I'm considering looking for a group of xp pro or server licenses for a discount to allow for inevitable MOBO, CPU, DISK changes in the future. DELL OEM license would not validate. Reply Ken February 20, 2016 at 6:42 pm After hard drive crashed and was replaced I contacted Microsoft. Same cpu, disk, Graphics card, MOBO, memory, case, PSU, fans, cdrom, leds everything the same. Get More Information
You can almost always get 3 copies of that OS version up and going. 1 will have been taken for the original key that was activated. I know from pass and current experience with Dell. So you can just enter your product key later. Congratulations.
this happend to me. If you have a previous version of Windows (XP or Vista), try launching Windows 7 Setup from that OS first, even if you want to wipe out the previous Windows verison. So basically i had to wipe the drive and install vista, then reboot with the 7 upgrade disc, select the partition, delete, then install to get the 7 upgrade to activate. Windows 7 Home Premium Product Key Seems Windows doesn't know what it is doing!
No, create an account now. This works with Windows 7 upgrade as well. #8 zephxiii, Nov 2, 2012 lkailburn Senior member Joined: Apr 8, 2006 Messages: 338 Likes Received: 0 zephxiii said: ↑ All i I thought it would be a good idea to re-install Win 7 and start with a clean install, formatting the drive that had Win XP on it, but I forgot that http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1793090/activation-error-clean-install-windows.html However, if you call and ask nicely, Microsoft may allow you to move an OEM version of Windows to a new computer — that’s their prerogative.
Clearly a different system was required. Windows 7 Activator This is the only way to fix this issue in my book. Thanks for the help #17 ajs_fla, Dec 30, 2012 (You must log in or sign up to post here.) Show Ignored Content Loading... The file "system.dat" became corrupted requiring a complete re-install of windows.
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If it was there, Windows 7 will still activate. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2241844/activate-windows-reinstall.html Each of these was confirmed by the team at Microsoft that created the Windows 7 Setup technology. Hal7600 For purposes of this discussion, a clean install--or what Microsoft calls a custom install--is when you boot your PC with Windows 7 Setup media (typically a Setup DVD, but with this Windows 7 Activation Key ERROR The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrieve the URL: http://0.0.0.1/ Connection to 0.0.0.1 failed.
A retail copy of Windows can be moved to a new computer, but you’re only allowed to use that copy of Windows on a single computer at a time. Final Thoughts The methods described above will work for just about anyone and at least two of these methods are supported by Microsoft, if you're a valid, licensed owner of a For me, I used method 2 for two machines, one has the Windows 10 upgrade offer icon and one does not. You save me a hundred bucks. Slmgr Rearm
Just install win8 straight on.Click to expand... Login or register to post comments eclowes3050 on Sep 13, 2014 Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows to the rescue. After installing a 1tb hybrid hdd on an hp a few years old.. After Windows 7 is set up, and you've booted into the desktop, run Windows Update, download any pending updates, reboot as needed, and repeat until there are no more updates.
In older versions of Windows, Microsoft would actually prompt you to insert an install floppy or CD from a previous Windows version, to prove that you qualified for the upgrade version. How To Reinstall Windows 7 Login or register to post comments thos19 on Mar 25, 2014 Is there a reason that #3 isn't the go-to method? Thanks so much for this.
Microsoft doesn’t spell out the exact hardware changes that can cause a Windows PC to become non-genuine, but we know that changing the following hardware components can cause this: The motherboard
In some cases, changing a single component — like imaging a failing hard drive How To Clone Your Hard Drive How To Clone Your Hard Drive Copy the entirety of one I have win8 currently installed and activated on an old laptop to test before I commit my desktop to it. Reply Darren February 22, 2015 at 12:12 am WAY to go. Windows Loader Thanks so much for this article.
I love your solution, Just throw the dam baby out with the bath water. If the existing install of Windows is on some other partition, Windows 7 should still activate. This did work for Windows 8 as well from an upgrade for Windows pro 8. Login or register to post comments Please Log In or Register to post comments.
Since XP isn't supported anymore I assumed Microsoft simply wasn't answering their phone anymore. Type in your product key and attempt to activate Windows. However, those have all been taken down and no longer work. This brings up the Activate Windows utility.
Also there is little chance orf being hurt by malware viruses etc. For example, if your computer is non-genuine because you’ve attempted to move a hard drive containing an OEM copy of Windows to an entirely new computer, Microsoft won’t help you make Or was it just a matter of going through the process?Click to expand... Login or register to post comments poshizzle on Jul 14, 2015 Method #2: Registry Hack I just signed up to tell you Thank You!
I need better warnings aboput bad web sites. Useful Searches Recent Posts Menu Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Menu Log in Sign up AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Forums > Software > Operating Systems Of course, there are also other unofficial methods, one of which James covered here in the past How To Fix The Windows 7 Activation Countdown After Installing The SP1 Update How Wish I found this article first -- the registry hack took less than five minutes.