Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: change keys?

01 Mar 2010   #1
sdmfer

Windows7 Ultimate x64
 
 
change keys?

quick question - if someone currently as a pirated copy of 7 Ultimate x64 and dont pass windows WAT, can they keep the OS installed and pass WAT if they buy a proper registered ultimate x64 key?

Know what I mean? (sorry if Im vague, im just in a bit of a rush).

I'm trying to see if my co-worker needs to re-install the whole OS or just change keys and re-update everything.


Thanks all,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

01 Mar 2010   #2
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It should give you the option to make it legal by buying a key from MS, but depending on where you got the copy from, a reinstall might be best.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Mar 2010   #3
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

It depends on the particular cracktivation they have run.

If it is a boot loader, they need to use the uninstaller. Then they can try inserting the new key at Computer>Properties activation link.

If this fails, run a Repair Install which resets activation.

Finally, it may require wiping the HD for a clean reinstall to remove all remnants of the crack.

Any modding of the BIOS needs to be repaired by flashing the latest update version from maker's Downloads webpage.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


01 Mar 2010   #4
sdmfer

Windows7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 change keys?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Program to change or delete shortcuts keys?
Is there any program that it can show me ALL the shortcut button and allow me to change or delete any of these shortcut button? A LOT OF THANKS.
Software
with 7 Starter, can I change function keys
With my Gateway netbook, using Windows 7 starter, can the function keys be toggled so that say F8 will perform what the program I am in wants instead of decrease sound, without pressing the Fn key each time?
Customization
change audio channel with hot keys?
is it possible to change an audio output with hot keys? for eg to play music through my headphones i use my xfi elite sound card and when i use my hifi speakers i use my onboard cards spdif out, to do this at the moment i have to go into playback devices and change default play back device,...
Sound & Audio
I can't change the brightness (not fn keys)
Toshiba Laptop Satellite L755, Windows 7 Home... 32bit. And NO I am not talking about the Fn keys (They work fine). I went to eco settings and lowered brightness to no avail. I have restarted my computer after doing so and still no dice. It "says" (via bar) that it's dimmer but it's obvious that...
General Discussion
Keyboard Issue - keys change in win 7?
Hello all.. okay this may sound dumb, but in the last few days, my standard keyboard a Logitech UV-90 (great board with tons of extra buttons etc - that I never use LOL) has an issue sometimes. the question mark (?) is above the forward slash (/) and when I try to put a question mark at the...
Hardware & Devices
How do i change what program my custom keys open
i have some custom keys on my keyboard and i want to change what they run anybody know how i would go about doing so?
Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App