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Registering Win7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Buffalo, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Buffalo

    Buffalo Flightless Bird

    This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    Do you have to register it with MS?
    What happens if you don't?
    How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to register
    it?
    Thanks,
    Buffalo
     
  2. Colon Oscopy

    Colon Oscopy Flightless Bird

    "Buffalo" <Eric@nada.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i543r7$2n8$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    > Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    > Do you have to register it with MS?
    > What happens if you don't?
    > How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to
    > register
    > it?
    > Thanks,
    > Buffalo
    >
    >


    You don't have to register it but you need to activate it. Usually you have
    30 days and will continue to receive reminders if you don't activate.
     
  3. Buffalo

    Buffalo Flightless Bird

    Colon Oscopy wrote:
    > "Buffalo" <Eric@nada.com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:i543r7$2n8$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    >> Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    >> Do you have to register it with MS?
    >> What happens if you don't?
    >> How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to
    >> register
    >> it?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Buffalo
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You don't have to register it but you need to activate it. Usually
    > you have 30 days and will continue to receive reminders if you don't
    > activate.


    Thanks, I will inform her of that.
    What happens if you don't activate it?
    Buffalo
     
  4. KCB

    KCB Flightless Bird

    "Buffalo" <Eric@nada.com.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i546nu$dbc$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    >
    > Colon Oscopy wrote:
    >> "Buffalo" <Eric@nada.com.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:i543r7$2n8$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    >>> Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    >>> Do you have to register it with MS?
    >>> What happens if you don't?
    >>> How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to
    >>> register
    >>> it?
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Buffalo
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >> You don't have to register it but you need to activate it. Usually
    >> you have 30 days and will continue to receive reminders if you don't
    >> activate.

    >
    > Thanks, I will inform her of that.
    > What happens if you don't activate it?
    > Buffalo
    >
    >


    Windows will not work properly.
     
  5. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    "Colon Oscopy" <colon@oscopy.gov> écrivait news:4c75934a@news.x-privat.org:

    >
    >
    > "Buffalo" <Eric@nada.com.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:i543r7$2n8$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    >> Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    >> Do you have to register it with MS?
    >> What happens if you don't?
    >> How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to
    >> register
    >> it?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Buffalo
    >>
    >>

    >
    > You don't have to register it but you need to activate it. Usually you

    have
    > 30 days and will continue to receive reminders if you don't activate.
    >


    I don't think so, branded OEM Windows are pre-activated and probably BIOS
    locked.

    Unless that has change with Win7. I bought a laptop and a netbook in the
    past that came with XP factory installed and I never had to activate
    Windows.
     
  6. R. C. White

    R. C. White Flightless Bird

    Hi, Buffalo.

    The official word can be found by starting here:
    Windows 7 Solution Center
    http://support.microsoft.com/ph/14019/en-us#tab1

    One more click from there gets you:
    Activate Windows 7 on this computer
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/activate-windows-7-on-this-computer

    As the others said, Activation is required. Registration is not.

    RC
    --
    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX
    rc@grandecom.net
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail Version 2011 (Build 15.4.3002.0810)) in Win7 Ultimate x64


    "Buffalo" wrote in message news:i543r7$2n8$1@news.eternal-september.org...

    This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    Do you have to register it with MS?
    What happens if you don't?
    How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to register
    it?
    Thanks,
    Buffalo
     
  7. Alex Clayton

    Alex Clayton Flightless Bird

    "Doum" <me@domain.net> wrote in message
    news:XnF9E04CEFC3585Edoumdomainnet@81.169.183.62...
    > "Colon Oscopy" <colon@oscopy.gov> écrivait
    > news:4c75934a@news.x-privat.org:
    > I don't think so, branded OEM Windows are pre-activated and probably BIOS
    > locked.
    >
    > Unless that has change with Win7. I bought a laptop and a netbook in the
    > past that came with XP factory installed and I never had to activate
    > Windows.
    >
    >


    I have bought 3 laptops since Win 7 came out and none needed to be
    activated. I just fired them up and started using them. I did have to
    validate the first time I tried to install something from MS like antivirus
    but Windows never asked me to activate it.
    --
    I think drug tests are great. Since I have to pass them to earn money to pay
    taxes, Everyone on, or applying for welfare should have to pass them to get
    some of my money.
     
  8. Buffalo

    Buffalo Flightless Bird

  9. nomail@hotmail.com

    nomail@hotmail.com Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:01:07 -0600, "Buffalo"
    <Eric@nada.com.invalid> wrote:

    >This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    >Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    >Do you have to register it with MS?


    Maybe look at the instructions that would have come with the
    laptop. If no hard copy check the HDD.
     
