Changed Ram on Windows 7, need to reactivate. 15 replies

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Kilobyte

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#1 9 years ago

Well, most people will not try this, but I recently upgraded my RAM from 796, to 1024mb.

After doing so, Windows 7 is now complaining that my copy may have been installed illegitimately. And it asked for my CD-key (glad I saved that web page).

It could also have been that I absent mindedly forgot to activate my copy before I forgot it was installed. However, I feel that is unlikely, as I am sure I remember activating the OS...

Anyone else with Windows 7 experienced this?

Then there is this Bing search engine HiJacker, thing...

About Bing, I use Microsoft Hotmail, and I still didn't get the memo...




Babeman

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#2 9 years ago

I haven't experienced this, but there's no point in worrying about it since microsoft hands unlimited of them out on their website...

The RC release will be available at least through June 2009 and we’re not limiting the number of product keys, so you have plenty of time.

Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx?ITPID=googles




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#3 9 years ago

How long will they be handing out unlimited serial numbers/COA's? I thought I heard somewhere that they would stop giving them out this month or next month.




Babeman

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#4 9 years ago
The Soleutator;4914808How long will they be handing out unlimited serial numbers/COA's? I thought I heard somewhere that they would stop giving them out this month or next month.

I think this month they will stop handing them out, but that's just my thoughts, not confirmed.




Sgt. D. Pilla

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#5 9 years ago
Anyone else with Windows 7 experienced this?

Nope, I went from 4, to 8, to 6, then to 8GB, My CPU has gone from 3GHz to 4.2 to 4 then 4.1, and ram has also been overclocked, stock clocked etc. Never had the problem you did.

That would usually only happen when the mobo is changed...




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#6 9 years ago

On my laptop with Windows 7 build 7100, I just replaced the processor, RAM, keyboard, wireless and Bluetooth modules, and it didn't ask for re-activation.




Kilobyte

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#7 9 years ago

Well, I must have forgotten to activate it.




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#8 9 years ago

Never had that happen Monster but the Windows Startup Repair keeps coming up now and then when trying to boot into W7 on my XP/W7 dual boot. Upon reading through the details it says possible bad driver. I have done scans with Driver Scanner (Uniblue), and it says no bad or incompatible drivers found.

I am running one driver that is not supposed to be Vista native, but I get this problem even when not using it. The driver is the Mouseware support for my MX 500, and it installs fine via W7's compatibility mode. I've also not had any trouble programming the buttons or using them.

I get the feeling this Startup Repair is part of some Check Disk that's not working properly, much like an AV prog reading false positives. I'm tempted to just disable it if I can.

Performance wise I like W7 for net surfing, but in gaming so far it sucks compared to XP, at least on 32 bit with older spec anyway. Both Burnout Paradise and X-Men Origins Wolverine are running much worse in W7 than in XP, esp Wolverine.

Oddly enough though, W7 seems to be more efficient RAM wise than XP in my experience. I use AlacrityPC in both OSes to shut down all background progs and non essential services and defrag the RAM before gaming. Despite my AlacrityPC profile for W7 leaving way more services running than the one for XP, I consistently get more free RAM after running it in W7 than I do in XP.

I've also had to enter the license key for W7 twice after the first time. Once after selecting Restore when Startup Repair ran, the other time I just out of the blue got the evaluation copy logo showing not a genuine copy for some reason. What's wierd is, when I get these Startup glitches, I can usually boot right into W7 fine right after if I just hit reset.




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#9 9 years ago
>Omen<;4915635the other time I just out of the blue got the evaluation copy logo showing not a genuine copy for some reason. What's wierd is, when I get these Startup glitches, I can usually boot right into W7 fine right after if I just hit reset.

I didn't even have to hit reset. Windows 7 just told me that this copy was not genuine, but let me continue to run it, regardless. I did loose my wallpaper.




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#10 9 years ago

To be honest, despite liking W7 for browsing, I have almost given up on evaluating it, because I was primarily interested in how well it games. I've only tried a few games, but I just can't see testing anything but fairly recent titles, and at that so far it sucks compared to XP. Even the fairly well optimized Burnout Paradise plays horribly laggy on W7 for me compared to the snap that XP offers. The other thing is I can't see taking up all the drive space much longer when I only have two 74GB Raptors for a total of about 120GB of usable space. Other than that, the audio support is poor, as I had read Vista's was. In Wolverine I have experienced poor positional audio, rear speakers playing when I was in 2.1 mode, and dialog playing in 2.1 but not in headphone mode. Maybe it's just the game, but you would think a game that works fine in Vista would also work well in W7.




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