Discussion:
“This copy of Windows is not genuine”
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Al Drake
2015-07-21 14:43:36 UTC
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On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/

As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Al.
Tough Guy no. 1265
2015-07-21 14:50:15 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit or not, it'll shut it up.
Al Drake
2015-07-21 15:33:33 UTC
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Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit
or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Tough Guy no. 1265
2015-07-21 15:40:23 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit
or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit.
I've used it since Windows 7 came out, and never had a problem with it.
Post by Al Drake
I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Windows 10 is free anyway, so even if you don't like piracy, you're not really doing it anymore :-)
Al Drake
2015-07-21 15:43:00 UTC
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Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit
or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit.
I've used it since Windows 7 came out, and never had a problem with it.
Post by Al Drake
I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Windows 10 is free anyway, so even if you don't like piracy, you're not
really doing it anymore :-)
I guess you're right. After all I paid my dues.

Thanks.

Al.
Mick
2015-07-22 16:26:41 UTC
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Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit
or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit.
I've used it since Windows 7 came out, and never had a problem with it.
Post by Al Drake
I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Windows 10 is free anyway, so even if you don't like piracy, you're not
really doing it anymore :-)
Some people have employment and do not need to pirate software.
You are long term unemployed and always will be.
Stormin' Norman
2015-07-22 16:39:08 UTC
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Post by Mick
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit
or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit.
I've used it since Windows 7 came out, and never had a problem with it.
Post by Al Drake
I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Windows 10 is free anyway, so even if you don't like piracy, you're not
really doing it anymore :-)
Some people have employment and do not need to pirate software.
You are long term unemployed and always will be.
If the guy is as much of a troll as you say he is, why the hell are you engaging
and encouraging him?
Tough Guy no. 1265
2015-07-22 16:46:09 UTC
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Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Mick
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit
or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit.
I've used it since Windows 7 came out, and never had a problem with it.
Post by Al Drake
I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Windows 10 is free anyway, so even if you don't like piracy, you're not
really doing it anymore :-)
Some people have employment and do not need to pirate software.
You are long term unemployed and always will be.
If the guy is as much of a troll as you say he is, why the hell are you engaging
and encouraging him?
Mick is the troll. Go read what he writes in uk.rec.driving.
Mick
2015-07-22 19:03:47 UTC
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On Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:39:08 +0100, Stormin' Norman
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Mick
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit
or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit.
I've used it since Windows 7 came out, and never had a problem with it.
Post by Al Drake
I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Windows 10 is free anyway, so even if you don't like piracy, you're not
really doing it anymore :-)
Some people have employment and do not need to pirate software.
You are long term unemployed and always will be.
If the guy is as much of a troll as you say he is, why the hell are you engaging
and encouraging him?
Mick is the troll. Go read what he writes in uk.rec.driving.
Post by Stormin' Norman
He's a well known as a rather obnoxious, foul-mouthed and rather dim troll
posting on many groups using the names Peter Hucker, PHucker, Uncle Peter
and now Tough Guy no.1265
also Lieutenant Scott.
One to killfile on sight.
He was once socked up as Gefreiter Krueger.
This guy is a total prick.
Al Drake
2015-07-22 16:51:00 UTC
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Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Mick
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit
or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit.
I've used it since Windows 7 came out, and never had a problem with it.
Post by Al Drake
I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Windows 10 is free anyway, so even if you don't like piracy, you're not
really doing it anymore :-)
Some people have employment and do not need to pirate software.
You are long term unemployed and always will be.
If the guy is as much of a troll as you say he is, why the hell are you engaging
and encouraging him?
I think there should be a version of Windows called Windows Senior for
us oldies that's free. I wonder how many users that would generate.
Then for the real old times they could release Windows 1932.
Tough Guy no. 1265
2015-07-22 16:58:35 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Mick
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit
or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit.
I've used it since Windows 7 came out, and never had a problem with it.
Post by Al Drake
I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Windows 10 is free anyway, so even if you don't like piracy, you're not
really doing it anymore :-)
Some people have employment and do not need to pirate software.
You are long term unemployed and always will be.
If the guy is as much of a troll as you say he is, why the hell are you engaging
and encouraging him?
I think there should be a version of Windows called Windows Senior for
us oldies that's free. I wonder how many users that would generate.
Then for the real old times they could release Windows 1932.
Well we already have a Glasgow edition, so why not?
http://www.jackiestewart.co.uk/jokes/weegie%20windies%202000.htm
--
The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully recovered.
Al Drake
2015-07-22 17:06:18 UTC
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Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Mick
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be legit
or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit.
I've used it since Windows 7 came out, and never had a problem with it.
Post by Al Drake
I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Windows 10 is free anyway, so even if you don't like piracy, you're not
really doing it anymore :-)
Some people have employment and do not need to pirate software.
You are long term unemployed and always will be.
If the guy is as much of a troll as you say he is, why the hell are you engaging
and encouraging him?
I think there should be a version of Windows called Windows Senior for
us oldies that's free. I wonder how many users that would generate.
Then for the real old times they could release Windows 1932.
Well we already have a Glasgow edition, so why not?
http://www.jackiestewart.co.uk/jokes/weegie%20windies%202000.htm
:)

I like it.
ray carter
2015-07-21 16:33:26 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
Al Drake
2015-07-21 16:42:00 UTC
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Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
That's what I'm looking for. Someone that has fixed this other than so
many cures that are suggested. I've read about the Activation process
but this install has been activated to that's not on the top of my list.

To me it seems like there should be a quick fix that directly address
this issues that resulted from this bug.
Stormin' Norman
2015-07-21 16:53:48 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
That's what I'm looking for. Someone that has fixed this other than so
many cures that are suggested. I've read about the Activation process
but this install has been activated to that's not on the top of my list.
To me it seems like there should be a quick fix that directly address
this issues that resulted from this bug.
You can activate it through Microsoft and pay them $$. If you are positive the
copy you have is legit, you can call MS and try to hash it out with them.
Personally, I would not have the patience to jump through those hoops.
Al Drake
2015-07-21 17:04:41 UTC
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Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
That's what I'm looking for. Someone that has fixed this other than so
many cures that are suggested. I've read about the Activation process
but this install has been activated to that's not on the top of my list.
To me it seems like there should be a quick fix that directly address
this issues that resulted from this bug.
You can activate it through Microsoft and pay them $$. If you are positive the
copy you have is legit, you can call MS and try to hash it out with them.
Personally, I would not have the patience to jump through those hoops.
I don't have any desire to do what shouldn't be needed to do in the
first place. I paid for several Win7 disks and again when I used the
instant upgrade to Ultimate. Each must have cost quite a bit if I added
it all up. I have nothing but retail versions and did the installs
myself. So, yes, I'm sure they are legit.

I wasn't aware that Activation a second time would cost me more money
so that's another reason I won't be doing that.

thanks for the reply Tough Guy no. 1265.
Ken1943
2015-07-21 18:06:19 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
That's what I'm looking for. Someone that has fixed this other than so
many cures that are suggested. I've read about the Activation process
but this install has been activated to that's not on the top of my list.
To me it seems like there should be a quick fix that directly address
this issues that resulted from this bug.
You can activate it through Microsoft and pay them $$. If you are positive the
copy you have is legit, you can call MS and try to hash it out with them.
Personally, I would not have the patience to jump through those hoops.
I don't have any desire to do what shouldn't be needed to do in the
first place. I paid for several Win7 disks and again when I used the
instant upgrade to Ultimate. Each must have cost quite a bit if I added
it all up. I have nothing but retail versions and did the installs
myself. So, yes, I'm sure they are legit.
I wasn't aware that Activation a second time would cost me more money
so that's another reason I won't be doing that.
thanks for the reply Tough Guy no. 1265.
Their server burped. I had it happen and after some time is was ok.
Not along time


KenW
Al Drake
2015-07-21 18:30:03 UTC
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Post by Ken1943
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
That's what I'm looking for. Someone that has fixed this other than so
many cures that are suggested. I've read about the Activation process
but this install has been activated to that's not on the top of my list.
To me it seems like there should be a quick fix that directly address
this issues that resulted from this bug.
You can activate it through Microsoft and pay them $$. If you are positive the
copy you have is legit, you can call MS and try to hash it out with them.
Personally, I would not have the patience to jump through those hoops.
I don't have any desire to do what shouldn't be needed to do in the
first place. I paid for several Win7 disks and again when I used the
instant upgrade to Ultimate. Each must have cost quite a bit if I added
it all up. I have nothing but retail versions and did the installs
myself. So, yes, I'm sure they are legit.
I wasn't aware that Activation a second time would cost me more money
so that's another reason I won't be doing that.
thanks for the reply Tough Guy no. 1265.
Their server burped. I had it happen and after some time is was ok.
Not along time
KenW
Hi Ken.

