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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

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    thanks,

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