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Windows 7 Re-activation Question?


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#1 JonM33

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:18 PM

I activated my Windows 7 back in May of this year. Suddenly today it stated I needed to re-activate due to hardware changes on my computer. No hardware has changed at all. The CPU, motherboard, graphics card, hard drive, etc are all the same.

I called the hot line and she told me that a power surge could cause it. I am sure she was full of crap as I have a UPS backup. Why would this re-activation have been required? She also claims that it could have been caused by downloaded software - which is contrary to what the notice stated (hardware change). I don't download pirated software either.

Has anyone else had to re-activate Windows 7 without actually having any hardware changes?

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:50 PM

You may have downloaded the activation update and it is causing an activation issue,(doubt it though) I know there were a ton of people who downloaded it and had an issue with needing to activate but not an issue like the one you are describing. Did microsoft tell you/ give you any direction on how you might be able to fix it?

Edited by computerxpds, 02 September 2010 - 04:50 PM.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:01 PM

The only person I talked to (from Microsoft) was the usual people that only want your groups of 6 digit numbers. It was the 1-800 number for activation. I was able to re-activate but that person was quite useless to figure out what caused the need for this.

You might be right about an update possibly causing it. I know that Microsoft likes to sneak in updates to fight piracy. I'll be more cautious of whatever updates I see in the future and ensure I don't download any of them.

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 07:49 PM

Well if you look I said that I doubt it, because the update I am talking about wont install unless you check mark it in windows update.
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