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post #11 of 19
Time to make a phone call.
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If i call MS support, will they ask me blah blah blah so and so personal info, because i didn't buy this install and i don't know any of the credentials behind it.
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Hmm.... Do you think you can get a hold of whoever installed the system? You can probably wait a few days and try activate again.
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I can but i owe them money lol so i don't think so.

uh, the key is oem, does that count toward anything?

someone remind me never to touch a linux distro ever again, it's so damn complicated, even the ones aimed at being easy. or am i just being mad and windows biased lol
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I can but i owe them money lol so i don't think so.
uh, the key is oem, does that count toward anything?
someone remind me never to touch a linux distro ever again, it's so damn complicated, even the ones aimed at being easy. or am i just being mad and windows biased lol

Well, I do have to ask why do you want to use Windows Boot Manager? You have to use GRUB anyway to boot Linux. All WBM have done is chain boot GRUB.
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post #16 of 19
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Because i wanted to uninstall it and i cannot uninstall it by just deleting the partitions because grub will mess up my windows boot. And I needed EasyBCD to make sure that the WBM was first in line so grub didn't try to boot so i could get into windows. If i don't use EasyBCD and replace the WBM to be in front grub will just keep booting up grub rescue and therefore i could not get into windows. There might've been a much simpler way but this is the way i found out how to uninstall it properly.





Also i just installed a language pack to see if i could still get updates, and it worked. So i guess i'm okay afterall. The main reason i was worried was because then i'd get no more windows updates.
post #17 of 19
Just call MS and give them your key and tell them what happened they will give you a new one they are really good about it.
post #18 of 19
Next time, what you can do is after Linux is uninstalled, boot into Windows installation CD and repair MBR there.

If you don't want to circumvent validation system, you have to call MS.
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post #19 of 19
Call MS and let them have the key. They can check it for you. As for personal information, yes they'll ask for it, they won't proceed further, if you don't provide it. It's actually required when they think you need a new product key and they'll provide you one.
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