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  1. mistergixter

    mistergixter New Member

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    I had to reformat and reinstall XP on my grandmas computer. I used the XP key right off of the side of her computer. Now I get the message that the activation period has expired. How do I get around this or I am stuck making a call to MS to get this resolved?
     
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    Stupid question but did you activate it?
     
  3. mistergixter

    mistergixter New Member

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    I can answer your stupid question with a stupid answer.

    Like activated in the past or tried to activate it now?
     
  4. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Just phone them - it's painless
     
  5. mistergixter

    mistergixter New Member

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    I called them, went through the process and still won't register the copy of windows. It says it needs to be activated, but then it it says it is already activated and won't let me go any further. This means another call to MS to fix the issue?

    The thing is, this is my grandma's computer and I used a copy of XP that I had but I used her CD key. That should not have made a difference right? Like now I am in an endless loop.

    After spending 1 hour on the phone with tech support, the issue still looks to be a pain.

    Thanks for the help though, I think MS is going to finish helping.
     
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    mistergixter New Member

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    My only option now is to go out and buy a copy of XP or switch to Linux. All my grandma needs to do is check email. Is Linux going to serve her purpose for that?
     
  7. Doomsday

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    MS should have given you a new key to type in. What happened?
    Linux + web based/desktop email clients should be fine
     
  8. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    XP discs are not interchangeable from Corp, to home, to OEM.
     
  9. mistergixter

    mistergixter New Member

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    Well I have never had a real copy of XP. So I had the burned copy of XP and had a valid CD key, which failed. Got a new CD key generated from XP, but since it was running off of a burnt disc, some files may have gotten copied incorrectly. So there was nothing more MS could do for me. The tech guy was very helpful though, I spent about 2 hours total on the phone with him. For customer service, it was very pleasent.
     
  10. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Ubuntu clears it all right up.
     

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