Windows 7 Activation after downgrading from Windows 8

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by flick3k, May 5, 2013.

  1. flick3k

    flick3k MDL Novice

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    Hi everyone,

    I've got a problem I've never come across before and wondered if anyone might be able to help?

    I've had a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate (x64 and x86) which utilises the blacklisted Lenovo key and auto activates during setup, has never needed an online activation before.

    I've just installed this version on a laptop which came preloaded with W8.

    After setup was complete andW7 loaded, I checked the System Info page and noticed under Windows Activation that Windows is not activated and requires activation in 3 days.
    This is the first time I've ever seen this using this copy of W7, usually this page would say Windows is activated and aslong as I didn't install KB971033 all updates would pass WAT etc.

    Does anyone have any idea why this particular installation hasn't been straightforward and what I can do to correct this?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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  3. FCM168

    FCM168 MDL Junior Member

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    Hi Daz

    Is the iso in you links the MSDN untouched .iso of Windows 7 SP1?

    Thanks
     
  4. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Yap.

    For more editions and languages, you can take a look at this sticky.
     
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  5. FCM168

    FCM168 MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the info....
     
  6. flick3k

    flick3k MDL Novice

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    That's brilliant Daz, thanks very much for your help.

    I'll give that a shot!