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  • Good day, i bought a genuine winxp home and  i installed it on my pc but then some stuff happened and i had to format my pc   so i did and  i installed the xp home again on my pc so it said i have 30 days to register and validate  so i tried to but it keeps telling me it cant and that i should call some number
    so i called the number and its an answering service, i left like 13-14 messages and still no answer. it now say i have 1(ONE) day left so i would like to know what should i do?
    Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:47 PM


  • Hello BZR,

    Interesting??? Please provide me the number which you tried to call as well as where are you located.  Telephone numbers for Activation Centers vary by product license and country/region. Use the number provided on your Activation Wizard screen to call the Microsoft Activation Center.  Please follow the below guidance for telephone activation for activating Windows. 



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


    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.


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


    Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.


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

    Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.


    When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK.

    You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.

    More information on how to activate Windows XP at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307890

    Also you may reference the following site for various telephone activation centers:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326851

    After you finish the above steps please restart the computer and try to validate Windows again: http://www.microsoft.com/genuine. Please locate the “Validate Windows” button in the upper right hand corner. Double click on the button and follow the guidance. Were you able to pass Windows Validation successfully? Please post again if you need further assistance.

    Thank you,

    Stephen Holm, MS

    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:50 PM
    Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:48 PM