Windows 7 Windows 7 Problem

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by AvengerShows, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. AvengerShows

    AvengerShows Member

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    So I've been using my OEM for 2 years and it has sometimes went ungenuine , i used the slmgr -rearm command and it fixed it. But this time it doesn't work , it says to restart the PC for the effects to take but when I do everything stays the same. I do not have the Product Key and cannot type some letters in the Windows Activate
     
  2. Jiniix

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    "slmgr -rearm" doesn't re-activate your PC, it resets the trial counter. So it's probably never been genuine, or you've removed the activation somehow, and you've kept re-initiating the trial period (30 days).
    You can only do this three times on an installation, which is why it doesn't work anymore.
     
  3. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    If you've got a proof of purchase of the original key, call Microsoft and they can probably get you going.
     
  4. AvengerShows

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    It's an OEM , so it's impposible for me to get proof that it's an original copy of it.
     
  5. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    You might need to elaborate? Did you buy Windows as a disk and receive a product key or was it already on the machine with a sticker?
     
  6. AvengerShows

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    No, the person whom i've bought it from downgraded it from visita to xp then upgraded it to 7 ultimate so nothing :(


     
  7. Darren

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    Lol that's definitely not OEM, he just cracked 7 Ultimate. If it came with Vista or XP then it never had a legit Win7 product key. If it did then it would be on the machine, does it have any license sticker on it?
     
  8. AvengerShows

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    Ok what am I supposed to do now :/ I cannot buy a new OS but I need Windows and the black wallpaper annoys me (Non genuine PC's slow down faster than genuine ones from what I know)

    yes it does have a license sticker on it

    for visita :/

     
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  9. Darren

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    Unfortunately nothing you can do except buy a new license, although at that point might as well just get a new machine, it's not worth the money if it came with Vista. I'd just use it as is until you can afford a new machine.
     
  10. AvengerShows

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    So years, school is starting and I Need books and equipment which is very expensive in my country :(. I don't think i'll be able to afford a new machine
     
  11. johnb35

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    If you want an actual legit OS then you'll have to reinstall vista using the key on the bottom of the laptop. However, Vista isn't supported anymore. I agree that you should just buy a new one or used one somewhere.
     
  12. AvengerShows

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    It's a desktop ...
     
  13. Darren

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    Then it's on the case. Either way same story. :(
     
  14. Trizoy

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    Is Linux an option? It's way different than Windows, but similar enough to get you by..
     
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  15. Jiniix

    Jiniix Well-Known Member

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    Your computer doesn't slow down when it's non-genuine. You just lose a few features, like a background, and the ability to run Windows Update.
     
  16. _Pete_

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    Your computer slows down when it is so old it used to have Vista on it. If you cannot afford a new one or a decent second hand one than that is the end of the story.
     
  17. Jiniix

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    If it's just for school/office applications, simply getting a 30-50$ SSD will significantly speed up any old PC, even if it came with Vista at the time.
     
  18. AvengerShows

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    No , if i install linux i'll loose the ability to get applications since it automaticly installs the 32x bit version (most linux programs dont support a 32 bit version) and I need other applications that work only on Windows


    I cannot upgrade the PC to a SSD because
    1st. No second slot in my current PC
    2nd. My pc is a small form factor
    3rd. I don't know how to upgrade it
    4th. parents wouldn't never get a SSD
    5th. I'd still need to buy windows which I can't
     
  19. AvengerShows

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    oh in my country Windows 7 CD's are 5-12 dollars OOF
     
  20. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    The CD is just the media. You need a license/product key that works, which I doubt those have.
     

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