Validation Nightmare - Please Help



MikeG
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service Packs,
and cannot get it validated.

They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
exceeded.

I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the machine
tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them and must
transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed incorrectly
and to call back.

What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
Thanks...MikeG in Erie

Alias
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Ah, the joys of activation. I bet Mike Brannigan won't touch this post with
a ten foot licence.

To MikeG: keep calling until you get a live person.

Alias

"MikeG" <sower2005@hotmail.com> wrote
> My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
> contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service
> Packs, and cannot get it validated.
>
> They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
> exceeded.
>
> I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the
> machine tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them
> and must transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed
> incorrectly and to call back.
>
> What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
> Thanks...MikeG in Erie
>

Leythos
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
In article <1117209321.452816@web.velocity.net>, sower2005@hotmail.com
says...
> My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
> contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service Packs,
> and cannot get it validated.
>
> They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
> exceeded.
>
> I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the machine
> tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them and must
> transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed incorrectly
> and to call back.
>
> What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
> Thanks...MikeG in Erie

I hate to say this, but don't bother activating again until you learn
how to secure the computer.

If you have DSL or Cable for internet, you really need to get a
ROUTER/NAT box to give you the first primary layer of protection.

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uggabugga
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
The same thing happened to me the other day. Call back and press zero at some
point an it will get you a person. You may have to go through the whole 60
number process again first.

Leythos suggestion of securing your computer is right. Get a good AntiVirus,
Firewall and AntiSpyware program before even connecting it to the Internet or
you will be attacked in no time.
--
That's just like my opinion, Man........


"MikeG" wrote:

> My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
> contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service Packs,
> and cannot get it validated.
>
> They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
> exceeded.
>
> I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the machine
> tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them and must
> transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed incorrectly
> and to call back.
>
> What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
> Thanks...MikeG in Erie
>
>
>

Steve N.
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
MikeG wrote:

> My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
> contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service Packs,
> and cannot get it validated.
>
> They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
> exceeded.
>
> I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the machine
> tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them and must
> transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed incorrectly
> and to call back.
>
> What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
> Thanks...MikeG in Erie
>
>

Mike,

Welcome to the XPerience.

Try a different number? Here's a link to the worldwide activation
numbers, some are toll free:

http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/resources/vol/numbers.mspx

Good luck and please let us know how this turns out.

Steve

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
"MikeG" <sower2005@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1117209321.452816@web.velocity.net...
> My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
> contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service
> Packs, and cannot get it validated.
>
> They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has
> been exceeded.
>
> I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the
> machine tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave
> them and must transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have
> dialed incorrectly and to call back.
>
> What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
> Thanks...MikeG in Erie

Not to confuse you, but you are talking about ACTIVATION, not
VALIDATION, and neither ACTIVATION or VALIDATION should be confuse with
REGISTRATION!

Registration is when you *voluntarily* give MS your personal
information. Registration is comparable to filling out a warrenty card
for a electronic product EXCEPT MS disavows any responsibility for
defects in its software.

Activation is *mandatory* and is what you so far have failed to do.
[Good Luck, by the way] It is a copy-protection scheme, is of
absolutely no benefit to the you, the End User, and only makes it harder
for your to use your copy of software.

Validation is *voluntary* at the moment, but will soon be *mandatory*
and is a also a kinda of a copy-protection scheme, but instead of making
it harder for you to use your software, it makes it harder for you to
get your copy of software updated.

To understand more about what copy-protection is all about:

http://kurttrail.com/kblog/kblogarch/00000002.php
http://kurttrail.com/kblog/kblogarch/00000010.php
http://microscum.com/mmpafaq/

And keep calling! This is probably some new scummy tactic of MS to try
to get you to give up and buy another copy of WinXP that you really
don't need!

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Peace!
Kurt
Self-anointed Moderator
microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
http://microscum.com/mscommunity
"Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
"Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"

Steve N.
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Alias wrote:
> Ah, the joys of activation. I bet Mike Brannigan won't touch this post with
> a ten foot licence.

Heh. If he did it would just be the same rhetorical and diversionary
horsecrap he always posts.

>
> To MikeG: keep calling until you get a live person.

Yep. Either that or use a different operating system.

Windows 2000 Pro doesn't require activation, is a very fine version of
Windows, extremely stable, widely supported by 3rd party vendors (more
so than XP is, for that matter), and if your version is XP Pro its EULA
allows you to use it instead if you so desire. XP Home might also allow
that but since there is no upgrade path from 2K to XP Home and I don't
have an XP Home EULA to check on, I'm not sure about that.

