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Windows 7: Win 7 Pro not activating after clean install

02 Apr 2010   #11
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I agree with always using a legit key, one that came with the system or box, and not one you'd get off the web.


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02 Apr 2010   #12
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pixelpro View Post
You can only use a product key 1-5 times... and it says it activated because someone else has done that, leaving microsoft to think thats you....
Some people are sooo stupid; never download a bloomin windows 7 from a forum... even if the key is there... it will have been used many of a time :/
And what should a person like me do on the 6th time if they cannot do the phone activation thingy and the web activation fails?
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02 Apr 2010   #13
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

The issue is that you cannot use an OEM key with a retail installation. Your computer came with an OEM installation provided by ASUS. That's why it's not going to work. Use PCDecrapifier to get rid of all the bundled stuff automatically and use Revo Uninstaller to get rid of anything else you don't want.
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02 Apr 2010   #14
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Product FRED View Post
The issue is that you cannot use an OEM key with a retail installation. Your computer came with an OEM installation provided by ASUS. That's why it's not going to work.
It's been a week since the user stated they've got it activated.
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02 Apr 2010   #15
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Crap wrong thread lol. I thought I was replying to a very similar thread.
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02 Apr 2010   #16
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

All this activation stuff is just driving up costs and not really preventing any piracy.
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02 Apr 2010   #17
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I had this issue with vista after 1 reformat with a store built pc. Had to get a real person who almost didnt speak english to activate it.
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03 Apr 2010   #18
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Heroxoot View Post
I had this issue with vista after 1 reformat with a store built pc. Had to get a real person who almost didnt speak english to activate it.

I had the same problem with activating XP. What a nightmare that was. I see activation hasn't got any better with windows7. I actually had problems myself activating windows7 via the web with a legit legal key and copy of windows.
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03 Apr 2010   #19
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasin View Post


I had the same problem with activating XP. What a nightmare that was. I see activation hasn't got any better in windows7. I actually had problems myself activating windows7 via the web with a legit legal key and copy of windows.
And your point is??
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03 Apr 2010   #20
jasin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasin View Post


I had the same problem with activating XP. What a nightmare that was. I see activation hasn't got any better in windows7. I actually had problems myself activating windows7 via the web with a legit legal key and copy of windows.
And your point is??
Was agreeing with what another poster said.
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