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Chrome: Links Inactive until the Page is Clicked

I'm using Chrome 36.0.1985.125 m on a 64-bit ASUS R500V laptop, running Windows 8.1. Yesterday, hoping to solve some problems I was having with Chrome, I uninstalled it, leaving the erase-data box ...
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What is going to happen if I activate oem windows on two computers?

What if I activate oem os with a key on a computer and after do the same on another? What will be displayed on the firts computer, which one will be blocked?
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How to change the saved Office 2013 Product Key

I installed Office 2013 and put in the product key when it asked me to. After typing in the product key, it allowed me to use MS Word once. After I closed MS Word and went to reopen it the next day, ...
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I'd like to have a clean installation of Windows 7 to clone for future 'fresh starts' - will this cause activation issues with current installation?

FYI, I bought Windows 7 in the box with an official license key back in 2009. Every so often I like to do a full reinstall just to get a fresh start on my computer. I was thinking that it would be a ...
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Confusion on the Windows 7 activation process

I purchased a laptop couple of years back with Windows 7 Home Professional 64 bit pre-installed on it (OEM). Few days back I had to format my entire hard drive and reinstall windows. I followed this ...
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Windows 8.1 activation with windows 8 key [duplicate]

I formatted my PC and installed Windows 8.1 32-bit evaluation copy (which is a 90 day trial). Now, to activate Windows 8.1, can I use my Windows 8 activation key? If possible, please provide ...
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batch check if windows 7 is permanently activated

I need a simple command in batch to check if windows 7 is permanently activated ( no kms activated) for example: If windows 7 is permanently activated echo cool else ...
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How can I check the number of days remaining in my Windows XP free trial period?

I've extended it with a command in Start -> Run twice or three times, already. I got a message saying that I have 7 days remaining, but I can't remember how many days ago that was.
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Security issues with online activation software

Let's say I need to use some activation software, which connects to a server and activate some other software in my PC (i.e., Microsoft Toolkit crack to activate MS Office, or a crack for a game). ...
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Moving the Windows 7 Pro OEM image to computer with the same hardware

We bought 8 clean computers (even without HDD) with the same hardware and bought eight Windows 7 Pro OEM disks. Now I prepare one Win7 installation without activation but with all required programs, ...
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no OEM certificate found in windows 8

i want to clean install win 8 on my new lenovo, i have heard that OEM key is stored in the bios and is automatically applied on a clean install. so i decided to save the OEM CERTIFICATE using a ...
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I have to activate my win8 pro whenever I connect to the internet

Four months ago I bought Windows8 Pro and activated it. I have had no problems at all until a few days ago: every time I connect to the Internet a notification by the Action Center pops up and ...
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windows/office licenses after image capture

I am trying to create non sysprepped recovery images for individual laptops. Will the Windows and Office activation be retained after reapplying the image? The purpose of it is to spend as little ...
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Does Windows 8 start sabotaging your pc if you don't activate it for an extended period of time? [closed]

So i installed Windows 8 about 5 months ago but unfortunately I got the product from a scammer who had already used the product key in another product, so i got stuck with an unactivateable version. ...
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How to re-activate Windows 8 after entering wrong Windows 8 key?

I entered my PC's Win 8 pro product key into my laptop which was currently running Win 8 with the intention to switch my laptop to the pro version. I do have a full back up of the whole drive of the ...
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Windows 7 activation on a MacBook Pro — valid product key is “not valid”

I just installed Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro via Boot Camp. On the activation screen after I carefully entered the key on the label on the DVD case, Windows reported that my product key was not ...
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How do I deactivate windows 8 pro?

I would like to deactivate the copy of Windows 8 Pro that I have installed on my system because one of cousins attempted on Install windows from the same disk and activated with same key. So, I would ...
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Windows 8 activated, can't add additional features

I do not see the logic in this: Windows 8 is activated (legitimately) and yet, I can't add additional features. Why is this happening? I have reset my computer after activation, and to be honest, I ...
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Reactivating Windows 8 after reformat

I am looking to reformat my drive and I was wondering if I was able to use my Windows 8 pro with media center product key obtained from the Windows 8 promotion. With the email that I received my ...
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Windows 8 Pro non-upgrade version won't let me activate

I went to Best Buy to buy Windows 8 and asked for the non-upgrade (clean installation) version of it. Got the software from a salesperson who said it can be for non-upgrades (and clearly has no ...
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How to reinstall and activate Adobe InDesign CS2 (Polish)?

I have a client that needs to reinstall their computer. They have a Polish version of InDesign CS2, which won’t activate anymore. How to install it after reinstalling Windows? The English version from ...
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Where can I download a copy of Windows 8 (64 Bit) to use with my previously purchased activation key?

I just bought an HP ultrabook running Windows 8 with no installtion media. I also bought an SSD hard drive... My plan was to install windows 8 on the SSD I purchased. Without any installation media ...
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Unable to activate Windows 8

I first installed Windows 8 Pro 64 bits OEM a few months ago. I did a clean install with the same disc and key yesterday, after installing new hardware. I remember having this very same issue with my ...
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Settings to revert when activating Windows 7 after the 30-day grace period?

When activating Windows 7 after the 30-day grace period (i.e. after the screen turns black), which settings do you have to revert manually? So far I have only noticed the background image and the ...
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Will I lose my Windows 8 activation after hardware upgrade?

