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Where is the validation?? RRS feed

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  • I'm trying to validate my Windows XP and I've followed all the steps but it's not under system tools.  I even clicked the word bubble that pops up telling me to activate but it just goes away instead of openning up a new window or whatever.  If searched all over and even tried things recommended in different threads but nothing is working. Help, please!
    Saturday, August 25, 2007 10:38 PM

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  • If you cannot successfully activate via the internet, then choose the alternative option to "activate by phone".

     

    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 (aka system Tray).
      Or,
    clicking Start button, then Run, and type in "oobe/msoobe /a", then press the Enter key located on your keyboard.

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

    3. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    4. 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

    Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:19 PM
    Moderator
  • I already tried all of those.  I read it in a different thread.  When I tried the 3rd option and tried to Run it, it didn't work.  It said that it couldn't find oobe/msoobe /a.  I even tried it without the space before "/a".  Nothing worked.  I need something different.
    Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:46 PM
  • Please tell us the details of what happened when you tried "phone activation".

     

    Sunday, August 26, 2007 2:25 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • If you cannot successfully activate via the internet, then choose the alternative option to "activate by phone".

     

    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 (aka system Tray).
      Or,
    clicking Start button, then Run, and type in "oobe/msoobe /a", then press the Enter key located on your keyboard.

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

    3. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    4. 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

    Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:19 PM
    Moderator
  • I already tried all of those.  I read it in a different thread.  When I tried the 3rd option and tried to Run it, it didn't work.  It said that it couldn't find oobe/msoobe /a.  I even tried it without the space before "/a".  Nothing worked.  I need something different.
    Saturday, August 25, 2007 11:46 PM
  • Please tell us the details of what happened when you tried "phone activation".

     

    Sunday, August 26, 2007 2:25 AM
    Moderator