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Activation and SP2

Question: Activation and SP2

Hi there,
I have ben using Win XP Pro for over a year fine, and activated it at the time of installation. I installed a vesrion of Sp2 and that was working fine..... i turn my computer on and it says i had 7 days to activate, 7 days later(i had been on holiday) windows wont log on cause it says i have to activate.???

now i know that windows can ask for re-activation after hardware changes but i havent altered anything.

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Greetings!

This is relatively new experience for me and I have spent some time Googling for solutions.

A friend of mine upgraded his genuinely activated Windows 8 Pro Parallels virtual machine to Windows 10 Pro. After the upgrade, he finds that his Windows 10 Pro is not activating. When I check, the error 0xC004C003 states that the activation is being blocked.

A common suggestion I have encountered was to install the OS from scratch, but that isn't practical in this situation. I am also aware that with Windows 10 the licensing is based on unique hardware identification, which makes me feel that this might affect virtual machine installations due to the nature of virtualizaiton, but surely Microsoft had thought about this before rolling out Windows 10 with the new licensing scheme (or at least I hope).

Another suggestion I read and tried was "slrmgr.vbs /rearm" --> reboot --> "slrmgr.vbs /ato". I still receive the same error. I also tried "slrmgr.vbs /ipk Windows8KeyHere" but it didn't work. I received an error code "0xc004e016" about the key being invalid.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Mac Parallels Windows 8 Pro (genuine activation) upgraded to 10 Pro, activation block

If he doesn't want to reinstall, call Microsoft's licensing number and complain.
 

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Hi there

anybody else got this -- trying to personalize PC -got you need to activate windows before you can personalize PC.

Now what do I do !!!!!?!

Is this normal (I did an UPDATE rather than a new install BTW).
Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Activation woes - Windows needs activation to personalize

Hello Jimbo,

See if you may be able to activate with the same Windows 10 Technical Preview key below.

Product key: NKJFK-GPHP7-G8C3J-P6JXR-HQRJR

https://www.tenforums.com/windows-10-...l-preview.html

You should be able to use the same OPTION TWO below for Windows 8 in Windows 10 as well.

Activate Windows 8 Online

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Hi there
I recently changed a MOBO from an INTEL based one to one using an AMD PHENOM processor -- W7 didn't want any new activation rather surprisingly. (Broken Mobo and I had a spare ASUS MOBO lying around).

However the first time I switched to using a LAN cable instead of a Wifi USB adapter I got the "Hardware has changed - please activate windows. OK it activated fine -- however seems strange to me that a MOBO change didn't call for any activation (Disks, memory, DVD device etc were canaballized from the old machine) but a simple switch from Wifi to a LAN did. !!! The internal logic of the activation process seems totally illogical and bizarre. (Running W7 x-64 ULTIMATE). !!!

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:W7 activation -- new MOBO fine but LAN connection wants activation

In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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keeps asking for reactivation. does not allow reactivation. I used a registry cleaner. Maybe this is the problem. I have tried a few fixes on other forums. Please let me know what other info I need to share.

Answer:Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

NB: Sometimes the report can be very long if there are lots of eventlog errors - so please post between <code> tags (# in the toolbar)

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hi all

is SLP loader functions the same as windows activator?

i'm using Win Server 2003 Standard Edition as my OS. currently, it's already prompting and i have 27-days left for activation

this all happened when i initiate System Recovery using the same CD installer i used to setup the same computer almost 3-years ago. i did so as it hung-up and i can't managed even to go into Safe Mode, as well, the so called Last Known Good Configuration but still to no avail

i used the same CD Key i used initially before but it won't accept or recognized it where it states that if my CD Key was right and still not updating then i should telephone Microsoft

wow!

can i do that when i'm not in the continental USA much more these computer was registered not under my name since it's only a hand-me-down or surplus which is beneficial to me

so i'm looking for SLP loader or windows activator (if it function the same way) intended for Win Server 2003 Standard Edition as it may resolve my issue

hope it's okay to inquire and that if it's not advisable to reply post in here, i welcome it through PM

Answer:windows activation (27-days left for activation)

If it's a valid key, you should have no problem calling MS to re-activate Windows.

It should give you an option to pick which country you're from on the activation window, and then a number to call.

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Hi guys , I installed ATI 2010 Home, Boxed version made a backup image to external HDD. got a message saying I had 30 days to activate trial version? I restored the backup image and I activated ATI , offline, I then received a message saying thanks successfully installed. When I access ATI now I get the same box asking for activation again. the options are Try out, Buy, Activate, Cancel . I was thinking of reactivating online , but am wary of further messing up the install . I have not registered the product yet , Had a look at the Acronis register page ( they tell you Not recommended to access the page) ? Any ideas with this one ? options uninstall , reinstall? Try activate online? Anyone experienced this problem?
 

Answer:Solved: Acronis keeps asking for activation after activation

Hi guys, this ones solved, I took a chance11 rebooted, connected to the internet, started ATI and reactivated online it worked . Same as last time only the ATI icon seems to be different, have tested it a few times and goes straight into Acronis without problems now. Done!
 

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Hi Gents,

Hope someone can help me here. I've been using a retail version of Win7 Home premium 64 for about 2 years now with no issues.

During that time I've reinstalled the product possibly 6 or 8 times. Excessive I know but when things start to go wrong I like to start fresh again. Anyway from memory the last 2 times I have had to use phone activation.

A couple of weeks ago I dropped my laptop and killed the HDD. Put in a new one and reinstalled Win. I've just tried to activate with no luck. I went to phone activation and being lazy I typed in my old code I had saved from last time.

Now I can't activate and when I try and open the phone activation box I get a pop up from the toolbar saying the copy isn't genuine and nothing more.

Is there a way to resolve this or have I pissed off the activation so much that I actually have to shell out for a new copy?

Thanks in advance and I'm located in Thailand if that makes a difference.

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4MHKM-R9MG4-B9DC6
Windows Product Key Hash: fS2p+9FFNHo2N74fO2AYkN6aX6E=
Windows Product ID: 00359-312-2766597-85458
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {CABA53C2-FBFA-4CBE-BCEA-C50D8F29804C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Sign... Read more

Answer:Activation Fail and no Phone activation possible.

The error indicates mismatched ID's in the license.

Please first try recreating Licensing Store.

Recreate the Licensing Store
Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-Click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator - accept the UAC prompt
Run the following commands in the Command Prompt window, using the Enter key at the end of each

net stop sppsvc
(wait until the service has stopped before entering the following lines)

CD %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
REN tokens.dat tokens.bar
net start sppsvc
slui.exe

After a couple of seconds the Windows Activation dialog will appear.
You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key, or Activation may occur automatically.
If you are asked for your Key, use the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case

Reboot and Post back with a new MGADiag report.

