Activate problems after cloning Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by VWMID, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. VWMID

    VWMID Guest

    I finish installing Vista Ultimate 64 bit on my computer and I notice that my
    computer was freezing a lot after a doing a couple of checks; I discovered
    that my hard drive is failing so I decided to get a bigger hard drive to
    replace the bad one. I did a Clone disk to disk, but now the OS is asking me
    to activate again and when I try to activate I get a message saying that this
    number is already in use.

    Any ideas
     
    VWMID, Jan 14, 2007
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    John Barnes Guest

    There is always phone activation.
     
    John Barnes, Jan 14, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    And there's always Linux.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 14, 2007
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    William Guest

    If he wanted to have Linux on his computer then he would have put Linux on his computer. so your 'answer' is not an answer to his question but rather another demonstration of your ignorance.

    And there's always Linux.

    Alias
     
    William, Jan 14, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    You can read the OP's mind? Or do you think that the OP isn't capable of
    answering for him or herself?

    so your 'answer' is not an answer to his question but
    If one wants to avoid the flawed "anti piracy" programs that come with
    Vista, the best thing to do is install Linux as it doesn't come with
    that nonsense. Ergo, my reply was MUCH better than yours where you only
    tried, lamely, to insult me rather than help the OP.

    Now, go stick your head back up MS' arse and leave the serious computing
    to others.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 14, 2007
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  6. Why not give the O/P a real answer on how to solve his problem instead of
    your standard "canned" homily?

    To the O/P. A five minute phone call will solve your immediate problem which
    was likely caused by imaging an already failed operating system. The image
    is an exact photo of what you have. You can take a picture of an ugly person
    and have it come out beautiful, can you?

    But, because what you cloned to your new drive is already suspect I would
    install the operating again from scratch.

    By the way, I guess the Linux never suffers from failed hard drives as it is
    such a great operating system. And additionally, if a hard drive does fail,
    Linux is miraculously immune to defective sectors and drive electronics.

    That Linux is one hell of an operating system - **NOT**.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Jan 14, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    I did help him with his problem by suggesting a viable alternative.
    Maybe, Maybe an hour phone call with no positive results too.
    We thank you for your ill informed opinion but would appreciate it if
    you would stop posting FUD regarding Linux.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 14, 2007
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  8. Again, you said nothing to help the O/P with his immediate problem!

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Jan 14, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    My suggestion would solve his immediate and long term problems.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 14, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Who I am is not important. Which news server I use is not important.
    More FUD. It *would* solve the activation problem as Linux has no
    activation program.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 14, 2007
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    arachnid Guest

    Too late. Windows users don't even remember what it's like to control
    their own computers.

    Good article here:

    : http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,70802-0.html
    : Everyone Wants to 'Own' Your PC
    :
    : "When technology serves its owners, it is liberating. When it is
    : designed to serve others, over the owner's objection, it is
    : oppressive. There's a battle raging on your computer right now -- one
    : that pits you against worms and viruses, Trojans, spyware, automatic
    : update features and digital rights management technologies. It's the
    : battle to determine who owns your computer."
    :
    : It used to be that only malicious hackers were trying to own your
    : computers... <big snip> ...There are all sorts of interests vying for
    : control of your computer. There are media companies that want to
    : control what you can do with the music and videos they sell you. There
    : are companies that use software as a conduit to collect marketing
    : information, deliver advertising or do whatever it is their real owners
    : require. And there are software companies that are trying to make money
    : by pleasing not only their customers, but other companies they ally
    : themselves with. All these companies want to own your computer.
    :
    : <snip>
    :
    : ...Automatic update features are another way software companies try to
    : own your computer. While they can be useful for improving security,
    : they also require you to trust your software vendor not to disable your
    : computer for nonpayment, breach of contract or other presumed
    : infractions.

    The article has a bit of a pro-open-source/anti-MS stance but the overall
    message still stands.
     
    arachnid, Jan 14, 2007
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    William Guest

    So would putting a gun to his head and pulling the trigger. You are not answering his question.

    My suggestion would solve his immediate and long term problems.

    Alias
     
    William, Jan 14, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Microsoft says jump through these hoops before you can use the software
    you've paid for and most of the users ask "how high?"

    Pathetic.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 14, 2007
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    Paul-B Guest

    Is that what this group is about? I thought it was also a forum to
    discuss Windows Vista, and was open to all, not just those who have
    their tongues stuck firmly up Micro$haft's fuindamental orifice.
     
    Paul-B, Jan 14, 2007
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  15. Escept that you are not paying for the software. Only the license to use
    it.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 15, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    Bait and switch. All web sites and brick & mortar stores say "software",
    not "licenses". To show you what a sport I can really be, however, how
    about "Microsoft says jump through these hoops before you can use the
    license you've paid for and most of the users ask 'how high?'"

    Better now?

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 15, 2007
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  17. So then, you are incapable of actually offering any substantial assistance
    to anyone in these newsgroups. Your stock answer is to use Linux.


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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Jan 15, 2007
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  18. These groups were not conceived to be chat rooms. They are HELP groups. If
    someone just wants to chat there are numerous other places where they can
    go.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Jan 15, 2007
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    Alias Guest

    False,

    Alias
     
    Alias, Jan 15, 2007
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    Nina DiBoy Guest

    Says Mr. Dick Urban, the conceited MVP, as he proceeds to do exactly
    what he is accusing other poster(s) of. LOL!

    I also recommend trying linux. You can download a live CD for free and
    boot off of it in oder to try it out without having to install it first.

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    Priceless quotes in m.p.w.vista.general group:
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    "Good poets borrow; great poets steal."
    - T. S. Eliot
     
    Nina DiBoy, Jan 15, 2007
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