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Windows 7: activation weirdness.

01 Aug 2010   #11
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

i didn't think the ip change change would cause this, but it's the only thing i could think of.anyway, i did get it to activate(again) by just re-entering the code. but i would still like an explanation for why this happened.


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01 Aug 2010   #12
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try one of those options on the msdnaa web site.

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01 Aug 2010   #13
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

note to mods: not solved
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01 Aug 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Point blank, yes or no; are you trying to use the same activation key to activate 2 separate PCs?
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01 Aug 2010   #15
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try one of those options on the msdnaa web site.

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01 Aug 2010   #16
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Point blank, yes or no; are you trying to use the same activation key to activate 2 separate PCs?
no, one install on one computer with one key.
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01 Aug 2010   #17
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

So basically, you set the computer up at your house. Then you moved it to his house. It says it will take the key, but sometime later it rejects it. Correct? What about what Theog suggested? That is the only thing I can think of at this point.
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01 Aug 2010   #18
ForeverZero89

Win7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
So basically, you set the computer up at your house. Then you moved it to his house. It says it will take the key, but sometime later it rejects it. Correct? What about what Theog suggested? That is the only thing I can think of at this point.
correct. i went to the msdnaa website and i didn't find anything that would explain why it would reject the key.

note: i did get it to activate by reinserting the same key i used when i installed it, but i still want to figure out why windows rejected the key in the first place, that should never happen.
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01 Aug 2010   #19
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

So it is currently activated? A number of things could cause it, including it not actually activating. When you install it, it ask if you want it to automatically activate as soon as its connected to the internet (set to do this by default). I can only assume, it didn't go ahead and activate. Sometimes, its best to just leave well enough alone. This is definitely a situation where we can never be sure of the actual answer.
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01 Aug 2010   #20
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ForeverZero89 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
So basically, you set the computer up at your house. Then you moved it to his house. It says it will take the key, but sometime later it rejects it. Correct? What about what Theog suggested? That is the only thing I can think of at this point.
correct. i went to the msdnaa website and i didn't find anything that would explain why it would reject the key.

note: i did get it to activate by reinserting the same key i used when i installed it, but i still want to figure out why windows rejected the key in the first place, that should never happen.

Does anybody else have access to this msdnaa subscription ? Could anyone else have got this key previously & installed it on another computer ?
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