Registering the computer with Dell

Doc - Jul 11, 2009 at 06:53 AM
 Drake - Aug 12, 2009 at 02:09 AM
I bought my Dell 1545 a month ago. When I purchased it, I wasn't online yet so I didn't register it with Dell. Now the green popup telling me that I need to register the computer with Dell is stuck on my desktop. The buttons for "register now", "remind me later" and "Decline, don't work. The darn thing acts like a virus. While it doesn't appear to be "doing anything", it sure messes up my desktop display. I messaged Dell, but they haven't responded. Does anyone know how to get rid of this ugly green blot on my computer?

1 response

Okay here's what I did and it resolved the issue -

Open up the tak manager by hitting CTRL ALT DEL

Click on the processes tab

look for "b contexe*32" which should be there if you have this annoying popup


Go to RUN and type "msconfig"

When the window comes up click on the startup tab

Find and uncheck a box called supportsoft

reboot and enjoy.