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Topic # 101203 26-Apr-2012 16:52 Send private message

After the quakes, I found my Windows 7 Ultimate disk, but no box or anything else. My computer worked, but because of some damage, I decided to upgrade my motherboard, processor and RAM.
Now, every hour, I get a message saying that windows is not activated. If I go to start and right click on computer and left click on properties, it says that the computer is activated.
What can I do to stop the 'not activated' message.
Thank you.
Dafyd ([email protected])

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  Reply # 615555 26-Apr-2012 17:10 Send private message

You could try this command, but it may just delay the problem:
Open a command prompt and enter this: slmgr /rearm

Otherwise you'll need to call Microsoft and get them to reset it for you. If you follow the links on the box that pops up for activation, there should be contact details for the activations team. They'll read you a long key that you can enter.




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  Reply # 615596 26-Apr-2012 18:26 Send private message

Thank you for your suggestions. Much appreciated. Dafyd.



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  Reply # 615599 26-Apr-2012 18:33 Send private message

Well, the first idea didn't work - gave me an error message... and the disk box is buried with a few hundred kilos of broken chattels and rubble at the tip. Sigh.
Will I have to buy a new Windows disk and box ?

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  Reply # 615616 26-Apr-2012 19:09 Send private message

dafydscribe: Well, the first idea didn't work - gave me an error message... and the disk box is buried with a few hundred kilos of broken chattels and rubble at the tip. Sigh.
Will I have to buy a new Windows disk and box ?


Depends if you have windows 7 serial number. Is there not one on the side of your computer?

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  Reply # 615618 26-Apr-2012 19:14 Send private message

dafydscribe: Well, the first idea didn't work - gave me an error message... and the disk box is buried with a few hundred kilos of broken chattels and rubble at the tip. Sigh.
Will I have to buy a new Windows disk and box ?


You don't need the Windows disk, you just need the key. It may be on a sticker on the outside of your box, if not look for a tool called "Magical Jellybean Keyfinder" through Google, download and run that tool and it will tell you the Windows key. 




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  Reply # 615625 26-Apr-2012 19:34 Send private message

Brilliant help - thank you.
Magic (jelly)beans work in this universe. <grin>
I now have the CD key.
Thank you

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