Are you saying this report will go away by itself in time? I can live
with that.

Thanks.
Al
Ken1943
2015-07-21 19:15:03 UTC
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It did for me without doing anything. Checked a few days later and it
was activated. Their activation server did that from day 1 2009 and
probably will do it for every version although I haven't read about it
for 7 & 8.1 yet !
Post by Al Drake
Are you saying this report will go away by itself in time? I can live
with that.
Thanks.
Al
KenW
Al Drake
2015-07-21 19:25:10 UTC
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Post by Ken1943
It did for me without doing anything. Checked a few days later and it
was activated. Their activation server did that from day 1 2009 and
probably will do it for every version although I haven't read about it
for 7 & 8.1 yet !
Post by Al Drake
Are you saying this report will go away by itself in time? I can live
with that.
Thanks.
Al
KenW
I just took a look at properties of computer and noticed that it
reported activation was due shortly so I successfully activated with one
click. Why an old dusty system would need this done is beyond me but
nothing surprises me any more.
J. P. Gilliver (John)
2015-07-21 23:19:18 UTC
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Post by Ken1943
It did for me without doing anything. Checked a few days later and it
was activated. Their activation server did that from day 1 2009 and
probably will do it for every version although I haven't read about it
for 7 & 8.1 yet !
Post by Al Drake
Are you saying this report will go away by itself in time? I can live
with that.
[]
Are you - between you - saying that a legally-activated system is
constantly contacting the server? Because that's the only way I can see
for a server that's dodgy and then been fixed to make a system behave as
described (i. e. suddenly start showing that it's not genuine, then for
that message to go away).

I didn't _think_ that a system, once legally activated, would have any
automatic regular contact with the server, at least up to and including
Windows 7. I do hope I'm right about that.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf

[Judd] Apatow wanted to use real-life birth footage [in his 2007 film Knocked
Up] but the State of California said the unborn child would need a work permit
Paul
2015-07-22 00:26:57 UTC
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Post by J. P. Gilliver (John)
Post by Ken1943
It did for me without doing anything. Checked a few days later and it
was activated. Their activation server did that from day 1 2009 and
probably will do it for every version although I haven't read about it
for 7 & 8.1 yet !
Post by Al Drake
Are you saying this report will go away by itself in time? I can live
with that.
[]
Are you - between you - saying that a legally-activated system is
constantly contacting the server? Because that's the only way I can see
for a server that's dodgy and then been fixed to make a system behave as
described (i. e. suddenly start showing that it's not genuine, then for
that message to go away).
I didn't _think_ that a system, once legally activated, would have any
automatic regular contact with the server, at least up to and including
Windows 7. I do hope I'm right about that.
There have been theories about "Call Home" on Microsoft OSes,
but I haven't heard any stories about this lately. Perhaps
that's what has happened. A Call-Home threshold was passed.
You would think if they were doing that, the system wouldn't
"burp' unless the network was disconnected when it woke up.

I think the 971033 is de-selected by default when I look
in Windows Update.

"This issue, computers calling home, got new wind under its wings
last February when Microsoft published an update to Windows 7.
Update for Windows Activation Technologies (KB971033) was not
only designed to check you are running a valid and correctly
activated copy of Windows, but is was also coded to call home
every now and then, to check that the validity status of
Windows installation had not changed."

Perhaps if Al installed that by mistake, that's what did it.
I don't think it installs, without the user ticking it.

Paul
philo
2015-07-22 01:55:38 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
That's what I'm looking for. Someone that has fixed this other than so
many cures that are suggested. I've read about the Activation process
but this install has been activated to that's not on the top of my list.
To me it seems like there should be a quick fix that directly address
this issues that resulted from this bug.
You can activate it through Microsoft and pay them $$. If you are positive the
copy you have is legit, you can call MS and try to hash it out with them.
Personally, I would not have the patience to jump through those hoops.
I don't have any desire to do what shouldn't be needed to do in the
first place. I paid for several Win7 disks and again when I used the
instant upgrade to Ultimate. Each must have cost quite a bit if I added
it all up. I have nothing but retail versions and did the installs
myself. So, yes, I'm sure they are legit.
I wasn't aware that Activation a second time would cost me more money
so that's another reason I won't be doing that.
thanks for the reply Tough Guy no. 1265.
If it's legit, you DO NOT have to pay to activate it a 2nd time



If OEM however it will have to be the same hardware.
Sam E
2015-07-22 17:39:57 UTC
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On 07/21/2015 08:55 PM, philo wrote:

[snip]
Post by philo
If it's legit, you DO NOT have to pay to activate it a 2nd time
Of course, that means "if THEY think it's legit".
Post by philo
If OEM however it will have to be the same hardware.
--
"The noble soul has reverence for itself" [Nietzsche]
Brian Gregory
2015-07-26 21:59:04 UTC
Permalink
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
That's what I'm looking for. Someone that has fixed this other than so
many cures that are suggested. I've read about the Activation process
but this install has been activated to that's not on the top of my list.
To me it seems like there should be a quick fix that directly address
this issues that resulted from this bug.
You can activate it through Microsoft and pay them $$. If you are positive the
copy you have is legit, you can call MS and try to hash it out with them.
Personally, I would not have the patience to jump through those hoops.
I don't have any desire to do what shouldn't be needed to do in the
first place. I paid for several Win7 disks and again when I used the
instant upgrade to Ultimate. Each must have cost quite a bit if I added
it all up. I have nothing but retail versions and did the installs
myself. So, yes, I'm sure they are legit.
I wasn't aware that Activation a second time would cost me more money
so that's another reason I won't be doing that.
thanks for the reply Tough Guy no. 1265.
It doesn't cost anything if they believe you that you're not trying to
cheat.
--
Brian Gregory (in the UK).
To email me please remove all the letter vee from my email address.
Mark Lloyd
2015-07-21 19:32:19 UTC
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On 07/21/2015 11:53 AM, Stormin' Norman wrote:

[snip]
Post by Stormin' Norman
You can activate it through Microsoft and pay them $$. If you are positive the
copy you have is legit, you can call MS and try to hash it out with them.
Personally, I would not have the patience to jump through those hoops.
Maybe if enough people (if that many can) do it, MS would learn not to
make Windows so annoying. Probably not.
--
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"Dad, what does "FORMATTING DRIVE C: 90% DONE" mean?"
ray carter
2015-07-21 16:54:12 UTC
Permalink
Post by Al Drake
Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and
came upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
That's what I'm looking for. Someone that has fixed this other than so
many cures that are suggested. I've read about the Activation process
but this install has been activated to that's not on the top of my list.
To me it seems like there should be a quick fix that directly address
this issues that resulted from this bug.
Maybe you ought to try a different OS.
Al Drake
2015-07-21 17:07:39 UTC
Permalink
Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and
came upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
That's what I'm looking for. Someone that has fixed this other than so
many cures that are suggested. I've read about the Activation process
but this install has been activated to that's not on the top of my list.
To me it seems like there should be a quick fix that directly address
this issues that resulted from this bug.
Maybe you ought to try a different OS.
I have a system running Linux but I'm not ready to toss all the
expensive apps that run under Win7. I'm like that. :)
Mark Lloyd
2015-07-21 19:34:56 UTC
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On 07/21/2015 12:07 PM, Al Drake wrote:

