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Windows 7: Remaining Windows rearm count : 1

29 May 2011   #1
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 
Remaining Windows rearm count : 1

Out of curiosity, I went to check on my Win7 OS liscense....

I opened cmd and typed .......slmgr /dlv

One line caught my attention : Remaining Windows rearm count : 1

What does that mean ?

Thank you.


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29 May 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Welcome
You can actually install windows without giving the key number. You are allowed a certain number of days to give the number or you will lose use of Windows. In addition you can do it so many times (rearm). It probably does not apply to you any longer but you can do it once more.
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29 May 2011   #3
seekermeister

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

Is that rearm count recorded within Windows, or online? In other words, if one formats a drive and does a clean install, does the rearm count start over?
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29 May 2011   #4
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes rearm starts over after clean reinstall.
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29 May 2011   #5
seekermeister

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

Thanks, that is what I hoped that it would do, since I'm going to have to do a clean install, once I get everything together for my new build.
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29 May 2011   #6
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome
You can actually install windows without giving the key number. You are allowed a certain number of days to give the number or you will lose use of Windows. In addition you can do it so many times (rearm). It probably does not apply to you any longer but you can do it once more.
Thank you for the reply. This is a one wek old computer. Bought brand new on May 21st, this year.
But one day while I was doing system restore, for no reason but to see what would happen, the computer never got out of the system restore.
I tried to power it off and restart,but it would not restart. Received an error message : Boot critical file D:\windows\system32\hal.dll is corrupt.
So I did a FACTORY SETTINGS routine.
Does that count as " install windows without giving the key number " ?
So far I have not been asked for the key number.
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29 May 2011   #7
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

No, the factory reinstall does not count. You will not be asked for the number.
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29 May 2011   #8
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

If you have a computer from a manufacturor like Packard bell or HP then you will most likely will never see Windows Activation

If Windows is activated then you do not need to worry how many Reams are left

Josh
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29 May 2011   #9
t-4-2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
No, the factory reinstall does not count. You will not be asked for the number.

Thank you.
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30 May 2011   #10
Bill2

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

Strange, why should remaining rearm count on a new oem computer be 1? Should be 4.
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 Remaining Windows rearm count : 1




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