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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. 2. Click Yes, let's activate Windows over the Internet now. 3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next. 4. Use one of the following methods: • If you want to register and activate Windows at the same time, click Yes, I want to register and activate Windows at the same time, click Read the Windows Registration Privacy Statement, click Back, click Next, type your contact information in the appropriate boxes in the registration form, and then click Next. An asterisk (*) appears next to required information. • If you only want to activate Windows, click No, I don't want to register now; let's just activate Windows, and then click Next.The wizard establishes a connection with an activation server, and then processes the activation request. 5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK: You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.

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Windows XP has a built-in function that will lock a non-activated genuine Microsoft product after it has run for 30 days

From the Start menu, click "All Programs," then "Activate Windows."


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Click the topmost radio button marked "Yes, let's activate Windows now."

Click the white "Next" button on the lower-right corner of the window and follow the instructions to activate your copy of Windows XP.


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A new pop-up window marked "Collecting Registration Data" will appear.


Fill in the form by typing your personal details into the sections provided.

At the foot of the form you will find two blank white squares followed by messages asking whether you wish to receive special offers and promotional material from Microsoft.


Click on one or both of the white squares if you wish to participate; if not, leave them blank. Click the white "Next" button in the lower right corner of your screen.


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When you click on Activate now you can select the activation by the Internet or by telephone.
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Good day sir, hi, lets review first some of the reasons why windows xp cannot be installed on your PC, here are the possibilities :
  1. Your Windows XP CD is scratched beyoned readable. You will get prompts for missing files or files that can't be read on the CD. Get a good copy of windows XP.
  2. A memory module (ram) or some are defective, you get the blue screen with all sorts of warnings and data you can't understand and numbers you don't know. Check your ram modules. To be sure have it tested on another PC. If bad, replace it.
  3. Your memory should be aleast 128 mb or more for windows XP to install properly.
  4. Your CD/DVD drive is bad or selective of the CDs it reads, you may need to check the drive.
  5. your hard drive is bad, or has to much bad sectors near the boot area, where windows install its system and boot files, you have no choice but to replace it with a new one, or else you cannot format the old one no matter how.
Thats it, if I miss something, let me know, send me error messages to diagnose it properly.

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www.labnol.org/software/download/windows-xp-sp3-service-pack-activation/1500/ - 23k - Cached -

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How to Activate Windows XP in 5 Minutes or Less
Having rebuilt, tested, and reloaded hundreds of computers, I’ve become keenly aware of one of the unavoidable speedbumps during setup — Windows XP’s product activation. After one too many activations, Windows complains that your product key is no longer valid or you’ve exceeded the limit. To keep Windows on the up-and-up (and stay atop the seemingly endless flood of security patches), you’ll have to activate once more with Microsoft. Here are some time-tested tips that will get you through the mandatory process in five minutes or less.

Try Internet Activation First

If you have an internet connection when activating Windows, attempt to use the online route first. In the Windows Product Activation Wizard, choose “Yes, lets activate Windows over the internet now”, followed by “No, do not register with Microsoft”. You may receive a friendly “Thank you!” and your copy of Windows will be good to go.
If internet activation fails and the Wizard complains about “too many activations” or an “incorrect product key”, you still have the option of calling Microsoft’s toll free number to activate Windows. As long as the Wizard doesn’t report “invalid product key,” options are still open. An “invalid” (not “incorrect,” mind you) key is one reported or detected as pirated, so you’ll have to find some other way to make your software go.

