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Windows 7: Installed w/out key?

05 Sep 2009   #1
Handycam

 
Installed w/out key?

This might be a stupid question, but I installed W7 Build 7100 w/ OUT the key, I just skipped it and proceeded to install it.


Also, that counterfeit software message came up, but I didn't install anything that would change anything w/ the core w7 files.
So, yeah, everything runs fine.


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05 Sep 2009   #2
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Handycam View Post
This might be a stupid question, but I installed W7 Build 7100 w/ OUT the key, I just skipped it and proceeded to install it.

So, yeah, everything runs fine.

Hi Handycam.....

if you skipped activation upon install, your OS is on a ''30 day'' timer....you'll need to activate it before then.

once activated build 7100 will run until august 2010.
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05 Sep 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can still get RC keys from Microsoft to register your copy... I dont know why the nag screen should be showing up though.... you might want to get a new key and reinstall then register it with the new key!
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05 Sep 2009   #4
Handycam

 

Yes that'd help LOL

thx


And I got it. DANKE!
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05 Sep 2009   #5
DocBrown

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Hi Handycam.....

if you skipped activation upon install, your OS is on a ''30 day'' timer....you'll need to activate it before then.

once activated build 7100 will run until august 2010.

Go to Control Panel > System > Change Product Key

enter vaild RC key & activate


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05 Sep 2009   #6
Handycam

 

I got it now, thanks!
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05 Sep 2009   #7
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
Hi Handycam.....

if you skipped activation upon install, your OS is on a ''30 day'' timer....you'll need to activate it before then.

once activated build 7100 will run until august 2010.
Trivia: it expires June 1, 2010. Winver shows March 1, 2010, at the time it begins to shut down every two hours.
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