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Author Topic: Windows 7 activation no longer works  (Read 11012 times)

broadstairs

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Windows 7 activation no longer works
« on: November 09, 2022, 02:17:27 PM »

I've been running a genuine W7 system under VirtualBox for some years now and after I installed a couple of updates on it today on rebooting it I get a Not Valid message and now I am unable to validate it online. Anyone any idea how I might do this? Any search on Microsoft says get W10 or W11 neither of which I want or need. I only use this copy of W7 for a couple of things which I cannot do with native Linux.

Apart from upgrade is there any way to validate this system?

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Re: Windows 7 activation no longer works
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2022, 02:40:25 PM »

If they have killed the activation server then the only legal route is probably via the phone.  But that might end up telling you that its out of support.
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Re: Windows 7 activation no longer works
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2022, 03:03:03 PM »

If they have killed the activation server then the only legal route is probably via the phone.  But that might end up telling you that its out of support.

I don't care about support, I only use it locally not o  the Internet. Maybe I'll try the phone.

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Re: Windows 7 activation no longer works
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2022, 04:17:28 PM »

Try

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Re: Windows 7 activation no longer works
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2022, 11:07:54 AM »

Have you used the Windows activation diagnostic tool?

https://www.sevenforums.com/windows-updates-activation/234159-windows-genuine-activation-issue-posting-instructions.html

Telephone support is still working
« Last Edit: November 16, 2022, 11:11:34 AM by parkdale »
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