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?