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Windows 7: How to validate legit RTM Win7 Professional

04 Oct 2009   #31
jjthenovice

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post
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.
I'm running the RTM but haven't activated it yet. Last night I downloaded MSE and installed it. It validated my RTM version first. It even said my OS was legit. So by this, I would think that validation should work on a legal copy of Win 7 even now.


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05 Oct 2009   #32
gforce23

Win7 RTM, XP Pro, Arch Linux, Puppy (Quad boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post

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.
I went to microsoft.com/genuine and it validated my copy of Win7 RTM obtained from MSDN as genuine.
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05 Oct 2009   #33
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gforce23 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheSchaft View Post

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.
I went to microsoft.com/genuine and it validated my copy of Win7 RTM obtained from MSDN as genuine.
From Microsoft's Web Page..

Currently supported operating systems

Only the following operating systems are currently supported by the validation process:
  • Windows XP Home Edition
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows XP Starter Edition
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Windows Vista
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05 Oct 2009   #34
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

TEWS is dead correct....as can be seen by the pic below.
My Win 7 Ultimate is fully activated Technet build with all the latest updates etc...but it cannot be Validated....yet


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14 Oct 2009   #35
MacUser

Snow Leopard
 
 

I think I have the answer to your question:
Just get a mac

lol jk

but seriously:
I also downloaded my windows 7 from my university's MSDN page.
I put it on my mac as a virtual machine and tried to activate it.
I got the same message saying it can't be activated yet til the 22nd.
It can though. It is your key, get a new one.
I first thought my didn't work because I was running in on my Mac and Microsoft wouldn't let you do it with XP for some reason so I figured that's what it was. Then I remember I let my roommate have my key. He entered it before me and therefore I guess it was blacklisted or whatever it's called.

All you have to do is order another windows 7 off the msdn/aa webpage and don't download it, just take the new product key. That's what I did, I just entered the key and it works.

Hope it works for you man.
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