Windows XP activation

Posted: 01-10-2004, 11:28 PM
I have re-loaded my windows xp home edition after i had
to replace the motherboard and hard drive due to a power
surge. There is a pop-up at the start up that says that
i need to activate windows xp. When I click the pop-up
it says that it has already been activated. However,
when I restart the computer it says that it still needs
to be activated and at the end of the 30 days it shut me
out completely. I cannot seem to find a number to call
at Microsoft to help and the OEM cannot help me either.
Any suggestions?

Thanks

Windows XP activation


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Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Re: Windows XP activation
Posted: 01-11-2004, 12:13 AM
Call 1-888-571-2048 and have pen and paper ready!

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"Chris" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message:
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| I have re-loaded my windows xp home edition after i had
| to replace the motherboard and hard drive due to a power
| surge. There is a pop-up at the start up that says that
| i need to activate windows xp. When I click the pop-up
| it says that it has already been activated. However,
| when I restart the computer it says that it still needs
| to be activated and at the end of the 30 days it shut me
| out completely. I cannot seem to find a number to call
| at Microsoft to help and the OEM cannot help me either.
| Any suggestions?
|
| Thanks
Steve
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Windows XP Activation
Posted: 06-18-2004, 04:53 PM
I setup Windows XP on my new computer (bought 6/4/04),
and have been using it OK since then. However, I've
noticed in the printed material that came with the
computer, that, if I hadn't already done so during setup,
I have 30 days to "activate" Windows XP, with a warning
that failure to activate will render Windows XP
inoperative.

I don't remember going through any activation process
during setup, and there is no "Activation" item on my
Start menu (which the printed material says should be
there). So, how do I tell if my Windows XP has been
activated, and if it hasn't, how do I do so?
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Re: Windows XP Activation
Posted: 06-18-2004, 05:18 PM
Steve;
Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Activate Windows
It will most likely show as activated since most OEMs are
preactivated.

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"Steve" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I setup Windows XP on my new computer (bought 6/4/04),
> and have been using it OK since then. However, I've
> noticed in the printed material that came with the
> computer, that, if I hadn't already done so during setup,
> I have 30 days to "activate" Windows XP, with a warning
> that failure to activate will render Windows XP
> inoperative.
>
> I don't remember going through any activation process
> during setup, and there is no "Activation" item on my
> Start menu (which the printed material says should be
> there). So, how do I tell if my Windows XP has been
> activated, and if it hasn't, how do I do so?

Jeremy
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Windows XP Activation
Posted: 09-26-2004, 03:23 PM
I upgraded from "Windows 2000 Professional" to "Windows
XP Professional". This was an upgrade, not a full
install.

At the time of upgrade, I did not have a network
connection to perform the activation.

Now, when I logon, I get the 30 day activation message,
which I expected. When I establish an internet
connection and try to perform the activation, by clicking
on the message(as it states), nothing happens.

How do I trigger the activation process??
MAP
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RE: Windows XP Activation
Posted: 09-26-2004, 03:39 PM


"Jeremy" wrote:
> I upgraded from "Windows 2000 Professional" to "Windows
> XP Professional". This was an upgrade, not a full
> install.
>
> At the time of upgrade, I did not have a network
> connection to perform the activation.
>
> Now, when I logon, I get the 30 day activation message,
> which I expected. When I establish an internet
> connection and try to perform the activation, by clicking
> on the message(as it states), nothing happens.
>
> How do I trigger the activation process??
>
Call the phone # that should be dislayed.

To activate Windows XP over the telephone, you can simply call a toll-free*
number displayed on your screen. A customer service representative will ask
for the installation ID number displayed on the same screen, enter that
number into a secure database, and return a confirmation ID to you. Once you
have typed the confirmation ID, the activation process is complete.
Bruce Chambers
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Re: Windows XP Activation
Posted: 09-26-2004, 03:47 PM
Jeremy wrote:
> I upgraded from "Windows 2000 Professional" to "Windows
> XP Professional". This was an upgrade, not a full
> install.
>
> At the time of upgrade, I did not have a network
> connection to perform the activation.
>
> Now, when I logon, I get the 30 day activation message,
> which I expected. When I establish an internet
> connection and try to perform the activation, by clicking
> on the message(as it states), nothing happens.
>
> How do I trigger the activation process??

To manually start the process, click Start > All Programs >
Accessories > System Tools > Activate Windows. Alternatively, Start >
Run > "C:\Windows\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /A."



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windows xp activation
Posted: 10-30-2004, 06:53 PM
Hi,
i downloaded sp2 and it asks me to activate windows. i did it twice over the
phone. still, each time i log on, the system asks me to activate windows. i
have two more days. what should i do???

thanks.
Carey Frisch [MVP]
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Re: windows xp activation
Posted: 10-30-2004, 07:08 PM
Possible Resolution:

Boot into Safe Mode.

Then go to Start > Run and type: regsvr32 regwizc.dll , and hit enter.
Then go again to Start > Run and type: regsvr32 licdll.dll , and hit enter again.

Apparently, and I can't say how, the above files became unregistered.

Also review:

Visit http://www.mcse.ms/message45251.html for troubleshooting
suggestions.

Error Message Cites License-Checking Issue After Upgrade
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;310794

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"adiliat" wrote:

| Hi,
| i downloaded sp2 and it asks me to activate windows. i did it twice over the
| phone. still, each time i log on, the system asks me to activate windows. i
| have two more days. what should i do???
|
| thanks.
Billium
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Windows XP Activation
Posted: 01-27-2005, 01:15 AM
I had to format my hard drive & reinstall Windows XP, now it wants me to
activate. When i try, it says my Product ID is invalid. How do I correct
this?
 
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