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    well just wanted to know that i have the dell installation cd for windows  , and after i have succefully installed the windows it requested from me to activate it and since i have the product key and i have entered it which is been given under the laptop , so after that all it was not being activated and this is my second time to format  the computer and enter the product key which was succefull the first time but now i couldnt use it , could i knwo what is the problem ....


    Thanks in Advance



    Wednesday, April 4, 2007 8:42 PM


  • Hello Hussein,


    You are permitted to reinstall and activate XP as many times as you want to, as long as your use of XP maintains compliance with the End User Licensing Agreement (EULA).

    After a certain number of activations within a certain time period, automatic online activation will be suspended (This will also happen the first time you re-install and activate some OEM versions of Windows XP), which will require that you do a Telephone Activation. To do so, rerun the Activate Windows Wizard and select "Activate my product using the telephone".  Follow the phone 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.  The rep will ask a few questions for the purpose of confirming that you are still using your license for XP in accordance with the EULA.  If this is confirmed, the rep will issue an activation code for you to enter into the Activation Wizard.


    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Program Manager


    All Users: Please go to http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1255325&SiteID=25 before posting a question.


    Wednesday, April 4, 2007 10:47 PM