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WDS activation ...?

Question: WDS activation ...?

Hi All.
After the last update a week ago , now I have a message asking me to activate windows ..
My windows 8.1 came with the HP laptop and upgraded to 10 about a year ago ..

What is the problem ..? how do I fix this ..?

Thanks .

Answer: WDS activation ...?

Please open a Command Prompt (Admin) or Powershell (Admin) and run:
slmgr /dlv

There will not be any uniquely identifying info in the result, please post the entire result here without blanking anything out and we can help further.

I suspect you probably have an erroneous Windows 10 Home product key installed and it needs to be changed to:
TX9XD-98N7V-6WMQ6-BX7FG-H8Q99

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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
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 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 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 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
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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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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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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: Activation

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-M8JC8-YTC67-FQWDB
Windows Product Key Hash: YHK2MoHFYAookdjFHatAgN3s4z8=
Windows Product ID: 00359-030-5133504-85894
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {7D8DAFD3-EA58-4856-9E0A-9E099BC13917}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130104-1431
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

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Answer:Activation

There is a LOT of data missing from the report.
Please post the FULL UNEDITED report - then we can begin diagnosis.

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I get a message to reactivate WIN764bit after installing a new motherboard, but before I can do it, the message dissapears and I cannot find the ACTIVATION link. Is it hidden on the PC.

Answer:Activation

Win 7 Activation...

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Question: ACTIVATION

windows could't activated so can't personalize the system

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installed new hard drive & reinstalled xp.xp already activated,if i reactivate xp will it stop working

Answer:xp activation

No it will either fail to activate and you will be given a number to ring or it will go through without any problems. If you have to ring the number just tell them you have re-installed the OS and they will let you though to the automated system that will give you a code to enter. Did it 3 times in a day once.

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Question: Win 7 activation

I am upgrading a winxp dell laptop to win 7. The license is legit, I bought a new work system with a win 7 ultimate license and downgraded it to xp using my old xp license and wanted to use the win license to upgrade my home laptop, in effect swapping the licenses on both machines. I did a clean install on the home system, formatted the drive, the install appears to have gone correctly but never asked for the new license. When I try to enter the license manually it keeps telling me there is a problem and to call Microsoft and register over the phone. I would rather figure out what the problem is and get it corrected. I think the way I installed win 7 on my home system wasn't the best way to do it but at this point I'm not sure what the best next steps should be.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Win 7 activation

does it say it needs to be activated?

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Question: xp activation ?

This is not a pirate question. I installed a new mobo in a dell comp and xp went to the blue screen of death. I reinstalled xp and thought when I go to activate xp , it would deny because it had been registered already.I typed in the key off of the dell case and it activated without any problems at all. Can someone explain the rules about activation to me ? I have two rigs running xp and both have crashed. but I only had to reactivate one of them. One crash was from a virus and the other was lightning.

Answer:xp activation ?

You need at least 1-3 major hardware changes, for activation not to work online(to activate it you need to talk to a microsoft rep.). They also track the cpu-id. Since your using the same cpu and your computer has had only 1 change it should be fine.

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So I am wondering about Pros/Cons of activation (not prirate version but just leaving as not activated). This would seem to be a way to stop the forced updates (for Home version). I understand the watermark is gone (from Win7/8 days), and you lose updates (which is good IMHO), but do you lose any other functionality by leaving unactivated/non-genuine (even though you have legit key)

Answer:On Activation (vs not)

chemie said:

So I am wondering about Pros/Cons of activation (not prirate version but just leaving as not activated). This would seem to be a way to stop the forced updates (for Home version). I understand the watermark is gone (from Win7/8 days), and you lose updates (which is good IMHO), but do you lose any other functionality by leaving unactivated/non-genuine (even though you have legit key)



If asking about Windows Activation there's 2 things to keep in mind, one is that with a clean install you usually have 30 days but with a reinstall you might get only 3 days [have run into that several times]. Activation is required at some point or risk reduced functionality, have not seen a list of what that reduction comprises.

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Question: fsx activation

how does one change fsx from trial to activated. it was downloaded but something went wrong somewhere any ideas and help appreciated.
 

Answer:fsx activation

how does one change fsx from trial to activatedClick to expand...

I have no idea what fsx is.
Is it a program or game that you have to pay for and that you have been using during a time-limit trial period?
it was downloaded but something went wrongClick to expand...

