The Mac OS runs on Apple hardware. Maybe there is some hack or other device to hack such but just like pirate copies of XP, Vista this is not a subject we discuss here.
by stochasticdna - 12/4/08 9:28 PM
Hi all, newbie here
I just purchased an HP G60 125NR Notebook PC. It came with Vista. All the bad things I've head about Vista I just ignored until I got this laptop I have now.
First, the laptop works fine, I attribute 50% of the problems I have with my not being familiar with Vista and not really wanting to learn how to use it. I do know how to turn on a PC as well as a laptop. With that said, I attempted activate the 60 day free trial of MS 2007 and I repeatedly got the message that my activation number key was incorrect. On the bottom of this computer there is a sticker that has a bunch of numbers on it, one set of numbers says "Product Key" and it is 5 sets of 5 alfa-numeric characters. I was instructed to key in the activation key and that it would be 25 characters...duh.
I?m not saying I am perfect, but it would be pretty hard to goof up, and I did not think that I goofed it up. But I did just that, let me explain. When I purchased my Dell I was living with someone else in 2002 and they had internet service, so I did not register or activate my XP version. I don?t recall activating via the net because I didn?t have internet service and only got online after I got my own place 2 years later, During that time I sent out resumes and worked with PhotoImpact and whatever else I could with this computer. So naturally when I got this new laptop, I read the instructions and plugged it up and wal-la no trial version access- @#$%^&*-ability. It never occurred to me that in order to activate the trial version I should have been hooked up to the net. This is what I?m assuming because Microsoft assumes everyone that has a laptop or a PC is naturally hooked up to the net just like Adobe. It dawned on me after I could not activate the trial version that maybe I have to be hooked up to the internet. I was thinking about getting Adobe and saw this on Adobe?s site:
What happens during activation?
When a customer installs an Adobe software product that requires activation, versions of software released since June 2008 (including Adobe