Re: Still an error activating windows XP 45131 RRS feed

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  • Same problem here. Running XP MCE 2005. Reinstalled only to be greeted by a 45131 error. Must be M$'s new upgrade policy. Make it so you can't even activate windows so you have to get vista.

    Saturday, May 17, 2008 6:52 PM


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    45131 Error message resolution:


    We have identified the problem. The frequent reinstallation of Windows XP with activation may exceed specified limits, and provided that you maintain compliance with the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) the next course of action is to contact Microsoft offline by phone to activate the genuine Windows XP product.


    Please follow these steps for activation offline via telephone:


    1) Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Activate Windows.  (If for some reason the menu entry is missing:  Start>Run, type oobe/msoobe.exe /a and click OK.) 

    2) Choose Activate Windows by Telephone and follow the prompts.  If the automated telephone activation is not accepted, you will be offered the option to speak with a live activation representative.  Choose that option. 

    3) The rep will ask a few questions for the purpose of confirming that you are still using your license for Windows XP in accordance with the EULA.  If so, the rep will issue an activation code for you to enter into the Activation Wizard.



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

    Lori MS


    Thursday, May 29, 2008 7:05 PM