Windows 8 Pro w/WMC is installed on an Asus M3A78-EM with an on-board GPU. I wish to upgrade the GPU and have purchased a compatible one but have not installed it yet. I also wish to upgrade its CPU. ...
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can't activate windows 7 with windows 7 service pack 1 key

I installed windows 7 without service pack 1 and now, when I'm trying to input service pack 1 key, I get an error. Can I activate it when I simply install service pack 1 or I need to reinstall it from ...
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How to get Product Key for Visual Studio 2010 from MSDNAA without downloading?

I've installed Visual Studio 2010 Professional Trial from the public ISO download site. Then I noticed that I don't have a Product Key yet so I logged in to DreamSpark with my MSDNAA login (that is ...
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How to backup windows 8 activation files?

I have read that windows 8 retail can be activated online only a limited number of times. After that we have to go through cumbersome phone activation. Is there any way to backup activation files ?
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No COA provided with OEM version of Windows 7 that I purchased. What to do?

I bought a sealed copy of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit to install on a computer I am building. When I opened the package there was no Certificate of Authenticity (COA) or activation code. Is this ...
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Is Windows 8 Pro usable without activation?

There seems to be little information about the way the activation system works in Windows 8, especially for consumer versions of Windows (Core/Pro, not Enterprise). I already know that Microsoft now ...
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How long is the Windows 8 activation period if I do not connect to the internet?

This is not a duplicate of this question, since the OP had already connected to the internet. I installed Windows 8 Consumer Retail and was not connected to the internet, and remain unconnected so it ...
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Is Windows 8 Pro Upgrade 32 bit or 64 bit

I am wondering how this works. I'll tell you the story of my computers: I have one laptop and one desktop. One laptop was running Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit) and my desktop is running Windows 7 ...
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How do I transfer Windows 8 upgrade license to new PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 Pro Upgrade but no previous version of Windows installed I recently bought the Windows 8 Pro upgrade pack and updated my current PC from Windows 7. I have the ...
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Windows 8 Activation - Product ID: Not available

The situation: I downloaded Windows 8 RTM from MSDN (I have a subscription). Naturally, I downloaded the product key as well. Windows 8 installed like a dream: lightning fast with no problems. I ...
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Can I recover my windows activation key, after a fresh install?

I recently reinstalled by copy of Windows 7, wiping the partition it had previously been on. I assumed (falsely) that the activation would carry over. Is there a way to recover this key? What else ...
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Are there any region restrictions on the activation of Windows 8?

Microsoft does not sell Windows 8 DVDs in China, We can only update to Windows 8 from Windows 7, Vista or Windows XP SP3. However, I am an Ubuntu user, I don't have Windows 7, Vista or Windows XP SP3 ...
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How many times can a Win 7 Professional serial be activated?

Not doing any piracy work but I format my computer some times more than I should. I hear that there is a number of times a win 7 key can be used for activation. is that true? If so how many times can ...
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Will Windows fail activation on a new hard drive after previous hard drive failed

I have a failing hard drive which won't boot, that has Windows 7 Home Premium installed. I have a replacement hard drive on the way. My question is will I run into problems trying to install Windows ...
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Unable to deactivate windows xp by modifying the license in the registry

I need to deactivate Windows XP so I can set it up with a new license. Every tutorial I've visited followed the same steps. (Example from eHow) The tutorials state that the 00BE timer file located in ...
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OEM Product Key from Product ID?

I re-installed my Windows 7 installation and I am being asked for the Product Key. But alas, stupid me, I had jotted down the Product ID and not the actual Product Key. Unfortunately, I lost the ...
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Unable to activate Photoshop CS4 on a new computer

I've sold my old Apple Mac Pro 3,1 to get a new Mac Pro 4,1 and moved my Areca RAID card with all drives and graphics card to it. Now my Photoshop CS4 is displaying message: "Our records indicate ...
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XP Mode under Win 7 Professional: Windows Activation Update failure despite activated Windows

I am trying to install Windows XP Mode from here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx (the Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool has given me the green for proceeding) ...
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Switch Windows 7 Pro to Ultimate

While I was waiting to receive a new Windows 7 activation key for a system I was working on, I installed the anticipated version of Windows 7 (I converted my Windows 7 Ultimate disc into a flash drive ...
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How to make a cracked Windows installation legal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Making a cracked or activated windows uncracked For a cracked Windows installation, how should someone proceed to make it legal? Uninstall the cracked Windows, then ...
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Resolving “DNS name does not exist” activating Windows 8?

I am trying to activate a new copy of Windows 8 Pro. When clicking on the Activate button in the Windows Activation screen comes back with: DNS name does not exist How can I go ahead an ...
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Change the Windows 8 product key after installation?

I just completed a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro as it was released to MSDN. Installation went without a hitch however I can't find out where to enter the correct product key for the copy I have. ...
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Is it possible to use Windows 7 64-bit key on 32bit simultaneously?

I have my laptop which got Windows 7 64-bit OS. For development purposes I have installed Windows 7 32bit on VirtualBox on same laptop. Is it possible to use same key for 32-bit OS on VirtualBox ...
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Windows 7 activate after renaming

Do you need to re-activate Windows 7 after it has been renamed? The machine i'm talking about is a pc that is connected to a domain (at work). Or is this not necessary?
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How to Activate Windows 7

I can't figure out that my Windows is genuine or not. I have key but I can't find from where I can activate it. I have done this so many times in past but this time I can't find any thing at 'My ...
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Windows 7 kms activation

I have been preparing for a Windows 7 migration in a couple of schools and have prepared loads of images that are set for KMS activation. I have just realized that on the unattend file for all images ...