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Win 7 activation thru a proxy





riyadh
i have the 90-day trial version of Windows 7 Enterprise as a virtual machine using virtualbox.i have to connect to the internet thru a proxy and i cnt get win 7 to activate.help me
Hogwarts
Use a better proxy? You're giving us scarcely any information enough to help you :/
shkhanal
did you try eatmybrowser.com? I hope this will be useful to you.
Diablosblizz
Why do you need to connect through a proxy? Just wondering.
Agent ME
Diablosblizz wrote:
Why do you need to connect through a proxy? Just wondering.

Many networks like those at schools and offices have HTTP proxies that have to be used.
mOrpheuS
riyadh wrote:
i have the 90-day trial version of Windows 7 Enterprise as a virtual machine using virtualbox.i have to connect to the internet thru a proxy and i cnt get win 7 to activate.help me

You can always activate Windows over phone.

Microsoft Help and Support wrote:
CAUSE
This issue may occur when you connect to the Internet through a proxy server where Basic authentication is enabled.

When the proxy server is configured for Basic authentication, the server requires that you type a username and a password. However, the activation user interface does not let you enter these credentials. Therefore, the Basic authentication fails, and activation is not successful

WORKAROUND
General users
Method 1: Use the telephone to activate Windows
Open the Windows Activation Wizard to use the automated telephone system and activate Windows. To open the wizard, click Start, click Run, type SLUI 04, and then click OK.
blueray
Just google it with free proxy server.
You should get a list of server that allow you to connect.

But that may slow in speed.
You will have to wait a bit when doing the activation.
Diablosblizz
mOrpheuS wrote:
You can always activate Windows over phone.]


Has Microsoft started phone activated for Windows 7 already?
riyadh
firstly, ms disabled the phone activation thingy

second of all im using the university's internet line and im behind a proxy.tht's y im having a problem connecting to the activation server.
mOrpheuS
riyadh wrote:
firstly, ms disabled the phone activation thingy

Are you sure they did ? I haven't heard/read about this news. You have any references ?
riyadh
well i didnt read it anywhere.i saw it when i tried to activate it.the option is disabled.you cnt click on it.
Hogwarts
riyadh wrote:
well i didnt read it anywhere.i saw it when i tried to activate it.the option is disabled.you cnt click on it.


Perhaps unplug your ethernet, reboot, then try activating it over the phone.
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