[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I have a system running Linux but I'm not ready to toss all the
expensive apps that run under Win7. I'm like that. :)
I put Linux on a different computer 5 years ago, and still haven't moved
everything. However, I do use the Linux one a lot more than the Windows
system.
--
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"Dad, what does "FORMATTING DRIVE C: 90% DONE" mean?"
Al Drake
2015-07-21 19:48:24 UTC
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Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I have a system running Linux but I'm not ready to toss all the
expensive apps that run under Win7. I'm like that. :)
I put Linux on a different computer 5 years ago, and still haven't moved
everything. However, I do use the Linux one a lot more than the Windows
system.
I'm not really accustom to Linux just yet. I know it would be a lot of
work finding and installing replacement software needed to replace what
I have invested in for Windows OS.
Mark Lloyd
2015-07-22 17:32:18 UTC
Permalink
On 07/21/2015 02:48 PM, Al Drake wrote:

[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I'm not really accustom to Linux just yet. I know it would be a lot of
work finding and installing replacement software needed to replace what
I have invested in for Windows OS.
Some things (IIRC such as video editing) are best in Windows. It's
better to have both. If you have only one PC, there's dual boot and
virtual machines.
--
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as
false, and by rulers as useful." Seneca the Younger (4? B.C. - 65 A.D.)
Al Drake
2015-07-22 18:11:47 UTC
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Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I'm not really accustom to Linux just yet. I know it would be a lot of
work finding and installing replacement software needed to replace what
I have invested in for Windows OS.
Some things (IIRC such as video editing) are best in Windows. It's
better to have both. If you have only one PC, there's dual boot and
virtual machines.
I agree. I'll never totally stop using Windows. I have a computer for
every serious application I use. Photo/video editing, Cad/CAM
programming, cartography software and more. I used to dual boot to
Windows XP but no longer.
Tough Guy no. 1265
2015-07-21 17:31:20 UTC
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Post by ray carter
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days
later I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix?
I've read about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account
of what really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Get the pirate program "Windows 7 Loader". Whether you used to be
legit or not, it'll shut it up.
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
There are other LEGAL alternatives.
He has a license already, so he isn't breaking the law.
Mark Lloyd
2015-07-21 19:28:29 UTC
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On 07/21/2015 10:33 AM, Al Drake wrote:

[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Of course I'm NOT recommending it to get put of paying. Sometimes you
have to do it to USE what you already paid for.
--
Mark Lloyd
http://notstupid.us/

"Dad, what does "FORMATTING DRIVE C: 90% DONE" mean?"
Al Drake
2015-07-21 19:44:43 UTC
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Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Of course I'm NOT recommending it to get put of paying. Sometimes you
have to do it to USE what you already paid for.
I agree. I'm willing to tape necessary steps to do what has to be done.
Tough Guy no. 1265
2015-07-21 19:50:31 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Of course I'm NOT recommending it to get put of paying. Sometimes you
have to do it to USE what you already paid for.
I agree. I'm willing to tape necessary steps to do what has to be done.
Don't tape it, someone might see the recording :-)
--
I once got the stuffing beat out of me fighting for a girl's honour.
She wanted to keep it.
Al Drake
2015-07-21 19:56:00 UTC
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Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Of course I'm NOT recommending it to get put of paying. Sometimes you
have to do it to USE what you already paid for.
I agree. I'm willing to tape necessary steps to do what has to be done.
Don't tape it, someone might see the recording :-)
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
Tough Guy no. 1265
2015-07-21 20:00:34 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Of course I'm NOT recommending it to get put of paying. Sometimes you
have to do it to USE what you already paid for.
I agree. I'm willing to tape necessary steps to do what has to be done.
Don't tape it, someone might see the recording :-)
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
You said you were going to tape the necessary steps :-P
--
How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak!
Al Drake
2015-07-21 20:03:25 UTC
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Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Of course I'm NOT recommending it to get put of paying. Sometimes you
have to do it to USE what you already paid for.
I agree. I'm willing to tape necessary steps to do what has to be done.
Don't tape it, someone might see the recording :-)
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
You said you were going to tape the necessary steps :-P
I did?
Tough Guy no. 1265
2015-07-21 20:10:00 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Of course I'm NOT recommending it to get put of paying. Sometimes you
have to do it to USE what you already paid for.
I agree. I'm willing to tape necessary steps to do what has to be done.
Don't tape it, someone might see the recording :-)
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
You said you were going to tape the necessary steps :-P
I did?
It's still just up there, quoted!
--
Paddy and his wife are lying in bed and the neighbours' dog is barking like mad in the garden.
Paddy says "To hell with this!" and storms off.
He comes back upstairs 5 minutes later and his wife asks "What did you do?"
Paddy replies "I've put the dog in our garden. Let's see how they like it!"
Al Drake
2015-07-21 20:10:16 UTC
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Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Tough Guy no. 1265
Post by Al Drake
Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
I was amused by that download. I don't think I have the brass to use
something that says it's not legit. I am at a point where I'm more or
less in favor of pirating Windows after all the problems MicroSoft releases.
Of course I'm NOT recommending it to get put of paying. Sometimes you
have to do it to USE what you already paid for.
I agree. I'm willing to tape necessary steps to do what has to be done.
Don't tape it, someone might see the recording :-)
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
You said you were going to tape the necessary steps :-P
:)

Now I see, I did mean "take" not "tape" :)

I did have to read all my posts to see what I had typed. That's funny
because I ran out of tape sometime in the last century.
hah
2015-07-22 17:36:05 UTC
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[snip]
Post by Al Drake
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
"tape" is flexible material (often plastic) with sticky goo on one or
both sides.
--
"The noble soul has reverence for itself" [Nietzsche]
Al Drake
2015-07-22 18:14:00 UTC
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Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
"tape" is flexible material (often plastic) with sticky goo on one or
both sides.
Then there's 3-D tape.

https://www.igo3d.com/en/3d-drucker-blue-tape-48mm.html
Ken Springer
2015-07-22 23:19:16 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
"tape" is flexible material (often plastic) with sticky goo on one or
both sides.
Then there's 3-D tape.
https://www.igo3d.com/en/3d-drucker-blue-tape-48mm.html
How much do you want to bet that's 3M's blue painter's masking tape?
The web page already admits it's painter's tape. LOL
--
Ken
Mac OS X 10.8.5
Firefox 36.0.4
Thunderbird 31.5
"My brain is like lightning, a quick flash
and it's gone!"
Al Drake
2015-07-23 08:58:30 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
"tape" is flexible material (often plastic) with sticky goo on one or
both sides.
Then there's 3-D tape.
https://www.igo3d.com/en/3d-drucker-blue-tape-48mm.html
How much do you want to bet that's 3M's blue painter's masking tape? The
web page already admits it's painter's tape. LOL
Used for when you want to paint your house with some of the 3-D paint.
I'll have to look online for some 3-D paint brushes next.
Char Jackson
2015-07-23 13:56:50 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Al Drake
Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
"tape" is flexible material (often plastic) with sticky goo on one or
both sides.
Then there's 3-D tape.
https://www.igo3d.com/en/3d-drucker-blue-tape-48mm.html
How much do you want to bet that's 3M's blue painter's masking tape? The
web page already admits it's painter's tape. LOL
Used for when you want to paint your house with some of the 3-D paint.
I'll have to look online for some 3-D paint brushes next.
All of my paint brushes have been 3D. What would a 2D brush look like? A
picture of a brush?
--
Char Jackson
Al Drake
2015-07-23 16:39:29 UTC
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Post by Char Jackson
Post by Al Drake
Post by Al Drake
Post by Mark Lloyd
[snip]
Post by Al Drake
It's probably already live right now. What's "tape"?
"tape" is flexible material (often plastic) with sticky goo on one or
both sides.
Then there's 3-D tape.
https://www.igo3d.com/en/3d-drucker-blue-tape-48mm.html
How much do you want to bet that's 3M's blue painter's masking tape? The
web page already admits it's painter's tape. LOL
Used for when you want to paint your house with some of the 3-D paint.
I'll have to look online for some 3-D paint brushes next.
All of my paint brushes have been 3D. What would a 2D brush look like? A
picture of a brush?
If you ordered one online I would say yes.
. . .winston
2015-07-21 17:26:40 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Al.
If you've all retail disks (as noted later) with included product
keys...have you tried the 'Change Product key' option using the product
key associated with the installed o/s.

