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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

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  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

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  3. Would be better with a half decent government

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  4. No it's crap!

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  1. Techtu

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    My Windows is perfectly genuine. I was not discussing anything to do with fake/pirated Windows.

    Isn't there a problem with genuine user's who upgrade to SP1 and then have their system tell them that it's not genuine even though it actually is?

    The reason I'm asking is simply because I've read about it whilst browsing the net... just wanted to know if this was a issue or not.
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    I've upgraded myself and a few of my flatmate's computers and haven't had that issue.

    What's the margin of error with a sample size of 4?
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    Call up M$ support, if your copy is found to be geniune then they will reactivate it. even if its not they will probably activate it. because Pirates usually dont have the guts to call up support and try to pass off their copy as geniuine when they know everyone in the bay has downloaded the same copy and distributed it
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    What was it you said...


    :rolleyes:



    :slap:

    But yeh, I guess that would be the only thing I could do, just ring up support and let them sort it for me.
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    are you implying that you are using a pirated version of W7?
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    Not at all... just found what you said here specifically


    was pretty openly talking about how to get a pirated Window's genuine.

    Anyway's I'd rather this not turn into some tit for tat :) Just was concerned about updating to SP1.
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    yes but it doesnt mean that they are doing to activate it for every tom, dick and harry that calls up complaining of activation problems. they will check the key on the system and if there is indeed over 1000 activations under the 1 same key they they will most likely refuse to help you.
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    bit of a rant....

    I placed an order with DABS last tuesday for 2 GPU coolers. at the time they had 10-23 units in stock so i placed an order. I had placed an order with a different retailer but their ETD was retarded -- something like 2-3weeks. I needed it a lot lot quicker then that so i cancelled with the retarded guys and placed an order with days who had 2-3days ETD which was more acceptable.

    but boy was it the wrong move. I should have stayed with the retarded guys as i had also put in an order for a 5850 with them a bit earlier the ETD on it as it was a little on the high side so i gave them a poke via email, and since my details had already cleard with them they were happy to put it in the post so i could have it before the Royal wedding started.

    I should have had my order from DABS by now. If not last thursday then at least saturday or tuesday just gone.

    I had always logged on to DABS to check on my order and also stock levels of the cooler i was buying, this morning i logged on only to find that the stock level had been updated to 'orderd upon request' and my order status was still pending.

    which really really pissed me off. as i had waited almost a whole week for something that now had no ETA. what made matters worse is that I was never notified that they had indeed run out of stock and asked if i still wanted to proceed.

    I canceled my order and left them a long rant about it. because I will never know if they even had any stock in the first place.

    Im still waiting for a response from them (if theyre gonna give me one) and i went back to the retailer with the retarded ETDs which were happy to fast track my order so i could get it a little earlier which makes me feel like an idiot for not sticking with them in the first place.
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    i updated to sp1 when it first came out, i've not had a single issue
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    We get this issue at work with branded Notebooks. A lot of Samsung Notebooks seems to suffer from this issue but I doubt it's anything to do with SP1.
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    actually you are wrong...


    theres a patch called 'KB971033' which is causing it. and that one small patch alone effects the entire way how windows is activated.

    if you have it installed. your genuine installation might have been mistakenly flagged as a pirated copy of windows. and you must re-validate it either online or by calling up M$.

    M$ use to make it as a standalone update patch, then people were getting smart so they hid it inside SP1. what nerd cant resist the urge to update to the next service pack???

    Google the patch.
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    Oh rly?

    So explain to me why false-positives happen when SP1 isn't installed? Arrogant get! We still get false positives in earlier versions of Windows.
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    because M$ slipped a WGA activation tool inside Internet Exporer 8 which may mistakenly flag a genuine installation as a pirate copy.

    False positives happen all the time. but im saying that the SP1 doesnt fix the issue and people are still having their geniune copy of windows flagged as pirated.
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    affirmative.

    but you and i know (as well as the other mods and higher ups) that it will never happen.
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    same issue with me on my OCUK copy of windows 7, delete one of those updates sorted the issue out for me
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    tatty i will get my revenge!!!
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