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News Microsoft confirms Windows 10 activation failure

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 9 Nov 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    10 Weeks days hours minutes since Microsoft last embarrassed themselves horribly...
     
  3. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Let me guess: Long name troubleshooter is a patch .exe that must run on affected systems 24/7 and pulls a quarter of the resources.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I'm crossing my fingers for "authentication hack nicked from The Pirate Bay and renamed."
     
  5. jb0

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    Honestly? I'm surprised it has taken this long for a major activation issue to strike. I expected this during XP's life.
     
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  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    What? You didn't crack XP just to get around the slow activation?
     
  7. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, it's not as bad as Adobe's YOU ARE A THIEF message that insistently appears should you install any version of CS prior to Creative Cloud.
     
  8. jb0

    jb0 Active Member

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    Honestly, I didn't install XP enough times to be bothered by it in more than the ethical sense.
     
  9. Chris_Waddle

    Chris_Waddle Loving my new digital pinball machine

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    Well I came back to work this morning after a long weekend to find the message "Windows needs to be activated".
    I'm so glad I'd read this article as I would have wondered what was going on. I ran the troubleshooter and it was sorted in a few seconds. The joys of running Windows 10
     
  10. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  11. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Yup. And think of all those people who got it for free? Well, now we're paying for it...
     
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