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Windows 7: 'This copy of Windows is not activated.' when it is...

27 Oct 2009   #1
bp96

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 
'This copy of Windows is not activated.' when it is...

I get this message in System Properties. However, when I run slmgr -dlv, winver and slmgr -xpr, they all show as licensed and activated. This was a clean install of Windows 7 (2 days ago). Oh and when I run Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostics Tool, it shows Windows as 'Genuine.' So how do I make it so System Properties shows activated. It's bugging me but I can run the computer as I normally do.


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27 Oct 2009   #2
Saltgrass

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well, it shows an OEM version with your full name.

Was it an OEM install? Was there any special procedure you had to use to install that and did you follow it?

I have never run an OEM install, so I do not know what it normally looks like.
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27 Oct 2009   #3
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

First thought that comes to mind is to click "This copy of Windows is not activated. Click here to activate Windows now."

Did you try that?

If so and no good, you can run slmgr /rilc to attempt to re-install system license files. If that doesn't do it, you can run slmgr /upk to uninstall your product key and start over with the whole activation process.
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27 Oct 2009   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Have you tried to rerun your WEI.
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27 Oct 2009   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

...the 'about windows' shows home premium, yet the 'slmgr -dlv' shows ultimate?

here's mine - i've still got some rearms left...


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27 Oct 2009   #6
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

lol good catch Mickey. hrrrrrrmmmm
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27 Oct 2009   #7
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

warez?
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27 Oct 2009   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

some dodgy cracktivator?
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28 Oct 2009   #9
bp96

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 
Problem gone!

Thanks torrentg, it worked. I restarted my computer a couple of times afterwards and guess what? The problem is now gone! slmgr -dlv now shows Home Premium and the activation message is gone.
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28 Oct 2009   #10
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Please don't hate me Microsoft as I didn't realize when I posted the commands lol.

Otherwise, I suppose I'm glad it worked. heh
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