How many times Windows 7 can be activated by using Activate Online without telephone for Activation ID? RRS feed

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  • I have this issue before when using Windows Vista.

    I formatted and reinstalled Windows Vista. for what, 10+ times?


    When I was using Windows Vista and tried to activate online, it refused to activate and wanted me either purchase a new Windows Vista Home Basic key or using telephone to activate or seek help from Microsoft.

    Of course, I used the Telephone activation procedure and I talked to the operators and they cooperately and politely have provided me the activation ID, thus activation successful.


    A month ago, I get a clean, retail, genuine version of Windows 7 Ultimate key via some forum website (they are attempting giveaway Windows 7 keys). I formatted and installed Windows 7 Ultimate and used the key to activate -- successful. Activated online, checked via Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool and Windows Genuine website -- all pass.

    I was wondering, if I were to reformat my system and reinstall Windows 7, how many times does Windows accept by activating using the same key without purchasing a new one/activate via telephone?

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 12:33 PM


  • Hello Adrian Khor,

    Please repost in the Windows 7 section of the forum:  http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/genuinewindows7/threads

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    Wednesday, August 25, 2010 2:55 PM