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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 .

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Preferred Solution: WDS activation ...?

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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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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
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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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 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 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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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

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Question: XP Activation

I have a lap top running windows XP home the soft ware was preinstalled will i have to activate the product within the 30days or has this already being done if so how do i go about it

Answer:XP Activation

I have a HP laptop with XP home and I have reinstalled at least three times and never have I had it validated. My PC I have to have Validated every time I reinstall.

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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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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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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: 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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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: 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 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 have just installed XP PRO but can't find the Activation anywhere. Usually under system tools but not there. Could it be that it got activated automatically during installation/set up. When Xp was installing I went away to amke a cup of tea. Any info much apprecaited.

Answer:No XP Pro activation?

BTW, updates have downloaded automatically and installed. Is this further evidence that it was activated w/o my knowing during the XP installation process?

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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: 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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How do i upgrade from windows vista to windows 7

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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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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

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: 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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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: 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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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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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 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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Question: Activation

my friend has had to reinstall XP home, (oem )when he tried to activate it by internet,microsoft said it had exceeded the number ofactivations aloud,and he should use another key.does that mean he must buy another disc ?

Answer:Activation

To get another key, yes the only way to do so is to buy another disk.However - I am not aware that there is an "allowed number of activations" - just that too many within a period will necessitate you explaining why to MS.I think you friend should call them again and explain the situation, assuming there's a legitimate reason for an excess number of re-installs.

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Question: activation

My daughter had to reinstall Vista, but she cannot get it activated.In the notification area, she is given choices, if she clicks,Activate over the internet, she gets an error window,Activate by phone, she gets a request to give numbers,In XP one can type in Run, oobe/msoobe /A, and a blue screenGives you the option as above, and if you choose by phoneYou get a line of numbers to tell Microsoft, by pressing them on your phone.She nor I know how to get to that screen in Vista.In Vista if you type oobe/msoobe /A it gives you the installation window

Answer:activation

Vista click here (windows-vista-update.com)You can activate either online or by phone. To activate online you need an Internet connection. Activating by phone requires interacting with an automated phone system.To activate Windows on this computer, do the following: Open Windows Activation by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Computer, clicking Properties, and then clicking Click here to activate Windows now. Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.You can then select the method you want to use to activate.Note If you chose to automatically activate Windows online when you set up your computer, automatic activation begins trying to activate your copy of Windows three days after you log on for the first time.Or is this what you mean/want?To check your Windows activation status, do the following:1. Open System by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.2. Under Windows activation, you can view your activation status. You can also change your product key by clicking Change product key.

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

Answer:Activation key in XP

Quote:





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

I have win 10 on a 500gb hdd (loaded with spamware) and it is activated. I added a 160gb to the system--same motherboard--formatted it then installed win 10--how do I activate this hdd? I would like to clean install on the 500gb hdd but I wanted win 10 on other drive first.

Answer:activation

robert said:

I have win 10 on a 500gb hdd (loaded with spamware) and it is activated. I added a 160gb to the system--same motherboard--formatted it then installed win 10--how do I activate this hdd? I would like to clean install on the 500gb hdd but I wanted win 10 on other drive first.



Settings -> Update & Security -> Activation

What did you do when it asked you for a product key during the installation?

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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: 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

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

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: 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: 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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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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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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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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What's the the telephone number for talking to microsoft about activating your xp?
andy
 

Answer:xp activation tel no

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where is the activation information kept once activated?

Answer:xp activation

Microsoft.

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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: 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 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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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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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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Question: Activation tip

Want to thank all that helped me being able to do a fresh install of 7. To activate your fresh install just type Slui 3 at a Administator command propt and put in the Product key from you Sticker. I am glad that Microsoft is giving respect to those that just want to run the machene and OS that the payed for with hard earned cash.... Now if I can just figure out all these Event Logs... But thats the fun of it all...

Answer:Activation tip

Usually we just type in the key during the install, but I always wait a while before activating

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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: Activation

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: W7 Activation

Hello,Recently I reformatted my Toshiba C660D Hdd ,after a disastrous upgrade to W10. I could not go back to W7 despite being within the 30 days(said files were deleted),and could not gain access to "D" drive where I had both an image and factory reset, so used media recovery usb from Toshiba.Using this I reformatted and re-installed W7 successfully, however this also changed my activation key. Do I need to change it back to original,or should I just leave it as it is.My computer indicates that Windows 7 has activated successfully.Thank You

Answer:W7 Activation

If Windows says it is activated then leave it. The key on the Recovery USB may have been different but still activated Windows.

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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: 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: 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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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: 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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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: 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: 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: 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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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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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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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.

Answer:Win 10 Activation

Operating system is Windows 10 not Server 2003

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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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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

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: ACTIVATION

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I CAN REMOTELY ACCESS ON YOUR DESKTOP OR LAPTOP
YOU MAY GO TO THIS LINK
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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: 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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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: XP activation

If I install XP Pro corporate on the 25th out of 25 machines and this machine then needs to have a re-install, can I activate a 26th time?Canit be done over the internet or is this what M$ has disabled?

Answer:XP activation

Do you mean you have formatted 25 times and installed WinXP?You can format your system as much as you wish and you can still activate Windows. You should be able to activate it over the internet as usual, but Microsoft will stop you from doing this if you keep formatting it, so that you will phone them and they will ask you why you keep formatting. If the reason is genuine, then they will give you a code to type in and allow you to activate Windows over the net again. (They do this for security as someone may be installing Windows onto identical computers and teh activation tool wont know this if they have the same hardware.)

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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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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

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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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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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: 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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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: HP RGS Activation

Hello, I'm running RGS 7.2 Sender and Receiver on HP Z800 Workstations. When I start RGS connection on my receiver I get "Advanced Features Activation Failed" message.  I know the receiver requires internet access for a one-time activation. However, we do not have internet access in our company. We do have a floating licese for RGS ver7.2. Can I use the same floating license to register the receiver?

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Question: XP Activation

My Win XP keeps asking me to activate the product every 3-4 days. when ever i try to log on it comes up with the message windows needs to be activated before you can continue. so i go through the phone activation process reactivate it and then 3 days later i have to do it again.it is a legal version

Answer:XP Activation

are you logged on as 'Administrator' when you are going through the activation process and does it complete properly?

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Question: XP Activation

Got new Tosh laptop with XP HE.1. How do I know if its activated or not, is there a reistry entry or a specific file?2. How do I contact MS to activate?3. Whats their phone number?Thanks David

Answer:XP Activation

Go to Start\Run and type "oobe/ msoobe /a" without the quotes and note the spaces. Windows will tell you whether its activated or not.

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Question: Win XP Activation

I want to build a new pc but i.e. new motherboard, cpu, HDD etc. On my current PC I have XP pro which has been activated. When I build my new PC will I still be able to use the XP Pro that I activated on my old PC?

Answer:Win XP Activation

Yes... But you have to phone up the "activation line" to activate itYou also need to format the old system....

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