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  • i recently formatted my PC using the Windows XP home edition installation CD. after installation it asked me to activate windows. when i tried it, it askd me for a product key. i gave mine. after that it displayed a message saying that the number of times it has been activated using this product key has been exceeded. please help on what am i supposed to do as soon as possible cos only 5 days r remaining for activating it. and reply to me at PII. thanks!
    • Moved by JeniferA Wednesday, September 17, 2008 4:40 PM XP Activation question (Moved from Feedback and Comments to Windows XP Genuine Advantage Validation Issues (Windows XP))
    • Edited by RickImAPC Thursday, September 18, 2008 2:42 PM Broke Hyperlink
    Tuesday, September 16, 2008 3:07 PM


  • Greyback2,

    Do the telephonic activation.

    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.
    2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
    3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.
    4. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.
    5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK.
    You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.

    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by RickImAPC Thursday, September 18, 2008 2:43 PM
    Thursday, September 18, 2008 4:05 AM