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Windows 7: License Information for Windows 7

26 Feb 2010   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jeffetz,

Was your Windows 7 an evaluation copy as well?

Either way, check to make sure that your Windows 7 is activated.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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26 Feb 2010   #21
jeggetz

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jeffetz,

Was your Windows 7 an evaluation copy as well?

Either way, check to make sure that your Windows 7 is activated.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks Shawn. I already Got my copy activated for more than a month now. Checked the properties just to be sure.


But the notification again popped out and is telling that i still have 3 days until the evaluation of Windows ends.

Hope you can help me further regarding this. Thanks!
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26 Feb 2010   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Since it's an evalutation copy, the key number that came with it (if one did) will expire when the evaluation period is over. If you haven't alread, you will need to purchase a new product key number or copy of the same Windows 7 edition installed with one, then change the product key number in your current installation with it and reactivate.

See also:
It's time to upgrade from the Windows 7 Release Candidate
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15 Jan 2012   #23
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Thanks, rsvr85 for a great tute.

I'm wondering why my copy of 7 pro 32bit has license status: licensed, but also gives a rearm count (4), when using the /dlv switch. I thought rearm was only for extending a temporary license. On my Vista system it's Licensed with no rearm count given.
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15 Jan 2012   #24
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Paul,

Using the rearm option only resets the license state, so it doesn't matter if your Windows has been activated/licensed or not to be able to use the rearm option.


Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Jan 2012   #25
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Hi Shawn,

I think I understand that, but what I don't get is why rearms would be listed on an install that's fully licensed. I think this tute implies that rearm is only for evaluation situations, but rearm's presence on my licensed install suggests that it's actually a count of permissible full installs before the need for some overriding manual MS approval process trips. And then there's the question of why one of my licensed installs doesn't list rearms but the other does. Just trying to understand the process. Two days ago I didn't even know of the explicit rearm parameter.

Be well,
p.
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15 Jan 2012   #26
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Paul,

Rearm just resets the license state back to being unactivated with a 30 day grace period like in the tutorial below. It is not a count of permissible full installs that you could do on that many computers. You will still only be able to have your Windows activated on only one computer at any given time.

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html
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15 Jan 2012   #27
paul1149

Linux Lite 3.2 x64; Windows 7, 8.1
 
 

Thanks Shawn. That doesn't answer all my questions, but I appreciate the link on extending the evaluation period - another keeper.

Best wishes,
p.
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15 Jan 2012   #28
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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17 Jan 2012   #29
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

This is great. Thanks a lot
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