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November 14 2008 @ 03:49 pm
I hate Mircrosoft!  
I think my computer updated and suddenly my wallpaper won't stay. It keeps going to black. Does anyone know what is wrong?
 
 
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Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..miravisu on November 15th, 2008 01:58 am (UTC)
XP or Vista? And it's just a black desktop, no annoying windows watermark sign above the systray?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on November 15th, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
XP

There is the water mark saying that it didn't pass something or other and could be fraud which it isn't because my work paid for this stuff. And yeah it is over the sys-tray.
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..miravisu on November 15th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, that'd be the lovely WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) thingy being the cause of it. It thinks your copy of XP is not legit, thus it does that. I had the same thing happen on a puter that is to have a legit school license no less. Most annoying, as it has happened to many with legit XP copies.
Jill aka Josireesanwar on November 15th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
You wouldn't know how to correct it because we are legit and I'm sick of them telling me it isn't.
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..miravisu on November 15th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
As you haven't recently changed any of the hardware specs on the puter, like graphics card or so?
Jill aka Josireesanwar on November 15th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
Nope. I think the only changes have been updates from MS.
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..miravisu on November 15th, 2008 02:35 am (UTC)
As the tool is veeery sensitive (read: annoying) I've been told, so if there are any hardware changes from after one installed XP and had the old WGA version not scanned the puter recently whereas the new had...

I hope you get to the bottom of things and fix it. Doublecheck that product key, but you might have to call Windows support or something :/

Jill aka Josireesanwar on November 15th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
K. I'll ask my brother and maybe a friend of his can come up with something... if not then I'll call. They will likely tell me we need to pay for it in which case they will hear and ear full!

Thanks anyways.