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Hi guys iam having a hell of a time here getting my computer up again, 1st I burned out 3 Harddrives at once! I just went out and Bought a western Digital 1 tb Black to replace my burned out Seagate Baracudas, 2nd I go to Install my Windows 7 ( 64) bit sp1 and its telling me now my activation is expired~What do I do now? I paid like $110 dollars for my Windows and now I gotta buy it again? Whats going on iam totally confused, Please help Ive never had this problem before,dont know what to do. Thank you:thumb:
Sorry I forgot to Mention now in the lower right-Hand corner it says.....This Copy of Windows is NOT genuine! I bought my copy of Windows from Micro Center and its telling me I might be a victim of Fraud? Whats going on?!
Edited by nz3777 - 9/27/13 at 2:28pm
     
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Hi guys iam having a hell of a time here getting my computer up again, 1st I burned out 3 Harddrives at once! I just went out and Bought a western Digital 1 tb Black to replace my burned out Seagate Baracudas, 2nd I go to Install my Windows 7 ( 64) bit sp1 and its telling me now my activation is expired~What do I do now? I paid like $110 dollars for my Windows and now I gotta buy it again? Whats going on iam totally confused, Please help Ive never had this problem before,dont know what to do. Thank you:thumb:
Sorry I forgot to Mention now in the lower right-Hand corner it says.....This Copy of Windows is NOT genuine! I bought my copy of Windows from Micro Center and its telling me I might be a victim of Fraud? Whats going on?!

Contact MS customer support. As long as you kept the same motherboard you should be ok.
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Iam sorry what do I gotta do exactly? I have my recipt I can prove I bought it
     
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It sounds like you just have to reactivate over the phone. It's actually quite a painless process. When activation over the internet fails, you'll get a prompt to activate over the phone. Pick your location and it'll give you a toll-free number.

Once you call the number (it's all automated) you'll have to provide the installation ID (9 groups of digits). It'll ask you how many PC's this copy is installed on - just say 1. From there, it'll give you a confirmation ID (put in boxes A~H) and you're set. thumb.gif

I've done this a few times now and it's always worked...and it takes just a few minutes.
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I will try that right now as a matter of fact~ Thank you very much for the Provided info, I thought they were trying to rip-me off or something, and after just losing 3 harddrives iam already down on my luck lol this was pretty much my last nail in my coffin ( as they say ) thumb.gif
     
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I will try that right now as a matter of fact~ Thank you very much for the Provided info, I thought they were trying to rip-me off or something, and after just losing 3 harddrives iam already down on my luck lol this was pretty much my last nail in my coffin ( as they say ) thumb.gif

Glad to help, man! Here's hoping your luck turns around. thumb.gif
post #7 of 18
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Thanks man! I gave u a +1 rep for the advice, actually ill post 1 for everyone in a second. Thanks again guys, I havent resolved it yet but I get real paranoid when it comes to this kinda stuff and after burning out 3 harddrives at once I tend to think things through now lol.
     
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post #8 of 18
when it tells you it can't activate it gives you an option of calling microsoft, just call the number it gives you and you put in a set of numbers and it will ask you how many computers do you have this installed on, say one, then you are good to go
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Thank you sir! Iam waiting to get the message then ill do just that~ Thanks again guys.thumb.gif
     
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Yes this is a situation where you must call. The phone activation should do without needing to talk to a person. They essentially just want to re-determine it's only installed on a single PC.
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