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Computers, Software & Accessories / Activating an orphaned Windows Product
« Last post by silversam on April 27, 2021, 04:45:17 PM »
Microsoft Visio.

Once upon a time, in a past life, I was a Registered Visio Developer. Visio was an excellent tool and I've used it very successfully over the years for a variety of purposes. Most recently I used it when we sold the house and moved into the apartment. It was perfect for laying out what furniture would go where. What would fit and what wouldn't.

I ran it on my Mac using some WINE related software, but I'd have to upgrade that and I'm loath to spend the bucks now that I really don't have much of a need anymore. I ran it on an old XP laptop after that, which worked fine till the laptop crapped out. Another XP laptop later and all is well - till the program kept crashing (It was Visio 2K). I decided to "splurge" and bought an unused copy of Viso 2003 on eBay for a few bucks. I successfully installed it and all seems well.

Until it tells me to Activate the product.

Which Microsoft seems to no longer activate. I've got about 30 more tries with the software before it locks out.

Anybody have any ideas?

I really don't need this, it's just the kind of thing I bring out for a variety of things a couple of times a year. And i'm used to having it around.

Sam
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NEC / Re: Learned something new today
« Last post by CMDL_GUY on April 20, 2021, 07:17:46 AM »
I always loop analog station ports to trunk ports for the purpose of demo's and to test all trunk ports on used trunk cards.   :066:
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Computers, Software & Accessories / Re: Invalid Certificate / Windows Upgrade
« Last post by MacGyver on April 16, 2021, 08:57:44 PM »
Awesome!  :054:

One thing I love about this small group/family is that we always have each other's backs.  Tony you can bet when I hit the wall on one you're right at the top of my list to ask for help.
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Computers, Software & Accessories / Re: Invalid Certificate / Windows Upgrade
« Last post by tonyburkhart on April 16, 2021, 08:36:37 AM »
Fantastic, thanks for the feedback! I’m glad you got it working. Good job team 👊
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NEC / Re: Learned something new today
« Last post by telemarv on April 16, 2021, 07:58:18 AM »
When I was doing off site setups, I had an old analog Panasonic set up to provide dial tone to the Nortel systems I was preparing on the bench. With multiple ports I could simulate a CO hunt group.
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Computers, Software & Accessories / Re: Invalid Certificate / Windows Upgrade
« Last post by telemarv on April 16, 2021, 07:52:19 AM »
SUCCESS!!

I now have a working machine running Win10. Turns out I'm an idiot and was able to get it to boot from a USB drive. In the BIOS it didn't specifically say USB as an option. It did say "Other", so I tried that option while waiting for Amazon to deliver the dual layer DVDs I ordered and it worked. I also had to download a USB creator program on my laptop as windows 7 doesn't have a native burn disk image to USB. Now to configure all my streaming apps and we have a TV again.

Thanks Trace for your all help.

 And to you Tony for standing in the wings waiting to jump in to aid if needed.
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NEC / Re: Learned something new today
« Last post by Keighlar on April 16, 2021, 07:31:17 AM »
Helped me out for a demo (which they bought) at my new company.  I was used to having a dial tone generator.  Trace gave me the idea and it worked perfectly. 
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NEC / Re: Learned something new today
« Last post by Yoda on April 15, 2021, 02:49:06 PM »
Cool! Never thought of that. 
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NEC / Re: Learned something new today
« Last post by MacGyver on April 15, 2021, 11:02:52 AM »
 :011:

You can actually use the SL as it's own dial tone generator by looping the SL ports to the CO ports for demo purposes.  All that's needed is a patch cord.
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NEC / Re: Learned something new today
« Last post by Yoda on April 15, 2021, 10:01:17 AM »
After sleeping on this it doesnt seem right that the nec box wouldn't pass dtmf. What if a caller on a Nortel system reached an auto attendant on an NEC system?  Tones would have to be sent and received to make it work.

All I know now, is that long tones helped me out yesterday.
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