Re: Windows Message I don't understand
I bet that's it. He told me what the message said and he probably remembered
it wrong. I think we can do that. Thanks!
"David ****inson" wrote:
> "Becky" <Becky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> > My son't new Windows Vista laptop is confusing us. It keeps saying he
> > "Needs
> > to Verify Windows" and that if he doesn't it will shut down in 2 weeks.
> > What
> > is that about and how does he verify Windows? I've been trying to find the
> > answer to this all over the internet but maybe it's too simple for anyone
> > to
> > mention. Can someone tell us before the lights go out??
> Are you sure it's using those exact words? "Needs to Verify Windows"
> If I'm correct in what Vista is actually telling you, it wants to be
> "activated". It's part of Microsoft's program to protect itself from
> thieves. If your copy of Vista isn't activated (apparently in a couple of
> weeks on your machine) Vista won't exactly "shut down", but it will go into
> "reduced functionality mode". Basically all you'll be able to do with it is
> to go on the internet.
> Go ahead and activate it:
> 1) Click the Start button, then Run.
> 2) Type in "slui.exe" and click OK.
> The Activation Wizard will open. If it says "Activate Windows Now" then go
> ahead an follow the procedure given.
> If it says that Windows is already activated, then you're getting a message
> from something else, and we'll need more detailed information before you do
> David ****inson
> eveningstar at die-spammer-die dash mvps dot org
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