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  • ok i have reinstalled windows xp on my machine several time after formatting as sometimes xp slowes right down and becomes to slow to use so now i have a problem that it won't activate my copy of windows as it recons i have installed it to many times.

    can some one help me out here how can this be fixed and i don't want to spend another couple of hudred dollars for a new product key as i have already purchesed win xp and just want to reinstall it on my pc again

     

     

    some one help please

    Tuesday, July 31, 2007 2:08 PM

Answers

  • If you cannot successfully activate via the internet, then choose the alternative option to "activate by phone".

     

    How to activate Windows XP by phone:


    To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:

     

    1. Click 'Start', point to 'All Programs', point to 'Accessories', point to 'System Tools', and then click 'Activate Windows'.
      Or,
    click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area (aka system Tray).
      Or,
    clicking Start button, then Run, and type in "oobe/msoobe /a", then press the Enter key located on your keyboard.

    2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.  

    3. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    4. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK.
     "You have successfully activated your copy of Windows". 

    How to activate Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890/en-us

    Tuesday, July 31, 2007 2:50 PM
    Moderator
  •  

    Lancer,

     

    Please follow the guidance Carey provided. If this doesn't work please let us know so we may provide further guidance.

     

     

    Thank you

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    Wednesday, August 1, 2007 2:18 AM
  • thanks guys all working fine now

     

    appreciate the help

    Thursday, August 2, 2007 11:33 PM
  • Lancer,

     

    We are glad to assist you :-). If you need assistance in the future come back and visit us.

     

     

    Take care

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

     

    Friday, August 3, 2007 9:39 PM

All replies

  • If you cannot successfully activate via the internet, then choose the alternative option to "activate by phone".

     

    How to activate Windows XP by phone:


    To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:

     

    1. Click 'Start', point to 'All Programs', point to 'Accessories', point to 'System Tools', and then click 'Activate Windows'.
      Or,
    click the Windows Activation icon in the notification area (aka system Tray).
      Or,
    clicking Start button, then Run, and type in "oobe/msoobe /a", then press the Enter key located on your keyboard.

    2. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.  

    3. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    4. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK.
     "You have successfully activated your copy of Windows". 

    How to activate Windows XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890/en-us

    Tuesday, July 31, 2007 2:50 PM
    Moderator
  •  

    Lancer,

     

    Please follow the guidance Carey provided. If this doesn't work please let us know so we may provide further guidance.

     

     

    Thank you

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

    Wednesday, August 1, 2007 2:18 AM
  • thanks guys all working fine now

     

    appreciate the help

    Thursday, August 2, 2007 11:33 PM
  • Lancer,

     

    We are glad to assist you :-). If you need assistance in the future come back and visit us.

     

     

    Take care

     

    Stephen Holm, MS

     

    Friday, August 3, 2007 9:39 PM