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Haggar
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      06-06-2007, 05:04 PM
A friend bought a Compaq Presario from Future Shop. It has a valid XP
sticker on the case, but when the Microsoft validation tool sees it, it
refuses to accept it as a valid Product number. Is there a work around for
this? She never recieved any media from them for the computer.

1) Buying XP and not having the appropriate drivers for the board.??

2) Obtaining a set of restore disks??

3) Buying another computer??


 
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      06-08-2007, 02:24 PM
On Jun 6, 10:04 am, "Haggar" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> A friend bought a Compaq Presario from Future Shop. It has a valid XP
> sticker on the case, but when the Microsoft validation tool sees it, it
> refuses to accept it as a valid Product number. Is there a work around for
> this? She never recieved any media from them for the computer.
>
> 1) Buying XP and not having the appropriate drivers for the board.??
>
> 2) Obtaining a set of restore disks??
>
> 3) Buying another computer??


4) Make it Future Shop's (OR HP's) problem. Tell them your issue, and
since you bought the machine form them, would they please fix the
issue. If they don't fix it free, become progressively less nice, up
to, and including getting the credit card company involved.

(PS: shops can be brutal, back up any important documents first!, they
might just do a system restore)


 
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Ben Myers
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      06-08-2007, 07:35 PM
Odds are that Future Shop installed XP using a generic OEM version of XP. The
codes on the HP, Compaq, Dell, IBM-Lenovo, and Gate-machines are all keyed to
work with a vendor-specific version of the Windows install. There are ways of
dealing with this, beyond the scope of this newsgroup.

By all means, Future Shop has to sort it all out, and a threat to report them to
the Microsoft software police-and-lawyers for software piracy would get a
response really fast... Ben Myers

On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 07:24:24 -0700, "(E-Mail Removed)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>On Jun 6, 10:04 am, "Haggar" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> A friend bought a Compaq Presario from Future Shop. It has a valid XP
>> sticker on the case, but when the Microsoft validation tool sees it, it
>> refuses to accept it as a valid Product number. Is there a work around for
>> this? She never recieved any media from them for the computer.
>>
>> 1) Buying XP and not having the appropriate drivers for the board.??
>>
>> 2) Obtaining a set of restore disks??
>>
>> 3) Buying another computer??

>
>4) Make it Future Shop's (OR HP's) problem. Tell them your issue, and
>since you bought the machine form them, would they please fix the
>issue. If they don't fix it free, become progressively less nice, up
>to, and including getting the credit card company involved.
>
>(PS: shops can be brutal, back up any important documents first!, they
>might just do a system restore)
>

 
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HaGGaR
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      06-08-2007, 09:32 PM
thanks all for the suggestions
"Ben Myers" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Odds are that Future Shop installed XP using a generic OEM version of XP.
> The
> codes on the HP, Compaq, Dell, IBM-Lenovo, and Gate-machines are all keyed
> to
> work with a vendor-specific version of the Windows install. There are
> ways of
> dealing with this, beyond the scope of this newsgroup.
>
> By all means, Future Shop has to sort it all out, and a threat to report
> them to
> the Microsoft software police-and-lawyers for software piracy would get a
> response really fast... Ben Myers
>
> On Fri, 08 Jun 2007 07:24:24 -0700, "(E-Mail Removed)" <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
>>On Jun 6, 10:04 am, "Haggar" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>> A friend bought a Compaq Presario from Future Shop. It has a valid XP
>>> sticker on the case, but when the Microsoft validation tool sees it, it
>>> refuses to accept it as a valid Product number. Is there a work around
>>> for
>>> this? She never recieved any media from them for the computer.
>>>
>>> 1) Buying XP and not having the appropriate drivers for the board.??
>>>
>>> 2) Obtaining a set of restore disks??
>>>
>>> 3) Buying another computer??

>>
>>4) Make it Future Shop's (OR HP's) problem. Tell them your issue, and
>>since you bought the machine form them, would they please fix the
>>issue. If they don't fix it free, become progressively less nice, up
>>to, and including getting the credit card company involved.
>>
>>(PS: shops can be brutal, back up any important documents first!, they
>>might just do a system restore)
>>



 
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