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Product ket for windows xp service p3

My windows has been locked and it has a always a message appear that i have to activate my product key of else i cant log in but i dont have product key..

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Hello aubrey8025,
You need to activate your copy of Windows within a few days after which, the system will be inoperable.
In order to activate your copy of Windows, you need to enter a genuine product key. If you do not have a product key, contact Microsoft to purchase a new product license.

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How to change a product key that is already activated on windows xp professional?


Click on Start and then Run.
  1. In the text box in the Run window, type regedit and click OK. This will open the Registry Editor program.
  2. Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE folder under My Computer and click on the (+) sign next the folder name to expand the folder.
  3. Continue to expand folders until you reach the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents registry key.
  4. Click on the WPAEvents folder.
  5. In the results that appear in the window on the right, locate OOBETimer.
  6. Right-click on the OOBETimer entry and choose Modify from the resulting menu.
  7. Change at least one digit in the Value data text box and click OK. This will deactivate Windows XP. Feel free to close Registry Editor at this point.
  8. Click on Start and then Run.
  9. In the text box in the Run window, type the following command and click OK.
    %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
  10. When the Let's activate Windows window appears, choose Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows and then click Next.
  11. Click the Change Product Key button at the bottom of the window.
    Don't worry about filling anything out on this screen.
  12. Type your new, valid Windows XP product key in the New key: text boxes and then click the Update button.
  13. You should now reactivate Windows XP by following the instructions on the Activate Windows by phone window which you should now be seeing or via the Internet by clicking the Back button and following the instructions on that screen.
    If you'd rather postpone activating Windows XP until a later date, you can click the Remind me later button.
  14. After activating Windows XP, you can verify that activation was successful by repeating steps 9 and 10 above.
    The Windows Product Activation window that appears should say "Windows is already activated. Click OK to exit."
How To Change the Windows XP Product Key

Aug 28, 2014 | Operating Systems

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Change the volume licensing product key on a Windows XP SP1-Based Computer


Because of changes in Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows XP-based computers that use a leaked product key that is known to be available to the general public may not be able to install SP1 or automatically obtain updates from the Windows Update Web site. For an easy and quick method of obtaining your own CD Key please read Quickly Retrieve Windows CD Key



If you have only a few volume licensing product keys to change, you can use the Activation Wizard.
Warning!
This document contains instructions for editing the registry. If you make any error while editing the registry, you can potentially cause Windows to fail or be unable to boot, requiring you to reinstall Windows. Edit the registry at your own risk. Always back up the registry before making any changes. If you do not feel comfortable editing the registry, do not attempt these instructions. Instead, seek the help of a trained computer specialist.
Note: Microsoft recommends that you run System Restore to create a new restore point before you complete the following steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type Regedit, and then click OK.
  3. In the left pane, locate and then click the following registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents
  4. In the right pane, right-click OOBETimer, and then click Modify.
  5. Change at least one digit of this value to deactivate Windows.
  6. Click Start, and then click Run.
  7. In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK. %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
  8. Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows, and then click Next.
  9. Click Change Product key.
  10. Type the new product key in the New key boxes, and then click Update. If you are returned to the previous window, click Remind me later, and then restart the computer.
  11. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to verify that Windows is activated. You receive the following message:Windows is already activated. Click OK to exit.
  12. Click OK.
  13. Install SP1 for Windows XP.
If you cannot restart Windows after you install SP1, press F8 when you restart the computer, select Last Known Good Configuration, and then repeat this procedure.

on Apr 25, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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I want a legal product key for windows xp professional sp2 so I can register it with microsoft


Hello. If your computer has a windows XP Pro sticker on it you may be able to call Microsoft and validate your operating system if it is ligitamate, or buy an operating system disk on ebay for your brand of computer. Any Dell XP Pro disk will work with a Dell computer having a Dell XP Pro sticker, and so on for other brands, as long as your sticker has your computer brand on it. If you have a sticker without a brand name or no sticker at all you'll probably have to buy a retail disk.

These directions may be helpfull.

How to activate Windows XP by phone
loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:
  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, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
  3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.
  4. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.
  5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK. You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.

Jun 19, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Trying to activate a new XP Home


Hi,

  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.


