Times of validation exceeded RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a genuine copy (bought) of Windows XP Home Edition, SP 1a

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    I had to re-install my computer. When I tried to validate my Windows XP, it gave me the message: times of validation exceeded.

    Please advise

    Thursday, June 1, 2006 2:47 PM


  • If you really meant "activation" rather than "validation", you need to "activate by phone" to obtain a new activation code, which is at no-charge.

    How to activate Windows XP by phone:

    To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Activate Windows. Or, click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area.

    2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.

    3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.

    4. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next. Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.

    5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK. You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.

    How to activate Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890/en-us  

    Thursday, June 1, 2006 3:13 PM