Windows after 60 days, cannot activate, need stuff in Windows!

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  1. Azn_azzho

    Azn_azzho New Member

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    Two months ago I installed the Windows Media Center on one of my computers, after the 60 days that it required me to activate which I didnt. Now I cannot get into Windows and forced to activate it, but it cant be activated. What should I do?
     
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    first of all. BUY A LICENSE. It's not like they are all that expensive.

    you can mount the drive in another computer, or boot into a cd linux distro like Knoppix and transfer them elsewhere.
     
  3. Azn_azzho

    Azn_azzho New Member

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    urgh...forgot to say...but understand/knew someone would say this. I DO HAVE LICENSE. I bought a windows media center computer from DELL. But i reinstall the windows, thats why i need to activate and shit...
     
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    If you BOUGHT YOUR LICENSE, then you can activate it.

    So activate it.

    Lying to us is NOT a good idea.
     
  5. Azn_azzho

    Azn_azzho New Member

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    i'm seriously seriously not lying...i even called 888-571-2048 for Microsoft Reps, but cant get thru twice already.
     
  6. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    Try between the hours of 9am - 5pm PST?
     
  7. Azn_azzho

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    urgh....i thought they are 24 hours. ok will call tmr.
     
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    I've never "not" been able to get a hold of MS activation 800 #... And I've done this how many thousand times?
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I don't know Jolly, how many thousands of times have you called Microsoft? Do regale us with tales of your wondrous superiority! I know at least you would get a kick out of it, you always do.
     
  10. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Isn't there another thread that you can go spew misinformation in? That way I can come to the rescue and remind them of (sometimes common-sense) ideas such as "NTFS has always been journaled", "demagnitization is neither encouraged nor prevented by defragging a hdd", or "don't stick your pee-pee in the pencil sharpener".

    I don't have to try... You make me look good by comparison.
     
  11. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    You know for a jolly ogre, you aren't very jolly.
    I still say it's the lack of fiber with you young kids.
    Too constipated, if you ask me.






















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  12. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    Interesting, I was just thinking of going #2.
     
  13. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    To answer the original question:

    If you don't want to deal with the activation bullshit, just boot off a Knoppix CD and pull the files you need off.
     
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    so he has the files off and he STILL has to reformat and ACTIVATE.
     
  15. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    If he wants to use it. But since he didn't activate already, I was kind of assuming he didn't :dunno:
     
  16. Azn_azzho

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    nah i pretty sure it can be solved over the phone...but it didnt pick up my call. I'm gonna wait until tmr in the middle of the day. I have my dell computer and the CD key sticker on it...how could it be illegal????
     

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