Activating windows mystery

  mpez 18:55 15 Mar 2008

Hi, today i went on computer only to find that my windows would not start and it said i had to activate windows again, even though i have had the computer for about 4 years and have never had to do this before. I have done it and it is ok now , but cannot find my printer, i am just wandering if this happens once in a while or it was just a update , what the microsoft man said, any light on the subject would be appreciated to stop me wandering why it happened and will it happen again.


  Pineman100 18:59 15 Mar 2008

Have you just replaced any major hardware components in your computer? This can sometimes trigger a re-activation requirement.

  mpez 19:03 15 Mar 2008

hi Pineman100, no i havent done anything , i just go on once a day , my sons go on it more but they havent installed anything , they mainly speak to mates and do college stuff.

  Fingees 19:21 15 Mar 2008

I had this happen a couple of years ago.

I had to activate about four times in six months.

After that it was OK.
I had no problem activating by the way.

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