Search:

Type: Posts; User: purdyd; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Many thanks - tried the above and both upgrade &...

    Many thanks - tried the above and both upgrade & activate keys but encountered "The product key you typed has been blocked from use by Microsoft"

    Can't try the fixit yet.

    Dave.
  2. Windows is now displaying: "Windows 7 Build...

    Windows is now displaying:

    "Windows 7 Build 7601 This copy of Windows is not genuine" - contrary to what Microsoft determined in 2013, when it was previously activated.

    Dave.
  3. No - PayPal. Recovering any payment is a low...

    No - PayPal. Recovering any payment is a low priority and the associated effort/aggravation difficult to justify.

    Dave.
  4. Replies
    2
    Views
    416

    I think one possibility might be via the...

    I think one possibility might be via the SpiderOak Hive - although I don't want to synchronise the folders across all devices.

    Dave.
  5. The CA advice was for me to inspect the vendor's...

    The CA advice was for me to inspect the vendor's terms & conditions (none supplied), and to notify them that they were in breach of contract, with a potential liability for any associated monetary...
  6. Quick update: 1) Trading Standards > the local...

    Quick update:

    1) Trading Standards > the local Citizens Advice Centre referred me to a general helpline (03454 040506), but the subsequent advice process failed to identify that the blocking of...
  7. Replies
    2
    Views
    416

    SpiderOak 'Merge Devices' ?

    My Win7 laptop has needed a complete software reinstallation.

    Previously a few selected folders were uploaded as device LAPTOP_OLD (>60GB, predominantly Retrospect Backup files).

    But SpiderOak...
  8. Re the third party vendor's claim at the time of...

    Re the third party vendor's claim at the time of purchase in February 2013 that "You can re-activate the software anytime" (now blocked by Microsoft).

    The Consumer Rights Act 2015 says: "Every...
  9. Good question - I'm assuming it was a cost issue...

    Good question - I'm assuming it was a cost issue (I'd ordered Win 7 HP with a new system and subsequently decided that I needed Windows XP virtual mode to run some older software).

    Dave.

    PS I'd...
  10. Many thanks - yes, yes, and no (re-installation...

    Many thanks - yes, yes, and no (re-installation is last resort).

    Dave
  11. I've written to Trading Standards (cc. Consumers'...

    I've written to Trading Standards (cc. Consumers' Association), citing breach of vendor terms & conditions and unreasonable remedy.

    A proposed remedy is the supply by Microsoft of a specific...
  12. I'm drafting a letter to Trading Standards - I...

    I'm drafting a letter to Trading Standards - I understand Microsoft wishing to protect IP rights, but the proposed remedy seems unreasonable (not so much any further payment, but the non-trivial...
  13. Many thanks for the feedback. Do you think the...

    Many thanks for the feedback.

    Do you think the activation key from this might work (from a UK vendor):

    'Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1 Full Install Version COA Product Key'

    The...
  14. a) Tried suggested Microsoft UK phone (0118 909...

    a) Tried suggested Microsoft UK phone (0118 909 7800) - listened to ~10 mins of muzak whilst waiting for Microsoft Tech Support to answer.

    b) Toll-free phone number for activations now functioning...
  15. Many thanks - I'll try it tomorrow. Dave.

    Many thanks - I'll try it tomorrow.

    Dave.
  16. Windows 7 Pro Upgrade Rejection (reinstallation)

    I successfully upgraded from Win 7 x64 Home Premium (a new PC from reputable supplier with Windows CD) to Win 7 Professional (purchased from 'Windows Professional Key') in February 2013.

    NB The...
  17. Many thanks - I managed to update the Ethernet...

    Many thanks - I managed to update the Ethernet driver from the Gigabyte motherboard support CD-ROM, which then gave me Internet access and allowed me to update the rest of the drivers.

    Dave.
  18. After reinstalling Win7 x64 I cannot connect to...

    After reinstalling Win7 x64 I cannot connect to the Internet and various devices have ! against them (all working previously):

    - Ethernet Controller
    - SCSI Controller
    - SM Bus Controller
    - 2x...
  19. Persistence pays off - Win7 has finally...

    Persistence pays off - Win7 has finally reinstalled and upgraded to Pro. So hopefully no more queries.

    Dave
  20. Many thanks - F8 now works but I can't see any...

    Many thanks - F8 now works but I can't see any obvious options which offer 'boot from CD'.

    However I have managed to access the BIOS (EUFI?) manager and reset 'boot from CD' as first option.
    ...
  21. Unsuccessful Win7 reinstallation from CD (fails to overwrite files)

    I urgently need to reinstall Win7 HP x64 from CD and simultaneously wipe all the personal files (cryptolocker virus infection), but Microsoft's 'advanced recovery process' via Control Panel leaves...
  22. Another round of Windows Updates this week with...

    Another round of Windows Updates this week with further 'successful' installations of:

    * Security Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB3004375)
    * Security Update for Windows 7 for...
  23. ConsumerAffairs - Windows users beware: Update...

    ConsumerAffairs - Windows users beware: Update 3033929 puts Windows 7 into a reboot loop 03/12/2015
    If you haven't already installed this week's update, DON'T...
  24. Microsoft Fixit KB971058 (Automatically reset...

    Microsoft Fixit KB971058 (Automatically reset Windows Update components) reports that 'Windows Update error 0x80070490(2015-04-14-T-10_31_56A)' is 'Not fixed' in the initial summary report, but...
  25. The 'Automatically reset Windows Update...

    The 'Automatically reset Windows Update components' Fixit (above) hasn't worked. These 'Successful' 'Important' updates were installed this morning by WU:

    Cumulative Security Update for Internet...
Results 1 to 25 of 96
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4