Other options if the Change Product key is not working when accessed in
the Windows UI

From an admin command prompt
Slui.exe 3
- which start the Change Product Key wizard

or
slmgr.vbs -ipk <type product key here>
Once done then type
slmgr.vbs -ato

slui.exe 4
- activate by phone wizard
--
...winston
msft mvp windows experience
Al Drake
2015-07-21 17:40:42 UTC
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Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Al.
If you've all retail disks (as noted later) with included product
keys...have you tried the 'Change Product key' option using the product
key associated with the installed o/s.
Other options if the Change Product key is not working when accessed in
the Windows UI
From an admin command prompt
Slui.exe 3
- which start the Change Product Key wizard
or
slmgr.vbs -ipk <type product key here>
Once done then type
slmgr.vbs -ato
slui.exe 4
- activate by phone wizard
Thanks Winston. I watched some videos that illustrated the deletion of
the Slui files before issuing the CMD commands so I might try that next.

The few times I had to use activation by phone resulted in a
conversation with a human. I hate that. Humans can be such a pain.
Stormin' Norman
2015-07-21 17:48:38 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Al.
If you've all retail disks (as noted later) with included product
keys...have you tried the 'Change Product key' option using the product
key associated with the installed o/s.
Other options if the Change Product key is not working when accessed in
the Windows UI
From an admin command prompt
Slui.exe 3
- which start the Change Product Key wizard
or
slmgr.vbs -ipk <type product key here>
Once done then type
slmgr.vbs -ato
slui.exe 4
- activate by phone wizard
Thanks Winston. I watched some videos that illustrated the deletion of
the Slui files before issuing the CMD commands so I might try that next.
The few times I had to use activation by phone resulted in a
conversation with a human. I hate that. Humans can be such a pain.
Have you been upgrading hardware on this specific machine?

Read this:

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-your-windows-7-pc-genuine-again-after-a-hardware-upgrade/
Al Drake
2015-07-21 17:52:17 UTC
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Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Al.
If you've all retail disks (as noted later) with included product
keys...have you tried the 'Change Product key' option using the product
key associated with the installed o/s.
Other options if the Change Product key is not working when accessed in
the Windows UI
From an admin command prompt
Slui.exe 3
- which start the Change Product Key wizard
or
slmgr.vbs -ipk <type product key here>
Once done then type
slmgr.vbs -ato
slui.exe 4
- activate by phone wizard
Thanks Winston. I watched some videos that illustrated the deletion of
the Slui files before issuing the CMD commands so I might try that next.
The few times I had to use activation by phone resulted in a
conversation with a human. I hate that. Humans can be such a pain.
Have you been upgrading hardware on this specific machine?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-your-windows-7-pc-genuine-again-after-a-hardware-upgrade/
That's a good link to hold onto. Thanks. This machine is simply one
that has been sitting unused for a while. Maybe there's dust on that
activation key. Maybe if I twist is a bit.
Paul
2015-07-21 19:35:27 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Al.
If you've all retail disks (as noted later) with included product
keys...have you tried the 'Change Product key' option using the product
key associated with the installed o/s.
Other options if the Change Product key is not working when accessed in
the Windows UI
From an admin command prompt
Slui.exe 3
- which start the Change Product Key wizard
or
slmgr.vbs -ipk <type product key here>
Once done then type
slmgr.vbs -ato
slui.exe 4
- activate by phone wizard
Thanks Winston. I watched some videos that illustrated the deletion of
the Slui files before issuing the CMD commands so I might try that next.
The few times I had to use activation by phone resulted in a
conversation with a human. I hate that. Humans can be such a pain.
Have you been upgrading hardware on this specific machine?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-your-windows-7-pc-genuine-again-after-a-hardware-upgrade/
That's a good link to hold onto. Thanks. This machine is simply one
that has been sitting unused for a while. Maybe there's dust on that
activation key. Maybe if I twist is a bit.
This command

slmgr -rearm

achieves absolutely nothing. It's intended for IT types, while
they work on preparing an OS for end users. You are allowed a
couple of rearms, while you work on stuff. But eventually,
you will run out of rearms.

I use that command all the time - on unlicensed VMs used for
temporary testing. I toss the .vhd file, decompress another
copy (as downloaded) and start all over again when I run out
of rearms. That's the environment where you use stuff like that.

*******

Microsoft has a forum dedicated to activation issues.

https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=genuine

You can look for a tool such as "mgadiag", to generate
a diagnostic.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

AFAIK, MGADiag doesn't fix anything, it just generates
a listing of what it finds.

You could also try Microsoft phone support, because
as far as I know, support for activation issues is free.

Paul
Al Drake
2015-07-21 19:53:55 UTC
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Post by Paul
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
On an old system that I haven't started up for some time I got this
message at the lower right of my screen. I searched for a fix and came
upon this
http://temcam.com/2013/10/25/how-to-fix-windows-7-not-genuine-error/
As it says I used the CMD (run as administrator) and entered SLMGR
-REARM and hit return. I rebooted and all was well. Now a few days later
I get the same message. Is anyone familiar with a direct fix? I've read
about other fixes but I'd like to get a first hand account of what
really works to set this installation straight.
Thanks for any suggestions.
Al.
If you've all retail disks (as noted later) with included product
keys...have you tried the 'Change Product key' option using the product
key associated with the installed o/s.
Other options if the Change Product key is not working when accessed in
the Windows UI
From an admin command prompt
Slui.exe 3
- which start the Change Product Key wizard
or
slmgr.vbs -ipk <type product key here>
Once done then type
slmgr.vbs -ato
slui.exe 4
- activate by phone wizard
Thanks Winston. I watched some videos that illustrated the deletion of
the Slui files before issuing the CMD commands so I might try that next.
The few times I had to use activation by phone resulted in a
conversation with a human. I hate that. Humans can be such a pain.
Have you been upgrading hardware on this specific machine?
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-your-windows-7-pc-genuine-again-after-a-hardware-upgrade/
That's a good link to hold onto. Thanks. This machine is simply one
that has been sitting unused for a while. Maybe there's dust on that
activation key. Maybe if I twist is a bit.
This command
slmgr -rearm
achieves absolutely nothing. It's intended for IT types, while
they work on preparing an OS for end users. You are allowed a
couple of rearms, while you work on stuff. But eventually,
you will run out of rearms.
I use that command all the time - on unlicensed VMs used for
temporary testing. I toss the .vhd file, decompress another
copy (as downloaded) and start all over again when I run out
of rearms. That's the environment where you use stuff like that.
*******
Microsoft has a forum dedicated to activation issues.
https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=genuine
You can look for a tool such as "mgadiag", to generate
a diagnostic.
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012
AFAIK, MGADiag doesn't fix anything, it just generates
a listing of what it finds.
You could also try Microsoft phone support, because
as far as I know, support for activation issues is free.
Paul
I've wasted a lot of time many days searching for fixes that don't do
anything. I'm surprised at how many there are that claim that one is the
right one.

