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Windows is activated but will not log me on

for the larst 7days when i was turning on my laptop it was telling me windows needed to be activated but when i clicked on "activate now"
it said windows was allready activated
this went on for 7days
now when i turn on it says i can't log on with out activating but when i try it saye i allready have activated so i exit but it logs me off and the activate screen come up again
i tryed to turn on in safe mode but it said i needed to activate in normale mode first
please help if you can
thanks joe

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  • pepsta
    pepsta Oct 01, 2008

    hello again

    yes my laptop had problems and had to be wiped

    and windows was reinstalled

    all was working fine for mounths

    till this happend

    i can use safe mode i just can not go on line in safe mode

    thanks for helping

  • Ted Conner
    Ted Conner May 11, 2010

    Without knowing a little more about how this situation developed it is hard to guess at how you should proceed. Did you re-install? Did it just suddenly start requesting reactivation while having been fine before? A number of things can cause this, such as a corrupt registry, hard drive file system, etc.

    This may or may not apply to your situation but here goes. BTW let me know what actually happened when it started.

    MS Explaination how activation works

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Win 8.1 on my new laptop states wrong activation code.



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There seems to be nothing else we can do other than reformatting your hard drive and reinstalling your operating system since you cannot go to safe mode and do system restore. The problem is with the OS so it needs to be reinstalled. Hope this helps. Thank you.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

  • Benito Jr. Marbella Oct 02, 2008

    Okay if you are able to boot in safe mode, please try to do a system restore (Start-All Programs-Accessories-System Tools-System Restore). Please choose a date when you were not yet being asked for the activation (Choose a different restore point - show restore points older than five days). Please wait until you receive the message that the system restore was successful (Laptop will restart on its own). If this does not work, please do the system recovery using the recovery disks but you will lose all information in the hard drive. The instructions came with the disks (or you can use F12 instead of C and select CD/DVD drive). If after the system recovery you are still being asked for this activation, please explain the problem to Microsoft and let us know us well. Hope this helps. Thank you.



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