help after reinstall of xp - product key RRS feed

  • Question

  • Okay so my comp went to isht and the only way i was able to get it back up ws to reinstall my legit version of win xp pro(i bought it at my college's bookstore a few years back, so i doubt it is fake). Everything went fine my files were all still there, but when it came time to updating windows i get an error saying "the number of times you can ativate windows with this product key has been exceeded". All my computers components are all still the same, i don't know what to do
    Thursday, August 6, 2009 11:50 PM


  • Hello espirj,

      When Activationg the XP, choose the 'Activate by Phone' option. You can activate as amny times as needed, but you are limited to how many are done over the internet.

    If that doesn't help, Creat a new thread, post a Diagnostic Report and the results of the Activating by Phone attempt.

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Friday, August 7, 2009 4:23 PM