Was asked again for validation after upgrading.... RRS feed

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  • Hello there.

    Yesterday i upgraded to a new cpu. Today i upgraded the nforce4 drivers as the previous ones were really old. After restarting windows asked me to reactivate them, as 'a lot of changes have been made since the first setup'. Now, when i try to activate the windows, i get this message: 'according to our records, the number of times you can activate windows with this cd-key has been exceeded'..... As i can recall, i have installed windows with the specific cdkey on this pc and anywhere else 2 or 3 times.

    Any suggestions??(i have 2 more days to activate windows.......)

    Sunday, July 30, 2006 12:34 PM


  • 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  

    Sunday, July 30, 2006 12:49 PM