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Windows 7: Windows 7 Activation issue

28 Oct 2010   #11
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

follow this procedure, you should see a phone number on the screen.


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28 Oct 2010   #12
Zeplash

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
To activate Windows by phone

Click Start, click All Programs and then click Activate Windows.

In Windows Product Activation, select Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows.

After you select the appropriate location, you are provided with a telephone number and an installation ID that you can give to the customer service representative to complete the activation process.
Do you find one now?
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28 Oct 2010   #13
Help Required

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

LiquidSnak: I tried going through Start, click All Programs and then click Activate Windows. except Activate Windows wasn't there. I did a search on Activate Windows and it came up with an option from control panel the screen that comes up has two options activate windows online now or ask me later
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28 Oct 2010   #14
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Activate Windows 7 by Phone

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28 Oct 2010   #15
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Help Required View Post
richc46: It doesn't have a disk drive, so i cant install via disk..
Which begs the question... where did you obtain your copy of Home Premium from, and how did you install it???
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28 Oct 2010   #16
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

That's a good catch, Tews.
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28 Oct 2010   #17
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
That's a good catch, Tews.
The plot thickens...
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28 Oct 2010   #18
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) Dude, if you bought a netbook, it would have come with Starter edition installed AND activated. Starter is not sold in shops, neither do any OEM computers come with trial versions of windows. So your story of not activating starter doesnt wash.

2) To switch from one edition of win7 to another, you need to either do an ANYTIME UPGRADE using an anytime upgrade key (I believe retail keys also work on this but upgrade keys may or may not work) or do a Clean install with the upgrade disk. That'll wipe out your present install, so back up any data on the win7 partition.
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28 Oct 2010   #19
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
1) Dude, if you bought a netbook, it would have come with Starter edition installed AND activated. Starter is not sold in shops, neither do any OEM computers come with trial versions of windows. So your story of not activating starter doesnt wash.
I think I can see where this is going...
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29 Oct 2010   #20
Help Required

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Tews: I didn't say I didn't have a disk I said that my netbook does not have a disk drive, and I donít have an external disk drive to attach it with.

I purchased the Home Edition of Windows 7 through a deal given to universities, which had the option of downloading it or getting the disk edition, I opted for both.

So I had a run able upgrade program that I could transfer to the netbook. I upgraded it a couple of weeks ago and I canít remember if I uploaded it on to the netbook or just used the windows anytime upgrade.

Bill2: I bought my netbook from an established shop in England called Argos it did have the starter edition on it well that is what is says on the bottom of the netbook.

It doesn't appear to have activated or I assume not since it is asking me to activate my version of windows.

Incidentally everything I have is legitimate bought from legitimate sources, i.e. a big chain of shops in England and directly from Microsoft itself. So thanks to those of you who have insinuated otherwise.
I have called the number and been given another number to call which I am about to do now.
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