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  • Question

  • hi mate,

    well recently i have formated my pc.. n re-installed a my original windows xp professional cd..
    this time it doesnt let me to activate the product key... i dunno why..

    its the 5th time i am using the same product key
    on my own pc...

    please guide me

    nadjmal
    Tuesday, July 17, 2007 6:35 PM

Answers

  • Guntar,

     

    If your installation of XP is localized to your area, the Activation Wizard will give you phone numbers that are relevant to the country/area/region you are in.

     

    Genuine Check.exe relates to Validation.  Product Activation is completely different, and PA has to take place before Validation can take place.

    Monday, July 23, 2007 2:40 PM

All replies

  • If activation via the internet fails, then select the alternative activation option to "activate by phone" to obtain a new activation code "free of charge"

     

    How to activate Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890/en-us
    Tuesday, July 17, 2007 6:50 PM
    Moderator
  • What if I'm outside US? I'm in Asia.

    Can I activate using the GenuineCheck.exe (get it from validation step) program to validate my windows?

    Thank you.

    Saturday, July 21, 2007 7:54 AM
  • Guntar,

     

    If your installation of XP is localized to your area, the Activation Wizard will give you phone numbers that are relevant to the country/area/region you are in.

     

    Genuine Check.exe relates to Validation.  Product Activation is completely different, and PA has to take place before Validation can take place.

    Monday, July 23, 2007 2:40 PM
  • Thank you very much, Dan. I didnt know the different back then :-p

    And thank you so much for the link you have at your sig. Very useful :-)

    Tuesday, July 24, 2007 8:51 AM
  • hi mate, its nice contacting me...

    some months before i got the same problem as u..
    i clicked the activate icon ... n chose the activate by fone.. there u follow the guidelines then u choose ur country..
    it wil give u a fone number... then u call microsoft using this number..

    there they will ask u to provide them the product key of ur original windows xp cd...
    then they will automatically activate it 4 u..

    see u soon mate

    as frm now on, everytime u'll format, reinstall and re-activate windows u have to go through them...


    Saturday, December 15, 2007 1:09 PM
  • how to go option avilable in windows

    Tuesday, March 4, 2008 7:07 AM
  • how to find product key
    Wednesday, July 16, 2008 8:20 AM
  •  vista home premium wrote:
    how to find product key

     

    How to replace your lost, broken, or missing Microsoft software or hardware
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326246/en-us

    Wednesday, July 16, 2008 6:49 PM
    Moderator
  • You wanna find your Windows Product Key?
    If you have TuneUp Utilities Software installed, it's "SYSTEM INFORMATION" program shows the active Windows Product Key.
    You can also find the product key via the software "Magic Jelly Bean"
    or
    INSERT YOUR WINDOWS XP CD
    OPEN IT
    GO TO THE FOLDER I386
    There will be a file named UNATTEND.txt (it is a text file)
    OPen the file and scroll down
    You will get the Product Key


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    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 5:14 PM