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Windows 7: You must actiavte today? Windows 7 RTM shutdown 1 day?

26 Jul 2009   #1
Boomstick777

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 
You must actiavte today? Windows 7 RTM shutdown 1 day?

Just installed the lastest windows 7 official RTM build I ran windows update and a watermark appeared on the bottom right of the screen saying this copy of windows is not genuine. After rebooting I have a black screen and a prompt telling me I must activate windows today! What happened to the 30 day grace period?

Am I the only one with this problem?

Thanks,


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26 Jul 2009   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

just do a system restore. Happens with me whenever i update.
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26 Jul 2009   #3
Boomstick777

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Hmmm turned system restore off! lol Is there another way?
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26 Jul 2009   #4
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

ive just done Windows Update, 7600 RTM X64, no problems with activation or watermark.
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26 Jul 2009   #5
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Open an elevated command prompt and type slmgr-rearm and press Enter. Wait for the prompt and restart the computer.
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26 Jul 2009   #6
Boomstick777

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Ran cmd got into command prompt typed that and got this message

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Boomstick>slmgr-rearm
'slmgr-rearm' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\Boomstick>
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26 Jul 2009   #7
jasjeet

Windows 7 x64 RTM
 
 

slmgr.vbs i think

slmgr.vbs -rearm
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26 Jul 2009   #8
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boomstick777 View Post
Ran cmd got into command prompt typed that and got this message

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Boomstick>slmgr-rearm
'slmgr-rearm' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\Boomstick>
try typing 'cd\' and then press enter first.

It's just because it's looking in the 'C:\Users\Boomstick' folder for 'slmgr' why that error happens.

EDIT: Oops, my bad, it's the lack of the space in 'slmgr-rearm', it has to have the space before the switch (the minus sign)..
should be 'slmgr -rearm'
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26 Jul 2009   #9
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

@Boomstick:
You need to have a space between slmgr and -rearm, like so:

slmgr[SPACE]-rearm
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26 Jul 2009   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boomstick777 View Post
Ran cmd got into command prompt typed that and got this message

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Boomstick>slmgr-rearm
'slmgr-rearm' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Users\Boomstick>
nope, you are doing it wrong. You have to open an elevated command prompt. That is, click Start and in the Start Search box, type cmd and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. Click Continue on the User Account Control box.
Now in the command prompt window, type slmgr -rearm and press Enter.
(There is a space between slmgr and -).
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