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I can not log on. the error message says windows need an activiation. what shoul I do to solve the problem

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Windows needs activation? As a cursory google dive shows, the 745 Series was shipped with Vista. OEM copies of vista should -not- be asking you for an activation, indeed, most Vista systems did not even ship with an OS CD, but with instructions on how to create your own restore media.

If an OEM copy of Vista is requesting activation, you should speak with Dell's support staff at 1-800-456-3355

If this is a retail copy of Vista, the manual should provide instructions on how to activate it, indeed, you should normally get a prompt not long after your first bootup requesting to connect to microsoft to do just that. In -this- case I would suggest contacting microsoft tech support at 1-800-646-7676.

I wish you success in this, it has always been my personal opinion that required registration of purchased product only served to promote piracy.

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I will guess you got it second hand you need to get a windows kay and activate it and it will be fine

hope this helps and good luck with the problem and by the way don't forget to vote for this solution.

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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