Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Grumble. Now windows is telling me it is not geniune, and will only work in safe mode. I have had computer hassle to the back teeth


  1. If the internet activation method doesn't work; use phone activation. It's a minute or two of reading numbers back and forth but should clear up any issues with a normal install not activating.

  2. In my experience, if a legitimate and previously working installation of Windows starts saying that, it is usually a problem with the registry getting corrupted. Re-entering the correct key on your license generally solves that problem. Occasionally it is necessary to get rid of the corrupt registry file and restore it from a backup copy.