(Note: the Line 'CD %win......\SoftwareProtectionPlatform' is all on one line - it may be broken in the Forum listing)

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Hello, I have my original activation key but when trying to finalize it, windows tells me this key is only for upgrades not for clean installs?

I had to to do clean install and it was from my original official backup disc so I'm not sure what the problem is?

Answer:Activation says my key is only for upgrades not activation?

Maybe you bought an upgarde disc and not a full install disc.

Use your original disc, not the backup.

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Question: XP Pro activation

I just put my old HD in a new computer w/motherboard. Boot prompts me that I have 3 days to reactivate but.... It say my product key cannot be used again.
what happens if I dont activate??

Thanks
 

Answer:XP Pro activation

It stops working.

Activate it via the phone; call MS and explain to the tech why you need to reactivate. You will get another activation code and you are good to go.
 

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Question: Activation Key

I got a stupid question but I never really thought about it before. Will my Windows XP activation key ever wear out? In the past 3 weeks I've reformatted a few times trying different things with dual boot using Windows and Linux (basically I screwed up the grub loader a few times and had to reformat 3 times...) Well hey I'm new to Linux! lol.

So I've used my activation key a total of 4 times. I'm wondering where there will be a point where they will say its invalid? Is there some defense to be sure I'm not just installing it onto 4 different computers?

Yeah just thought I'd ask.
 

Answer:Activation Key

not unless your activating it that many times. The algorithm that checks the key for validity is hard coded into the setup routine and does not change. Now on activation though XP will check with Microsoft's internet database to see if the key is still valid for activation or not. But even then all it takes is a phone call to have it reset.

Supposedly, (and I don't know the truth of this so take it with a grain of salt) Microsoft has the ability to nuke the activation routine once XP is no longer supported. Which will make you not have to activate anymore. But that's not until 2009-11 sometime.
 

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Question: win XP activation

Will the product ID's for Windows XP work with any Windows Installation CD? A friend of mine tried to reinstall Windows XP home edition on his computer with some one else's CD, but using his Product ID#. He is at college and his installation disc was left at home so he didn't want to wait for it ot arrive. When he tried this, he called microsoft to activate and a recording told him that either the ID# was bad or the ID# did not recgonixe the software and to re-install. So did that mean that he has to use his own CD? His CD was a Windows XP Home Edition upgrade disc while the one he tried wasn't an upgrade.
 

Answer:win XP activation

the product keys will work with any CD as long as they are the SAME VERSION otherwise it gets fairly complicated...
 

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Question: XP activation

Has anyone else had SP2 trigger a request for their XP activation which has been in place and working fine for months? I ask because after installing SP2 20 days or so ago I received an activation request last night saying I had 6 days left to register.

I don't use the machine much so it may have prompted me sooner though I'm pretty sure I used it in the last couple of weeks at least once but who knows.
 

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Question: XP Activation

My sister just got a new DELL laptop and she asked me to partition her HD the same way I do to my work PC's. The laptop is new out of the box. When I partition a HD, I like to just reinstall the OS and partition if from the setup so that all the junk demo programs and stuff that comes from the factory isn't floating around.

The one thing that I noticed was that I didn't get the XP Activation Notification when XP finished installing. I know that it is/was buried in the start bar menu under accessories\system tools, but I can't find it anywhere on her laptop. I know that the previous XP installs would have a message saying that if you don't activate this within 30days, it won't work. I don't want the laptop to suddenly stop working after 30days on my sister if I missed activating it. Is it automatically activated during setup and during the internet setup, pre-activated at the factory for this machine, or do I need to manually activate it using some wizard that I can't locate.

Thanks.
 

Answer:XP Activation

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Question: Activation

How Do I Successfully Activate Windows On My Toshiba Tecra A8-s8513 Laptop Computer

Answer:Activation

HI,
If you click on the activate notification prompt, you will be sent to the Microsoft Activation screen. It will check over the internet and activate.
If this fails click on the Phone call option. This will give you a phone number to call Microsoft to activate your XP.

This may also help:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890

Thanks,
Bill

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I waited the 30 days before activating windows xp (stupid mistake :\)

I use windows home with service pack 2. I have a cable modem and a router that connects to 2 other computers.

Anyways when I log on it takes me right to an activation screen. I click on activate on line but windows cannot detect my on line settings. Weird part is surfing the web worked before this activation screen poped up. So i tried calling windows activation support and I gave them my installation ID. But the lady on the phone said it was not a valid number. I even called again and double checked to see if I gave it right. Didn't work.

Is there now a way to activate windows with out reinstalling windows? (I'd like to keep the files in my documents and microsoft is no help)

Thanks in advanced.
 

Answer:Help with win xp activation

If it is a valid ID, and the disk has never been used on another PC, and is not a copy, then escalate the call.

Is this a new PC?

An upgraded installation?

Some history would help.
 

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Question: Activation

Just downloaded 10532 and all went well. It shows that it is activated but has an expiration date of 07-15-2016. When I run slmgr /xpr it shows it is activated permanently on this machine. Are they referring to the original RTM as being permanent?

Answer:Activation

The Permanently activated notice is not correct - but the evaluation expiration date is.

The RTM that was "upgraded" to the latest insider version is no more. I do not worry - most likely during the next 12 months there will be another version that will not be time-limited, - another RTM or gold version - that will not time out, while successive insider evaluations will be released for evaluation..

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Question: Activation key

I have a HP probook 6460b .I have installed windowl 7 32bit on my laptop ,I have product key written on back of my laptop , but it is not activating my windows , how do I activate my windows

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I bought my Windows XP Home Edition, installed it on an old machine, then I got a new machine and when I tried to use my CD key to activate it,it told me 'Its limit of usage had been exceeded.' Which is bullcrap, I payed 150 for that thing, i should be able to use as many times as I'd like......

My question is, am I doing something wrong, or is this just another one of MS's ways of getting you to give money to them?!?!
 

Answer:Activation Key?!!?1?!?!?

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Question: Activation key

My laptop needed repairs and the tech loaded a VLK addition of XP and my computer will not validate it and says it is locked. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1150 which came with an XP (SP2) operating system disk, which I have, and there is an activation key attached to the bottom of the laptop. I wish to change to my valid key so I can get updates and be legal. I have sent emails to MS support who say they will get back to me but this could take months. Please could some one how I could change the key without having to reload all my software (a lot and hours of time).
Thanks Pip.

Answer:Activation key

Welcome to TSF.

