after installing xp3 update win xp product key limit exceeded RRS feed

  • Question



    I'm really annoyed, after having the my computer infected with that nasty virus vundo. gen and having tied to update to xp sp3 for tighter security, ony to hear now that my product key is expired sounds crappy to me.


    I understand that i would have to phone, if i have to paid for this costly call that is not encouraging either considering that you havd to pay so much already for the licensed copy from a retailer.


    Is there no other way to get this thing activated and have my computer functioning properly again. I do not live in the states. these type of phone calls are no cheap.


    Thanks for all of you're help.

    Saturday, May 31, 2008 1:04 AM


  • pjbarb,


    Here is the website for international support and the contact information:





    You can try to validate Windows again: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine. Please locate the “Validate Windows” button in the upper right hand corner. Double click on the button and follow the guidance. Were you able to pass Windows Validation successfully? Please post again if you need further assistance. Thank you.


    I hope this has helped!


    Lori MS

    Monday, June 2, 2008 4:49 PM