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Solved: Acronis keeps asking for activation after activation

Q: Solved: Acronis keeps asking for activation after activation

Hi guys , I installed ATI 2010 Home, Boxed version made a backup image to external HDD. got a message saying I had 30 days to activate trial version? I restored the backup image and I activated ATI , offline, I then received a message saying thanks successfully installed. When I access ATI now I get the same box asking for activation again. the options are Try out, Buy, Activate, Cancel . I was thinking of reactivating online , but am wary of further messing up the install . I have not registered the product yet , Had a look at the Acronis register page ( they tell you Not recommended to access the page) ? Any ideas with this one ? options uninstall , reinstall? Try activate online? Anyone experienced this problem?

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A: Solved: Acronis keeps asking for activation after activation

Hi guys, this ones solved, I took a chance11 rebooted, connected to the internet, started ATI and reactivated online it worked . Same as last time only the ATI icon seems to be different, have tested it a few times and goes straight into Acronis without problems now. Done!

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Hi there all,

My situation is that I have 65 Dell M4800 Laptops, one of these laptops I use as the master laptop to build a Master image for the other 65 laptops. Every month I have to perform a system update to the master image with software and program updates that have changed. From there I then take a new master image and use Acronis to move the image to the other 64 laptops.

I have a copy of Windows 7 Enterprise with office 2010 both with an unlimited corporate licence. for both applications.

The issue I am having is that when I take a copy of the master laptop with Acronis 14.0 then restore the image to the other laptops, I have to keep activating both Windows and Office on ever laptop. My other issue is that I cant connect these laptops to the Internet either so I have to use the phone activation process.

What I am trying to find out is the following;
1. Does Windows change its activation codes for telephone activation every time for the same laptop.

2. If the activation codes are the same ever time, is there a way to have all the codes in a file that the system is able to look up and activate after the reimage.

3. If the codes do change then does anyone have a way to capture the codes and automate this process some how.

Thanks in advance

A:Activation of Windows 7 after Re-image using Acronis

The problem here is that the MAC address is unique to each machine - and carries a lot of weight in the Activation scheme.
Changing MAC address will almost always cause a request to re-activate.

To avoid this problem you should use the proper installation procedures, rather than just cloning the drive.
Windows 7 OPK
Download The Windows® Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows® 7 from Official Microsoft Download Center

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keeps asking for reactivation. does not allow reactivation. I used a registry cleaner. Maybe this is the problem. I have tried a few fixes on other forums. Please let me know what other info I need to share.

A:Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

NB: Sometimes the report can be very long if there are lots of eventlog errors - so please post between <code> tags (# in the toolbar)

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Hi there
I recently changed a MOBO from an INTEL based one to one using an AMD PHENOM processor -- W7 didn't want any new activation rather surprisingly. (Broken Mobo and I had a spare ASUS MOBO lying around).

However the first time I switched to using a LAN cable instead of a Wifi USB adapter I got the "Hardware has changed - please activate windows. OK it activated fine -- however seems strange to me that a MOBO change didn't call for any activation (Disks, memory, DVD device etc were canaballized from the old machine) but a simple switch from Wifi to a LAN did. !!! The internal logic of the activation process seems totally illogical and bizarre. (Running W7 x-64 ULTIMATE). !!!


A:W7 activation -- new MOBO fine but LAN connection wants activation

In order to completely troubleshoot Windows validation & activation issues, please perform the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the unedited results of the tool here in your next reply

More detail: Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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Hi Gents,

Hope someone can help me here. I've been using a retail version of Win7 Home premium 64 for about 2 years now with no issues.

During that time I've reinstalled the product possibly 6 or 8 times. Excessive I know but when things start to go wrong I like to start fresh again. Anyway from memory the last 2 times I have had to use phone activation.

A couple of weeks ago I dropped my laptop and killed the HDD. Put in a new one and reinstalled Win. I've just tried to activate with no luck. I went to phone activation and being lazy I typed in my old code I had saved from last time.

Now I can't activate and when I try and open the phone activation box I get a pop up from the toolbar saying the copy isn't genuine and nothing more.

Is there a way to resolve this or have I pissed off the activation so much that I actually have to shell out for a new copy?

Thanks in advance and I'm located in Thailand if that makes a difference.

