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I have an amd pc with a 5830, I recently had to reinstall my OS, went to activate my key (which is legal) and it said that the max number of activations has happened, which is an issue, I am a student and thus have not enough moneys to buy a new OS, Linux I don't like the idea off, 'cos I use a mini-eyefinity setup which it won't support, plus i play games etc...

any tips on any of the above?
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Phone MS and explain and they will reactivate it for you
FYI we dont allow hackintosh discussions here as it is against apples EULA to install apple OS on unapproved hardware
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Phone MS and explain and they will reactivate it for you
FYI we dont allow hackintosh discussions here as it is against apples EULA to install apple OS on unapproved hardware
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I have an amd pc with a 5830, I recently had to reinstall my OS, went to activate my key (which is legal) and it said that the max number of activations has happened, which is an issue, I am a student and thus have not enough moneys to buy a new OS, Linux I don't like the idea off, 'cos I use a mini-eyefinity setup which it won't support, plus i play games etc...

any tips on any of the above?
you might want to edit your title, i don't see any reason to call this thread "win 7 issue vs linux" as you've pretty much already made up your mind about what OS you are wanting to run.

call up MS, and do a phone activation if it is a legit copy/license, they will reactivate you with little to no hassle.
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I have an amd pc with a 5830, I recently had to reinstall my OS, went to activate my key (which is legal) and it said that the max number of activations has happened, which is an issue, I am a student and thus have not enough moneys to buy a new OS, Linux I don't like the idea off, 'cos I use a mini-eyefinity setup which it won't support, plus i play games etc...

any tips on any of the above?
Just perform the phone activation.

It will be 100% painless. It's so painless that the worst part about it is that it will consume about 5-6 minutes of your life.

The chances are fairly good that you will be able to activate using their automatic activation system. However if not, then you'll be able to have a live representative activate it for you. They should ask you the following easy-to-answer questions:
  1. Is this your first time activating? No.
  2. Is this copy of Windows installed on any other computers? No.

It's very easy. I've done this at least 100-200 times.

After you answer those 2 questions, they will thank you for answering them. After that, they will ask you to read off those 8 or 9 individual groups of 6-digit numbers (the installation ID). After that, they'll give you some numbers to enter. After that, you click a button to activate Windows, they thank you for calling Microsoft, and then you're done.
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I've had to call ms, and they've helped me out easily, I just have to read every single serial # on the bloody cd, the laptop, or pc, etc, so they can properly let me fix it/reset it, and they've remotely connected b4, etc. Fun times. (Btw, except for clicking a yes/reactivate button, ms support is useless, google is better).

I use ubuntu on my laptop, Win7 pc, have ipad, have droid phone, all great, separately, and can sync all together... (Odd world I have). But they all have their merits.

I use ubuntu for older tech, while win7 for newer, as win7 is more compatible with it.

There's open office, libre office, all good. But i'd recommend "trying" these, on say, a "usb stick" installed with "portable apps". Test out the apps, as it can be a "fake" start menu separate from your main. This'll let you test it out, see if it's "right" for you or not.

My thoughts though, all my own opinion (aka, amoo).

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call ms
or get a nvidia card and get use to working to play game under Linux (like me)
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It sounds like it would be better to just call MS as everyone said. If gaming is of primary concern it's really the only option. Yes there are Linux work arounds but I'm more a fan of using the OS that works best with each piece of hardware.
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You want 120 free days so long?

When the activation grace period (or evaluation trial period) is almost expired or ended, log on to Windows 7 desktop, and open a Command Prompt window (i.e. type Cmd in Start Search and hit Enter).
Type any of the following commands into the command prompt, and then hit Enter:

sysprep /generalize

slmgr.vbs –rearm

rundll32 slc.dll,SLReArmWindows

slmgr /rearm
Reboot Windows 7 to enjoy another 30 days of free usage

When the activation grace period countdown timer almost running down to 0 again, repeat the ‘rearm’ trick to enjoy another 30 days of Windows 7 for free. User can run the rearm command for maximum of 3 times.
As rearm only works for 3 times, make sure the command is only been run when the 30 days countdown of evaluation period is almost expired.
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You want 120 free days so long?

When the activation grace period (or evaluation trial period) is almost expired or ended, log on to Windows 7 desktop, and open a Command Prompt window (i.e. type Cmd in Start Search and hit Enter).
Type any of the following commands into the command prompt, and then hit Enter:

sysprep /generalize

slmgr.vbs –rearm

rundll32 slc.dll,SLReArmWindows

slmgr /rearm
Reboot Windows 7 to enjoy another 30 days of free usage

When the activation grace period countdown timer almost running down to 0 again, repeat the ‘rearm’ trick to enjoy another 30 days of Windows 7 for free. User can run the rearm command for maximum of 3 times.
As rearm only works for 3 times, make sure the command is only been run when the 30 days countdown of evaluation period is almost expired.
But wouldn't it be easier to just activate Windows?
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