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Tick1
27-06-2009, 06:05 PM
I downloaded IE8 and now have a box appear on desktop screen "This copy of windows is not activated..... must be activated." There seems to be no way I can activate it by following instructions. Please-- how can I get rid of the notice and how can I get rid of this silly program IE8 so can go back to IE7.

Speedy Gonzales
27-06-2009, 06:10 PM
Uninstall it

Trev
27-06-2009, 07:23 PM
Through Control Panel/ Add Remove Programs.
:)

Tick1
27-06-2009, 07:50 PM
Thanks Speedy Gonzales and Trev. Have uninstalled IE8 with control panel but can't get rid of the window notice on Desktop. IE7 is now working although I did not reinstal it.

Speedy Gonzales
27-06-2009, 07:53 PM
If IE 7 was already installed, uninstalling IE8 should revert it back to IE 7. Dont think IE would have caused the activation prob. Did you install new hardware or something?

Blam
27-06-2009, 08:05 PM
Bloody WGA...

Since I cannot give advice on how to remove it, this is all I can help with:

Download Magic Jelly Bean and recover the key, then re-activate.
http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder/

If that fails run this tool:
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/diag/

Hopefully it'll tell us the problem.

Have you tried System Restore?

In the end, if nothing works ring MS and they should throw you a free key:)

Blam

Tick1
27-06-2009, 08:44 PM
Thanks Blam6. Finally got rid of the B.. thing. Tried system restore of 3 days ago, and it went!