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4MHKM-R9MG4-B9DC6
Windows Product Key Hash: fS2p+9FFNHo2N74fO2AYkN6aX6E=
Windows Product ID: 00359-312-2766597-85458
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {CABA53C2-FBFA-4CBE-BCEA-C50D8F29804C}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Sign... Read more

A:Activation Fail and no Phone activation possible.

The error indicates mismatched ID's in the license.

Please first try recreating Licensing Store.

Recreate the Licensing Store
Go to Start > All Programs > Accessories
Right-Click on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator - accept the UAC prompt
Run the following commands in the Command Prompt window, using the Enter key at the end of each

net stop sppsvc
(wait until the service has stopped before entering the following lines)

CD %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform
REN tokens.dat tokens.bar
net start sppsvc

After a couple of seconds the Windows Activation dialog will appear.
You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key, or Activation may occur automatically.
If you are asked for your Key, use the one on the COA sticker on the machine's case

Reboot and Post back with a new MGADiag report.

(Note: the Line 'CD %win......\SoftwareProtectionPlatform' is all on one line - it may be broken in the Forum listing)

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Hello, I have my original activation key but when trying to finalize it, windows tells me this key is only for upgrades not for clean installs?

I had to to do clean install and it was from my original official backup disc so I'm not sure what the problem is?

A:Activation says my key is only for upgrades not activation?

Maybe you bought an upgarde disc and not a full install disc.

Use your original disc, not the backup.

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In Sept., 2009 I purchased an HP Pavilion desktop preloaded with a Vista home premuim OS(64 bit) and it came with a free upgrade disk for Windows 7. At that time I did not choose to upgrade as Vista seemed to work fine. A few weeks ago something happened to my system and I thought I was going to have to replace the hard drive. I decided to try to reformat the hard drive and see if that would work before buying a new hard drive. As I still had the free upgrade disk for the Win 7, I installed it also. Surprisingly it worked, and with Tech Guy's help I have been able to get Win 7 running and I have all of my records restored.

I have been receiving messages that I must activate Win 7 in xx number of days or I will lose features of Win 7.I do not know what the activation key is or how to retrieve it. The sleeve or case that the Win7 disk came in has either been thrown away or misplaced during one of my wife's office cleanups.HP support offers no help and the same with Microsoft support.

What features will I lose ?
What are my options ?
What would I need to purchase, another Win 7 upgrade or a full version Win 7? Win 8 ?

A:Solved: Win 7 activation key

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Here I am again with the same problem as before. I keep running into a wall using WLO help and support. My problem is this, some where down the road I had downloaded a trial version of WLO to only be plagued with not being able to use the subscription for WLO that I do have and if that is not enough, WLO is letting me know that I am up for renewal here real quick. I have just paid for my current version of WLO about a month ago VIA card. I do not want to get billed again. I had just re-installed Vista on to my computer along with WLO. I had tried to enter the new ID# but it had stated that in order to re-install on the same computer I needed to use the same ID# as used for the first install. I figure that I am going to have to install a trial version and THEN put in the correct ID# when asked. Now, if I do install a trial version and use the correct ID# will it even be necessary to contact anyone because if all goes as planned it should not recognize any other install of WLO. It's all about getting the correct ID# to work. The number that shows up on my installed version is not the number showing in my account, that's why I figure if I can get the correct number to work all should be good, wishful thinking.
Thanks for your time, DONK

A:[SOLVED] activation wlo

If you do not mind answering what is WLO?

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After installing XP, and putting in product code numbers, what is the 'activation' you are supposed to do within 28 days. ???? Only ever loaded Win 98 before, simple job. Presume activation is for Microsoft to check on disc validity. Thanks....

A:Solved: XP activation


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I repurched avg for two years. have the exc. icon on my desk top and that works find. my year is up dec. 26. my corrent avg does not show the new update date. and I have two new activation codes that will not activate??? do I wait untill dec. 26 or what????? I am confused:

A:[SOLVED] activation

Got my avg up and running. I just had to email them and copy and past my code in the right place. I am new to computers sorta, I am a middle grade beginner
again Thank you!!!!!

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Every time (actually this week) that I start my PC, XP is asking for activation, if I click OK (to activate) a new window come out saying that windows it's already activated. So, what is the problem? How can I stop my computer from doing that? It's very annoying.

