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My pc just gave me a message saying it needs the microsoft windows to be activated. I don;t have the activation code and so it doesn;t work now, like its locked. What do you do ?

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The activation code should be printed on the operating sytem disk or printed on a label on your computer

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This computer use to have windowsxp it was upgrade to windows vista but do not have a product key can i install the windowxp the key no#for windows xp is in the back of the computer or how to buy a key no.


You have to enter a new Vista product id to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows Vista. The Windows XP product id will not work for Windows Vista. If you bought the Vista from an authorized retailer of Microsoft products then the serial number would be on the back of the software pack.
If you want to you can buy an activation code from Microsoft. Having an activation code means you don't need a product id and that your right to use the software is recognized by Microsoft.
I am not sure if you also have a problem with Microsoft Office because your question says "problem with Microsoft Office Professional 2007...". If you do then the same thing applies. an activation code is even stronger than a product id for both Windows and Office because a product id only gives you permission to install and use the software offline for a short time and it still needs to be activated by Microsoft before you can use it fully or longer. An activation code allows you to use the software without any limitations online or offline and also to get updates and upgrades for them from Microsoft.
If you cannot afford genuine Office software or a Microsoft Office activation code then you can download free software called Open Office which is almost as good as Microsoft Office and can even be used to open and edit Microsoft Office documents.
It is always better to have the genuine activated version.

Here are the sites you need:
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Hi,

The Microsoft Office Processional 2010 which came with your laptop was a trail version. It was there for you to use it and check the software and buy it if you like.

The product key at the bottom of the laptop is the key for Microsoft Windows operating system installed in your laptop.

To buy a product key for your office you can visit the following link, MS Office Store.

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Message says activate windows. But i need to be on line to activate windows and i cant get on line till i activate. so how do i activate windows


No, just call Microsoft for the activation code.
Windows activation: (888) 571-2048. You will need your serial number for your REGISTERED windows version.

Or see this article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326851
(Just paste into your browser)

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Gave locked computer


This sounds like the Windows Genuine Advantage/Window Product Activation "error" in that what it is saying is that the computer has had it's hardware modified to such an extent that Windows is no longer activated. You have to activate Windows again either via the internet or by phoning Microsoft Support. Please refer to this Microsoft Knowledge Base article.

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I did a system restore on my pc and now I am stuck on the activation key screen and it keeps saying that the activation key is invalid


you will need to enter the code that came with your software. if you have done this and still come up with the same screen then please contact Microsoft support @ 1-800-Microsoft (642-7676)

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My pc says i need to activate windows, but wont let it connect to any microsoft web sites all oothers are good


You need a valid CD key - if you can't successfully activate, then you can't download any windows updates via microsoft - Click on start -> All programs -> activate windows then try to use the internet-based activation. If that doesn't work, you'll have to go through the telephone-based activation.

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Activaion KEY NEEDED BAD!!!


Hi,
Unfortunately we can't give you a product key or activation code to activate the operating system, on Microsoft can do this.
The product key should be on a sticker underneath the laptop, use this key to activate the laptop. If it won't allow it you will need to activate by phone, tell Microsoft that you had a hard drive failure and they will activate Windows for you, just give them the code you have posted and they will walk you through the activation by giving you another code to input.
Have a pen and paper ready to write down the code.
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.

Good luck.

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Call Microsoft activation and give them the number on the back of your unit. They will give you a code to activate your operating system. Try one of these #'s:
-888-652-2342

1-888-895-4335
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. When activation is completed and you receive the following message, click OK. You have successfully activated your copy of Windows. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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