windows is asking me to activate again



Olim22
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
On re-start, Windows is asking me to activate again, since I have been using
it since before Christmas 04! Why am I being asked to activate within 3 days
again? It said that I had installed a lot of programs since first using
Windows, but I have done this many a time on my old computer without this
happening! Also each time I try to activate, it signs me into my ISP but
cannot find the link to their tel. number, says try again later. Since my
computer has not fully finished installing it does not open the DSL broadband
link to actually get online, until the Desktop appears, then it opens the
link. So how will I ever be able to activate, as windows does not fully
start till I tell this activation window to do something? I have put 'remind
me later' but it only seems to remind me when I re-start or turn on the
computer. Can anyone help me? I do not want to lose my Windows XP use.

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
Tell it to remind you later, and let it boot up again. Then once you're up and online, click Start, Run and enter

C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a

This will bring up the activation wizard. Of course, if Windows isn't install in C:\Windows, adjust the command accordingly.

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"Olim22" <Olim22@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:19CC7129-DF6D-4E07-A6D7-4F7C7BDD2126@microsoft.com...
> On re-start, Windows is asking me to activate again, since I have been using
> it since before Christmas 04! Why am I being asked to activate within 3 days
> again? It said that I had installed a lot of programs since first using
> Windows, but I have done this many a time on my old computer without this
> happening! Also each time I try to activate, it signs me into my ISP but
> cannot find the link to their tel. number, says try again later. Since my
> computer has not fully finished installing it does not open the DSL broadband
> link to actually get online, until the Desktop appears, then it opens the
> link. So how will I ever be able to activate, as windows does not fully
> start till I tell this activation window to do something? I have put 'remind
> me later' but it only seems to remind me when I re-start or turn on the
> computer. Can anyone help me? I do not want to lose my Windows XP use.


windows is asking me to activate again