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activating guest OS

  1. #1


    JackSpratt Guest

    activating guest OS

    Pretty sure I already activated the Win2.8k on the guest OS but when I
    fire up it says 56 days left.
    So, I click on activate and get the message that the DNS name could not
    be found.
    It is connected to the net and has d/l all updates. I can also browse
    the web so not sure what the problem is?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    JackSpratt Guest

    Re: activating guest OS

    JackSpratt wrote:

    > Pretty sure I already activated the Win2.8k on the guest OS but when I
    > fire up it says 56 days left.
    > So, I click on activate and get the message that the DNS name could not
    > be found.
    > It is connected to the net and has d/l all updates. I can also browse
    > the web so not sure what the problem is?
    I did this
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929826
    and still have the problem

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    JackSpratt Guest

    Re: activating guest OS

    JackSpratt wrote:

    > JackSpratt wrote:

    >> Pretty sure I already activated the Win2.8k on the guest OS but when I
    >> fire up it says 56 days left.
    >> So, I click on activate and get the message that the DNS name could
    >> not be found.
    >> It is connected to the net and has d/l all updates. I can also browse
    >> the web so not sure what the problem is?
    >
    > I did this
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929826
    > and still have the problem
    Solved, it took a few minutes for the cmd prompt thing to finish, then i
    could activate ok

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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