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Windows 7: Windows 7 RC is not genuine messages/pop ups, WHY?

21 Aug 2009   #21
daj

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Do you have more than one RC key you can try to activate the RC with. I think I read that you can still get RC keys from Microsoft, but the RC download has stopped.

Yeah I tried 2 different new keys that haven't been used, but get the Error Code 0x8007000D I mentioned in the previous posted message.


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21 Aug 2009   #22
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

daj

You know at some point its just going to be easier to clean re-install. Im sure someone has asked if you have a backup you can restore from.

Is the system date and time correct?

Ken
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21 Aug 2009   #23
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Do you have more than one RC key you can try to activate the RC with. I think I read that you can still get RC keys from Microsoft, but the RC download has stopped.

Doc ... with all that data corruption going on, I think that may just be adding fuel to the fire at this point ... Im hoping that we can restore his system to a point where it shows it as activated .... get a good look at the results of slmgr -dlv .. look at his rearm count and rearm if necessary.. whew, I cant believe I got that all out in one breath!

But Ken is ultimately correct.. at some point in time a reinstall is going to be necessary. Just trying to avoid going through one of Docs' timeholes is all..


Tom
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21 Aug 2009   #24
daj

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
daj

You know at some point its just going to be easier to clean re-install. Im sure someone has asked if you have a backup you can restore from.

Is the system date and time correct?

Ken
Yeah I have backups of the drivers and the original Xp system on disc.
System date and time are correct. I was going to do a clean install once windows 7 retail is out.
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21 Aug 2009   #25
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Great group effort here, but Tews is probably right, corruption of Data just might get worse
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21 Aug 2009   #26
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Clean Install

Ken
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21 Aug 2009   #27
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Could use Windows Easy Transfer to save settings & some data
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21 Aug 2009   #28
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Doc

True great idea

Ken
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21 Aug 2009   #29
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Could use Windows Easy Transfer to save settings & some data
Problem there is, you dont really know which file is corrupted, and you may end up importing the bad data... IMO... if you're going to do a clean install then make it a clean one .. its like buying a car off of a corner lot ... you end up with someone elses' problems....
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21 Aug 2009   #30
daj

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Deciced to do system restore to a day ago before I had this problem. After that was done I turned off automatic updates, got a new product key from windows, and put it over the other one. It activated, and I then turned back on automatic updates. Rebooted two times. So far no problem.
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