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Windows 7-64 Ultimate won't activate RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently changed machines (I bought a new Mac Pro) and installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64 in a VMFusionware virtual machine.  It's been working fine, but today I started it up and it said I must activate it (I thought I already did that, but...).  So anyway I tired to activate it but it says my product key is invalid.  This is most definitely a valid copy.  I purchased it from the college download store, and used it in the past with no problems.

    How can I get that activation nag to go away?  My key is legal and valid, I think it just doesn't like the fact that I'm using a VM on my Mac Pro.  The other machine is not in use and the hard drive has been removed.

    Please advise.

    Sunday, July 21, 2013 7:16 PM

Answers

  • To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
     Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
     To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please
     
    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013 2:57 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
    (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
     Once saved, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
     To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
      - **in your own thread**, please
     
    Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/howtotell/Hardware.aspx

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013 2:57 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Noel, it was an academic download so I don't have a COA.  Since it was installed on a virtual machine, I've since deleted and installed Windows 8.  I'll revisit installing a Windows 7 VM at a later date.
    Saturday, July 27, 2013 2:33 PM
  • Good luck with 8 - I prefer it for touchscreen, but for conventional keyboard/screen I still prefer 7 :)

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    No - I do not work for Microsoft, or any of its contractors.

    Saturday, July 27, 2013 2:57 PM
    Moderator