How to activate Windows XP by phone loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:
  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, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
  3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.
  4. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.
  5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK. You have successfully activated your copy of Windows.
If you cannot establish an online connection by using your Internet connection, the wizard prompts you to contact a customer service representative to activate your copy of Windows XP by telephone.



Regards.



Jul 09, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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This copy of Windows did not pass genuine validation. The product key found on this computer is a Volume License Key (VLK) that has been blocked.


To the best of my knowledge the best work around is to ring Microsoft for validation over the phone, explain to them that the previous version has been fully formatted and deleted and you are just doing a reinstall.

How to activate Windows XP by phone loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); To contact a Microsoft customer service representative to activate Windows by phone, follow these steps:
  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, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
  3. Click Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, click Back, and then click Next.
  4. Follow the steps in the Activate Windows by phone dialog box, and then click Next.

    Note The number appears now and differs based on the location that you select.
  5. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK

The US Number is 1-888-571-2048

Jun 16, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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I have been using windows Vista for about 2 months and I shut the computer one night and now it states the validation code is invalid


If, when you try to activate Windows Vista on a computer that was obtained from an OEM, you experience one one of the following symptoms. Error message 1
Error Code: Invalid Volume License Key
Error message 2
Error Code: 0xC004F059
Description: The Software Licensing Service reported that a license in the computer BIOS is invalid.
You receive the following error message:
Error Code: 0xc004f035
The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated with a Volume license product key. Volume licensed systems require upgrading from a qualified operating system. Please contact your system administrator or use a different type of key. Article KB94962 will help you. If the following error code or error message appears when users try to activate Windows Vista The activation key You typed is invalid This TechNet thread may prove to be of help. If you face Volume Activation error codes on Windows Vista-based computers, KB938450 will help you troubleshoot them.If, when you try to activate Windows Vista on a computer that was obtained from an OEM, you experience one one of the following symptoms.
Error message 1
Error Code: Invalid Volume License Key
Error message 2
Error Code: 0xC004F059
Description: The Software Licensing Service reported that a license in the computer BIOS is invalid.
You receive the following error message:
Error Code: 0xc004f035
The Software Licensing Service reported that the computer could not be activated with a Volume license product key. Volume licensed systems require upgrading from a qualified operating system. Please contact your system administrator or use a different type of key.
.
If the following error code or error message appears when users try to activate Windows Vista
The activation key You typed is invalid
This TechNet thread may prove to be of help.

If you face Volume Activation error codes on Windows Vista-based computers..

May 05, 2010 | Microsoft Windows? Vista Home Basic...

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Product key for windows xp service pack 2


good day,
actually your product key is located in your cd cover, in case you miss place your cd cover, insert you cd" then click explore,then start to open each folder and look for you product mostly they appear on read me document...

regards,
kaybicks

Feb 22, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Unable to activate windows xp with a CORRECT product key


Google some serial keys...i promise you they will work for activating windows home edition : )

Nov 17, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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How change product key to windows xp professional service pack 2


Hi There, do the following

click on Start, Run
Type regedit
browse to the following...
  1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Current Version\WPAEvents registry key.
  2. Click on the WPAEvents folder.
  3. In the results that appear in the window on the right, locate OOBETimer.
  4. Right-click on the OOBETimer entry and choose Modify from the resulting menu.
  5. Change at least one digit in the Value data text box and click OK. This will deactivate Windows XP.
  6. Click on Start and then Run.
  7. In the text box in the Run window, type the following command and click OK.
    %systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a
  8. When the Windows Product Activation window appears, choose Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to activate Windows and then click Next.
  9. Click Change Product Key.
  10. Type your new, valid Windows XP product key in the New key text boxes and then click Update.
  11. If you're taken back to the previous screen and prompted, choose Remind me later.
  12. Restart your PC.

  13. you can then activate you're windows with the new key
  14. Good luck
Please take some time and rate my level of service, thx

Regards
Techmor

Jun 04, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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Victim of software counterfeiting


If you believe you have a legitimate Windows XP pro. Meaning you have the original disk, and Product Ket on a Windows sticker on your PC. or maybe a retail purchased copy out of a box, then its legitimate, however you just need to activate the software. If when trying to activate it, it says something like "unable to activate....", then you will need to use activate by telephone, in which you will have to selct your country and you'll have a phone number to cal the aactivations dept. follow the instructions, and when you get someone on the line they will get it activated for you. And that Non Genuine message will go away.

May 13, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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