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rob.

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#1 14 years ago

I just booted up my PC and i received an error saying...

"Since Activation of Windows, your Computer has undergone significant hardware changes. You must re-activate your copy of Widnows in 3 days"

Or something to that effect.

Now the weird thing is, i haven't touched anything to do with the hardware..

But i have a feeling that it might be due to the fact that i installed Daemon Tools and that installed a virtual drive on my PC. But i have done that many times before and never got this error.

This is annoying because i just activated by phone last week, and if i ring up again they might get the feeling that something suss (illegal) is going down. Which it isn't.

Any ideas?




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#2 14 years ago
yellowhampster But i have a feeling that it might be due to the fact that i installed Daemon Tools and that installed a virtual drive on my PC. But i have done that many times before and never got this error.

Daemon tools would be the reason. Not sure why it hasnt happened with previous installs but you should have no problems calling Microsoft to reactivate your copy.




rob.

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#3 14 years ago

I will give that a try.

It's not that i will have any troubles..It's just it would be the 4th time activating. :uhm:




Chandu

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#4 14 years ago

Insane...seriously, one would have thought this whole phone activation would reduce the circulation of pirated copies. Well think again. I am sorry about the whole activation issue man. Hope everything gets sorted out. I had to call all the way to Delhi to get this thing activated. Gee...




marvinmatthew

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#5 14 years ago
yellowhampsterIt's not that i will have any troubles..It's just it would be the 4th time activating. :uhm:

Well, that may be why they are a little hesistaint to let you activate. Four times? Why? I've never had to re-activate my copy of Windows.




Dragokatzov

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#6 14 years ago

hmmm, use linux!




-Heretic-

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#7 14 years ago

Daemon tools doesnt cause it. I have used it for a long time. When I disconnected my CD/DVD drive the other day windows needed re-activation though.




rob.

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#8 14 years ago

Insane...seriously, one would have thought this whole phone activation would reduce the circulation of pirated copies. Well think again.

I am sorry about the whole activation issue man. Hope everything gets sorted out. I had to call all the way to Delhi to get this thing activated. Gee... Reply With Quote

Yeah, they divert you to delhi.. I once had a 10 minute conversation with a service rep, haha.

Four times? Why? I've never had to re-activate my copy of Windows.

Yeah, I bought the copy but i replaced the Hard drive in my PC so I have to ring up to activate each time i format now.

Dont worry guys.

I thought i would have to ring Microsoft, but it activated over the net.

Thanks for the help anyway. :)




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#9 14 years ago
-Heretic-Daemon tools doesnt cause it. I have used it for a long time. When I disconnected my CD/DVD drive the other day windows needed re-activation though.

Sure it does. On first install you add a virtual CD/DVD rom to your system which acts and feels the same as any physical rom would.




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#10 14 years ago

Mine never did and I only just re-installed Daemon after a format.




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