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Dec 22, 2013 20:40 |  #46

If you don't have the original version of Windows installed that is associated with the key on the computer, then you should have the key of the version that was installed written down or stored somewhere. If you never got it, you should have saved it somewhere before reinstalling that version as there's no way to retrieve after a full format and reinstall. At this point, you have the following options:

1) Purchase a key for the current version installed
2) Continue using it through the end of activation with the limitations
3) Install a different, free OS

So, it's just up to you what you want to do at this point. Lessons learned. You need to make sure you save the key prior to formatting next time. You should also have a copy of the current OS somewhere as a backup, with the associated key written on the CD or stored with it. You shouldn't purchase a computer through a reseller without a legitimate copy of an OS with a valid key. You should also not use other people's cd's to install a new OS that you know you don't have a valid key for and expect to find a way around it. Those days are over. Microsoft caught on to multiple OS installs with the same or "volume" keys. I know it's expensive, but that's just the way it is these days. Do it once and do it right and then you don't have to worry about it for a long time.




  
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Dec 22, 2013 20:51 |  #47

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Absolutly "my dear watson" thats very correct and 100% the problem, the sticker on my machine is an old sticker from when the machine was constructed and is even a different os from what i now have installed, since then it has probably had atleast 4 different verisons of windows in it, from xp to windows basic, to windows home premium now installed, and soon to have a full install of another version of premium but this time new/legit and with a disc and verified and activated.

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Don't get all mad, because people aren't offering up ways.. for you to "beat the system". Don't play the victim here. You gambled, and lost. Move on.


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Dec 22, 2013 21:00 |  #48

1Tanker wrote in post #16547961 (external link)
Don't get all mad, because people aren't offering up ways.. for you to "beat the system". Don't play the victim here. You gambled, and lost. Move on.

Where on earth did you read the OP being mad or playing the victim? Seems to me he knew all along that what the shop did for him was a short-term fix and he doesn't seem to be crying about it. He didn't ask anyone to tell him how to defeat the activation or give him links to anything illicit or illegal so what's the problem? :rolleyes:
So much waffling on and speculation about what was really a pretty simple question and it took until post #39 until somebody gave the proper answer!


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Dec 22, 2013 21:05 |  #49

1Tanker wrote in post #16547961 (external link)
Don't get all mad, because people aren't offering up ways.. for you to "beat the system". Don't play the victim here. You gambled, and lost. Move on.

Im not mad kel, just telling a story that happened to me by being to gullable and trusting the "small shops" mind you ive even been burned before by a Giant of a certain very large pc retail chain here in uk, no names but they scammed me with a broken screen they wouldnt reapir during its warranty.

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Dec 22, 2013 21:06 |  #50

aphphoto wrote in post #16547991 (external link)
Where on earth did you read the OP being mad or playing the victim? Seems to me he knew all along that what the shop did for him was a short-term fix and he doesn't seem to be crying about it. He didn't ask anyone to tell him how to defeat the activation or give him links to anything illicit or illegal so what's the problem? :rolleyes:
So much waffling on and speculation about what was really a pretty simple question and it took until post #39 until somebody gave the proper answer!

The proper answer was buy a legitimate license, which was mentioned by multiple people throughout this thread. He was also told that windows would not lock him out, which also has been mentioned.

Actually I'm kind of disappointed that a thread concerning pirated software has lasted this long.




  
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Dec 22, 2013 21:09 |  #51

"Hey im no pirate" "yo ho ho and a bottle of rum" "where me rum shipmates" lol


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Dec 22, 2013 21:30 |  #52

OK, gang, I believe a resolution has been reached (buy legit software), let's move on!!!


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Dec 22, 2013 21:30 |  #53

My problem is sorted im buying a Full version from a pc gurru friend in a few days, strait from microsoft with key and disc, so happy days.

Anyway Happy Holidays, Yule and Merry Christmas to all.


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Dec 22, 2013 21:32 |  #54

Pagman wrote in post #16548064 (external link)
My problem is sorted im buying a Full version from a pc gurru friend in a few days, strait from microsoft with key and disc, so happy days.

Anyway Happy Holidays, Yule and Merry Christmas to all.


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Happy holidays!

Maybe you'll have a Win 7 CD under your tree. :lol:


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Dec 22, 2013 21:35 |  #55

Airing of grievances achieved. It's a festivus miracle!




  
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Dec 22, 2013 21:38 |  #56

WhidbeyHiker wrote in post #16548000 (external link)
The proper answer was buy a legitimate license, which was mentioned by multiple people throughout this thread. He was also told that windows would not lock him out, which also has been mentioned.

Actually I'm kind of disappointed that a thread concerning pirated software has lasted this long.

The correct answer to his question was that the computer begins shutting down every hour.
Luckily for all of us it's not up to you how long threads last around here!


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Dec 22, 2013 21:40 |  #57

Fligi7 wrote in post #16548074 (external link)
Airing of grievances achieved. It's a festivus miracle!

LOL! :lol:


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Dec 22, 2013 21:56 |  #58

MODERATION ADMONITION.

Too much talk about pirating software going on here. The next one to top make such a suggestion or anything similar will face disciplinary action.


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Dec 22, 2013 22:02 |  #59

Pagman wrote in post #16538214 (external link)
My laptop has no windows key due to a re-build and i have nearly used up the 30day grace period, does anyone know what will happen to my laptop after this and what will i loose use of?

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