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Activate windows xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by timmmmmmmmm, Feb 17, 2013.

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  1. timmmmmmmmm

    timmmmmmmmm Thread Starter

    Feb 17, 2013
    I just got a new computer and when I turn it on, it asks me to activate windows. I say yes and it goes to a blank desktop and gets stuck there. I can open windows in safe mode, but I still can't activate. Any ideas?
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    A "new" computer does not come with Windows XP. It comes with Windows 7 or Windows 8.

    Can you be more specific how and where you obtained that computer?

    What brand name, model name, and model number is it?



    Jan 30, 2007
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    If it came with xp and its brand new to you at least and it needs activated it may not be a genuine copy of windows xp.as was stated above brand new computers havent come with xp in them in years.even if its a used computer it should of been activated for you if its a legit copy of windows xp.
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