Problem with activating Windows

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Falconskid007

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Hello All,
Here is my dilemma with activating Windows:
I activated Windows xp about a month ago but just recently it said I have to activate it again.
But each time I click "okay" to activate it again, it takes me to the blank windows desktop of mine and I get a message saying "Windows is already activated" and it kicks me to the log in screen where it gives me the notification to activate windows, again. And when I click "okay" (again), the same thing repeats.
I am stuck in this eternal loop.
I am using a MacBook Pro 15 inch using BootCamp to use windows if that information helps at all.

In advance, thanks for the help

Reinstalling is not an option for me because I am on vacation and I left the installation CD behind.
 

Byteman

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Hi, To use Boot Camp you must use a valid Windows Product Key, that is, one that has not been installed before you put it on the Mac

Valid means a Product Key that has not been activated at any other time.....unless, it was the full Retail version, in that case, you can install it on successive locations, using it on one at a time.

Where did the copy and Product Key come from that you are trying to use? , It sounds like the computer is using the 30 day grace period allowed if you do not Activate Windows at the time of installing.
 
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