A:[SOLVED] XP asking for activation

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When I download a software, and I have to click the url in the email sent to me, inorder for the activation to take effect, the activation page does not appear but the software does download. I tried deleting and downloading again, and the same problem appears.
Moreover I have 2 desktops sharing one modem. I downloaded the software from x country on to computer 1 and started using it. Then I tried downloading the same software from y country on to computer 2 with a different userid, password and email too so as to not experience any conflicts. The activation page did not appear but the software got downloaded. However when I restarted the computer 2, the entire software along with the changes and the updated work which was done on computer 1 appeared on computer 2.

I contacted the ISP and inquired if there was a problem with the modem but the reply was negative. I contacted the PC manufacturer who said the problem was beyond their scope.

We have the latest version Norton 360 installed. Your valuable advice and suggestions will be appreciated.

Thanks for taking the trouble of reading and replying.

A:Solved: Activation page does not appear

Hi, I guess the problem was Norton360. It was uninstalled as some files were corrupt and then reinstalled. This solved the problem. Thanks for reading.

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Used the info provided to get rid of the sonic activation pop-ups when rebooting... Now getting the same problem but with a "windows photo gallery" Sonic once you had x-ed it out enough never cam back until a reboot; photo galley is coming back all the time

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I need to activate my XP again at MS but it says I am out of times to do so. What number do I need to call to get a new activation code and what do I tell them why I need to.


A:Solved: MS activation for XP question

1-888-571-2048 for those in the US. You'll have to have the activation wizard up while you do follow the telephone prompts.

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can any one help me please i need to activate my windows because it says only 30 days to do it i click on activate vier internet but it doent work i have a geniun copy of xp home addition

A:[SOLVED] windows activation

Then you will probably need to call them to activate it, if it's a legit install, it's relatively painless process over the phone (at least here in the states it is) have had to do it numerous times at work

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I have needed to reinstall my copy of Windows XP because it was taken down by some weird recurring BSOD telling me the video driver got stuck in an infinate loop. I tried reinstalling Windows, but I got error message 45092:

According to our records, the number of times you can activate Windows with this product key has been exceeded.

I tried calling Microsoft, but the CD key they gave me did not work. It tells me the product key is invalid.

If anyone could tell me where I can get a valid CD key without a full new purchase of Windows, I would greatly appreciate it. I don't want to go back to ugly Windows 7.

A:Solved: Windows XP Activation

The only places where you can get a valid Key are:
1)Recall MS and explain your situation
2)Buy one
3)If a friend of yours who has the Same Windows XP product as yours i.e. XP Home or XP Pro and is No Longer using it because he or she bought the Full version of either Vista or Win7 and has Uninstalled their XP, then that friend can pass your their key code.

And Win7 is not ugly, you can Custumize it to your liking.

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Hello , i recently upgraded my OS to Windows Vista Home Basic Sp2 32 bit, in my hp compaq netbook.
It has been 27 days and i have to activate windows within 3 days, well , i opened windows activation , i entered my product key , which is in the bottom of my netbook , i clicked next but an error appeared saying that my product key isn't a Windows Vista Home Basic Compatible Key, so i inserted my Windows installation cd , i found the product key listed in it for my computer , but with no luck.
Any ideas? :/ I only have 3 days. Does anyone know what will happen if i dont activate windows within these 3 days?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Windows Activation key, Help.

what will happen if i dont activate windows within these 3 days?Click to expand...

Your system will fail to load windows and you wont be able to use it.

Is the COA key on the sticker for Vista Home Basic 32bit?
is the installation version you used the same as for the key, OEM vs Retail etc?

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Is there any way I can uninstall windows XP after the activation grace period has ended. I would like to install ME or at least revert back to 98, but all I get is the activation screen. I can start in safe mode but it won't let me uninstall or install ME.

Any ideas? Thanks very much for your time

A:Solved: Windows XP activation

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Hello and thanks for your help!

We have found a number of small envelopes that used to contain cd's and there are activation keys on the envelopes. How would we be able to match these to their proper programs please? Is there a list somewhere with the first 4 or 8 digits or something like that, which we could use to point us in the right directiton?


A:Solved: activation key identification

Belarc http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html will show what's on the PC

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I just had a new Motherboard installed in my Dell 6720 laptop and everything works great again. With a new MB I now have a new Product Key for the OS. Following is the sequence of my current problem.