This time it was an activation issue and I was successful in
reactivation. I guess it doesn't matter what cause it at this point.
. . .winston
2015-07-22 07:39:44 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
I've wasted a lot of time many days searching for fixes that don't do
anything. I'm surprised at how many there are that claim that one is the
right one.
This time it was an activation issue and I was successful in
reactivation. I guess it doesn't matter what cause it at this point.
....and the answer to the mystery of how it was reactivated is ????
--
...winston
msft mvp windows experience
Al Drake
2015-07-22 12:29:41 UTC
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Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
I've wasted a lot of time many days searching for fixes that don't do
anything. I'm surprised at how many there are that claim that one is the
right one.
This time it was an activation issue and I was successful in
reactivation. I guess it doesn't matter what cause it at this point.
....and the answer to the mystery of how it was reactivated is ????
It seems it was going to be activated automatically but I decided to
click to have it done manually. It completed and activation reported as
successful. I think there are some changes in process regarding
Microsoft products and others. I noticed some user agreements regarding
privacy have changed and when I used Microsoft Office an update
installed which started to install Office 2013. Going forward I was
required to set up a Cloud account. There was no way too avoid this so I
opted to allow them to #u(K off.

OT side Note:

Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
Stormin' Norman
2015-07-22 12:34:00 UTC
Permalink
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
Al Drake
2015-07-22 12:41:33 UTC
Permalink
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
Stormin' Norman
2015-07-22 13:13:27 UTC
Permalink
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
I was referring to "all" the issues you bring to the forum, not just the Social
Security incident.

If you think the government doesn't know who you are, try not paying your taxes
and see what happens.
Al Drake
2015-07-22 13:23:19 UTC
Permalink
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
I was referring to "all" the issues you bring to the forum, not just the Social
Security incident.
If you think the government doesn't know who you are, try not paying your taxes
and see what happens.
I never think of myself as having bad luck considering the variety of
things I get involved in. I think I actually enjoy a measure of
"trouble". It keeps the blood flowing.

I am sure the government "seekers" are well aware of everything about
me. I do have a job and pay taxes.

What else is this forum for but posts regarding bad luck adventures of
Microsoft Windows 7.
Stormin' Norman
2015-07-22 14:39:37 UTC
Permalink
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
I was referring to "all" the issues you bring to the forum, not just the Social
Security incident.
If you think the government doesn't know who you are, try not paying your taxes
and see what happens.
I never think of myself as having bad luck considering the variety of
things I get involved in. I think I actually enjoy a measure of
"trouble". It keeps the blood flowing.
I am sure the government "seekers" are well aware of everything about
me. I do have a job and pay taxes.
What else is this forum for but posts regarding bad luck adventures of
Microsoft Windows 7.
I didn't say or imply anything about the purpose of the forum.

I simply stated my observation about your lack of good luck, which is based upon
the number of issues you raise in this group.

Years ago I had a neighbor who purchased a 100 year old house on the property
next to my 110 year old house. Your average 100 year old house requires a fair
amount of maintenance and he was not what one would call "handy".

For several years, I and the other neighbors were helping him out with repairs
on a regular basis. It was a friendly area and the rest of us were quite good
with such things. One day when three of us were helping him dig up and replace
a lead pipe leading to his septic tank, one of the guys asked him "What made you
buy this place? Didn't you realize how much work it would be and that you
aren't good with such things?" His reply was classic, he said "Yeah, I knew it
would be a lot of work but I saw all of your houses and I figured I could find
people to help me."

All of us told him that he should have bought a brand new condo in the city and
that it was getting kind of tedious doing all this work without at least a keg
of beer and pizza and or having him show up when any of us needed another back
for a project. He told us that so far, he hadn't needed to do that as we were
helping him for free. Needless to say, it wasn't long after that most of us
stopped taking his calls and he ended up moving to the city. Good times.......
Al Drake
2015-07-22 16:44:19 UTC
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Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
I was referring to "all" the issues you bring to the forum, not just the Social
Security incident.
If you think the government doesn't know who you are, try not paying your taxes
and see what happens.
I never think of myself as having bad luck considering the variety of
things I get involved in. I think I actually enjoy a measure of
"trouble". It keeps the blood flowing.
I am sure the government "seekers" are well aware of everything about
me. I do have a job and pay taxes.
What else is this forum for but posts regarding bad luck adventures of
Microsoft Windows 7.
I didn't say or imply anything about the purpose of the forum.
I simply stated my observation about your lack of good luck, which is based upon
the number of issues you raise in this group.
I will have to review my posts and see if I agree now that many of the
issues have been resolved. It all must have something to do with my
uncontrollable urge to tinker.
Post by Stormin' Norman
Years ago I had a neighbor who purchased a 100 year old house on the property
next to my 110 year old house. Your average 100 year old house requires a fair
amount of maintenance and he was not what one would call "handy".
For several years, I and the other neighbors were helping him out with repairs
on a regular basis. It was a friendly area and the rest of us were quite good
with such things. One day when three of us were helping him dig up and replace
a lead pipe leading to his septic tank, one of the guys asked him "What made you
buy this place? Didn't you realize how much work it would be and that you
aren't good with such things?" His reply was classic, he said "Yeah, I knew it
would be a lot of work but I saw all of your houses and I figured I could find
people to help me."
All of us told him that he should have bought a brand new condo in the city and
that it was getting kind of tedious doing all this work without at least a keg
of beer and pizza and or having him show up when any of us needed another back
for a project. He told us that so far, he hadn't needed to do that as we were
helping him for free. Needless to say, it wasn't long after that most of us
stopped taking his calls and he ended up moving to the city. Good times.......
So if I buy you pizza and beer you'll help me clean MY septic tank? I
bet I couldn't find anyone to do any of that kind of work these days.

