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Changed Bios settings, now Not Activated RRS feed

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  • Just played with my bios..??








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    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Sunday, April 6, 2008 6:00 AM

Answers

  • Hello Technochris1,

     

      Windows (Vista and XP) will require a Reactivation after a significant hardware change. I have never heard of a Bios settings change triggering a Reactivation event. But depending on the magnitude of the Bios settings change, it is possible because the Bios can control how some hardware works (i.e. enabling/disabling On Motherboard Raid, enabling/disablingOn Motherboard Sound...so on)

     

      In addition, recently Microsoft has found that some Hardware Manufacturers are writing Drivers that can change the Hardware ID of the Hardware that the driver controls. Windows uses the Hardware ID to figure if a Hardware Change has occured. So if a Driver changed the Hardware ID a significant amount, Vista would see the hardware as a new piece of hardware. Microsoft is currently working with these Manufacturers to correct this issue

     

      So I theories that you either installed new Drivers or Flashed the Bios around the same time as you made the Bios settings change or that the Bios setting change, that you made, was enough to trigger the reactivation event.

     

      To resolve the issue, you can try activating over the internet or by phone. (I have provided the sets to activate by phone)

     

     

     Click the Start button, and type in "slui.exe 4" in the search field and then press the "Enter" key. This will bring up the Activate by Phone dialog window. Follow the steps provided by the window. Note: you may need to talk to a live activation rep. The phone activation process should only take about 6 minutes.

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008 7:50 PM