Activate ####s XP PRO

Posted: 01-22-2009, 03:16 AM

I bought my grandkids a nice starter computer for Christmas . It had Wi
2000 on it from new . With the computer I also got a Win XP Pro disc an
COA . I installed the XP pro and noticed the "activate within 30 days
notice . I gave them the computer thinking and not knowing that you d
need to activate XP . I never knew they changed things so you mus
activate . I have not looked at the computer yet but daughter told m
they can't get to windows now (30 days expired) . Evidently you need t
get an activation key to be able to use the system I installed . I don'
know anything about the XP PRO disc I got with the computer , other tha
it is in a big folder with manuals and also an OFFICE Pro disc . Th
computer is NOT connected to internet yet .
Questions : 1: Should I try to get ativated by phone ?
2: Should I try to get an activation code elsewhere ?
3: Is there a way around activating XP ?
4: Is there a way for me to go back to the Win 2000 (
have discs)
Please feel free to PM me . Thank


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Activate ####s XP PRO


Responses to "Activate ####s XP PRO"

Pool
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RE: Activate ####s XP PRO
Posted: 01-22-2009, 03:45 AM
Hi,

Look for the product key on the cover of windows xp cd you got.Hope this
will help.

"bemmer" wrote:
>
> I bought my grandkids a nice starter computer for Christmas . It had Win
> 2000 on it from new . With the computer I also got a Win XP Pro disc and
> COA . I installed the XP pro and noticed the "activate within 30 days "
> notice . I gave them the computer thinking and not knowing that you do
> need to activate XP . I never knew they changed things so you must
> activate . I have not looked at the computer yet but daughter told me
> they can't get to windows now (30 days expired) . Evidently you need to
> get an activation key to be able to use the system I installed . I don't
> know anything about the XP PRO disc I got with the computer , other than
> it is in a big folder with manuals and also an OFFICE Pro disc . The
> computer is NOT connected to internet yet .
> Questions : 1: Should I try to get ativated by phone ?
> 2: Should I try to get an activation code elsewhere ?
> 3: Is there a way around activating XP ?
> 4: Is there a way for me to go back to the Win 2000 (I
> have discs)
> Please feel free to PM me . Thanks
>
>
>
>
> --
> bemmer
>
Pool
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RE: Activate ####s XP PRO
Posted: 01-22-2009, 03:48 AM
One more thing after you find the product key you can activate it online

"Pool" wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Look for the product key on the cover of windows xp cd you got.Hope this
> will help.
>
> "bemmer" wrote:
>
> >
> > I bought my grandkids a nice starter computer for Christmas . It had Win
> > 2000 on it from new . With the computer I also got a Win XP Pro disc and
> > COA . I installed the XP pro and noticed the "activate within 30 days "
> > notice . I gave them the computer thinking and not knowing that you do
> > need to activate XP . I never knew they changed things so you must
> > activate . I have not looked at the computer yet but daughter told me
> > they can't get to windows now (30 days expired) . Evidently you need to
> > get an activation key to be able to use the system I installed . I don't
> > know anything about the XP PRO disc I got with the computer , other than
> > it is in a big folder with manuals and also an OFFICE Pro disc . The
> > computer is NOT connected to internet yet .
> > Questions : 1: Should I try to get ativated by phone ?
> > 2: Should I try to get an activation code elsewhere ?
> > 3: Is there a way around activating XP ?
> > 4: Is there a way for me to go back to the Win 2000 (I
> > have discs)
> > Please feel free to PM me . Thanks
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > bemmer
> >
bemmer
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Re: Activate ####s XP PRO
Posted: 01-22-2009, 04:46 AM

Pool;3248058 Wrote:
> One more thing after you find the product key you can activate i
> online
>
> "Pool" wrote:
> -
> Hi,
>
> Look for the product key on the cover of windows xp cd you got.Hop
> this
> will help.
>
> "bemmer" wrote:
> -
>
> I bought my grandkids a nice starter computer for Christmas . It ha
> Win
> 2000 on it from new . With the computer I also got a Win XP Pro dis
> and
> COA . I installed the XP pro and noticed the "activate within 30 day
> "
> notice . I gave them the computer thinking and not knowing that yo
> do
> need to activate XP . I never knew they changed things so you must
> activate . I have not looked at the computer yet but daughter tol
> me
> they can't get to windows now (30 days expired) . Evidently you nee
> to
> get an activation key to be able to use the system I installed .
> don't
> know anything about the XP PRO disc I got with the computer , othe
> than
> it is in a big folder with manuals and also an OFFICE Pro disc . The
> computer is NOT connected to internet yet .
> Questions : 1: Should I try to get ativated by phone ?
> 2: Should I try to get an activation code elsewhere ?
> 3: Is there a way around activating XP ?
> 4: Is there a way for me to go back to the Win 2000 (I
> have discs)
> Please feel free to PM me . Thanks
>
>
>
>
> --
> bemmer
> --
They don't have internet yet . Is it OK by phone


