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Windows 7: How to validate legit RTM Win7 Professional

04 Oct 2009   #21
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
Shortly after Windows 7 is available for purchase beginning October 22, you will be able to validate Windows 7 running on your PC to help you determine that it’s genuine.
At the bottom it stated that currently it only validates XP and Vista
As stated by Barman, all MSDN .. MSDN/AA versions of Windows 7 can be activated and pass WGA... unless Im missing something here...


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04 Oct 2009   #22
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
As stated by Barman, all MSDN .. MSDN/AA versions of Windows 7 can be activated and pass WGA... unless Im missing something here...
Nope - different things. The RTM can be activated, as folks have stated. It cannot be validated yet.

The OP said he was getting a validation error, which is curently not possible.
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04 Oct 2009   #23
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

See ... I told ya, Im blind in one eye and cant see out of the other .. my bad...
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04 Oct 2009   #24
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have a legit version of windows but when happens if it isn't and the validation fails.

I'm not encouraging piracy but asking a question.
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04 Oct 2009   #25
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Although Microsoft is quite rightly very strict with those people who knowingly crack and use Microsoft Software they are more forgiving to those who are innocent victims of this crime.

Anybody who buys or otherwise obtains a copy of Microsoft software (bundled with hardware), believing in good faith that it is genuine that subsequently proves to be fake, should contact the local Microsoft office for their market.

If they are prepared to inform Microsoft of the full details of their purchase including receipts etc - Microsoft are willing to provide replacement licences or even media at a reduced cost sometimes even for free.
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04 Oct 2009   #26
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Not a double post as I wish to separate this from the above.

Some of the infrastructure for validation must already be in place and working as the install of MSE on windows 7 checks for a Valid copy of windows before installation - and windows 7 is fully supported.

Of course this could just be an activation check but does give the impresion of being a full validation of the OS.
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04 Oct 2009   #27
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Hmmm I could possibly be miles off the mark here....but the OP states he Installed with the key but at no time says he Activated it online.....now if memory serves correct and you insert the key at installation and untick the Activate Automatically you get the nag screen after 3 days...

No-one has actually suggested he try activating it with his existing legitimate key.
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04 Oct 2009   #28
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arch View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Re-download the ISO image from MSDN/AA, burn at slowest possible speed and do a format/clean install... Then image your drive/partition so that you dont have to repeat the process...
You're joking, right? I don't see the logic in what you are suggesting, care to explain?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Be glad to... By redownloading and reburning the ISO image you ensure that you have not developed data corruption by transference. Once this has been eliminated, you make an image of your drive/partition for archival purposes... If you have access to MSDN/AA through your University, this should not be a problem...

Also adopt and implement a back-up policy as a part of your disaster recovery plan...
Tews is referring to known DVD burn issues when ISO-images are burned too fast. Search these forums or the net and you'll see how often installation and activation issues are solved by reburning ISO with slowest possible speed and verification on.

Creating a system image after successful installation and activation makes life simpler if something happens. You can just restore the image.

Kari
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04 Oct 2009   #29
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

@ Andych,

Just checked back and I would tend to agree with your analysis
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04 Oct 2009   #30
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sounds like your key is blacklisted. Maybe somebody else is using that key also.
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