weeks ago due to installing a new boot drive so was surprised a simple bios update triggers windows 7 to re activate, is this real of a bug on my pc ?

Thanks,

Mart.
I have updated my BIOS many times and never been asked to re-activate Windows.

It must be another problem. Have you restored an image? That MIGHT do it....if it was not activated when you created the image.

Updating your BIOS should not effect Windows.....unless maybe if you did it from WITHIN Windows....I've never done that.
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11 Jan 2010   #4
Mart

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you are asked to activate you must, its real. If it is a computer bug, the bug will signal that you are not activated to MS.

If you go to computer icon and right click, on the page that appears do you see the authentic MS, symbol on the lower right? I bet you dont. Its easy to activate, if there is a problem you will be dircted to a phone number. You can activate by phone, if there are further problems, you will be directed to a person, who will activate you.
Hi,

I had a look for the MS symbol and its now there and says activated ? Very odd.
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11 Jan 2010   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mart View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
If you are asked to activate you must, its real. If it is a computer bug, the bug will signal that you are not activated to MS.

If you go to computer icon and right click, on the page that appears do you see the authentic MS, symbol on the lower right? I bet you dont. Its easy to activate, if there is a problem you will be dircted to a phone number. You can activate by phone, if there are further problems, you will be directed to a person, who will activate you.
Hi,

I had a look for the MS symbol and its now there and says activated ? Very odd.
I, then amend my prior post, I feel that you are ok. If not, you will know in 30 days. You will get warnings, if so just activate.
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11 Jan 2010   #6
Mart

windows 7
 
 

Quote:
I have updated my BIOS many times and never been asked to re-activate Windows.

It must be another problem. Have you restored an image? That MIGHT do it....if it was not activated when you created the image.

Updating your BIOS should not effect Windows.....unless maybe if you did it from WITHIN Windows....I've never done that.
Hi,

I did use MSI live update inside windows to update the bios, never had this with xp when I did the last update, after a reboot it asks for re activate and I had only 3 days left, rebooted again and it says activated and the MS logo is showing, I wonder what happened here?
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11 Jan 2010   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mart View Post
I have updated my BIOS many times and never been asked to re-activate Windows.

It must be another problem. Have you restored an image? That MIGHT do it....if it was not activated when you created the image.

Updating your BIOS should not effect Windows.....unless maybe if you did it from WITHIN Windows....I've never done that.
Hi,

I did use MSI live update inside windows to update the bios, never had this with xp when I did the last update, after a reboot it asks for re activate and I had only 3 days left, rebooted again and it says activated and the MS logo is showing, I wonder what happened here?[/QUOTE]

If you do not get notified to reactivate, just write it off as a temporary glitch.
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11 Jan 2010   #8
Mart

windows 7
 
 

Quote:
If you do not get notified to reactivate, just write it off as a temporary glitch.
Hi,

I did get notified after the bios update but I rebooted the pc again it just says activated, I just hope its a glitch and wont occure after another reboot

Thanks,

Mart
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11 Jan 2010   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Go to administratrs account type cmd

In cmd type sfc /scannow. If it is a glitch in the Software, this should correct it.
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11 Jan 2010   #10
Mart

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Go to administratrs account type cmd

In cmd type sfc /scannow. If it is a glitch in the Software, this should correct it.
Hi,

Did that and got :

''Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations''

At least I've not violated my pc ..... things may change if I throw it out of the window !

Thanks,

Mart
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