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  • I have bought a Samsung laptop with an activated Windows 7 Home Premium edition on it, it worked fine the past year however last week I had someone install a software on my laptop, to my surprise he had uninstalled Microsoft Security Essentials and had applied some sort of "crack" to my Windows Activation, I found the following folder on my desktop:

    Windows 7 Activation

    With the following 2 files inside it:

    Activate.exe

    ProdKeys.inf

     

    I'm not quite sure why he did that or what was the purpose, could he possibly have stole my windows 7 activation key? and how do I restore my Windows Activation and make it geniune once again?

     

    Thanks a lot

    Saturday, June 18, 2011 11:26 AM

Answers

  • Can you be assure that the system needs to be re-activated? Please right-click on Computer and choose Properties. Check the activation status.

    If re-activation is required, please do it and see if the issue is resolved after that.


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    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, June 24, 2011 7:40 AM
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:59 AM
  • First, perform a custom reinstallation of Windows 7. Your files will be restored to "Windows.Old" located at %home_drive%\windows.old after reinstallation.

    Then restore your files and use the key located at the bottom of your laptop. This key is actually different to your old key since it came with windows 7. (THe old one was an OEM:SLP key, and the one on the sticker on the bottom of your laptop is a COA key)


    Remember to mark this as an answer as this will help everybody!
    • Proposed as answer by 4053570ytheg123 Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, June 24, 2011 7:40 AM
    Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:34 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

    who is the one who did that?

    It is possible that he registered the key in a paper so that he can use it on his own computer.

    Note that use of cracks if forbidden.

    Please restore your system state using a restore point that dates before the appliance of the crack.

     


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    Saturday, June 18, 2011 4:00 PM
  • First, perform a custom reinstallation of Windows 7. Your files will be restored to "Windows.Old" located at %home_drive%\windows.old after reinstallation.

    Then restore your files and use the key located at the bottom of your laptop. This key is actually different to your old key since it came with windows 7. (THe old one was an OEM:SLP key, and the one on the sticker on the bottom of your laptop is a COA key)


    Remember to mark this as an answer as this will help everybody!
    • Proposed as answer by 4053570ytheg123 Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, June 24, 2011 7:40 AM
    Sunday, June 19, 2011 6:34 AM
  • Can you be assure that the system needs to be re-activated? Please right-click on Computer and choose Properties. Check the activation status.

    If re-activation is required, please do it and see if the issue is resolved after that.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    • Marked as answer by Arthur Xie Friday, June 24, 2011 7:40 AM
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:59 AM
  • Can you be assure that the system needs to be re-activated? Please right-click on Computer and choose Properties. Check the activation status.

    If re-activation is required, please do it and see if the issue is resolved after that.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:59 AM