New DVD-Drive, Validation? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently added a SATA DVD-RW drive to my computer (in addition to my old IDE CD-RW drive) and now it wants me to revalidate! It says I have used up number of times I can (My system is built myself and i have had to wipe my hard drive and reload windows a couple of times due to errors) What can I do?
    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 7:42 PM


  • Hi Mu4d1b,


      Please try the Activate by Phone method to Re-activate your Windows.


    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).
    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". 


    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Program Manager


    All Users: Please go to http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1255325&SiteID=25 before posting a question.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2007 8:04 PM