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Solved: Windows XP Activation

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LegendaryWolf, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. LegendaryWolf

    LegendaryWolf Thread Starter

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    I have needed to reinstall my copy of Windows XP because it was taken down by some weird recurring BSOD telling me the video driver got stuck in an infinate loop. I tried reinstalling Windows, but I got error message 45092:

    According to our records, the number of times you can activate Windows with this product key has been exceeded.



    I tried calling Microsoft, but the CD key they gave me did not work. It tells me the product key is invalid.

    If anyone could tell me where I can get a valid CD key without a full new purchase of Windows, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't want to go back to ugly Windows 7.
     
  2. RaytheBear

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    The only places where you can get a valid Key are:
    1)Recall MS and explain your situation
    2)Buy one
    3)If a friend of yours who has the Same Windows XP product as yours i.e. XP Home or XP Pro and is No Longer using it because he or she bought the Full version of either Vista or Win7 and has Uninstalled their XP, then that friend can pass your their key code.

    And Win7 is not ugly, you can Custumize it to your liking.
     
  3. LegendaryWolf

    LegendaryWolf Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the reply, but I have tried all these. Microsoft's new CD key doesn't seem to work.

    I also tried calling Microsoft again, using the toll-free number from msoobe. It tells me the caller is unavailable. And it couldn't be because of the time, because I'm sure Microsoft's automated system would always be up, or it would just tell me "You have reached us outside our normal office hours yada yada"

    And in my opinion, I think Windows 7 Aero is ugly, with or without transparency, and Windows 7 Basic is ugly, no matter which way I customize it. I prefer the old interface of XP, or even 2k, even if it is out of date. Plus, on the standard 100mb/s hard disk, Windows 7 just takes too long to load, and I do not intend on buying a SSD, either.
     
  4. LegendaryWolf

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    I called Microsoft, and their automated system activated Windows for me.

    Apparently, you need to put a 1 at the beginning of the phone number.
     
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