Phone Activation

Activating Windows via phone is about as enjoyable as a trip to the dentist, but knowing exactly which buttons to push and the right words to say can help cut your time in half and get you the necessary code.
If your online activation from above failed, click the Telephone button to generate an Installation ID, which you’ll read off to a customer service representative shortly. Call the number for your appropriate country, and you’ll enter into a phone menu system which would like nothing more than for you to activate by reading the numbers onscreen. The software behind the menu, however, does the same checking as the online activation method — meaning if your online activation failed, so too will the automated phone activation. Press 0 on the phone keypad when asked if you are calling to activate Windows XP (the first opportunity you are prompted for input). Like many newer phone menus, it will respond “I see that you’d like to transfer to a customer service representative”, and subsequently try to convince you to go back to the automated system. Ignore the pre-recorded woman’s somewhat rude request to go back, and press 1 to to talk to a human.
After a short delay and the distinct possibility of listening to some poorly chosen music, a representative will ask for either the first six digits of your Installation ID, or the full set. (The first six digits of the Installation ID are the only real keys to generating a Confirmation ID, however the reps more often than not ask you to read off the rest of the group. The rest of the numbers are encoded values detailing some very basic hardware details about your computer.)
If asked “Is this the first time you’re activating Windows?”, say yes. If you say no, the representative will ask for an explanation as to why you’re re-activating Windows.
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As a final time-kill (their system sometimes takes a minute to generate Confirmation IDs on days with a particularly heavy load), you may be asked for your Product Key (Windows serial number).
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1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the   boot order in the system BIOS. Check your system documentation 
  for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order. 
   
   
  2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the 
  options below This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft 
  Windows XP to run on your computer:

  To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

  To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

  To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
 
 
   
   
  3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup. 

  do not choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the 
  Recovery Console, press R", (you do not want to load Recovery 
  Console). I repeat, do not choose "To repair a Windows XP 
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  4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing 
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  5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and 
  press R to start the repair. If Repair is not one of the options, 
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  6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.  
  Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. 
  Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your 
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  Blaster worm warning: Do not immediately activate over the internet 
  when asked, enable the XP firewall
  [ http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283673 ]
  before connecting to the internet. You can activate after the 
  firewall is enabled. Control Panel - Network Connections. Right click 
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  Advanced [ http://michaelstevenstech.com/xpfirewall1.jpg ] page.


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  Service Pack 2
  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-
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  Slipstreaming Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
  http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_sp2_slipstream.asp
 
  ______________________________________________________________________
   
  Warning!!
  If the option to Repair Install is not available and you continue 
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  and Settings folder. All applications that place keys in the registry 
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  Try the link below if the repair option is not available.
  Windows XP Crashed?
  http://www.digitalwebcast.com/2002/03_mar/tutorials/cw_boot_toot.htm
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  A salvage mission into the depths of Windows XP, explained by a 
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  by Charlie White 
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  You May Lose Data or Program Settings After Reinstalling, Repairing, 
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  System Restore "Restore Points" Are Missing or Deleted (Q301224)
  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q301224

  How to Perform an In-Place Upgrade (Reinstallation) of Windows XP 
  (Q315341)
  http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q315341
   
  Warning!! If the Repair Option is not Available 
  What should I do? Most important do not ignore the information below!

  If the option to Repair Install is NOT available and you continue 
  with the install; you will delete your Windows folder, Documents and 
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  will need to be re-installed. 

  You should exit setup if the repair option is not available and 
  consider other options. I have found if the Repair option is not 
  available, XP is usually not repairable and will require a Clean 
  install.http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
  If you still have the ability to access the Windows XP installation, 
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  1.Boot with XP CD or 6 floppy boot disk set.
  2. Press R to load the Recovery Console.  
  3. Type bootcfg.  
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  5. Try the repair install.

  One more suggestion from MVP Alex Nichol

  "Reboot, this time taking the immediate R option, and if the CD 
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  COPY K:\i386\ntldr C:\
  COPY K:\i386\ntdetect.com C:\


  (two other files needed - just in case) 

  1. Type: ATTRIB -H -R -S C:\boot.ini DEL C:\boot.ini 

  2. Type: BootCfg /Rebuild

  which will get rid of any damaged boot.ini, search the disk for 
  systems and make a new one. This might even result in a damaged 
  windows reappearing; but gives another chance of getting at the 
  repair"

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Code to activate windows xp has exceeded need another code so i can activate it


do u hav a origional win xp machine.if yes then just call microsoft toll free no and get the product key the cusomer support exe. will give u the new key and u just enter it the space provided and there u go. no need to get the XP activation code.

U can get the too free no and change ur product key frm activation screen.

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Vista is a very demanding OS. Either buy a license or U will have to format UR drive to put XP back on. Vista is NOT an upgrade, it is a 64 bit OS. XP is a 32 bit OS. Like U, I like XP. Been down this road.

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