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Yes that did the trick. Upgraded PGP to latest version, re-entered 
product key and forced activation. All is well.

Thanks - G


On 2/1/2012 11:10 AM, Geoffrey Duke wrote:
>
> I just spoke with Geoff on the phone. Since this system is a laptop 
> with PGP disk encryption installed, it's a good bet that upgrading PGP 
> to the current version will fix the problem. Sometimes, it requires 
> re-entering the Windows 7 product key 
> <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Egcd/2008/09/troubleshooting-windows-activation/#key-issue> 
> with*slmgr -ipk 33PXH-7Y6KF-2VJC9-XBBR8-HVTHH*to get activation 
> working again after PGP fouls things up.
>
> Hope that helped,
>
> --Geoff
>
> Geoffrey Duke
> 802.656.1172 | Sr System Administrator <http://www.uvm.edu/%7Egcd>| 
> Enterprise Technology Services <http://www.uvm.edu/ets>| University of 
> Vermont <http://www.uvm.edu/>
>
> *From:*Technology Discussion at UVM [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
> *On Behalf Of *Geoffrey Marchand
> *Sent:* Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:45 AM
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
> *Subject:* windows 7 activation issue
>
> Good Morning,
>
>       I have a Win 7 32bit user that is experiencing the 'this copy of 
> windows is not genuine'. I have Geoff Duke's 'Troubleshooting Windows 
> Activation' doc in front of me. The nslookup appears OK but I do 
> receive a netreg error stating "user is in a registered network but 
> could not find DHCP lease for 132.198.218.142". Performed a winsock 
> fix didn't help.  It appears the activation is not working at all. 
> Every slmgr command I input comes back with no response at all and yes 
> I am running the cmd prompt as administrator. Not sure what the next 
> step is.
>
> -G
>
> -- 
>