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Forcing Windows to Reactivate RRS feed

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         Is there a way for me to force my computer to reactivate windows without it erasing any of my current my documents, i.e. pictures, music, etc.  or any of my other documents on my computer?

     

    Thursday, August 24, 2006 6:35 AM

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  • Try the following:

    1. Reboot your computer into "Safe Mode".

    A description of the Safe Mode Boot options in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315222/en-us

    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. Sometimes if those files get corrupted, they can cause this type of problem.

    If the above procedure does not solve the problem, then try: 

    Guided Help to remove the script that interferes with Windows activation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312295/en-us  

    Thursday, August 24, 2006 2:28 PM
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