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Windows 7: Windows 7 RTM Wont Activate :(

26 Aug 2009   #1
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 
Windows 7 RTM Wont Activate :(

Hey guys, I'm hoping some of you guys can give me some advice here.

I'm a member of technet, I've been for a while now. I got Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM the day it was released, I've finally JUST today got around to installing it on my second rig. My current rig still has 7201. I'll do it to RTM after I get this sorted.

So, I just added Win 7 Ultimate x64 onto my new system I just finished building not but last night. Everything is fine. I install Windows. Select to Activate as soon as I'm online as I didn't have the net plugged in yet.

So, just now I plug in my internet, and it immediately pops up and says your version of Windows is Not Genuine, you may have been a victim of Software Piracy and the screen went black. (it's got the watermark back in bottom, saying build 7600 and this copy is not genuine.. I've now tried 3 times to activate. no go, I restarted the PC. I went to Properties. I've tried a few more times.

When trying to activate online I get Error Code 0x80072F8F. I then hit more information tab, it says a Security Error Has Occurred.

Any idea's??? It says show me other options, connect by phone, activate online, buy new key online, also gives me the option to Re-Enter the serial number. I've tried that also. I don't want to try another one, as I only get 10 with technet, I don't want to waste another one, or is something just wrong and I need to figure it out?

Thanks for any idea's.


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26 Aug 2009   #2
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
Hey guys, I'm hoping some of you guys can give me some advice here.

I'm a member of technet, I've been for a while now. I got Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM the day it was released, I've finally JUST today got around to installing it on my second rig. My current rig still has 7201. I'll do it to RTM after I get this sorted.

So, I just added Win 7 Ultimate x64 onto my new system I just finished building not but last night. Everything is fine. I install Windows. Select to Activate as soon as I'm online as I didn't have the net plugged in yet.

So, just now I plug in my internet, and it immediately pops up and says your version of Windows is Not Genuine, you may have been a victim of Software Piracy and the screen went black. (it's got the watermark back in bottom, saying build 7600 and this copy is not genuine.. I've now tried 3 times to activate. no go, I restarted the PC. I went to Properties. I've tried a few more times.

When trying to activate online I get Error Code 0x80072F8F. I then hit more information tab, it says a Security Error Has Occurred.

Any idea's??? It says show me other options, connect by phone, activate online, buy new key online, also gives me the option to Re-Enter the serial number. I've tried that also. I don't want to try another one, as I only get 10 with technet, I don't want to waste another one, or is something just wrong and I need to figure it out?

Thanks for any idea's.
Is this a genuine copy from technet?
also you could try to install 7 again, this time with the net cable plugged in, and enter the serial number, in the setup.
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26 Aug 2009   #3
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
Hey guys, I'm hoping some of you guys can give me some advice here.

I'm a member of technet, I've been for a while now. I got Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM the day it was released, I've finally JUST today got around to installing it on my second rig. My current rig still has 7201. I'll do it to RTM after I get this sorted.

So, I just added Win 7 Ultimate x64 onto my new system I just finished building not but last night. Everything is fine. I install Windows. Select to Activate as soon as I'm online as I didn't have the net plugged in yet.

So, just now I plug in my internet, and it immediately pops up and says your version of Windows is Not Genuine, you may have been a victim of Software Piracy and the screen went black. (it's got the watermark back in bottom, saying build 7600 and this copy is not genuine.. I've now tried 3 times to activate. no go, I restarted the PC. I went to Properties. I've tried a few more times.

When trying to activate online I get Error Code 0x80072F8F. I then hit more information tab, it says a Security Error Has Occurred.

Any idea's??? It says show me other options, connect by phone, activate online, buy new key online, also gives me the option to Re-Enter the serial number. I've tried that also. I don't want to try another one, as I only get 10 with technet, I don't want to waste another one, or is something just wrong and I need to figure it out?

Thanks for any idea's.
I'm not aware of any legit copy of 7600 having a watermark, but have you tried reinstalling and seeing if the problem still occurs?

EDIT: sergiogarcia9 beat me. :|
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26 Aug 2009   #4
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

Well I don't wanna reinstall again, but I guess all I've done is install the Nvidia driver and Core Temp, thats all so it's not like I'll have to start over to far.

Should I try another key?

is there a way to check windows version. whats the code for that, I forget. winver?
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26 Aug 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The watermark is correct ... that is not a legitimate copy ... iso's obtained through TechConnect do not contain a watermark....

Im calling BS pn this one...
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26 Aug 2009   #6
sergiogarcia9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
Well I don't wanna reinstall again, but I guess all I've done is install the Nvidia driver and Core Temp, thats all so it's not like I'll have to start over to far.

Should I try another key?

is there a way to check windows version. whats the code for that, I forget. winver?
  • Click Start, type regedit and press Enter to open the Windows registry
  • Navigate to the registry key – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

see this:
Find Windows Version, Build Number and Revision Number - How To
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26 Aug 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

that error code can also occur if the date and time are set incorrectly according to MS
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26 Aug 2009   #8
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Make sure the time and date is correct ... also this could be a connection problem.

This is an old article, but it could help with 'trouble shooting'.

Windows Server 2008 Error Code 0x80072F8F - code-complete
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26 Aug 2009   #9
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

yes date and time.. it's showing thurday.. I couldn't change it

and YES it's Legit. I've been a member here and at Vista for a WHILE buddy!
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26 Aug 2009   #10
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

it wont let me change the date... now it's showing 8/12 but I chose 8/27 on install as it would NOT let me change it.
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