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How do I register XP?

by HPJIII / June 10, 2014 1:36 AM PDT

I bought Win7 and tried to install it on my older desktop computer but the install "stalled" and after several attempts and hardware modifications I gave up.
Now, I have reinstalled XP. How do I register my old XP?
The program will only run for 30 days if not registered.

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When it asks
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2014 1:41 AM PDT
In reply to: How do I register XP?

The screen will give a phone registration method if you can't do this online. As it's a big world, I won't list all the numbers here.

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PS. Here's the microsoft article on this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2014 1:52 AM PDT
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XP activation
by HPJIII / June 10, 2014 5:39 AM PDT
In reply to: When it asks

Thanks, Bob, for the quick info.
BUT, I immediately ran into two problems. I'm trying to activate using the telephone but when I go through the menus as directed by the web site, there is no "Activate Windows" in the System Tools sub-menu. So, NO Telephone number appears.
Secondly, not too sure if this is a problem, all I have is the original "Operating System DC" that came with the Dell computer. There is nothing on the CD that remotely resembles the usual Win product activation code.

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Many Dells would be pre-activated.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2014 5:52 AM PDT
In reply to: XP activation

And the activation fails if the motherboard was replaced.

So for Dell issued XP, you don't activate in some cases so the menu item will be missing.

Tell more.

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Example on pre-activated.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 10, 2014 6:39 AM PDT
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