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  • I just installed a new hard drive, when i reinstalled xp home, it won't validate, as the program says that i have installed it too many times, (no kidding,  numerous tries to get old hard drive to work, before i knew i had  bad sectors), so it won't let me proceed.  consequently it won't let me download sp2.  I tried to submit a query to microsoft, but the screen just freezes.  tried to submit a service request, and was informed that it would be 59 us, any ideas to solve this problem?:?

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 2:49 AM

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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


     

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 3:11 AM
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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


     

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 3:11 AM
    Moderator
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    thx so that got it going just fine, i appreciate your help anne:-)
    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 3:26 AM