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Windows 7: System Image and Activation

29 Oct 2009   #1
richc46

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System Image and Activation

If i use system image to return my windows to a date prior to activation with the key number, do I have to reactivate


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29 Oct 2009   #2
Kari

 

When you make a system image of an activated Windows setup, it is an exact copy of that system. It means also the activation information, all registry settings etc. are copied to the image.

When you return the image your system is precisely the same, has the same status as was when the image was made. Activated Windows is still activated.

Kari
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29 Oct 2009   #3
richc46

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Thanks for the quick answer, but I misspoke. I am activated, I may have to return to a point prior to activation. Do I have to activate again.
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29 Oct 2009   #4
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Thanks for the quick answer, but I misspoke. I am activated, I may have to return to a point prior to activation. Do I have to activate again.
Yes. If you do a system restore to a point before the activation, or if you return the image that was created before the activation, you get what you ask. The system must then be once again activated. Restore points and system image work just like that, they return the system exactly as it was.

I misread your original post. Sorry, hopefully this clarifies the issue.

Kari
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29 Oct 2009   #5
richc46

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Thanks Kari
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