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    System Disc

    If the disks don't say 'For installation only on a new PC' then they are retail. If that wording (or similar) is present, then it's OEM The Product ID from teh install will also tell you - if the second group of characters is -OEM- then (obviously) it's OEM, otherwise, it's 'something else' If...
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    Windows 7 saying Product ket is invalid

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 ) Once saved, run the tool. Click on the Continue button, which will...
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    Pirated Copy?

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 ) Once saved, run the tool. Click on the Continue button, which will...
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    "Factory Reset" of Vista free upgrade to Win7

    The WIndows 7 'free Upgrade' is a standard OEM System Builder Key - and as such it will work fine with either OEM System Builder disks, Retail Disks, or the downloads from Digital River.
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    program files

    You're running 64-bit Windows 7 on an 80GB drive? Is that the only drive in your system, or do you also have a D: drive for data?
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    Win 7 wont accept my original key

    Your analogy is much flawed, IMHO. You car requires periodic maintenance and oil-changes - some people can and will do this themselves, and some can't or won't. The same applies with computer maintenance. You are entitled to expect that the machine works properly when delivered - it's then up...
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    Win 7 wont accept my original key

    Yep - MDL is definitely a hacker's playground. The links are the same, because they are the only authorised legal download sites for public use - and they have nothing to do with MSDN (as the MDL link claims they do) I prefer not to route people through hacker's sites because of the other stuff...
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    Win 7 wont accept my original key

    There are better links - or at least ones not associated with a hackers site like MDL - see here.... Microsoft
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    Win 7 wont accept my original key

    To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 ) Once saved, run the tool. Click on the Continue button, which will...
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    HOW long does reactvation to windows 7 last

    A Blocked Key will be rejected at activation with the error code 0xc004c4a2 - Blocked Key. I've never managed to actually see the exact screen notification on a machine where an activated Key has become blocked and discovered by the WAT update - but the results of an MGADiag report are...
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    HOW long does reactvation to windows 7 last

    No, it wouldn't, actually :) - but it would explain any possible Bloocked Key status that comes up when activation is attempted. The OP appears not to understand that Activation is Mandatory for all installations of Windows, and has been since 2001 when XP was released.
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    HOW long does reactvation to windows 7 last

    See HOW long does reactvation to windows 7 last. - Windows 7 Forums and HOW long does reactvation to windows 7 last. - Microsoft Answers
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    My Notepad suddenly can't Show Chinese Characters (win7 pro 64bit)?

    It sounds to me as if you've simply changed the default font in Notepad - You'll have toe set it to a Unicode font of some sort- obviously preferably a Chinese one.
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    Having a offline Computer hooked up to a online network

    WTF? A router for each PC?? WTH did the guy think he was doing? At this point all bets are off - you'd be better to start from scratch! (At least that way you have a chance of understanding the network) I'd love to se a network diagram of that - NOT! (except for giggles) You could cut that...
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    Having a offline Computer hooked up to a online network

    What's the OS? Home Premium, Pro or what? You may also be able to block HTTP egress at the router for that machine - check the router manual.
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