XP says activated but is not RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All

    Looking at a PC for someone, its XP SP3, It's running fine but has the box in the bottom right to say the copy of Windows might not be genuine.   So I ran "oobe/msoobe /a" it says that Windows is already activated.   What is the easiest way to get around this message ?  We have the product key etc that came with the PC from new.

    I found this post here do you think this will help ?


    Monday, February 27, 2012 10:37 AM


  • Yes, try that procedure.

    Carey Frisch

    • Proposed as answer by Darin Smith MS Monday, February 27, 2012 10:48 PM
    • Marked as answer by Darin Smith MS Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:26 PM
    Monday, February 27, 2012 2:11 PM