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Windows 7: One problem resolved and one more to go!

09 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
One problem resolved and one more to go!

Referring back to my post about the Plantronics DSP-550 headset which will no longer work with SP1, I had a silly reply from their customer support saying that the problem would be resolved by resetting the hardware through the control panel - as though I and the MS engineer wouldn't have checked that. I'm sad to admit that I lost my rag and the reply was, well...

I can use the Win 7 Speech Recognition Program again because I dug out an ancient all plastic headset that works perfectly. It is too uncomfortable to wear but I use my speakers for sound and the headset as a microphone only. Who needs Plantronics! hehehe

I now have a problem that the Windows Activation detects new hardware when I plug anything into the USB ports and needs to 'activate'. It activates itself automatically after three days which isn't a problem but how many 'activations' can one have before MS software thinks one is doing something illegally? Does anyone know the answer?

I've got a huge grin on my face because it didn't detect that I have just changed my monitor (plugged into motherboard) as I was having a problem with it and the change to 64 bit.

Cheers to you all!

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09 Mar 2011   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower

I have a Logitech headset that always seems to work well once you set the default playback to the headset. When plugging in a web cam with a mic however that will tend to offset the mic on the headset. I used all that Skype however.

As far as plugging anything into a port or the 4port hub I have here and being prompted about a hardware change I haven't run into that one yet. When first getting this case together and swapping memory out a fresh install of 7 had to be seen to then however. You likely saw an update you missed previously go along with SP1 that brought this about.
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10 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

You could be right, Night Hawk. The very helpful MS engineer tried to contact me re this new problem following an email to him. I have to ring back to let him know when it would be convenient for him to phone again!
It is when I plug anything into a usb port that the problem arises - new hardware detected, need to reactivate Windows. Ah well, we will see what transpires with the helpful Arshad.
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