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Rommel Apr 14, 2011, 11:13pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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i recently built a new machine with windows 7 ultimate oem. i can't seem to be able to activate it. after a few reboots and settings changes it said my copy of 7 wasn't genuine then when i went to activate it online. i got this error oxc004c756. any tips. the date on my clock was off one day..... after i changed it things got messy. not sure if that info will help.


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mothow Apr 15, 2011, 10:22am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: windows 7 activation
If you bought it off eBay or you just bought a key and downloaded the OS you might have bought a MSDN/TECHNET key which were ilegally sold and MS has deactivated them so when you go to reactivate they wont so now your copy is bad,This happened to me and i had to go purchase from MS a product key and software.There should be a link to this when you boot up and get that bad software warning.


You could call if your sure you have legit software.Ive done that about 5 differnt time's with my current copy.Everytime you upgrade and reformat you have to reactivate

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mothow Apr 15, 2011, 10:22am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: windows 7 activation
double post

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Rommel Apr 15, 2011, 05:12pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: windows 7 activation
it's good software i got it from the egg. i had a failed instalation before my final succesful installation maybe that affected it. it was late last nite and i was trying to ram things through a little bit at the end of the nite. this build has been terrible. holes in case over .5 mm off. etc etc. booting into 7 on ssd gave a little bit of satisfaction.

i was thinking about a clean install of 7 again...it was odd that i didn't have the option of manually dialing a call center for activation ......windows 7 is installed on a vertex 3 ssd. i didn't do any prep work on installing windows 7 i figured it would install just like vista 64.

mothow Apr 15, 2011, 06:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: windows 7 activation
Glad you got it fixed.How fast is your Vertex 3? My two 60GB OCZ Agility 2's are pretty fast in Raid 0 but im wishing i bought a 120GB instead of two 60GB's

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Rommel Apr 16, 2011, 09:50am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: windows 7 activation
I can run some benchmarks for you what utility do you want me to use?. atto showed a max read at about 390 seems low. i ran the test only once using the marvel controller. i was thiking of running raid with 2 64 gig drives also what is your throughput for that.

mothow Apr 17, 2011, 10:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: windows 7 activation
If you already have a 60gb SSD go for it. Boot times are really fast and loading games and things are faster.

But truthfully id rather have one big SSD.

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James Dean Aug 24, 2011, 03:08am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: windows 7 activation
If you receive error "0xC004F061" when trying to activate Windows 7, it means you're using a product key for an upgrade version of Windows 7 and a previous version of Windows wasn't on your computer when Windows 7 was installed. To install an upgrade version of Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP must be installed on your computer, If you formatted the drive before starting the installation process, you won't be able to use the upgrade product key to activate Windows 7. To activate Windows 7, you'll need to install your previous version of Windows, and then reinstall Windows 7.


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