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Windows 7: Activating 7

10 Jan 2009   #1
theimagemakr

Windows 7 7000
 
 
Activating 7

Tried to activate using one of the universal keys and got this error:

0xC004B100 error the activation server has determined this computer cannot be activated

So how do I try a different key?

Any Suggestions


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10 Jan 2009   #2
linuzo

Windows 7 Build 7100
 
 

Just do it again. I got the same error but then I tried again after and it worked. The problem is just that it is timing out from the servers and you need to get through. So just keep trying.


EDIT: Oh and BTW Welcome to Seven Forums!!
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10 Jan 2009   #3
theimagemakr

Windows 7 7000
 
 
Thanks

Will give it another try
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10 Jan 2009   #4
spoons27

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I got that and used the phone way and it worked fine.
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10 Jan 2009   #5
composer

Windows 7 /Windows Vista 32 Ultimate / OS X Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spoons27 View Post
I got that and used the phone way and it worked fine.
Are guys and gals getting 210 days, meaning until August 2009?
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10 Jan 2009   #6
spoons27

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

It does not say when it expires just that it is activated.
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10 Jan 2009   #7
d0od

Windows 7 x64 & Ubuntu 9.04 x64
 
 

Are people still having issues? I'd hate to have to "phone" up Microsoft to activate a product. Spesh since i'm in the UK.

I imagine there's just so many people activating that.. well the servers can't handle it.

Oh btw - does it matter that although i have a Windows 7 Key i haven't installed 7 and used it yet? The thing won't decline me tomorrow will it?
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10 Jan 2009   #8
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by d0od View Post
Are people still having issues? I'd hate to have to "phone" up Microsoft to activate a product. Spesh since i'm in the UK.

I imagine there's just so many people activating that.. well the servers can't handle it.

Oh btw - does it matter that although i have a Windows 7 Key i haven't installed 7 and used it yet? The thing won't decline me tomorrow will it?

No, It won't.
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10 Jan 2009   #9
duluthgeek

Vista
 
 
Product Keys

There are 5 keys and they are not unique. At least for 2 Windows ID's at my house. I found that if I refreshed at the product key screen I could get 5 keys. I went to another pc and logged on with a different ID and tried again and got the same 5 keys.... Unless they look at your IP of course... I did not reboot my DSL router to try that...
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10 Jan 2009   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi duluthgeek,

You are right - there are in fact 10 , 5 for 32 bit and 5 for 64 bit.

You can also use the 32 bit key to activate 64 bit installation and vice versa.

Hope it helps

SIW2
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