From Microsoft's knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q328874

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Just a query with regard to activation of windows XP more then once. I have a genuine version of XP Pro and have not loaded it yet. However i generally tend to dump my HDD every now and then to keep it clean and clear of rubbish. I would assume that i can re-activate the software without any hassle when i dump my HDD and reload XP. Can anyone tell me if this is correct or i am up the creek when i reload at a laetr date?

Rumour is there are also cracks to convert to a corporate version?

Many thanks,
 

Answer:XP Activation more than once

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Question: Activation

My friend installed her dads XP on her old computer, and the activation countdown finished and froze her system. Is there any way to rescue her files?
 

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Question: XP Activation

I installed Windows XP (on a different machine than I'm using now). The 30 day activation grace period expired before I got hooked up to the internet, and now I can't start up anything. Is there a way to register now that I have the internet so that I may use my good CPU?
 

Answer:XP Activation

You can't use a single XP license concurrently on 2 PC's. With that disclaimer, go to start>all programs>accessories>system tools>activate windows.

You may have to activate over the phone. It's a bit tedious but it works.
 

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Question: help xp activation

Hi, I'm not sure if I'm in the right thread, but I'm hoping you guys can help me. Here it goes....I built my HTPC, and installed a home xp, activated my xp,then couple of nights ago, when I started my pc, it says windows needs to be activated, when I click yes or no, Pop up says "windows already activated" then afterwards it logs me off. Is there anyway that I could access my files (movies,pics nd music)? I cant get into my desktop. Please any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:help xp activation

Welcome to TSF....

Is this version of windows a legal version?

If it is I would suggest contacting Microsoft at the phone number provided, they might be having authentication server problems for your area

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Question: xp activation

I have activated xp pro, (by phone)It said it was successful,but I keep getting the activate message. any ideas?...my days are running out!
 

Answer:xp activation

try to activate again?
 

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Question: Activation SMB

Hello ,


Please should be informed that i disabled the SMB in my computer with OS 8.1 using the bellow command :

To disable SMBv1 on the SMB server, run the following cmdlet:
Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB1Protocol $false


To disable SMBv2 and SMBv3 on the SMB server, run the following cmdlet:
Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB2Protocol $false

so i can't access to any share item .
when i enabled the smb using

To enable SMBv1 on the SMB server, run the following cmdlet:
Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB1Protocol $true

To enable SMBv2 and SMBv3 on the SMB server, run the following cmdlet:
       Set-SmbServerConfiguration -EnableSMB2Protocol $true
I still have no access to shared folders
can you help me please to solve this issue

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Question: XP activation

XP wants me to enter the CD key, the one I have from belarc advisor does not work, says it is incorrect for whatever reason. I have lost the CD and key since I have moved about four times since I bought it five years ago.

So what are my options? I know Windows 7 is coming out soon so it would be a huge waste to buy Vista now. Is there really cheap XP keys I can get anywhere? I also heard that some versions of Vista will get you Windows 7 when it comes out.

Answer:XP activation

The key should be stuck on the computer case. I would be surprised if this forum would allow anyone to help you further with this issue...as it might be helping others to use pirated software...or at best illegal activities.

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hey this might be completely inappropriate remove this thread if it is but, how am i suppost 2 get past this 30 day activation, can i just activate online?

Answer:activation of win 7

Use this link to get a legitimate key from Microsoft.

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Question: Activation nag

Firstly, if this has been answered in another thread, I apologise, although a search of the threads did not answer my query.

I have downloaded an installed from the Microsoft site this version of Win7 RC, which came out in early May to general release. It is the 32 bit version, and activated with a key from the Microsoft site.

My problem,

Every so often I get a nag saying that Windows needs activating, now I don't get a black background like in Vista, and the wallpaper/theme remains unchanged.

The advice the nag gives is to go to the download site, obtain a new key and enter it. This I have done 3-4 times now, but after a few days the nag reappears.

I know this is an RC version, unpaid for and all that, and that come June next year it going to crash itself every two hours, however, is it normal for the activation nag to keep occurring.?

If not, what can I do about it, other than to keep reentering a key every 3-4 days?

Answer:Activation nag

  
Quote: Originally Posted by peasant


Firstly, if this has been answered in another thread, I apologise, although a search of the threads did not answer my query.

I have downloaded an installed from the Microsoft site this version of Win7 RC, which came out in early May to general release. It is the 32 bit version, and activated with a key from the Microsoft site.

My problem,

Every so often I get a nag saying that Windows needs activating, now I don't get a black background like in Vista, and the wallpaper/theme remains unchanged.

The advice the nag gives is to go to the download site, obtain a new key and enter it. This I have done 3-4 times now, but after a few days the nag reappears.

I know this is an RC version, unpaid for and all that, and that come June next year it going to crash itself every two hours, however, is it normal for the activation nag to keep occurring.?

If not, what can I do about it, other than to keep reentering a key every 3-4 days?


Have you actually Activated it yet?

You need to click on the the Activate now and let it go through to Microsoft etc.....
If you have done that....have you done anyting else...like removing the Watermark with a hack etc....this can cause problems with activation...

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Question: XP activation

I need to install my legaly bought version of windows on my computer however the disc is very badly scratched. What can i do? Can i use any windows XP pro cd and use my valid serial number? Will that work? Will it matter if the serial number was for a version before SP2?
 

Answer:XP activation

Serial numbers work across all SP levels. Assuming it's the same type of XP, and the same type of license, your key will be fine.
 

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Question: activation key

ok my friend bought an Emachine computer
however his computer crashed, and i reinstalled windows xp using my upgrade cd i bought at best buy (his computer did not come with a restore cd)

ok now that i reinstalled windows xp its asking me for the activation key
i tried putting the one that came with the xp cd but it woudlnt work

so what do i do now?

how do i activate it.?

thanks.
 

Answer:activation key

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Question: XP Activation

I have imaged countless laptops over the years using PowerQuest Deploy Center, I have never ran into many issues untill lately, after imaging a few IBM X40 laptops running Windows XP and deploying that image onto other X40'S I can't get those machine to activate XP, I am using the correct key codes and still it tells me that the code is wrong, so I figured I would use the IBM restore option to bring the machine back to it's factory state and image the machine with an older X40 image that I know works, yet still even after restoring the older image I get the same error when I try to activate windows, what is causing this? why would it still have this problem even after restoring it back to factory and then re-imaging? could I re-run Sysprep?

Answer:XP Activation

Did you use it more than 3 times?

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Question: XP activation?

