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: win7 thinks I change mobo every restart

09 Nov 2010   #1
ckybam69

Windows 7
 
 
win7 thinks I change mobo every restart

Basically windows thinks I changed the motherboard or some other type of hardware (which I havent) and asks me to activate every time I restart. Always worked fine up until a few days ago. Not sure what to do as the hardware all worked fine with windows vista before using windows 7.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
09 Nov 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Are you activated. Do you have the MS genuine symbol on the lower right, if you go to my computer and right click then properties?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2010   #3
ckybam69

Windows 7
 
 

I am not activated anymore but was before. my copy is genuine (have ran the wga tester thingy) but the activation error says the key has been blocked. The computer basically things I changed hardware when I never have before.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

09 Nov 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Try to activate by phone. If a rep comes on explain the situation to him
Activate Windows 7 by Phone
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2010   #5
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
maybe a silly question but WHERE did you source your copy of Windows 7.

If an OEM or a Torrented version then you can't install on another PC.

If it's a RETAIL copy then try the Windows Genuine Advanyage tool test (Ms site). If it passes then as the previous poster says activate by phone. If it fails chances are your copy of W7 has been copied from somewhere before.

If you move W7 to another machine then you have to activate by phone.

Cheers
jimbo
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Nov 2010   #6
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ckybam69 View Post
I am not activated anymore but was before. my copy is genuine (have ran the wga tester thingy) but the activation error says the key has been blocked. The computer basically things I changed hardware when I never have before.
How have you come to the conclusion the computer thinks you've changed hardware? OTOH, the error saying the key is blocked is highly indicative.

Download the mgadiag tool.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

Run the tool, click on the Copy button on the tool, then paste to notepad, save as txt file and upload the file with your next post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 win7 thinks I change mobo every restart




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
VIA HD Audio Deck - Thinks my headphones are a mic, can't change
http://puu.sh/ekzWR.jpg (image does not seem to be displaying, here is a direct link) Line in should be a set of headphones, not a headset. No idea how to change it to headphones, it's just saying it is a recording device.
Sound & Audio
Folder thinks it is a music folder... how do I change that?
I have a folder called Temp on an internal drive labeled B: The properties of this folder is set to "General Items", and when I view the folder through Explorer (showing Details) I get the expected headings Name, Date modified, Type, Size, etc... However, when I through any app (TextPad,...
General Discussion
Change of mobo and re-installing Win7
Hi!! I would like to check with u guys.. If I bought a new mobo and did a clean re-install of my current OEM 64bit Win7,do I need to get a new license or can I just activate it online??
Windows Updates & Activation
Change Mobo and Processor without format ?
Is it possible to change motherboard and proc without reformat ? Perhaps a repair install ? Possible with windows 7 x64 or not ? Windows 7 x64 7137 BTW. :D
Hardware & Devices
Pressing restart button could damage MOBO or other Hardware Devices?
1st of all sory if posting to wrong thread which i cant find for suitable for my topic. I have a computer that is used my friend which he always press the reset button the a badluck happen which my desktop computer has no monitor appearance. It was working fine only after he reset the...
BSOD Help and Support
Mobo & CPU change - Reinstall??
Well, just upgraded my motherboard (from Intel DG965RY) and CPU (from C2D E6600) to EP45-UD3R and C2Q Q9550, respectively, without reinstalling the OS. This is my first time doing that. All the times I've done this right up to Vista, a major hardware upgrade has meant a complete OS reinstall. ...
Installation & Setup


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 18:33.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App