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Windows 7: Reactivation

03 Dec 2010   #11

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

I had a look at the mgadiag log. Please try the following:

1) Run an sfc scan 3-4 times, then check.

2) If 1) doesnt work, please system restore to a point before the problem occurred, then check.

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03 Dec 2010   #12

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I'm in the process of running the SFC checks, but a thought occurred to me...the last hardware change was when I replaced the sound card ~1 month ago. Is it possible/likely that triggered the activation problem, but that I didn't see it until the 3 day warning appeared last night? I don't remember the exact date of install, but I ordered it on 10-28-2010, and installed it when it arrived (probably ~ 1 week later).
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03 Dec 2010   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


I don't think replacing just the sound card should trigger a reactivation requirement. However. . . . there have been anecdotal reports of having to reactivate after upgrading just a single driver in a Vista system. This article gives a bit more information.

How Windows 7 hardware upgrades affect licensing
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03 Dec 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP


Likely the sound card.

See if you can get online to reactivate, or I'd find out why not.

Otherwise use MS phone activation: How To Activate Windows 7 by Phone Step-by-Step Guide
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03 Dec 2010   #15

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Whew!! After running the SFC checks, I started to try a System Restore, but it said that there were no restore points available, so I decided to try the telephone activation, but about the time that their system answered the phone, the Windows Activation Client crashed. After the second crash, I decided to run chkdsk /r only because it was the only thing that I could think of. Luckily, upon reboot and checking System Properties, it now says that Windows is activated. I was beginning to think that I had a serious problem.
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03 Dec 2010   #16
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Try this run command slui "New" for Windows activation.

EDIT ... while on my search, you solved it
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