I activated my copy of XP on one of my computers about a month ago, but said computer is on it's last leg. My Mom got me an old computer from her work, and I've installed the same version of XP on it. This brought to my attention that only one computer can have XP activated on it a time. Is there a way for me to "unactivate" XP on the computer I'll be throwing out, so that I can use it on my computer that actually works?
 

Answer:XP activation?

I believe a simple phone call to MS activation will solve the problem - buy yes, you can do that...
 

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Question: Xp Pro activation

Hello folks.

I am still getting a count down for my windows activation (21 days to go), even though it is already activated.

When i click on activate i get


It does disapear when i click ok, but when i reboot i still get the same, but a day less on the reminder. Will this lock up on me in about three weeks time ?

Or anyone got any idea how to rid of the countdown reminder ??

Any help much appreciated.
Copper.

Answer:Xp Pro activation

Must be a Pro thing, the many times I have installed and activated XP home, it never did that.

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Question: Activation

Have had to reactivate W7 twice in the last week. Have made no changes to hardware. re activation was seamless and simple.Anyone else had the same?

Answer:Activation

No.

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Question: Activation ??????

After running vista for over a year now all of a sudden I am getting nagged to activate.It has been activated since day 1 and this only started on boot this morning.On trying to validate I get the Error:The validation service is unable to determine whether this copy of Windows Vista is genuine. I have google like hell this morning but cannot see a definitive solution.So now what.

Answer:Activation ??????

From MS UK themselves,If you are experiencing Product Activation issues, please contact the Product Activation Team on 0800 0188 354Thought I might have run into trouble with something (but didn't) but kept the number in case.

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Question: Activation help

I am trying to activate my windows, since i procrastinated and waited till 30days, but when I try to connect to the server it always says unable to connect to network, and I know the internet works.

Answer:Activation help

You got a touch tone telephone? Choose the Activate By Telephone.
It takes about 5 minutes, but it beats waiting for another reply from TF.

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I want to validate batmansfield's uncle and his contention of a good copy of OS. Microsoft's windos is very peculiar when it comes to volume copies as intalled by any one of the major computer manufacturers. I changed a fried motherboard with full intentions of preserving the Windows XP OS, video, music and digital fotos, not to say the least, numerous games and their saved progress I have on my hard drive. The hardware is doing its job, but now I have to find a way to download all of the data into another system, and then perform a clean install on this hard drive. Microsoft can not validate in activation a Product Key when a component has been changed by someone other than the original computer manufacturer...as I understand it. It almost feels as if all of my data is being held hostage until I pay the ransom money for an Product key .

Answer:I need some help for Activation

Use the key, that came with the machine. Do a clean install, wipe the
drive with killdisk first.
If a error pops up about validation, call the phone number on the
blue screen, explain to the asian chick on the other end that the
mobo fried on your boxstore pc and you had to replace. Ive done
it numerous times, if you start with a clean drive though, you rarely
have a issue.

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Question: Activation sms

Hello.
I try to get my google drive to work on my lumia 630, and google sending me an activations sms but i do not receive any sms. I have the same problem with my new installed Viber acount. I can receive sms messages from others, like family and friends

Answer:Activation sms

There may be several factors that cause this, but one of the most common is having the wrong country code or including the number "0" in front of the main mobile number.
For example:
In my country, the country code is +63. Let's say a mobile phone number is 09171234567. This usually becomes +639171234567 where the "0" is replaced by the country code. This number may not be the same as +6309171234567 at all times.
Note: the mobile number used above is an arbitrary number, not mine though it may belong to someone else. The number is readily producible, as it is 1234567.

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Question: XP Activation

I have imaged countless laptops over the years using PowerQuest Deploy Center, I have never ran into many issues untill lately, after imaging a few IBM X40 laptops running Windows XP and deploying that image onto other X40'S I can't get those machine to activate XP, I am using the correct key codes and still it tells me that the code is wrong, so I figured I would use the IBM restore option to bring the machine back to it's factory state and image the machine with an older X40 image that I know works, yet still even after restoring the older image I get the same error when I try to activate windows, what is causing this? why would it still have this problem even after restoring it back to factory and then re-imaging? could I re-run Sysprep?
 

Answer:XP Activation

Call Microsoft, they will help resolve the issue, Also do this & you will never have this issue again.

Reinstall Windows XP without re-activating

If you were to reinstall Windows XP, you normally must re-activate it as well, even if your hardware is unchanged... luckily, there's a way around this.

First, your hardware between reinstalls must NOT change..

XP keeps the activation information in a file named "wpa.dbl", which can be found in _:\WINDOWS\System32\

After your activating Windows XP, back this file up to a floppy or some other type of media.

Now, if you ever need (or want) to reinstall Windows XP, go through the whole procedure as you normally would. Once you get into Windows itself, copy the file from your media back into _:\WINDOWS\System32\... You may need to be in safe mode to do this
 

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Question: Activation.

Can I activate Windows 7 Ultimate with a Windows 7 Enterprise MAK key?

Answer:Activation.

I don't know but I wouldn't think so, I thought that the keys related to the version you have installed, or what you want to install.

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Question: No activation id

I recently formated and reinstalled my computer running legit winxp.
Everything worked just fine untill was about to log in.
It sais my 30days time had expired even though i just installed the OS, and when i agree to activate, my computer freezes. I wait for a while and reboot. When my computer starts up again i come to the login screen and again it sais i have to activate my OS. I agree once more and the activation process starts. I try activating online but i get an error. I decide to activate on phone and but where its supposed to tell my activation id it only says "------"

I have tried formating several times after that but the same thing happens every time. Any ideas?

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Question: XP Activation!

Hi,
Just out of personal preference i don't usually register most software, and after a nightmare install (3 days) of Windows XP Home pro, Ive found that my system will not be operational if I don't activate it by phone or web!

I have installed a fully legal version of the software with a legitimate key code, and just wondered if any knows weather it is really necessary to go through the activation process??? or if there is a way around it???

Cheers,

Jademunky!!


 

Answer:XP Activation!

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Question: Win 7 Activation

Is there going to be anywhere to purchase a key for the RTM?? And no I don't mean Technet subscriptions where you have to pay $1000. How long is the RTM good for without a key?

Answer:Win 7 Activation

You get a key when you buy the retail package. You can re-arm and use Win7 w/o a key for 90-120 days.

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Plz kindly help me how to Divert the Activation Key in XP Sp2

Answer:Activation key in XP

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Originally Posted by pavand


Plz kindly help me how to Divert the Activation Key in XP Sp2




You can't unless it's...well we're not supposed to even mention the "H" word here. Posting here is for legitimate reasons. If you don't have the CD-key for your OS you need to buy another license for it.

