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MsJimp
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COMPUTER HELP NEEDED BADLY

#74634 2 years, 6 months ago
i BOUGHT A NETBOOK TODAY BECAUSE IT WAS CHEAPER THAN PAYING FOR MY HARDWARE ISSUES ON MY REAL LAPTOP...all good so far right? I bought it at toys r us because it was a loss leader price of unbelievable cheap. Still good so far right? Windows 7 starter is the OS(should be good so far right?) Microsoft says my version of windows in not genuine and I don't know what to do. So......I downloaded google chrome and java and I shall download avg and cross my fingers until I can get help.
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Re: COMPUTER HELP NEEDED BADLY

#74636 2 years, 6 months ago
I'm no expert...you did what i would do. and I'm sure you will get better advice soon but....

Try downloading Mozilla aka firefox, for your default browser.
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Re: COMPUTER HELP NEEDED BADLY

#74637 2 years, 6 months ago
I would bring it back to the store and let them know what happened. I am sure that a huge chain like that is not interested in selling questionable software.

alternatively you could try the solution listed here Windows not Genuine

if neither of these are possible, there are other fixes which require some ethical flexibility. PM me if you can't resolve it, i can try to help you find a way to get rid of that warning....
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Re: COMPUTER HELP NEEDED BADLY

#74641 2 years, 6 months ago
There must be some recourse with the retailer.
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MsJimp
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Re: COMPUTER HELP NEEDED BADLY

#74675 2 years, 6 months ago
problemo fixed!!!!!!! there was a discrepancy between the product key in the machine and on the outside of the machine

if this happens to you on a new purchase , go to computer, right click, go down to change product key , change the key to the key on the outside of your machine and then the system should validate
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Re: COMPUTER HELP NEEDED BADLY

#74679 2 years, 6 months ago
MsJimp wrote:
problemo fixed!!!!!!! there was a discrepancy between the product key in the machine and on the outside of the machine

if this happens to you on a new purchase , go to computer, right click, go down to change product key , change the key to the key on the outside of your machine and then the system should validate


good to hear!
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Re: COMPUTER HELP NEEDED BADLY

#74682 2 years, 6 months ago
MsJimp wrote:
problemo fixed!!!!!!! there was a discrepancy between the product key in the machine and on the outside of the machine

if this happens to you on a new purchase , go to computer, right click, go down to change product key , change the key to the key on the outside of your machine and then the system should validate


Excellent!
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MsJimp
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Re: COMPUTER HELP NEEDED BADLY

#74691 2 years, 6 months ago
Now I am quite happy with my great dealio little machine. 10.1 inch screen, 250 gb hd, 1 expandable to 2 gigs of ram which i am going to do before i go to bed, an intel atom processor and win7 starter for 239
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