can't extend windows 7 trial period past 120 days

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by gonnadoit, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. gonnadoit

    gonnadoit MDL Novice

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    I'm reading from a article on this site named "how-to-rearm-and-extend-free-usage-activation-grace-period-of-windows-7-to-120-days" and from one of the comments posted a user says to

    "1. Type in the “Search Box” > regedit and then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\ SL or instead “SL”, search for “SoftwareProtectionPlatform”;
    2. In the right panel change “SkipRearm” value to “1″;
    3. From now on will be able to use “slmgr -rearm” for another 8(eight) times. So you’ll have a total of 360 days for using Windows 7 without activating it."

    I used the slmgr.vbs -rearm command after i edited the registry setting and it asked me to reboot after it finished. windows is still saying i have 2 days left to activate.

    i looked in the registry again and the SkipRearm value was back to "0"

    how do I get the registry to save the new value I put? I just exited the registry after i clicked modify and changed the value to 1. not sure if there's a specific way of saving the changes.
     
  2. myhken

    myhken Experienced MDL Tester

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  3. DARKOR04

    DARKOR04 MDL Tester/Developer

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    You just run out of rearms. I recommend you to use IR4 it will rearm the count back to 4 Look here:Official Windows 7 Rearm Tool or in my signature you have some solutions too.
     
  4. gonnadoit

    gonnadoit MDL Novice

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    I used the IR4 tool and it worked, thanks!

    I can't use the daz loader, i've tried before but it always crashes my system no matter what mode i try installing it in.
     
  5. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Yea I've seen Daz recommend IR4 when his loader didn't work which is rare

    IR4 is pretty solid but I'm vigilant as to any ideas of resetting rearms either inside windows (without modification) or just an easy restart with no need to go into RE/PE. Otherwise it's super simple to use even for beginners...lol
     
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