I only use XP because I have to support it at work. My daily use PCs at
home are all running Win2K (I have one PC at home running XP Pro for
research/testing purposes only), and in my experience Win2K is the least
problematic version of Windows I have ever used, especially considering
activation and now validation issues with XP.

Steve

>
> Alias
>
> "MikeG" <sower2005@hotmail.com> wrote
>
>>My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
>>contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service
>>Packs, and cannot get it validated.
>>
>>They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
>>exceeded.
>>
>>I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the
>>machine tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them
>>and must transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed
>>incorrectly and to call back.
>>
>>What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
>>Thanks...MikeG in Erie
>>
>
>
>

MikeG
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
OK Guys - thanks a lot for all the answers. I finally got through to an
oprator, and got a new key, and am up and running...and this took about 3
hours...to answer some of the comments: I had to register and validate the
damn thing, and its done. They tried to get me to buy a new license along
the road, but I didn't. I have the XP Home version. I also have Win 2000 Pro
right here and never used the thing, and the next time I will. I did
everything to secure the machine they told me to do, their MS firewall,
Norton Anti-virus, not allow Active X or something like that. I ran into
trouble the other night DL'ing pics unattanded - one of them had some kind
of bug in it, that might be called a cookie parser bug, that wouldn't let me
back into my Yahoo and Hotmail accounts due to not accepting
cookies...although it accepted the cookie, but I got a notice from Yahoo and
Hotmail that my system needed to be changed, and wouldn't let me in to my
accounts...geeze, what a hassle. I closed all accounts and opened new ones,
and thats it for me with DL'ing pics from the internet- they are loaded with
bugs I guess...thanks for all the answers...mike

"MikeG" <sower2005@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1117209321.452816@web.velocity.net...
> My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
> contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service
> Packs, and cannot get it validated.
>
> They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
> exceeded.
>
> I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the
> machine tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them
> and must transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed
> incorrectly and to call back.
>
> What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
> Thanks...MikeG in Erie
>

Alias
07-10-2005, 12:47 AM
Yeah, Mr Brannigan, activation is no inconvenience for the end user ...

Alias, not expecting Mr Brannigan to reply and to hope this thread just
disapears off the servers.

<mikebran@online.microsoft.com>
"MikeG" <sower2005@hotmail.com> wrote
...
> OK Guys - thanks a lot for all the answers. I finally got through to an
> oprator, and got a new key, and am up and running...and this took about 3
> hours...to answer some of the comments: I had to register and validate the
> damn thing, and its done. They tried to get me to buy a new license along
> the road, but I didn't. I have the XP Home version. I also have Win 2000
> Pro
> right here and never used the thing, and the next time I will. I did
> everything to secure the machine they told me to do, their MS firewall,
> Norton Anti-virus, not allow Active X or something like that. I ran into
> trouble the other night DL'ing pics unattanded - one of them had some kind
> of bug in it, that might be called a cookie parser bug, that wouldn't let
> me
> back into my Yahoo and Hotmail accounts due to not accepting
> cookies...although it accepted the cookie, but I got a notice from Yahoo
> and
> Hotmail that my system needed to be changed, and wouldn't let me in to my
> accounts...geeze, what a hassle. I closed all accounts and opened new
> ones,
> and thats it for me with DL'ing pics from the internet- they are loaded
> with
> bugs I guess...thanks for all the answers...mike
>
> "MikeG" <sower2005@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1117209321.452816@web.velocity.net...
>> My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
>> contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service
>> Packs, and cannot get it validated.
>>
>> They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
>> exceeded.
>>
>> I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the
>> machine tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them
>> and must transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed
>> incorrectly and to call back.
>>
>> What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
>> Thanks...MikeG in Erie
>>
>
>

Steve N.
07-10-2005, 12:48 AM
Alias wrote:

> Yeah, Mr Brannigan, activation is no inconvenience for the end user ...

LOL! My thoughts exactly.

They really need to train those activation operators better. Sure they
got MikeG to not only activate, but register AND validate but they
failed to sell him another license.

> Alias, not expecting Mr Brannigan to reply and to hope this thread just
> disapears off the servers.

I suspect he may have more to do with posts disappearing than just
hoping they do.

