windows 8 deactivates windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by dsbig, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. dsbig

    dsbig MDL Member

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    using daz loader to activate windows 7, but after installing windows 8, it deactivates windows 7, I tried to reactivate but still shows not activated.

    how do I fix this.

    only was so far was to remove the windows 8 boot loader.

    but then how do I boot into windows 8?




    sorry if it was already discussed but I couldn't find it
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    #2 PaulDesmond, Jul 2, 2012
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    My dummy explanation for it is very simple: When you run a genuine OS like W7 and want to install/upgrade to a newer one like W8, you have to pay for it, independend of it was activated before by Daz's loader or through a genuine key which only serves W7 but not W8. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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  3. Stannieman

    Stannieman MDL Guru

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    When installing windows 8, the bootloader (in this case daz loader) gets overwritten by the new one. But simply booting into windows 7 and installing the loader again should fix it.
     
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  4. jayblok

    jayblok MDL Guru

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    Yes,this is correct,i have done this many times over and over,just boot into win7 an re-activate :)
     
  5. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT MDL Addicted

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    Yup, that had worked for me.
     
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