I remember moving and all I had to do was announce the presence of a
keg of beer and more people would show up than were needed. The catch
was the beer was at an undisclosed location that by coincidence happened
to be in the back yard of the new place.
Stormin' Norman
2015-07-22 17:02:09 UTC
Permalink
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
I was referring to "all" the issues you bring to the forum, not just the Social
Security incident.
If you think the government doesn't know who you are, try not paying your taxes
and see what happens.
I never think of myself as having bad luck considering the variety of
things I get involved in. I think I actually enjoy a measure of
"trouble". It keeps the blood flowing.
I am sure the government "seekers" are well aware of everything about
me. I do have a job and pay taxes.
What else is this forum for but posts regarding bad luck adventures of
Microsoft Windows 7.
I didn't say or imply anything about the purpose of the forum.
I simply stated my observation about your lack of good luck, which is based upon
the number of issues you raise in this group.
I will have to review my posts and see if I agree now that many of the
issues have been resolved. It all must have something to do with my
uncontrollable urge to tinker.
Post by Stormin' Norman
Years ago I had a neighbor who purchased a 100 year old house on the property
next to my 110 year old house. Your average 100 year old house requires a fair
amount of maintenance and he was not what one would call "handy".
For several years, I and the other neighbors were helping him out with repairs
on a regular basis. It was a friendly area and the rest of us were quite good
with such things. One day when three of us were helping him dig up and replace
a lead pipe leading to his septic tank, one of the guys asked him "What made you
buy this place? Didn't you realize how much work it would be and that you
aren't good with such things?" His reply was classic, he said "Yeah, I knew it
would be a lot of work but I saw all of your houses and I figured I could find
people to help me."
All of us told him that he should have bought a brand new condo in the city and
that it was getting kind of tedious doing all this work without at least a keg
of beer and pizza and or having him show up when any of us needed another back
for a project. He told us that so far, he hadn't needed to do that as we were
helping him for free. Needless to say, it wasn't long after that most of us
stopped taking his calls and he ended up moving to the city. Good times.......
So if I buy you pizza and beer you'll help me clean MY septic tank? I
bet I couldn't find anyone to do any of that kind of work these days.
I remember moving and all I had to do was announce the presence of a
keg of beer and more people would show up than were needed. The catch
was the beer was at an undisclosed location that by coincidence happened
to be in the back yard of the new place.
No, now that I am well into my 90's I would not help you replace a pipe going to
your septic tank unless you were to do all the digging, buy all the materials,
acquire all the tools and do all the labor, turning to me only for advice and
affirmation. Oh, and the beer would have to be served by a size 0 - 2, 28 year
old, female, hard-body with DD cup boobs and loose morals.
Stormin' Norman
2015-07-22 17:04:12 UTC
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Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
I was referring to "all" the issues you bring to the forum, not just the Social
Security incident.
If you think the government doesn't know who you are, try not paying your taxes
and see what happens.
I never think of myself as having bad luck considering the variety of
things I get involved in. I think I actually enjoy a measure of
"trouble". It keeps the blood flowing.
I am sure the government "seekers" are well aware of everything about
me. I do have a job and pay taxes.
What else is this forum for but posts regarding bad luck adventures of
Microsoft Windows 7.
I didn't say or imply anything about the purpose of the forum.
I simply stated my observation about your lack of good luck, which is based upon
the number of issues you raise in this group.
I will have to review my posts and see if I agree now that many of the
issues have been resolved. It all must have something to do with my
uncontrollable urge to tinker.
Post by Stormin' Norman
Years ago I had a neighbor who purchased a 100 year old house on the property
next to my 110 year old house. Your average 100 year old house requires a fair
amount of maintenance and he was not what one would call "handy".
For several years, I and the other neighbors were helping him out with repairs
on a regular basis. It was a friendly area and the rest of us were quite good
with such things. One day when three of us were helping him dig up and replace
a lead pipe leading to his septic tank, one of the guys asked him "What made you
buy this place? Didn't you realize how much work it would be and that you
aren't good with such things?" His reply was classic, he said "Yeah, I knew it
would be a lot of work but I saw all of your houses and I figured I could find
people to help me."
All of us told him that he should have bought a brand new condo in the city and
that it was getting kind of tedious doing all this work without at least a keg
of beer and pizza and or having him show up when any of us needed another back
for a project. He told us that so far, he hadn't needed to do that as we were
helping him for free. Needless to say, it wasn't long after that most of us
stopped taking his calls and he ended up moving to the city. Good times.......
So if I buy you pizza and beer you'll help me clean MY septic tank? I
bet I couldn't find anyone to do any of that kind of work these days.
I remember moving and all I had to do was announce the presence of a
keg of beer and more people would show up than were needed. The catch
was the beer was at an undisclosed location that by coincidence happened
to be in the back yard of the new place.
No, now that I am well into my 90's I would not help you replace a pipe going to
your septic tank unless you were to do all the digging, buy all the materials,
acquire all the tools and do all the labor, turning to me only for advice and
affirmation. Oh, and the beer would have to be served by a size 0 - 2, 28 year
old, female, hard-body with DD cup boobs and loose morals.
Addendum, she would also need to have poor eyesight........
Al Drake
2015-07-22 17:17:38 UTC
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Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
I was referring to "all" the issues you bring to the forum, not just the Social
Security incident.
If you think the government doesn't know who you are, try not paying your taxes
and see what happens.
I never think of myself as having bad luck considering the variety of
things I get involved in. I think I actually enjoy a measure of
"trouble". It keeps the blood flowing.
I am sure the government "seekers" are well aware of everything about
me. I do have a job and pay taxes.
What else is this forum for but posts regarding bad luck adventures of
Microsoft Windows 7.
I didn't say or imply anything about the purpose of the forum.
I simply stated my observation about your lack of good luck, which is based upon
the number of issues you raise in this group.
I will have to review my posts and see if I agree now that many of the
issues have been resolved. It all must have something to do with my
uncontrollable urge to tinker.
Post by Stormin' Norman
Years ago I had a neighbor who purchased a 100 year old house on the property
next to my 110 year old house. Your average 100 year old house requires a fair
amount of maintenance and he was not what one would call "handy".
For several years, I and the other neighbors were helping him out with repairs
on a regular basis. It was a friendly area and the rest of us were quite good
with such things. One day when three of us were helping him dig up and replace
a lead pipe leading to his septic tank, one of the guys asked him "What made you
buy this place? Didn't you realize how much work it would be and that you
aren't good with such things?" His reply was classic, he said "Yeah, I knew it
would be a lot of work but I saw all of your houses and I figured I could find
people to help me."
All of us told him that he should have bought a brand new condo in the city and
that it was getting kind of tedious doing all this work without at least a keg
of beer and pizza and or having him show up when any of us needed another back
for a project. He told us that so far, he hadn't needed to do that as we were
helping him for free. Needless to say, it wasn't long after that most of us
stopped taking his calls and he ended up moving to the city. Good times.......
So if I buy you pizza and beer you'll help me clean MY septic tank? I
bet I couldn't find anyone to do any of that kind of work these days.
I remember moving and all I had to do was announce the presence of a
keg of beer and more people would show up than were needed. The catch
was the beer was at an undisclosed location that by coincidence happened
to be in the back yard of the new place.
No, now that I am well into my 90's I would not help you replace a pipe going to
your septic tank unless you were to do all the digging, buy all the materials,
acquire all the tools and do all the labor, turning to me only for advice and
affirmation. Oh, and the beer would have to be served by a size 0 - 2, 28 year
old, female, hard-body with DD cup boobs and loose morals.
Addendum, she would also need to have poor eyesight........
I can't say I know any but do know quite a few that have poor
judgement and real bad memories.
bentot
2015-07-26 14:09:54 UTC
Permalink
On Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:04:12 +0000, Stormin' Norman
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
I was referring to "all" the issues you bring to the forum, not just the Social
Security incident.
If you think the government doesn't know who you are, try not paying your taxes
and see what happens.
I never think of myself as having bad luck considering the variety of
things I get involved in. I think I actually enjoy a measure of
"trouble". It keeps the blood flowing.
I am sure the government "seekers" are well aware of everything about
me. I do have a job and pay taxes.
What else is this forum for but posts regarding bad luck adventures of
Microsoft Windows 7.
I didn't say or imply anything about the purpose of the forum.
I simply stated my observation about your lack of good luck, which is based upon
the number of issues you raise in this group.
I will have to review my posts and see if I agree now that many of the
issues have been resolved. It all must have something to do with my
uncontrollable urge to tinker.
Post by Stormin' Norman
Years ago I had a neighbor who purchased a 100 year old house on the property
next to my 110 year old house. Your average 100 year old house requires a fair
amount of maintenance and he was not what one would call "handy".
For several years, I and the other neighbors were helping him out with repairs
on a regular basis. It was a friendly area and the rest of us were quite good
with such things. One day when three of us were helping him dig up and replace
a lead pipe leading to his septic tank, one of the guys asked him "What made you
buy this place? Didn't you realize how much work it would be and that you
aren't good with such things?" His reply was classic, he said "Yeah, I knew it
would be a lot of work but I saw all of your houses and I figured I could find
people to help me."
All of us told him that he should have bought a brand new condo in the city and
that it was getting kind of tedious doing all this work without at least a keg
of beer and pizza and or having him show up when any of us needed another back
for a project. He told us that so far, he hadn't needed to do that as we were
helping him for free. Needless to say, it wasn't long after that most of us
stopped taking his calls and he ended up moving to the city. Good times.......
So if I buy you pizza and beer you'll help me clean MY septic tank? I
bet I couldn't find anyone to do any of that kind of work these days.
I remember moving and all I had to do was announce the presence of a
keg of beer and more people would show up than were needed. The catch
was the beer was at an undisclosed location that by coincidence happened
to be in the back yard of the new place.
No, now that I am well into my 90's I would not help you replace a pipe going to
your septic tank unless you were to do all the digging, buy all the materials,
acquire all the tools and do all the labor, turning to me only for advice and
affirmation. Oh, and the beer would have to be served by a size 0 - 2, 28 year
old, female, hard-body with DD cup boobs and loose morals.
Addendum, she would also need to have poor eyesight........
And owns a liquor store...........
Stormin' Norman
2015-07-26 14:21:27 UTC
Permalink
Post by bentot
On Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:04:12 +0000, Stormin' Norman
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
I was referring to "all" the issues you bring to the forum, not just the Social
Security incident.
If you think the government doesn't know who you are, try not paying your taxes
and see what happens.
I never think of myself as having bad luck considering the variety of
things I get involved in. I think I actually enjoy a measure of
"trouble". It keeps the blood flowing.
I am sure the government "seekers" are well aware of everything about
me. I do have a job and pay taxes.
What else is this forum for but posts regarding bad luck adventures of
Microsoft Windows 7.
I didn't say or imply anything about the purpose of the forum.
I simply stated my observation about your lack of good luck, which is based upon
the number of issues you raise in this group.
I will have to review my posts and see if I agree now that many of the
issues have been resolved. It all must have something to do with my
uncontrollable urge to tinker.
Post by Stormin' Norman
Years ago I had a neighbor who purchased a 100 year old house on the property
next to my 110 year old house. Your average 100 year old house requires a fair
amount of maintenance and he was not what one would call "handy".
For several years, I and the other neighbors were helping him out with repairs
on a regular basis. It was a friendly area and the rest of us were quite good
with such things. One day when three of us were helping him dig up and replace
a lead pipe leading to his septic tank, one of the guys asked him "What made you
buy this place? Didn't you realize how much work it would be and that you
aren't good with such things?" His reply was classic, he said "Yeah, I knew it
would be a lot of work but I saw all of your houses and I figured I could find
people to help me."
All of us told him that he should have bought a brand new condo in the city and
that it was getting kind of tedious doing all this work without at least a keg
of beer and pizza and or having him show up when any of us needed another back
for a project. He told us that so far, he hadn't needed to do that as we were
helping him for free. Needless to say, it wasn't long after that most of us
stopped taking his calls and he ended up moving to the city. Good times.......
So if I buy you pizza and beer you'll help me clean MY septic tank? I
bet I couldn't find anyone to do any of that kind of work these days.
I remember moving and all I had to do was announce the presence of a
keg of beer and more people would show up than were needed. The catch
was the beer was at an undisclosed location that by coincidence happened
to be in the back yard of the new place.
No, now that I am well into my 90's I would not help you replace a pipe going to
your septic tank unless you were to do all the digging, buy all the materials,
acquire all the tools and do all the labor, turning to me only for advice and
affirmation. Oh, and the beer would have to be served by a size 0 - 2, 28 year
old, female, hard-body with DD cup boobs and loose morals.
Addendum, she would also need to have poor eyesight........
And owns a liquor store...........
Nice touch, but not mandatory. I wouldn't object if she owned a beer
distributorship.........
Al Drake
2015-07-22 17:15:15 UTC
Permalink
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Post by Stormin' Norman
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that
call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet
because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me
has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about
privacy. I love it.
You seem to have very bad luck.
I don't see it that way at all. I see it as having a very secure ID, I
have no credit cards, I never did by choice. I can't be verified or
Identified therefore I can't be categorized or victimized. If someone
stole my faults ID what good would it do. If the government doesn't even
know who I am than how good it that?
I was referring to "all" the issues you bring to the forum, not just the Social
Security incident.
If you think the government doesn't know who you are, try not paying your taxes
and see what happens.
I never think of myself as having bad luck considering the variety of
things I get involved in. I think I actually enjoy a measure of
"trouble". It keeps the blood flowing.
I am sure the government "seekers" are well aware of everything about
me. I do have a job and pay taxes.
What else is this forum for but posts regarding bad luck adventures of
Microsoft Windows 7.
I didn't say or imply anything about the purpose of the forum.
I simply stated my observation about your lack of good luck, which is based upon
the number of issues you raise in this group.
I will have to review my posts and see if I agree now that many of the
issues have been resolved. It all must have something to do with my
uncontrollable urge to tinker.
Post by Stormin' Norman
Years ago I had a neighbor who purchased a 100 year old house on the property
next to my 110 year old house. Your average 100 year old house requires a fair
amount of maintenance and he was not what one would call "handy".
For several years, I and the other neighbors were helping him out with repairs
on a regular basis. It was a friendly area and the rest of us were quite good
with such things. One day when three of us were helping him dig up and replace
a lead pipe leading to his septic tank, one of the guys asked him "What made you
buy this place? Didn't you realize how much work it would be and that you
aren't good with such things?" His reply was classic, he said "Yeah, I knew it
would be a lot of work but I saw all of your houses and I figured I could find
people to help me."
All of us told him that he should have bought a brand new condo in the city and
that it was getting kind of tedious doing all this work without at least a keg
of beer and pizza and or having him show up when any of us needed another back
for a project. He told us that so far, he hadn't needed to do that as we were
helping him for free. Needless to say, it wasn't long after that most of us
stopped taking his calls and he ended up moving to the city. Good times.......
So if I buy you pizza and beer you'll help me clean MY septic tank? I
bet I couldn't find anyone to do any of that kind of work these days.
I remember moving and all I had to do was announce the presence of a
keg of beer and more people would show up than were needed. The catch
was the beer was at an undisclosed location that by coincidence happened
to be in the back yard of the new place.
No, now that I am well into my 90's I would not help you replace a pipe going to
your septic tank unless you were to do all the digging, buy all the materials,
acquire all the tools and do all the labor, turning to me only for advice and
affirmation. Oh, and the beer would have to be served by a size 0 - 2, 28 year
old, female, hard-body with DD cup boobs and loose morals.
Now that IS something I would be willing to do. I think just meeting
you would be an adventure worth experiencing. My other is about to turn
90 next month and enjoys her computer more than anything I would say. I
never could get her to share a beer though. She's been a holy roller as
long as I've been alive.

