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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:53 AM
My (former) computer science teacher has some friends in Microsoft's PR department. My (former) high school is a pilot program for Microsoft XNA in a high school curriculum and they sent him a list of about 100 Windows 7 Premium activation codes for his students because they just love him that much. I got one of them, and to avoid confusion on the list of activation codes, he erased the one I used so that he wouldn't give it to someone else too. I erased it after successfully installing Windows because I couldn't imagine why I would ever need it again.
>>> I got this key from my CS teacher who got a list of activation codes from Microsoft as a promo for the school. Both he and I erased the code after I activated Windows<<<
What does this mean? What code? Erased? Promo? Could you be more specific?
My Windows updates are up-to-date and the cold boot issue has been around since I've owned this PC. I have traditionally blamed it on RAM, hard drive, or CMOS battery (although I've never gotten a battery warning in BIOS).
>>>For a long time my computer has experienced issues after a very cold boot<<<
Do you recall what may have been the catalyst of the very first instance of a "very cold boot"? Do you have SP1 installed? If so, did the problems commence around the time of SP1's installation?
Are all Windows Updates...updated?
Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:55 PM
Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:23 PM
Edited by Union_Thug, 04 July 2011 - 01:26 PM.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:30 PM
To be honest I don't clearly remember when I got the computer, but I know this problem has existed ever since day one. Whether it was related to SP1's release, I don't have the faintest idea.
>>>... I was able to beg for another Windows key from my CS teacher and get Windows reactivated..<<<
Interesting. (Things that make you go Hmmmm)
Glad you got it sorted out, I actually had made a request to one of the moderators to look at this thread, I guess that won't be necessary now. I would ask you, for my own curiosity's sake & to add to my personal Windows info library, if you'd be so kind to answer a question I previously posed and have not yet answered:
Do you have SP1 installed? If so, did the problems with **activation commence around the time of SP1's (or shortly thereafter) installation?
Edited by Ryan 3000, 04 July 2011 - 01:32 PM.
Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:45 PM
I'm curious as to whether this problem began when you ran the 'fixer' program? If so, you have a pretty solid chance of malware pretending to be Dell support. I don't recommend taking any more advice from it. What's your antivirus suite? If you don't have one, I definitely recommend at least downloading Microsoft Security Essentials.
Edited by Union_Thug, 04 July 2011 - 01:47 PM.
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