1. I had been running on an SSD cloned from the original HDD. I removed the SSD and installed the original HDD to get the computer repaired by Dell.
2. After completion of the repairs, I used the new Product Key to activate Windows successfully on the original HDD.
3. Reinstalled the SSD and booted up normally.
4. Had occasion to reboot numerous times never thinking to activate Windows again on the SSD.
5. Now when SSD is installed windows will not boot. Powering up results in immediate display of UEFI boot Options menu.

Query... Is there some limit on how many times the OS can be booted before windows activation is required? Is there, in fact, any relationship between failure to boot and windows activation?

A:Solved: Windws Activation

NO - there is no relationship between how many times the system can be booted and activation.
HOWEVER in windows 8 of course as part of their continuing battle against piracy Microsoft included in the programming a requirement that windows 8 be activated before it could be used.


Normally this is done automatically as soon as the system is booted and connected to the internet.

although an HP thread this is very relevant

In your case, the new motherboard is a hardware change that requires re-activation - therefore that is why the new product key, embedded in the firmware, I think - is then used.

The reason as I see it why the SSD now goes direct to the UEFI boot options is not per se the lack of activation, but because the replacement of the HDD with the SSD and the setting of the UEFI was not correctly carried out

That all said, you can presumably replace the hard drive and boot back to that - I hope.

One aspect that confuses me is that this was posted by you
06-Sep-2013, 12:15 AM #2
After a couple of weeks working with Dell online, they sent a tech to my home and replaced the Motherboard and the keyboard. problem gone.
Click to expand...

12.15 AM or 0015 hrs - TODAY 6 SEPT whereas the topic I am replying to is
05-Sep-2013, 11:43 PM

so is it in fact sorted please

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Hey guys, I got a problem.

Recently I did a full XP OS reinstallation and deleted and reformatted the partition. But after I had loaded up windows and every thing, there was no notice to activate windows. This seems to affect my ability to get updates . Any help would be appreciated.


A:Solved: No Microsoft Activation?

Nevermind I fixed it.

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I have windows 7 that failed activation. Here is the situation. Way back when it first came out I purchased
the family 3 pack of Windows 7 Home Premium. I have it on 2 computers and had it on a 3rd but no longer. I made the mistake of thinking (like most normal people would) that I could have it on 3 computers at any given time as long as I
didn't try to put it on more than 3 at any time I was good to reinstall it since I had it on only 2 computers.
As I'm sure many of you know (I did not) that you only can install it once so the 3rd computer will not activate
as it's already been installed.

The problem is how can I get this activated without doing a complete install. I have purchased Windows 7 Home
Premium system builders (coming in the mail). Does anyone know if I can use the key from that to activate
Win 7 Home that is installed without have to do a complete install again.


A:Solved: Activation problem

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I activiated Windows XP Pro, first i couldn't so i called Microsoft.
I got a activiation code, and it was activated.
When i restarted, when i logged in, i got a message that Windows wasn't activated and that i have to activate Windows.
When i click on activate, it says Windows is already activated, when i click on "ok" i get logged out, and the circle starts again.
Also it's not possible to go into Save mode to change things.

If someone can help me that is appriciated.

A:[SOLVED] Windows activation

Hi Geenidee.

That seems to be a common problem.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312295/en-us is Microsoft's solution.

Found the link here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f10/...ed-145279.html

Hope it helps.

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I just finished formatting and reloading XP Pro on a Dell 2400 machine and have a few questions. After installing Xp, there wasn't any window popping up saying to activate and I also tried to run "oobe/msoobe/a" and it said that it couldn't be found. Does this mean that since it is a Dell XP disk, activation is not necessary or it is built into the bios? This computer belongs to my mother-in-law and they are not connected to the internet. I had to reload because after the dell splash window, the screen just stayed dark so I also would like to know if this is what happens without activation. TIA


A:Solved: XP Activation Question

Many OEM versions of XP that are shipped with the PC, are BIOS locked and unable to be loaded on any other PC, so activation is unneccessary.

Sounds like your case exactly.

If it was required, you would get a pop-up telling you, and finally stopping you logging on.

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I have an OEM version of XP Home and I would like to know how many times I can activiate it. Is there a limit?

A:Solved: Windows activation.

