Discussion in 'Windows Operating Systems' started by MR CHILLED, Jan 27, 2008.
I think as long as it's the same version then you should be OK
Yes iv got win7 ultimate 64Bit on my pc but fake version, and i bought the same version just legit..... So i can just add my new cd key and be done?
Yep, as long as the cd key is genuine.
It's the key that determines whether windows is genuine not the media.
Thanks for that.
1 more stupid question: Coz the cd key is only for 1 pc, if i format can i still use it?
Yes, left click start, right click computer, left click properties, left click change product key. Enter new key and run activation.
u can use the key on as many pc's as you want.. but it can only be activated only on the 1 machine at a time. 32bit keys work on 64bt versions of the same edition you bought the license for. 32bit professional will work on a 64bit professional... if you're installing 7 purely for testing, i'd advise not to use any key at all, but take advantage of the 30 day trial during install and dont input a key
also: if you used a downloaded/cracked version of windows 7 with a LEGIT key, you will get hit still with the non-genuine copy of windows if the 1033 windows update gets installed as it seeks for the tampered system files during installation... so try get ur hands on a legit disc and run an Upgrade during windows as a "windows repair" happens similar to the windows xp repair
ok i want to activiate it, but i might to do a fresh intall soon as iam getting a bigger SSD.
Just dont use the cd key yet?
activating it on the 1 pc u can do it as many times as u want.. when activating, it sends microsoft a hardware snapshot of your main internals so it knows that its always on the same rig.. so maybe getting ur shit stable first would be good, then activating it to avoid the possible headfuck
every thing is all stable, maybe a new SSd soon, i should have a issue should i?
lol you shouldnt have any issues.. adding another ssd will resort to a format, but it wont play with activation.. you should be SWEEEEEOIIIIIIIIIIIT.
i miss this place.
Um, do you really believe that Microsoft has a worldwide database of every Windows install on the planet?
It sends Microsoft nothing. Activation is done on the PC. The only thing Microsoft needs is the installation id number when you need to re activate via phone or whatever
But isnt the cypher generating the installation id, based on the COA key and core system components
its all about who you know aye aye
edit: without condoning piracy, unmodified Win7 sources can be found online if you look around.
Installation Id is generated by windows its self as soon as you log in even if its not connected to the net. Don't need Microsoft for that
Its the product id number when you right click my computer.
If you change to many components then activation fails. Then you have to contact Microsoft to Tell them your id number. They re issue you a new id number. Thats why u have to type in that long number that they give you. They don't need to know your key. Your key is connected to your id number somehow
Who doesnt know any of that.
I asked if the Installation ID code generation is at all based on hardware, although you pointed out some very basic answers regarding WAT, you didnt firmly answer the question, just stating that it may be generated from the product ID.
Dont bother elaborating on "Somehow", I don't like to be talked down to in a condescending manner.
Yes it is. The hardware is checked each time Windows boots to ensure that it is still on the same machine. If you make significant hardware changes or reinstall windows altogether, you'll get a new hardware ID, which will prompt a new activation
Real or fake?????????????????
Has the holographics.