Windows Activation Blunder

Posted: 07-02-2007, 09:32 PM
I had to reset the CMOS on my mainboard after enabling Cool and Quiet.
Windows detected a significant change and wants me to activate again in the
next 3 days. It won't let me automatically re-activate. Which is how I
ended up here.

This is a deliberate suggestion rather than posting a question asking how to
fix it.
The Activation trigger is far too sensitive it shouldn't trip just by
tinkering with the BIOS there is no new hardware in my system.

I'll try to call automatic MS tomorrow but I shouldn't have to work this hard.


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Peter Foldes
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Re: Windows Activation Blunder
Posted: 07-03-2007, 12:56 AM
Use the phone activation

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"Scutterboy" <Scutterboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:589C2251-AAA1-48DD-8035-08B6E5599B39@microsoft.com...
>I had to reset the CMOS on my mainboard after enabling Cool and Quiet.
> Windows detected a significant change and wants me to activate again in the
> next 3 days. It won't let me automatically re-activate. Which is how I
> ended up here.
>
> This is a deliberate suggestion rather than posting a question asking how to
> fix it.
> The Activation trigger is far too sensitive it shouldn't trip just by
> tinkering with the BIOS there is no new hardware in my system.
>
> I'll try to call automatic MS tomorrow but I shouldn't have to work this hard.
>
>
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> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
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> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...allation_setup
Rick Rogers
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Re: Windows Activation Blunder
Posted: 07-03-2007, 10:35 AM
Hi,

I agree with your assessment, and I wish there was a better answer. However,
at least right now, activation has been triggered by things as simple as a
BIOS update or updated driver install.

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"Scutterboy" <Scutterboy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:589C2251-AAA1-48DD-8035-08B6E5599B39@microsoft.com...
>I had to reset the CMOS on my mainboard after enabling Cool and Quiet.
> Windows detected a significant change and wants me to activate again in
> the
> next 3 days. It won't let me automatically re-activate. Which is how I
> ended up here.
>
> This is a deliberate suggestion rather than posting a question asking how
> to
> fix it.
> The Activation trigger is far too sensitive it shouldn't trip just by
> tinkering with the BIOS there is no new hardware in my system.
>
> I'll try to call automatic MS tomorrow but I shouldn't have to work this
> hard.
>
>
> ----------------
> This post is a suggestion for Microsoft, and Microsoft responds to the
> suggestions with the most votes. To vote for this suggestion, click the "I
> Agree" button in the message pane. If you do not see the button, follow
> this
> link to open the suggestion in the Microsoft Web-based Newsreader and then
> click "I Agree" in the message pane.
>
> http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/com...allation_setup
cquirke (MVP Windows shell/user)
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Re: Windows Activation Blunder
Posted: 07-05-2007, 06:47 PM
On Mon, 2 Jul 2007 20:56:21 -0400, "Peter Foldes"
>Use the phone activation
Why should he have to? I voted Yes on this one.

Product activation is supposed to detect when the same license is used
on a different computer. This is is not a different computer; in
fact, it hasn't had a single hardware component removed, added or
changed. So why should he be payloaded, and have to phone and beg?

We're assured it's OK to have a user-hostile payload built into the OS
because it won't go off by accident. Join the dots...


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