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help on how to order wga RRS feed

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  • Hi

    im not sure if this is the right place to post or not-i looked all over help and tried to call the 800-642-7676 number- all auto or no1 could help me-

    when i was new to computers i bought this system from a dude at a flea market- it had the os on it- i never seen the dude again-my system always worked-windows says its not a good copy of xp-took me through buy process but-

    i have no credit cards-i seen no option to pay with check or money order etc.- i have checking-i stay away from credit cards-this is junk-i pay cash for everything always have-i dont need to pay extra for a credit card-

    i noticed the order thingy had a billing and looked like can be differant shipping address- dose that mean i can get my bud to order it for me-- would the key be locked to his name or email addy- how would this work- is their a number i can call to pay by check- they can do that over phone etc. like a credit card-other companies take pay by check over phone or what ever-i have xp pro on my system-would this wga be xp pro- would it help and if my bud can order for me to do it from this computer when prompted by wga to buy- i guess it checks the version befor it sends the key etc. as soon as i get the disc i want to reformat fresh instal xp pro-

    i just want to make this right- and be in good standings with ms-and trust my computer-im disabled-my computer is all i have its like my bud and pet- iam teaching my self how to use it- im borderline retarded mentaly disabled-i dont even go outside much- it will break me to spend the 150 but its a full version- i just got a new mobo - i need xp to be right- my computer is all i have- i dont know what to do-

    thanks

    Thursday, May 11, 2006 12:25 PM

Answers

  • I apologize for any inconvenience the ordering options for the Windows Genuine Advantage Kit may have caused you. This is great feedback and we will certainly look into this. In the meantime to answer your quesstion about purchasing the WGA Kit I have provided a link for you reference here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/whyvalidate.aspx

     

    hth

    dave

    Sunday, May 14, 2006 2:18 PM

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  • If I were in your situation, I would purchase a "Full Version" of Windows XP Professional locally, or purchase a copy from a highly reliable web site merchant such as:

    Once you obtain a genuine version of Windows XP Professional, proceed with a "repair install".

     How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm  

    Thursday, May 11, 2006 3:37 PM
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  • Leroy:

     

    I apologize, but I must edit your post. We're not allowed to post any vendor web-sites on here, unfortunately.

     

    -Phil Liu

    Thursday, May 11, 2006 5:33 PM
  • but i can not aford a retail version-i do not want some suck oem version-the site says you can not buy and from what i read -if i got some virous or trojan which is very posible with windows-i would not be able to nuke and reinstal os-- why would i want to do a repair instal-freash instal is best- i just said i was borderline retarded not stupid- window should have more option to take people green money-and not just try to help the credit card companies put the world or americans ferther into debt-

    i wish i never bothered with computers-windows by far has been the worst part of it all- even the paid versions never work right-you are 1 update trojan or spam crap from it all going bad-probs you do not have on macs-

    the phone automated crap stops short- has no option for the questions asked-i can find no live person to help me- i lose everything-i hate windows-

    the question was could my friend order this for me-or make a freaken option i can pay for my self- the thing made referance to billing and shipping address being differant and or the person making the order has permission of card owner to use the card-

    gess im just trying to go broke and make this right- if my friend buys the key and has not used it- can he in a word give it to me- or would it be tied to his name or address- and will block me to use my name and address etc. during instal key changer what ever it is- it also states that after you get the disc you can do freash instals etc. that is a normal retail version

    Thursday, May 11, 2006 6:05 PM
  • update for any1 else who may have this prob- i just talked to a lady at ms 1-866-530-6599

    she said it would not matter if another person ordered for you-just do it on the system that needs it when prompted- the billing //differant shiping option is in the interface- and that it would not matter if person with credit card did the whole info billing shipping in thier name-cause the key changer ties its self to the computer when its activated by new keygen etc. so they can either i gess copy it for you or email it to you - seems any 1 can buy it- and it can be used on any 1 prompted computer 

    thanks

    Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:46 PM
  •  eht wrote:

    update for any1 else who may have this prob- i just talked to a lady at ms 1-866-530-6599

    she said it would not matter if another person ordered for you-just do it on the system that needs it when prompted- the billing //differant shiping option is in the interface- and that it would not matter if person with credit card did the whole info billing shipping in thier name-cause the key changer ties its self to the computer when its activated by new keygen etc. so they can either i gess copy it for you or email it to you - seems any 1 can buy it- and it can be used on any 1 prompted computer 

    thanks

     

    eht:

     

    I would recommend buying locally if you can't purchase online. There are several local genuine resellers. During the valiation path, click "See more options" (below the buy-now button) to find local resellers of genuine software.

