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mrcrazzyhippyMM

Windows 2003 Product Activation Keeps Returning

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So anyways, I ran this 2003 activation disabler patch that works on Windows XP and 2003, and it seemed to work fine when I ran it. Windows 2003 said it was now activated so I assumed the problem was over. However, as weeks went by, I ocasionaly would have a soft reset, due to some app that wasn't meant for 2003.

Anyways after about 4 or 5 soft resets ( that is, having the machine reboot while working, instead of shuting it down normally) I get this popup when I log on that says you have 7 days to activate Windows 2003. Just for the heck of it I say "ok activate product" ( why do I have to fear? I legally own the thing, worse case is I have to actually activate it) and it immediatley then says "already activated".

So now everytime I restart the machine and login it tells me I have 6, then 5, then 4 days to activate Windows, and each time I try to actually activate it, but instead it just tells me that Windows is already activated. I tried to run the activation patch again, but it too gives me an error saying already activated.

And this isn't the first time either... I have had this happen on 2 clean installs of 2003.... again, after a few crashes it starts to do this activation thing. On day 0, it just locked me outa my machine and I had to reformat ( fortunatley I had backups ).My guess would be that when it crashes something damages the activation file, but I don't understand why chckdsk doesn't pick it up. Very strange

Well I hope someone would help, cause I could sure use it. Thanks for any advice/ other 2003 patches you might recommend.

and PLEASE don't bleep me out saying "OOOOH, you jauRez'd 2003, you're a bad boy" cause I own it. I am so tired of people acting like 4 year olds taddling about the how the "Bad boy" is breaking the rules. I own 2003, and a bunch of Microsoft business server apps, as I subscribe to MSDN AND get their action pack. I just hate product activation and don't want to do it, like most people here. /end rant

sorry for that, but I am tired of all these people who go are trigger-happy "anti-pirating" mcarthyists....disabling product activation on a product I have a license for isn't pirating.

Thanks again

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Well xmrcrazzyhippyMM the fact that you own it will not change the rules....

» Posting Guidelines

1. This is not a warez site! Links/Requests to warez and/or illegal material (porn, cracks, serials, etc..) will not be tolerated. Discussion of circumventing activation/timebombs will also not be tolerated. If you ignore any of the aforementioned you will receive a final warning. If you choose to continue, you will be banned without notice.

I do not read anything there that says if you own it the rules change... :)

Sorry..

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@ mrcrazzyhippyMM

Your first warning. We do not tolerate discussion about WPA or similar.

Enjoy your stay.

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he's just want help!

grrrr  :)

This is not a under ground forum full of hack and cracks it a forum for People who need help with windows problems or just a gernal chat about windows/betas!!!

I Agree with xper

:rolleyes:

Always read the forum reads before joining!!!

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Calm Down Mod / Admin

he's just want help!

grrrr  :)

This is not a under ground forum full of hack and cracks it a forum for People who need help with windows problems or just a gernal chat about windows/betas!!!

I Agree with xper

:rolleyes:

indeed, but FFS, maybe he don't know that! ;D

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Calm Down Mod / Admin

he's just want help!

grrrr  :)

This is not a under ground forum full of hack and cracks it a forum for People who need help with windows problems or just a gernal chat about windows/betas!!!

I Agree with xper

:rolleyes:

indeed, but FFS, maybe he don't know that! ;D

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Then when he signed up he should have read the rules!!

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If you legally own the software then why are you using a patch to disable Activation? If you are having issues with activation then I'd suggest calling Microsoft's Support Line for assistance on why your key is being refused.

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Why not just activate it once

It's not like it will kill you.

Once you've done that, simply go to C:\Windows\system32 (or wherever your system32 directory is located) and make a backup copy of wpa.dbl and store it in a safe place.

In the future, if you need to do a re-install, and you haven't changed CD keys, or too much hardware, you can copy that back over.

Saves you s*** loads of hassle.

On a side note, why people are afraid of PA is beyond me. If you've legally purchased it, you've got nothing to fear.

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Why not just activate it once

It's not like it will kill you.

Once you've done that, simply go to C:\Windows\system32 (or wherever your system32 directory is located) and make a backup copy of wpa.dbl and store it in a safe place.

In the future, if you need to do a re-install, and you haven't changed CD keys, or too much hardware, you can copy that back over.

Saves you s*** loads of hassle.

On a side note, why people are afraid of PA is beyond me. If you've legally purchased it, you've got nothing to fear.

Because if you buy your Office XP say and activate it say 5 times Microsoft beleieve that your serial is being used on more than one copy and then "Black List" your serial nd then your newly bought office is as good as praite that why people dont like PA.

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