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Activating Windows Xp

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dtrulez, Jan 20, 2006.

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  1. dtrulez

    dtrulez Thread Starter

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    I have problem , I have 2 copies of Windows XP and recently have tried to update my Windows ME computer to XP I basically was having trouble with ME and wanted to have all three PCs on the same network using the same OS.

    After wasting so many hours trying to get into Dos in Windows ME, I finally figured out how to format it and now I have installed Windows Xp. Everything went pretty smooth until I get to the Activation Screen.

    I know have 30 days but I want to have this thing working now once and for all. I have tried to activate it over the phone but the automated system rejects the product key. I tried activating over the net and they tell me the same thing.

    The product Key came with the disc. I am in the process of calling Microsoft but I was wondering if anyone knew what could be the problem here?
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Do I understand that you have 2 copies of XP, but they are installed on 3 PC's?

    Can't do that, every PC must have it's own licenced copy. It cannot be installed on more than one PC (or it fails activation).

    However that may not be what you actually mean, it's hard to interpret exactly.

    But if its a new, unused copy of XP that is failing activation then a phone call is needed.
     
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