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THT
11-21-2009, 1:50 PM
I removed a hard drive and it required re-activation. I tried to do it via the internet and it won't connect (even though I'm clearly online) so I tried the phone. After two attempts, the automated system can't verify the installation ID and I've now been on hold for 15 minutes. No wonder people pirate this garbage...

/rant off

1JimMarch
11-21-2009, 11:30 PM
The dumb ones pirate it. The smart ones abandon it.

bigmike82
11-22-2009, 1:06 AM
"The smart ones abandon it. "
That statement makes me lol.

THT
11-22-2009, 11:22 AM
I'm looking into ubuntu

Corbin Dallas
11-22-2009, 6:29 PM
Re-enter your COA key and move on. Or go to Ubuntu and have fun learning a new OS.

THT
11-22-2009, 8:06 PM
Re-enter your COA key and move on. Or go to Ubuntu and have fun learning a new OS.

Tried that and it wouldn't accept it so I had to call in to activate which meant 15 minutes on hold.

pdq_wizzard
12-03-2009, 11:20 AM
Re-enter your COA key and move on. Or go to Ubuntu and have fun learning a new OS.

PC Linux OS is also great! http://pclinuxos.com/ I have it running on two old IBM T30 laptops for the wife and kids.