Where did you download it from?

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I had to upgrade my laptop because Win 7 got so many errors on it and I couldn't fix it. So to make a long story short I upgraded to Win 8 Pro x64.

Since I don't have a legit key activation fails, but I want to buy it and when I click on the buy it link it says I have to go to a retailer.

My question is how can I buy a license? If I wait until late Oct. will it work then? How long can I wait with not activating it? I don't want to ge locked out.

It is Win 8 Pro Build 9200, don't think it is MSDN.

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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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Hello I would like to know where cqn i buy an activation key for windows 7 Ultimate.?

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Question: xp pro activation

my boss let me use and install her xp pro on computer to be used for remote connection.Now the activation by microsoft says it has been activated more than the required times.Can I revert to Xp home . I don't want to pay the license for just this use.do you know if the product will reverse to the initial installation after the period of 25 days activation will expire.thanks

Answer:xp pro activation

The XP license is one disk - one PC. So you and your boss have been naughty. Phone Microsoft.

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Question: xp activation

i have just purchased xp pro and have installed it as a upgrade on my system running xp when i did the final boot to xp pro there was no activation icon in the task bar is this ok i presume i dont have to activate because i already have a legal copy of 98 help much appreciated

Answer:xp activation

Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Activate Windows

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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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Question: Win 10 Activation

I have had my G62 for aeveral years running Win 7. I tried on several occasions to use the auotomatic upgrade to Win 10 by clicking on the in the bottom tool bar, it just would never work and always restored my Win 7 ! I then created a USB Win 10 and did a clean install which worked. However it is not activated, When I try using my Win 7 Product key it gives an error 0x80041204. I contacted Microsoft Support and they say that the key is blocked and because it is an OEM Win 7, I must contact the Supplier. Please help.

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When I booted my PC this morning, I got a message saying that the hardware had changed and I had to reactivate Win XP. Well, the hardware hadn't changed, but I attempted to do the activation. The activation window opened, but the normal activation info did not appear. Instead, the hard drive is constantly busy and msoobe.exe is using about 30% of the CPU and this goes on forever. (Forever being at least 10 minutes in this case). I've tried it multiple times with the same result.

Everything appears to be fine on the hard drive and all applications work properly. I've always accepted the installation of the latest XP maintenance and am at SP3 level. Any idea as to how to proceed? I have the 888-571-2048 activation number, but when you call that they assume you can get the activation window open and see the options available. Maybe if I had left the activation loop run for a few hours it might have eventually presented me with the proper screen?
 

Answer:Win XP Activation help!!

It may be a virus. Your windows activation data is stored in your C:\WINDOWS\system32\wpa.dbl along with other stuff. That may have become corrupted, so I would suggest using a virus scanner first to assure that's not the case.
 

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Question: activation

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this question maybe someone could point me to the right direction? have been on with microsoft answer tech and he tells me "I see, I have checked the product key that
you have and it is under Windows 7 Ultimate and its under MSDN, meaning to say that you need to contact MSDN technical team in order for them to activate this license."
How do I reach the technical team?

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Question: SP2 and activation

I have also put this on the SP2 forum.I recently installed win xp home. Before activating I thought I would install SP2 disk from ms but it wont let me. Does xp have to be activated before I can install sp2? If yes can I install sp1 without activation. Obviously I want to ensure I am secure before going on the net.

Answer:SP2 and activation

Probably, because SP2 checks your product key for validity. You need to have SP1 and SP1a installed before going online to activate. There is no problem with them.

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Question: 8.1 activation

I already entered my product key but still my windows 8.1 is not activated. Why is that so?

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Question: XP Activation

Are we allowed to install Win XP on a second partition of the same computer & activate it?I've been trying XP with sp2 this way for a few days. Will it allow updates to both activations?

Answer:XP Activation

Been running it un-activated that is to clear a point.

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Question: cd x activation

Hi Guys Chegs Kindly sent me a cd x rescue but pcadvisor were unable to help with the activation code has anybody by chance still got the code it came on a pcadvisor cover disc thanks Kopite

Answer:cd x activation

Good program this!ID = 3753603 Password = 33067

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Several months ago, I gave a computer running Win 7 to a troubled friend. I have reason to believe she pawned it and lost it, but cannot get in touch with her to verify this. If I am correct, and if the pawn shop wiped the drive prior to reselling it (as I would imagine they did), then I could sell that copy of Windows or use it on another machine.

