cannot activate windows after a repair install
Bit of an urgent one...
I have recently run a repair installation on one of our workstations, and now i cannot login because it keeps saying that i need to activate Windows. I click on yes to do it now and then it logs me off. its a vicious circle. I can get into safe mode but you cant activate windows from within safe mode. i have googled the problem and tried a number of things but nothing seems to work.
It wouldnt normally be a problem but this computer is one that is used in the office so needs to be sorted fairly quickly. i really dont want to reinstall windows because that takes a lot of time.
Is there a way of changing anything in the registry to allow me to at least login to windows to activate over the net properly??
Worked with Installing IE8
Yep, went to install IE8 in Safe MOde with Networking (Only safe mode you can use while not activated) Copied IE8 install files to thumb drive and installed. Rebooted and was able to activate. Worked fine for a bit until I was cleaning out malware with malware bytes. Now it is rebooting. Just another issue with this piece of Dell. Really needs a reinstall. But seperate issue!