No progress bar is shown there and the Window will freeze till the task finishes and hence you just need to patiently wait till the copy process finishes. Fire it up, I think once you find the data you may need to take ownership of the data, get it off the drive. The lab computer that I am using is old and has many problems. Hmm, I don't know here. I recall that I was able to reactivate again even after the first registry hack. But when I press yes in the question of activating, it says windows already activated and pressing ok brings me back to the login page! Any help would be much appreciated.
This tool seems to be far more forgiving about the particular installation version vs. I never got any messages so I assumed it was, but I didn't use it for too long. I did take note of your enthusiasm for Linux. Worked like a friggin charm! The product key worked during installation. This way I could start the install go stand on my head for 36min and come back and the desktop is up asking me to activate windows. The key will be picked up from motherboard automatically. Many just failed to edit the file properly and hence the issues.
Not what you wanted to see, but the truth nonetheless. Still, doesn't hurt to ask Microsoft I guess. Anyways, I really don't want to re-install Windows again, its not the installation itself that bothers me, I've done it close to 30 times. I can't install without providing the product key. If you selected the correct drive it should now show a list of files. I applied the hack to each of these installations making absolutely sure I followed each step , and left them unused for 30 days. I have very important data in my disk drives.
The setup will not ask for the Product Key anymore. Because if you rename it when the file extensions are not set to visible, it will create a file of the name ei. I inputed the value you mentioned and clicked saved. On my shelf of old software I see Win 3. Hacking is sometimes a mouse-cat game. But, it seems that this should work.
For me, Command Prompt is the easiest when I know where the data is saved. Now that my 30 days are up and the activation window pops up, I go to Change Product Key, enter the old key and I keep getting invalid Product Key. This means that the product key for each one is obviously going to be different. I get bothered by Microsoft and their on going protection of this old software. My friend downloaded windows from somewhere.
At first it just asked for the key when i tried this, i found out it has to be a. I have set the registry but now I still get the Activation window and when I go into it, it says I'm already activated. If you are novice then start with Ubuntu Linux. For many reasons people fail to make or acquire physical recovery media. You are within those 30 days time limit In this situation you are reminded frequently enough that you have only 30 or less days left for activation. Time for me to run through a few reboots and see if the key icon reappears. You will need to purchase a new license for the version and edition of Windows you want to run on the computer.
I remember seeing a page on the microsoft webpage were they showed a vbscript to gracefully change the product key. I deleted everything and I was left with a line of 0000. I will explain in details below. The end user can modify any of the answers on the displayed page. I used it for a couple weeks. I think if your Activation grace period is up you can still log on in Safe Mode. Have you tried to log on is Safe Mode? Since you can't log on at the moment, I don't think it will help.
My Windows 7 Ultimate host is fully activated and genuine. I will have to check to see if it's activated later. All I really wanted was a way to temporarily shoot down the annoying nag. It is really frustrating that I payed for a copy of windows xp and now it has stopped working and I lost all my installed programs. As for me, I'm just old! I see you confirmed this in a message above, but can I do something to verify that it won't block access to my windows in 2 days when activation period expires? Even if that didn't work, telephone activation is a simple 5-10 minute call for a 1 time activation, so that's a really a non-issue assuming you're running a legitimate license and version of Windows 7. I figured out that maybe i have selected the wrong edition while installing it to my usb stick.