This copy of Windows must be activated . . .

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by churin, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. churin

    churin Guest

    A message says "This copy of Windows must be activated . . . Do you want
    to activate now?" So, I click "OK" then a new message says "Already
    activated" I click "OK" to exit. "Logging off. Saving personal
    settings" Then the first message as above comes back to repeat the same
    thing.

    What I did is to replace the hard drive and restore the backup to it.
    The same message was displayed when it booted the first time after
    restoring the image but the process did not get into a loop as above and
    it became bootable. I tried restoring the image again but this time
    symptom is the same as above.

    What would be the way out other than a clean install?
     
    churin, Apr 29, 2007
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  2. churin

    MICHAEL Guest

    When your computer boots up, there should be an option
    to use the computer in reduced functionality mode, choose
    that option and then follow these instructions:
    http://content.zdnet.com/2346-12554_22-56073-1.html

    Once you've reset your grace period, you'll need to phone
    in your activation, they will give you a new key. Tell them what
    you did, and you won't have a problem. Takes about 10 minutes.

    -Michael

    * churin:
     
    MICHAEL, Apr 29, 2007
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  3. churin

    churin Guest

    I have just come to realize that the problem is not about Windows Vista
    but Windows XP x64.

    There are Windows Vista x64 and Windows XP x64 which are installed in a
    HDD. I usually use Windows Vista x86 or Windows XP x86 installed in
    another HDD. The problem was encountered when I attempt to boot Windows
    XP x64.

    There is no option available to use the PC in a reduced functionality
    mode. Besides it says "It is already activated" so this does not seems
    to be a problem to get it activated.
     
    churin, Apr 29, 2007
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  4. churin

    Alias Guest

    Once again, here's proof that activation only inconveniences and
    confuses legit user and does nothing to stop piracy.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Apr 29, 2007
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  5. I believe that it does, in effect, lower (not eliminate) piracy.

    I believe the average person who has "borrowed" an operating system from a
    friend, when presented with the message that his operating system can't be
    activated, will NOT make that call - for fear of getting in trouble or in
    fear of causing problems for his friend.

    After all, many do not know that you are not supposed to do this (not that
    it is against the law - that, in fact, has never been proven in a court of
    law).

    One of my younger brothers called me up 3 years ago and asked what he should
    do. He had gotten a copy of a Windows XP CD from a friend.

    --


    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, Apr 29, 2007
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  6. churin

    Alias Guest

    Maybe it reduces the amount of people who unknowingly install a pirated
    version of Windows but, when one considers that pirated copies of XP do
    not need activation, it's doubtful. It's more likely that they find out
    when they try to become "genuine".

    It does not stop people who *knowingly* install a pirated version.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Apr 29, 2007
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  7. churin

    Leythos Guest

    Yes, it does. I know several people that have tried to install pirated
    versions and been unable to do so. It's no perfect, but in the hands of
    the non-technical it works well.
     
    Leythos, Apr 29, 2007
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  8. churin

    Alias Guest

    I guess the crackers in Europe are more skilled than the crackers that
    provide the software for the people you know are because no pirated copy
    needs to be activated as I stated and you ignored. And, whenever MS
    comes up with another lame anti piracy program, a crack is posted on the
    Spanish Usenet and all over the Net the very next day. It's an losing
    battle that MS is waging and the paying customers should not be made to
    stand in the crossfire or be inconvenienced by it.

    And, one mo time, I wrote:

    Maybe it reduces the amount of people who unknowingly install a pirated
    version of Windows but, when one considers that pirated copies of XP do
    not need activation, it's doubtful.

    Sooo, if cracked copies don't need to be activated, and they don't,
    you're, once again, lying through your teeth. You don't know *anybody*
    who couldn't install a pirated copy of XP.

    Alias, still waiting for an apology for your accusation that I "fled"
    the USA but not expecting it from the low life that Leythos really is.
     
    Alias, Apr 30, 2007
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  9. churin

    Leythos Guest

    Keep waiting - I say you fled the USA, you say anything you want, it
    doesn't disprove my statement and there is not a single chance in your
    life that you'll get an apology from me until you come clean/honest on all
    your trolling BS.
     
    Leythos, Apr 30, 2007
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  10. churin

    Nina DiBoy Guest

    I would say this is a textbook example of the pot calling the kettle
    black. However, since Alias is helpful and not a troll, I would be
    wrong. You need to stop projecting your personal problems on others.

    Still trying to worm your way out of the lie Alias caught you in, eh?

    --
    Priceless quotes in m.p.w.vista.general group:
    http://protectfreedom.tripod.com/kick.html

    Most recent idiotic quote added to KICK (Klassic Idiotic Caption Kooks):
    "It would be nice if there was a check to see if you were running an
    activated/validated version of Windows before you were allowed to post
    in any of these news groups. If you're not activated/validated your post
    automatically gets deleted.
    That would get rid of the Linsux Luzzzzzzzzers once and for all."

    "Good poets borrow; great poets steal."
    - T. S. Eliot
     
    Nina DiBoy, Apr 30, 2007
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  11. churin

    Leythos Guest

    Except for chatting with Alias and that idiot Jason, I've not attacked a
    single person here and I've not said anything unfactual here either.
    LOL - yea, keep believing Alias - he's not caught me in anything and I'm
    not worming anything.
     
    Leythos, Apr 30, 2007
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  12. churin

    Alias Guest

    My "fleeing the USA" is a total fabrication on your part. I notice you
    snipped the rest of my post because you're just not capable of
    addressing the points and can only, once again, fall back on your lies.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Apr 30, 2007
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  13. churin

    Leythos Guest

    I snipped it because you don't say anything worth a reply. You keep your
    zealotry running full strength, you don't provide any technical
    information, you only say "Linux is better", "Linux does all that most
    people need", but you keep showing that you don't have a clue.....

    You're strangely sensitive for someone that didn't "flee"....
     
    Leythos, Apr 30, 2007
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  14. churin

    Alias Guest

    I post as a user. If someone wants the technical details, they should
    ask on an Ubuntu forum like I do.
    You've accused me of a crime. That's libel. Most people are sensitive to
    libel.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Apr 30, 2007
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  15. churin

    Leythos Guest

    LOL - I didn't accuse you of a crime, unless you misunderstand like you do
    Linux and Windows.
     
    Leythos, Apr 30, 2007
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  16. churin

    Alias Guest

    So, then, why, in your mind, did I "flee the USA"?

    This should be good.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Apr 30, 2007
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  17. churin

    Leythos Guest

    It's not my place to provide that reason, only my place to speculate.
     
    Leythos, Apr 30, 2007
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  18. churin

    MICHAEL Guest

    * Leythos:
    Yet, strangely enough, you keep replying to him.
    Although, you are not alone in that regard. There are a few who
    say the same thing about Alias and his posts, but they seem
    compelled/addicted to replying to him, over and over again.
    Such is said about Adam, too. It's a bit comical that some of
    the longest threads in this group involve them and those that
    think they are fools.

    Who's the bigger fool, the fool or the fool who follows the fool?


    -Michael
     
    MICHAEL, Apr 30, 2007
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  19. churin

    Leythos Guest

    I wasn't going to reply, since I didn't wnat to keep it going, and then I
    thought that it was kind of funny that you just lengthen the thread too.
     
    Leythos, Apr 30, 2007
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  20. churin

    Alias Guest

    So, you made it up. IOW, a LIE.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Apr 30, 2007
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