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Windows 7: Windows 7 activation problem (The data is invalid)

15 Aug 2009   #51
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Change the Time and Date in Windows 7, easy solution.
I seen its like 18:30 or something, change that and the date so its 100% correct then try again


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15 Aug 2009   #52
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kallb123 View Post
maybe i'll clean install after all. my windows seems to be playing up. it came to a standstill a few minutes ago. anybody tried the new nvidia drivers? since i got those drivers its been bad. same with a friend.
A call to Microsoft Activation might provide a quick explanation.

Or, you could use the "Windows Easy Transfer Wizard" (it would be good practice ) to save your user accounts, do a clean install with a new key and transfer your user accounts back.

I understood that each Beta and RC key would only activate 3 times, not sure if that meant 3 activations or 3 different computers. Perhaps you used your key to the limit?

If nothing else, one can still download the RC with a new key from MS.

Robert
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15 Aug 2009   #53
Kallb123

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 7100
 
 

it doesnt give you a key. each time you look it provides a random key. and everything I have is on a seperate drive from windows except programs and thats the time consuming thing.
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15 Aug 2009   #54
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kallb123 View Post
it doesnt give you a key. each time you look it provides a random key. and everything I have is on a seperate drive from windows except programs and thats the time consuming thing.
I have a suggestion, dont think its valid but hey you never know. Just noticed that you OC and wonder if some kind of clocking error might be preventing the key. Have you tried installing the key in a safe boot?

Ken
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15 Aug 2009   #55
Kallb123

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 7100
 
 

before i installed W7 this time I had to reset bios so its all normal, i just didn't update it because i expect to OC again anyway. I did try activating in safe mode but when i go to properties (by right clicking on computer in start menu) it shows most stuff as unavailable. It doesn't even show my CPU. and there is no change product key at the bottom.
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15 Aug 2009   #56
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I remember back when I was using 7100 build, if I didn't enter the key when it asked during or right after the install and tell it to activate automatically online, then it would not later accept any of the official RC keys. So I had to reinstall to get it activated. So that may be the answer to the question.

Btw, there are only 10 unique official RC keys that are randomly selected from each time you request a key from MS. So it's not a problem with the key or which key. You can try all 10 of the keys, like I did on 7100. It didn't activate once the install was completed without entering the key when prompted and telling it to activate automatically online. I don't know if this is universally true, but this is what I experienced.

However, now I'm using an RTM build that was upgraded from an RC build and was unactivated for 20 days until I got my Technet subscription and was able to get a retail RTM key. This RTM version allowed me to input the key and activate from the "System" screen without having to reinstall like I did with the 7100 RC build.

I don't know if there is another way aside from reinstalling the RC build. Perhaps trying to do a repair install of the RC build and entering the key if/when prompted during that process. That's what I would try before giving up, although, in my case, I did solve this problem by reinstalling the RC build and inputting any of the official RC keys when prompted and telling it to activate automatically online.
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15 Aug 2009   #57
Kallb123

Windows 7 Ultimate RC1 7100
 
 

OMG WOOOT. The repair install worked. I actually back flipped from my chair when it said successful (lol ye sure, like I can do that :P haha). Thank you guys so much. +rep for definate.
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31 Mar 2010   #58
Vishal Banker

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 activation problem

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03 Apr 2010   #59
stevethenerd

Windows 7, Windows 7 and Windows XP
 
 

I have never entered a CD key when installing Windows 7. I have read other forums and blogs stating that there are often problems when performing updates. Once you have installed Windows and other software and drivers you can type activate in the search box (or right click computer and choose properties, then click on activate). Before activating you will be prompted for a cd key.

I have only had a problem once, but was able to activate by phone without any problems.
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06 Apr 2010   #60
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The RC is expiered is it not?
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