Don't be to concerned though, I don't have a septic tank and if I did
I would have it serviced. I do remember helping an uncle do just that
probably back in the 60's. He was the one that showed me what beer was.
I think he may have helped invent it. Either that or aid in giving it a
reputation.
Rich
2015-07-22 15:19:36 UTC
Permalink
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This process
was denied which required me to place a phone call. During that call I was
told there was no way to verify my existence on this planet because I
don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to track me has no
information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory. Talk about privacy.
I love it.
When you apply for social security someday, the letter in response will
read:

"... there was no way to verify your existence on this planet because the
superpower they use to track me has no information that says you're real.
you're not even a memory.
Thank you for applying"

Your illusion of privacy is more likely a bureaucratic bungle that may cause
you headaches in the future when you try to collect. When you open an
account with SS, you get a list of every penny reported to SS that you
earned by year in addition to your contributions and projected monthly
benefit.
Their inability to verify my account would not make me feel happy.

Rich
Al Drake
2015-07-22 17:04:04 UTC
Permalink
Post by Rich
Post by Al Drake
Today I thought I'd create a Social Security account online. This
process was denied which required me to place a phone call. During
that call I was told there was no way to verify my existence on this
planet because I don't have a credit card. The superpower they use to
track me has no information that says I'm real. I'm not even a memory.
Talk about privacy. I love it.
When you apply for social security someday, the letter in response will
"... there was no way to verify your existence on this planet because
the superpower they use to track me has no information that says you're
real. you're not even a memory.
Thank you for applying"
Your illusion of privacy is more likely a bureaucratic bungle that may
cause you headaches in the future when you try to collect. When you open
an account with SS, you get a list of every penny reported to SS that
you earned by year in addition to your contributions and projected
monthly benefit.
Their inability to verify my account would not make me feel happy.
Rich
I don't have any illusions of privacy but I do appreciate the
government stumbling over themselves trying to find me at times.

I remember getting those reports delivered by mail. I have been
curious for some time now about just where I am in that food chain. I'm
wondering if it would be any benefit to me to select Medicare rather
than paying my share of a healthcare package not picked up by my
employer. I've been considering becoming self employed in my older
years. The drive to work is the most dangerous thing I ever do on the 80
miles I put in every day. The roads I travel are a crime scene and there
is nothing any one can do about it. Here in New Hampshire they are now
just getting around to adding a third lane on the major exit into Mass.

