December 10, 2008 at 7:07 am #159930StriderMember
Why oh why do Microsoft use such crappy authenticity stickers for Windows. The ink rubs off, the paper splits at the edges and they generally start to look grubby very quickly if you use a laptop on – you guessed it – your lap.
I got fed up last night and just peeled it of, I then used WD40 to remove the sticky residue (with no nasty after effects).
Regarding warranty issues etc, Currys are not that on the ball to check the sticker:)
SDecember 10, 2008 at 7:11 am #174552PanManMember
use that old Blue Peter standby, sticky back plastic
here’s one I prepared ealrier 🙂December 10, 2008 at 9:28 am #174544jezMember
Someone already warned that theirs had worn down very quickly. So it’s worth writing down your windows key somewhere. Takes 20secs and might come in useful.December 10, 2008 at 12:02 pm #174545newstMember
I cut a piece of clear plastic packing tape and put it over the sticker. Problem solved.December 10, 2008 at 12:05 pm #174546hefMember
I cut a piece of clear plastic packing tape and put it over the sticker. Problem solved.
problem not solved…
what happens then when that tape rubs off?
the sitckler is a terrible solution. always has been always will be. they should be giving you a separate certification like they used to do back in the day in the form of the manuals that also had the keys and security mince on them.December 10, 2008 at 1:35 pm #174548TheoMember
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Why not just write the serial on your Samsung XP disk?, or like suggested, write it down.
I’ve stuck black tape over the top of mine, im not so sure id be happy if someone just wrote it down and started using my serial, it used to be a an old perk at my old job that the business had hundreds of unused XP licences, that came with business laptops, and since the business image was win2K you pretty much just used whatever serial was on the bottom of your work laptop, and you got a free xp os.December 10, 2008 at 3:23 pm #174549undoMember
Are you all talking about the ugly stickers on the palm rest? Mine were gone in the first five minutes. Was there a number on one of them I should have kept?December 10, 2008 at 4:27 pm #174547adatay92MemberQuote:Are you all talking about the ugly stickers on the palm rest?
No, the licensing sticker on the underside of the laptop which has the product key on for Windows XP Home edition.December 10, 2008 at 8:12 pm #174553JonBMember
I did a full reinstall of XP from the Samsung-supplied disk and it did not ask for the key IIRC.December 11, 2008 at 12:37 am #174550bobbyMember
I did a full reinstall of XP from the Samsung-supplied disk and it did not ask for the key IIRC.
same here, which was strange. i assume the ‘wga’ has already assigned it to your recovery partition, but its always good to write things like this down.
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