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Help with win xp activation

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by moneys2, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. moneys2

    moneys2 Thread Starter

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    I waited the 30 days before activating windows xp (stupid mistake :\)

    I use windows home with service pack 2. I have a cable modem and a router that connects to 2 other computers.

    Anyways when I log on it takes me right to an activation screen. I click on activate on line but windows cannot detect my on line settings. Weird part is surfing the web worked before this activation screen poped up. So i tried calling windows activation support and I gave them my installation ID. But the lady on the phone said it was not a valid number. I even called again and double checked to see if I gave it right. Didn't work.

    Is there now a way to activate windows with out reinstalling windows? (I'd like to keep the files in my documents and microsoft is no help)

    Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    If it is a valid ID, and the disk has never been used on another PC, and is not a copy, then escalate the call.

    Is this a new PC?

    An upgraded installation?

    Some history would help.
     
  3. moneys2

    moneys2 Thread Starter

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    Well this computer is about 2 years old now. I don't have my original xp boot disk so I use my laptops.

    I reformat my hard drive every 6 months to help speed things up. The other 2 times I used my laptop disk it worked. Windows could detect my on line settings and I would just enter my activation code and it worked fine.

    I know the code is valid as i have enetered it before. any ideas? As said* before I'd rather not reinstall windows and lose the files in my documents.
     
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