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Windows 7: [Win7-HELP!] Activating in a different country

27 Sep 2010   #1
Lucky 7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
[Win7-HELP!] Activating in a different country

couple months ago, i bought a Windows 7 Ultimate Retail back in my hometown (Indonesia). didnt have a chance to install it, which means my Windows has never been activated, and now i moved to Australia. im gonna buy a PC soon, and just wondering, am i gonna be able to activate my Windows here? because there is an "Activation Restrictions" that says : "Distribution and required activation must occur in Southeast Asia"

cheers...


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27 Sep 2010   #2
gregrocker

 

Call Microsoft Customer Service in Australia to ask how to proceed.
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27 Sep 2010   #3
Lucky 7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

where can i get the number?
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27 Sep 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

Google it.
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27 Sep 2010   #5
Lucky 7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

rite..
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thanks for the help greg.. hopefuly it'll work...
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27 Sep 2010   #6
richc46

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27 Sep 2010   #7
BadHairSpray

Win 7 Professional x86
 
 

oh wow...definitely best to call.

just out of curiosity, have you guys heard if there is a MS policy that when its an area specific Win 7 that has been purchased it has to be activated for the first time in that area? I remember reading about it somewhere I just can't put my finger where or direct the OP to that...
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28 Sep 2010   #8
Lucky 7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
wow, nice man..

cheers..
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28 Sep 2010   #9
richc46

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Wish you luck.
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28 Sep 2010   #10
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lucky 7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
wow, nice man..

cheers..
You do not have Volume Licensing with a retail product. I would not call there. Instead call MS Customer service in Australia. They will know who can help you. You are probably going to need an exception made to this activation policy but reportedly it can be done.
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