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Windows 7: No activation key available for Win 7 Ultimate update

03 Jul 2018   #11
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks. As I said at the beginning I was only wondering out of curiosity what they would charge for a key, and although the black screen was a bit of a pain saying this is not a genuine version there was still no problem overall.

However what I did find was a website that said it could remove "this is not a genuine version" which sounded interesting so gave it a try and it worked fine so everything is now solved. I can't find its URL but I did copy out the instructions....
  • Go to start menu
  • Search “cmd” in the search tab, right click it
  • Select “Run as Administrator” (this will run the command prompt with administrator privileges)
  • A page with a black background, will popup; Type SLMGR -REARM and then press enter. (SLMGR is a tool which manages Windows software license. REARM is a command which resets license status of the machine.)
  • You will see a window which displays the following text “Command completed successfully. Please restart the system for the changes to take effect”. Press “okay”.
  • Restart your computer, and check to see if the error has been removed or not.
  • **If for some reason the “This copy of windows is not genuine” error hasn’t gone away; repeat the same procedure but this time with “SLMGR /REARM” command.
So not at all bad for a non-techie I think though perhaps a tad too much for an 8 year old....


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03 Jul 2018   #12
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

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03 Jul 2018   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Home Premium Iso file is not available. ( except in czech)

He needs to download the Ultimate iso and run eicfg remover.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
An 8 year old could install Windows, it`s very simple.

No need to make an All in 1 Installer, just download the Home Premium Iso file and burn to DVD or use Rufus to put the Iso file on a USB Stick and use that to install W7 HP.

TechBench by WZT (v4.1.1)

Clean Install Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Then use your key to activate W7 Home Premium.

Snip Snap, Done
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03 Jul 2018   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

We know what rearming means.

You can get up to 90 days, then you are back in non genuine state. After that things will start shutting down.




Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arcadian View Post
Thanks. As I said at the beginning I was only wondering out of curiosity what they would charge for a key, and although the black screen was a bit of a pain saying this is not a genuine version there was still no problem overall.

However what I did find was a website that said it could remove "this is not a genuine version" which sounded interesting so gave it a try and it worked fine so everything is now solved. I can't find its URL but I did copy out the instructions....
  • Go to start menu
  • Search “cmd” in the search tab, right click it
  • Select “Run as Administrator” (this will run the command prompt with administrator privileges)
  • A page with a black background, will popup; Type SLMGR -REARM and then press enter. (SLMGR is a tool which manages Windows software license. REARM is a command which resets license status of the machine.)
  • You will see a window which displays the following text “Command completed successfully. Please restart the system for the changes to take effect”. Press “okay”.
  • Restart your computer, and check to see if the error has been removed or not.
  • **If for some reason the “This copy of windows is not genuine” error hasn’t gone away; repeat the same procedure but this time with “SLMGR /REARM” command.
So not at all bad for a non-techie I think though perhaps a tad too much for an 8 year old....
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03 Jul 2018   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Aw shucks, that stinks

OK then, create an All in 1 Installer, by downloading W7 Ultimate, it`s very simple to remove the file.

The instructions have been given, and it also is very simple to do.

Refer to Paul`s instructions in reply #8
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03 Jul 2018   #16
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Arcadian,

If you do decide to re-install Windows 7 SP1 in the future then here are the re-vamped instructions.

Instructions for a clean install of Windows 7 SP1 if there is NO Installation Disc.

Make sure that you have your Product Key available for the version of Windows that you are re-installing.
On a laptop it will either be on a sticker on the bottom of the laptop or in the battery compartment. If the sticker it is too worn to read or there isn't one then you can find it by either using Belarc Advisor or Magic Jelly Bean. Write this Product Key down an keep it in a safe place.

Download the latest Windows 7 SP1 ISO file from TechBench using the following information [obviously change the language and bit type to suit]:

Windows (Final) > Windows 7 SP1 [build 7601] > Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 > English > Win7_Ult_SP1_English_x64.iso

[1] Once downloaded, extract the contents of the ISO to the Desktop for example using something like 7-Zip.

[2] Either delete or rename the ei.cfg file [ISO > Sources > ei.cfg].
This will unlock ALL the Windows 7 versions on the ISO and make them available on the re-installation.
You could also use the ei.cfg removal utility.

NOTE: If the version of Windows you are re-installing is Windows 7 Ultimate then there is NO need to remove the ei.cfg file as instructed above.

[3] Either burn the ISO [you can't just copy and paste it because it won't work] to a DVD or USB.

To burn the ISO to a DVD you can use the Windows 7 built in ISO burner.
To burn the ISO to a USB you can either use: Rufus 2.18 or Rufus 2.18 Portable.

On the re-installation you can select whatever version of Windows 7 you have a valid Product Key for. This is also the only version that you will be able to activate.

IMPORTANT: Make sure that you backup ALL your essential files before you start a clean install. This is because during the clean install process ALL your Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, Data Files and any installed software programs will be erased and become irretrievable.

I hope this helps!
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03 Jul 2018   #17
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well if it does eventually shutdown and to avoid any further problems how about the option of upgrading to Win 10 fairly soon anyway, as basically I'm only looking to have a backup pc always ready in case of problems with my 18 month old Win 10....?
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03 Jul 2018   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You can only upgrade an activated edition of win7.

It is very easy.

1. Download the Ultimate iso file

2. Run the eicfg tool - a windows pops up - it asks you to browse to the iso. It does the job almost instantly.

Now you have an iso from which you can install any edition of win7. Obviously install the edition for which you have a key.
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03 Jul 2018   #19
Arcadian

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

As I said in my first post I'm already using Ultimate or is Ultimate iso something different.... ?
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03 Jul 2018   #20
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Arcadian,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arcadian View Post
As I said in my first post I'm already using Ultimate or is Ultimate iso something different.... ?
No, Ultimate ISO is the same.
I have re-vamped the instructions in Post #16. You can ignore No 2 as per the NOTE.

I hope this helps!
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