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Windows 7: No KMS (yet), How else to Activate?

18 Aug 2009   #1
Vinson

Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate
 
 
No KMS (yet), How else to Activate?

Our company has volume licensing.
I've downloaded and installed Win 7 Ent.

Is there any other way I can activate?
Since I think we don't have KMS yet.

When I try to activate it informs a KMS could not be contacted.


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18 Aug 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your business would have to have a multiple activation key (MAK). You can use that to activate business copies of Windows.
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18 Aug 2009   #3
Vinson

Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate
 
 

Thanks! I don't see a Win 7 key in our MVLS page. I still have 27 days to activate. We're Software Assurance, so I hope/assume that means we'll get a key, I'm surprised I don't see one yet. Otherwise, it's a wipe and reinstall back to Vista. Darn, I should have used Win 7 RC, even though we're informed not to use in production, at least that last a year.
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18 Aug 2009   #4
Mystere

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Actually, you have an additional 90 days after your initial 30 days are up. You simply have to rearm the activation every 30 days (good for a total of 120 days). You can find how to do that by googling windows rearm
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18 Aug 2009   #5
Vinson

Windows 7 Enterprise and Ultimate
 
 

As long as rearm'ing is work safe
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18 Aug 2009   #6
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

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11 Sep 2009   #7
Snufffed

 

I find part of the Tutorial rather (????) that was linked too.

1. slmgr.vbs -dlv ( yes, agree tells you how many rearms you have left.)
2. next step should be:
2a. slmgr.vbs -rearm (that resets the days back to 30 )
3. 2a would leave you with 2 Rearms. so that means another 60 days or a total of 90 days rearm and 30 days original trial.)

the tutorial ( is also know as how to illegally reset the rearms feature.)
and if they mis read and change via the regedit ... they can loose all the approve rearms.)
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11 Sep 2009   #8
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

I thought Enterprise was FREE for ninety days so you don't have to rearm anything.
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11 Sep 2009   #9
Snufffed

 

I think your refering to the newest RELEASE than MS offered via the Technet.ms site.
like Windows 7 RTM the newest has a 90 day limit... Also if you check the REARM has been removed.... just like they did with Vista.

Quote:
I thought Enterprise was FREE for ninety days so you don't have to rearm anything.
The Rearm ability has been removed.
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11 Sep 2009   #10
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
I find part of the Tutorial rather (????) that was linked too.

1. slmgr.vbs -dlv ( yes, agree tells you how many rearms you have left.)
2. next step should be:
2a. slmgr.vbs -rearm (that resets the days back to 30 )
3. 2a would leave you with 2 Rearms. so that means another 60 days or a total of 90 days rearm and 30 days original trial.)

the tutorial ( is also know as how to illegally reset the rearms feature.)
and if they mis read and change via the regedit ... they can loose all the approve rearms.)
There is nothing illegal in that tutorial. Microsoft has documented the re-arm feature and it is available in technet's public archives. Brink decided to document it here so people could find it easier. The step in regedit was just to make sure an activator of some time didn't set the skip rearm to true...If you have any geniune concerns than direct them to Brink

I assure you that Brink wouldn't stake his MVP or rep as one of the best IT Professionals out there on an illegal article that will damage the user's computer
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