Can't rearm my Win

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by AndreT, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. AndreT

    AndreT MDL Novice

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    #1 AndreT, Oct 9, 2014
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    Hey everyone,

    so i tried to rearm my Windows 7 Prof 32bit for the very first time with the "slmgr -rearm" command.
    When i run the "slmgr -dlv" command it now shows me a remaining time of 29 days. That's ok.
    But when i go to control panel/system it still shows me "2 days left".

    Anybody experienced the same? Did the rearm work or should i worry about what happens in 2 days?



    For reference here's what i did (including reboot after that):
    howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/extend-the-windows-7-trial-from-30-to-120-days/?PageSpeed=noscript
     
  2. AndreT

    AndreT MDL Novice

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    #3 AndreT, Oct 9, 2014
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    Thanks for the answer Mr. Magic.

    I eventually will activate it.
    I'm a valid member of the Dreamspark-Licence program, but we currently have a problem with the Webstore of our faculty our Admin is trying to sort out.

    Unfortunately i'm in the need of the webstore right now (see above) so i decided to just rearm my windows for another 30 days until all problems are sorted.

    EDIT: Ah ok now i see. Maybe i'll try that as a last resort. Thanks
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    #4 Carlos Detweiller, Oct 10, 2014
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    There's nothing wrong. The slmgr -dlv value is the number of days until the grace expires (Notification mode). The number of days reported in the Control Panel - System is the one until Windows attempts automatic activation. No matter if that succeeds or not you will get the full 30 days. There's a tool called Rearm Wizard in the MDL projects section that allows to extend the grace forever.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\Activation]
    "Manual"=dword:00000001
    The above registry file switches automatic activation attempts off.
     
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  4. AndreT

    AndreT MDL Novice

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    Many many thanks Carlos, that was it!

    What a great forum!