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Old 03-14-2005, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AHHH need help

what the *&^% is going on with my computer?? its asking me to reactivate windows becuz the hard ware changed. i tried putting in the key on my sticker thing but it says it doent work.

I just installed real player, the new forceware driver, 3dmark03 last night and when i started my computer today it had all this adware on it. i scaned my computer with spybot search and destroy and removed those pieces of crap. then i went to program files and deleted the left overs my self. After that i uninstalled the adware programs from add/remove programs. ( i shouldnt of done that becuz their uninstall programs are also adware). it told me to restart then the reactivate windows thing poped up.after that i tried restoring my computer to b4 i uninstalled those things, but it still gave me the same message.

do i have re-buy windows for 80$??!!

o ya i have windows xp sp2

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Old 03-14-2005, 04:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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try uninstalling sp2

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Old 03-14-2005, 04:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nm i got it but any1 know of any good and effective spyware removal programs that are free? spybot serach adn destroy isnt good enough
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Old 03-14-2005, 04:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Microsoft Antispyware beta and spybot are a great team

Also, if your CD key is not working, phone micro$oft. They usually will reactivate.
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Old 03-14-2005, 04:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Does it say that it detects unknown versions of windows xp? Thats what comes up on my comp every once in a while
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Old 03-14-2005, 04:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sounds almost like a virus, check it out, i might be wront, but better to be safe than sorry
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Old 03-14-2005, 04:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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what was the problem?

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