windows activation affected by virus maybe

Nec / Powermate
April 24, 2009 at 20:48:38
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.8ghz/2gb ddr
A friends Computer has been running slow of late, asked me to come have a look at, i couldnt get there to the weekend. It was working ok but slow when she rang, but now on login pops up windows activation box, Only allows me to use 3 options. Access your computer with reduced functionally (only allows me to use IE). 2nd is Type a different Key, 3rd is contact NEC Computers for support.

I've tried option 1 and 2, cant get anyway with IE, and the key i type in on side of the case says invalid. I read somewhere that a virus can affect your activation. Is there anyway i can activate it again without access to start menu. Also i notice each time i shuts down its configuring 3 updates.

Gonna try run a online virus scanner in IE if it lets me.


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#1
April 25, 2009 at 05:10:33
Reduced functionally mode is M$ way of letting you know they are not stupid and you cannot fool them. If your Vista is really genuine, call them and they will be happy to work with you to resolve this issue.

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#2
April 25, 2009 at 13:20:39
"3rd is contact NEC Computers for support"
If this was preinstalled by NEC why would you not contact them as advised?

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#3
April 25, 2009 at 19:34:32
Hi I had this happen on my Compaq after I restored it. I had added some hardware like PCI usb cards. I have to take them out when I reformat useing the compaq recovery. It sees new hardware and will not activate. Has your friend reformatted or added any hardware?

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#4
April 27, 2009 at 05:49:32
NEC told me to update the bios, that didnt work, so gonna ring Microsoft next.

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#5
April 27, 2009 at 08:09:14
I find it hard to believe that an OEM system builder like NEC would tell you to update the BIOS just because your Vista is not genuine. If you call MS they will tell you to contact NEC.

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