Is there any way to determine whether my product key is currently in use on another machine?

Answer:Is my Win 7 Activation key in use?

If the w7 was installed on the PC at the factory, ex. Dell, eMachines, etc, the key can't be used on another machine in any condition.

I doubt if a pawn shop would go to the trouble of wiping a drive, they don't really care, unless law requires it in some states.

I can't find a way to check to see if the key is in use. One way would be to install and enter the key after installing to see if it will activate.

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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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Windows XP is telling me it needs activation within the next 3 days for some reason.  I have the XP product key but it when i enter the product key nothing happens.  The product key is good.  We even tried to load Windows 98 on one occasion and Windows 2000 but the pc would not accept those either with their respective proper product keys. Any ideas because it appears in 3 days i will be without a computer.  Thanks

Answer:T40 XP says needs activation?

We called Microsoft and the person who helped us said " it is an IBM problem". Microsoft made sure we had the correct product key and the T40 wouldn't accept it. It just reverted back to XP and that pop up note that says activation required within 3 days. It's a T40-2373.

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Question: Activation

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

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My pc was running so terrribly slow--I tried everything; updates, virus scan, windows tools, mr fixit, nothing worked. Finally i read on this forum I should do repair. Disks lost long time ago, I downoad win 7 from this site link, installed on directory and ran "repair" to simply repair my win 7 pro already on my pc. Seems to have fixed something--running my better. But now is shutting down because want avtivation (money). I jst wanted to FIX win 7 pro that was already on my pc--not buy again. Contacted Microsoft help, chatted with some guy from another country, asked for help and he said it would take him MORE THAN AN HOUR and I would have to pay him but gave me no final price. I said no--probably win7 caused this problem in the first place. (Just look at this forum...it's insane the problems).

I need to get my old activation back. Have old system restore disk. Can I do reset to previous time? I can't afford to buy again. I have found an old win 7 ultimate disk from previous pc. Please help. All my files and directories are intact--did NOT do install, only repair. I said sure activate, thinking it would take my old serial number. Now it is shutting down. No wonder everyone hates this...

Answer:win 7 activation help

ok, I read the instructions, will comply. Saw all the views without any reply and figured something is up. Still desperately need help--don't know if pc will allow me to do all this. Screen is black and it says activation period has expired. I am typing this on another, ancient pc--surprised it is still usable. But will try to do all this from corrupted pc.

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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: Win 7 Activation

Hi, can you help an old gimmer? I purchased a copy of Win 7 on Ebay back in July. I was taken to hospital on the day that I received it. So I was not able to install it until last week. The activation failed and said the code was not genuine, (although it is on the box); the buyer is no longer on Ebay and I have no way of contacting him/her. So is there any work around, or do I have to bite the bullet and buy another version???? Anticipating your replies, LFU2

Answer:Win 7 Activation

The product key should be on the Windows cover, inside the plastic box.

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I just installed Windows 10 in a computer with a new hard drive. I used a Microsoft DVD. During installation I was never asked for a license key. After installation, I checked activation and it said "Windows 10 is activated with a digital entitlement" What gives? Thanks

Answer:Activation

What copy of Windows did the machine originally ship with?  If it had 8 originally then 10 has probably picked up the 8 key from the UEFI and used that to get the free upgrade to 10.

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Question: XP Activation

If I do a completely new re-install of Windows XP do I have to do another activation of the operating system? If I have to do this how many times am I allowed to do it?

Answer:XP Activation

Yes you do. More often than people think. I think its once every 90 or 120 days or so....

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Question: xp activation ?

if i legally purchase a 2nd hand xp disc liecence and activation code, what happens if the seller is still using it on his system, will i still be able to register or ? thanksalan

Answer:xp activation ?

This would still be illegal becuase the other user is still using the operating system. You installing it on your drive would mean there are 2 of the same copies. I not sure whether you will be able to activate it becuase windows produces a Computer ID number and according to your configuration, the Number won't match the one the other user registered.whenever you activate, you give Microsoft the id number. If you register now, Microsft will see two different ID (2 different computers) and won't give you an activation number.I'm not too sure about this, I'm just saying what I think. Hopefully someone can confirm this.

