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Windows 7: What happens if I don't activate Windows

07 May 2010   #11
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

Thanks for the info. I tried looking in my email, but I think I might have deleted it awhile back. I'm stupid

I tried the jellybean finder however, Windows didn't like the code it gave me:






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07 May 2010   #12
DocBrown

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

Did you put it the product key when you first installed the student version or leave it blank & use the rearm for 30 more days? Do you have any kind of email proof of purchase with an invoice number ?
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07 May 2010   #13
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

I left the code blank when installing. I found a support section on the website and will try to see if they can resend the code
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07 May 2010   #14
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drewpul View Post
I left the code blank when installing. I found a support section on the website and will try to see if they can resend the code
I had my students print out two copies of their code to keep in two different safe places
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08 May 2010   #15
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drewpul View Post
I left the code blank when installing. I found a support section on the website and will try to see if they can resend the code
I had my students print out two copies of their code to keep in two different safe places

Be wise before the event -- good thinking/advice Doc!
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08 May 2010   #16
drewpul

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Signature Edition
 
 

I went to the Ultimate Steal website, and tried to log in. I then realized I had to go through the Microsoft Digital River website, even though it is the same company.

I typed in my email and password and got the code.I typed it in and Wow-Wee, it worked!!!

Thanks guys so much for your help. I just printed off like ten copies of the code, so I won't loose it again!
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08 May 2010   #17
DocBrown

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

Congrats
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08 May 2010   #18
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by drewpul View Post
I went to the Ultimate Steal website, and tried to log in. I then realized I had to go through the Microsoft Digital River website, even though it is the same company.

I typed in my email and password and got the code.I typed it in and Wow-Wee, it worked!!!

Thanks guys so much for your help. I just printed off like ten copies of the code, so I won't loose it again!
Lol! good thinking, keep them in separate places
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28 Sep 2010   #19
mbhart1961

64 bit Windows 7
 
 
A simple call?

I had to call tech support today and got people from India that could not speak english. They did not even understand my problem, much less resolve it! There is nothing simple about calling tech support and my next laptop will be a mac.
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29 Jun 2012   #20
bluehue

Windows 7 Ultimate x 32bit
 
 

I was hoping you'd tell him after 30 days it would go BACK to WindowsXP!! I don't know how to undo mine. I downloaded a freeware "Windows7 Ultimate" from "on line" and don't remember from where and can't find it on my hd. So I think I just did a "Run"... and didn't save it. I can't find it. It did have me do a back up before I installed it to my external hd, plus I did a back up with wondershare data recovery a few days before that. Have that on a external hd also. I just want Windows7 gone... and have everything the way I had it before. : ( Can't find needed files since I downloaded it. Even the things on my external hd seem to be hiding... Please don't say gone...
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