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Windows Adtivation after imaging

cheesebugah asked
Last Modified: 2015-10-14

After imaging a Windows 7 machine with Clonezilla, we sent it out in the field and it worked fine for a few days and now all of a sudden it is throwing an activation error and we were required to put in the license key to fix the problem.  Is there something we should have done after cloning that would have prevented this behavior?  We don't want to send out another one and go through this again.

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