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Windows 7: Oh, FFS what next? 7 is de-activated...

25 Nov 2008   #1
smarteyeball

 
 
Oh, FFS what next? 7 is de-activated...

On this new PC build, to avoid 7 de-activating Vista, I installed and activated the beta first. I then installed Vista. All was good.

Since I've spent the majority of time re-setting up Vista, I haven't been booting into 7 all that much. When I did, it was only to discover a new 'problem'

Long story short: I'm in 7 and I just noticed a balloon tip telling me to activate the beta, so I checked, and sure enough the beta has 16 days left to activate You have got to be flapping well kidding me...

I just know that if I re-activate the beta, it will knock out Vista again and I'm not in the mood to install another copy of Vista to re-activate the original one. (My work around from last time) I've had my current fill of OS installing

I'm seriously thinking of ditching this build and waiting for the 'public' one.

Has anyone else had the pleasure of having their 6801 build becoming deactivated, or am I on my own again with this particular treat?

(sorry all, but sh*t I'm cranky ATM)


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25 Nov 2008   #2
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I haven't booted 7 in a week or so. Maybe its just you cause your name is beta breaker
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25 Nov 2008   #3
smarteyeball

 
 

I'm living up to it
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25 Nov 2008   #4
MegaFixer

Microsoft Windows 6.1 (Build 6801)
 
 

most of current activators do not disable the baloon notification, they just prolong to infinite your expiration date, so after the expiration date expires your baloon will get away however your 7 will be continuing to work... in other words, no need for re-activation
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25 Nov 2008   #5
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I have had no problems with Activation and didn't even need to do it over the phone it was all in the click of a button . Since I activated it and have never had any balloons telling me to activate again, nor have I experienced any problems with my Vista install, I am on a Dual boot on separate hard drives and both are 64bit versions and I had Vista installed first .

So to sum it all up, I think that you are just plain unlucky and maybe you have jinxed yourself with the title of Beta Breaker .


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25 Nov 2008   #6
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Same here just activated mine today, 32bit, over the phone.

No problem
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25 Nov 2008   #7
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
On this new PC build, to avoid 7 de-activating Vista, I installed and activated the beta first. I then installed Vista. All was good.

Since I've spent the majority of time re-setting up Vista, I haven't been booting into 7 all that much. When I did, it was only to discover a new 'problem'

Long story short: I'm in 7 and I just noticed a balloon tip telling me to activate the beta, so I checked, and sure enough the beta has 16 days left to activate You have got to be flapping well kidding me...

I just know that if I re-activate the beta, it will knock out Vista again and I'm not in the mood to install another copy of Vista to re-activate the original one. (My work around from last time) I've had my current fill of OS installing

I'm seriously thinking of ditching this build and waiting for the 'public' one.

Has anyone else had the pleasure of having their 6801 build becoming deactivated, or am I on my own again with this particular treat?

(sorry all, but sh*t I'm cranky ATM)
Why would activating W7 knock out Vista's activation, unless your Vista is not RTM? Never heard of that unless you are using the same key. You should use an old Vista RC1 or 2 key for Windows 7.
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25 Nov 2008   #8
smarteyeball

 
 

I've never heard of this issue either

I did use an old Vista RC key with phone activation originally. I threw caution to the wind and just used an activator. It worked. Vista's still happy too.

So yeah, I think have jinxed myself

In the last month alone I've had:

2 HDD's dying within a week of each other.
Brand new faulty motherboard.
Stuck sensors on new CPU.
RAM issues
New 4850 card with ridiculously high temps. (I don't care what ATI says, 90c+ is too HOT)

And a shedload of software glitches / issues. As soon as I correct one thing, another rears it's head. I guess it's payback for all that relatively smooth sailing until now
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25 Nov 2008   #9
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Unlucky you. Sounds like you could easily cook breakfast on that video card. Good luck!!
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25 Nov 2008   #10
smarteyeball

 
 

I know I cooked my finger
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