Micro$oft Madness

Micro$oft Madness

I given plenty of $$$ over the years to Micro$oft and in the process helped Mr Gates build a nice little home somewhere in the Pacific Northwest

Still waiting for my invite, Bill!

Despite that, after configuring Win 7 Pro to handle ICS (which it does quite admirably, I must say!), it started suggesting that I was a bad guy, and my version of Windoze was not the real thing 🙁

Dr Google diagnosed the following for my Genuine Windows 7 starts giving “counterfeit” messages

♦ Right click on CMD => Choose Run as Administrator
♦ Inside the Command Prompt windows copy and paste the following commands

net stop sppsvc (wait for the service to stop before trying to enter any more commands)
CD %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
REN tokens.dat tokens.bar
net start sppsvc

Then a dialog appeared where I was able to (re)Activate Windows. Everything seemed to go pretty smoothly after that but I decided to download the mgadiag.exe diagnostic tool just to check.

Says I’m genuine again – let’s see how long that lasts, shall we?

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