Problem activating Windows.

  wesparmalee 19:55 17 Sep 06
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I'm having problems trying to activate Windows.Everytime i boot the pc, it asks me to activate Windows, either via the internet or phone.There seems to be no option to use the pc for the 30 day period before activation.I can't connect to the internet because i can't load any software onto the pc because of this Windows activation screen, so it's unable to establish a connection to register and activate.If i click onto the remind me later option, it simply logs off, and as i said there's no 30 days period of grace.Any ideas what i might be doing wrong?

  Jak_1 20:01 17 Sep 06

Hm! When I did mine it gave me the option of doing it later so I could load the modem software and setup my internet connection.

  Rtus 20:03 17 Sep 06

click here;en-us;307890&sd=techh

  jimv7 20:03 17 Sep 06

Choose activate by phone, its an 0800 number.

  Rtus 20:05 17 Sep 06
  wesparmalee 20:08 17 Sep 06

Is it possible to load the modem software in safe mode, and then connect and activate?

  Rtus 20:44 17 Sep 06

Its far easier byphone.Have pen/paper ready to jot numbers down.

  wesparmalee 20:46 17 Sep 06

OK i'll give the phone option a try, as i seem to be totally locked out from the pc altogether.Thanks for the advice.

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