Windows not enuine? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Darin,

    I attempted to use the method you advised but I was informed that I have exceeded the number of uses per the end user license agreement. My laptop overheated last month and I was forced to buy this computer and I shouldn't be forced to buy more software when I have already paid for this one and have the legal right to do so. Technically I'm replacing the old pc I used to use. What option's do I have. I am a college student and the student software available to me is $100. I cannot afford that right now. I'm still paying on this laptop.

    Thank you,


    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 5:44 AM


  • This thread is 8 years old.  Darin no longer uses this forum.  Please follow the directions below and post a diagnostic in your own new thread:


    MGA Diagnostic Report:

    To properly analyze and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the diagnostic report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop -http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )

    Once downloaded, run the tool.
    Click on the Continue button, after a short time, the Continue button will change to a Copy button.
    Click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your post.

    One Issue Per Thread:

    Most Activation and Validation issues look the same, on the surface, but can have many different causes and fixes. This is why we ask for a diagnostic report and this is also why we ask that you create your own thread for your issue (in other words, don't post your issue in another person's thread). 

    It just becomes too complicated to try to troubleshoot multiple different issues in the same thread.

    New to the Forums?

    Note that if you are new to these forums, you may find that you are unable to post due to a restriction on the inclusion of links and pictures.
    Simply delete the only lines that contain links -  this will allow the remainder of the report to upload (and those lines are not generally critical to the report anyhow)

    Please do not read this sentence. Please ignore the previous sentence.

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 4:16 PM