> I had to reset the CMOS on my mainboard after enabling Cool and Quiet.
> Windows detected a significant change and wants me to activate again in the
> next 3 days. It won't let me automatically re-activate. Which is how I
> ended up here.
> This is a deliberate suggestion rather than posting a question asking how to
> fix it.
> The Activation trigger is far too sensitive it shouldn't trip just by
> tinkering with the BIOS there is no new hardware in my system.
> I'll try to call automatic MS tomorrow but I shouldn't have to work this hard.
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I know exactly how you feel; I updated my BIOS just the other day and now I
have to call someone in India who I can barely understand so I can continue
using my Vista with "full functionality." I feel that this system of
"detecting" when the OS has been installed on a "different" computer is
highly flawed....since not a single piece of hardware was changed on my
system either but I was still prompted to re-activate my Windows. I'm
reluctant to call and activate my Windows again tonight because I have a new
video card coming on Friday and I'm afraid I'm going to have to go through
this whole ordeal again!
For those of us who didn't buy OEM I suppose that this is a headache that we
are stuck with until MS can come up with a fix for it. I tried to download
and install the fix/update/patch to fix the issue but when I downloaded it
and tried to install it, it simply told me that "The update does not apply to
your system" Yay for broken patches! If a "yes" vote is saying that Vista's
activation and piracy prevention is a complete blunder, then I vote yes...at
least for now. *sigh* Let's all cross our fingers that SP1 fixes some of the
issues we're having.