Hey guys, I’m getting a failed activation for Windows 7 64-bit.
It’s a valid Technet subscription key, so it should work. But Technet keys don’t allow telephone activation.
I made several mistakes, such as using an older disk that didn’t include service pack 1. It validated, but after installing SP1, it then lost validation. I then let the 30-day activation period lapse, so now some features inside of Windows are no longer working. It’s also reporting that the installation isn’t genuine.
I ran the validation diagnostic tool (http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/diag/) and it reported that everything was working with the exception of “Display Images Enabled: Failed”.
How do I validate this copy without reinstalling the OS?
Thanks for your help!