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Question: activation

hi my name Faisal and i have windows 7 home premium backup and install it to my new hard disk cuz my old hard disk is broken but when i install this backup to my new hard disk they didn't activate can you tell me how can i activate 

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I'm asking on behalf of my Mom - about a year ago my uncle did an overhaul of my Mother's old computer. When he gave it back to her, it had XP installed on it. Recently when she starts up the computer, the Windows Product Activiation screen comes up saying she must activate with Microsoft before she can log on. We were unable to locate any XP disc, and my uncle insists he gave it to her, but we fear he may have uploaded an illegal copy. My Mom ordered a legal copy of XP, but now we can't figure out what to do with it. The computer can't get out of the Activation window, and nothing happenes when we put the disc in the drive. We tried putting in the code we got with the new XP, but it doesn't work. The new XP disc is the version that comes with Service Pack 3, but I am not sure of what she had previously. She would just contact Microsoft, but after buying XP, her budget won't allow for a $59.00 phone call or email.

Any help or advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Answer:I need some help for Activation

Hey man just when you start the computer press F2 or F1 (or the key the screen tell
you to press for BIOS). Do this quickly before anything Windows related appear if you fail turn off pc and try againg.

If you successfully got into the BIOS first be careful dont change anything, use the arrows keys and look for some settings to change the Boot order "boot sequence", "boot priority", etc

Change the booting order to Boot from CD/DVD rom first. After you do that exit saving your changes (usually F10).


Then you restart the computer with the Windows XP cd you bought in and the setup should start, follow instructions to install XP. After it finish restart computer again, go into BIOS again and change the booting order again and put Hard Drive first.

And well that should do it.

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Question: W10 activation ??

I just activated my copy of w10 insider by inputting my product key for 8.1 pro which I own. I did this by going to settings update and recovery then, activation.It accepted my key,and now says windows is activated
Does this mean I don't have to rollback to 8.1 before getting the official release on July.
Would be nice to know that I wouldn't have to o through any bother when the time comes.
It would make sense to me that this activation should be enough to prove my validation for the upgrade
Anyone know ?

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Question: os activation

hi
i formated my laptop(EXTENSA TRAVELMATE 2490) with windows xp proffessional so i couldnt activate until 30 days of activation expireration. the problem is i cant activate by internet coz LAN drivers ar not available and i tried to download some couldnt work. to activate by 4ne failed coz the 4ne number from where iam(botswana) is not working and there is no tollfree number. is there any possible way i could use to activate my OS?

Answer:os activation

Download the drivers on another computer and then transfer it over to your computer.

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Question: Activation XP

Hello,

My computer crashed and I re-installed XP on it and now I get the message to activate in 30 days or else. When I click to activate I get the message it is already activated. What does this mean?
I changed to date to 30 days ahead to see if the message would go away and now it just goes in lopes activate and already activated, even with the date changed back, it will not openanything but this activation screen.
 

Answer:Activation XP

Because you already activated it, microsoft basically wont allow you to activate it again. You have to call microsoft and tell them your situation. They will give you a code to fix it. I had to do the same thing for office xp....my comp got screwed up, so i reformatted....wouldnt let me activate...so i called ms, told them i reformatted and needed a new code, and they gave me one.

EDIT: the reason they do this is for software piracy issues...cant use the product if its already been used once.... one thing you should note though, because that screen auto pops up now all the time, you might have to reinstall xp again...ask ms about that
 

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Question: Self Activation!

I run XP Pro SP3 (Activated) Dual Boot with Windows 7 Pro 64bit and XP Mode (full retail 64 bit version). I was putting off activating the 7 in case I would make some hardware changes over the next week or so. I kept getting the activate warning counting down the days.

When I stopped getting these messages I was curious so hit the activate on line only to be informed that 7 was already activated.

I do not recall entering the number! What is the method to check within the 7 program that it has been activated. Can the number be verified?

Answer:Self Activation!

Control Panel\System and Security\System

After going there, check the bottom of the page and see if you have a "Windows is Activated" notification below the "Windows Activation" tab.

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Question: %&$*#(% ACTIVATION

I am pretty sure I hate Win XP. I know I hate it`s activation feature.

OK my problem> I have XP SP1 on a 80 Gig drive, it`s a very clean load. The software is a registered/bonified/honest to God copy of XP, verified by Redmond to be an authentic copy. On it I also have software for my Plextor DVD/CD R/RW burner. A copy of Nero 6 burning software, and DVD X Copy, which also is activated online. All softwares also legit, and verified as so.

With it loaded fresh, all is well. After a period of appx 45 days, give or take, but hasn`t been more than 50, nor less than 40 I start getting a "you must activate your Windows software" button popping up on start up. If I click YES to activate it, it tells me it is already activated, which it is. I have used both the online as well as phone activation to do this. When I click the close window button it cycles around, and back to the same d*** window, again stating is NOT activated. This cycle goes ad infinum, until I finally nuke everything on the drive and start over. Doing this for a 45 day period of time is a pain in the a--.

After reload/rectivation yada yada I`m OK for about 45 days, then same ol shi-. Really getting tired of this short life cycle. Anybody have any thoughts on how to shut this activation monster up, without me constantly reloading my drive.

I am a died in the wool Win 2000 pro user who after a lot of soul searching made the ENORMOUS purchase of this c*** software simply for the advanced Medi... Read more

Answer:%&$*#(% ACTIVATION

When it tells you that it has already been activated, did you call Microsoft and get a new key to enter? And if you did, did you tell them about the problem.

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Question: XP Activation key

is there a utility to discover the activation key in my computer after you activate WinXP online?? I need to format my system and reinstall winxp
Dave

Answer:XP Activation key

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Originally Posted by dhllby1


is there a utility to discover the activation key in my computer after you activate WinXP online?? I need to format my system and reinstall winxp
Dave




Could this be it http://www.magicaljellybean.com/keyfinder.shtml

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Question: XP Activation

I have an old PC and I want to put a copy of xp pro on it so my nephew can play games on it.

I do not plan on useing this on the internet or doing updates for it.
But, the disc I have is already used on my PC.

What happens after the 30 days are up to activate it and is there anyway to get around it so it doesn't say I have to register and activate my copy. This question is probably borderlined so I apologize in advanced. But I do not want to use on net.

Answer:XP Activation

Call Microsoft to activate it.

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Question: Activation

I upgraded to 10.

Here is a pic of the activation status. Even If i clean install 10, It won't ask for key rite?

Answer:Activation

Hey mate,

When you upgrade with the free reserved copy from the GWX app on an activated Windows 7 or 8.1 PC, Windows 10 has a generic key included that will activate it.

