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Windows 7: Copy of Windows 7 suddenly became non-genuine.

18 Dec 2018   #11
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Mbug,,

from an elevated command run this

slmgr.vbs /upk

It will remove the product key from your computer

This does NOT mean you cannot use your machine, it puts it into a grace period of 90 days
(non-genuine will dissappear)


After the 90 period you can get upto another 120 days of grace

slmgr /rearm and hit enter.


your Mgdiag reports as having 4 left
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4

Believe Newegg is the place to go your side of the pond


more info re upk & rearm
Product Key Number - Uninstall and Deactivate in Windows



Roy


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18 Dec 2018   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I would suggest that you do not commit yourself to any new financial outlay for a key, of course investigate the possibility of obtaining a key from Newegg, but it's probably best to wait to see if Microsoft provide any assistance, in the 90 Day period, before ordering anything.
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18 Dec 2018   #13
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Me again,

just curious what happened to your old key or were you running a linux distro.

AS an experiment
If you have the old code, change it to that via control panel >> System -- change product key
REBOOT TWICE

rerun the Mgdiag tool and post the results.


Roy
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18 Dec 2018   #14
mbug90

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Now Windows won’t start up on my computer. I am able to get into Startup repair but then my mouse and keyboard stop working and I am unable to use a System Restore.
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19 Dec 2018   #15
mbug90

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

UPDATE:
I gave my desktop machine to a friend who works in IT and somehow he activated Windows with working key.

The computer booted and ran fine after I plugged it back in. However, given the previous startup failure, I’m not certain that my computer is back to normal yet. I must wait and see if it boots up and runs fine tomorrow.
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19 Dec 2018   #16
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi mbug90,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mbug90 View Post
UPDATE:
I gave my desktop machine to a friend who works in IT and somehow he activated Windows with working key.

The computer booted and ran fine after I plugged it back in. However, given the previous startup failure, I’m not certain that my computer is back to normal yet. I must wait and see if it boots up and runs fine tomorrow.
I would be curious to know how he managed to get it working. What exactly did he do?
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19 Dec 2018   #17
mbug90

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi mbug90,



I would be curious to know how he managed to get it working. What exactly did he do?
I donít know what he did. I just know he was able to boot up Windows without a problem and input a working key.

I donít know why starting up Windows failed that one time. Sure, Windows booted up fine this morning and didnít take more than a minute, but I wonder if startup failure could happen again.
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19 Dec 2018   #18
badcrc

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
After the 90 period you can get upto another 120 days of grace

slmgr /rearm and hit enter.


your Mgdiag reports as having 4 left
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4

I'm pretty sure slmgr rearm gives you 30 days * 4 = 120 total, not 90 days + another 120
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19 Dec 2018   #19
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badcrc View Post
I'm pretty sure slmgr rearm gives you 30 days * 4 = 120 total, not 90 days + another 120
What torchwood is saying is that you initially get a 90 day grace period. After the 90 days grace period you can use the 4 rearms at 30 days each. This is 90 days [grace period] + 4 [rearms] x 30 [rearm period] = 210 days!
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19 Dec 2018   #20
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Mbug,,

from an elevated command run this

slmgr.vbs /upk

It will remove the product key from your computer

This does NOT mean you cannot use your machine, it puts it into a grace period of 90 days
(non-genuine will dissappear)

After the 90 period you can get upto another 120 days of grace

slmgr /rearm and hit enter.

your Mgdiag reports as having 4 left
Remaining Windows rearm count: 4

Believe Newegg is the place to go your side of the pond
more info re upk & rearm
Product Key Number - Uninstall and Deactivate in Windows

Roy

I've been reading this thread, and it makes me so angry. People sell "keys" like water. Does the "4" mean s/he can get grace periods 4 times?

NewEgg is honest. Last time I looked, a few months ago, MicroCenter was selling keys + disc too.
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