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Aurora pop-ups and others [CLOSED]


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r32_envy

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hi, i'm having a small side problem, i can't get my system to fully boot up.. heres the thing.

I installed Windows XP Home Edition on my pc. but the cd is for a DELL pc. I didn't think anything of it just says use for dell pc's only. so I installed it anyway. now its been asking me for the past week to enter an activation # and Name so I went online and found one and entered it... it said accepted and activated. now the past week every day i boot up there's an air bubble on the systray "5 more days to activate" so i click on it to enter the info again but everytime i click on it, a Window opens. it reads.. "Windows is already activated. Click [OK] to exit. So I have been doing this since I have no other choice. now today was day 1 on the activation. I booted up my PC. and when i enter my user name and password I get the same messege only when i click [OK] it brings me back to the log-on screen and says windows has to be ativated. what should i do. i cant do anything else but click ok and when i click ok it bring me to the login screen and then that messege pops up before i can do anything. please I know this is off the topic but can u help with this too. thanks. really appreciate it.

i dont want to have to wipe my harddrive and reload the disk with a newer version of xp. can u help.

thanks josh
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I'm sorry, I can't help you with that. This doesn't sound like a "good" copy of XP. You should not get the serial number online. You must get a legit version of XP - since this is from Dell, why don't you use their serial key? If you lost it, you can call up Microsoft to get a new key. I think they charge you a small fee for it.
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hi thanks for the help, but im online now, i just loaded my cd of windows M.E. on a spare hard drive. still have that aurora bug on the other drive. can i still clean it out now that i have it as a slave drive?
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You can try (if the registry still applies). I'm not sure how this would turn out though (since it's a slave drive). Report back the status if you get to do it.
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