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Windows 7: How to validate legit RTM Win7 Professional

04 Oct 2009   #1
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Win 7
 
 
How to validate legit RTM Win7 Professional

Hi!

My university is member of the academic alliance, and thus I get to download most MS products for free. A while back (2-3 weeks) I downloaded and installed the RTM (7600) of Windows 7 Professional with a legit key.

A few days later, i get that popup box saying that my version could be counterfeit and that i should go online and resolve it, as well as getting that watermark to the bottom-right of my screen saying that my copy isn't genuine.

If I try to resolve this online, I get a message saying that the service will be available shortly after initial release date of 22. of October. I've tried to google this, but get swarmed by questions regarding RC or RMT without valid keys.

Is it any way to validate a valid copy of Windows 7 before that date? I don't really want to use modified files to get rid of the messages unless it's nessisary.


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04 Oct 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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...
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04 Oct 2009   #3
gforce23

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

Another way (and a legal one at that) is to remove the current product key via the slmgr to get back to the 30 day trial period. On the final day of the trial period, open a command prompt window (cmd) and type "slmgr.vbs -rearm". That will give you another 30 days of uninterrupted trial usage.

Once the activator troubleshooter comes online after Oct. 22, insert your product key via these commands:
slmgr -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX [installs the 25 digit key]
slmgr -ato [activates the key]
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04 Oct 2009   #4
Arch

Win 7
 
 

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?
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04 Oct 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

To whom are you referring??
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04 Oct 2009   #6
Arch

Win 7
 
 

Edited the post by including your quote, Tews.

gforce23, thanks for the trial key suggestion. I might try that!
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04 Oct 2009   #7
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you read through these two articles?
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/
How to Tell
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04 Oct 2009   #8
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Phone up MS or contact you Uni admin about it. They might be able to give you another key.
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04 Oct 2009   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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...
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04 Oct 2009   #10
Arch

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
Phone up MS or contact you Uni admin about it. They might be able to give you another key.
Do you think there's something wrong with my key? I thought this activation spam is only because I simply cannot activate my product until the 22th?
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