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Changing faulty Ethernet PCI-Bus adaptor invoked WGA

by OzExpat / March 27, 2008 9:02 AM PDT

Having trouble getting on line, sometimes it works, sometimes not. Now it wont work at all! Modem & Router OK so I removed and swapped the the Ethernet card from 2nd computer on LAN. On start up Windows Genuine (dis)advantage recognised a hardware change and has invoked a 3 day limit on revalidating the system. I havent got a clue where my original disc's are as it came pre-installed.

What do I do ?

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I never needed my CDs to validate.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 9:19 AM PDT

This would be a first.

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Catch 22
by OzExpat / March 27, 2008 6:47 PM PDT

Don't need instalation CD to validate ? That's good news. It was an assumption on my part. BUT, I still cant get on-line due to the faulty Ethernet card. That problem is not yet solved and now only 2 days left according to WGA.

What's going to happen tomorrow if I don't get back on line in time. Is my PC's OS locked down or what ?

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When WGA comes up
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 9:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Catch 22

Mine had an alternative phone number. I used that method.

As to lock down, here it's never an issue since we have backups of our data and more.

-> Too bad you didn't note the make and model like our forum asks for. You might have been told how to make the restore CDs.

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Microsoft offers free support for WGA issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2008 9:36 PM PDT

Microsoft offers free support for WGA issues starting with diagnostics and other tools and information. In North America support for WGA issues is available at 1-866-530-6599. Internationally it varies somewhat so to find out more about support options go to (there's a link to technical support at the bottom of the page).

Your issue is a non-issue if you take care of it now.

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