Windows XP MCE2005 failure to activate. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, well I purchased a notebook computer from CisnetPC; with most computers recently a physical recovery CD/DVD was not present. But a recovery program that allowed the creation of recovery disks failed on every attempt. Shortly after my failed attempts, the operating system crashed due to an NTLDR problem.

    This was a sign to me that a clean reinstallation was needed, since I didn't have a media disk...i opted to use a disk from a gateway machine also running MCE2005.

    I completed the install, now I have a problem; I can not pass activation.

    I called the company for technical support, they refuse to provide software support...stating their warranty terms only includes hardware.

    The only other option I have is to purchase a OEM cd from them.

    Why should I have to pay for an operating system twice!? I can clearly see my CoA affixed to the back of my notebook.

    I refuse to give them more of my money. But how can I go along to use my legit CoA?

    my CoA shows the following:

    Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
    [Bar code]
    [Bar Code]
    Product Key: *****-*****-W4XM8-WMWVJ-7HCMQ


    Thank You.

    Friday, March 16, 2007 7:48 AM