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Pirating help needed

My old computer CAN and does boot and stay on. But it won't let me get anywhere unless I activate this copy of WindowsXP. The code that came with it says it has been activated too many times.


If I can only get into my old computer, I can deactivate everything properly so when I put up the NEW computer, all my stuff can come along easily. I want especially to get to both my old Eudora mailboxes on the desktop (not only had I just downloaded email at the last crash, like many procrastinators I have a lot of saved mail with important information, like passwords and the like), as well as iTunes. I haven't changed the music on my iPod in over a month, and I have two reviews due soon.

The best thing about working on the laptop is I finally docked it properly and have it hooked up to my big monitor. However, I want it back as a laptop simply because once November starts, I have to have the ability to carry it with me for writing purposes.

In other news, the house is nearly finished - as in, the room looks like a room, interior doors are hung, and the cabinets are in boxes ready to be installed. Woot! I miss my kitchen! Not to mention I'm itching to clean up all the construction dust. (And "itching" is the correct term - it makes my sensitive skin itch.)

There are mosquitoes coming from somewhere. I have several bites. I hope none of them are carrying West Nile Virus (I watch way too much news).

All else is about the same. Cats are tracking construction dust everywhere.


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Oct. 19th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
Let me talk to Rackham when he gets home from work (which might still be awhile, considering stoplights are out and there are trees down on some of the roads) and see what ideas he has... We might not be able to get back to you until tomorrow though, since our power is currently out (I'm on my laptop with dialup)

Is this the copy of XP we sent you?
Oct. 19th, 2007 11:28 am (UTC)
Okay, after chatting with Rackham, the first question I have is whether you've tried calling in to do the activation over the phone. Rackham has had to do that a number of times and has never had any problems with it. Just tell them that you've upgraded your computer and need to reinstall WinXP and they should be able to help you with the activation.

If that doesn't work, let us know and we'll see what else we can come up with.
Oct. 19th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, and we got it done! Activation complete. If I'd realized it was that easy over the phone, I'd have done it before! Duh! *g*

Thanks again!

Oct. 19th, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
I have no computer skills, so I'll just say YAY for almost finished kitchen renovation!
Oct. 19th, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
Yay, indeed! I'm most anxious for completion. We're finally going to be looking at appliances this week!
Oct. 19th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
Nano Nanowrimo
Good luck to ya, you crazy Nano person, you.

If there are mosquitoes, then somewhere there is standing water. It may not be in your yard, unfortunately. I wonder if you can call the city offices and request a fogging?
Oct. 19th, 2007 12:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Nano Nanowrimo
I checked to make sure it wasn't Sam's water dish out back, and it's not. Hard to tell, what with all the construction, where there might be small puddles. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

Oct. 19th, 2007 07:34 pm (UTC)
Glad it worked!
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