My background is in electronics. I'm an electronic technician by trade, now retired. I still enjoy computers, all types actually. My side hobby is the Raspberry Pi SBC.
Anyway, if you think that PC has been compromised by a fake teach support, your job isn't done. If it was me I'd wipe it clean and start over. It sucks, if you haven't already redone it, but why risk lose of personal info etc?
I really appreciate all the help, here. You people made this possible.
I have NEVER - nor do I know anybody who has EVER had a problem installing a Retail legit copy of Windows on any machine they want to -- 99% of the time activation works just fine -- in other cases a phone call to the activation centre works just fine -- usually the "Robot one" works just fine -- if the "Robot" can't handle it you get put through to a human who will invariably get your activation working OK.
I really can't understand any of these activation problems provided the user has got a legit retail license -- sometimes of course people try and get an upgrade license for a product that doesn't qualify --but that's hardly Ms's fault if people don't obey the rules.
There's absolutely nothing wrong in moving the Windows OS to a new machine -- Ms won't refuse these cases -- however you MUST remove Windows from a previous machine. If you don't comply with the rules you can't expect the thing to work - nor should you.
Once all is GOOD, get OPABackup. It will backup Windows AND Office. If you ever have to reinstall either of these, the OPABackup Restore function will reactivate these programs. This IS legal as it does not supply keys, etc, it just uses what you had installed already. I know this works as a while ago a Windows update deactivated Office. OPA fixed it and the backup file is only about 8MB.
"get OPABackup. It will backup Windows AND Office"
Is there a new version available ? The developer's site has this disclaimer-
Please note: Due to changes made by Microsoft to the activation procedures of Windows 10 and Office 2016 it is currently not possible to restore the activation data for these products successfully.
Last edited by MPSAN; 04 Jan 2017 at 15:36.