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I re-installed 7 on one of my machines using the original key, but unlike the first install I used a Windows 7 SP 1 disk. I ask some guys on here and we concluded it didn't matter, but now my machine says it can't activate. I get an error when I try (0x8007007B). I found some other who had this problem when they tried to activate after updating to SP1, and the only solution I can find is to uninstall SP1 activate then re-install. Any ideas on what to do now?
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post #2 of 23
have you changed the motherboard at all?
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nope just threw in the disk and wiped the machine
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try formatting it again.. might of just had a dodgey install..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by smorg;13655457 
try formatting it again.. might of just had a dodgey install..

the problem is that the key and the disk don't match and I can't activate with SP1 installed... So any other ideas?
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use the call in activation
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TCOC;13655493 
use the call in activation

this...had to do it on my brothers pc, dumbass kicked it to hard and screwed his hard drive.

and before you ask...he was wearing steel toed boots and is very impatient.
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post #8 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TCOC;13655493 
use the call in activation

How? I checked online but the instructions tell me to click on an option that doesn't exist...
Edited by Win == True - 5/27/11 at 8:47am
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post #9 of 23
what country?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950929

You don't see this?
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US, tried disconnecting from internet show the button "show me other activation options" but I can't select it...
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