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Activate Windows 7?

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December 25, 2012 6:38:54 AM

At the moment I'm living outside of the United States. However, I ordered a copy of windows 7 for my new build from the US. The packaging says something about geographical restrictions, and I need to figure out if ill be able to activate from where i live.

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December 25, 2012 8:07:25 AM

You may not be able to activate from outside the united states. I live in England and I have had similar problems. You could activate it by going through a USA proxy. Even then when you do the updates WGA will flag the operating system as illegal, so do the updates through a proxy.

Once it is activated and you have done the first lot of updates you should have no further problems.
December 25, 2012 2:23:51 PM

Which proxy would you recommend? Also, I read about being able to activate through calling a Microsoft activation center ( do you know if this would work?
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December 25, 2012 11:04:56 PM

I'm sure MS support will be happy to help you with this. They aren't just sitting around plotting ways to make your life miserable, you know :)  The activation people have a good bit of discretion for this reason.
December 25, 2012 11:05:50 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Systems to section Windows 7 by Proximon
January 5, 2013 1:16:45 PM

Best answer selected by Raxbar.