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Windows 7: HP apparently doesn't like my Win 7

4 Weeks Ago   #21
fmw

7 Pro 64
 
 

I apologize for bothering you with my question. I'm sorry nobody had an answer. I'll leave you alone. Thanks for your involvement.


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4 Weeks Ago   #22
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fmw View Post
I apologize for bothering you with my question. I'm sorry nobody had an answer. I'll leave you alone. Thanks for your involvement.
You aren't bothering us and it's not that we don't have an answer for you however you didn't provide us with enough information to help you.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
please post the complete results.

Activated/Genuine and not registered are 2 Different things in MS eye's, the Blue genuine logo ONLY shows it as being genuine the other part of it, even with the logo, means its NOT registered on MS' s servers.

From the part that youv'e posted the key is either System Builder or Retail, not a true OEM Dell etc, and showing 1 of 5 "lives" used

Roy
You didn't post any additional information after this. We need more information to determine what is going on. Without that we can't help you.
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4 Weeks Ago   #23
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

...and you never answered the question I asked in post #16:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Just to be clear: is there a Windows 7 OEM license key sticker on your computer, and is that the install key you used to activate Windows 7?
My purpose in asking this question was, if you have a Windows 7 OEM sticker on your computer, you have a known good install key to use in activating Windows 7 on this computer. This will eliminate lots of potential issues.

So if you did not use that key, but you had that key, you could reactivate Windows 7 using that key and thereby put your Windows 7 install on a much firmer footing. Or, if you prefer, do a clean install with the known good key.
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4 Weeks Ago   #24
fmw

7 Pro 64
 
 

I guess I need to follow up with you guys. I'm a former systems integrator who has built and sold thousands of computers. I know how Microsoft works and I know how to install win 7 correctly. My confusion was that I had an installation that was activated just as it should be but, strangely, continued to deliver popups telling me that wasn't true. I had never encountered it before.


The popups self corrected. I can't tell you why but they simply stopped appearing. Windows 7 is still activated and updating normally. I was about to get out another copy of Win 7 and install it but the problem stopped by itself. My wild guess is this. Some HP computers have a routine in firmware that looks for and expects to find an HP issued version of Windows. I've had them refuse to install other OEM software from time to time. But I've never seen popups that disagreed with a successful installation. I could be wrong but I doubt seriously that Microsoft is the culprit.



If you would like to speculate, please help yourself.
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4 Weeks Ago   #25
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

I have heard of cases where an activated and genuine Windows install will start telling you that it is not genuine, forcing you to reactivate it. I believe that your license store gets corrupted, thereby preventing Windows from seeing that you do have a good license for Windows.

There is a fix for this whenever it happens, but I don't recall what that fix is.
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3 Weeks Ago   #26
fmw

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
...and you never answered the question I asked in post #16:



My purpose in asking this question was, if you have a Windows 7 OEM sticker on your computer, you have a known good install key to use in activating Windows 7 on this computer. This will eliminate lots of potential issues.

So if you did not use that key, but you had that key, you could reactivate Windows 7 using that key and thereby put your Windows 7 install on a much firmer footing. Or, if you prefer, do a clean install with the known good key.

In my original post you can see that I bought a refurbed computer loaded with Win 10. I did a clean install of win7 on a separate hard drive.
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3 Weeks Ago   #27
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fmw View Post
In my original post you can see that I bought a refurbed computer loaded with Win 10. I did a clean install of win7 on a separate hard drive.
The reason I was asking about the sticker was because if you have a sticker with a Windows 7 license key, you can use that license key to do a clean install of the same version of Windows 7 (Home, Professional, etc.). In other words, you won't need to buy a Windows 7 license; you already have one.

You did a clean install of Windows 7 on a separate hard drive, so hopefully you checked to see if there was a Windows 7 license key sticker before buying one.
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3 Weeks Ago   #28
fmw

7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
The reason I was asking about the sticker was because if you have a sticker with a Windows 7 license key, you can use that license key to do a clean install of the same version of Windows 7 (Home, Professional, etc.). In other words, you won't need to buy a Windows 7 license; you already have one.

You did a clean install of Windows 7 on a separate hard drive, so hopefully you checked to see if there was a Windows 7 license key sticker before buying one.
The sticker was for Win 10. I didn't buy a Win 7. I have several in stock.
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