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Hello, i just recently had to format and re-install xp SP2 on my computer do to software conflict
when i installed service pack 3 , now that i have re-installed windows
i was prompted immediately to activate my copy of xp before i could log on
so i chose yes as there should be no problem with copy as its legit
as well as key at first it just locks with activation window in background
then if i reboot it prompts me again and this time it will let me into activation window, if i try by internet it does not work as xp doesnt have nic drivers for my network adapter and if i go to phone option
everything looks as it should though it will not generate an installation ID number for step 3, i called Microsoft and they said they couldnt help as my copy is an oem copy. i have tried to re-install windows multiple times at this point and the problem persists. any1 have an idea as to what the problem might be? oh also i have tried to change key under the option in the activation window , though i only have the one , regardless it doesnt seem to make a difference

thanks for any help

A:[SOLVED] Xp will not generate activation key


I installed a pci ethernet card and got it detected in safe mode
following i rebooted machine and got windows to activate via internet option the window popped up stating thank you for activating windows
i clicked okay and it booted me to the log in screen i click on the accopunt to get into windows and it told me that i needed to activate this copy of windows before i could log on! so again i chose internet option and it said i would have to activate via phone so i chose phone option and viola an instalation id was present i called and everything was as it should be it gave me the return numbers to activate windows , i activated again and it thanked me "again" then once i quit the activatikon screen it booted me to log in and i clicked on the user account to go to desktop and alas it told me i had to activate windows before i could log in , so i tried again and now it tells me that my copy of windows has already been activated and when i click ok it just sends me back to log in and over and over again....

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i have a legit copy of windows xp but the activation has been used too many times. do i have to call the microsoft number to get a new one.
i now this is a stupid question but i have never had to do this before and the web page that i got directed is not available.

A:Solved: Windows XP activation

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I had to reinstall a computer with Win2000 Pro because the hard drive failed.

Am confused about the need to reactivate this copy of Win2000. The reinstall was on the same computer with the same hardware, same product key code. I can't find any information on the Microsoft website for what to do with Win2000, it is all either XP or Vista. The only thing that changed was a reinstall on a new drive, the drive is a different size, model, etc from what was previously installed.

How to I check on the computer what the activation status is??? They do not give the information for Win2000. If I right click Computer and Check on the Properties, it gives a Registered User number. Appears to be what I had before.

How do I do an activation procedure or will it start in 3 days automatically. Do I even need too??? They say in one page that it usually only required if both the hard drive and memory are changed out at once. Very confusing.

What number do I use to call Microsoft if it needs to be done via telephone.

A:Solved: Activation of Win2000 Pro

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I have read all instructions from W-7 on setting up this homegroup file sharing idea. I have new desktop and a laptop running W-7 and so far have been unable to get the 2 computers to read files on one or the other.
I do have a router in between the internet connection. My desktop is connected thru the router and of course my laptop is wireless and connects thru the wireless router also.
Could this have anything to do with me not being able to use "Homegroup"

A:Solved: Homegroup activation

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I'm sure this is a silly question, but just in case I'm wrong---I've just successfully hooked-up and configured a wireless router to my laptop for the first time. I now have 3 things to turn-on. The computer itself, the modem and the router. Does the order in which I turn them on make any difference? Thanks,

A:Solved: Order Of Activation

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Down to my last issue with my laptop (i hope). I ended up having to reformat and reinstall windows xp media edition on it. However while installing it would not accept the product key on the sticker on the bottom of the laptop. Ended up having to use a generic to get through. But now neither key will activate windows. And i cant seem to change the key on the laptop itself either.

Any way i can still get this activated?

A:[SOLVED] Windows Activation

unless the xp you install is the exact match of the version indicated on the coa sticker on the bottom of your latop, then it will not activate.

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Had to re-install WinXP Pro SP1 over WinXP SP2.
Initially I used a copy of WinXP Pro w/SP1 & used the repair option. Now whenever I restart the machine, it states that "This copy of windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can log on. Do you want to activate Windows now?".
I click on OK & go through the routine of activating over the internet or calling and entering the code received over the phone, both with & without registering with Microsoft, and it closes with "You have successfully activated you copy of Windows.".
Then I re-start, or shut down & turn it back on and the same sequence recurs.
I have even slipstreamed SP2 into my SP1 copy & re-installed using the repair option. Same result.
Does anyone know how can I get out of this loop without having to wipe out my Windows directory with all of my saved settings & installed programs?

Jz Lauratis
[email protected]
(702) 378-9071

A:Solved: Win XP Activation Loop

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I bought a new computer and want to install - activate Photoshop CS on it. I can't because
I have it on 2 computers now.
I want to deactivate (remove) it from one computer and use it on the new computer.
I don't see how to do that.
I called Adobe but could not understand a thing the person was saying.
So I thought I might get an answer here.
Thank You,

A:Solved: Photoshop Activation

i would assume to remove it from the computer u go to your add/remove and remove it.it might be that u can only use it on 2 computers and thats it and not be able to use it anymore on another one ever. hope this helps u.