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Mick Murphy
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RE: Activate ####s XP PRO
Posted: 01-22-2009, 05:32 AM
If you are not yet online, you can tale the phone activation option tha it
gives you.
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"bemmer" wrote:
>
> I bought my grandkids a nice starter computer for Christmas . It had Win
> 2000 on it from new . With the computer I also got a Win XP Pro disc and
> COA . I installed the XP pro and noticed the "activate within 30 days "
> notice . I gave them the computer thinking and not knowing that you do
> need to activate XP . I never knew they changed things so you must
> activate . I have not looked at the computer yet but daughter told me
> they can't get to windows now (30 days expired) . Evidently you need to
> get an activation key to be able to use the system I installed . I don't
> know anything about the XP PRO disc I got with the computer , other than
> it is in a big folder with manuals and also an OFFICE Pro disc . The
> computer is NOT connected to internet yet .
> Questions : 1: Should I try to get ativated by phone ?
> 2: Should I try to get an activation code elsewhere ?
> 3: Is there a way around activating XP ?
> 4: Is there a way for me to go back to the Win 2000 (I
> have discs)
> Please feel free to PM me . Thanks
>
>
>
>
> --
> bemmer
>
Peter Foldes
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Re: Activate ####s XP PRO
Posted: 01-22-2009, 05:49 AM
Use the phone activation method

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"bemmer" <bemason2004XXXX@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bemmer.3bd9fe0@pcbanter.net...
>
> I bought my grandkids a nice starter computer for Christmas . It had Win
> 2000 on it from new . With the computer I also got a Win XP Pro disc and
> COA . I installed the XP pro and noticed the "activate within 30 days "
> notice . I gave them the computer thinking and not knowing that you do
> need to activate XP . I never knew they changed things so you must
> activate . I have not looked at the computer yet but daughter told me
> they can't get to windows now (30 days expired) . Evidently you need to
> get an activation key to be able to use the system I installed . I don't
> know anything about the XP PRO disc I got with the computer , other than
> it is in a big folder with manuals and also an OFFICE Pro disc . The
> computer is NOT connected to internet yet .
> Questions : 1: Should I try to get ativated by phone ?
> 2: Should I try to get an activation code elsewhere ?
> 3: Is there a way around activating XP ?
> 4: Is there a way for me to go back to the Win 2000 (I
> have discs)
> Please feel free to PM me . Thanks
>
>
>
>
> --
> bemmer
Roy Smith
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Re: Activate ####s XP PRO
Posted: 01-22-2009, 03:11 PM

"bemmer" <bemason2004XXXX@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bemmer.3bd9fe0@pcbanter.net...
>
> I bought my grandkids a nice starter computer for Christmas . It had Win
> 2000 on it from new . With the computer I also got a Win XP Pro disc and
> COA . I installed the XP pro and noticed the "activate within 30 days "
> notice . I gave them the computer thinking and not knowing that you do
> need to activate XP . I never knew they changed things so you must
> activate . I have not looked at the computer yet but daughter told me
> they can't get to windows now (30 days expired) . Evidently you need to
> get an activation key to be able to use the system I installed . I don't
> know anything about the XP PRO disc I got with the computer , other than
> it is in a big folder with manuals and also an OFFICE Pro disc . The
> computer is NOT connected to internet yet .
> Questions : 1: Should I try to get ativated by phone ?
> 2: Should I try to get an activation code elsewhere ?
> 3: Is there a way around activating XP ?
> 4: Is there a way for me to go back to the Win 2000 (I
> have discs)
> Please feel free to PM me . Thanks
If you haven't already entered the product key which is on the packaging
somewhere, then enter that into the activation window. Then just call the
toll free number on the activation screen and activate it. It's basically
the same thing that happens when you do it over the internet, it's just not
done automatically and introduces the chance of human error to the process.


Bruce Chambers
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Re: Activate ####s XP PRO
Posted: 01-23-2009, 04:43 AM
bemmer wrote:
> I bought my grandkids a nice starter computer for Christmas . It had Win
> 2000 on it from new . With the computer I also got a Win XP Pro disc and
> COA . I installed the XP pro and noticed the "activate within 30 days "
> notice . I gave them the computer thinking and not knowing that you do
> need to activate XP . I never knew they changed things so you must
> activate . I have not looked at the computer yet but daughter told me
> they can't get to windows now (30 days expired) . Evidently you need to
> get an activation key to be able to use the system I installed . I don't
> know anything about the XP PRO disc I got with the computer , other than
> it is in a big folder with manuals and also an OFFICE Pro disc . The
> computer is NOT connected to internet yet .
> Questions : 1: Should I try to get ativated by phone ?

Since there's no Internet connection, that's really your only option,
isn't it?
> 2: Should I try to get an activation code elsewhere ?
No.
> 3: Is there a way around activating XP ?
Not legitimately.
> 4: Is there a way for me to go back to the Win 2000 (I
> have discs)

Simply boot from the Win2K installation CD. You'll be offered the
opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)



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