Windows 7 has decided it is no longer valid

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Windows 7 has decided it is no longer valid

Postby bobthebob1234 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:55 pm

Who do I need to kill to validate it again?


'I am not valid, click here to go online to resolve this issue'
*click*
'Downloading....'
*30 mins later*
'Installing...'
*30 mins later*
'Could not install on your computer'
grrrrrrr.

*Windows validation website*
'Click here to find a phone number of activation centre'
*Follow instructions*
'This copy is not valid therefore I am not going to tell you how to validate it'

'Click here to change product key'
*Enter product key*
'Invalid data'


now what to do?
For certain you have to be lost to find the places that can't be found. Elseways, everyone would know where it was
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Postby Dutch_Master » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:07 pm

  • fetch install CD
  • walk to kitchen
  • insert CD into microwave
  • activate said device on highest power setting
  • watch fireworks
  • when done, retrieve CD from microwave
  • open bin
  • dispose remains into bin
  • walk back to PC
  • install Linux


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Postby pastychomper » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:01 am

I thought Windows CDs were immune to microwaves. 8)
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Postby ollie » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:31 am

The only option is to ring Microsoft and endure the questions and searches they make you do of the media to prove you have a legitimate CD/DVD. They'll then get you to type a one use only, 50 gazillion character string, into your PC which will make your PC "legal" again.

This is one of my biggest complaints with Microsoft, suddenly legitimate software becomes "pirated" and your computer stops working.
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Re: Windows 7 has decided it is no longer valid

Postby Ram » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:11 am

bobthebob1234 wrote:snipped

now what to do?


Reboot

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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:46 pm

ollie wrote:The only option is to ring Microsoft


on which phone number.... Can't find any!
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Postby towy71 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:34 pm

I installed "Windows Genuine Advantage" on someone else's PC it has only ever had XP Professional from day one and regularly updated, until he got a Windows 7 machine 18 months ago, it now won't boot as it is no longer a genuine microparp pile of ordure.... grrrrrrrrr!
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Postby PCNetSpec » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:11 pm

Microsoft Activation Centers Worldwide Telephone Numbers:
http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/exis ... nters.aspx

Taken from here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/18 ... phone.html

hth.
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Postby towy71 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:14 pm

PCNetSpec wrote:hth.
Probably not, they will still be stuck with bl**dy windoze ;-)
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Postby ethernet » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:15 pm

Hang on in there!

I had to reinstall XP yesterday and only went to activate it today. It wouldn't work - not even a failure message (volume license) - under IE or the Firefox extension.

After a spot of searching, it turns out there have been problems with WGA in the past week.

One solution I found involved setting the clock back to 6 July. I did this, installed more (optional) updates and the WGA icon is the tray disappeared, along with the activation reminder. So that, er, "fix", seems to work.

Best of luck! :)
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Postby PCNetSpec » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:04 pm

towy71 wrote:Probably not, they will still be stuck with bl**dy windoze ;-)


Who's to say I didn't mean historically tyrannical heathens, or hopeless t*t heads, etc.. ;)
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