How could this be bad for business? Hacking is not always an easy job, isn't it? One of the hints might be the following. They were just fishing for answers. So, I spent the last 3 days trying to fix this problem and nothing worked. What do I do now? I will explain in details below. I tried reconnecting it or reseting the modem but the problem was still there. I go to the process, get the response key from Acronis web site and enter it into the offline activation screen.
Enterprise Eval is a 90 days evaluation and you can extend that 2x for 270 days max. Will I still be able to start up? He hemmed and hawed for a minute and then seeming as if he was doing me a favor he proclaimed that I could, in fact, activate my installation. I ran out to Best Buy and bought a brand new copy of Windows 8. If not, I expected it would at least generate an error when I entered it. Unplugging the network cable, as per earlier post.
However, I am not Lingo Literate yet, so can you please talk me through this process in plain terms. When I tried, it said my copy was illegal and that I had to buy a legal copy of xp. I tried the suggestions put forward. The entire first half of the article mimics my experience until the phone call. Was then met with the you must acticate windows before you can log on…. So go nuts, nobody is going to stop them.
The loss of trust that then ensued? I have to confess that I have never tried doing offline activation as all my computers have been connected to the network and activated in that way. Make sure that there is nothing checked in the Startup tab. I never heard of this. So I'm trapped into this circle! I wanted to re-install windows on my desktop but I get message that the Product Key is not valid. Microsoft want as many upgrades as possible, and they pulled the oldest sales trick in the book to try and get them a limited time window.
I know you Navy guys cant drive a ship, but lets exercise a little common sense. I think your best bet is to call them up. Thanks for taking the trouble to reply again. Of course, I told everyone product activation was a retarded idea back in 2001 but nobody listened. Wait for the 30 days to be over and see if it works? I am able to go into safe mode maybe there is something I can do from in there.
Many of these won't offer downloads anyway, as the version is boxed. Update: Microsoft pulled this option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free. Windows your trying to certify. Behold Section 1, Paragraph 2: Mandatory Activation. I think your best bet is to call them up. So, i reset my pc and it seemed to work fine until I got this message to activate my windows.
The info here may help me make the plunge into a full reinstall. This problem should go away, because Microsoft is suppose to issue a patch to by-pass the activation requirement s. I went into the device manager in safe mode and re-activated my Ethernet card. Chris Microsoft wrote: MrAdam wrote: Chris Microsoft wrote: MrAdam wrote:. In fact, when dealing with licensed software like Windows , I would strongly recommend you to contact your software provider to ask it if you are allowed to do something like that or not. There is no way they can pay for everything they try out. Has someone actually tried that lately? And the media matches the key you're using to try activate? Out of curiosity, I thought I'd test the hack more thoroughly.
Used the telephone to register and it worked as expected. Many of us feel your pain. Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. And as a result they wasted an hour and a half and more of my life in the process. This might sound a naive question, but since Microsoft itself is still directing people to its phone support contractors via its own web site, does anyone know how I could contact Microsoft to ask how else to perform the activation? And if it did work, as per my original question, could I activate by phone or email, or would online activation be the only workable route? Is the key your putting in different than the key on your computer or the same? I had to use Fedora for a while on an Intel Apollo Lake system until Debian caught up. Luckily I found this awesome article.
My opinion after 30 years writing code : Windoze is dead dead dead. Microsoft makes more little by little from billions of people by giving windows away with that Store there. I enter the activation code and bingo, it works. Takes a while so be patient. I did my best to document what I've done with the hope that some people in the same situation might find it helpful.