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Solved: Product Activation

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Anoman05, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. Anoman05

    Anoman05 Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2008
    So I recently built a computer and installed Windows XP. I validated it and it ran fine for 3 weeks. Now when I boot it up there is a prompt that says I have 7 days to validate product and asks if I want to do it now. I hit yes and it brings me to my desktop and a prompt that says this product has already been validated. That is a pain but doesn't hinder me. However, now neither of my mice work. When I try them in other computers they work fine. When I plug it into my new computer it beeps and says new hardware, and the mouse is able to move for like 2 secs then freezes up. Could this have something to do with the whole validating thing. It is very frustrating. What can I do?
  2. SigVicious


    May 1, 2007
    Not knowing exactly what your problem is, I'd try a repair. Or, if you don't get a firm answer here, you can always email Microsoft. I've had good luck with them. Go figure.
  3. valis

    valis Moderator

    Sep 24, 2004
    you most likely will need to contact microsoft; the process is usually painless and takes about 10-15 minutes to verify your product as genuine; that will take care of the activation issue.

    as you already have a thread going about the mice, let's keep this one about the activation issues so as to not duplicate answers.


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