XP SP2 - Activation (Weird Problem) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Tried to install the genuine OEM XP cd on a laptop I have built for a client and it all goes smoothly throughout the whole process until the system loads for the first time.


    Upon loading I'm greated with the message that Windows must be activated in order to logon etc etc, ok a bit of a bind but I've seen this before so lets just activate it....... Erm, no..


    The activation tool is not generating an installation id for me to pass across the phone, I can't activate via lan as the drivers need to be installed and obviously I can not gain access to do this either..


    I have changed the product key to another valid genuine key but still no installation code being generated, before I waste my money and call via mobile has anyone got any ideas why this has happened?

    Saturday, July 5, 2008 9:59 AM