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XP activation confusion

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Nigelum, Apr 21, 2004.

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  1. Nigelum

    Nigelum Thread Starter

    Jan 20, 2003
    I recently installed Windows XP Pro on a system (clean install) and I went through the process of activation. When the system logs on, the product activation windows pops up counting down the days I have left to activate the OS, but when I click on "OK", it informs me that XP is already activated. I left it alone thinking that after the 30 days, it would realize that it was done (silly me thinking that a machine would know anything), and now I can't even log onto the computer. I've used XP instiliation CD that came with my laptop to install on the computer...I don't know if that is the problem, but I'm getting the impression that it might have something to do with it.
  2. LooneyTunes


    Apr 12, 2000
    The whole point to activation introduced by Microsoft was so that it's product could not be activated on a different machine - preventing copying.

    If your laptop still functions, then your already using that CD's licence. :(
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