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Hiya,

We have a machine at work which originally had windows 7 64bit home installed on it. We upgraded via the upgrade assistant thing to professional for office use. The upgrade assistant gave us a new activation code.

I was wondering if I can use the original disk and original activation code to install on a separate machine at home which I have recently upgraded to a 64 bit system - will the os activate?

I thought it would be a good idea to check if this is possible rather than go right ahead and purchase a new 64 bit os for my new home system. Maybe it is a call to Microsoft?

Thanks for any help its appreciated)

Answer:Help with activation.

Hello Quantumk, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. Since this is an upgrade copy and not a full retail copy purchased, it would violate the EULA to continue using the product key of the Windows you upgraded from.

In addition, if the 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium came preinstalled on an OEM computer, then you will also not be able to activate it's key on another computer since it is permanently tied to the motherboard of the OEM computer and will not activate on any other computer or motherboard.

Sorry,
Shawn

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i need to get around from activating windows, how do i do that
 

Answer:how do u get around activation

maze said:



i need to get around from activating windows, how do i do thatClick to expand...

Buy a licence
 

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Question: XP activation

hi,
i recieved this popup on my XP home edition startup.
It says :
" This copy of windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on.
Do you want to activate Windows now?"
i tried clicking "yes" and "No" it does not allow me to logon.
the PC is a standalone.
any help?
thanks
 

Answer:XP activation

Call Microsoft, they have an 800 number for activation issues.
 

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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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Question: XP Activation

Hi
I am working on a recent compaq running xp hm sp 2 - evidentally after the owner did a windows update, the fit hit the shane, so to speak, and had no backup. they also had no xp cd. I have a similar dell cd, xp home sp 2.

To make a long story short, the owner does not want to lost data, so I thought I might be able to use my cd. I feel like the liscencing issue should not be a problem because each pc has its own seperate coa sticker on the case and they run the same operating system.

If everyone agrees that the existing liscenses are fine, maybe you can set my on the right path for the next part:

I thought to recover windows using the xp cd. after booting off the cd, then repairing the operating system, it wants me to activate. the ethernet does not appear to be working, but the modem does. xp tries to dial in to verify, but does not receive a confirmation. It then gives me the option to telephone in to verify. This is an automated process, with no-one to speak with other than the "operator" - evidentially a computer based menu.
the compaq, having appeared to successfully repair itself, offers an "activation ID" to use over the phone to activate.

Here is the problem. Evidentally the dell cd must not jive with the compaq because it kicks back my "activation ID." Is there a way to talk with a person over there at Microsoft? Or does the owner simply have to buy another CD? Are there any other workarounds? Remember, we... Read more

Answer:XP Activation

First, let me say we will not assist with any type of software piration.

Dell disk should only be used on a Dell System. Compaq should have Restore Disk, if the user does not have them then they should contact Compaq so they can get them.

Other option would be to buy the OEM copy of XP. Using a Dell reinstallation disk is not recommended.

Also, the installation needs to match the COA sticker key, if it doesnt then it needs to be an OEM copy.
 

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Question: Win 8 activation

Hi guys i bought a laptop from Acer and i was offered win 8 when it was due to come out for a special price so i did this and waited till win 8 came out and true to there word Acer sent the win8 disk.

So i installed it but sadly i did not really like it so i wiped the lappy and went back to win 7 so i was rummaging about in the house and i found an old Toshiba lappy satellite L40 14n which runs vista so i sparked the lappy up and re-did the Tosh but for some strange reason i am suddenly getting loads of stuff that never used to happen ie not allowing me to update stuff or install for example Adobe flash.

So i thot i would fire the win 8 on the Toshiba which works fine and dandy (so far) but it came up that this license key is already being used on another PC which i take it will be the Acer i had it on originally, so what i am thinking how can i get the win 8 to activate on the Toshiba or can this not be done as it's been used on my Acer laptop.

If i can get it activated on the Toshiba i will probably just format it so it has only win 8 on it instead of the dual boot option but i do not want to totally wipe it before i know i can activate win 8 because that will get rid of the recovery option for Vista but tbh if it's doing those things i mentioned i do not really see the point in worrying about that.

