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Old 01-24-2011, 09:52 AM   #15091
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Crap! I have to reformat a laptop which has the windows cd key completely warn off, Wonder in M$ will buy that when I call. I hate how this happens to just about every laptop I have worked on yet the word microsoft on the other side of the sticker is completely legible.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:40 PM   #15092
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Crap! I have to reformat a laptop which has the windows cd key completely warn off, Wonder in M$ will buy that when I call. I hate how this happens to just about every laptop I have worked on yet the word microsoft on the other side of the sticker is completely legible.
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:49 PM   #15093
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^what?
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Magic Jelly Bean can recover the serial key from the Operating System.
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will it work if the OS doesn't boot up anymore?
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Don't believe so
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It just shocks me as to how little many people take care of their computers. I will do a fresh install of windows for someone and back up and restore all their stuff only to have them call me up again in a month saying they have the same problem. Oh well since I charge 20$ an hour I am making good money off these people but they really can save themselves money if they just watch what they click on and not accept everything that comes at them.

I did call M$ and they gave me a new key surprisingly since I was able to give them a partial of what was left of it and explain the situation. but dang that foreign outsourcing for support.
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Crap! I have to reformat a laptop which has the windows cd key completely warn off, Wonder in M$ will buy that when I call. I hate how this happens to just about every laptop I have worked on yet the word microsoft on the other side of the sticker is completely legible.
Whenever I get a new copy of Windows, I write the product key on the install disc with a sharpie in case that happens. I also add it to a .txt file I keep that contains all my product keys.
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It just shocks me as to how little many people take care of their computers. I will do a fresh install of windows for someone and back up and restore all their stuff only to have them call me up again in a month saying they have the same problem. Oh well since I charge 20$ an hour I am making good money off these people but they really can save themselves money if they just watch what they click on and not accept everything that comes at them.

I did call M$ and they gave me a new key surprisingly since I was able to give them a partial of what was left of it and explain the situation. but dang that foreign outsourcing for support.
If everyone actually /cared/ for their PC's...95% of PC repair businesses would serve no purpose. I quite like that most people have more money than common sense when it comes to computers.
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Just took this out of my brother's computer. Apparently, 377.9 + 9.6 + 12.5 = 460. It's pretty bad when a PSU manufacturer acknowledges that their ratings are fake on the damn label.
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