Activate win7 home premium?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by jb456, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. jb456

    jb456 MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    installed a preactivated copy of home premium but I guess I did not do something right as it says I have 30 days to activate it.

    Can anyone provide info on how I can activate it?

    Thanks
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Home Premium ... pre-activated ... seriously :g:? When pirating things, take the best available, aka Ultimate :cool2:.
     
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  3. Smorgan

    Smorgan Glitcher

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    Psh we don't need Ultimate as its full of bunk go with Windows 7 Enterprise.

    Go All the way or go home!!! heh or home premium in this case.
     
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  4. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    Enterprise and Ultimate have same feature set, but Enterprise is volume licensing only. Professional is most versatile in its licensing/activation mechanisms - retail, oem, and volume. Ultimate, and Home Premium, just retail and oem.

    Far better to stay away from anything that is pre-activated.
     
  5. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    You've got a flawed, pirated copy. Far better to use links provided by this forum to get the genuine article and activate using a method provided by this forum.

    All versions of Windows 7 require the same resources and have essentially identical install footprints.
     
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  6. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    #7 Carlos Detweiller, Sep 30, 2014
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    Could be a copy with Loader, installed on a UEFI system (where Loader won't work).
     
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  7. CaptainKirk1966

    CaptainKirk1966 Former MDL Guru

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    #8 CaptainKirk1966, Sep 30, 2014
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    Yes, we see the effects of that often, I expect. Preactivation by loader would fail for no apparent reason with uefi and gpt disks, at least to a novice user.

    That is why I would install Professional from clean iso, try loader first, and if it fails switch to MTK.