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Unable To Connect To Server On Broadband


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#1 rexer

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 12:31 PM

We bought a second hand computer with windows xp installed. Started to get the "this is not genuine" pop ups.
My son disabled the notification.
Question is can the connection through the broad band network be blocked by microsoft??
We switched back to dial up internet connection which works.
Thank you for reading this any advice would be appreciated.

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 02:08 PM

Apparently you do not have a legit version of Windows, or at least Microsoft does not think it is legit. Perhaps you should speak to them about this, or purchase a legit version of Windows.
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Posted 31 July 2006 - 09:20 PM

Microsoft can't block the connection but something your son did to disable the notification may have.

Did you use the "make a new connection" wizard to configure the computer for your broadband ISP?

If you just bought the computer I would try to return it as a new, retail, valid Windows XP software may cost more than the computer is worth unless it is relatively new.

Edited by Enthusiast, 31 July 2006 - 09:22 PM.


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Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:25 AM

There have been problems with the Windows Authentication Tool that causes this. So, first, I'd contact Microsoft and see if they'll help.

Next, I'd remove the changes that your son made and see if the connection works again. If not, then I'd delete the connection and use the Wizard to setup a new one.
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