locked
activation ??? RRS feed

Answers

  • Chad,

     

    You may have to activate by phone @ this point. Probably you have exceeded the amount of times which you are permitted to activate. 

     

    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.

    More information on how to activate Windows XP at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890

    Also you may reference the following site for various telephone activation centers:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326851

    After you finish the above steps please restart the computer and try to validate Windows again: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine. Please locate the “Validate Windows” button in the upper right hand corner. Double click on the button and follow the guidance. Were you able to pass Windows Validation successfully? Please post again if you need further assistance. Thank you.

     

     

    Take care,

     

    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 3:51 PM

All replies

  • Chad,

     

    You may have to activate by phone @ this point. Probably you have exceeded the amount of times which you are permitted to activate. 

     

    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.

    More information on how to activate Windows XP at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890

    Also you may reference the following site for various telephone activation centers:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326851

    After you finish the above steps please restart the computer and try to validate Windows again: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine. Please locate the “Validate Windows” button in the upper right hand corner. Double click on the button and follow the guidance. Were you able to pass Windows Validation successfully? Please post again if you need further assistance. Thank you.

     

     

    Take care,

     

    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager

    Wednesday, July 9, 2008 3:51 PM
  •  

    hi

     

    thankyou for the reply. i have already got that information from the microsoft site. this is not my problem

     

    as mentioned the screen you are telling me to bring up """

    1.

    Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Activate Windows.

    """

     

    tells me that windows is already activated. press ok to exit. it has nothing else on that screen, nothing.

     

    my problem is that i cannot update windows using windows update. it says my windows has failed genuine validation and i may be a victim of software counterfeiting. it will not let me update at all. and when i click on this star i have in the toolbar next to the clock it comes up with a network error when i try to validate the key.

    Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:37 PM
  • Chad,

     

    Please run the MGA Diagnostic Tool and paste your  results back here in this thread. Follow the guidance located @ http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2170194&SiteID=25 . 

     

     

     

    Thank you,

     

    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager

     

    Thursday, July 10, 2008 5:06 PM