OEM win7 restart every 2 hours

February 27, 2010 at 04:53:22
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium
So I'm pretty annoyed at this point and here is my situation. I have an acer revo 3610 that I use as an HTPC. It came with win7 Home premium on a recovery partition.

I installed this partition when first setting up the PC but after almost 2 hours of uninstalling bloatware said screw it, and downloaded a fully cracked CLEAN version of win7 off the net.

Now of course, MS' new patch has come out and branded my PC's OS invalid. I spent DAYS setting up and tweaking my HTPC to play television the way I want and now, I'm stuck with a copy of windows that will apparently restart every 2 hours or some such and has forced my wall paper to black and reminds me every bit that my copy is illegal.

Well I'm not really interested in hearing about why I shouldn't pirate because I bought that PC partially because it came with win7. I did not however ask for a PC filled with gigabytes of "freeware" and trialware with no option to just do a clean install of windows.

My question is pretty simple. I have paid for a PC that's price includes a valid license for windows 7 home premium. I want a clean install of windows 7 that I can then use my valid CD key. Is this possible and if not, who do I sue? lol


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#1
February 27, 2010 at 05:13:03
If the pc comes with a preinstalled windows 7, the is either a recovery cd or a recovery partition, to make a fresh install.
The recovery partition is mostely accessable by pressing ALT-F10 or something like that.
A cracked Windows version is always a bad idea, because it's illegal, you get the reminder screen and you never know, whether this version includes a virus or trojan.

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#2
February 27, 2010 at 05:13:32
legally im afraid your buggered, you need the slic and an installer to use your original key.....
i suggest saving all your files and settings,(files and setting wizard) running the restore from the hidden drive and then in msconfig, just stop all the bloatware/trash from starting up
and then install all files and settings from your saved files and settings.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#3
February 27, 2010 at 10:47:54
"I did not however ask for a PC filled with gigabytes of "freeware" and trialware with no option to just do a clean install of windows."

Did the vendor solicit & sold you the machine @ gunpoint? No!

You made a bone-headed decision, owning up to doing so does not make you any less discretionary than you are, trying to blame someone else for it however does.

People make bone-headed mistakes off & on, you have a valid license to use Home Premium & M$ will not deny you the use of your legally acquired key. Call the activation line & explain your situation, they'll help you out with your issue.

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#4
February 27, 2010 at 14:48:07
@princecorum Thanks...it never even occurred to me to manually force the install to stop to prevent the bloatware from installing. I'd still like to prevent having to reinstall but I don't see this as probably possible since the pirated version is ultimate and my key is for home premium (which is all I need but thats besides the point)

@sabertooth, thanks for the utterly useless response. I put in my question that I didn't need to hear about why not to pirate because I was hoping to keep the finger waving people like you away that have nothing constructive to add.

I haven't bought a PC in ages....I built my last one for gaming but for an HTPC, a revo was a better deal than building. The last computer I bought came with backup CD's and the option to install a CLEAN copy of windows.

Acer didn't put a gun to my head, but had I known installing a CLEAN copy of the OS I was paying a license for was NOT an option, I would have gone with my other HTPC choice as the Acer only stood apart b/c of win7 and wireless which was just a perk but not necessary.

There's always one like you, justifying blatant corporate nonsense because it has yet to be challenged in a courtroom and has a judicial stamp saying, "this is BS".

I paid for a license to win7. I expect to be able to access that software and use it and ONLY it. You can stick up for MS all you want but I promise if the next PC I buy is like this, and now that I know, I'll check, I will tell them to not install anything, give me a discount (because apparently you can do that I've learned as well lately) and I will pirate windows. Because thats what I seem to have to do anyway to get what I paid for so why pay at all??


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#5
February 27, 2010 at 15:33:14
Well it seems I panicked for nothing. Our friends in the modding community have already found a solution. They work fast! I thought I'd be without my HTPC for at least a week unless I reinstalled.

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#6
February 27, 2010 at 16:40:29
Next time you want to complain about injustice, make sure your case has some merit. And yes you are right, you'd prefer to not be chastised for requesting help with a pirated OS. Unfortunately, CN's rules forbids such things & the least we could do is not reward your illegal behavior but rather tell you why you shouldn't pirate & openly brag about it. The other option would involve reporting your thread for deletion or deleting it myself.

Oh & BTW, that M$ patch was optional, but then again, M$ should have called dispatched someone to your home to verbally notify you of that tidbit ... how incompetent of them.

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#7
February 27, 2010 at 17:17:50
Nowhere did I advocate piracy....I clearly stated I owned a legal key for win7 but the restrictive policies forced me to choose a pirated version to install. The fact I owned a key means MS wasn't out any money.

And you may as well have deleted it yourself because you came into this thread with no purpose except to admonish me instead of assisting with my problem. One step above trolling which is a sorry excuse for a so called moderator.

We can sit here and argue semantics and ethics but I intentionally paid for a valid copy of windows and only used a pirated version so as to avoid bloatware. Implying my intent or actions were malicious is nothing short of ludicrous and your only defence is that the overly restrictive and draconian use rules are part of the contract and so makes my complaint invalid. I won't even bother explaining why that is such circular logic its not even worth refuting.

If the thread broke any rules with my initial post, delete it. If it didn't, don't come here to wag a finger and essentially troll.


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#8
February 27, 2010 at 17:21:30
You could have gotten replacement install media from comp mfg probably for a minimal fee (tell them you restore partition was corrupted).
You could get MS to sell you replacement install medium for a minimal fee once you proved your rights.
You could have borrowed a copy of 7 home prem from a friend and installed using your key.
You could switch to LINUX and never pay again.

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#9
February 27, 2010 at 18:11:18
This is not a teenage run forum & the owner & mods are a lot liberal than most forums. If you expect me to take your grudge personally, you are mistaken. Just to reiterate, admitting to downloading a fully cracked copy of Windows from the internet & accusing M$ of wrongdoing for flagging your pirated installation is obtuse.

Here's a suggestion, try breaking into your bank's ATM & if the cops pick you up & questions you, just tell them you have an account at the bank & see the response you'll get.

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#10
February 28, 2010 at 01:31:41
Ummmmm I may be off base here but I m betting the "bloatware" was installed by Acer not Microsoft. You got what you paid for without researching what you were buying. Now you want to complain to the wrong company that you actually got stuff that you did not pay for. Direct your rant at Acer. The manufacturers of the "bloatware" programs paid Acer to give them to you. Not being happy with that you went off into left field and again got what you paid for. I don't see the issue here. Your main complaint seems to be about what you paid for and you got all that and more so what's wrong?

Likely


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#11
February 28, 2010 at 01:53:58
once you have installed and created a system that you like/prefer with all the rubbish, deleted/stopped from startup etc, create a system image , save it to an external drive and you will forever be able to revert to a pure system just the way you like it, create system image from the win 7 backup and restore.

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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