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    I bought few used windows 7 copies on online auction. If I want to check if they have already been activated or not without installing them, how can I do that?
    Is there a link on microsoft where you can check activation of product?



    Does it matter if I try to install it even if it has been activated before. Please help

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    You should have a manual with a phone number to Microsoft help desk for your country. Call them to check your serial numbers have not been activated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shach888 View Post
    I bought few used windows 7 copies on online auction. If I want to check if they have already been activated or not without installing them, how can I do that?
    Is there a link on microsoft where you can check activation of product?

    Does it matter if I try to install it even if it has been activated before. Please help

    Thanks
    It's very unlikely a genuine "used" copy has not been previously activated.

    Generally the term "used" means cracked and has been tweaked to bypass the genuine Windows activation process and to pass as genuine. This type of Windows 7 DVD can not be pre checked for activation. Microsoft are working on a patch to identify and nullify these copies in the upcoming service patch.

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    I better prefer a 90 day trial of Windows rather than using a cracked version...

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    ^^^ 120 days

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