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Windows Xp Home Edition Activation RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I have a problem and i wonder if you could help me. Some time ago i bought windows xp home edition cd with service pack 2 everything went right all the time and now i needed to reinstall my windows and there came again that activation window so i did like all the time and this time it showed me this message " According to our records, the number of times you can activate Windows with this product key has been exceeded. Please enter a different product key, and then clisk Retry. ... "  So does it mean that my windows cd is not legal any more ? And it has expired ? What should i do? Some nonsense... Thank you. 
    Sunday, February 8, 2009 9:05 AM

Answers

  • Good Morning Nemadingas,

    Curious have changed any hardware within your comoputer system including the motherboard?  Please run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Test (MGADT) so that I may analyze the results.

    By clicking the link below, you will download the MGADT.  Then click the Run button. Then click the Run button again. Then click the Continue button to perform the diagnostic. The Windows tab should show, click the Copy button to paste your report to the clipboard.  Then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum by adding a post in it and pressing Ctrl V (to paste the text). Clicking the OK button will clear the Diagnostic window. Here is the download link:

     http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

    Please tell us about the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for your copy of Windows XP.

    1. What edition/version of Windows XP is titled?

    ·         Home

    ·         Professional

    ·         Media Center

    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4. Please provide the customer scenario you are experiencing.

    5. DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for, see this page to reference your COA:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/product.aspx?pID=2abf99cd-a5e4-469c-802e-55ca8ec542d5&cID=ea710cad-37b0-4975-bcd6-abfee19961df&method=oem&displaylang=en

    NOTE: The data collected with the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you. The information can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

    Thank you,

    Stephen


    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:16 AM
    Monday, February 9, 2009 6:41 PM

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  • Its means you've already used it. Hit Activate by telephone, and tell the representative your situation.
    Sunday, February 8, 2009 5:45 PM
  • Good Morning Nemadingas,

    Curious have changed any hardware within your comoputer system including the motherboard?  Please run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Test (MGADT) so that I may analyze the results.

    By clicking the link below, you will download the MGADT.  Then click the Run button. Then click the Run button again. Then click the Continue button to perform the diagnostic. The Windows tab should show, click the Copy button to paste your report to the clipboard.  Then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum by adding a post in it and pressing Ctrl V (to paste the text). Clicking the OK button will clear the Diagnostic window. Here is the download link:

     http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

    Please tell us about the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for your copy of Windows XP.

    1. What edition/version of Windows XP is titled?

    ·         Home

    ·         Professional

    ·         Media Center

    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4. Please provide the customer scenario you are experiencing.

    5. DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for, see this page to reference your COA:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/product.aspx?pID=2abf99cd-a5e4-469c-802e-55ca8ec542d5&cID=ea710cad-37b0-4975-bcd6-abfee19961df&method=oem&displaylang=en

    NOTE: The data collected with the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you. The information can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

    Thank you,

    Stephen


    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Saturday, February 14, 2009 12:16 AM
    Monday, February 9, 2009 6:41 PM