30 Days left for Activation RRS feed

  • Question

  • I had installed Windows XP Home (Licensed) on my PC few days ago and also Registered & Activated my XP.

    Due to some problem with my PC, I have to format my HDD and install XP home again, but when I go for Registration/Activation it says:

    " According to our records, the number of times you can activate windows with this Product Key has been exceeded .............................. "

    I cud not understand why is this going on, even my XP is genuine.

    What shud I do? espesially when this situation may occur any day



    Monday, January 29, 2007 7:32 AM


  • 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

    Monday, January 29, 2007 3:21 PM