  10. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 25 Aug 2010 16:01:07 -0600, Buffalo wrote:

    > This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    > Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it) Do you have to
    > register it with MS?
    > What happens if you don't?
    > How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to
    > register it?


    Registering a Windows OS is optional, activation is mandatory. Though
    usually pc's with windows preinstalled have already been activated.
     
  11. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 8/25/2010 6:01 PM, Buffalo wrote:
    > This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    > Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    > Do you have to register it with MS?
    > What happens if you don't?
    > How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to register
    > it?
    > Thanks,
    > Buffalo


    You have nothing to do, everything is already taken care of since you
    got this Windows with the laptop. You don't need to register it or
    activate it, both are already done for you.

    Activation is only for those copies of Windows which you buy from a
    store separately from the computer and install afterwards.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  12. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    On 8/28/2010 7:58 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    > On 8/25/2010 6:01 PM, Buffalo wrote:
    >> This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    >> Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    >> Do you have to register it with MS?
    >> What happens if you don't?
    >> How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to
    >> register
    >> it?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Buffalo

    >
    > You have nothing to do, everything is already taken care of since you
    > got this Windows with the laptop. You don't need to register it or
    > activate it, both are already done for you.
    >
    > Activation is only for those copies of Windows which you buy from a
    > store separately from the computer and install afterwards.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    It may be activated but I seriously doubt it will be registered, as that
    is up to the actual users to do, if they so desire.
     
  13. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:34:40 -0700, Frank wrote:

    > On 8/28/2010 7:58 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >> On 8/25/2010 6:01 PM, Buffalo wrote:
    >>> This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    >>> Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    >>> Do you have to register it with MS?
    >>> What happens if you don't?
    >>> How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to
    >>> register
    >>> it?
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Buffalo

    >>
    >> You have nothing to do, everything is already taken care of since you
    >> got this Windows with the laptop. You don't need to register it or
    >> activate it, both are already done for you.
    >>
    >> Activation is only for those copies of Windows which you buy from a
    >> store separately from the computer and install afterwards.
    >>
    >> Yousuf Khan

    >
    > It may be activated but I seriously doubt it will be registered, as that
    > is up to the actual users to do, if they so desire.


    Not to mention that at the time of manufacture, the manufacturer has no
    idea who the user will be...

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
  14. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > On Sat, 28 Aug 2010 11:34:40 -0700, Frank wrote:
    >
    >> On 8/28/2010 7:58 AM, Yousuf Khan wrote:
    >>> On 8/25/2010 6:01 PM, Buffalo wrote:
    >>>> This is my friends new laptop and it contains Windows 7 Home
    >>>> Premium.(Purchased at Office Depot with Win7 on it)
    >>>> Do you have to register it with MS?
    >>>> What happens if you don't?
    >>>> How much time do you have after you first use it before you HAVE to
    >>>> register
    >>>> it?
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>> Buffalo
    >>> You have nothing to do, everything is already taken care of since you
    >>> got this Windows with the laptop. You don't need to register it or
    >>> activate it, both are already done for you.
    >>>
    >>> Activation is only for those copies of Windows which you buy from a
    >>> store separately from the computer and install afterwards.
    >>>
    >>> Yousuf Khan

    >> It may be activated but I seriously doubt it will be registered, as that
    >> is up to the actual users to do, if they so desire.

    >
    > Not to mention that at the time of manufacture, the manufacturer has no
    > idea who the user will be...


    They do if it's a custom built PC...


    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Professional
    Postbox 2.0.0b2
    Saturday, August 28, 2010 5:20:02 PM
     
  15. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 28/08/2010 6:12 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    > Not to mention that at the time of manufacture, the manufacturer has no
    > idea who the user will be...
    >


    Usually, most OEMs put a default user id of "owner" in, which you can
    then change later on.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  16. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    Yousuf Khan <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> écrivait news:4c79b916$1@news.bnb-
    lp.com:

    > On 28/08/2010 6:12 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >> Not to mention that at the time of manufacture, the manufacturer has no
    >> idea who the user will be...
    >>

    >
    > Usually, most OEMs put a default user id of "owner" in, which you can
    > then change later on.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Maybe but they don't register it with M$.
     
  17. Gene E. Bloch

    Gene E. Bloch Flightless Bird

    On Sat, 28 Aug 2010 21:34:10 -0400, Yousuf Khan wrote:

    > On 28/08/2010 6:12 PM, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
    >> Not to mention that at the time of manufacture, the manufacturer has no
    >> idea who the user will be...
    >>

    >
    > Usually, most OEMs put a default user id of "owner" in, which you can
    > then change later on.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Or maybe "Microsoft".

    I have seen (and had to fix) that.

    It still asked me to register, IIRC, which corroborates what Doum said.

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     

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