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Window activation product pass 30 day limit

Q: Window activation product pass 30 day limit

Need help. My window activation product is pass 30 day limit. For this pass few days, I get the message and I am told that windows is already activated. so i think it's ok to ignored but now I can't logged in. i have to use another PC. right now i make the PC in Safe mode.

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A: Window activation product pass 30 day limit

phone microsoft

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Reinstall Window Xp from CD and was unable to login in to Window after activation.  I found a way to login but still show i had 30 days to activate Window.  Call Microsoft and they validate that my product key was good.  File c:\windows\system32\slui.exe is missing and they couldn't help solving my problem.
Microsoft feeds synchronization  has encountered a problem and need to be close.  I do i remove this from coming on my screen every 30 seconds,


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Reinstall Window Xp from CD and was unable to login in to Window after activation.  I found a way to login but still show i had 30 days to activate Window.  Call Microsoft and they validate that my product key was good.  File c:\windows\system32\slui.exe is missing and they couldn't help solving my problem.
Microsoft feeds synchronization  has encountered a problem and need to be close.  I do i remove this from coming on my screen every 30 seconds,


A:Reinstall Window XP- Product Activation

Dell OEM disks do not require activation.  If the SLP key is missing this means you did not use DELL OEM media OR you are trying to use XP on a system that did not come with XP.   Microsoft DOES NOT provide support for SLP activation or OEM Versions of windows.
"Microsoft feeds synchronization" errors are XP Internet explorer errors and has nothing to do with Activation."
XP is end of life End of support AND microsoft has removed the downloads for Service pack 1 and 2 and 3.
Reinstalls of XP require service packs as well as IE8 minimum.
Its probably too late to get most of the links below.

XP is no longer supported. I highly recommend you download all 4 gigs of the files below to a flash drive because later on they will no longer be available.

All of the Dell CD's I have have Dotnet 1.1 sp1 on them.  You have to install your dots in order.  CHIPSET Should be FIRST before anything else.

There will be tons of stuff to install if you don't have even with SP3

IE8 being one. DOTNET 1.1 is on the XP CD from dell.

I strongly recommend you download the files onto a flash drive because there is no telling how long these will stay.

It wont let you backtrack.


 Once you get all that you can install Firefox ESR


And Flash 13.269


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We are facing window product activation error. Due to this we are unable to access the desktop and machine software .
Please find the attached step by step  images for your reference.

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Good morning from Nigeria pls i have Window Activation problem on my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11; with the following details - Operating System=Window RT 8.1 Warranty = L505-0010-02 08/2011 License Agreement=L505-0009-02 04/2012 Model Name= 20187 Product No.= 59372538 Serial No. = xxxxx MO= R39Y33409801 I tried the Phone activation and they asked me to type in the first 6-7digit group number i see on the window Activation window to get my Product ID which i could find, pls what do i to activate my Window RT 8.1 ?
Good morning, i've called the USA toll frre phone number and still not working. I visited the site you posted to me and it shows that the Product Key of WINDOW RT 8.1 is preinstalled on the system embedded in the UEFI / BIOS firware of OEM PCs. so i did research on how to get the Product Key from the UEFI/ BIOS and i found out i will have to download a software call (NirSoft's Produkey or RWEverything) to reveal the embedded product key. The problem with this Window RT 8.1 is that, is only Application download from Window Store or Microsoft Store that can run on it. Please what do i do Now?
Moderator comment: Serial number(s) removed to protect member from mischief. Also, model added to subject for clarity.

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Hi, i got a 512 kbit per sec conncection ( download rate 64 kilo bytes per sec).

Is there any tool or something which can let me get more than that instead of purchasing a new connection? Any some sort of hack ?

A:How to pass internet speed limit ??

I don't think we can assist with that at TSG. Expect this thread to be locked within the next 12 hours.

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So my friend has a 6670 GDDR3 2GB and he was wondering if it's possible to control the voltage of the card so he overclock pass the safe limit of 900MHz core clock. The base clock is 800MHz core clock and he want's to try and get it to run at 950MHz core clock with the fan speed at a higher speed of course, what software allows him to do this?

A:Overclocking pass the safe limit?

Use amd ccc overdrive. Take it in small steps and watch the temp. That card has no fans so you wont get much. I wouldnt let it go over 85C.

