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Windows 7: Cannot Activate no option to activate


30 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 
Cannot Activate no option to activate

Hello,
I am trying to activate my windows as I am getting the genuine error.
I did was right click on computer --> properties

There is typically a place to enter a new product key but i dont see it. please see attachment



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30 Oct 2010   #2

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

If you type activate in to the start search box then click 'Activate Windows' this should take you the Windows activation screen.

My concern is that the 'Not Genuine' notification normlly occurs on pirated copies of Windows 7 with altered activation technology files. Is your copy legal?
warning   Warning
The use of, and request for help using pirated software is strictly prohibited on this forum as is giving/requesting certain activation information e.g. cracks or keys. As such, we shall not give assistance if the problem is due to bypassed activation.



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30 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Follow the steps here.

Product Key Number - Change

You can also try the Command Line to change the Product key:

Click on the Start Button and type: CMD

The Start Menu will show 'CMD.exe'.

Right-click the CMD.exe file and select Run as admin.

In the CMD window, type slmgr -ipk <type your product key here>

To activate windows after changing the key, type slmgr.vbs -ato
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30 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 ultimate
 
 

This is an official version of windows 7...used an msdn license
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30 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

If you are using the Windows 7 that came with the laptop it will not work with an MSDN key you need an OEM key.

I find this request strange because if you have genuine access to MSDN you should be able to do a basic task like Activation
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30 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

seems like this has been slipped an activator into the the windows installation files to remove avtivation technologies seen this before elsewhere on the web.
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30 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

I hope this is not an ebay MSDN key, if it is and windows has turned non-genuine, the key has likely been blacklisted by MS. OTOH, if this has been purchased from MS or given out by school/university, you need to call those guys and get them to activate for you.
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30 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I agree about the key, but the way the screen is showing, it is as if there has been some sort of activator been slipped streamed into the installation files, my bet is that the windows 7 DVD you have has been tampered with, you only have to search the web to see the results.
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30 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

The large pic was from the web and not legit and the other is mine that is legit.


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30 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bugsy View Post
I agree about the key, but the way the screen is showing, it is as if there has been some sort of activator been slipped streamed into the installation files, my bet is that the windows 7 DVD you have has been tampered with, you only have to search the web to see the results.
True. The impression i got initially was that OP's trying to turn legit, thats why i told him how to enter the legit product key. Now that he claims to have an MSDN key, thats just what he needs to do. BUT if there is an activator installed, that'll need to be uninstalled first.
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