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

21 Aug 2009   #1
daj

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

I just started getting Windows is not genuine messages starting this morning
on both my netbook and desktop. I have never downloaded a crack or any of that kind of crap, so have other window 7 RC users started getting this message to?

When I go online to fix the problem I noticed it says this:
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/dow...s.aspx?Error=6

Quote:
If you are running Windows 7 Beta or the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC), you are seeing this message because the product is not yet available for purchase. Learn more about Windows 7.
So did Windows just start showing this on all Windows 7 RC's or what?

I got my registration keys from windows, and downloaded from there. Never downloaded from a torrent site. I've had Windows 7 RC on both my netbook and desktop since it came out in May, and never had an issue until now. SO?


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21 Aug 2009   #2
kalaf

windows 7 rc
 
 
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You didnt activate windows 7 rc. To activate it plz follow these steps:

Start> Contraol Panel > System
on window of system and security -the last two lines you will find instructions to
activate your copy....

I am astonished it is a free copy and need validation..what a hell microsoft
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21 Aug 2009   #3
DocBrown

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

My Build 7201 x64 is still activated.


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21 Aug 2009   #4
daj

Windows 7 RC
 
 

It's not working. It says:

You Must Activate Today: Activate Windows Now!
Product Key: 00000-000-0000000-00000(other numbers are listed here not 0's) Change Product Key

but when i click to activate it, it tells me to go online and activate it now, and once I do it, it just gives me this error: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/dow...s.aspx?Error=6 When I click validate on the site and it checks to validate it, it goes back to the same error message. I'm pretty sure I activated both versions with the product/activation key assigned to me, when I installed them back in May.
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21 Aug 2009   #5
DocBrown

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

What Build Number ?
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21 Aug 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by daj View Post
It's not working. It says:

You Must Activate Today: Activate Windows Now!
Product Key: 00000-000-0000000-00000(other numbers are listed here not 0's) Change Product Key

but when i click to activate it tells me to go online and activate it now, and once I do it, it just gives me this error: Genuine Microsoft Software When I click validate on the site and it checks to validate it, it goes back to the same error message. I'm pretty sure I activated both versions with the product/activation key assigned to me, when I installed them back in May.

If you installed it back in may what is the version you installed. goto search at type winver. If it is 7000 that is your problem. If higher than 7000 where did you download the ISO from?

Ken
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21 Aug 2009   #7
daj

Windows 7 RC
 
 



It's Build 7100, and downloaded it from Windows official site.
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21 Aug 2009   #8
DocBrown

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

Like this


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21 Aug 2009   #9
DocBrown

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

That should activate with the RC keys from Microsoft
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21 Aug 2009   #10
daj

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Like this
how do I get that screen to show?
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