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Windows XP Product Key Expired? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have apherently reached the limit of how many times I can reload Windows on my computer. I have been in the practice of restoring my PC every 4-6 months to keep the speed up and I have been told by Microsoft Activation that I have exceeded the amount of times I can register my product. Is there anyone I can contact at Microsoft to validate I actually am legit and am just restoring my PC?

    Other Facts: It's a Medion and an OEMrestore CD with the sticker on the back of the unit I am using.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2007 9:20 PM

Answers

  • If you cannot successfully activate via the internet, then choose the alternative option to "activate by phone". 

    The Activation Wizard displays the toll free number that you can dial.

    You can open the Windows Product Activation wizard by clicking Start, then Run, and type in "oobe/msoobe /a", then press the Enter key located on your keyboard.

    How to activate Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890/en-us

    Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:11 PM
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