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  • Question

  •  Lately, every time I turn my computer on it keeps asking me to revalidate my copy of Windows because something has significantly changed......I have not updated anything(no new hardware).  It is now telling me that I need a new product key. 

    What gives?

    Sunday, June 25, 2006 11:18 AM

Answers

  • Try the following:

    1. Reboot your computer into "Safe Mode".

    2. Go to Start > Run and type: %systemroot%\system32  then press the Enter key.

    3. Locate these two files: wpa.dbl and wpa.bak

    4. Rename the wpa.dbl file to wpaold.dbl and wpa.bak to wpaold.bak

    5. Reboot your computer into Normal mode. This will force activation on the following boot, but should remove the message that you are already activated message. Sometimes if these files get corrupted, they can cause this type of problem.

    Sunday, June 25, 2006 4:04 PM
    Moderator

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  • Try the following:

    1. Reboot your computer into "Safe Mode".

    2. Go to Start > Run and type: %systemroot%\system32  then press the Enter key.

    3. Locate these two files: wpa.dbl and wpa.bak

    4. Rename the wpa.dbl file to wpaold.dbl and wpa.bak to wpaold.bak

    5. Reboot your computer into Normal mode. This will force activation on the following boot, but should remove the message that you are already activated message. Sometimes if these files get corrupted, they can cause this type of problem.

    Sunday, June 25, 2006 4:04 PM
    Moderator
  • Thank you very much - this seems to have helped.  I will let you know if it comes back.

     

    Monday, June 26, 2006 1:44 AM