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I picked up this lenovo laptop and shortly after I got it the HDD went out. I replaced the HDD and Installed a full version of Windows XP SP2 then used the Win 7 upgrade disc I bought. I did a clean install of the Win 7 then I activated it at that time without any issues. Some time after that I started getting the message it wasn't a genuine copy. I rearmed the time period but I'm not able to activate the copy again with the PID. I get the message this product is for upgrade and not a clean install. I need to find out if I will be able to register this copy or if I will need to start over from scratch. I did try putting in another PID but it didn't activate with it. I haven't been able to change the PID back due to the message I am getting about the upgrade not clean install.

I appreciate any help I can get with this issue.


Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-GJY49-VJBQ7-HYRR2
Windows Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {B7CDA3F9-04BA-4675-9B81-E8C61611D67C}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
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A:Product key giving product is upgrade not clean install on activation

Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00006
Thats an Acer OEM. You cannot install it on a Lenova.

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I have recently bought Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) version and when trying to activate the product key post installation of the same. am getting a error that product key is blocked by Microsoft. Can any one help please ?
Below is the log from the MGAD tool 
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-Q2689-2C82G-GMRW8
Windows Product Key Hash: Lj5nwNsdaALlAQIdzGCMT8Pzv/w=
Windows Product ID: 00426-070-1693196-86529
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {55142440-ABD1-4BB0-A4A3-DA87EAD87620}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.170913-0600
TTS Error: 
Validation Diagnostic: 
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.... Read more

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Trying to start my desktop but keep getting the message that says 'reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot device in selected boot device' The trouble is floppy disk is the only boot device selected and i do not have it. Please help

A:Window XP-'copy did not pass genuine window validation

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As Edge browser doesn't support modaldialog, I want to pass some value to another window using window.open
From a parent window say A, trying to open another window - ChildWindow.htm using window.open. I am unable to pass string value from A.

var dialog = window.open("Child_Window.htm?", "title", "width=550px, height= 350px,left=100,top=100,menubar=no,status=no,toolbar=no");

dialog.MyVariable = "some string value";
dialog.opener = window;

In Child window, I get undefined reading the variable in the second window.


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Hello all,

We bought a 25 sets of windows 10 key pack from the microsoft delear for my orginization. for other reasons, we were reinstalled opearting system in all machines.

Now it's shows while activating windows,''Key Limit Exceeds for activation''.

Kindly give us a solution...

Thanks in advance.

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Please could one of you give me a valid PosReady 2009 product key as the one Microsoft provided me with was invalid according to the installer.

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well i had a promo code that came with my new laptop, and bought the windows 8 pro upgrade for ?14.99.

The thing is...I dont want to install it.
I don't want to install it for at least a year.

Can i actually install it any time I want, now that I have the product key? Or do I have to use that product key within a certain amount of time?

A:Got W8 Pro Product key.....do I have to install in time limit?

As far as I now there is no time limit.

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Dear everyone, like the title suggest...
is there a limit on ho w many times you do a clean install and online activation on your windows 7 FPP?
because... the weirdest thing just happened to me, i formatted my win7 6 times in the last 15 days... same computer, and.... the last time i tried to activate online, it failed.

The error code said something like... "Activation code cannot be used on the server something..., you have to buy new product key something..."
called the MS CS and all is well, but... im just wondering, if i ever do a clean reinstall again... do i have to call MS CS again...?
Is my FPP product key blocked forever from online activation...?
Activating by phone is supposedly okay. It's just... Indonesia and customer service is like your worst service nightmare times 10.
It's a stroke-inducing experience.

A:<ASK>Windows 7 FPP; Activation no.of times limit? Online act. blocked?

Hello Fajar,

It was only because you activated it so many times in a short time period with the same key number, and got red flagged.

You should be fine and able to do the normal online activation if it's not activated again so soon. If so, you can always do a phone activation again.

Hope this helps,

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Hey. Out of all of my computer experience i have never heard of or seen this problem.

I downloaded windows upgrade advisor on my laptop and ran it. It said that I was able to run windows 7. So i installed it using usb because my laptop only has a cd drive, not a dvd drive. After installing it and it prompted me that it was going to restart and it did but when it came on again, it skipped all of the setup process such as entering username, computer name, password, my preferences for updates, and product key. it went straight to a screen asking me for a username and password......... i never created one so it's kind of difficult to get past that screen. haha.

i never altered installation files or anything I just used diskpart to set up the usb drive and then just transfered the files diectly from the windows dvd to the usb using another computer. =\

Any help would be greatly appreciated. =P

Thanks in advance!

