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Windows 7: Activation 'de-activates' months later

21 Apr 2017   #1
bendipa

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Activation 'de-activates' months later

Hi,

I bought a used Dell Vostro PC with Windows 7 Pro last November which after 3 months of working fine started to show' activation needed' warnings. As the machine had some bloatware I decided to do a fresh re-install of Windows 7 Pro with my system disk last Feb. All proceeded well although I had to activate by phone.

Then yesterday for the first time since re-installation, I'm suddenly getting a warning notice that W7 needs to be activated again. On looking at System it shows I'm not activated. But, when I reboot then System shows I am activated with a genuine Microsoft badge. I've scanned for viruses with MSE and Malwarebytes, but nothing showed up. One thing I noticed was that all my Restore points had been wiped out when this problem began yesterday. When I booted up today I checked my activation which was good, until an hour ago when again I got a message that I was not activated which was confirmed on System and that I needed to activate by today. I rebooted and once again I'm 'activated'. Please note I haven't changed any hardware since I bought the PC.

I phoned Microsoft who confirmed my product key was genuine but couldn't explain why I was having this issue. I have got 2 separate images of my system to use when I wasn't having activation trouble, but I'd be grateful if someone could perhaps enlighten me as to why this activation problem is occurring.


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21 Apr 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to our forum bendipa.

Lets see if we can see a problem by completing this tutorial by Brink.


Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Help Forums

Do you have Windows 7 Updates?
Do you have KB971033 installed?
Jack
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21 Apr 2017   #3
bendipa

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Hello Layback Bear and thanks for your welcome.

Yes, I see KB971033 as installed. I've had no further issues since I last posted. I'm waiting to see what, if anything happens today, Saturday as the expiration for activation time would have passed.
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22 Apr 2017   #4
bendipa

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Unfortunately when I open up the diagnostic tool log all I get is the event viewer and not the diagnostic report as shown in your example.
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22 Apr 2017   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please try again.
That tutorial has worked for thousands of members.


Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions - Windows 7 Help Forums

Jack
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