HI all...new here and with what I hope is a different problem

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Tux vs Win, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. Tux vs Win

    Tux vs Win MDL Novice

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    Started out with a two year old Dell that decided to barf while attempting to make my primary machine a dual boot win/linux box. No copy of win 7 so ordered one off ebay. Came with two disks one 32 bit and one 64 bit. So I installed the 64 bit on the Dell and the 32 bit on an old emachine I had with a celeron dual core in it. Thats where the problem came up. The emachine already had Vista on it so I did the upgrade to avoid losing installed software and after installing the activation went fine too....now two weeks later it is telling me it isnt fine....what gives? Any and all help would be appreciated. They are telling me to reactivate and would prefer to avoid that if possible
     
  2. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    What?
    You have to activate no matter what.
    I doubt that you bought from a legitimate reseller on eBay.
    Did you use the same key on both machines? Probably got flagged.
     
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  3. Tux vs Win

    Tux vs Win MDL Novice

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    Thanks

    Yes, I am sure the keys were the same but with one version being 32 bit and the other 64 I figured that would be seen as two different versions of software so it would not matter. Btw, tried the winloader fix on it and it seems to have solved the problem without having to do any manual patching of the code. I am truly impressed with Winloader...the guy who figured that out is a genius. Hopefully problem solved. We'll see if any loose ends pop up over the next couple of weeks. Many thanks to all who have helped develop that patch. Very clever and very slick

    Tux
     
  4. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    Doesn't matter if 32 or 64. Still the same key. Do you mean Windows Loader? Yeah that should take care of it. Seeing as the computer is a OEM, you are forever activated.
     
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  5. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    So many truths and all in a single post. :biggrin: