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    Re: BSOD becoming more frequent please help

    Try running it as admin. If that doesn't work, it might be a volume license you've been issued, so it's not stored. In which case backing up the activation files might work, but no guarantees, and there's also a possibility it will break activation so only attempt it if you can't find your key.

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    Re: BSOD becoming more frequent please help

    Here's another link with a non-register download. http://www.w7forums.com/threads/how-...indows-7.5711/

    Edit: NVM, this one isn't for MAK installations so probably won't work here.

    Edit2: Non-register links on this page: http://forums.mydigitallife.info/thr...-retail/page19

    OK I think I'm done editing now. xD
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    Re: BSOD becoming more frequent please help

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    It gets me this: CD Key: BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB-BBBBB

    Somehow I don't think thats the right key
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    Re: BSOD becoming more frequent please help

    I do now have Windows 8.1. Surely it's not that bad is it?

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    Re: BSOD becoming more frequent please help

    There's no way of extracting the key, but it is possible to back up the activation files and restore them to the new system. I did something similar successfully on an OEM-install laptop with a failing HDD where the owner had also peeled off the COA sticker. With this method though, I think activation will fail if hardware is changed before restoring.

    Edit: Well I personally can't stand 8, but some don't mind it so it might be worth a try. The idea behind backing up the activation was to avoid spending money; if it's not the install causing the BSOD, this might not fix it anyway. You could try a trial from MS before breaking the seal on the CD if you're unsure about either.

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    Re: BSOD becoming more frequent please help

    Quote Originally Posted by neonplanet40 View Post
    I do now have Windows 8.1. Surely it's not that bad is it?
    Some of us really like it
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    Re: BSOD becoming more frequent please help

    Well I installed a new 256gb Crucial MX100 and Windows 8.1. So far, no problems . . . .
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    Re: BSOD becoming more frequent please help

    Glad to hear it.

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