A:Clean Install never asked me for username/pass/product key etc..

Thats not a regular win7 disk. Its a modded one, probably with an answer file (autounattend.xml) that did all that work for you. Even in 3rd party tools like RT7lite theres an unattend option that automates steps like user creation, product key and regional settings.

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IMPORTANT: System does not freeze in safe mode but it does freeze in safe mode with networking.

I made a thread a while back about a new laptop i got - basically had different sorts of BSOD and freezing. Can't remember if BSOD were present in diagnostic mode , but the random total freezes were (require restart).

Don't know if i will succeed in returning it but i need to know if it is hardware or software because if i send it one more time in service and it's fine (physically) they will make me pay for it and shipping (to another country).

I sent it to their service (Lenovo) and they changed my HDD and DVD unit.

Now it has several new problems and the ones from before: namely the HDD goes wild with the load cycles and other , click sounds in idle and more minor stuff.

Here is the old thread - for reference - same problems now with replaced HDD.

UPDATE: Ok - it ran more than 10.5 hours in safe mode without problems.

Can i say for certain it's NOT a hardware issue?

A:Second thread-freezing and BSOD approaching product return limit

Forgot to add- ran 1 pass of memtest and also win7 memtest and got no errors.

These things happen under both video cards so it's not the video.

It's not the HDD because that one got replaced.

That leaves the motherboard and CPU if it's hardware or even memory (i don't trust those tests)

Most frequent blue screens are memory management and pool header

Also - i can't remove memory sticks because i don't want to lose my warranty. I have a Lenovo one and a store one and i don't know about the store policy on this .

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can some body tell how i can locate the product activation wizard for windows xp pro have looked every where why i need it as ive reinstalled xp pro thanks all

A:product activation

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How many activations do i get per key and if it is only one what happens when i use it twice?

A:Activation key(product key)

You should get infinite activations with the key, AS LONG AS, it is used on the one computer, when you use it the second time, I should think you have to phone microsoft to reactivate it, I take it they kept the situation the same as XP, so thats what i'm going by.

XP usually generates a key for the computer hardware to check its on the one computer and if not asks you to reactivate, where microsoft can see past activations etc. All in place to simply stop you installing on as many PCs as possible.

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Hello Tech team

I would like to know how to remove the product activation reminder?
I perform a clean install on my system because it always rebooting
and did a startup diagnostic and couldn't find the cause or the problem
so I decided to do a clean installed. after XP home was installed, the
key product activation on my system tray is always popping up reminding
me that I have 30, 26, 14 days to activate. everytime that I click on the
icon it shows that windows is already activated and click exit.
I know that if windows is not activated, windows will generate a product
ID and phone numbers for Microsoft to activate. since the product is showing
that it is activated it will not generat a product ID and no phone number for
activation. Please help, it is driving me up the wall because it is always popping up in the middle of my sessions. Thanks

A:Product Activation

This seems to be a strange problem, but here is how you disable Baloon-tips in Windows XP:

Fire up "regedit", go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
modify the DWORD value EnableBalloonTips,
Valuedata instead of a 1, make it a 0.
Done. No more Baloon-tips.

It will not allow you to go around the Activation, it will simply disable all Notifications.

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My PC worked Fine for quite a while. Now suddenly it not want to boot and I get the following error message :
"A problem is preventing windows from accurately checking the licence for the computer. Error code : 0x8007007e "

I can boot into safemode without problems but I cannot find any problems there.

A:Product Activation

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Hi all,

I understand that XP requires product activation. What if i registered already and few months down the road, my hard disk crashes. What i heard from my friend is that after re-installing
XP, it requires me to re-activate again but to my knowledge internet product activation can be done only once.

anyone know what's the proper procedure?

please advise

A:XP Product Activation

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ok, I have a legal license of win XP pro activated, which came pre installed on my computer. I Recently Purchased win 2k pro.
(don't bother asking WHY I'm doing this..... please...)

I am planning to rid this machine of windows XP pro, and put 2000 pro on it.

This means I have a copy of windows XP pro laying around, not installed on anything. So legally I can install it on a different computer, correct?

As far as product activation goes, is it a pain to install XP on another machine after it's been installed on a different one?