If you clean or upgrade install Windows 10 without doing the above first, Windows 10 will not be activated.
Can I reinstall Windows 10 on my computer after upgrading with free upgrade?

Once you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer, you will be able to reinstall, including a clean install, on the same device. You won’t need a product key for re-activations on the same hardware. If you make a meaningful change to your hardware, you may need to contact customer support to help with activation. You’ll also be able to create your own installation media like a USB drive or DVD, and use that to upgrade your device or reinstall after you’ve upgraded.

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Question: XP Activation

I had a discussion with a friend and I wonder if anybody has some experience with this:

If you have two different PCs with different hardware and install XP on both machines with the same ProductKey, could you activate them both?

If so, what is the activation good for? And if not, how can Microsoft differ installing on two different machines at the same time on side, and from installing on one machine, upgrading the hardware und reactivating a second time on the other side?

I am curious what you think about this.

Stephan
 

Answer:XP Activation

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Question: Activation of XP

I have installed windows XP pro over a month ago .. dec 22nd, the 30 days are up, i didnt get the activation window your suppose to get .. i dont have the icon either in the taskbar .. and the activation is not in the programs, accessories, system tools either.. would anyone know where i could find it???

Thankx
 

Answer:Activation of XP

What kind of XP installation CD did you use?

When using the Select series CD's (businesses etc) there isn't an activation for your XP.

Otherwise you should get a reminder for activation.

A.J.
 

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Question: Activation?

Installed XP on my computer recently and it keeps saying I have to activate it in XX days. Do I really have to? As in, it won't work after the time runs out? I tried to activate it and I go to activate over the internet, don't want to register it, just activate then it brings me to a screen with "incorrect prouct key" at the top. It gives me boxes to type it in, so I do but the only options on the bottom are "Telephone", "Remind me Later" and "Retry" and when I type in the code and go to retry it it brings me back to the same screen. If the key was wrong how could I install it in the first place? Strange, help is appreciated.

I hate XP, but my MP3 software required it :(

Answer:Activation?

once the time expires you will not be able to use the computer
if the key will be accepted phone micrsoft on the number it gives you

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Question: Activation

After I uninstalled my nvidia driver and replaced it with ATI because I switched my graphics card to ATI, Windows said I have to Activate it because alot of software and stuff was changed. It tells me how to Activate it;Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/ Activate Windows. I click on it and and a Windows pops up, like this:

Nothing happens, inside how can I activate my windows?

Answer:Activation

Hello Liquiddragon,

Go here..................

http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/

then telephone your nearest Microsoft Support Centre, and explain to them what has happened...you will need your original Installation Disk, as they will ask you a couple of questions about the security code number that's on the spindle hole.

Good Luck, and post back here with what happens.

Regards,

Dave T.

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Question: XP activation

hey i got an XP cd from a friend and with his cd key n install xp but i cant activate it cuz it sed cd key used already
so then what shall i do ?

is it that i have to uninstall xp?
if so then how do i uninstall windows xp and install windows ME?

and my usb mouse doesnt work
the light on the mouse is on but when i move it the pointer wont move
 

Answer:XP activation

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2 laptops, both have insider pro on - now updated to 10240
both requiring activation
I have full DVD of win7 & win 8 pro with licences
to activate the laptops, do I have to delete win 10, and go back to win 7/8 to get a licence??
or is there another way to translate the licences??

Answer:Activation Win 10 pro - how

How long have you had the Insider builds running on the machines? If you've been an Insider for a while then 10240 should activate automatically, if you've recently installed an Insider build and updated to 10240 there's a chance it will not activate.

If you want RTM and opt out of being an Insider you would need to clean install W7 or 8.1 then run an in place upgrade either via Windows Updates or use the Windows 10 Download Tool to run from within your installed version of Windows.

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Question: win xp activation

Here's the problem: I'm being told by MS to activate XP nonstop since I reinstalled it from scratch after having main files in the original wiped out by a virus. Thing is, I don't have the original cd. Well, there wasn't an original cd because XP came with the computer. Plus the computer was given to me by my cousin. I borrowed a disk to reinstall XP and ended up having to use that key code because the one on my computer sticker "doesn't match the disk." I used the jellybean program to change the key code to the matching one for my computer and I get an error message telling me that its invalid and to check it again. Now I'm stuck. I don't know who to ask at MS for help, if they'll even help me, so please......

Answer:win xp activation

You have to actualy wipe (zero-sum-fill) the hard drive first before you re-install.
Then, Install with the CD-Key of the copy of XP you have.
But, if anyone else has activated with that cd-key, it won't activate on yours.
So, you'll probably have to buy a new copy of XP.

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Question: Activation Key

I have an old Toshiba laptop and some how the activation key got corrupted  and now it says I don't have valid version of Windows  7 premiere.  How do I get a new key or resolve the issue. I was attempting to upgrade it to Windows 10.

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Hi All,
We are using MAK activation in our environment. Recently, we have purchased a new MAK key as we were out of activation keys.
Now we are using new MAK key for Winodws 7 activation and it is working fine on all location except one. All TS related to that location has already been updated with new MAK key but still unable to activate window.
I have tried same TS in VM and it is working there, so unable to understand why it is not working on that location.
Any suggestions/solution.

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Question: Activation

i upgraded from win7 to 8 without activating my pc how do i activate

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Question: Activation

Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. Got a bad install.Reinstall Windows 7 (complete) .Got no upgrade icon on task bar.
Reinstalled windows 10 from ISO Disk. Install will not activate. Shows Lic key. Will it take time for the server to do the activation ?

Not having a update icon in the task bar Windows 7 mean that the first upgrade was installed ?

Answer:Activation

fred0843 said:

Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. Got a bad install.Reinstall Windows 7 (complete) .Got no upgrade icon on task bar.
Reinstalled windows 10 from ISO Disk. Install will not activate. Shows Lic key. Will it take time for the server to do the activation ?

Not having a update icon in the task bar Windows 7 mean that the first upgrade was installed ?



Hi there

didn't you get a prompt for W10 during the re-install process. Refuse that (say later) . Install W7 and activate . Now go to windows Update in control panel and you should see Windows 10 offered as an update.

When re-installing W7 WIPE all the partitions off the old W7 partition / HDD.

Cheers
jimbo

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Can someone help me to activate my windows 7 ultimate x64
i need a valid key to activate windows
product ID is 00426-OEM-8992662-00015

Please help me.
Thanks

Answer:Activation Key W7 x64 Help

When you buy a copy of windows they will provide you with a key.

