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I can no longer activate windows XP professional RRS feed

  • Question

  • hi folks,

     

    A while back i purchased a windows wga toolkit (windows XP professional) i received everything as it should but i can no longer activate the system the activation wizard tells me this

     

    "According to our data the number of times you can use this product code to activate windows XP has been expired please enter a different product code and press try again"

     

    problem:I do not have a different product code so what do i need todo ? i can prove i purchased a kit i still have the original enveloppe and the invoice to

     

     

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007 1:58 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

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007 2:33 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • 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

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007 2:33 PM
    Moderator
  • hi,

     

    Yeah it displays a free number a number i can call and i already tryed it but the automated system always tells me my installation id could not be verified does that mean i made a typo ? 9 groups of 6 numbers pretty much if you ask me ...

     

    The system always tells me my installation could not be verified ..... is this meant to be automated ? i mean when it is successfull i must get something back to fill in at the activation wizard

     

    Anyway the limit on internet activation is pretty stupid ... sometimes people need to format there harddrive ....

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007 2:55 PM
  • hi,

     

    The automated phone activation hmmmz buggy ? anyway i waited for a employee to answer my call and he did.I  told him my installation id and he told me numbers i had to type into those fields in the action wizard when i hit next i get the message the activation whas successfull so problem is  solved

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007 5:25 PM
  • Erik

     

    Glad all worked out for you.  Please feel free to re-post should you need further assistance.

     

     

    Thank you,

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    Wednesday, July 18, 2007 8:55 PM