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  • Hi, I'm about to load fusion 1.1 on my mac bbot camp partition, is it obvious how to acivate windows XP? I understand I'll have to phone windows where will I find the number? many thanks
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 11:55 AM

Answers

  • Alzigorilla,

    Once XP is installed it will ask you if you want to (1) activate and (2) register with Microsoft.  If you have installed the needed NIC drivers so that XP can get to the internet, it will happen over the internet.  Note that activation is mandatory but registration is optional.

    If no drivers, tell it to do activation later.  Then at your convenience, run the Activation Wizard (the keys in the Notification Area [aka System Tray] or on the Start Menu), then choose the option to do a Telephonic Activation.  The phone number for your region as determined by your selected Time Zone will be displayed.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:29 PM
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:26 PM
  • Hey Dan,

    Thank you again for the info :-)


    Stephen
    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:09 PM
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:08 PM

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  • Alzigorilla,

    Once XP is installed it will ask you if you want to (1) activate and (2) register with Microsoft.  If you have installed the needed NIC drivers so that XP can get to the internet, it will happen over the internet.  Note that activation is mandatory but registration is optional.

    If no drivers, tell it to do activation later.  Then at your convenience, run the Activation Wizard (the keys in the Notification Area [aka System Tray] or on the Start Menu), then choose the option to do a Telephonic Activation.  The phone number for your region as determined by your selected Time Zone will be displayed.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:29 PM
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:26 PM
  • Many thanks indeed Stephen
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 4:59 PM
  • Hey Alzigorilla,


    We are glad to help you. Take care and thank you


    Stephen
    Stephen Holm
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:08 PM
  • Hey Dan,

    Thank you again for the info :-)


    Stephen
    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:09 PM
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:08 PM
  • Stephen,

    You're welcome!  :-)
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Thursday, February 26, 2009 2:36 AM