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First let me say I'm 51 and not too computer savvy. I'm an avid photographer; and use CS2 quite a bit. It is a legal copy that I purchased..

At the persuasion of my son's friend, I did a registry cleaning with "Registry Mechanic".

Deleted a whack of stuff....I know......

Here's my problem...

Photoshop CS2 started getting a pop up ..after I try to open it.

"Adobe Activation:

You are not allowed to continue because your account does not have the proper priviledges. Please log in using an account with administrator privileges & try again"
It then shuts down.

I tried to un-install the program (Son's friend's idea again)..then I re-installed CS2.
Installed ok..Registered ok...But then I get that darn pop up when I want to use it..Even tried to do a Restore to an earlier point (Vista)...It would not even restore back.

I need expert help;

Much appreciated.

A:Solved: Photoshop CS2 Activation

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I have had this Windows 7 Home Premium for 5 or 6 months. And have installed and activated it several times only on this PC. But now it no longer activates. A message pops up that says: The product key that you have entered does not appear to be a valid Windows 7 prouduct key. Please check, and retype it again.

Does anybody know how this could happen?

A:Solved: Activation Problems

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Have installed Adobe CS3 Web Premium and trying to activate the product online but I receive the message 'unable to activate' after inputting my serial. Is there a way to bypass this process?

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Adobe CS3 Activation

You can try Phone Activation.
It's automated, just touch in your Activation Number, when you hear the Authorization Number, type it into the spaces provided.
If there is a problem with the license, you'll have to hang on and talk to real person about it.

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On my new XP/Pro system, if I enter ...

All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Activate Windows

.... it tells me that Windows is already activated. Great!!

I've just reloaded XP/Home in my old system, and there is no apparent way to activate the operating system. The "Activate Windows" item just isn't on the System Tools menu. All the Microsoft help and KB articles seem to assume that it would be there.

Now, somewhere up there in MS Land someone must like me, because I've just downloaded and applied over 90 patches to the basic Windows XP/SP2 OS ... and not once did it ask me about activation.

I'm going to give this computer to a computer novice in the next week or two. And she will not know what to do if she is asked about "activation."

Opps ... I'm the one that is lost! Just found out that using the Run command I can enter "oobe/msoobe /a" and it bring up the Activation window.

The strange thing is that it says the system is activated. I KNOW I didn't activate it, so that remains a mystery, but apparently it is no problem that requires solving.

I've been fooling around with computer all my life and at times they are a total mystery to me. Oh well ....

Is this something I should be concerned with?

A:Solved: Activation -- Lost ??

What is the make and model of the computer in question?

Was this the legal recovery software for the computer?

Some computers that are OEM the software automatically authenticates its self or is already authenticated. Going to the OEM web site and checking thru the FAQ's or tech support should be able to find out if this is the case....

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Having an issue with an old laptop, I got an old laptop from my mom and I was told I had to format it and get rid of everything that was on it.....she had all the original software do I figured no problem.....it's a Dell Inspiron 1000. I reformatted it and installed the Dell CD which contained the Windows XP Media Center Edition....everything went fine, drivers all that...asked me if I wanted to activate I said yes.....connected to internet all that... Problem is....keeps asking me.....and when I click "yes" I wish to authenticate my version of windows.....it says already activated and to click close......over and over gain. I have the sticker on the bottom with the code and it says windows xp media center....but it never asks for it. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Activation Issue

is Service Pack 3 installed
This continual request for activation is usually solved when that is installed

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So I recently built a computer and installed Windows XP. I validated it and it ran fine for 3 weeks. Now when I boot it up there is a prompt that says I have 7 days to validate product and asks if I want to do it now. I hit yes and it brings me to my desktop and a prompt that says this product has already been validated. That is a pain but doesn't hinder me. However, now neither of my mice work. When I try them in other computers they work fine. When I plug it into my new computer it beeps and says new hardware, and the mouse is able to move for like 2 secs then freezes up. Could this have something to do with the whole validating thing. It is very frustrating. What can I do?