All i really want to do is to use the Toshiba so i can log in and watch Now Tv from sky to which i subscribe for the movies so if i could just use it for this option using w... Read more

Answer:Win 8 activation

Hi, I understand that you are having a problem with licensing and activation. Contact the helpdesk and they may be able to deregister the serial from your other computer so you can use it in your Toshiba !

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Question: XP re-activation

After a RAM defect, my recovery disc would not function. System would not boot. With defective RAM replaced, and still not booting, I replaced the Hard drive -incredibly cheap now - and did a clean re-install using an OEM Windows disk purchased for another machine. All went well, & the licence code for this machine was accepted.It does demand reactivation, which is 'not available' on-line. Am I likely to have a problem, since this machine was originally a 'volume manufacture' with only a 'recovery' disk?

Answer:XP re-activation

Shouldn't be a problem; call MS and use the automated service via phone.

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Question: XP Activation

I'm going to fit a bigger hard drive which will require a fresh XP install. The system components will be the same ones, apart from the new drive. Will the current saved wpa.bak & wpa.dbl files be acceptable to the XP activation still?

Answer:XP Activation

Depends on which parts of the PC the activation registers against and how many changes have been made since activation.I suggest you download XPinfo click here which will tell you much more.

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Question: XP activation

Hello Geeks
I finally seem to be running XP without a hitch with a 533 Celeron Processor.
I upgraded to 256 RAM (the most allowed). I changed the PS2 mouse to a serial mouse and changed the FAT32 file system to NTFS. Anyway when I upgrade how do I install the XP onto another HDD. How does that work? Can I activate the XP again after I upgrade to a different system if it was the same copy of XP? Am I stuck with this copy of XP on this computer?
Is it a one time deal?
Thanks
 

Answer:XP activation

No it's not a 1 time deal. You will have to activate it over the phone. This is such a grey area though. Microsoft haven't said anything officially about installing XP on more than one system.
They even ask you now when you activate it "have you installed this on any other machines"? You simply have to reply "no".
 

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I think I am on the verge of this being not allowed but I do have a problem. I have a rebuilt compaq thta is supposed to have a windows vista but I preferred the xp and had a problem with viruses so did numerous reinstalls of my xp with no issues. But I did not get completely rid of my virus so had it professionally reformated.

when he brought it back, he brought back my disks and said he did not use my disks but i should just go ahead and activate during the next five days. I have tried repeatedly to activate but I don't get approved. the telephone system is just a electronic voice and when i put in that other code they say that is no good.

No i did check my code with the magic jelly bean and I do have the right code and it is registered to me but it is xp and not the vista that was with this machine and what is on the case.

So does anyone know of a phone number where I can reach microsoft without paying a fee or do i need to get the vista activated and then go back to xp or something.

I also have microsoft office from my daughters online school and it would not accept that key either and in fact i can't get the puter to look at anything from the cd drive. I do have a work around for getting online but i am unable to access my hard drive and am only able to do online stuff. I need to access my puter.

any ideas would be appreciated. i do have a couple bids in for the windows 7 on ebay but am afraid to do the upgrade cause i am afraid it wont work cause of this ... Read more

Answer:not sure, i need help with activation of xp

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Question: CD activation key

I bought an XDA, and it included Outlook for free. I installed it onto my PC. Only problem is that my PC gave up the ghost and I had to buy a new one. I tried to install Outlook, whereupon it requested the key from the CD case, which I have since lost. Anyone got any ideas on where I could possibly get hold of the key. If I succeed in getting my old PC to work again could I get it off that?Cheers

Answer:CD activation key

Contact Microsoft.

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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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Question: Activation?

Hi,

Does anybody know if MS are going to continue with their activation scheme, as in XP?

Answer:Activation?

More than likely as it seems to be working (at least from Microsoft's standpoint) with XP. I would think that it will probably be an even more secure anti-piracy measure also.

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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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Hi
I have been running Windows 8, with media pack, in 32 bit mode for the last two months without problems.

I have now done a clean install with formatted drive of windows 8 in 64 bit mode. All went well and activation was a success. However the USB network adapter is giving serious problems and a suitable driver appears not to be available. Briefly the whole system locked up and I did a reinstall, which was successful. Trying to find a suitable driver again caused problems so the USB adapter was taken out and a refresh done. The network was then cable connected, which is okay. However on trying to activate it now returns that the activation key is in use on another computer and I have to buy another key. It wont give me the option to activate by phone.

