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Windows 7: Windows Update - Activation Failing


01 Mar 2009   #1

windows 7 Ultimate 7600 32bit
 
 
Windows Update - Activation Failing

Hi All,

I have started getting the following error when trying to run windows update and when I try and activate my Windows.

Error 80072EE2

I have been able to run Windows update in the past.

Any thoughts???

Regards

Steve......


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01 Mar 2009   #2

windows 7 Ultimate 7600 32bit
 
 

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02 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you used any activation cracks or patches to remove the watermark or send feedback, if so that is probably the cause and you will need to do a system restore or a repair install, check the tutorials for those options if you are unsure.
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02 Mar 2009   #4

windows 7 Ultimate 7600 32bit
 
 

Hi Mr Grim,

Firstly I downloaded the 64Bit beta from Microsoft, it was then build 7000 and used the key given to me by Microsoft. After a few weeks of playing around with this Windows 7 i found that my laptop just couldnt take the 64Bit version (in its current state! only 512mb ram etc) Also i couldnt get Windows live to install and everything was just too slow.

I looked through the forum and found a post that said the 32Bit version would run better on not so high spect systems like mine. I went back to the Microsoft website and found that dowloads were no longer available. I then downloaded a 32Bit build 7022 version from a torrent site and did a complete reinstall, using the same key.

Windows installed no problem and Yes is running very well on my low spec system and Windows Live installed no problem so I thought the key must be OK.

Also windows update was working with the 32Bit build. Maybe its some software that I have installed? I did download the Free download Manager software as I had a problem with all downloads from IE stopping at 99%

Do you think this is my problem?

Regards

Steve.....

Ps sorry for the long explanation......
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02 Mar 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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02 Mar 2009   #6

Vista x64 ultimate ( server) + Win 7 7022 VMWare
 
 

I had this problem too when i didn't have network ... because the 2 Windows conflicted the IP's...
Is the network, i only say this .
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14 Apr 2009   #7

Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ovidel View Post
I had this problem too when i didn't have network ... because the 2 Windows conflicted the IP's...
Is the network, i only say this .
this thing happened to one of my friends too... she had a problem with the network driver or so, but in her case she couldn't access at all the microsoft or any microsoft-related web pages. maybe is that...
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14 Apr 2009   #8

 
 

You said you used the same Key?
I thought the keys were specific to 64bit and 32 bit. So if you tried to activate your newer 32 bit install with a 64 bit key, that would probably cause a failed activation attempt.
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15 Apr 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevecuns View Post
Hi Mr Grim,

Firstly I downloaded the 64Bit beta from Microsoft, it was then build 7000 and used the key given to me by Microsoft. After a few weeks of playing around with this Windows 7 i found that my laptop just couldnt take the 64Bit version (in its current state! only 512mb ram etc) Also i couldnt get Windows live to install and everything was just too slow.

I looked through the forum and found a post that said the 32Bit version would run better on not so high spect systems like mine. I went back to the Microsoft website and found that dowloads were no longer available. I then downloaded a 32Bit build 7022 version from a torrent site and did a complete reinstall, using the same key.

Windows installed no problem and Yes is running very well on my low spec system and Windows Live installed no problem so I thought the key must be OK.

Also windows update was working with the 32Bit build. Maybe its some software that I have installed? I did download the Free download Manager software as I had a problem with all downloads from IE stopping at 99%

Do you think this is my problem?

Regards

Steve.....

Ps sorry for the long explanation......
Nope - I use nothing but FDM for my DLM and it has never once cause me any issues in Windows 7 - builds 6801 64bit, 7000 32bit and 64bit, 7048 32bit and 64bit, 706832bit and 64bit, and now 7077 32bit and 64bit.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jtoolman View Post
You said you used the same Key?
I thought the keys were specific to 64bit and 32 bit. So if you tried to activate your newer 32 bit install with a 64 bit key, that would probably cause a failed activation attempt.
That would be my guess as well - I have separate keys for each arch type- however, if I enter the wrong key in the wrong arch type it tells me right then and there that the key is invalid....

@steve - is the disc you downloaded 32bit only or a hybrid, containing both 32bit and 64bit 1 in 1 that allows you to pick which build to install?
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