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Windows 7: Can't register windows 7 does Acronis true image take ownership


15 May 2011   #1
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 
Can't register windows 7 does Acronis true image take ownership

Can't register windows 7 does Acronis true image take ownership of all your product keys? I had a disaster and went to install windows 7, but when i put my product key in it wouldn't accept it. I then retyped it incase i made a typo but i hadn't, so i done my recovery with acronis true image 2010 and all my products got registered. Can anyone verify this for me


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15 May 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I assume you're talking about Windows 7 activation and no, Acronis doesn't take ownership of your product keys.

Where did you get your Windows DVD? Is a retail version or did it come with your computer?

You can always try to activate via Microsoft's automated telephone wizard.

Go to Start and type slui.exe 4 then press Enter to open the Activation Wizard.

Choose your region for the correct telephone number then follow the automated instructions (you will need a touchtone telephone).
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15 May 2011   #3
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
I assume you're talking about Windows 7 activation and no, Acronis doesn't take ownership of your product keys.

Where did you get your Windows DVD? Is a retail version or did it come with your computer?

You can always try to activate via Microsoft's automated telephone wizard.

Go to Start and type slui.exe 4 then press Enter to open the Activation Wizard.

Choose your region for the correct telephone number then follow the automated instructions (you will need a touchtone telephone).
DVD does not boot so its usb i boot from and have never had this problem until i installed acronis. when i did recovery it was activated that made me wonder they take ownership or something else. I am confused.com
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15 May 2011   #4
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

It's more likely that your programs were already registered when you took said image.
And of course a restore ideally brings everything back to where it was at the point the image was taken
Hence everything was registered after the restore

-DG
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15 May 2011   #5
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
It's more likely that your programs were already registered when you took said image.
And of course a restore ideally brings everything back to where it was at the point the image was taken
Hence everything was registered after the restore

-DG
Yes true but when doing a clean install should it not activate as its a clean install. I am very confused
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15 May 2011   #6
SledgeDG

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

A clean install as in done by booting with the original W7 DVD?
Yes absolutely that should go through without a hitch. But what has Acronis to do with that scenario..that's where I get confused
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15 May 2011   #7
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
A clean install as in done by booting with the original W7 DVD?
Yes absolutely that should go through without a hitch. But what has Acronis to do with that scenario..that's where I get confused
Me too should go through no problem. It must be acronis. I have only started backing up recently never done it before, now what i am thinkinking is acronis has been treated as a computer so to activate anything i will have to go through Acronis to do it. At least i think that is what it is
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15 May 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
It's more likely that your programs were already registered when you took said image.
And of course a restore ideally brings everything back to where it was at the point the image was taken
Hence everything was registered after the restore

-DG
Yes true but when doing a clean install should it not activate as its a clean install. I am very confused
A clean install is just that and when you carry out one you will have to re-activate Windows unless you're using your computer manufacturer's OEM version of Windows.

Acronis has nothing at all to do with the activation or registration/validation procedures.
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15 May 2011   #9
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

I agree mate not got a clue why it wont register
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15 May 2011   #10
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

hollyoaks777 restoring an image with Acronis is not the same thing as doing a clean install. An Acronis image is a snapshot of your system when the image is created. If windows was activated when you made the image it should be activated when you restore that image. Assuming you haven't changed or added any hardware between then and now. Any programs that were installed when the image was made will be restored too. A clean install is starting from scratch and installing windows, entering your product code, and activating. Then installing all your drivers and programs again. Which one of the two did you do?
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