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Windows 7: Activate Windows 7 by Phone

08 Apr 2010   #20

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I'll just install linux or something. This is to much work and to many headaches. Thanks for trying though.
If that's what you really want, Why not use a different phone, You paid for something you might as well get your money's worth. This may seem like a PITA but you will feel better when it's fixed and you are enjoying this great OS on your computer.

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08 Apr 2010   #21

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasin View Post
Already went over why I can't activate by phone. Obviously you were not listening.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
How to Activate Windows 7 by Phone

Obviously you do not want help. Goodbye.
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28 Apr 2010   #22

Windows XP

Questions please:
- If want to re-install Windows 7 due hardware change or virus damage (Win7 Ultimate Retail/Full Version)... what should we do? I read we must uninstall the Windows 7 if the PC can't even enter windows 7 due the virus attack?

Thank you
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28 Apr 2010   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Artfigure, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It depends on what type of copy of Windows 7 (ex: retail, OEM, upgrade, student, Anytime upgrade) you have, but you could just do a clean install of Windows 7 to format the hard drive while installing it. Afterwards, try doing a normal online activation. If it will not activate online, then you can do a phone activation.

Hope this helps,
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10 May 2010   #24

Windows 7
activating windows on phone


I had to do a reinstall of Win7 due to problems with a motherboard, basically had one flashed bios, corrupted, got a new motherboard, then had problems with hardware advised to reformat and clear cmos, and it worked Reinstalled Windows etc. I know that Windows detects if it thinks on another CPU etc etc and wont activate.

I've read tutuorial and done the enter the 9 6-digit codes and only response I have got is the number cannot be activated you may be a victim of software piracy (not the case as this is a genuine copy of Windows 7 Ultimate -it did activate online before no problems, all the genuine stuff is on the box etc) and then the call is ended. Have tried both numbers (in the UK) other phone lines and still cant get through to an activation agent or any real person from the windows activation centres, the option doesn't even come up before getting cut off. Anyone else had this problem, am I doing something wrong, any suggestions?

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10 May 2010   #25

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Simon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They may have been busy and an operator not available. You might try back at a different time to see if you may be able to get through to one then.
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04 Sep 2010   #26

Windows 7 Pro x32bit
Activate via phone not available


I want to activate my Windows 7 Pro with my phone, but when I go to the window to activate my windows, the option 'See other methods' is disabled.

If I type in slui.exe 4 it also redirects me to the window where you can select activation via internet, re-entering your product key or buying a new product key and the other methods option is still disabled.

I then tried to activate it via the internet, but it says connecting and then throws out an error that says that my DNS name does not exist.

Can anyone please help me
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04 Sep 2010   #27

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Adiraan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

When you type slui.exe 4 in the Start Menu search box and press enter, you should see the screenshot under step 4 to be able to select a phone number from your area to call Microsoft at.
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07 Feb 2012   #28

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Hi Shawn,

I reinstalled Windows 7 and when I m trying to activate it, I get an error.
I then tried to activate it by calling the Indian toll free phone number. But after entering all the 9 sets of the confirmation ID, the IVR says, "Sorry, there is a technical issue, please try again later". This is happening since last 3 days.
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07 Feb 2012   #29

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Dinesh,

It sounds like they are having some sort of problem on their end. About all you can do is to try calling back at different times to see if you may get an operator.

What error did you get? If it's the same error as in OPTION THREE below, then you might see if that may help.

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