A:XP pro product activation

It requires a simple phone call and an explanation of the circumstances. They will then give you a new 25 digit number to enter. It's no big deal and they handle several calls like yours daily. I suppose if you did it too frequently they might suspect you were up to no good but an occasional computer swap is reasonable.

Best regards.

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hi everyone
i just installed win xp (home edition).and already am clueless!from reading the help files,xp should be activated within 30 days.and this activation key is derived from both product key and a hardware based id number?so a change in hardware may render the activation key?is there any way i can find out and write down my activation key(not product key, i have that on my cd pack)?i mean is it possible to find out and keep activation key so's next time i crash and reinstall i can run and activate windowsXP even if i dun have internet?also it seems i can only use my product key a few times and then will have to ring up microsoft?

A:activation key(not product key)


I had an older box with XP on it that needed to be re-activated. A simple 1-800 phone call, the tech gave me a new code to input during our convo, stayed online with me to ensure the box was up and running.

I hope this helps :)


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I'm doing a fresh install of XP Home, SP1, and I have the SP2 CD as well.

Will XP SP2 still destroy your system if you install new hardware after installing the service pack?

Do you still need to do that software activation thing within 90 days where you have to register with Microsoft and they scan the hardware in your computer and if you don't XP SP2 destroys your system?

What do you do if you have no internet connection and want to install XP2?

Can you get it validated or activated over the phone or will it just destroy your system?



A:XP2 and Product Activation

I dont know what you mean by destroy your system. Ive installed sp2
on numerous machines without a problem. If you add new hardware you
may or may not have to reactivate. Xp is kind of flakey in how it discerns
new hardware. But even that is no big deal. If you have a internet connection
just reactivate. If not there is a phone number you can call that will
square you away...

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I have sticker on the back of my laptop "windowa 7 home prem oa acer group".
There is a product key, but when i attempt to open my word software it keeps on asking to type the key. All my attempts have failed, i have the computer for quite some time now and use the word but this is quite a nuisance. Any suggestions?

A:Product key activation

The sticker on your laptop will be the product key for your OEM version of Windows, not Microsoft Office Word.

If you don't have a product key for Word you will most likely have to buy another one before you can use it.

Is it a version that came pre-installed with your computer? If so, it will most likely be a trial version and you will definitely have to buy a product key from the Microsoft Store to carry on using Word.

Converting from Office 2010 Trial to full Office 2010 Product - Microsoft Answers

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hello my problem state after a system restore was stop cause the power whenout
now i cannot get pass the window logo i get uable to locate messages winlogon exe,service exe isass exe all three fail to start becasue shl wapi.dll was not found re installing the application may fix this problem please teel how iam going to do if i can not get pass the window logo it is windows xp

A:I cannot get pass the window logo

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hello everyone
my problem started from a system restore we had a power failer right in the middle of the restore now i can get into my window i getting these three messages winlogon exe service exe isass exe unabl to locate component it fail to start because shl wapi.dll was not found reinstalling the application may fix this problem i have call microsoft and they told me had to call dell but dell will not help me cause my warrant run out please if there is someone who can tell what do and how to do it i will fix the problem myself

A:i can get pass the window logo

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When i start my Computer...Then there got say ur window does not pass the guinuine..Then he call me buy the window guinuine activation code
anyone know how to resolve it?

A:Your Window Did Not Pass The Guinuine

We need a little more information regarding the problem your having e.g computer type, whats happening on the screen, at what point does the error occur.

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Hi I recently have been infected by the tdss virus and after several attempts to removed it none of them work including hitman pro,tdss killer and kaspersky. I found out it infected my system32 ndis from tdss killer. Suddenly today kaspersky detected it and removed/terminated the virus but then my computer would get a constant bsod and never get pass the system recovery screen. How can i fix this?

A:Window can not get pass recovery screen

Hi .With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread.Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. help is on the way.Louis

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can any one help,
my son has put a pass word on our computer and we dont know what it is.
he said he was just pressing buttons and now we cant use it.

can you help

A:window xp lost pass word

1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it?s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable ? as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be ?Press any key to boot from cd?3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files.4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.It should read something like ?If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it?Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically ? you will see a progress bar stating ?Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds?9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of ?pressing any key? to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see ... Read more

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Hello everyone,
I hope someone can help me. I just received the TRENDnet Tew-623PI today (its a wireless network adapter). I popped in the installation disc first as instructed in the manual. Right when it is about to finish installing, it prompts up this message: "The software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows Xp".