The inability of them to ID me can be remedied with an in person visit
to the local S.S. office.
Rich
2015-07-23 03:49:28 UTC
Permalink
">
I remember getting those reports delivered by mail. I have been curious
for some time now about just where I am in that food chain. I'm wondering
if it would be any benefit to me to select Medicare rather than paying my
share of a healthcare package not picked up by my employer. I've been
considering becoming self employed in my older years. The drive to work is
the most dangerous thing I ever do on the 80 miles I put in every day. The
roads I travel are a crime scene and there is nothing any one can do about
it. Here in New Hampshire they are now just getting around to adding a
third lane on the major exit into Mass.
The inability of them to ID me can be remedied with an in person visit to
the local S.S. office.
Yes, Medicare and a private employer-subsidized healthcare package is
something to be thought out. In my case, my wife is nine years younger than
me so if I still am employed with my company at Medicare age in three years,
I would still need to keep my company insurance to cover her. My own claims
would then be submitted to the company's insurance first (high deductible,
really just a discount on the claim amount) and then Medicare would pay 80%
of the balance as secondary provider.
Al Drake
2015-07-23 09:03:18 UTC
Permalink
Post by Rich
">
Post by Al Drake
I remember getting those reports delivered by mail. I have been
curious for some time now about just where I am in that food chain.
I'm wondering if it would be any benefit to me to select Medicare
rather than paying my share of a healthcare package not picked up by
my employer. I've been considering becoming self employed in my older
years. The drive to work is the most dangerous thing I ever do on the
80 miles I put in every day. The roads I travel are a crime scene and
there is nothing any one can do about it. Here in New Hampshire they
are now just getting around to adding a third lane on the major exit
into Mass.
The inability of them to ID me can be remedied with an in person
visit to the local S.S. office.
Yes, Medicare and a private employer-subsidized healthcare package is
something to be thought out. In my case, my wife is nine years younger
than me so if I still am employed with my company at Medicare age in
three years, I would still need to keep my company insurance to cover
her. My own claims would then be submitted to the company's insurance
first (high deductible, really just a discount on the claim amount) and
then Medicare would pay 80% of the balance as secondary provider.
I have already reached the age where people ask me why I'm not
retired. My wife is 7 years my junior and can get insurance where she
works if I decide to accept a medicare plan. I'm going to the S.S.
office to day to get some first hand facts.
. . .winston
2015-07-22 19:04:11 UTC
Permalink
Post by Al Drake
I think there are some changes in process regarding
Microsoft products and others. I noticed some user agreements regarding
privacy have changed and when I used Microsoft Office an update
installed which started to install Office 2013. Going forward I was
required to set up a Cloud account.
It was avoidable and not necessary...apparently you just missed it.
--
...winston
msft mvp windows experience
Al Drake
2015-07-22 19:58:57 UTC
Permalink
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
I think there are some changes in process regarding
Microsoft products and others. I noticed some user agreements regarding
privacy have changed and when I used Microsoft Office an update
installed which started to install Office 2013. Going forward I was
required to set up a Cloud account.
It was avoidable and not necessary...apparently you just missed it.
I'll take your word for it. Do you care to share what I missed and how
to get around it? I closed the Cloud subscription window and the update
ended.
. . .winston
2015-07-23 18:19:32 UTC
Permalink
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
I think there are some changes in process regarding
Microsoft products and others. I noticed some user agreements regarding
privacy have changed and when I used Microsoft Office an update
installed which started to install Office 2013. Going forward I was
required to set up a Cloud account.
It was avoidable and not necessary...apparently you just missed it.
I'll take your word for it. Do you care to share what I missed and how
to get around it? I closed the Cloud subscription window and the update
ended.
Office 2013 via Office 365 subscription ?
Office 2013 via pre-install by OEM ?
Office 2013 via stand-alone software purchase and download from MSFT ?

A variety of different screens could be presented and it's hard to tell
which one with only 'going forward' as the clue.
--
...winston
msft mvp windows experience
Al Drake
2015-07-23 20:49:09 UTC
Permalink
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
I think there are some changes in process regarding
Microsoft products and others. I noticed some user agreements regarding
privacy have changed and when I used Microsoft Office an update
installed which started to install Office 2013. Going forward I was
required to set up a Cloud account.
It was avoidable and not necessary...apparently you just missed it.
I'll take your word for it. Do you care to share what I missed and how
to get around it? I closed the Cloud subscription window and the update
ended.
Office 2013 via Office 365 subscription ?
Office 2013 via pre-install by OEM ?
Office 2013 via stand-alone software purchase and download from MSFT ?
A variety of different screens could be presented and it's hard to tell
which one with only 'going forward' as the clue.
I have MSO 2010. I got a report about an update so I tried installing
it. I had no idea I was expected to make a purchase of a completely
different version. I would expect that to be an "upgrade".
. . .winston
2015-07-24 08:08:21 UTC
Permalink
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
I think there are some changes in process regarding
Microsoft products and others. I noticed some user agreements regarding
privacy have changed and when I used Microsoft Office an update
installed which started to install Office 2013. Going forward I was
required to set up a Cloud account.
It was avoidable and not necessary...apparently you just missed it.
I'll take your word for it. Do you care to share what I missed and how
to get around it? I closed the Cloud subscription window and the update
ended.
Office 2013 via Office 365 subscription ?
Office 2013 via pre-install by OEM ?
Office 2013 via stand-alone software purchase and download from MSFT ?
A variety of different screens could be presented and it's hard to tell
which one with only 'going forward' as the clue.
I have MSO 2010. I got a report about an update so I tried installing
it. I had no idea I was expected to make a purchase of a completely
different version. I would expect that to be an "upgrade".
I've 2010 on one device and don't recall every being offered to buy
something when installing an update.
--
...winston
msft mvp windows experience
Al Drake
2015-07-24 08:51:08 UTC
Permalink
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
I think there are some changes in process regarding
Microsoft products and others. I noticed some user agreements regarding
privacy have changed and when I used Microsoft Office an update
installed which started to install Office 2013. Going forward I was
required to set up a Cloud account.
It was avoidable and not necessary...apparently you just missed it.
I'll take your word for it. Do you care to share what I missed and how
to get around it? I closed the Cloud subscription window and the update
ended.
Office 2013 via Office 365 subscription ?
Office 2013 via pre-install by OEM ?
Office 2013 via stand-alone software purchase and download from MSFT ?
A variety of different screens could be presented and it's hard to tell
which one with only 'going forward' as the clue.
I have MSO 2010. I got a report about an update so I tried installing
it. I had no idea I was expected to make a purchase of a completely
different version. I would expect that to be an "upgrade".
I've 2010 on one device and don't recall every being offered to buy
something when installing an update.
I opened OneNote 2010 and that's where it all started. From what I can
remember there was a pop-up about an update. In the very beginning I was
confronted with a small logon window asking me to log on to the Cloud.
Now I have a folder that holds OneNote 2013. When I try to start it I
get to that same point where I need to use the Cloud. It makes no
mention that it's 2013. If I decline I can not go any further.

I never reached a place where I was offered to make a purchase.
Al Drake
2015-07-24 08:55:52 UTC
Permalink
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
Post by . . .winston
Post by Al Drake
I think there are some changes in process regarding
Microsoft products and others. I noticed some user agreements regarding
privacy have changed and when I used Microsoft Office an update
installed which started to install Office 2013. Going forward I was
required to set up a Cloud account.
It was avoidable and not necessary...apparently you just missed it.
I'll take your word for it. Do you care to share what I missed and how
to get around it? I closed the Cloud subscription window and the update
ended.
Office 2013 via Office 365 subscription ?
Office 2013 via pre-install by OEM ?
Office 2013 via stand-alone software purchase and download from MSFT ?
A variety of different screens could be presented and it's hard to tell
which one with only 'going forward' as the clue.
I have MSO 2010. I got a report about an update so I tried installing
it. I had no idea I was expected to make a purchase of a completely
different version. I would expect that to be an "upgrade".
I've 2010 on one device and don't recall every being offered to buy
something when installing an update.
I went to the next window where it indicated the cloud was required. I
suppose I could go forward and never use the cloud but I don't know if
this will result in OneNote 2010 being replaced. I like to know what's
about to happen before it does.
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