I bought Windows 7 on July 10th, installed it and activated. On Sunday my Avid Audio software installer froze everything causing me to reinstall Windows 7 but when I tried to activate it I received and error : A problem occurred when Windows tried to Activate. Error Code 0x0070005. For a possible solution, click More Information.
Description: Access Denied.
I tried to activate by phone but the "Activation Support" gave me another phone number. I finally got a human on the phone who gave me a new number 1-800-642-7676 that referred me back to 1-866-740-1256.
I then ended up on a phone service loop from 1-800-936-5700 to 1-800-642-7676 to 1-866-740-1256.
I tried various incarnations of slmgr.vbs and messing with my security settings and I'm stuck.
It is a little frustrating when the only options thus far include "not my dept." and "I'll transfer you to the next 1-800 automated number"