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: Reactivation

03 Dec 2010   #11

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

I had a look at the mgadiag log. Please try the following:

1) Run an sfc scan 3-4 times, then check.

2) If 1) doesnt work, please system restore to a point before the problem occurred, then check.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Dec 2010   #12

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I'm in the process of running the SFC checks, but a thought occurred to me...the last hardware change was when I replaced the sound card ~1 month ago. Is it possible/likely that triggered the activation problem, but that I didn't see it until the 3 day warning appeared last night? I don't remember the exact date of install, but I ordered it on 10-28-2010, and installed it when it arrived (probably ~ 1 week later).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2010   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit

I don't think replacing just the sound card should trigger a reactivation requirement. However. . . . there have been anecdotal reports of having to reactivate after upgrading just a single driver in a Vista system. This article gives a bit more information.

How Windows 7 hardware upgrades affect licensing
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Dec 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP


Likely the sound card.

See if you can get online to reactivate, or I'd find out why not.

Otherwise use MS phone activation: How To Activate Windows 7 by Phone Step-by-Step Guide
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2010   #15

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Whew!! After running the SFC checks, I started to try a System Restore, but it said that there were no restore points available, so I decided to try the telephone activation, but about the time that their system answered the phone, the Windows Activation Client crashed. After the second crash, I decided to run chkdsk /r only because it was the only thing that I could think of. Luckily, upon reboot and checking System Properties, it now says that Windows is activated. I was beginning to think that I had a serious problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Dec 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Try this run command slui "New" for Windows activation.

EDIT ... while on my search, you solved it
My System SpecsSystem Spec


Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Reactivation
Thread Forum
Virtual Environment: Reactivation Required? Windows Updates & Activation
MSDNAA Windows 7 reactivation and PC upgrade Windows Updates & Activation
Win 7 Reactivation Question Windows Updates & Activation
Finding a product key/reinstall/reactivation Windows Updates & Activation
Constant reactivation Windows Updates & Activation
Reactivation after hardware changes General Discussion
Will graphics card upgrade force reactivation? General Discussion

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 01:09 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33