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Question: Pro activation

I used the "anytime upgrade" option and upgraded Home Premium to Professional. I have decided that $90+ is a bit too much for the additional perks, and I have 3 days to activate Pro version. My question is what will happen in 3 days if I don't activate the Pro upgrade? My hope is that it will revert back to Home Premium, but will it stay in "pro" version and keep bugging me to put in the new key?

Answer:Pro activation

This is unlikely... There is no functionality in Windows 7 that permits it to roll-back to a previous version because you didn't purchase a new key...

I'm guess you're going to have to reinstall Premium...

Luck

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I purchased an original Windows 7 package last year and since it was on my son's PC, I forgot to officially register the system and have since lost the activation key. I am happy to buy another one on line but every time I try, the MS site directs me to Win 8...any suggestions?

Answer:Trying to buy an activation key for Win 7

Greetings WixPip, to TSF.

I suggest that you contact your local Microsoft Office directly, either by telephone, or email, rather than trying via the website.
Explain to them your plight, and see if they can help you.

Microsoft Hong Kong Contact Details.
(Click the Blue Link.)

Please post back with how you got on with Microsoft.

Kind Regards,

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the activation key will not work on my new pc the game is silent hunter 5 its saying that this activation code alread in use

Answer:no activation key for new pc

Is this the key for the computer's operating system, or the key for the game?If the game.. where and how did you purchase the game?If the operating system for the computer? was it working before you tried to install/run the game; and where did you get the computer from?Also make and model of computer is useful to include an "any" post you make on comptug.net forums

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Question: xp activation...

I managed to scratch up my windows xp home cd..
so i downloaded one off bittorrent. ( i have a valid xp key )
but when i come to install it wont take my serial key........so i put in the one that came with the torrent..how can i change the key now so i am using my valid key?? Ive tried a few key changers but none of them seem to work...anyone got any ideas??

Answer:xp activation...

You can't, you'll have to reinstall windows. You have to ensure you have the EXACT edition of XP for that CD key to work. I've even heard of manf. specific CD keys, like Dell CD keys will only work with dell CD's (which in your case you'd have to find a Dell CD download or a copy from a friend).

I do not believe you can change your pirated (yes pirated) CD key, you'll have to reinstall.

In order for your old CD key to work you will have to ensure you have the exact same edition as your old one. One thing you could try is copying the CD w/ Nero and see if that fixes the issue.

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Question: Re-Activation?

OK today I got a random re-activation message on my Win7 Pro. The only thing that has changed was that I updated my video card driver yesterday. They actually said that might be the cause.

Has anyone else seen anything like this?

Answer:Re-Activation?

Activation is much more closely tied to hardware now than it was in the past, but that shouldn't cause a big problem, unless you have an OEM version of W7.

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Question: No activation

Help. I was an insider running 10240 my pc was originally on 8.1 after 29th I left insider program and downloaded windows 10 to pen drive, did a clean install, expecting it to automatically be activated. Instead it is not (it was before) the error code is 0xc004c003. I have no idea what went wrong. And I'm stuck.

Any help would be appreciated, starting to panic.

Answer:No activation

If you were trying to get the free Win 10 update, you would need to install & activate either Windows 7 or 8. Upgrade to Windows 10 (so Windows 10 shows activated), then at this time you should be able to do a clean install

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My new computer came with an activation key for XP at the side of the PC. I used that key once and now I want to activate Windows again because I reinstalled but it says I used it too often and have 30 days to activate.

Answer:Activation Key for xp

You must telephone Microsoft and explain your situation.

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In the past, whenever I needed to reinstall XP on a machine, I would use a full retail version CD, then go through the activate-over-the-internet screens. I would then use the telephone activation. After reading the installation id to the computer, it would fail, then transfer me to the polite Indian person who would give me the correct activation code after I explained this was a reinstall. Sometimes I would need to give the correct license code (these were always legitimate licenses with the sticker intact), but usually not. I've done this hundreds of times.

Recently, on two occasions, (both with HP machines, btw), I have been transferred to the piracy-police section of MS, and told that my install won't activate unless I reinstall with the original OEM CD.

I like using the retail CD because it already has SP2, and I only need 100 or so updates to bring it current after the install. :-)

So...has there been a change in the activation procedure? Is there a better procedure for me to use, or do I need to start stockpiling OEM cds?

Thanks!!

Tuner

Answer:Activation changes?

it sounds like you did not purchase the retail version and they would know as soon as you gave them the serial
they are cracking down on pirated copies and on oem,now oem can only be sold with a full computer,a cable and a h/d and the like no longer qualifies
http://blogs.msdn.com/mssmallbiz/arc...1/4177790.aspx

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Question: Activation

Hello, Yesterday i bought a Product Key and i tryed to activate my Laptop. I used a usb to make the bootable drive. and installed Windows on this Laptop. And i needed to put the activation code while it was installing. that worked. but now, i have a laptop that is not activated. How do i do this? I hope you guys got enough information, Lesley.

Answer:Activation

Hi Lesley,What is your laptop model name, product number?Did your laptop come with an operating system from factory?Which Windows product key you bought?From where did you buy this from? Is this a Microsoft retail activation key?RegardsVisruth

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Question: XP Activation

I was just informed by Microsoft that I can't activate my copy of XP on both the desktop and laptop. Is there any way around this Communistic Crap?
 

Answer:XP Activation

You can activate the same copy on two different pc's you own , you will however have to buy another license from microsoft to do this.
 

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Question: XP activation

Few weeks ago I installed XP on my machine. Now is asking to to activate. unforunetely I don't have the original. Is there way I can by pass this option?

Answer:XP activation

if you do not have the proper copy to activate, then you are out of luck. You will have to purchase a legal copy.

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Question: re-activation

for various reasons i might re-install xp as many times as necessary.

my question is:

does anyone know how to bypass the annoying re-activation process on the phone with someone i usually cannot understand in a foreign country?
or maybe re-activate on the keyboard somehow?

Answer:re-activation

we cannot help you bypass activation, most of the time you can reactivate online but if you need to call it will tell you and you best call to get it activated.

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Question: xp activation

Hi!

How much time do i have before i can reactivate xp home edition on another pc?

[i installed it on my pc, now i want to install it on my second pc, what will happen if i'll click the activation "keys icon" on my 2nd pc?]
 

Answer:xp activation

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win 7 instaled , wont let me do enything. says need activation?

