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Windows 7: Activate Windows 7 Online

19 Feb 2010   #20
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Comcaps. I'm happy to hear that you got it activated.


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31 Mar 2010   #21
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Would phone activation be the way to go for me as well?

I did a Clean Install because I had to buy a new HDD (one in laptop kept giving read errors and would not install 7...even though I had been running 7RC over XP Pro until Mar. 1st).

Activation would not accept my key as valid, but input its own dummy one and installed, that was odd?

Please tell me I don't have to start over!!!

H-E-L-P ! ! ! !
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31 Mar 2010   #22
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Spddemun, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It would not hurt anything to give a phone activation a try.
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31 Mar 2010   #23
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Thanks, wish I had been reading here while using RC!

Will report back on my result.
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01 Apr 2010   #24
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

OK, no joy w/Phone Activation. Was told to call back 5A-9P to speak directly w/MS Support. I can hardly wait for the fight.

FYI, the error I get when trying to activate online is: Code 0XC004F061...can only be used for upgrade, not clean install.

This is apparently a 1st? Seems you could always upgrade/clean install w/prior versions (I didn't do Vista), and it just asked for previous OS disc? Or am I mistaken?

Will see what happens later today.
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01 Apr 2010   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Spddemun,

Take a look at the note box in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below to see if this is what you are experiencing. If so, the solution for it is there as well.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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02 Apr 2010   #26
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Going there now! Thanks! Will report back...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!
It worked and validated!!!

Suppose I need to keep that Regedit/zip file handy for future use? Expect laptop HDD to fail again (I'm on my 4th, plus 2nd mobo/keyboard/trackpad, LOL!).

Still have desktop to upgrade and REALLY prefer Clean Installs! WHY does MS make this so difficult for us!

Thanks again, y'all, Y'ALL ROCK!!!!!
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18 Aug 2010   #27
kukubau

mine
 
 

How many times can a Windows 7 installation be activated online? 3-4 times?

Thanks.
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18 Aug 2010   #28
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

How many times have you reactivated it? Too many activations will cause an online activation to fail as MS will flag the key, requiring a robo call to activate it...
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18 Aug 2010   #29
kukubau

mine
 
 

Just once. I'd like to know how many times before I have to call MS. Some say 4-5 times, though the information is not public.
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