I understood you could reinstall as many times as needed on the same computer, or does changing from 32 bit to 64 bit override that. If so how come I have done the exact same thing on my laptop with no problems. Unless anyone can suggest an answer I guess it is a call to customer support. I would appreciate your views.

Answer:activation

I use Download DriverMax and update your Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 drivers to update my drivers.

If one I choose is the wrong one, it tells me so & offers other drivers.

In the free version you can download & install 2 drivers per day.

30 day license is $10 US with unlimited downloads.

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how to activate my microsoft word /excel/powerpoint/ ....im not familair in this issue could u help me theres a question im must need to enter the product key but i don"t know how to find that.... please guide me to fix this. This is a new laptop actually. thanks

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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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Hi, I have recently reinstalled Win 7 in my Lenovo S 10 -2. My keyboard is not working properly and I am using an external USB keboard, so there is no "Fn" key to activate my web cam. As the web cam is not activated, windows does not detect it and I can not install the driver. My question: Is there another way to activate the web cam alternate to the tipical shortcut Fn + Esc ? Thanks.

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Ok, Well I have recently used the recovery cd to install a new verson of windows but it won't allow me to activate my windows XP Home Edition computer. It says Because i have already used my key too many times. And i have recovered my windows many times so that is the reason, but can anyone help me to activate it so it will work? I only have about 15 days left before i loose control of my computer. Any idea guys?

Thanks for the help!
I REALLY need it!!

-Moneenfan
 

Answer:Help With Activation Of XP!

All you need to do is cal the telephone number on the activation screen and explain to the tech that answers the phone. depending on how good your explanation is will either get you a new authorization or a refusal. If refused they will sell you a new product ID for somewhere between $100.00 and $200.00 depends one what version of Windows you need.

This is the only thing that you can do.
 

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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: OEM Activation

Can someone explain to me, what the editor meantWhen he says that OEM copies of XP don?t useActivation, Page 91 June PCAdvisor.I bought an OEM copy of XP Home from a computer fair.I clicked the icon to Activate while I was on line,Nothing happened, except I don?t get reminded to Activate anymore.Am I Activated, or did I waste my time?

Answer:OEM Activation

my Son's new laptop came pre-loaded with XP home and Works Suite 2003, both OEM.They both had to be activated. He didn't have an ISP at the time, so we did it by phone. j.

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Question: XP Pro Activation

Hi,

the volunteer agency where I work (unpaid) has just been donated three new HP PC's all with XP Pro already installed. In order to provide some level of support I need to install a copy on my home PC. I have the CD with the install code, but every attempt I make to activate it using XPKey.exe from the Blue list fails. Any help would be appreciated.

As to piracy issues, I have been cutting code for thirty years - starting with a paper tape absolute loader for a PDP11/05 in 1974. For me s/w has "always" been licenced on a "user" basis. For PC's as long as there was only ever one user at any point in time then the number of machines was immaterial, and I find this process of locking s/w to a specific machine quite reprehensible, and only possible from a monopolistic entity. Having experienced many many years of M$ predatory business practices I have no respect for how they choose to control the market for their products. Pirates don't just come in small boats, they also come in aircraft carrier corporate battle groups.

Granny Nerd.
 

Answer:XP Pro Activation

Granny, You've been code monkeying as long as I've been alive; and while I completely , totally and thoroughly understand and respect your stand point on piracy, I would like to point out that only the OEM licenses are tied to specific PC's. Retail licenses are per installation and activation may be required depending on what has changed in your PC based on a point system where each hardware component is weighted. Additionally, Major Geeks prides itself in being anti-piracy. We do not sell or promote software that has the ability to hack/crack software for use without payment.

XPKey , in my understanding, is a key generator. This would lead me to believe that you do not have a licensed key. Given that information I humbly request you understand our position on this matter and the fact that we cannot offer you assistance in obtaining use of software illegally regardless of our understanding of MS's monopolistic tendencies.

If Major Geeks can be of further assistance to you in the future, please let us know.

