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Re: operating system windows xp 2c
To activate Windows by phone
The Windows Product Activation Wizard is located in System Tools.
To open a system tools item, click Start, point to All
Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and
then click the appropriate icon., then
click Activate Windows.
Follow the activation instructions that appear on your screen.
Alternatively, you can open the Windows Product Activation wizard by
clicking Start, then Run, and type in "oobe/msoobe /a".
If you do not have a modem or an Internet connection, you can activate your
copy of Windows by calling a Microsoft customer service
representative. Activating Windows is fast and does not require
your name or other personal information.
If you have not yet activated Windows XP, you can initiate
activation at any
time by clicking the Windows Activation icon in the system tray. Once you have activated
Windows XP, this icon disappears from the system tray.If you
choose not to activate now, reminders will appear periodically during the next
30 days. After that time has expired, you will be required to activate in order
to continue to use Windows.
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You should not have post your XP product registion code. To activate your Windows XP operating system after you have re-installed Windows XP it will ask you to Activate your Windows. If you decide to do it later you will be given a reminder when you open Windows next time. To activate your Windows click on Start - Activate Windows and if you are connected to the Internet you can activate the Windows automatically, otherwise you can avtivate Windows by the phone. Just follow the on screen instructions.
Did you have Windows XP Professional on your laptop before you downloaded it from the internet? If not, that's your first problem.
When you reinstall or download a operating system you must use the one that is on the Certificate Of Authentication (COA) Sticker on the bottom of your laptop or inside the battery case. That's your key on it (the series of 5 letters and numbers).
If you use someone else's disk to install or download like you did you must make sure that it is the same operating system as yours. In other words, if your COA says Windows XP Home, then you can't install Windows XP Professional because when it comes time to activate it will fail.
Borrow a operating system disk that is the same as your COA from neighbor, friend, relative or co-worker and reinstall windows. When it asks for the key, use the key that is on your COA Sticker then it will activate.
If you have to take it to a computer repair shop they should install the operating system for $60 or less if you have a valid COA Sticker.
You'll need a windows xp operating system disk. If you already have windows xp on the Acer then check the Certificate of Authentication (COA) sticker to see what version of windows xp it has. You'll have to have an operating system disk with the same version otherwise once it asks for the key to activate windows it will not activate. For Example, if your COA says Windows XP Professional you cannot install a Windows XP Home version unless you purchased the Home Version and the COA Key has never been used.
Insert the disk in the drive and just follow the instructions. It's pretty straight forward and simple.
your product key is your ticket to get activated with windows and is also you activation key, which called product key by Microsoft,
whatever windows you have installed on your system I believe when you installed your windows you were asked to enter the product key on the onset of starting windows during installation, if I may ask are you getting an error when entering you Product key or are you getting a pop up that you windows is Not genuine? cause if your product key is valid then you should not be having any issue regarding your product key, was you installer of windows purchased from a retailer or Microsoft itself? if from Microsoft call them they can help you out, if from a retailer and the product key is not being accepted call them and inform them that the disc and the product key don't match they should replace at last the disc or give you the correct product key for the disc sent to you, if the disc you have came from the laptop or computer manufacturer then you will need to call them it is possible that they have a way to correctly install the Operating system without having an error.
Back up your personal data like pictures and word documents if you have some in the system just to be on the safe side ^_^
are you installing windows 7 over an existing Vista operating system or an XP? if you are then you try installing windows 7 over the old operating system installed on your pc but in the installation process you will have an option to select upgrade or custom/advance option which you should select to be able to use your product key and should not give you any errors after the installation. ^_^
It appears you have a pirated copy which is not legit or a repair shop has installed XP but then used their key instead of yours. All you can do is call Microsoft and provide them with the key you have and see if they can help. To get the correct phone # go through the process of activation and when it asks how you want to activate choose by phone. It will give you the number in your area. Leave the computer where it is and call Microsoft. To start activation follow these directions curtorsey of: Microsoft.
step 1-insert ur windows xp os cd step-2restart ur compuiter step-3 while windows is rebooting after restaret just keep jabbing F8 step-4 select the hard drive of ur cd drive step-4 installation [process will start and u can continue on you own if not mail me email@example.com
Activation is a form of copy protection, in which each copy of XP must be turned on by registering it with Microsoft. The copy of Windows XP is then uniquely associated with a particular computer, thus preventing pirating of the operating system by using the same disk to upgrade multiple machines.
Upon re-installation, the registration files were wiped too.
You can call microsoft anytime to reactivate your Windows XP.
Here is the number: 1-888-571-2048