Window 7 rearm

  rscott74 05 May 11
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I'm not good with PCs. I'm trying to rearm Windows 7 activation. I'm using command prompt for the first time. When I enter "slgmr -rearm" I'm told "slmgr" is not a valid command. I'm running as administrator and closely following on-line guide. Can anyone offer an explanation/solution?

Thanks

Bob

  chub_tor 05 May 11

"slgmr -rearm" is this a typo or did you actually enter "simgr"?

I looked at this site Click Here for advice.

  Thalmus 05 May 11

No need for the command prompt. Right click computer and select properties. In the window that opens scroll to the bottom and click the link that says "change product key". Enter your product key and then it will activate

  rscott74 05 May 11

Chub-tor - I'm typing it correctly, even using a copied screenshot to guide me. Thalmus - I don't have a product key.I have had my motherboard replaced by a friend of a friend and I was using Vista before. I didn't realise that there was a time limit (its now 36 days since I got the tower back). I would like a few more weeks to consider my options given the cost of Windows 7 activation.

  rscott74 05 May 11

Chub-tor

I've looked at the link suggested and tried all 4 options, the 2 "slmgr"s" and "sysprep" were not valid and the "run....." didn't do anything

  Thalmus 05 May 11

OK i see what you are trying to do. Here is a step by step guide. Also, note the first comment

"You can do this after the 30-day period has expired, but if you’ve gotten to the point where it demands you enter a valid product key before logging on, you’ll have to do it from Safe Mode"

  rscott74 05 May 11

Thalmus - this is the response from command prompt. I followed the link's instructions carefully. I cannot see any activation line on computer > properties but having presumably expired maybe that's not important.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>slmgr -rearm 'slmgr' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

C:\Windows\system32>

  a member 05 May 11

slmgr.vbs -rearm is the full command , right click command prompt and select run as administrator ( yes even if you have admin account) I seem to remember it does not work if you have a certain amount of days left .only in the last couple .

  rscott74 05 May 11

Merlinx - I cut & pasted from your post having obtained cmd via start and ran as administrator with result below. I'm no expert so why is cmd not recognising the entry?

I'm 6 days beyond expiry and receiving regular activate messages. Could I have left it too late. Sites I have visited regarding this issue have not suggested that rearm is not possible after 30 days with some mentioning on or after.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>slmgr.vbs -rearm 'slmgr.vbs' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

C:\Windows\system32>

  chub_tor 05 May 11

There are some extra registry commands listed here that may help you

  rscott74 06 May 11

Hi chub-tor. I've just started looking at your link and one thread advised putting 'slmgr.vbs -dlv' (copied/pasted from the post)in search to find out how many rearms remained. The result was 'no matches found'.

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