Respectfully,
Jim Losi
 

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i have a symbol asking me to activate my 2007 Microsoft office suite, which I can't understand as windows 7 was pre installed on my acer computer when I bough it roughly 9 years ago help please, cant get rid of the symbol

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Question: 8.1 Activation

I have re-installed Win 8.1 and other programs using the disk image created in Windows. Under PC and Devices-PC info it tells me "Activation - Windows is activated". When I go to Lock Screen (for example) the message on the screen is"You need to activate Windows before you can personalise your PC". When I try to actvate Windows the message is always "Windows can't activate. Try again later". I believe that this may be why Windows will no longer install updates. I have been to Microsoft 3 times - each time I was told the problem is now fixed but it never has been. I would really appreciate any suggestions.

Answer:8.1 Activation

Did your pc come with windows 8.1 oem? If this is a reinstall have you already set up your account (local or microsoft)?

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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

I have been left a PC which has an illegal Windows XP Pro on it. I have now purchased a legal copy, but do not want to format and start again. Can I use the new activation code for my existing circumstance and make it a legal copy?

Answer:XP activation

I would say no it wouldn't accept the valid activation key onto an illegal copy.

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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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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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I have XP on a pc. I want to put the XP on another pc and use ME on this one. The XP has already been activated so can this be done?
thanks andy
 

Answer:de-activation of xp

This was taken frommicrosoft's knowlage base

Can I transfer a license to another computer?

Consumers should use the terms of their license agreements to determine if it is permitted to transfer a license to another computer. If a transfer is permitted by the license agreement, the product has to be removed from the computer on which it was first installed. Users may have to complete the activation on the new computer by placing a call to the Microsoft Activation Center.
 

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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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Question: XP Activation

Hi Folks, Happy New Year,I have a legitimate copy of XP Home but being a bit a of fiddler I am always formating and re-intstalling my copy of XP Home upgrade edition, yes, I have to intall 98SE first. After my latest format I re-installed everything, I know, I know, I must be crazy, some people drink, some people gamble, I just fdisk and format!! I'm a fidler. Anyway.... I have just tried to activate my copy of XP Home and I get a message telling me I have done it too many times, what happens now after the 30 days? I am not buying another copy, the only other option I can see is the illegal one!! Help!

Answer:XP Activation

phone MS

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Hi, I am giving a XP Home OEM PC to a friend. It has been lying idle for months so I had to put a new MoBo battery in. It still has original HDD and hardware etc and activated in my name. I reformatted the drive and installed the OS in my friends name. Can I reactivate it at my BB connection or up at his house. I know I will have to phone Micro$oft to do this. Also if/when activated can I install M$ updates as he is on dial-up. TIA..Jean

Answer:Win XP re-activation

Yes.

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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: 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: xp activation

I have just bought a 2nd hand laptop for my fathers xmas but xp has 30 days to be activated. Niow how do i do this without net access ?? I was thinking of buying a card so i could use it via my broadband connection at home or can i do it from my pc via ms webpage? it is a genuine copy of windows in case you ask. Thanks

Answer:xp activation

There will be a freephone number on the screen. Just ring and follow instructions.

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Question: DSL activation!

hi allmy sister has a problem getting dsl enabled. she is in an active area and has contacted an ISP and has been told that a DSL connection is already active on that line.i think the problem is that the people who lived there before her had a DSL line but didn't de-activate it, so obviously she can't create another one.BT say she needs to contact the ISP that provided the connection before they can do anything to connect her, but, because it was the previous tenants, she doesn't know them and so cannot find out who the ISP is!!any ideas on how to gain this info would be most appreciated.

Answer:DSL activation!

If your sister has taken over the line, BT should be in a position to tell her who the ISP is.The only other way I can think of is to connect a modem and see who it tries to connect to.

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Question: no activation

did you get no activation option?sorted it for you.

Answer:no activation

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Question: activation

hi

by what i understand if i do upgrade Microsoft stays with my id, later if i do a clean install i can activate.
so far so good

In case of laptops with windows 8 that key is on bios.

if i do a fresh install of windows 10 will i do the activation with no problems ?

Answer:activation

In the case of the laptop you have to upgrade from a qualifying OS(7,8.1) then you can perform a clean instillation/activation.

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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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Question: XP Activation

I was cleaning & found an unopened package that contains my XP Pro SP2b English 1pk DSP CD,
can I activate this on a new/clean HD?

Answer:XP Activation

If unused YES.

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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: 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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Ok so this laptop i have does the activation is required upon login. I click yes to tell it to bring the activation window up and it logs off. IT isn't beyond the 30 days. I did a repair install and its still doing the same thing. You guys have any ideas?
 

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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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