    Friday, May 12, 2006 1:34 AM
  • dude- there is no reseller option- click other options like you said this is page options are #5- down load key-with new system-with computer parts-free if you are a snitch-retail-

    i can not pay 300 dollars for retail- nor do i want a 1 time instal oem-said even the oem with a new system-if you have probs or want to upgrade system windows will not let you reinstal or limits how many times you can or some crap-ah guess i could keep the company i bought the computer from in bisness- keep having to buy or deal with them or what ever- why do you keep saying that- the thing says 149 some change you get new code and keychanger-in a few weeks they send the cd " incase of reinstals etc. but i stil have not figured if i will get pro key like the system i have- if this is worded right its a retail type disc- if you know differant why not say so- instead of all the what ever talk beating around the bush or some garbage- i dont need another computer or make your buddies rich buying from them-i just need a flipping os that is honest-and if i did pay 3000 bucks for windows it would suck- i use it cause everything works with it for the most part-

    why are you even here- dont seem like you are helping windows-seems like you are trying to run folks off-"i would not get wga id get it from a reseller"-why is that-if you would explain maybe id understand- i do not not want a oem version every freaken site under the sun says windows degrades after 1 1/2 ~2 years or so-you need to reinstal the junk even if you didnt get messed up by some geek hack- spammer- info or credit card thief trojan or virous-

    all of this is junk made by windows or your nortons etc-they make the hack junk to test their products-then leak or sell it to nerds-and so you have to pay more for say nortons extra 3 add ons to its garbage anti all-for of course added price and pay again each year- oh but next month we will mess your system up-active x or what ever just befor we put to market our next great product--you guys mess our systems up so you can milk the liven heck out of us--or you would make a mac os-and be done with it- what a riot new windows security-they have built in tracking sneaking- trojan crap- alexa and crap tied to wmp and more junk and not to mention all the junk you guys dont tell us- maybe you guys should reword the crap- wga is this or that-retail-oem home pro or what ever- gees i just want to kill the world now

     

    Friday, May 12, 2006 4:04 AM
  • im tring to make this right-windows just wants to jerk me around- they dont even have a pay option for folks not tied to credit cards- then they have so called help folks here-that cant even answer simple questions-like my first 1- why are you even here?????

    found on line wga- home $99 pro$149- im on a limited income after buying this new mobo and if can or should get this wga xp pro for $150 i will be flat broke- i have no plans to upgrade to some vista junk-or a 64bit or dual cpu to use the vista type junk-i do need a retail version of xp pro- for times of redoing or over clocking or what ever with my system-it can hose the os- i do not want oem- i do want xp pro recover and raid funtions for my new abit ic7g- 875 boards stil rock and hold their own against this new stuff and are strong at video and type stuff- as far as i know this wga is a retail disc.

    the lady said my friend can buy it for me- now i just need to crush some heads-rob a few folks to get 600 bucks to buy a 7800gs and a 3.4e chip - bust some heads i can buy retail 300bucks for xp pro or extra key if its cheaper and turn this system into a game server- i wish you could explain why i should not buy wga if i can??

    Friday, May 12, 2006 4:44 AM
  • I apologize for any inconvenience the ordering options for the Windows Genuine Advantage Kit may have caused you. This is great feedback and we will certainly look into this. In the meantime to answer your quesstion about purchasing the WGA Kit I have provided a link for you reference here:

    http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/whyvalidate.aspx

     

    hth

    dave

    Sunday, May 14, 2006 2:18 PM