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Wants Me To Activate... But I Already Did


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#1 Geo Turtle

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:32 PM

EDIT: Fixed my previous problem, but I will state what happened & how I fixed it in case anyone searches for something similar. :trumpet:

Problem: I couldn't log into windows, the bluescreen was too fast to read the error. I could only boot safe mode or safe + network or safe + command, but I needed to activate windows in order to do anything... but activation requires going into Normal mode, which I couldn't do due to the blue screen error. Never ending cycle!

Solution: While in safe mode, I found a restore point that worked. I went back to it and was able to boot in normal mode. Because it wasn't detecting my internet connection while it was waiting for activation, I called up the Microsoft activation line and did it that way. It was pretty simple and kinda cool for voice recognition software actually. :flowers:

Anyway, now that that problem is solved... on to the next one... :thumbsup:

Edited by Geo Turtle, 12 April 2007 - 12:27 AM.


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#2 twardnw

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:27 AM

the call usually only takes 5-10 minutes. they're pretty easy to deal with

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:28 AM

Oops I edited my post while you replied... you're right though, that wasn't nearly the hassle I imagined. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 09:57 AM

Thank you very much for the edit. Sharing your solution to the problem adds to the common stock of knowledge here at BC, and could help other Members with the same or similar problems.
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John
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