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So I did an OS re-install today, everything goes well until i get to the activate windows part (i like to do this immediately) and then MS decides that my copy of windows is invalid.


This is really irritating. Once I come to this phase is there anything I can do (short of reinstalling windows again - which is what I did this time, and yes I successfully validated the copy of windows) to fix/troubleshoot this problem?


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This is an OEM disc, same motherboard that has successfully been validated before. It is not a pirated copy, nor have I tried to install the OEM disc on different hardware (which is a violation of the EULA if i recall correctly)
Are you already in reduced functionality mode?

What's the error code or message that appears when you try to activate?
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Originally Posted by grss1982 View Post
Are you already in reduced functionality mode?

What's the error code or message that appears when you try to activate?
i don't recall there being any error message, i rebooted at somepoint during installation process, went to log in was greeted with a "there is something wrong with windows" error message with 2 options: 1 being fix this which opens a web browser to MS' page to buy a copy of windows and information about piracy and stuff, everything else is blacked out.
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Freephone call to MS and case solved.
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