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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by steve14, Jul 20, 2007.

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  1. steve14

    steve14 Thread Starter

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    :( hi this is my first thread,my sons laptop wont let him sign in,it asking him to register, can anyone help,many thanks.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    You probably mean "activate". Can he just go through the process and activate the machine?
     
  3. Frank4d

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    It looks like a 'Catch22' where you can't logon because it isn't activated and can't activate it because you can't logon. How many days since Windows was installed?
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Usually, if the logon is blocked due to lack of activation, then the activation option is available.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Always has been for me.
     
  6. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    I have worked on a couple of systems that were past the 30 day activation period and ran into the problem in post #3 (even trying safe mode doesn't work). There is a fix but I don't remember it.
     
  7. ozrom1e

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    The question I have is If this is a legal version of Windows why was it not activated within the 30 day period?

    Second question is, Is this a legal version?
     
  8. steve14

    steve14 Thread Starter

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    he has had the laptop over 2 years its been working fine till last few days
     
  9. steve14

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    it does not let him
     
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