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  • Question

  • We bought the genuine activation key and disc from you and run through it as directed.

    Now every time you turn the pc off and on again it asks me to activate windows before i log in...

    Surely i dont have to do this every time ?

    Any ideas ??
    Wednesday, July 12, 2006 9:31 AM

Answers

  • Try the following:

    1. Reboot your computer into "Safe Mode".

    2. Go to Start > Run and type: %systemroot%\system32 then press the Enter key.

    3. Locate these two files: wpa.dbl and wpa.bak

    4. Rename the wpa.dbl file to wpaold.dbl and wpa.bak to wpaold.bak

    5. Reboot your computer into Normal mode. This will force activation on the following boot, but should remove the message that you are already activated message. Sometimes if these files get corrupted, they can cause this type of problem.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006 1:06 PM
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  • Activate by phone to obtain a new activation code:

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

    Thursday, July 13, 2006 12:02 PM
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All replies

  • Try the following:

    1. Reboot your computer into "Safe Mode".

    2. Go to Start > Run and type: %systemroot%\system32 then press the Enter key.

    3. Locate these two files: wpa.dbl and wpa.bak

    4. Rename the wpa.dbl file to wpaold.dbl and wpa.bak to wpaold.bak

    5. Reboot your computer into Normal mode. This will force activation on the following boot, but should remove the message that you are already activated message. Sometimes if these files get corrupted, they can cause this type of problem.

    Wednesday, July 12, 2006 1:06 PM
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  • I tried the aabove solution with no joy 

    Its saying i now have 1 day to activate it which is worrying.

    I have tried the activate and register option and just activate to no avail..

    ????
    Thursday, July 13, 2006 11:35 AM
  • Activate by phone to obtain a new activation code:

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

    Thursday, July 13, 2006 12:02 PM
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  • Right , done the phone activation twice now and it still won't work....

    Any other suggestions???


    Saturday, July 15, 2006 2:19 PM
  • Saturday, July 15, 2006 4:29 PM
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