When I try to activate I get error code 0x80072EE2. This is the second time I have installed Windows 7. The first time I kept getting the same errors with activation and Windows update. Im running 64 bit with an E6400 on an Intel DG965WH board. I have Vista on the same hard drive, but I installed 7 as fresh install on a separate partition.
Your best bet is to post your issue in the Windows Genuine Forums. Read the directions below to create a diagnostic:
Most Activation and Validation issues look the same, on the surface, but can have many different causes and fixes. This is why we ask for a diagnostic report and this is also why we ask that you create your own thread for your issue (in other words, don't post your issue in another person's thread).
It just becomes too complicated to try to troubleshoot multiple different issues in the same thread.
Note that if you are new to these forums, you may find that you are unable to post due to a restriction on the inclusion of links and pictures.
Simply delete the only lines that contain links - this will allow the remainder of the report to upload (and those lines are not generally critical to the report anyhow)
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