How to activating a genuine version of Windows XP Pro SP2 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a problem with activating a genuine version of Windows XP Pro SP2 with Microsoft.

    When I start up the computer, I get the error message (translated) "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate Windows now? Yes / No"

    If I press "No", I am going back to the login menu, I press "Yes" to the log in but then you will see only their own personal desktop picture on the screen. No icons or anything else just a clean image.

    It does not work to get in Safe mode with networking either.

    What to do?

    Saturday, June 27, 2009 8:36 AM


All replies

  • I am having exactly the same problem except I can run in the safe mode. In my case a second window opens if I say yes I want to activate but it says I am activated and restarts the computer and I go through the same cycle again.
    Sunday, June 28, 2009 10:20 PM
  • Hello Prexos and oldmayor,

      I recommend opening a (no cost) support request at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029

    Thank you,
    Darin MS
    Monday, June 29, 2009 8:38 PM
  • MS said that the site is no longer available.  I'll take help from anyone.
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 2:44 AM
  • Got through this morning thank you
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 3:58 PM