Hey, please help! My laptop was being dodgy so I system restored it. When it rebooted it said that windows was not registered on my laptop. I chose the option to ring the number and i typed in the code on the screen. Then it told me to press which then advised me to look on the bottom of my laptop for a 5 group code. Problem is that sticker has been removed, and the only other option is to check th reboot disk which I don't have. Is there any way for me to get that code or shall I just throw ma laptop in the bin? Nikkos.
I'm on the computer now, I can't run the program on my laptop because I can't sign in unless I give them the code. I can't give them the code because I can't sign in, I can't sign in so I can't download or use SIW lol...
Sorry if I am a bit dim.Can you use your computer as normal but you can't use the Internet.If so maybe you can download SIW to disk from another computer and install it and run it on yours.Once again sorry if your computer will not start at all.Strawballs thanks for pointing that out to me I thought that he had just done an ordinary system restore.I think it is a bit harsh that he would have to buy a new Disc with keycode if he has a legit copy already installed there must be a way around that surely.
I assume that there was a genuine Windows on the original.
Manufacturers often clone one computer hard disk to install on other machines, and use a generic code for that purpose. Your computer SHOULD (I know) have a label on the underside with the Windows code on it. When you reinstall or restore, Windows checks back home, and finds that the generic code is invalid - you therefore need to enter the windows code form the label....
.... which you say you don't have!
You certainly don't need to throw the laptop in the bin.
Ideas... 1) contact the manufacturer. Give serial number of computer, they should be able to give you the code. 2) try calling Microsoft, and explain. They may be able to help... but they'll probably want to charge you. 3)buy a replacement copy of Windows, and KEEP THE STICKER!!!
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