Windows Activation

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  1. Timdog

    Timdog New Member

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    Ok, so I had to reformat because I've been having problems that I couldn't fix without a format. Well, I go to activate XP and it says I need to call in. So I call in, get transferred to a human after the machine fails and then that confirmation ID fails also. So, I have no fucking way of activating XP. I haven't changed any hardware on this computer and I've installed XP on this computer several times over the past few years and its never asked me to phone in. Any ideas?
     
  2. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Where did the CD key come from? Is this a Dell/HP/etc with the key on the case?
     
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    The code the MS rep gave you didn't work? Call back in while you are at the machine and put the code in while you are talking to the rep.
     
  4. Timdog

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    That's what I did the first time and it didn't work unless I maybe heard the guy wrong?

    This is an OEM copy of XP home. I've had it since 2002 and I've never had to activate it over the phone until now.
     
  5. EvilSS

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    did you tell the guy it didn't work?
     
  6. 5Gen_Prelude

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

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    Call again. If you're legal, they're the only ones who can help you. If you're not, then we can't help you either.
     
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    wiseoldmofo New Member

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    Not sure what the number is but after "x" amount of activations that's what happens. Call back and try again. Enter the info with them on the phone. I never had a problem activating it like that before and I had to do it several times.
     
  8. Timdog

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    The first time I did it, I had to tell the guy to repeat the first 2 sets of numbers, but he didn't repeat them. He just kept going like a machine.

    EDIT: I tried again tonight. I got a guy who seemed to have a Euro accent of some kind and he actually understood me. Typed the number in and I'm not activated.
     
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  9. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    if it's legal, i'm sure you can make a few calls and figure it out. Sounds like you have a pirated copy though. :squint:
     
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    EvilSS New Member

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    And did you tell him, while you were on the call, that it was not working?
     
  11. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

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    if you are going to pirate the stuff
    1) big deal
    2) learn how to do it properly so you dont have to pretend you are doing the right thing with ot/mircrosft.
     
  12. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    It's a problem in this forum as the site owner has decided he doesn't want any illegal activity on his bandwidth. Nobody is stopping him from downloading or using an illegal copy. You just won't receive any help from this forum.

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=608303
     
  13. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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  14. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    Dude, what is up? How is biz?

    I ended up recently selling that enclosure you shipped me a few years ago :rofl: Was running out of space and threw away all of my old sun boxes i had sitting it. :mamoru:
     
  15. Timdog

    Timdog New Member

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    If I had a pirated version, I'd be on google looking for ways to circumvent activation, not OT.
     
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    so if its not pirated the only people who can help you is MS, and they will.
     
  17. Sphere

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    I believe you can raise hell if they don't activate it since you bought it
    and are entitled to it. Assuming it's legal. It takes quite a few activations to reach the stage where you have to call, so it sounds fishy.

    If it's not legal. Good luck. 99% of the cracks don't work and/or
    have multiple virii.
     

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