I just reformatted my netbook after a virus infection with a clean install of Windows 7 starter edition. I used a universal Windows 7 USB I made a while ago that has every edition, x64 and x86 on it. I used the Advanced Tokens Manager here to backup the activation before reformatting. After reformatting when I tried to restore the activation with the tokens manager I got an error The product can't be activated by the backup. Can anyone help me get this activated? I really don't want to have to use the factory reset and uninstall OEM software for hours. Here's the log for the advanced tokens manager: Code: Starting the Activation Restore on Microsoft Windows 7 Starter at 10:44:57 of 2013/02/12 with Advanced Tokens Manager v3.5 RC 4 by Josh Cell Software's [ 10:44:57 ] Disabling the Network connections [ 10:45:01 ] Success [ 10:45:01 ] Preparing the activation system for the activation restore [ 10:45:01 ] Stopping Software Protection Platform Service [ 10:45:04 ] Restoring the Tokens.dat [ 10:45:04 ] Success [ 10:45:04 ] Starting the Software Protection Platform Service [ 10:45:07 ] Writing the Product Key [ 10:45:07 ] Installing the product key number: 1 [ 10:47:04 ] Success [ 10:47:04 ] Stopping Software Protection Platform Service [ 10:47:10 ] Restoring the Activation Files [ 10:47:10 ] Restoring the Tokens.dat [ 10:47:10 ] Success [ 10:47:10 ] Starting the Software Protection Platform Service [ 10:47:13 ] Rebuilding the Activation System [ 10:47:13 ] Checking the restored activation files integrity [ 10:47:15 ] Activation files integrity match [ 10:47:16 ] Backup has been restored with success [ 10:47:16 ] Checking if license reinstall is needed for this activation [ 10:47:16 ] Is needed. Reinstalling the licenses now [ 10:49:21 ] Checking the activation status [ 10:51:04 ] The product can't be activated by the backup. Please check the backup instructions on the readme file. [ 10:51:04 ] Enabling the Network connections [ 10:51:07 ] Success Thank you for using this software.