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Old 06-02-2006, 03:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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back up your data (music, pictures, etc.) to cd, dvd or another hdd.

reboot the pc. hit f10 when it first boot up. follow the directions for a full system recovery. I would pick the destructive method. it will return the computer to the time that you first bought it from the store.

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Old 06-02-2006, 09:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A problem that you could be experiencing also is that you have hav purchase the software legally but the store, possibly out of laziness, might have used a of-the-net key for install.

This is not that impossible as I have had a few machines come in from "a reputable dealer" where they have used a dodgy key but supplied the legit OEM slip and everything.

Check the installed CD-key using Magic Jellybean, and compare it against the one you have been supplied. If thier not a match, then you have been ripped. If they are, then you're right and Microsoft is messing around with you.

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Old 06-02-2006, 10:35 PM   #13 (permalink)
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MS is not messing around with youuu, why would they? They get them keys so they dont have to buy them so then they pass the problem to you.

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