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Xp activation period expired

by mangojues / November 11, 2003 5:21 AM PST

Is there a way for me reset the activation period so I could send in my product key for activation?

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Re:Xp activation period expired
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 11, 2003 5:46 AM PST
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Ok, but I have another question.
by gelguy / March 25, 2005 5:23 AM PST

I upgraded my mobo and cpu last month and had a very hard time activating using my old keys that were valid and still are. At one point it asked if I'd like to activate after I'd tried many keys, and finally the original one took.

All of a sudden (10 days ago) the countdown to activation started again. Each time i answered yes to activating, the prompt would say "This product has already been activated" afterwhich I hit ok or close the window. The last day came up last night. Upon many logon attempts i get the same message to activate, but now instead of letting me in, it goes back to logon as if the evaluation period has expired. Basically I am hosed it seems like. How can I get around this or at least get to a point where I can re-enter keys?

Marc

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This is typical of an OEM license.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 25, 2005 5:41 AM PST

Many get caught in that trap.

Your post didn't share details so I can't offer any input other than to make the phone call to activate it.

Bob

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