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    Have to be activating Windows 7 Home Premium, almost monthly past few months

    Using the SLMGR /REARM. Is there a more permanent solution I am not aware of. My machine has been fine for 3 years until sometime last year.

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    Did your Windows 7 Home Premium come preinstalled on a major OEM PC? SLMGR /REARM is basically a hack to stay perpetually in the 30-day evaluation period. The following tool will tell you whether your copy of Windows is genuine.

    Clicking on that link will download the tool.

    Here is another link from Microsoft that tries to repair corrupt/tampered files. KB971033

    You'll have to select the correct bit-ness for your installation.
    Last edited by bbearren; 2015-01-30 at 13:43. Reason: more info
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

    "The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Savvy?"—Captain Jack Sparrow "When you're troubleshooting, start with the simple and proceed to the complex."—M.O. Johns "Experience is what you get when you're looking for something else."—Sir Thomas Robert Deware.
    Unleash Windows

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