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Windows 7: W7 Activation not needed?

29 Jan 2012   #11
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by M1GU31 View Post
windows will eventually lock you out of your system if you let it pass the 30 day trial by puting a black desktop and in the Conner saying to activate and if you don't after a while it just won't let you get to your computer without activating it. Seen it happen before, every time you will try to boot to win 7 it will bug you about activating and not let you on your desktop anymore.
Windows 7 does NOT 'lock you out' of your system - except in some relatively minor respects.
Vista RTM did (SP2 does pretty much the same as Win7)
Win 7 will bring up a notification on every boot that the system is not genuine, and requires activation, and you can cancel out of that and get to a fully-functional desktop. However, if MSE is installed, it will also throw a fit, and after 30 days of non-genuine status, it will disable itself.


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29 Jan 2012   #12
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

You will not be able to stay logged on for more than an hour, which allows you to activate online, hence why you only get to use IE and will not be able to access your files using any version of Win.
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29 Jan 2012   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also wonder where such false information comes from. The purpose of activation is to stop someone from buying Windows CD and passing it around the country for everyone to use for free. This to me is just common sense.
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29 Jan 2012   #14
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

See, the thing is, you can obtain a hacked version that will do what the OP stated in the first post. And believe it or not there are some people out there naive enough to believe that its perfectly OK to use it. There was a thread here recently (deleted now though) were the OP wanted help removing the SLIC Loader, not knowing what it was, and not knowing they were running a pirated version of windows. I gave them the benefit of the doubt based on what they stated in that thread.
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30 Jan 2012   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

I have known people with loaders installed in perfectly genuine Windows - in an attempt get around a non-genuine message arising from file corruption.
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30 Jan 2012   #16
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

lol, some people will do almost anything to avoid re-installing Windows. If they would keep track of the time they've spent hodge podging around their issue they'd realize it would have been quicker to just start over with a clean install and move on.
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30 Jan 2012   #17
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

For many, that's not a viable option for a number of reasons (fear and lack of knowledge being high on the list).
Besides which, in many cases of non-genuine issues, a reinstall isn't needed (nor even a repair install) - just the courage to ask a question in the right place, rather than trusting 'the geeky kid who lives round the corner'.
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30 Jan 2012   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
lol, some people will do almost anything to avoid re-installing Windows. If they would keep track of the time they've spent hodge podging around their issue they'd realize it would have been quicker to just start over with a clean install and move on.
Thank you!
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30 Jan 2012   #19
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
For many, that's not a viable option for a number of reasons (fear and lack of knowledge being high on the list).
Besides which, in many cases of non-genuine issues, a reinstall isn't needed (nor even a repair install) - just the courage to ask a question in the right place, rather than trusting 'the geeky kid who lives round the corner'.
True enough, I'd put "fear and lack of knowledge" at the top of the list. Not getting any install media with a new PC these days doesn't help either. I'd just like to reiterate that I said "some people" and you know who you are.
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05 Feb 2012   #20
brucemc777

 
 

Sorry - been out of touch for a bit, but I GREATLY appreciate everyone's help!!!

The "information" was from a "know-it-all" at work, I believe running W7 on a Mac(...), but before I told him to go talk to a brick wall and possibly make a total idiot of myself, I wanted to check my facts.
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