Installed certificate and product key via CMD, but didn't work?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Vustom-login, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Vustom-login

    Vustom-login MDL Novice

    Dec 8, 2011
    I have a BIOS which has SLIC 2.1, and I'm trying to activate Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1) which I got from legit Digital River; so it hasn't been edited.

    So I installed the OS, booted it up, opened terminal and installed the certificate and product code, and both that it was sucessful, but I decided to restart anyways, now once the PC had finished restarted and I checked the System from Start -> Computer -> Properties it says "3 days until automatic activation. Activate Windows now"

    I did this once before and it worked fine, however it was months ago.

    Would love it if someone could help me, thanks!
  2. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
    Staff Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Post a MGADIAG report....
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  3. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

    Jan 7, 2008
    Seems that many of the SP1 installs are corrupt - I always use
    1. Install via RTM
    2. manually add the key -
    3. Manually ask for ATO
    then i install the standalone SP1 never get the Unactivated.....
    but when I do the way you mention it 99% comes back Corrupt...

    PS: I have never had to insert a Certificate in Retail.... only OEM
  4. Vustom-login

    Vustom-login MDL Novice

    Dec 8, 2011
    #4 Vustom-login, Dec 13, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
    What do you mean by corrupt, the .ISO I downloaded is corrupt or..?

    And how do I manually install the key and ask for ATO?

    Also, when I try to activate it via Start -> Activate Windows it returns with 0xC004E003.

    I also figured out what I used about a year or so ago when I tried to activate Windows 7, and that was by using OpaTool v7, I tried that again but didn't work, and I used the slmgr -ilc and slmgr -ipk on my last reformat (Which was Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1), and it worked fine..

    I've tried changing the certificate and serial, but no luck.
  5. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

    Jun 23, 2007
    Once again, Post a MGADIAG report!
  6. BobSheep

    BobSheep MDL Guru

    Apr 19, 2010
    Is this anything to do with your posts in the Windows 7 loader thread?