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Windows 7: Interesting activation situtation

04 Nov 2015   #11
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

I'm having the same e-mail notification issue. Started a few weeks ago. Contacted Brink on same. Received one reply with suggestion, which I had already tried, delete all subscriptions, delete cookies. Still no e-mail.


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05 Nov 2015   #12
NoelDP

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

The installed Key ends CP7DB
It appears to be properly activated - is this Key the one from the original machine, or the one you were attempting to enter for the second?
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05 Nov 2015   #13
BReeves

XP, 7 Pro 32, 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
The installed Key ends CP7DB
It appears to be properly activated - is this Key the one from the original machine, or the one you were attempting to enter for the second?
It's the key from the original PC, wasn't able to enter the key from the 2nd PC as it kept rejecting it.
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05 Nov 2015   #14
NoelDP

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OK - in that case you'll have a problem at some point in the future.
You need to change the Key.
When the Key change option fails even before starting the activation request, then it indicates that at least one of the characters is wrong. The usual suspects here are V/Y 8/B C/G/6 so try variants on any of those first.
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05 Nov 2015   #15
BReeves

XP, 7 Pro 32, 7 Pro 64
 
 

OK, I'll try it again but like I said I have double and triple checked it several times. May be a day or two before I get the chance.

Thanks for all the help.
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05 Nov 2015   #16
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I had somebody say that in another thread not to long ago and when they did one last check they found they were entering a G when it should have been a C. They actually took a picture of the COA sticker and then enlarged it. Microsoft doesn't do you any favors with the font size or type.
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05 Nov 2015   #17
BReeves

XP, 7 Pro 32, 7 Pro 64
 
 

Success.. Not sure what I was doing wrong. This time I wrote the key down as I read it from the COA sticker then went backwards from what I had written to be double sure I had it written down correctly. When I entered what I wrote down it activated with the new key. The key does have a few B's I may have been trying to enter one or more as an 8, not sure as I hadn't written it down before this try.

Thanks for all the tips and help.
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05 Nov 2015   #18
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Good stuff. It's almost like they intentionally make it hard to read.
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05 Nov 2015   #19
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BReeves View Post
Success.. Not sure what I was doing wrong. This time I wrote the key down as I read it from the COA sticker then went backwards from what I had written to be double sure I had it written down correctly. When I entered what I wrote down it activated with the new key. The key does have a few B's I may have been trying to enter one or more as an 8, not sure as I hadn't written it down before this try.

Thanks for all the tips and help.
Glad it worked - it's caught me a few times, to the point where I almost always now use a torch and magnifier to read a COA sticker, even if it's in good condition.

Good luck!
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05 Nov 2015   #20
wben353

Win 7 Home Premium x64/Linux Lite 2.6 x64
 
 

I agree with NoelDP on the characters, transposition can also occur.

What I usually do is use magnifying glass to read sticker, copy 5 characters, skip line, copy 5 characters, etc.

Reduced the error rate to almost zero.
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