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Windows 7 has decided it is no longer valid

 
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bobthebob1234
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject: Windows 7 has decided it is no longer valid Reply with quote

Who do I need to kill to validate it again?


'I am not valid, click here to go online to resolve this issue'
*click*
'Downloading....'
*30 mins later*
'Installing...'
*30 mins later*
'Could not install on your computer'
grrrrrrr.

*Windows validation website*
'Click here to find a phone number of activation centre'
*Follow instructions*
'This copy is not valid therefore I am not going to tell you how to validate it'

'Click here to change product key'
*Enter product key*
'Invalid data'


now what to do?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

  • fetch install CD
  • walk to kitchen
  • insert CD into microwave
  • activate said device on highest power setting
  • watch fireworks
  • when done, retrieve CD from microwave
  • open bin
  • dispose remains into bin
  • walk back to PC
  • install Linux


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Windows CDs were immune to microwaves. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only option is to ring Microsoft and endure the questions and searches they make you do of the media to prove you have a legitimate CD/DVD. They'll then get you to type a one use only, 50 gazillion character string, into your PC which will make your PC "legal" again.

This is one of my biggest complaints with Microsoft, suddenly legitimate software becomes "pirated" and your computer stops working.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: Windows 7 has decided it is no longer valid Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:
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now what to do?


Reboot
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ollie wrote:
The only option is to ring Microsoft


on which phone number.... Can't find any!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed "Windows Genuine Advantage" on someone else's PC it has only ever had XP Professional from day one and regularly updated, until he got a Windows 7 machine 18 months ago, it now won't boot as it is no longer a genuine microparp pile of ordure.... grrrrrrrrr!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/existing-customers/activation-centers.aspx

Taken from here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18715-activate-windows-7-phone.html

hth.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PCNetSpec wrote:
hth.
Probably not, they will still be stuck with bl**dy windoze Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hang on in there!

I had to reinstall XP yesterday and only went to activate it today. It wouldn't work - not even a failure message (volume license) - under IE or the Firefox extension.

After a spot of searching, it turns out there have been problems with WGA in the past week.

One solution I found involved setting the clock back to 6 July. I did this, installed more (optional) updates and the WGA icon is the tray disappeared, along with the activation reminder. So that, er, "fix", seems to work.

Best of luck! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towy71 wrote:
Probably not, they will still be stuck with bl**dy windoze Wink


Who's to say I didn't mean historically tyrannical heathens, or hopeless t*t heads, etc.. Wink
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