Maybe he really is a sort of "janitor" after all. :)

Steve

>
> <mikebran@online.microsoft.com>
> "MikeG" <sower2005@hotmail.com> wrote
> ..
>
>>OK Guys - thanks a lot for all the answers. I finally got through to an
>>oprator, and got a new key, and am up and running...and this took about 3
>>hours...to answer some of the comments: I had to register and validate the
>>damn thing, and its done. They tried to get me to buy a new license along
>>the road, but I didn't. I have the XP Home version. I also have Win 2000
>>Pro
>>right here and never used the thing, and the next time I will. I did
>>everything to secure the machine they told me to do, their MS firewall,
>>Norton Anti-virus, not allow Active X or something like that. I ran into
>>trouble the other night DL'ing pics unattanded - one of them had some kind
>>of bug in it, that might be called a cookie parser bug, that wouldn't let
>>me
>>back into my Yahoo and Hotmail accounts due to not accepting
>>cookies...although it accepted the cookie, but I got a notice from Yahoo
>>and
>>Hotmail that my system needed to be changed, and wouldn't let me in to my
>>accounts...geeze, what a hassle. I closed all accounts and opened new
>>ones,
>>and thats it for me with DL'ing pics from the internet- they are loaded
>>with
>>bugs I guess...thanks for all the answers...mike
>>
>>"MikeG" <sower2005@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:1117209321.452816@web.velocity.net...
>>
>>>My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
>>>contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service
>>>Packs, and cannot get it validated.
>>>
>>>They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has been
>>>exceeded.
>>>
>>>I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the
>>>machine tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them
>>>and must transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed
>>>incorrectly and to call back.
>>>
>>>What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
>>>Thanks...MikeG in Erie
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Alias
07-10-2005, 12:48 AM
"Steve N." <me@here.now> wrote in message
news:xWPle.1117$s64.880@newsread1.news.pas.earthlink.net...
> Alias wrote:
>
>> Yeah, Mr Brannigan, activation is no inconvenience for the end user ...
>
> LOL! My thoughts exactly.
>
> They really need to train those activation operators better. Sure they got
> MikeG to not only activate, but register AND validate but they failed to
> sell him another license.
>
>> Alias, not expecting Mr Brannigan to reply and to hope this thread just
>> disapears off the servers.
>
> I suspect he may have more to do with posts disappearing than just hoping
> they do.
>
> Maybe he really is a sort of "janitor" after all. :)
>
> Steve

Notice how none of the other MS sychophants have replied to this post. My,
how they hate to be wrong.

Alias
>
>>
>> <mikebran@online.microsoft.com>
>> "MikeG" <sower2005@hotmail.com> wrote
>> ..
>>
>>>OK Guys - thanks a lot for all the answers. I finally got through to an
>>>oprator, and got a new key, and am up and running...and this took about 3
>>>hours...to answer some of the comments: I had to register and validate
>>>the
>>>damn thing, and its done. They tried to get me to buy a new license along
>>>the road, but I didn't. I have the XP Home version. I also have Win 2000
>>>Pro
>>>right here and never used the thing, and the next time I will. I did
>>>everything to secure the machine they told me to do, their MS firewall,
>>>Norton Anti-virus, not allow Active X or something like that. I ran into
>>>trouble the other night DL'ing pics unattanded - one of them had some
>>>kind
>>>of bug in it, that might be called a cookie parser bug, that wouldn't let
>>>me
>>>back into my Yahoo and Hotmail accounts due to not accepting
>>>cookies...although it accepted the cookie, but I got a notice from Yahoo
>>>and
>>>Hotmail that my system needed to be changed, and wouldn't let me in to my
>>>accounts...geeze, what a hassle. I closed all accounts and opened new
>>>ones,
>>>and thats it for me with DL'ing pics from the internet- they are loaded
>>>with
>>>bugs I guess...thanks for all the answers...mike
>>>
>>>"MikeG" <sower2005@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>>>news:1117209321.452816@web.velocity.net...
>>>
>>>>My machine has been hacked yet again despite all precautions to the
>>>>contrary, I have formatted and re-installed WinXP, with both Service
>>>>Packs, and cannot get it validated.
>>>>
>>>>They tell me that the alloted number of validations for that key has
>>>>been exceeded.
>>>>
>>>>I call the number they give, read off 60 numerals to a machine, the
>>>>machine tells me it cannot validate the installation ID I just gave them
>>>>and must transfer me to an operator, then it tells me that I have dialed
>>>>incorrectly and to call back.
>>>>
>>>>What a runaround. How can I reach an operator to get this over with?
>>>>Thanks...MikeG in Erie
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>


Validation Nightmare - Please Help