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Logging on to Windows XP

I have a new install of windows xp,(computer had been wiped clean) I activated it last night. I used it fine, and now when I open it up it says that I need to activate before I can log in, I hit yes and it says already actived thank-you and hit Ok. I do that and it takes me to the log in screen and it says logging off. I can not get past this. I called Microsoft and couln't get a person. Can you help. Thanks Carol

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  • urbo4 May 07, 2008

    It is on a different computer and I called and they activated it. The original computer was a lemon, it had been in several times then they said they had to replace the hardrive and I had them do more memory, when it came back there was a disk marked windows xp professional sp1a, they had written on it that it was installed now. It did not still run right so I let it set for years and did nothing with it, my kids wanted me to have one again so we ditched that computer, windows was not active on it, and put it on an older laptop. I went thru the activation process it said done. Now when it started the first time it said to activate, I said ok, it said it was already done. It logs me off. I still had like 28 days to activate but just wanted to get that pop up over with. When I started to activate it said retry or phone in, I phoned in to get activated. It is confusing. I am to old for this kind of stuff:-) Thanks Carol

  • urbo4 May 07, 2008

    I don't think I understand, do I do these things after I reinstall and what is re-imaging? How do I uninstall the xp that is already there? I am pretty new at this stuff, sorry. Thanks Carol

  • Natasha
    Natasha May 11, 2010

    Very strange indeed!



    Was the new install of XP on a new machine or an upgraded machine or a different machine? Coz the one thing I can think of is that (massive) hardware upgrades can interfere with the activation process, such that XP doesn't recognise the machine as being the one it was originally installed on. ...

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Hmmm.. the problem in this one is wrong registry programing..
it happend to me twice while setting computers for auto login..

the quickest and only fix in here is by re-installing your OS or re-imaging it. make sure that you are not connected to any network or internet while doing this..

while setting the auto login correctly. the only key you have to chenge is:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/MICROSOFT/WINDOWS NT/CURRENT VERSION/WINLOGON

1.) change AutoAdminLogon value t "1"
2.)change DefaultUserName value to whatever ur username is.
3.)change DefaultDomainName value to whatever domain u are in OR if you dont have.. you can input your PC name.
4.add a new string value the name should be DefaultPassword
then change the value to whatever password u are using..
5.)add another string named ForceAutoLogon and change the value to 1.

thats it.. ur set .. close the window and reboot your pc..

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