A:Solved: Product Activation

Not knowing exactly what your problem is, I'd try a repair. Or, if you don't get a firm answer here, you can always email Microsoft. I've had good luck with them. Go figure.

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I seemed to of lost the activation key to my legal copy of vista which I would like to find out what it is because I bought a new hard drive and plan on putting vista on this hard drive. I know there is either a command or software that could help me out with this but I am not sure of the command or what software I could use. Could someone plz help me out with this. I would greatfully appreciate it.


A:Solved: Need to find my activation key

The activation key is generated when you activate Windows and only good at that time. If its the product key that you are looking for then it should be attached to the computer/laptop or in the Windows Vista case.

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My computer crashed and now I am having problems with the activation of Office XP Students & Teacher, when I call the telephone number nothing happens.

A:Solved: activation problem

Hi toopay

Have you tried activating over the Internet?
If so, what happens?
Are you receiving any error messages?
Are you logged in using an Administrator account?

Let us know.

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hi all,yes its me again,birdman1,a small problem,or a big one,I put windows xp pro sp2 over windows 98se on my second computer no problems,got on the internet via my main computer running windows xp and validated it, all was well,Ive changed the computer over the last 3 days ,burnt out the on off swich,transferd every thing ok,but now every time I boot the computer up I keep geting to be asked to activate windows,every time I try without succsess,a message keeps appering no conectivity with activation server,Ive hard wired the computer to my main wireless adsl router by ethnet cable ,for a direct connection,no luck,birdman1

A:[SOLVED] windows xp activation

just to let you know Ive sorted activation out,birdman1

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I had installed xp on one hd an had it replaced cause I thought that it was at fault. But it turned out that it was the program that I had formatted it with, the thing is that I had it activated the max number of times that you can. I dont know how to get around it but the thing is I dont want to call in an try talking to a representive. Not that I am against talking to them but its hard to understand each other an possible that I just get around it. Its part of my gaming pc system an want to turn it on an not worry about installing stuff every other month.

A:Solved: Over XP Activation Problems

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I have a Dell D600 that I recently replaced the motherboard in. It had been down for a little over a year and after I updated everything it worked fine. I probably didn't use it for 5 or 6 days and today when I went to log on a small screen opened on the log in page while it was loading my settings. It had a red circle with a white x and a button bar that said okay. If you close the box or click on okay it immediately logged me off and I could not get windows to open.

After searching the web on another computer I started the d600 in safe mode and was able to get windows up. It says my copy of windows is not activated and to be properly licensed I need to activate it. Problem is it does not show up under system tools so I can't start the activation wizard. I've also tried safe mode with command prompt and am unable to activate that way. I tried to get some help from microsoft, but couldn't get a phone number to any one I could speak to directly.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated

A:Solved: Windows XP Activation

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Alright, let me start out by saying that I'm an idiot. All of these problems stem from me being a dumbass and trying to fix my problems by myself rather than asking someone who knows better, so I'm trying a slightly different angle this time, i.e. asking people who are hopefully smarter than myself.

A while back, I was having some trouble with my laptop (a Toshiba, if that makes any difference), and I thought that the problem might be solved by reinstalling Windows Vista. I had the disc to do so, so I thought I'd try it out. Unfortunately, I installed the wrong version - Windows Vista Home Basic instead of Windows Vista Home Premium. Because I'm a lazy *******, I put off dealing with the activation until the 30 day time limit was up. Now I can't access my computer at all, and the product key I have will only work for activating Windows Vista Home Premium, not Basic.

So, here's the question: How do I reinstall Premium when my computer won't do anything besides opening the activation window? I have the disc I need and I have the product key, but I can't use either of them at the moment.

A:Solved: Issues with activation

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I uninstalled Trend Micro Internet Security Pro 2009 on an XP Pro SP3 machine so that I could install a different security suite.

After uninstalling Trend Micro (but before installing the new suite) I restarted the machine. On restart I received a warning that the hardware on the machine had changed significantly and that I needed to reactivate Windows. Reactivation was completed without any problems.

However, I am rather confused as to how uninstalling a security suite could result in an apparant significant change to the hardware when there had in fact been no change to the hardware for several months.

I would like to understand what caused this problem.

Thanks for your feedback.


A:Solved: Windows Activation

Maybe Trend Micro can give you specifics on their site. But security suites typically perform major changes to your operating system. For a reason only known to Trend Micro, theirs alters it in such a way that Windows believes a hardware change has been made.

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