activation request on a 7 yr old xp pro system, following a firmware update on a 1 yr old ssd. RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I just updated the firmware on the boot drive (ssd) of my T61 Thinkpad, which still has the MS WINDOWS sticker with the key on the bottom.

    Upon rebooting after the firmware update, I got a message stating that the hardware had changed, and that I would have to activate XP within 3 days.  Both on-line and telephone attempts at (re)activation were unsuccessful.   

    Where to go to sort this out?  This is an old machine with legal software. 

    TIA for your help.


    Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:05 AM


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