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Windows 7: Acquired Windows 7 in Cairo, Egypt Won't Activate

28 Jun 2010   #1
JohnCairo

Windows 7
 
 
Acquired Windows 7 in Cairo, Egypt Won't Activate

I am living in Cairo, Egypt but visiting my home state of MT for two months. I purchased windows 7 and it won't activate, it says I need to be in Egypt to do so. What must I do to solve the registration issue?


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28 Jun 2010   #2
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Ring Microsoft and see if they can help you.
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28 Jun 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello JohnCairo, welcome to Seven Forums!



There have been other instances of people having issues getting "Regional" editions of Windows 7 activated outside of the region of purchase, you may not find a solution as they must be activated in the country or origin. Please remember to post back if you find it to be any other way as I'd be interested in the outcome.
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28 Jun 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodi View Post
Ring Microsoft and see if they can help you.
+1
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28 Jun 2010   #5
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello JohnCairo, welcome to Seven Forums!



There have been other instances of people having issues getting "Regional" editions of Windows 7 activated outside of the region of purchase, you may not find a solution as they must be activated in the country or origin. Please remember to post back if you find it to be any other way as I'd be interested in the outcome.
+1 I would like to know as well.
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30 Jun 2010   #6
JohnCairo

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you for your comments. I tried contacting MS on Monday when the situation cropped up but I have not heard back from them other than an auto-respond e-mail. I will be returning to Egypt in August so activation may have to wait.
Thanks again.
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30 Jun 2010   #7
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnCairo View Post
Thank you for your comments. I tried contacting MS on Monday when the situation cropped up but I have not heard back from them other than an auto-respond e-mail. I will be returning to Egypt in August so activation may have to wait.
Thanks again.
Writing them isn't the way to handle it. Call the activation line.
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30 Jun 2010   #8
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Try this.

Type slui 4, select the country of purchase (not the county you are in at the time), use that number and make an international, long distance call.

How To Activate Windows 7 Via Phone Activation ’slui.exe 4′ Client
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30 Jun 2010   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

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30 Jun 2010   #10
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10
 
 

You could try setting your PC to the "Egypt" region/timezone. I don't know if that will work, but if you haven't tried it, give it a shot.

Under control panel you'll find region & location.
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