And below, the window gives me two options:
1) Continue anyway
2) Stop Installation

Windows recommend stopping installation. So, I picked the recommendation that Windows give. Then for some reason, it finishes installing (weird right?). Anyways, I opened up my computer, slide it into the PCI slot, screw it in tightly, and fire my computer back on.

After doing all that, the wireless cannot connect to my DSL modem. So, here I am, stuck in a pickle. Hopefully, someone can help me, as I would appreciate it a lot.

My computer specs are:

Windows Xp Service pack 2 32 Bit
Intel Duo Core 3.4 ghz
3.25 ram.
Wireless adapter that I am trying to run is: TRENDnet TEW-623PI

Hope that's enough information. Thank you again everyone for reading and helping out.

A:TRENDnet Can't Pass Logo Window

Pull the adapter, uninstall the software IF it shows in Add/Remove Programs.


Reinstall the software and this time 'Continue anyway'.

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hello,a week ago i had reset my pc , aftter resetting pc , for activation of windows i have entered the right product key but it gives error it shows try different key , i dont know what to do ,tell me what should i have to do

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I'm thinking about asking for WinXp from Santa, but I have a minor concern.
I am not currently in a position to connect my PC to the internet. I am using my brother's machine which is connected, but my own PC is sat in a box, waiting for me to move house.
As such, if I bought XP and installed it on my machine, the product activation would obviously not be possible.
So, what do I do?
Do I get it and wait til I've moved house (est. March 2002) and got myself connected before installing? Or do I install it, let the Prod Activation fail and then have to contact MS to get it running?

I am aware of the good and bad points of the OS, and MS assuming everyone is connected to the internet is certainly one of the bad points. Is there an alternative way to 'Activate'?


A:WinXP Product Activation ?!

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Hi guys,

I upgraded to windows 8 from windows 7, so not a clean install. I recently refreshed windows 8, and now it asks me for a product key. Unfortunately, I don't have any physical product key for it, and if I got an email, I don't think it exists any more. I tried the Belarc Advisor tool, but the product key it gave me doesn't work. I get frequent pop ups asking for the key at inconvenient times, so I'm hoping there's some other way I can recover the key.

Thank you.

A:Lost Product Key for activation.

You can try this suggestion:

Lost my Windows 8 Product key and Confirmation E-mail how do I find my - Microsoft Community

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I had to have hp remotely access my computer to fix webcam. (before the 90 days of free support was up). I never received the product key/activation code for the cyberlink power dvd 14 media player and can not play dvd's on my laptop. When I called to ask for the code the techs refused to give me the product key so that I can use the software stating that it wasn't their software but I see you can download it from their web page. They can give me the code that I never received to begin with for $50. Does anyone know where I can get the product key to use the software?

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I have installed Windows 7 onto a couple of work PCs. Valid licenses by the way. Both PCs show that Windows is activated, but there is the option to change the Product Key. Does this mean that the licenses aren't fully validated if this option is available?


A:Activation / Change Product Key

You are ok, This is if you need to change it in th future for some reason.

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How to change product id?

A:Change product id after activation

hi connor7 , welcome to the forums , is it the product key you wish to change ?

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Hi, everyone!!

I don know this question is sensitive , or will break the international law or not. Please forgive me to post at here.

This question is about the windows XP product activation. Before, i using windows XP home(having original CD) but now I already upgrade to WinXP Professional (having non-original CD means that burn from other CD). Here is the problem, the Windows XP Pro CD I have is not the original one , so I'm facing problem that the icons always appear to remind that only remain 60days to activate the product. And then, and also required access to internet for activation(very annoying). but useless... >>>show "invalid product key"

So I try to type the Home edtion's original product key, but still useless, and show that "invalid product key" (may be original product key was already used in XP home before I upgrade it to WinXP Pro, is me right?)

So what will happened to PC after the 60days already pass, unable to use WinXP ? Any ideas to activate it ?

A:Windows XP product activation......


I am sorry to report to you that upgrading from WinXP Home with a legitimate disk and then upgrading to WinXP Pro with a copied (illegal) disk is not legal and does break the law. This can have legal ramifications.

Therefore, we are not able to assist you with any of these questions or to provide answers for an illegal operation on this forum. Thread Closed.

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A friend of mine bought a used computer and asked me to look at it and see if I could get passed this activation message for them.

