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Effin windows

Discussion in 'Software' started by zxspectrum, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

    Ok i reformatted my HD and i used a copied cd of an original cd that was legally mine etc, the reaon i copied it was the original disc was scratched to hell. Now i wrote the original hey down as well but iove made a **** up and now ive got to contend with the WGA tool which is really getting on my nerves.

    Is there any way i can get aroundf this

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  2. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

    Windows doesnt care what Cd you install it from, as long as the type of CD and the type of key match
    if it let you install then you used a valid key for the CD
    all you need to do then is activate it

    its VERY unlikely that a small **** up on the key would of let you install it as the keys are generally somewhat more unique than that

    Activate the product, if you have problems call MS support and they can assist with the re activation
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  3. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Activate it and if it doesnt go through then phone MS. Explain what has happened and they will help with the activation.
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    Yes and it's worth knowing that if you ring them, they will not want any personal identifying information from you - all you need to do is convince them that you are not using a pirated copy and that you are not breaking their term of use, ie trying to install an OEM product on a different system etc.
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