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Windows 7: Can't register windows 7 does Acronis true image take ownership

15 May 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Looks like I owe you an apology, it seems Acronis HAVE changed the way their software is configured and that you are right to lay the blame on them: Arconis and windows 7


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15 May 2011   #12
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
hollyoaks777 restoring an image with Acronis is not the same thing as doing a clean install. An Acronis image is a snapshot of your system when the image is created. If windows was activated when you made the image it should be activated when you restore that image. Assuming you haven't changed or added any hardware between then and now. Any programs that were installed when the image was made will be restored too. A clean install is starting from scratch and installing windows, entering your product code, and activating. Then installing all your drivers and programs again. Which one of the two did you do?
I done a clean install starting from scratch and installing windows, entering my product code, and activating. But when i tried to activate windows 7 pro it did not activate so I thought this would happen to the rest of my products. So i just went and installed acronis and recovered my computer and they were all activated.

I just went to Microsoft help and support typed in my Product key and i get this error.


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15 May 2011   #13
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
hollyoaks777 restoring an image with Acronis is not the same thing as doing a clean install. An Acronis image is a snapshot of your system when the image is created. If windows was activated when you made the image it should be activated when you restore that image. Assuming you haven't changed or added any hardware between then and now. Any programs that were installed when the image was made will be restored too. A clean install is starting from scratch and installing windows, entering your product code, and activating. Then installing all your drivers and programs again. Which one of the two did you do?
I done a clean install starting from scratch and installing windows, entering my product code, and activating. But when i tried to activate windows 7 pro it did not activate so I thought this would happen to the rest of my products. So i just went and installed acronis and recovered my computer and they were all activated.
OK, re-reading this thread I can see that you did that. I have to admit to being somewhat confused when I made my above post. I'm not sure why your product code was rejected during your clean install, but as mentioned, It wasn't because of something Acronis did. So where are you at now? Were you prompted to activate Windows after doing the restore and if yes did it activate OK?
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15 May 2011   #14
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
hollyoaks777 restoring an image with Acronis is not the same thing as doing a clean install. An Acronis image is a snapshot of your system when the image is created. If windows was activated when you made the image it should be activated when you restore that image. Assuming you haven't changed or added any hardware between then and now. Any programs that were installed when the image was made will be restored too. A clean install is starting from scratch and installing windows, entering your product code, and activating. Then installing all your drivers and programs again. Which one of the two did you do?
I done a clean install starting from scratch and installing windows, entering my product code, and activating. But when i tried to activate windows 7 pro it did not activate so I thought this would happen to the rest of my products. So i just went and installed acronis and recovered my computer and they were all activated.
OK, re-reading this thread I can see that you did that. I have to admit to being somewhat confused when I made my above post. I'm not sure why your product code was rejected during your clean install, but as mentioned, It wasn't because of something Acronis did. So where are you at now? Were you prompted to activate Windows after doing the restore and if yes did it activate OK?
No i am registered mate that's what makes me think its something to do with Acronis. Although i know you say it isn't I am stumped for any other reasons why this has happened mate.
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15 May 2011   #15
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

One thing you can do is run the Keyfinder | Magical Jelly Bean and compare the windows 7 product code it finds with the one you tried to enter. Don't post the codes here just let me know if they match or not. Did you use the same DVD/media this time around as you did when you originally installed windows 7 ?
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15 May 2011   #16
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
One thing you can do is run the Keyfinder | Magical Jelly Bean and compare the windows 7 product code it finds with the one you tried to enter. Don't post the codes here just let me know if they match or not. Did you use the same DVD/media this time around as you did when you originally installed windows 7 ?
They match mate i am stumped think we need an Acronis expert
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15 May 2011   #17
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Was your product code rejected when you were tying to enter it during installation, or when windows tried to activate online?
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15 May 2011   #18
Bill2

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
hollyoaks777 restoring an image with Acronis is not the same thing as doing a clean install. An Acronis image is a snapshot of your system when the image is created. If windows was activated when you made the image it should be activated when you restore that image. Assuming you haven't changed or added any hardware between then and now. Any programs that were installed when the image was made will be restored too. A clean install is starting from scratch and installing windows, entering your product code, and activating. Then installing all your drivers and programs again. Which one of the two did you do?
I done a clean install starting from scratch and installing windows, entering my product code, and activating. But when i tried to activate windows 7 pro it did not activate so I thought this would happen to the rest of my products. So i just went and installed acronis and recovered my computer and they were all activated.

I just went to Microsoft help and support typed in my Product key and i get this error.
Just to point out, that window's demanding the product id not the product key. To locate your product id, in control panel click System, then scroll down to the bottom of the page. The long string in the section "Windows activation" is the product id.
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15 May 2011   #19
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
hollyoaks777 restoring an image with Acronis is not the same thing as doing a clean install. An Acronis image is a snapshot of your system when the image is created. If windows was activated when you made the image it should be activated when you restore that image. Assuming you haven't changed or added any hardware between then and now. Any programs that were installed when the image was made will be restored too. A clean install is starting from scratch and installing windows, entering your product code, and activating. Then installing all your drivers and programs again. Which one of the two did you do?
I done a clean install starting from scratch and installing windows, entering my product code, and activating. But when i tried to activate windows 7 pro it did not activate so I thought this would happen to the rest of my products. So i just went and installed acronis and recovered my computer and they were all activated.

I just went to Microsoft help and support typed in my Product key and i get this error.
Just to point out, that window's demanding the product id not the product key. To locate your product id, in control panel click System, then scroll down to the bottom of the page. The long string in the section "Windows activation" is the product id.
stupid me thanks mate and when installing it was ok with the key i entered says my product has expired I own it for life so how can that be? And asks me to type in new product key arrrrrrrrrrrrgggggh
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15 May 2011   #20
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Was your product code rejected when you were tying to enter it during installation, or when windows tried to activate online?
just when i tried to activate it online mate, during installation was ok but with no tick i never do get a tick anyway so that is no problem
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