'This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can logon. Please ask a computer administrator to activate Windows on this computer.'

I am not all that familiar with XP home edition as I still mostly use Windows 98 on my equipment. They didn't get any disks at all with this computer, just the computer mouse, monitor and keyboard. It is an older Compaq but that is about all I know about it so far.

Is there anybody out there that knows anything about getting around this?


A:Windows Product Activation

To quote the Windows XP user manual...

To help reduce software piracy, Windows XP uses the product activation system, which allows you to install Windows XP on only one computer.

You can activate your copy of Windows either:

During Setup


By clicking Start --> All Programs --> Activate Windows

If you wait to activate your software, you can still use Windows for 30 days. During this time, you'll be reminded periodically to activate windows.

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At the beginning of 2010 I bought myself a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate. I can't remember precisely when I activated it but around March or April 2010. It was activated on a 32-bit machine.

I now want to buy myself a 64-bit machine. I've heard that after a certain period of time I can re-install onto a new PC but I don't know exactly what the allowed time period is. I'd like to contact Microsoft to find out my exact activation date.

Does anyone have a low cost telephone number for Microsoft in the UK? There seem to be loads of companies offering premium rate phone numbers for "Microsoft Support" but when you look a little deeper, they're nothing to do with Microsoft!!

The booklet that came with Win7 lists a couple of freephone numbers - but only for the US and Canada.

Also, what's the allowed time period for re-installation onto a new PC?

A:Product activation on a replacement PC

There is no time restriction.
Note, however, that
1) if it's an OEM copy of Windows, it cannot be transferred to a new machine. OEM Licenses are locked to the first motherboard on which they are activated

2) You will almost certainly have to activate by telephone.

Look in the Reading phone book (use Yell.com) for MS's usual UK contact details.
for Activation, the activation wizard will supply an 0800 number for you.

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Does Spysweeper 3.5 use product activation?

The reason I ask is that I go from computer to computer and it seems about half or more of my work is removing spyware/adware. I'm looking for products that I can install, run to remove threats, then uninstall. Product activation would, of course, prevent this.

I already use Spybot Search and Destroy, AdAware, and Microsoft AntiSpy; but, as all here know, none of the programs available, for pay or for free, will do a 100% removal. Even the combination of three or even four products will not do much more than 85% so the more ammunition in my arsenal, the better.

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I recently bought a OEM Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64- Bit operating system, unfortunately I am unable to find any product key to conduct the installation on the DVD itself  or the packaging. I wonder where to obtain the key code or how to activate windows? 
I am grateful for any advice!Sarah

A:OEM Windows 7 64 Bit- Product Activation

Generic OEM? or did you purchase a Dell installation disk to reinstall the OS on an existing Dell computer that came with Windows 7?
If generic OEM, then it should have come with a product key.
If a Dell OEM disc, you should not need to enter a product key, but if you are prompted for one, then you will need to get the product key off the COA sticker on your computer.

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I was told to downgrade to sp2 so I can use this slot on my computer because I don't have a firmwire port so I did computer restarted and got a error "windows product activation , a problem is preventing windows from accuratly checking the license for this computer error code 0x80004005".
I tried to reboot in safe mode networking so I can restore but recieved error message I have a recovery system option when choosing f8 advance options but not sure how to use it . Any help will be greatly appreciated thanks in advance

A:Windows product activation

Hi Shawniej -
Error code 0x80004005
This problem may occur if a file that the Windows Product Activation (WPA) requires is damaged or missing. This behavior occurs if one or both of the following conditions are true:
A third-party backup utility or an antivirus program interferes with the installation of Windows XP.
A file that WPA requires is manually modified.
This is the explanation from Microsoft - Run a sfc / scannow check from Run box - Have your XP CD to place in the slot once the scan has started -
Also close all open programs and disable your Antivirus while doing this -

Thank You -

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I'm running Linux on an Z240 workstation. I want to use the Windows license that came with this workstation to run Windows 7 in a virtual machine inside my Linux host OS. I no longer have the original contents of the hard drive. Unlike a notebook PC, there does not seem to be a sticker showing the Windows product key that I need for activation. I read there may be a Digital Product Key in the BIOS, but I have searched the menus without finding it. I had written down what I thought was the Windows Product Key before erasing the hard disk, but it turned out to be the Product ID instead. Any ideas?

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