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  • This is becoming a waste of time!!  I had defender installed and working, now it started quacking at me about an upgrade.

    I have gone through this stupid sequence so many times I an dizzy.  Still no joy!!  I remove defender rather than go through this!!!

    Microsoft cut the ***.  Do we really have to go thorugh this EVERY time we need to download something.  Especially when you know you have problems with it!!!!!!

    I can only guess at the band width Microsoft is hogging on the internet with this stupid process....  Check once.  If it is good, LEAVEME ALONE!!!!

    Thursday, July 20, 2006 2:28 AM

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  • Itraveler,

    Please follow these steps for assistance:

    Step 1 is to download and run the utility at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012, then click the Windows tab, Copy to Clipboard, then paste the report into a new message in this section of the forum:  http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=442&SiteID=25.

    Step 2 is to look on the computer or with the materials you received with the computer or with Windows to see if you have a Certificate of Authenticty (COA).  If you have one, tell us about the COA.  Tell us:

    1.  What edition of Windows XP is it for, Home, Pro, or Media Center?

    2.  Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3.  Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4.  DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for?  See this page for reference:  http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/en/coa.mspx

    Thursday, July 20, 2006 3:52 AM
  • Please traveler, bill has to be paid! Wouldn't want him to go hungry would you?
    Saturday, July 22, 2006 9:02 PM