Answer:no win 7 activation key

What happens when you try & activate it? Some OEM reinstalls don't require you to put the activation key in during the install but they still need activating, & occasionally you need to re-input the key from the CoA sticker. Incidentally, a few laptops I've come across, the manufacturer has put the CoA in the battery compartment, underneath the battery, so it doesn't get worn off."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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Question: Activation key

Hello
I have a legal win8pro DVD given with my old hp laptop and I want to install it on my new hp laptop. But I do not know the product key. So how can I find out its key or obtain new one?

Thank you.

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I have a Desktop PC which I upgraded to Win10 with no problems. I also have a Laptop, HP ProBook which was also offered to upgrade to 10 which I did and gave to my daughter.

She attends University away from home, and I never had a chance to look at the laptop much. She graduated this week and came back home and I took a look at My/her laptop and found out, much to my surprise that Win10 never activated on it.

The original account, in which the previous Windows version was upgraded is still present on laptop, (my account), so I tried to activate from there and it was not possible.

The original license is no where to be found on the computer, i.e. sticker, but I do have the DVD to upgrade to Win 8.1 from Win 7 that came with it, which I never did.

I thought of using the credentials of the account in my desktop to create a new one in laptop, Microsoft account, but I am reluctant to do so, as I don't know how that would impact my desktop.

So my question is:

How to activate Win10 on laptop at this point?. If a reinstall Win 8.1 will it recuperate my previous license, (doubt it). Can I use the Microsoft account in my desktop on laptop at the same time and try to activate?.

Is there any other way to activate? Calling Microsoft maybe...

Thank you very much in advance for your sugestions

Answer:Win 10 No Activation

Check the OEM edition of the laptop.. run ShowKey first to check the edition - click the keys shown, to mask them ( then screenshot or save the txt file and paste the result here)

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Question: XP Activation

This is my first post guys so be gentle.
This topic has proberly been covered so here it goes

Got a pre installed copy of xp every 3 days it keeps asking me for the activation key, I go through the usual process phone Microsoft. I have changed the motherboard and added more Ram, new drives but the operating system is still the same. Now I think it might be either 3 things.

Faulty Ram

Cmos battery ( not sure on that one)

Software problem

When it is running I am also getting connectivity problems limited on no connection error. I am using the netgear wireless usb adapter which works fine I have tested it. But the software that comes with it wont run it runs in the background but I have no visual interface. Now here is the killer this pc is a emachines370 pile of **** hence the change in the motherboard but the copy of xp is legal which came pre installed. So the big question is can some body shed some light on this problem because I dont know how many times you can ring Microsoft.

Cheers Guys.

Welshdude

Answer:XP Activation

Actually, since you changed the motherboard, the XP license is no longer valid.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/arti...uld-i-buy.html

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So,

I had Win 8.1 retail on my machine, updated it to W10.
Now I swapped the mobo and trying to activate W10 again.
It won't accept my old serial...is there a way to activate it? I thought retail (not OEM) versions could be transferred to a new build as long as they are removed from the previous build?

Answer:Activation with old key?

Actually, the way I had done it was wrong; I had used the ShowKeyPlus to reveal what was my original code and that was all wrong. Found the original serial and everything is fine, Windows activated :-)

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Question: XP Activation

Hi folks,

I just bought a SONY Vaio GRZ630 Notebook computer with WinXP installed.

I temporarily hooked it into my home network to zip on over to Microsoft and get my XP activated so it doesn't up and die in 30 days. Well....in looking around, there is no activation icon in the systems tray and there is no activation listing under

Start/
Programs/
Accesories/
System Tools

Which, BTW, the XP help center said there would be such things.....

So....what gives? Is this Notebook immune from activation thingy stuff? It gives the appearance of already being activated, but I can't tell for sure. Also....as added info....when I first turned the machine on, I was fully prepared to enter in the Product ID code like I have done with other Windows installs....but with this one...it just went through some SONY screens and dropped me on the desktop, ready to go.

Thanks.
 

Answer:XP Activation

Some computers like Gateways that come with a system restore disk have a volume licensed modified version of XP, most likely the disk won't work on any other PC since the registry key that activates it is somewhere on the CD and is tied to that particular hardware. No, it doesn't need activation. Like I said, there is a reg file on the disk that is installed when you run the restore disk that ativates it.

I actually feel manufacturers are short-changing people by these restore disks. I mean, you bought the CD, you should be able to use it on any PC you want to. They prevent piracy I guess.
 

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Question: XP activation

Hi you all.

I have a small question.

I just built a new machine,a e6600 with a p5b delux mobo.
I installed xp using a old cd that i had(just because i havent bought a new xp yest)
I know that this isnt a leagel copy,but i thought that id install it and then i have 30 day to validate it.

bute here comes the problem.

I cant get it validated with the new key.

when i look at the system properties it says oem and dell,and i dont have a dell.
So i think that the cd i used was some kind of coperate version of a dell xp,

now i try to validate it with a key that i know works,that i use at work and have ok to use(its a multi licence key)
But i only get invalid key.

Does the XXXXXX-640-7721335-XXXXX from the system properties have anything to do with the validation?

Cause my com at home has XXXXX-Oem-XXXXXXX-XXXXX.

And if i change that will i be able to activate it?

Thanks in advance

n3m3

Answer:XP activation

we cannot help you with illeagal software problems
closing thread

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Question: XP Activation Help

I recently accidentally wiped my hard drive after trying to restore my master boot record, and I've needed to reinstall Windows. I have a Dell OEM XP SP2 disc laying around and I installed it without a hitch. My problem? It's on an HP. It constantly asks me to activate. Now I know this may be a stupid question, so be gentle. Can I call Microsoft to get it activated without any flak from them? I would call and try, but I'm kind of paranoid that they'll ask a question that will get me busted. I may be a worrywart, but I have to make certain before I call. Thanks for your help in adavnce.

Answer:XP Activation Help

an OEM disc is meant to stay with its original Motherboard..while you can get away with changing out the HDD, it can ONLY be activated with the MoBo it was originally activated with...

in short, no, you cannot activate your copy since you've put it on a different MoBo..AFAIK, you're gonna have to get a new copy of XP...they are usually on sale for around $130 for the OEM version...

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Question: xp activation

Hi,
I was wondering if there is a way that a pc can be reformatted with windows xp without having to activated within 30 days, as that's the message I keep getting after I reformatted my pc. Does windows stop working fter the 30 days if not activated?

Answer:xp activation

after 30 days i believe windows will go into a limited mode of some sort or stops working. u can just activate it over the phone or the internet

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Question: Activation

I completed upgrading to 10.

Here is a pic of the activation status

So Now If I clean install this, It should be activated on its own and I don't have to enter any key rite?

Answer:Activation

wonder if using a general key..

win 7 home to new win 10 home key > -7M9GH-8HVX7

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