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Windows XP Pro SP2 Won't activate RRS feed

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  • alright, the story is that I bought the pieces for my first computer build a little over a year ago now, and after having 1 mother board fry on me, and for some reason my previous security software declare war on me, and locking up my windows at start up, I've had to reinstall windows a bunch of times. this is my copy of windows, paid for with my own money, but now it tells me that the CD Key that came with my copy has exceeded it's usage limit, and it's now looking for another CD key.
    What gives?
    is there anyway I can get my CD Key to work again, without buying a whole new copy of windows?

    by the way: the run around, constant sales pitches, and trying to charge $60 to someone who's just trying to get the PC to work again is kinda frustrating, and almost taunting. just thought I'd put my opinion out there.
    Tuesday, January 13, 2009 2:52 AM

Answers

  • Hello Mbrowne,

    What version of Windows XP did you purchase? Was it OEM System Builder?  Next, please run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Test (MGADT) so that I may analyze the results.

    By clicking the link below, you will download the MGADT.  Then click the Run button. Then click the Run button again. Then click the Continue button to perform the diagnostic. The Windows tab should show, click the Copy button to paste your report to the clipboard.  Then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum by adding a post in it and pressing Ctrl V (to paste the text). Clicking the OK button will clear the Diagnostic window. Here is the download link:

     http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

    Please tell us about the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for your copy of Windows XP.

    1. What edition/version of Windows XP is titled?

    ·         Home

    ·         Professional

    ·         Media Center

    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4. Please provide the customer scenario you are experiencing.

    5. DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for, see this page to reference your COA:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/product.aspx?pID=2abf99cd-a5e4-469c-802e-55ca8ec542d5&cID=ea710cad-37b0-4975-bcd6-abfee19961df&method=oem&displaylang=en

    NOTE: The data collected with the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you. The information can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

    Thank you.


    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager


    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Saturday, January 17, 2009 2:10 AM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:27 PM

All replies

  • Hello Mbrowne,

    What version of Windows XP did you purchase? Was it OEM System Builder?  Next, please run the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Test (MGADT) so that I may analyze the results.

    By clicking the link below, you will download the MGADT.  Then click the Run button. Then click the Run button again. Then click the Continue button to perform the diagnostic. The Windows tab should show, click the Copy button to paste your report to the clipboard.  Then paste the report into a New Post on this Forum by adding a post in it and pressing Ctrl V (to paste the text). Clicking the OK button will clear the Diagnostic window. Here is the download link:

     http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

    Please tell us about the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) for your copy of Windows XP.

    1. What edition/version of Windows XP is titled?

    ·         Home

    ·         Professional

    ·         Media Center

    2. Does it read "OEM Software" or "OEM Product" in black lettering?

    3. Or, does it have the computer manufacturer's name in black lettering?

    4. Please provide the customer scenario you are experiencing.

    5. DO NOT post the Product Key.

    Not sure what to look for, see this page to reference your COA:

    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/howtotell/product.aspx?pID=2abf99cd-a5e4-469c-802e-55ca8ec542d5&cID=ea710cad-37b0-4975-bcd6-abfee19961df&method=oem&displaylang=en

    NOTE: The data collected with the Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool does NOT contain any information that can personally identify you. The information can be fully reviewed, by you, before being posted.

    Thank you.


    Stephen Holm, MS
    WGA Forum Manager


    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Saturday, January 17, 2009 2:10 AM
    Tuesday, January 13, 2009 7:27 PM
  • Activate by telephone.
    • Proposed as answer by motherboardlove Wednesday, January 14, 2009 11:56 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Stephen Holm Thursday, January 15, 2009 12:14 AM
    Wednesday, January 14, 2009 11:55 PM