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Windows 7: windows 7 activation

12 Feb 2011   #1
dirtydan

NM
 
 
windows 7 activation

Hey guys, I recently changed my service provider from DSL to Cable. Now I have to call Microsoft to activate my windows 7.

Is there any way to fix this problem?


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12 Feb 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Just call them, here are the steps: Activate Windows 7 by Phone
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12 Feb 2011   #3
dirtydan

NM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
Just call them, here are the steps: Activate Windows 7 by Phone
I know I can get it to work by calling them but I have to go thru a bunch of numbers, that I didn't to call before I changed service providers
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12 Feb 2011   #4
Bill2

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

Can you describe in detail exactly what activation message you're getting? Also your system specs shows your OS as NM- what is NM?
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12 Feb 2011   #5
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

I have to call every time I reinstall.. not sure why
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12 Feb 2011   #6
Bill2

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

If you want help, please provide details such as what edition and type of win7 you use and what activation messages you get. If you want to rant, help yourself.
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12 Feb 2011   #7
WolfSoul

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Retail
 
 

I just end up doing the automated telephone thing
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12 Feb 2011   #8
dirtydan

NM
 
 

here's the solution;

Digital River responded with instructions on how to correct problem.
Open regedit.exe with Start Menu Search and navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/

Change MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0".

Close RegEdit.

Start Menu on the Command Line utility. Right-click this shortcut and choose "Run as administrator."
Click Yes to the UAC prompt.

In the command line window, type: slmgr /rearm press enter

wait for the "Command completed successfully" dialog.

Then, close the command line window and reboot.
After Windows 7 reboots, Right Click Computer select Properties select change product Key.
If the Key does not work now please contact Microsoft technical support at:

Web: Select your region
Phone: 1-800-MICROSOFT (1-800-642-7676)
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12 Feb 2011   #9
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Next time you reinstall use this method:
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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12 Feb 2011   #10
dirtydan

NM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dirtydan View Post
here's the solution;

Digital River responded with instructions on how to correct problem.
Open regedit.exe with Start Menu Search and navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/

Change MediaBootInstall from "1" to "0".

Close RegEdit.

Start Menu on the Command Line utility. Right-click this shortcut and choose "Run as administrator."
Click Yes to the UAC prompt.

In the command line window, type: slmgr /rearm press enter

wait for the "Command completed successfully" dialog.

Then, close the command line window and reboot.
After Windows 7 reboots, Right Click Computer select Properties select change product Key.
If the Key does not work now please contact Microsoft technical support at:

Web: Select your region
Phone: 1-800-MICROSOFT (1-800-642-7676)
I take it back. it doesn't work. Microsoft is useless, Tech support sends you to activation dept. which can't help at all.
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