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Windows 7: Activate Windows 7 Online

18 Aug 2010   #30
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Kukubau,

Sorry, but there is no exact figure that we can give you for when it will require a phone activation instead. There are just to many unknown variables involved in it that MS will not speak about since they are trying to prevent piracy.


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16 Sep 2010   #31
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Thanks SO MUCH AGAIN! Had to repeat this process on my other computer, installed a new HDD. Online, nor telephone activation worked, but the ol' Elevated Command Prompt did. You've saved me twice now!
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16 Sep 2010   #32
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Spddemun. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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16 Sep 2010   #33
spddemun

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)
 
 

Thanks!
Love this site and need to some back more often...so many goodies here!
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19 Oct 2010   #34
Yuniel

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Activation chances left

Hi Brink , i want to know how many chance windows give you for activation online and after you use all chance online , how many chance give for activation by Phone , because i format my PC 6 time on 1 year and that beacuse problem on virus and folder corructeds etc.. , and now i want change hard drive and that required install windows again because i want get ready my PC for when cataclysm release
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19 Oct 2010   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Yuniel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunatly, the exact numbers would vary and are unknown since that is a Microsoft secret.

As long as you are installing and activating with the same product key number on the exact same computer, then I believe it will be unlimited.

Usually it takes changing something major like a motherboard, or many smaller items (ex: RAM, graphic card, HDD, etc....) at once.

Either way, if it will not activate online, then you can always just do a phone activation if it is only installed on one computer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Dec 2010   #36
coldy

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yeah i tried the first option and not sure if it work though. I still see the
3 days to activate. Activate Windows now message
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19 Dec 2010   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Coldy,

If you still see that, then your Windows 7 is not activated yet. You will see the blue "Genuine Microsoft" logo like in the example screenshot if it was.

Try again. If still doesn't activate online with using your legal product key number, then try activating by phone.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Jan 2012   #38
quozl

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Please add in a prominent position to the Win7 install guide that if you have an early Win7 install disc without service pack one to make sure you Activate before installing SP1. Even after uninstalling SP1 I still could not activate until I did another clean install and then ran activation immediately before any other updates, then it worked fine.

Other than that great site and a great benefit when installing or upgrading your PC

Cheers Q
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01 Jan 2012   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Q, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Strange. You should be able to activate Windows 7 whether you have SP1 installed yet or not.

What type of Windows 7 do you have, and is that the one that your product key number came with? For example: full or upgrade, and OEM, retail, anytime upgrade, student, etc...
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