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My computer lost power because my circuit breaker went off while the computer was on and now it says this copy of windows is not activated. When it tells me to acitavte it, it gives me this link:Genuine Microsoft Software
(note it probably will just tell you that urs is activated and nothing else and if so I'll copy nd paste what it says l8er. basically, it makes me download something then it says install it and then it says go to all programs, accessories, system tools, and then activate windows. then nothing happens when I click it. anyways the link tells me to refresh and c if its activated now and I do and it says not activated please purchase windows genuine advantage kit for 149.99:eek:

How can I fix this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Call MS and have them give you an activation code.
thats it? no verification or anything? if not cool and Thanks!:wave:
 

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I don't think it'll be an issue since this is your first time. Obviously if you called them every week to do this they might start to wonder.
 

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This is a common issue. I cant remember the fix...but it has to to with that the OS cant find a file...because a permission has got scrambled.

Go to the Microsoft website and do a search in their database. I have fixed this many times...but I just cant remember what I did. I have to look it up every time.
 

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...windows genuine advantage kit for 149.99:eek
Surely you can find it cheaper?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

** Official Price Critic For Microsoft ** :shrug:
I'll help you find a good deal on your next purchase of a Microsoft Product.:no::no::no::no:
 

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thanks a lot!! now time to start reading:(
 

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Surely you can find it cheaper?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

** Official Price Critic For Microsoft ** :shrug:
I'll help you find a good deal on your next purchase of a Microsoft Product.:no::no::no::no:
haha didn't c that last time I posted

BTW I still didn't try to fix it yet. No time
 

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Just relegate that Microslug to the dustbin and buy an iMac. I'm no computer genius like Tony and I quickly tired of OS errors and designed in susceptibility to spyware, etc. I've had no operating problems with the iMac and I don't have to take the hard drive in to have it cleaned every 6 months...Dave
 

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microsoft just released an update to the wga that specifically looks for cracked copies, keygens, pirated keys and activation bypasses, a few might fall through the net.

it happens when you change some hardware sometimes too, i've called in a few times even when i've been over my activation limit on the net and they've given me a new key no problem.
 

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Just relegate that Microslug to the dustbin and buy an iMac. I'm no computer genius like Tony and I quickly tired of OS errors and designed in susceptibility to spyware, etc. I've had no operating problems with the iMac and I don't have to take the hard drive in to have it cleaned every 6 months...Dave
I'm no computer genius either, but I've been running XP Pro for a couple years now without a problem.

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