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XP MCE SP2 Unable to activate RRS feed

  • Question

  • HI, I bought a new Dell laptop with Vista, but had some problems and needed to dual boot with XP. I bought a genuine OEM version of XP MCE from Scan (www.scan.co.uk) and have the COA. After 17 hours, I have now managed to install all the drivers, but cannot run the activation program. When the activation popup comes appears, I click on it and it disappears. I've also looked in  Accessories->System Tools, and there's no activation  link there.  I tried ringing for a phone activation, but gave up the will to live after 40 minutes  (as I'd already spent 12 hours fixing the  XP installation today) .  I've installed SP2, by the way.

    Any ideas?

    Best regards,
    Richard.


    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0066.0):
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    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Not Activated
    Validation Code: 1
    Online Validation Code: N/A
    Cached Validation Code: N/A
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-82W8W-9VFMC-FH3M8
    Windows Product Key Hash: UCat9LAtmvDhTdtJy6EPzWop0so=
    Windows Product ID: 76487-OEM-2284543-76779
    Windows Product ID Type: 3
    Windows License Type: OEM System Builder
    Windows OS version: 5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.med
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {1D3F01FB-063B-458A-9320-E589FD5A6887}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.59.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: N/A
    Architecture: N/A
    Build lab: N/A
    TTS Error: N/A
    Validation Diagnostic: FCEE394C-459-800706ba_025D1FF3-262-800706ba_025D1FF3-170-800706ba_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-199-3
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    File Exists: Yes
    Version: 1.7.18.1
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: Registered, 1.6.21.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-470-80070002

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{1D3F01FB-063B-458A-9320-E589FD5A6887}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0066.0</Version><OS>5.1.2600.2.00010100.2.0.med</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-FH3M8</PKey><PID>76487-OEM-2284543-76779</PID><PIDType>3</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-484763869-515967899-725345543</SID><SYSTEM/><BIOS/><HWID>99BB33E70184206E</HWID><UserLCID>0809</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>GMT Standard Time(GMT+00:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM/><BRT/></MachineData>      <Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Sunday, December 9, 2007 10:50 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

    Monday, December 10, 2007 3:44 AM
    Moderator

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

    Monday, December 10, 2007 3:44 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Carey,

     

    Seems that oobe/msoobe was missing. I installed it using Run-> /inf , but the activation screen was then blank. Eventually had to do a complete reinstall, but this time, for some unknown reason, it went perfectly. I can' t see why it worked this time and not the last, but there you go...

     

    Thanks for your help, anyway.

     

    Best regards,

    Richard

     

    Monday, December 10, 2007 11:18 PM